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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.

New excerpt from Private Research!

Private Research releases tomorrow!!! You can pre-order today or wait until midnight. :) In the meantime, here’s a little snippet to tide you over.

Thirty minutes later, we stood in front of Sebastian’s building, and a black sedan pulled up. A man in a black suit stepped out from the backseat and looked at us.

“Miss Cavallari? Mr. Graham?”

At our affirmative nods, he gestured to the backseat. On trembling legs, I approached the car and ducked my head to enter.

A long cardboard box rested on the leather, and I moved it as I slid into the car. The front seat was separated from the back by a smoky glass mirror. Sebastian followed me a moment later. Then the other man slid into the car.

“Inside the box, you will find two blindfolds. Put them on.”

I glanced at Seb, who shrugged, and I opened the box. Inside were two long strips of blue silk. And at the edge, embroidered in gold, the letters HH.

I looked back at Sebastian again. He’d lost his cautious calm, his mouth hanging open in astonishment. Our gazes met.

“Seb,” I said, lifting one length of silk with reverence even as I voiced what we were both thinking. “It still exists.”

Can anyone guess what HH stands for???





Excerpt from Private Research

Private Research releases Tuesday 10/29 in ebook and 11/26 in print. You can pre-order today:





In the meantime, enjoy this excerpt from the book!

“January,” he repeated.

“Yeah. I leave in two weeks.”

He looked as if he was going to say something else about it, but with one vodka martini under my figurative belt and another dangerously close to sloshing over the rim in my unsteady grip, I didn’t want to talk about the research anymore. As usually happened when the alcohol took hold, I had a decidedly oral fixation. And I was studying Sebastian with a new appreciation for his features, the slight shadow under his cheekbones, the generous length of his thin lips. It would take me days to fully explore his body with my mouth, with my tongue. Kissing him would be—

“Not very much time at all.” I met his eyes, startled that he’d read my thoughts. “Did you find your link?” I inched closer to him. His eyes narrowed in something that maybe was confusion. Which made me stop. Rethink.

Then I laughed, at myself, at the conversation, at how close I’d come to jumping the gun on this.

He raised an eyebrow, and I put my drink down. Searched for an excuse.

“Maybe we’d better order some food,” I said with an apologetic shrug.

“Americans don’t know how to drink,” he said, shaking his head.

“Or maybe we do.” I stared into my glass, finger running along the rim. “In any event, I haven’t found it yet. The link. Proof.”

At Sebastian’s beckoning gesture, the waitress came by and we ordered.

“And what if you don’t find it?”

I looked back up at him again. Found him watching me attentively.

“Then I adjust, adapt. Simply because I want something to be one way doesn’t mean it is.” Only, I wasn’t talking about the work. I was talking about Sebastian and the way I’d felt about him. About my romantic ideals, my dreams of love and even an ephemeral thought of white dresses and babies, which had been shattered so easily, first casually by him and then ruthlessly by me.

Was my plan for the evening another ruthless attack on myself, or was it really the right thing to do? Healing in a twisted way?

“That’s an excellent perspective to have,” he said, clearly missing the subtext. “Adaptability is the key to success.”

I laughed. “I’d bet you haven’t had to adapt to failure ever.”

“Ah, but I have.”

“Sebastian Graham, you seem like the type to have what you want fall into your lap.” Even as I spoke, I knew it was the alcohol that made me so forward, so flirtatious. The alcohol and the fact that I had liked him once upon a time.

You didn’t.”

I froze for a moment, and then smiled, reaching for my drink. I held it up as if I were about to make a toast.

“We could remedy that.”


October News!

Private Research, an erotic contemporary, is releasing from Avon Impulse on October 29th and is currently available for pre-order. I know the cover says it is a novella, but it is actually an approximately 250 page novel.

Cover Image for Private Research. Two people in an embrace.

I’m so excited about this story because it takes place in the same world as my erotic Regency, On These Silken Sheets. If you ever wondered what became of the exclusive, private club Harridan House, you’ll want to read Private Research.


The last person PhD candidate Mina Cavallari expects to meet on her research trip to London is the sexy financier whose rejection devastated her. But Sebastian Graham is even more irresistible than he was two years ago, and she’s no longer the innocent girl shocked at his indulgent pursuit of physical pleasure. Now she’s ready to embark on a love affair on her terms—and is using every possible moment to live out her fantasies.

Sebastian is more than happy to help Mina make her passionate dreams a reality. But he wants more, luring her into a search for a mysterious, underworld club where they can explore all of their sexual desires. He needs Mina completely at his mercy, and, unlike two years ago, this time he may not let her go.




End of May Update

In June, I am participating in The Romance Reviews’ Sizzling Summer Reads Party. Visit the site for a chance to win Entry-Level Mistress and many other books!


Poster Image for Sizzling Summer Reads Party hosted by The Romance Reviews


Also in June, I’ll be making a live appearance at the San Diego Lady Jane Salon. So if you love romance, love meeting authors, come see Jeannie Lin, Jackie Barbosa, and Melissa Cutler read from our most recent books and celebrate romance. For more about the Lady Jane Salon, visit here.

And last, but certainly not least, if you’ve done a search for Sabrina Darby on Amazon or Goodreads, you might have a seen a new title pop up. The Private Research of Sebastian Graham, an erotic contemporary, will release from Avon Impulse this fall. (October according to Amazon!) If you’ve read On These Silken Sheets and wondered what happened to Harridan House, the illicit private club catering to the whims and vices of Regency London’s elite, then you’ll want to read this new book.

And in mid-2014, I’ll be returning to the Regency world, but more about that later!