Lady Jane Langley values logic and reason over passion and emotion. Her intellect has given her value in the eyes of both her father and society. Logic gives way to terrible, icy fear when Jane finds herself in a devastating carriage accident… an accident in which she is helpless to do anything but watch as her aristocratic companion is murdered.
But this was no mere accident. This was an assassination. Spy and grandson of Lord Landsdowne, Gerard Badeau is methodic in his dark, shadowy work, knowing that any display of emotion could get him killed. Something about the mysterious woman and her cool blue eyes stays Gerard’s lethal hand. Now he has both a witness and a hostage. And if he doesn’t kill Lady Jane Langley, he risks a fate that is far, far worse…falling in love with her.
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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.
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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!
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:
Barnes & Noble
Books A Million
and many more!
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!
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
May 14th- The Avid Reader
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
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