Category Archives: Book Release

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

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.

May News and New Releases

So not only is it my birthday month, but also I have two novellas releasing! (Technically the second, though it releases May 26th, is considered a June release, but still…) In any event, Woo’d in Haste and Wed at Leisure are two sides of the same coin, each based on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.

Woo’d in Haste:

Miss Bianca Mansfield is ready for her debut. If only her older sister didn’t insist on marrying first. She’s doomed to wait to find love. Until she meets … him.

For Lucian Dorlingsley, Viscount Asquith, recently returned from an extended tour abroad, it is love at first sight. He’s determined to meet Bianca, even if it means masquerading as a tutor to her young half-brother.

Soon Bianca is torn between love and duty and about to make a desperate decision. Can Lucian calm her fury over his betrayal when he reveals that he’s not nearly as improper a match as he seems? And will they ever be able to find a match for her older sister to turn this masquerade into wedded bliss?

Wed at Leisure:

The stunning follow-up to Darby’s Woo’d in Haste.

In all of Sussex—scratch that—in all of England, there is no one prettier than Kate Mansfield, and Peter Colburn, heir to the Duke of Orland, has known that since the age of 15. But since her vivacious nature comes with a temper to match, Peter has always masked his hunger for her behind ruthless teasing.

As far as Kate is concerned, there is no one as annoying or as incredibly handsome as Peter. So when he surprises her with a sudden and romantic courtship, Kate is sure this must be his idea of a sick joke. After all, he’s the one man who knows how flawed she really is. And the only man to whom she has ever been so attracted. It’s only after she rejects him that she realizes he might actually have been serious. And she just might be regretting her hasty decision.

As Kate’s determination wars with her traitorous heart, it may be too late. Now she’s putting everything, including her reputation, on the line to give this accidental tragedy a happy ending.

 

So in celebration of my birthday and releases, for the month of May, my short story Caroline and the Duke is free at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and iTunes. If you haven’t read it yet, this is definitely the time to get it!

Caroline and the Duke

Carrie of Seductive Designs created this gorgeous cover for my Regency short story releasing this week. It was supposed to release on Friday but it’s already up on Amazon.

It’s a reunited lovers (or first loves) story perfect for the holidays!

Cover image for Caroline and the Duke
Isn’t it gorgeous?

A Widow Determined to be Merry

At the urging of her best friend, Caroline, Lady Ballister, seeks a lover with no emotional attachments. After all, experience has taught her that love is a fickle, pointless thing.

A Duke Determined to Marry

Sutbridge has wanted Caroline for ten years and, now that she is once again free, is determined to make her his wife. But will he settle for her body, or wage a war for the most important treasure of all: her heart?

2014: Year of the Historical

Private Research is now out into the world. In fact, the print version releases tomorrow. It’s my first erotic contemporary and ties in to the world first set up in On These Silken Sheets.

In December, I will be releasing a short story digitally, Caroline and the Duke, my first foray back into Regency since April 2012 and it starts a whole year of nonstop Regency-set stories.

First of all, in May 2014, back to back Avon Impulse will be releasing Woo’d in Haste and Wed at Leisure. Both explore my own twist on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, with Woo’d in Haste being Bianca’s book and Wed at Leisure being Kate’s. You can actually pre-order these now!

And then, the newest of news: I just signed a contract that means two full length Regency-set novels will be coming soon! While I can’t say too much more yet, the first of these stories is one of those “books of the heart.” I am so happy to see it find a home.

There might be more news as well soon. To keep up with my releases, please join my mailing list. I only send out newsletters when there is a new release coming, or when I have special giveaways for my readers. Click here to sign up.