We Have Winners!


The winners of Alexandra Hawkins’ new book, Sunrise with a Notorious Lord, are Laura Ferrari and Dalila G.  Congratulations!  I’ll be in touch.

Thanks to everyone for stopping by the blog.  My guest authors coming up this week are debut romantic suspense author Joan Swan, urban fantasy author Linda Poitevin, and debut historical romance author Manda Collins.  You will not want to miss any of them!

Guest Author: Alexis Harrington & Giveaway!

Although I enjoy reading all kinds of fiction and most romance sub-genres, my heart will always belong to historical romance.  That’s why I’m so pleased to feature Alexis Harrington on my blog today.  Alexis writes bestselling Western historical romance, and has released eleven books over the last nineteen years.  She’s been published with NAL and St. Martin’s Press, and her books have won several awards, including RT’s K.I.S.S. Award for Allie’s Moon.

Not surprisingly, Alexis has garnered great reviews over the course of her career, including this one from RT Book Reviews:

“Alexis Harrington understands what is deep in a woman’s heart and what a man truly needs, and is able to express this through her wonderful love stories.”

National best-selling author Catherine Anderson called her “an extraordinary talent,” and NYT bestselling historical romance author Lorraine Heath had this to say about Alexis and her books:

“An exceptional writer, Alexis Harrington touches our heart with her believable characters and emotional stories. She is a shining talent in the world of romance.”

Unfortunately, this particular sub-genre of romance doesn’t always receive a lot of love from publishers, with the result that Western historicals can be hard to find.  Fortunately, Alexis has been able to bring some of her older books out in digital format.  Check out her website for all the details on her newly republished backlist.

Alexis has recently scored another publishing deal—a two book contract with Amazon’s new romance imprint, Montlake.  The first book will be a reissue of one of her most popular books, Home By Morning, and will come out on December 24Alexis will follow that up with a brand new book in July—a sequel entitled Home By Nightfall.

Here’s the blurb for Home By Morning:

October 1918: En route from New York to Seattle, Jessica Layton stops for a visit in her hometown of Powell Springs, Oregon, and comes face-to-face with Cole Braddock, her first and only love. Now, years later, Jessica is a highly accomplished clinical physician preparing for an exciting new job in Washington, and Cole is a successful horse breeder who is courting her sister Amy. Both are convinced they have moved beyond their youthful passion and the heartbreak it produced; nonetheless, they are grateful that Jessica’s brief visit will leave little opportunity to rehash old wounds. But before Dr. Layton can leave town, Powell Springs is hit hard by the influenza epidemic ravaging the country. With no other doctors available, Jessica must remain in Oregon and tend to her friends and former neighbors. Her work brings her in constant contact with Cole, and with each passing day he finds it harder to convince himself that sweet-tempered Amy can fill his heart as Jessica once did. Set against the backdrop of World War I and the epidemic of 1918, Home by Morning is a compelling story of betrayal, heartbreak, and redemption.

Doesn’t that sound totally cool?  A Western set during WW I, and against the backdrop of the great flu epidemic of 1918.  You can find all the details on Alexis’ website or at Amazon.

For my readers today, Alexis will be giving away a copy of Home By Morning.  Let’s talk about Western historical romance.  Is this a sub-genre you like?  If so, who are the authors you like to read?  One person who comments will win a copy of Home By Morning.


Guest Author: Tiffany Clare & Giveaway!

How’s this for a fabulous cover quote?

“The Surrender of a Lady is a riveting and spectacular debut by an exciting new author. Tiffany Clare writes a swoon-worthy romance filled with rich details and vivid characters. Any reader wishing for a bold and sweeping historical romance need look no further—Tiffany Clare is a treasure of an author!”

 You know you wrote that quote?  Lisa Kleypas.  Lisa Kleypas, people!

That’s just one of the quotes Tiffany Clare received for her first published novel, The Surrender Of A Lady.  Tiffany is my featured author on the blog today, and I’m really happy about that—not only because she’s a good friend of mine, but because she writes fabulously sensual and emotionally complex historical romances set in the Victorian period.

Tiffany exploded on the romance scene with her debut, the story of a mother determined to do whatever she must to save her young son.

Here’s what Fresh Fiction had to say about The Surrender of a Lady:

Tiffany Clare has written an exceptionally exciting and heart-wrenching story of devotion and survival of a young mother, sold into the most despicable of circumstances. Elena’s bravery and determination is unequaled. Her love and devotion for her son, as well as love for her long-lost fiancé, tears her apart. I found this to be fast-paced, full of suspense and totally exciting with each turn of the page. A new and refreshing plot has been woven for the reader.

On top of all that, it’s an incredibly sensual read.  If you like your historical romances spicy, you’re going to love Tiffany’s books.

Tiffany’s second book was The Seduction of His Wife, which received a Top Pick from Night Owl Reviews:

Manipulating sisters, sinister plots and a pending divorce make this romance a bit different than your normal run of the mill romances. The initial scenes will draw you in only to entice you to stay and read more and more. Soon you’ll find yourself riveted to this story only to find you have reached the end.


Fortunately for her readers, Tiffany has a new book out.  It’s called The Secret Desires of a Governess.

I am so there!  Anything to do with governesses and brooding, mysterious employers has me totally hooked.  Can you say Jane Eyre?  Yeah, baby!

Here’s the blurb:


From the moment Abby meets her new employer—the mysterious, brooding Earl of Brendall—she is appalled by his brutish manner…and even moreso by her own attraction to him. Has she lost her senses? As a governess, Abby has no choice but to play by the rules. But as a woman, she cannot deny the fiery sensations he ignites—or the fantasies he inspires…


From the moment Elliott lays eyes on his new young governess, he knows he’s in trouble. Abby is intelligent, defiant, and utterly captivating, though Elliott must do his very best to resist her. But as the two grow closer, the passion burns hotter. Soon, the only thing that can destroy their love is the darkest secret of his past—and the secret desires of a governess…

Sigh!  Sounds great, doesn’t it?  You can read all about Tiffany’s books on her website, which includes excerpts and buy links.  And while you’re there check out the link to her group blog, Vauxhall Vixens, a really fun place to hang out with a gang of feisty wenches.

Tiffany’s stories have been called “bold,” “daring,” and “exciting.”  If you’re looking for historical romances that push the envelope—while still being totally romantic and sexy—you should definitely check out her books.

For my readers today, Tiffany is giving away a copy of The Secret Desires of a GovernessJust tell me if you like the governess heroine as much as I do, and tell me which one is your favorite.  One person who comments will win the book!

We Have A Winner!

The winner of Mary Campisi’s new book, The Seduction of Sophie Seacrest, is Diane Sallans.  Congratulations, Diane!  I’ll be in touch soon.

Thanks to everyone for stopping by the blog.  My guest author tomorrow is Tiffany Clare, who writes fabulously sensual historical romance.  You won’t want to miss her!