Scandal Before Sunrise is out today!

Scandal Before Sunrise, Book 1 of the brand new The Weekly Scandal series, releases today as part of the Scandalous Summer Nights box set! For $.99!

Other authors whose series-starter novellas appear in this box set are: Jennifer Haymore, Grace Calloway, Sue London, Sandy Raven, Kate McKinley and Vivienne Westlake.

Join us June 30th on Facebook at the Scandalous Summer Nights Release Party for lots of giveaways and fun!

Scandal Before Sunrise

Abigail Billings is a bad girl. She loves fun and excitement and the sort of wit that flows after a few glasses of wine. And boys, she definitely loves boys. Though three years ago she fled town with scandal on her heels, now she’s back in London. She’s determined to make a respectable and advantageous match before everyone knows that there is nothing behind her father’s title but more scandal. Everything would be going rather well if only The Honorable Elliot Jones weren’t so determined to bring her to ruin.

As the younger son of an earl, Jones did his duty fighting for England and then happily put duty aside. He’s far from ready to settle down. It’s the fast set that draws him in, the one that pairs poetry with wagers and women with gossip––the same gossip that tells him there’s more to the beautiful and painfully straight-laced Abigail than her high neckline suggests.

She’s a contradiction in a pale muslin dress. Behind every modest smile, he sees the sharp gaze, the trapped free spirit. It’s a lark at first to make Abigail crack. But music and moonlight leads to love and romance, and soon Jones wants nothing more than to convince this very scandalous lady to be his most honorable wife.

Want to read an excerpt?

Scandal Before Sunrise for Kobo
Private Research at Amazon
Entry-Level Mistress for Nook

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Cover Reveal

It’s barely been two weeks since Wed at Leisure released, but I’ve got some news and I cannot wait to share this cover with you!

End of June, I will be releasing a brand new novella as part of a box set with 6 other fabulous historical romance authors. Check them out in the photo!

This new novella, Scandal Before Sunrise, begins a brand new lighthearted Regency-set series: The Weekly Scandal. More on all of that soon!

In the meantime, here is the cover for the box set!

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Release Day for Wed at Leisure!

It’s release day for Wed at Leisure, and the blog tour is going on for the rest of the week, but first, Woo’d in Haste and Wed at Leisure were mentioned in Sarah MacLean’s June Washington Post column! Here’s a snippet:

Darby is known for beautifully textured stories, and these novellas are no exception. Kate and Bianca’s journey is not simply one of romantic love, but of sisterly love as well.

MacLean’s column is a now a regular monthly feature and a wonderful resource for lovers of romance.

Want to get your hands on a copy of Wed at Leisure? You can do so at any of these retailers:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

iTunes

Kobo

Books A Million

and many more!

Release Day!

Woo’d in Haste releases today and I’m so happy for this little novella to be out in the world. In two more weeks, its companion novella, Wed at Leisure will join it, and while they stand alone, they definitely work best together.

For those of you who are Shakespeare fans, you’ll recognize these titles as having been co-opted from Katharina’s speech in The Taming of the Shrew:

No shame but mine: I must, forsooth, be forced
To give my hand opposed against my heart
Unto a mad-brain rudesby full of spleen;
Who woo’d in haste and means to wed at leisure.

One interesting effect of keeping the original spelling of wooed, is that from a distance, or at a quick glance, it looks an awful lot like wood. Cue sophomoric jokes.

But it’s a romance, so I can assure you there is wooing a plenty in these novellas. As for the other, I can attest to several leafy, shade and privacy providing trees!

In any event, go forth and enjoy. You can find the book at all the usual booksellers, including: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, All Romance eBooks and Books a Million.

And if you’ve read the stories, please consider leaving a review!

Blog tour for The Taming Series!

Woo’d in Haste (5/13) and Wed at Leisure (5/27), the two novellas which comprise The Taming Series, are releasing this month and I’ll be all over the internet sharing snippets from and about them. And bonus, Avon is hosting a tour wide giveaway. Come join me!

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May 12th- Forever Book Lover
A Bluestocking’s Place

(And if you happen to live in Southern California, join me at the Gypsy Den Alt Cafe, where I’ll be reading from Woo’d in Haste at the Orange County outpost of Lady Jane’s Salon.)
May 13th- Romancing the Readers
Christine’s Words
May 14th- The Avid Reader
Rookie Romance
May 15th- Buried Under Romance

And on May 15th, join me at the I Love Historical Romance Facebook group for a live discussion at 11 AM Pacific!
May 16th- 3 Partners in Shopping
Manga Maniac Cafe
May 19th- Brit Nanny Reads
May 20th- For the Love of Bookends
Cynthia Gail Blog
May 21st- Romancing the Book
Miriam Smith: Written Love
Love Saves the World
May 22nd- Imagine a World
Book Freak
Danielle-Claude Indie Books Reviews
May 23rd- Girl Meets Books
Deal Sharing Aunt
May 24th- Passionate Encounters
May 26th- Ramblings From This Chick
Clever Girls Read
May 27th- Books Like Breathing
May 28th- Book Liaison
May 29th- Brooke Blogs
The Lusty Literate
Books with Leti Del Mar
May 30th- What I’m Reading
Crystal Blogs Books