Mia Marlowe Special!!


Looking for some great deals on historical romances? Have a look at Mia Marlowe’s wonderful books.  Her lovely Scottish historical novella, Plaid to the Bone, is currently on for FREE, and her full-length, RITA nominated historical, Plaid Tidings, is available for only $2.99.  Check out her website for details and buy links!


Guest Author: Mia Marlowe & Giveaway!!


I’m so happy to have my good friend and fellow historical romance author Mia Marlowe on the blog today.  Mia writes wonderfully romantic, award-winning books full of color, wit, and emotion.  She has a brand new one just out, a collaboration with the great Connie Mason called Between a Rake and a Hard Place.  Great title, eh?

Here’s the blurb:

Lady Serena’s List of Forbidden Pleasures:
Attend an exclusively male club.
Smoke a cigar.
Have a fortune told by gypsies.
Dance the scandalous waltz.

Sir Jonah Sharp thinks Lady Serena Osbourne will be just like any other debutante, and seducing her will be one of the easiest services he’s ever done for the Crown. Then he catches her wearing trousers and a mustache in his gentleman’s club and she demands he teach her to smoke a cigar. But what will truly be Jonah’s undoing is finding out he’s an item on her list too, which makes him determined to bring her all the forbidden pleasures she can handle.

Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?  Mia has provided us with an exclusive excerpt today, and she explains the set up:

Lady Serena has done it! She’s been admitted to Boodles, and exclusive male club, but her clever disguise hasn’t fooled Sir Jonah for a second!


Sir Jonah Sharp settled back into his chair and grinned at her. When she didn’t return his smile, his gaze wandered over her head toward the open door. Bracing cold rushed over them as someone entered. “I say, Osbourne, have you a brother I don’t know about?”

“No.” The Osbournes were notorious for small but hearty families. Few children were born to them, but those who were tended to live to maturity and a ripe old age. At eighty-two, Serena’s Grand-mère Osbourne could still cut a respectable reel, but even she had been an only child. “I have no brother,” Serena said.

“Then you have a doppelganger,  my friend. That fellow yonder has a wispy attempt at a mustache, but otherwise, your twin just walked in the door.”

Serena twisted to peek around the tall wing of her chair. Drat! It was her cousin Rowland. He wasn’t supposed to be in Town until the Season started. She shrank back into the chair, wishing she could seep into the tufted cushions.

“Looks like the doorkeeper is reluctant about admitting him,” Sir Jonah said calmly. “As he should be. One Osbourne at a time is enough for any establishment. Well, my lady, how would you like to play this?”

“My lady? I’m not—”

“Spare me your denials. You haven’t time. If you wish to quit this place without being found out, follow me.” He rose and began walking toward the door to the kitchen where servants were coming and going, bearing trays heaped with steaming caffeinated bliss and small glass bowls of the club’s famous Orange Fool.

If she were apprehended in Boodles and exposed as herself, she could kiss any chance of a royal betrothal good-bye.

Serena scrambled to her feet and broke into a trot after Sir Jonah Sharp.

For my readers today, Mia and her publisher are graciously giving away a copy of Between a Rake and a Hard Place (US & Canada only).  All you have to do to enter the  drawing is answer this question: Lady Serena went to great lengths to impersonate her cousin Rowland. Have you ever worn a costume? Did it let you have an adventure you didn’t expect?

Wait, folks – there’s more!  Another one of Mia’s lovely stories, Plaid to the Bone, is free right now in digital at these e-retailers:

Kindle: http://bit.ly/15sQGYS

Plaid to the Bone


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Guest Author: Mia Marlowe & Giveaway!!


I’m so happy to have Mia Marlowe featured again on the blog. Not only is she a fellow Kensington author, she’s a fantastic historical romance writer. An award-winning author, Mia writes for several publishers in a variety of historical romance sub-genres, including Regencies, Highland historicals, and in Viking historicals.  Cool!

Mia has a brand new book out called Plaid Tidings. As you might be able to guess from the title, it’s both a Christmas romance and a Highland historical romance. It’s already been getting great reviews, including this stellar one from RT Book Reviews:

“Marlowe has penned a wonderful tale, rich in romance and wit. Replete with memorable characters and a touch of Scottish legend, this well-written romance is both poignant and highly entertaining. Not to be missed by fans of Scottish Regency.” ~4-1/2 Stars


Here’s the blurb for Plaid Tidings:

Christmas in the Highlands…

Not any dashing English lord’s idea of a good time. But now that Lord Alexander Mallory has won a Scottish estate in a hand of cards, he is the unlikely laird of the wild, snowy Bonniebroch. Worse yet, the ancient pile of stones comes with a betrothal. To a fiery red-headed virgin. And a curse.

Alex will have his hands full honoring the first, seducing the second and breaking the third … all by Twelfth Night.

I’ve got this one lined up on my Kindle, and I know it’s going to be great! And here’s something fun–for my readers today, Mia is giving away a digital copy of Plaid to the Bone, the prequel novella to Plaid Tidings. Just tell us what your favorite holiday recipe is–drink or food–for a chance to win a copy of Plaid to the Bone.

Plaid to the Bone



We Have Winners!


The winners from last week’s guests posts are:

Juliana Stone – Chelsea B

Debbie Mason – librarypat

Jami Davenport – Sue K

Congratulations! I’ll be in touch.

Stop by tomorrow when I feature the fabulous Mia Marlowe and her new historical romance!

On The Road & Winners!


I’m visiting with bestselling author Norah Wilson today, to talk about romantic suspense and my new VK Sykes book, Lethal Confessions.  I’m also doing a book giveaway, so please join us on Norah’s blog.

I’ve got some winners from last week, too.  The winner of Colleen Gleason’s gift card is ki pha, and the winner of Mia Marlowe’s trilogy is Laney4.  Congrats, ladies!  I’ll be in touch.

Readers, please join me on Thursday when contemporary romance author Katherine Garbera stops by!