Regency Friday Fun and Giveaway

You probably know by now (because I’ve been pimping it everywhere!) that my next release will be out this Tuesday, Feb. 1.  It’s an anthology called An Invitation To Sin, and I’m in it along with three other fabulous authors, Jo Beverley, Sally MacKenzie, and Kaitlin O’Riley.  I’d like to showcase those talented gals over the next few days, ending with a giveaway of two copies of An Invitation To Sin on Tuesday.

The lead in this anthology is Jo Beverley, the bestselling author of Georgian and Regency historical romance.  She’s particularly well-known for her two series, the Company of Rogues (set in the Regency era) and the Mallorens, set in Georgian times.  If you’ve not read either of those sets of novels, you’re really in for a treat.  Jo also wrote four books set during the Medieval period – much-loved by her fans – and she also has a slew of traditional Regencies, romance novellas, and even some science fiction stories to her name.

Jo has received many awards for her books, and is a five time winner of the RITA, the top award of the Romance Writers of America (RWA).  She is also a member of RWA’s Honor Roll and Hall Of Fame, along with other great authors like Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Nora Roberts.  Romantic Times called her “one of the great names of the genre,” and she regularly appears on bestseller lists, including USA Today and the New York Times.

Jo’s latest books is The Secret Duke, and her next book, An Unlikely Countess, is coming in March, 2011.   Her novella in An Invitation To Sin is called Forbidden Affections, and I guarantee you’ll love it.

The celebrate the release of An Invitation To Sin, I’m giving away a book by another fabulous historical romance writer, Anna Campbell.  Just leave a comment telling me who your favorite historical romance writers are, and you could win a copy of My Reckless Surrender.

Guest Blogging And Giveaway

I’m guest-blogging today at The Romance Dish with my fellow Kensington authors, Sally MacKenzie and Kaitlin O’Riley.  We’re chatting about the release of our anthology An Invitation To Sin, coming out on February 1.  Stop by and join the fun – comment to win a copy of An Invitation To Sin!


Regency Friday Fun And Giveaway

On February 1, my novella will be released to the world!  It’s part of an anthology put out by Kensington Publishing called An Invitation To Sin, and it also contains stories by Jo Beverley, Sally MacKenzie, and Kaitlin O’Riley.  My novella is called The Pleasure Of A Younger Lover, and you can read an excerpt here.  It’s the story of a war widow who’s shut herself off from the world, and the dedicated soldier determined to win her love.

Like a lot of writers, I sometimes imagine certain actors or actresses playing my characters.  It’s a fun way to help flesh out my hero and heroine’s physical characteristics, and also more fully imagine their personalities.  For the hero of my novella, Captain Christian Archer, there was only one choice I had in mind:  Sean Bean in Sharpe.

Seriously, what’s not to love?

And since it’s Friday Fun, I’m giving away a book.  This week it’s Promise Me Tonight, by the talented historical romance author, Sara Lindsey. Just comment and tell me which actors you would cast as heroes in your favorite historical romances.


Pleasure Me With Romance

I’m pleased as punch to be taking part in one of the biggest blog events of 2011 – author Monica Burns’ Pleasure Me With Romance contest and blogging extravaganza.  Starting today and running until March 1st – the release date of her book, Pleasure Me – Monica will be hosting an incredible array of authors like Jayne Ann Krentz, Julianne MacLean, and Madeline Hunter.  Monica is also running a fantastic contest to celebrate her upcoming release.  The winner will received a deluxe spa basket, packed with oddles of cool stuff.  There will also be daily giveaways, so you don’t want to miss this!

I was thrilled when Monica invited me to kick-off the Pleasure Me event with the opening post.  Stop by to read what I have to say about romance and pleasure, and to win a copy of An Invitation To Sin, the Kensington anthology with stories by Jo Beverley, Sally MacKenzie, Kaitlin O’Riley, and moi!


There are two winners in my mini-contest to win an e-ARC of my novella, The Pleasure of a Younger Lover in the Kensington anthology, An Invitation To Sin. For those who entered here on my blog, the winner is Estela Williams.  For those who entered on my FaceBook page, the winner is Desere Steenberg.  Congratulations to you both!

An Invitation To Sin

And just for Christmas, I’ll be running another mini-contest at the end of the week.  Make sure you stop by later to find out the details!