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Paperback Blow Out

Do you remember when you could buy paperback novels for less than five bucks? Well, Amazon is having a sale on three of my paperbacks. Since this pricing is not my doing, I have no idea how many copies are available at these prices or how long the “sale” will last. I’ve heard from other authors that Amazon is selling some of their paperbacks at extraordinary prices as well, so it might be a good idea to check out your favorite independent authors, just to see if bargains can be had.

Links: Ruse & RomanceThe Ice Captain’s DaughterMy Fair Guardian

Happy Hunting!

New Release on Deck! The Prettier Sister

Tired of being unfavorably compared to her beautiful younger sister, Melanie travels to a distant city for a lengthy visit with her stylish aunt. She throws herself into volunteer work and settles into her new life—only to get caught trespassing on Lord Peyton’s neighboring property. Lord Peyton is the most arrogant, aggravating, conceited, and condescending man she’s ever met, but women seem to fall at his feet. As Melanie and Lord Peyton work together to help a local orphanage, will the cold enmity between them ever thaw?

The Prettier Sister is a standalone novel that shares a common world with the Mannequin Series. Pre-order now for a release on July 26th. Keep reading for an excerpt…

When she arrived at the small grove, she peered at the burgeoning fruit. As she had suspected, it would probably be another month before it was ready to pick. She sighed with disappointment — only to spot a gooseberry shrub nearby. Melanie gasped with delight and hastened over to pluck a handful of green berries. An abundance of sour flavor exploded on her tongue, and she wiggled with delight. She filled her mouth with as many berries as her cheeks could hold and then turned to scamper back to the lane.

A tall man stood in her way, his arms akimbo, and she froze.

His dark wavy hair fell loose about his face and shoulders, and he wore a linen shirt open to the waist. It appeared as if he’d paid as little attention to his attire that morning as had Melanie, but his state of dishabille lent him an air of danger whereas she looked like a ragamuffin.

He glowered. “You’re too old to be scrumping, wouldn’t you say?”

Since her mouth was full of fruit she could not respond. As she chewed and swallowed, a flush of embarrassment made her face feel as if it were on fire. Finally, she managed to clear her throat.

“Er…you should always pick the outside berries on a gooseberry shrub and prune the branches to gain the best crop.”

He looked at her askance. “So you’ve done me a favor?”

The scathing note in his voice stiffened her spine. “No, of course not, but you needn’t be so resentful. I’ve done little harm.”

“You’re a trespasser.”

Her temper flared. “I apologize for treading upon your hallowed property, sir! I am utterly and completely in the wrong and it won’t happen again.”

Melanie stomped past the man in a fury, made her way back to the split-rail fence, and climbed over. When she glanced over her shoulder, she discovered the man had actually followed her, as if to make sure she left.

With gritted teeth, she leaped over the ditch once more, and made her way up the lane. As she turned into her aunt’s drive, she refused to look back. If the nasty man wished to see where she lived, she could not stop him. No doubt he would complain about her to Aunt Ginny.

THE MANNEQUIN • 4th of July #SALE

From Friday, July 1st through Friday, July 8th, Book One in The Mannequin Series is on sale for $00.99 at Amazon.

Blurb: When she was a poor country girl in a hand-me-down dress, Rosamund saved the Duke of Swanhaven from the brink of despair…only to fall in love with him. Now a celebrated mannequin for an exclusive London dressmaker, her glamorous life is empty without the man to whom she gave her heart. Can a beastly duke and a beautiful mannequin ever find a fairy-tale ending?

The Mannequin has 523 Five-Star Ratings at Amazon and is one of my bestselling novels.

I’d also like to keep you updated on the progress of my next release. The manuscript is with the editor as we speak and I imagine it will be released into the wild before the end of July. It’s a standalone historical romance set in 1886 England, but it has a shared universe with The Mannequin series. That means you’ll see some crossover characters you’ll recognize right away. Stay tuned for a release date and pre-order information!

New Cover for RUMER HAS IT

We all need a change from time to time! My historical romance, Rumer Has It , now has a new cover. I think Jocelyn’s cheeky smile hints at the fun in the story.

Will the war between the sexes remain civil?

Jocelyn Rumer Conroy’s newspaper column allows her to write gossip about the population of Charleston while avoiding scrutiny of her own family secrets. She’s used to having her own way, but when arrogant and cosmopolitan Piers Wilde is brought into the newspaper, she chafes under his supervision. As they become writing partners in a new agony column, their relationship becomes fraught with tension…and an inconvenient attraction that cannot be denied.

Rumer Has It is a sweet historical romance set in 1910 Charleston.

Available at Amazon, Google Play, or at this universal book link HERE. (Please note that because the cover is new, however, it may take the distributor time to upload the new file to all the retail outlets.)

Book Five of The Mannequin Series

UPDATE: The Substitute has a new e-book release date of April 5th, 2022.

The Substitute is getting ready to launch! The book is in pre-order right now, for an estimated release date of 4/19/22, but it will likely be published sooner. If you can’t wait, the paperback is available now.

Blurb: When Portia Coulter meets the mysterious Mr. X at a masquerade ball, she’s forbidden from deepening their acquaintance. As it turns out, however, the flirtation sets in motion a chain of events out of her control. Mr. X has no intention of letting her go that easily but his efforts to woo her may cost her everything.

Will fate be kind to a substitute mannequin or is Portia destined to live a loveless existence?

Happy Thanksgiving • Black Thursday!

Today and through the rest of November, ALL of my titles are $0.99 at Amazon. Every. Single. Book. Newer releases and back list. Both historical romance and, if you like fantasy, all of those titles as well.

Follow the link to my author page on Amazon or go to the individual book you want by clicking on the title below. Enjoy your Thanksgiving and don’t forget to pick up one of my ten audiobook titles while you are shopping! Audiobooks are great when you want to “read” while traveling, exercising, or doing chores around the house.

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

The Mannequin Series

The Mannequin*Grace UnmaskedThe Star Crossed SeamstressA Chance of Rayne

The Beaucroft Girls Series

Ruse & Romance*Rake & Romance*

Graceling Hall Series

Larken*Lord Apollo & the Colleen

Standalone Titles

Spinster* Duke of a Gilded AgeMy Fair Guardian*The Ice Captain’s Daughter*Rumer Has ItA Gift for Fiona (includes the prequel A Gift for Lara) • An American in Paris of the WestCourtship on Eaton SquareLady Fallows’ SecretsJessamine’s Folly*

FANTASY

Yden Series

The Last Great Wizard of YdenDragon Clan of YdenSecrets of YdenKira (Prequel to the Yden Trilogy)

Standalone Titles

Something Wicked in L.A. Dani & the ImmortalsRoyal PromenadeTournament of Chance: Dragon RebelWhimsical Tendencies*The Dragon Rider’s Daughter*

*Available in audiobook format

Music by Lesfm from Pixabay

Labor Day #Sale

From Saturday, September 4th through Saturday, September 11, Courtship on Eaton Square, Jessamine’s Folly, and Lady Fallows’ Secrets are 99 cents at Amazon. (US only)

Courtship on Eaton Square

After Angela’s engagement to a viscount falls apart, she seeks refuge from London gossip with a family friend in Canterbury. From the moment she steps foot in the railway station, she locks horns with Mr. Chaucer, fresh from romantic troubles of his own. When circumstances conspire to throw Angela and Mr. Chaucer together, they form an uneasy alliance to regain what they have lost. Unfortunately for Angela, her growing attraction to the man threatens her carefully laid plans.

Jessamine’s Folly

After her estate is entailed away, Jessamine Foster has no choice but to live with relatives who detest her. When her aunt gives her an ultimatum to leave, Jessamine accepts a position as companion to Lord Kirkendale’s sister—even though she’s been warned her predecessors can’t seem to resist the earl’s exceptional good looks. Can Jessamine manage to hold onto her job without losing her heart?

Lady Fallows’ Secrets

After a riding accident leaves Sybil’s brother, Ash, physically and emotionally devastated, she breaks off a courtship to devote herself to his care. Unfortunately, the one girl who could save Ash from his increasing melancholy has been whisked off to London by her ironfisted guardian. When a handsome stranger offers Sybil his help, she dives headlong into a clandestine scheme fraught with danger. As a daring rescue unfolds, deceit and mysteries are brought to light, the bonds of friendship are tested…and passion is unleashed. Can Sybil manage to save her brother without losing her heart to a man she cannot marry?

Psst! The Mannequin (Book One of the Mannequin Series) is also at its lowest price right now, too. 99 cents!

When she was a poor country girl in a hand-me-down dress, Rosamund saved the Duke of Swanhaven from the brink of despair…only to fall in love with him. Now a celebrated mannequin for an exclusive London dressmaker, her glamorous life is empty without the man to whom she gave her heart. Can a beastly duke and a beautiful mannequin ever find a fairy-tale ending?

Download your copy of The Mannequin HERE, and have a wonderful Labor Day holiday!

My Fair Guardian • #Free

When Bethany is saddled with an unwanted, unrefined, and decidedly common guardian, she must polish him up before he’s fit for good society. As for Willoughby Winter, all that stands between him and his inheritance is to marry Bethany off. Can he succeed in his efforts before his past becomes known or will she manage to distract him from his goal—by hook or by crook?

What are reviewers saying?

5-Star: “…a true gem…”

5-Star: “Very highly recommended!”

5-Star: “…I’m sure it’ll go down a treat.”

Download your free Kindle copy HERE, but don’t wait! This deal lasts only through Friday, June 25th.