One of my favorite people in romancelandia is Beverley Kendall. Not only is she smart and talented, she’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. There’s another reason why I love her – she also writes sexy, Regency-set historical romances. Oh, and did I mention her books are sexy?
Bev’s first book, which kicked off her Elusive Lords series, was Sinful Surrender. RT Book Reviews gave it 4 stars: “In her fresh, charming debut, Kendall’s natural wit and fine voice shine through.”
And New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell calls Bev’s writing “deliciously intense.” Yum!
Bev’s second book in the Elusive Lords series is A Taste of Desire. Take a look at her charming video, which gives you a sense of the fun that awaits you when you read this book.
Like many of us in the romance writing world, Bev has moved into the indie arena with her new novella, All’s Fair in Love & Seduction. For those of you who have been following Bev’s Elusive Lords, this novella tells Derek and Elizabeth’s story. I know for a fact that a lot of people have been waiting for this one, including me!
Here’s the blurb:
With her seduction she hopes to gain his affections
For Miss Elizabeth Smith, sharing her first kiss with the charming Lord Derek Creswell is nothing short of a dream come true…that is, until she is spotted by one of the most influential gossips of the ton. With scandal nipping at her heels, to avoid total social ruin, Elizabeth must present a fiancé by the end of the Season. But when the viscount proves reluctant, Elizabeth is forced to employ a seduction of a different sort…
With his seduction he is determined to ruin her
Viscount Derek Creswell believes Elizabeth set out to trap him into marriage. After all, her sister attempted the very same thing with his brother six years before. Now the delectable Miss Smith expects a betrothal and a ring, while Derek finds her ruination infinitely more appealing…
But as Derek sets out to seduce only her body, Elizabeth is intent on claiming his jaded heart.
Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? All’s Fair in Love & Seduction is available for just $1.49 on Amazon, and a host of other e-retailers. You can find all the handy buy links on Bev’s website, and read an excerpt. As an added bonus, you can take a look at the first three chapters of Bev’s next book in her Elusive Lords series, An Heir of Deception. That book, which is Alex and Charlotte’s story, will be available in the Fall of 2011. Can’t wait for this one!
While you’re visiting Bev’s website, there’s something else you should definitely check out – Bev’s online magazine, The Season. It’s one of the best romance review journals on the web, and it’s packed with honest, thoughtful reviews of all the latest releases. There are also tons of interesting features every month, including free reads, bestsellers, and links to all the places on the web to buy books. The Season also has a blog, with daily updates and guest blogs from a huge range of wonderful romance writers. You really need to check it out, especially since The Season will be celebrating its second anniversary this month. Bev will be throwing a big party with lots of great prizes, including tons of books and a grand prize of an e-reader!
To celebrate the release of All’s Fair in Love & Seduction, Bev has donated a copy of the novella for a giveaway today. Since today is August 1st – the height of summer vacation – let’s kick back a little. Tell me where you’re going on vacation this summer, or tell if you intend to remain at home on a staycation! One person who comments will win a copy of Bev’s fabulous novella.