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!

Love Romances Cafe

Wendi Zwaduk , Cris Anson, Shelley Munro, Sabrina York , Anne Kane , Gia Dawn, J.S. Wayne, Cynthia Sax, and me are talking about Contemporary Erotic Romance (with Dawn Roberto – waves at Dawn ) at Love Romances Cafe Today https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/loveromancescafe/info Join us! We’ll have hot excerpts and even hotter cabana boys!

I Love Historical Romance

Love Historical Romance? Love talking about it? I’ve started a new Facebook group where we can share the fun, discover new-to-us authors and squee about our favorites!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ILoveHistoricalRomance/

Starting 2/6/14 Every Thursday at 11 AM Pacific, there will be a “live” discussion with a romance author. And other fun discussions will happen throughout the week.

Come join today!

End of an Era

For two years I was lucky enough to be a part of The Ballroom Blog , creatively collaborating with many of Romance’s finest authors: Gaelen Foley, Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Lauren Willig, Katharine Ashe, Kate Noble, and Miranda Neville. Now Lady B, the hostess of all our shenanigans, has gone on an extended journey with her husband and the blog is on hiatus indefinitely. However, I am pleased to say it will stay accessible on the internet, particularly because The Short and Fascinating Tale of Angelina Whitcombe grew out of a series of blog posts on the site.

If you never did visit the Ballroom, I recommend starting here at the beginning.

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?