Great Deal for Historical Romance Lovers!!



Every now and again, I like to tell my readers about an especially wonderful book or a great deal.  Well, here’s a whopper – Tempted by His Touch, a ten book anthology of historical romances by fantastic authors like Lila DiPasqua, Anthea Lawson, Erica Ridley, Delilah Marvelle, and Erica Monroe.  And that’s ten FULL-LENGTH books!  Even more amazing, this set is on sale for only $1.99 to 70 cents, depending on the retailer.

The catch?  It’s a limited time offer, so be sure to check it out on Amazon, B & N, and Kobo (where it’s discounted down to 70 cents), or other digital retailers.  Honestly, how can you go wrong?!

T.E.A.M. Dog & Cat Rescue Fundraiser!

corgi pup in hoodie

I am stupidly in love with animals, especially dogs and any sort of fuzzy little baby (and baby elephants, I might add).  Most of my charitable donations every year go to animal charities, especially in the event of a major disaster when the needs of animals–particularly farm animals that are often the sole support of families in the developing world–are often forgotten.

So I’m very happy to be part of a group of romance authors helping out T.E.A.M. Dog & Cat Rescue, a non-profit animal rescue charity based in Toronto, Canada.  This all-volunteer charity rescues at-risk animals and helps them find their forever homes.

T.E.A.M. is currently running a fantastic on-line auction Valentine’s Auction on facebook, with some wonderful auction items.  I’ve already made a financial donation and I’m also part of a fabulous book basket up for grabs, organized by the lovely historical romance writer, Lila DiPasqua.  100% of the money raised will go toward vet bills for the animals who’ve been rescued.  Check out the romance basket up for bid!

romance basket

The basket is just one of the many great items donated for the auction.  So if you’d like to help our furry friends, please check out the Online Valentine’s Auction and consider placing a bid or simply making a donation to the charity.  Even better, why not make a bid on behalf of your sweetie–it’s a great way to show some love this Valentine’s Day!

You can find the auction here on facebook, and also check out the rules and regs for bidding (items can be shipped–you don’t have to live in the Toronto area).

The animals thank you!

We Have Winners!!


I’ve got some prizes to award from guest blogs before Christmas – I guess I got a little busy over the holidays!  The winner of Lila DiPasqua’s book and Christmas ornament is Erin F, and Diane Sallans also wins a copy of one of Lila’s books.  And bn100 wins a digital copy of Janet Mullany’s book, A Certain Latitude.  Congratulations, ladies!  I’ll be in touch.

Thanks to everyone for stopping by the blog, and for following me on my Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard excerpt blog tour.  I’ll still be doing a few more blog trips in January, with giveaways, so please stop back to see where I’ll be!


Next Stop on The Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard Blog Tour!


Join me at The Book Queen’s Book Palace for another stop and a new excerpt on my blog tour, and to enter the tour contest.  You could win a copy of my Christmas romance, His Mistletoe Bride, and an ARC of the next book in The Renegade Royal Series, Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom.  Since Confessions won’t be out until April, you could read it WAY before anyone else!

Just click here to join me at The Book Queen’s Palace.

Confessions of A Ro#14B6A95

And don’t forget to sign up for my facebook Release Day Party on Jan. 7th!  I have a great list of authors who are joining me, including Manda Collins, Juliana Stone, Shana Galen, and Lila DiPasqua.  They’re be hanging around to chat and give away copies of their awesome books!  You can RSVP and join in the fun right here.


Guest Author: Lila DiPasqua & Giveaway!!


I’m so pleased to have bestselling author Lila DiPasqua visiting the blog today.  Lila writes wonderful and very sexy historical romance, and her Fiery Tales series of books are justly acclaimed.  She has a scorching new Christmas novella out–The Duke’s Match Girl, an erotic and emotionally charged retelling of the fairy tale, The Little Match Girl.

Here’s the blurb:

As childhood friends, Leopold d’Ermart and Suzanne Matchet were inseparable. One unforgettable Christmas Eve, their relationship changed from the best of friends…to lovers. But the heir of the Duke of Mont-Marly isn’t supposed to fall in love with the daughter of his family’s physician. Or vice versa.

Is this a second chance at first love?

Years later, Suzanne is dreading her first Christmas without her father. The heartbreak Leo caused when he left seven years ago is a distant memory. And she prefers to keep it that way. The last thing Suzanne expects is for tall, dark, and sinfully seductive Leo d’Ermart to show up at her door and announce he wants her back in his life. And in his bed. Worse, the now celebrated libertine is even more devastating to a woman’s senses than ever before…

Or are they playing with fire?

The only woman Leo, Duke of Mont-Marly, has ever yearned for is the adorably unconventional, intelligent beauty who got away. He discovers Suzanne creating and selling matchsticks, elixirs for the ill…and is still so damned alluring. Leo is determined to show her the depth of his desire, win back Suzanne’s heart. And give her a Christmas beyond her wildest imagination…

This 32,000 word novella contains very hot and  explicit sex scenes, so you’ve been warned!

And here’s an excerpt to whet your appetite!

A sudden clattering of horses’ hooves against cobblestones grabbed her attention. The sound rose quickly, getting louder with its rapid approach, obliterating the din of the townspeople moving about on foot and in carts outside.

This was a team of horses.

A large one.

A team of horses that had just come to an abrupt stop directly on the other side of her shop’s door.

Suzanne tensed, unable to shake the sudden dread that crested over her. Deep in the pit of her belly, she was gripped by a strong, unshakeable feeling that she knew exactly who had just arrived. Large teams of horses were not an everyday occurrence in Maillard.

No. Impossible… She’d unequivocally rebuffed Leo.

It couldn’t be him. Could it?

Lucille bolted for the window before Suzanne could stop her. “There’s a carriage with six horses here!” she all but squealed. “That’s a DUC!”

Rosalie wasted no time darting to her sibling’s side. She let out her own shriek of excitement. “There are definitely six horses. It is a duc! Oh, my… I believe he’s coming this way!”

The door suddenly opened.

Suzanne’s stomach dropped.

Three large men—including Gilles—entered her shop, one by one bowing to her briefly. Just as the third stepped to one side, a gust of winter wind stole into the room.

Suzanne barely felt the chill. She was far too stunned by the presence of the tall, familiar form now filling her doorway. And the breathtaking changes in him that had taken place these last seven years. Gracious God…

A second breeze wafted in, ruffling the hem of Leo’s long black cloak. Caressing his dark hair.

Against her will, she took in the breadth of his shoulders, which were wider, even more powerful, his handsome face that was more mature.

And more devastating.

Everything about him had seemingly intensified, from the hardness of his chiseled body to the hue of those spellbinding light green eyes. He had a presence and air of authority like never before.

Before her stood an incredibly gorgeous male who completely dominated the room. One who’s caused you more pain than anyone else ever has in your life.

And he was more attractive than ever.

The Duke’s Match Girl is available for ONLY 99 cents on Amazon, B & N, Kobo, Smashwords, and will soon be out in print.

And for my readers today, Lila is running a very special contest.  She’s giving away two copies of her print backlist–reader’s choice.  So, two readers who comment will each win a book, and one of them will also win this lovely Christmas Key ornament:

Christmas key Ornament

Wow!  Thanks for your generosity, Lila!  To be eligible to win these fab prizes (visit Lila’s website to check out her books) just tell us what’s your favorite fairy tale, or movie version of a fairy tale.  Two readers will Lila’s wonderful prizes!