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.


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*


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!

Slings And Arrows on the Yellow Brick Road

Imagine that you are Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, skipping along the Yellow Brick Road on your way to the Emerald City. Suddenly, the Wicked Witch flies in your face and lobs an insult along with, “…and your little dog, too!” She zooms off into the sky before you can retort, of course, because the last thing the Wicked Witch wants is an actual conversation. Her intent is to get you to give up your quest, go back to Munchkinland, and settle for being a big celebrity fish in a small pond.

It wouldn’t be much of a story if Dorothy gave up, would it? Oh, it would be easier to capitulate. She could collapse in the corn field, have herself a good cry, and then slink back the way she came…

You are transported into the scene…

As Dorothy decides to do exactly that, Scarecrow gives her a piercing glance. “What are you doing, Dot? I’d like to get to the Emerald City before nightfall.”

“I’m not good enough to get to the Emerald City.” Dorothy’s lower lip trembled. “And if I keep going, the Wicked Witch will insult me more and insults hurt!”

Scarecrow stood with his arms akimbo. “Seriously? You’re going to let a green woman who consorts with Flying Monkeys stop you from achieving your dreams?”

“But why would she pick on me in particular?” As Dorothy picked up a rotting apple from the field next to her and tossed it, Toto scampered off in pursuit. “I must be some kind of loser.”

Scarecrow sighed as he sank down onto his knees. “You’re new around here so maybe you don’t know, but everyone on the Yellow Brick Road gets harassed.” As he shook his head, a few pieces of straw fell out. “The Powers That Be try to discourage anyone from succeeding except the people on their team.”

“Really?” Dorothy studied him a moment. “That’s not fair.”

“Fair?” Scarecrow rolled his eyes. “No such thing in this universe, friend. You have to know the game and have enough gumption to keep going anyway.”

Dorothy bit her lip. “Mean people stink.”

“That they do, but you have to understand a great many mean people are actually Flying Monkeys in disguise, sent by the Wicked Witch to kick the stuffing out of you.” He stuffed a protruding bit of straw back into his plaid flannel shirt. “I should know. I’ve had the stuffing kicked out of me so many times, I can’t think straight.”

She gave him a grin. “Maybe that’s because you don’t have a brain yet.”

Scarecrow snickered. “You got me on that one.” He stood and reached out his hand. “Come on, fellow traveler. We won’t give up our quest until the credits roll at the end of the movie.”

“All right.” Dorothy allowed him to help her to her ruby slipper-clad feet. “Why are you so brave?”

A sad smile lifted the corners of his lips. “I have nothing to lose, that’s why.”

Her spine straightened. “Neither do I.” Dorothy glanced over her shoulder. “Let’s go, Toto. We’re off to see the wizard!”

The moral of the story is…expect Flying Monkeys to bedevil you as you try to achieve your dream. Find the courage to keep going because the credits haven’t yet rolled.

Music to lift your spirits:

Tubthumbing by Chumbawamba

Waiting for a Star to Fall by Boy Meets Girl

Walking on Sunshine by Katrina & the Waves

Hold On by Wilson Phillips

Don’t Stop Believing by Journey

Thunderstruck by AC/DC

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.

Courtship on Eaton Square • #Pre-release

Why yes, I do have a new release in the works! Courtship on Eaton Square is set in England, 1867. Although most of the story takes place in London, the characters do travel to picturesque Canterbury for a few days.

Can two people who have been crossed in love find happiness with one another?

Blurb: After Angela Smith’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. Ellery 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.

Release Date: July 6th, 2021. Pre-order HERE.

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I’m pleased to announce that MY FAIR GUARDIAN has been selected to take part in the “June is Audiobook Month” sale at Nook! MY FAIR GUARDIAN is also on sale at Google and Apple. You’ll never find this audiobook at a lower price anywhere, so don’t wait!


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