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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!

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

But I say that with care. The holiday so many of us celebrate each year with cards, flowers and family celebrations can be a time of grief for others, or resentment for still others. Relationships with our mothers (stepmothers, foster mothers, birth mothers and adopted mothers) are weighty things. In my May releases, Woo’d in Haste and Wed at Leisure, two sisters each have vastly different relationships with their mother and then, after she passes, with their stepmother. These disparate relations also affect the way they interact as sisters. The stories are also a study in birth order and perspective, in the way one person’s story can be so different from someone else’s, even in the same family.

But they are also romances, and so they celebrate the hope that each of us finds the right person with whom to share our lives. And while not everyone is a fan of the ubiquitous baby epilogue (no spoilers here about whether Woo’d in Haste and Wed at Leisure have one or not!), it’s the beginning of the next parent/child relationship and the very reason we celebrate anything such as Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.

So again, Happy Mother’s Day! This is my first year celebrating from the other side of the relationship and I plan to do so by gathering close the ones I love.

Cover Reveal!

So here is the cover for The Short and Fascinating Tale of Angelina Whitcombe, which releases at the end of July from Avon Impulse. So exciting!

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Big in Japan

News!

On These Silken Sheets is now available in Japanese with a lovely new cover. Take a look!

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Celebration time!

Some fun news: “Roses are Rouge”, the third novella in On These Silken Sheets is a Best First Book finalist in the National Readers’ Choice Awards!

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Thank you, OK-RWA!