One of my favorite historical authors is returning to the blog today. She’s Katharine Ashe, and she writes passionate, exciting, character-driven romances. Here’s what Katharine’s official bio says:
The American Library Association’s Booklist named Katharine Ashe among its “New Stars of Historical Romance.” She is a two-time nominee in the Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Awards, and her novella, A Lady’s Wish, launched Harper Collins Publishers’ e-book imprint, Avon Impulse, to rave reviews.
All this is very true, but I’ll tell you something else about Katharine–she’s smart and funny, and a lovely person to boot. Can’t you just tell that from her picture? I think she’s the bee’s knees, and if you’re not following her on Twitter or Facebook, you really should.
Katharine’s first book was Swept Away by a Kiss, which got rave reviews, including this one from RT Book Reviews:
“An incredible romance with enough sexual chemistry to singe your fingers. The characters are complex and highly sensual, the plot riveting and the backdrop vividly detailed. This is both a page-turner and a keeper.”
I bet you won’t be surprised to hear that Katharine’s subsequent books also received stellar reviews, right? You can pop on over to her website to read some of those reviews, and to get the deets on each book, including excerpts.
Katharine’s readers (including me) are thrilled that she’s got a new series coming out, with the first book releasing this week. It’s called When A Scot Loves A Lady, and it kicks off her Falcon Club Series. Not surprisingly, it’s already getting great reviews:
“A staggeringly intense love story… gripping, engaging, sublime… Ashe is a virtuoso… Her books are filled with an undeniable love, with arresting characters, and with plots that twist and turn, keeping a reader bound to the pages from beginning to end.”
— Romantic Crush Junkies
Isn’t that a beautiful cover? Here’s the blurb for When A Scot Loves A Lady:
London gossips are asking: What use has society of an exclusive gentleman’s club if no gentlemen are ever seen to pass through its door?
After years as an agent of the secret Falcon Club, Lord Leam Blackwood knows it’s time to return home to Scotland. One temptation threatens his plans—Kitty Savege. The scandal-plagued lady warms his blood like a dram of fine whiskey. But a dangerous enemy stands in the way of desire, and to beat this foe Leam needs Kitty’s help…
Kitty never wanted to spend her holidays in a wretched country village! With snow up to the windows, escape is nowhere in sight. A roguish Scottish lord, however, is. His rough brogue sends tingles of heat from Kitty’s frigid toes to her chilled nose, but she’s confident she can withstand that. What she cannot control is the reaction of her carefully guarded heart when she discovers this beast is, in fact, no beast at all…
Sounds awesome, doesn’t it? There’s an excerpt of When A Scot Loves A Lady on Katharine’s website, along with lots of interesting extras. And be sure to stop by Katharine’s wonderful group blog, The Ballroom Blog, which she hosts with other fabulous authors like Miranda Neville and Gaelen Foley.
For my readers today, Katharine is giving away a copy of When A Scot Loves A Lady. Just tell me the title of one of your favorite historical romances, and why you love it. One person who comments will win a copy of Katharine’s fabulous book!