Win a ticket to Lori Foster’s RAGT

Want to attend Lori Foster’s 2018 Reader and Author Get Together? If you love books, live in or are willing to travel to Cincinnati, OH, and are available June 7-9, enter my giveaway for one reader ticket to Lori’s event. Click HERE for details and to enter. Visit Lori Foster’s website for more information about RAGT18. Rules: Giveaway not associated with Lori Foster, the Reader Author Get Together or Entangled Publishing. Open internationally. Open to those 18 and older. Void where prohibited. Prize is for one (1) reader ticket to RAGT only. Prize does not cover costs of travel, food, …

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Research and Jack the Ripper

London, 1888 She’s a widow She’s being stalked Is it an admirer? Or has her past caught up with her? The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth Research. Where do you draw the line? When does research for your book become research for fun? My new romantic suspense, The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth, required a lot of research into Victorian London. I chose that time and place because I always think of that period and location as sinister, dark, frightening. Think Sherlock Holmes and the Agatha Christie stories. Of course, my research that led me to Jack the Ripper—my book is set …

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Excerpt from Denying the Duke

Patience gave him a sweet smile and turned to the door connecting the two rooms. Her hips swayed delightfully underneath the gown as she strolled away from him. He would really have preferred to be her lady’s maid tonight, so he could kiss each delectable inch of her skin as he removed her garments. Allowing for her innocence, Alex permitted her to go. He pulled his cravat off and tugged at the cuffs of his jacket. He’d given his valet, Thomas, the evening off. Once he’d stripped all his clothes off, he struggled with what he should wear. He preferred …

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Monday Musings

Here in tornado alley we are in the middle of our severe weather season. We’re supposed to have some storms this week. My daughter and I are flying out during this turbulent week for a panel I will sit on for high school students at Piscataway High School, where my niece is a teacher and mentor/coach for these girls. We will also visit with family while I’m there. It is always fun to connect with my sisters and their families. I want to give a big shout out and thank you to everyone who read and enjoyed Marrying the Wrong. …

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‘The New Year’s Eve Quandary’

A naughty book helped Lady Eugenia seduce her husband, ultimately resulting in the Marquess of Devon falling in love with his passionate wife. When the couple hosts a New Year’s Eve celebration and Great-Aunt Lavinia’s horrid cat gets a hold of the book, they fear the consequences. Enjoy this humorous holiday short story featuring the hero and heroine from my Regency romance, Seducing the Marquess.   “Oh, dear.” Eugenia, Marchioness of Devon, chewed her bottom lip as she read the missive in her hand. Her husband, Devon, lowered the morning newspaper, and regarded her over the breakfast table. “What is …

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‘Stranded at an Inn on Christmas Eve’

My characters, Lady Sarah Lacey and Professor Braeden McKinnon from The Highlander’s Accidental Marriage are travelling on Christmas Eve from their home at the University of Edinburgh to Sarah’s twin sister Lady Sybil’s home at Bedlay Castle, forty miles away for the holidays. Braeden is not happy with the trip because his wife is in her final month of pregnancy, but unable to deny his love anything, he agrees to her wish to spend Christmas with her sister.   Leaning heavily on Braeden’s arm, Sarah entered the main room of the coaching inn. Thank goodness a strong fire had been …

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Holiday Audiobook Giveaway ~ December 18th-22nd

Escape into an audiobook! Ten bestselling authors have come together to celebrate the holidays by giving away audiobooks! Join me and Eliza Knight, Elizabeth Rose, Julie Johnstone, Tanya Anne Crosby, Lauren Smith, Amanda Mariel, Dawn Brower, Christina McKnight and Amy Jarecki and participate in this wonderful giveaway! Giveaway runs December 18-22. The grand prize is a 1 year audible subscription. Second Prize: 10 audiobooks! 1 from each author participating ( The Time Traveler’s Christmas, The Highlander’s Charm, Highland Storm, A Run for Love, Tempted by a Rogue, Onyx, Enchanted by the Earl, Wicked Highland Wishes, A Kiss at Christmastide and …

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‘My True Love Gave to Me’

Please enjoy this holiday short story from Callie Hutton. After one night of unbridled passion with Marcus, Viscount Weatherby, Lady Surrey–then Lady Emma–was whisked off the marriage mart by her parents, and betrothed to a man old enough to be her grandfather. Three years later, she is a widow, and Marcus has returned from India. Will he win Emma back? Or will her secret turn him from her forever?   My True Love Gave to Me Pemberton Hall Christmas Day, 1814 She’s here. A jolt of excitement shot through Marcus, Viscount Weatherby, as he spotted her after scanning the crowd …

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A Merry Christmas Poem

An Author’s Lament By Callie Hutton ‘Twas the night before Christmas, And the author said ‘damn’ I need to get this book Into my publisher’s hands Her children were nestled all snug in their beds, While she got two aspirins for the pain in her head, Mama in her kerchief and papa in his cap, She hoped this last revision would be but a snap When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, She hopped from her laptop to see what the hell happened now! The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow, Gave a luster …

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