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Release Day for Wed at Leisure!

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:

Amazon

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iTunes

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and many more!

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!

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!

Image for blog tour

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!