12 Days of Wishes Grand Sweepstakes

Welcome to my 12 Days of Wishes Grand Sweepstakes!

First I’d like to thank some of my wonderful author friends who have contributed to the Grand Prize box including Grace Burrowes (the iPad!), Jane Porter (the wonderful set of Montana Born books and goodies), Jessie at Avon Romance (books galore!), and then I am going to fill it out with all kinds of wonderful goodies from the contest closet.

So get your entry in, make sure to take advantage of the Bonus Entries, share the news with your friends, and good luck!


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Buns & Roses Recap

Had such a blast at the Buns & Roses Tea this past weekend in Dallas! Of course any weekend that involves Cathy Maxwell, Lorraine Heath, Candis Terry, Sophie Jordan, and Kerrilyn Sparks is going to be a hoot. Here are just so fun pics from the day, so enjoy!

Texas went all out to make me feel welcome--even at the airport. LOL!

Texas went all out to make me feel welcome–even at the airport. LOL!

 

 

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Lovely place settings–including autograph books for everyone to have the authors sign–which gave everyone a chance to meet, well, everyone!

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Sophie “Catwoman” Jordan and Kerrilyn Sparks wearing a jacket that should be mine.

 

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The basket I really wanted to get but Darynda Jones outbid me. I would despise her if she wasn’t so darn nice!

 

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Former Avon Lady Rebecca Wade with the current maven of all things Avon, Cathy Maxwell.

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Everyone looked so lovely and dressed up, I had to take a picture from the podium to make sure they got their moment in the spotlight.

 

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The other side of the room was moving, hence the photo is unfocused. It has nothing to do with the photographer. I told them to hold still.

 

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Samantha Tennant with the lovely auction quilt her mother bought for her. Oh, and me helping her hold it up for all to admire.

 

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Jaye Wells and Cathy Maxwell behaving badly. They wouldn’t hold still either.

 

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Becky Wade and Gwen from Fresh Fiction.

 

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Me and my totally cool table. They are the loveliest ladies!

 

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The lucky bidder for my Rogue poster. I was having some problems letting her take it home. Uh, mine.

 

Take a Sneak Peak inside a Rogue

Let’s just get to the good stuff, shall we? I’ve posted the excerpt for Have You Any Rogues?! And apparently I do, Yes, Sir, Yes, Sir, Three Rogues will do. Tee Hee. HAVE YOU ANY ROGUES?

As a little backstory, I got the idea for Have You Any Rogues? while I was writing And The Miss Ran Away with the Rake. There is a scene, late in the book, where Crispin Dale comes to Owle Park and demands that Preston hand over his cousin, Daphne. As Crispin was there, glowering on the front steps, I realized–or at least in my imagination–I saw Henrietta Seldon glaring back at him–and I just knew they had HISTORY. Lots of it.

All that all was left to do was to explore what had happened to them before and what might happen if they were tossed together yet again.

I love it when a good bought of glowering and glaring ends in a happily ever after, don’t you?

Rake in the Summer Savings

Avon is having a fun summer promo this year: Escape with a Rake! And no, they don’t want you to wander off with wayward garden implements, but with some of hottest, wickedest, devilish rakes out there–and for only $1.99!

Here’s your summer raking, er, reading list:

by Elizabeth Boyle

And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake
Daphne Dale thought she’d found her perfectly sensible gentleman until she met Lord Henry Seldon.

This Rake of Mine
When the rakehell Lord Jack Tremont kissed Miranda Mabberly, mistaking her for his mistress, neither realized his reckless act would cost Miranda her reputation, her fiancé, and her future.

by Sara Bennett

Led Astray by a Rake
Beneath Livy Monteith’s icy blonde exterior beats a passionate heart, a heart that will not abide by society’s rules. But even her friends at Miss Debenham’s Finishing School are shocked by the man she desires. Lord Dominic Lacey, the man they call Wicked Nic, and is every bit a scoundrel.

by Suzanne Enoch
Reforming a Rake
Alexandra Gallant is a governess extraordinaire—and if it weren’t for that unfortunate incident at her last position, she wouldn’t now be forced into the employ of Lucien Balfour, the most notorious rake in London. Though the sinfully attractive earl hired her to teach his young cousin, his seductive whispers and toe-curling kisses suggest he has something far less respectable in mind .

The Rake
When a young lady who vows revenge on the rakish lord who loved and left her, she finds herself unexpectedly caught in Cupid′s net along with the handsome viscount when her plan to love and leave him backfires.

by Sarah Maclean
Nine Rule to Break When Romancing a Rake
Lady Calpurnia Hartwell, a plain but wealthy 28-year-old who refuses to marry a man who only desires her fortune, acts on a long-held crush and flings herself at Gabriel St. John, marquess of Ralston. Gabriel finds her antics more amusing than enticing, but his half-wild half-sister needs an impeccable chaperone and he chooses Callie for the role. Their proximity creates an infinite series of opportunities for the rake to practice his wiles on the more than willing wallflower.

The Queens of Romance Tea

Coming Sunday, September 23rd, join Elizabeth, Susan Wiggs, Yasmine Galenorn and Teresa Meyers for a delightful afternoon chat about Regency Romance, Urban Fantasy, Contemporary Romance and Steampunk, (with a touch of romance). The event, part of Northwest Bookfest, is free, but reservations are required.

From last year's tea: Susan Mallery, Elizabeth Boyle and Lisa Kleypas


Gather up a posse of friends, grab your questions and come laugh with the Queens of Romance.

To hold your spot, email: parkplacebooks@integra.net or call 425.828.6546. Refreshments provided by Costco.

A Scandalous Price

Avon loves to pick out a few ebooks each month and offer them at the crazy, ridiculous price of $1.99. So this month you can get one of my favorites, Memoirs of a Scandalous Red Dress for just $1.99.

This was the book everyone wanted me to write–Pippin and Dash’s book. Their first meeting in This Rake of Mine, on a smuggler’s beach, caused quite the stir. I got email after email after email, all saying the same thing: Write Pippin and Dash’s book. I also got one letter that scolded me for having a young girl of 15 being kissed.

But didn’t we all dream of being kissed like that at 15? By a truly bad boy. Kissed so our toes curled up in our shoes and we never, ever forgot it?

I took my time getting to their story–there were other books to write first: Love Letters from a Duke, Confessions of a Little Black Gown. Then I sat down to write their story. And I knew two things–I hadn’t told the entire story of their past encounters and their love story would be one of second chances found. This book encompasses their 20 years of trying to find a way to be together. And since it is a romance, I don’t think you need to be told how it ends.

Get Memoirs of a Scandalous Red Dress in your favorite format for only $1.99.


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Along Came An Audio Book

Over the years, people have asked and asked for audio versions of my books. And I have had to answer with a sigh of longing and say, “Sorry, they haven’t done audio versions yet.”

No more. Finally, I have an audio book!

Along Came a Duke, the audio version, is now available for download. I am so new to this whole audio thing, I need to know how do you listen to these? How do you download yours and where do you listen to them? What devices do you use? Have you ever listened to an audio book and was it a yea or a nay?

On this, I need your expertise. Comment away, please!

One lucky commenter will win a prize pack of surprises–I’ll pull it together a great box of treats from the prize closet, but it is assured to hold an autographed book or two, author swag and a really cool coffee mug. And whatever great surprises and cool things I can dig out.

Enter before midnight, Saturday, June 23rd.

Along Came a Bestseller

First and foremost, I would not be able to celebrate this moment without all of you who went out and grabbed a copy of Along Came a Duke–you are why it is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller this week. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

What has been so much fun is meeting so many of you at the events in Tulsa and around Chicago. Too much fun. Too many laughs (really, is there such a thing?). And so many lovely people, such as our Chicago stalkers who turned up at both events to see all of us (me, Julia Quinn, Rachel Gibson, and Pamela Palmer.)

What is it like to travel in a pack of authors? Well, you are in good company because there is always someone to go find coffee with (and they never question how often you need coffee), and no one objects when you pull to a stop in the airport for the airport bookshop. And you laugh. Lots.

Rachel Gibson and I were in Tulsa a day early for our appearance on Good Day Tulsa, which couldn’t have been more lovely. The people were so nice and made us feel right at ease. And suddenly, there you are in the chair, in front of three cameras and off you go and before you know it, the whole thing is done. Whew!

What always surprises me is how many people these events can draw. All three venues were packed! I am just awed and so humbled that you all will give up your weekend afternoon or an evening to come meet one of us. It truly is a rare and special experience for us authors and all of us thank you.

And if you didn’t get to one of the events or you live too far to make it, there are signed copies of Along Came a Duke at Anderson’s Bookshop, in Naperville (call 630-355-2665) and signed copies of a bunch of my backlist at the Barnes & Noble/Woodland Plaza in Tulsa (call 918-250-5034).

And next up? Dallas! For the Boas & Tiaras Tea on Saturday. If you are in the Dallas area, check my Events page for details and the links for tickets. Anyhoo, if you can make it, I would love to see you all there, or back here next Monday with a full report and lots of pictures. I have my tiara all ready. Sadly, I am allergic to boa. LOL.

$4.99 Digital Sale!

Have you heard? Thirteen of my digital backlist romance novels are on sale for $4.99! This gives you a chance to pick up an old favorite or fill in a series that you haven’t finished yet.

Hurry and download yours soon in your favorite format:

One Night of Passion
Stealing the Bride
Once Tempted
It Takes a Hero
His Mistress by Morning
Tempted by the Night
Something About Emmaline
This Rake of Mine
Love Letters from a Duke
Confessions of a Little Black Gown
Memoirs of a Scandalous Red Dress
Lord Langley is Back in Town
No Marriage of Convenience

Danvers Series
One Night of Passion

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Stealing the Bride

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Once Tempted

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It Takes a Hero

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Marlowe Series
His Mistress by Morning

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Tempted by the Night

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The Bachelor Chronicles
Something About Emmaline

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This Rake of Mine

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Love Letters from a Duke

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Confessions of a Little Black Gown

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Memoirs of a Scandalous Red Dress

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Other Titles:
Lord Langley is Back in Town

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No Marriage of Convenience

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