Friday, September 25, 2015

One More Haunted Evening Release Party

Today I'll be participating in the One More Haunted Evening release party, courtesy of Ava Stone, Jerrica Knight-Catania and Jane Charles whose new novel goes on sale today - a spooky historical that will make your toes curl! So stop by the party for a fun-filled day of ghost stories and giveaways. I'll be there from 4:20 to 4:40pm EST with 2 $10 amazon gift cards and one book prize containing four of my books.
The lineup is fabulous - I'm including it below so you know when to stop by for a chance to hang out with your favorite authors.

1:00pm - 1:20pm Ava Stone
1:20pm - 1:40pm Julie Johnstone
1:40pm - 2:00pm Shana Galen
2:00pm - 2:20pm Rose Gordon
2:20pm - 2:40pm Jane Godman
2:40pm - 3:00pm Monica Burns
3:00pm - 3:20pm Christy Carlyle
3:20pm - 3:40pm Darcy Burke
3:40pm - 4:00pm Susan Gee Heino
4:00pm - 4:20pm Renee Bernard
4:20pm - 4:40pm Sophie Barnes
4:40pm - 5:00pm Aileen Fish
5:00pm - 5:20pm Jane Charles
5:20pm - 5:40pm Jerrica Knight-Catania
5:40pm - 6:00pm Samantha Grace
6:00pm - 6:20pm Sue London
6:20pm - 6:40pm Deb Marlowe
6:40pm - 7:00pm Erica Ridley
7:00pm - 7:20pm Valerie Bowman
7:20pm - 7:40pm Tracey Devlyn
7:40pm - 8:00pm Collette Cameron
8:00pm - 8:20pm Author Meara Platt
8:20pm - 8:40pm Katherine Bone
8:40pm - 9:00pm Christina McKnight

Monday, September 21, 2015

Singing a love story

It's been years since I heard Bill Morrissey's song "Birches" for the first time. I'm not sure what reminded me of it yesterday, but I found myself going to YouTube and searching for it. Turns out it's just as beautiful as I remembered it to be. The story he tells through song about an older couple whose relationship has lost the passion of young love, is incredibly moving. As they sit alone, the wife tries to reignite the spark, but the husband who's more practical dismisses her attempts in favor of what they have gained after so many years of marriage. Oak will burn as long and hot as a July afternoon, And birch will burn itself out by the rising of the moon. 
Still, after he goes off to bed, she dismisses his insistence to add oak to the fire and adds birch instead. The memories come flooding back and for a brief time, she is young again. And the shadows they saw nothing but a young girl on her honeymoon.
The last line brings everything into focus: She thought of heat. She thought of time. She called it an even trade.
Although the wife misses the way they once were, she also realizes that what she has now is lasting, that it is important, and that her husband's love for her will keep her warm through the cold winter nights.


Friday, September 18, 2015

Have romance novels had a positive impact on your life?

Hey everyone! Today I pitched an idea to RT magazine for an article about romance novels having a positive impact on people's lives. I'm looking for stories where romance novels may have helped you through a difficult time in your life or offered you a clearer perspective on what's required in order to make a relationship work. Perhaps a romance novel put you in touch with that special someone by placing you in the same book store at the same time, or inspired you to make a positive career change?
If you think you have a story to tell or know somebody who has, and would like to participate, please get back to me at and maybe we can battle the negative rep that romance novels have gotten over the years together.

The Earl's Complete Surrender Book Trailer

The trailer for The Earl's Complete Surrender is ready! A friend of mine made this for me and I have to say that she did a superb job, don't you think? If you're an author and would like to get in touch with her or if you would like to advertise an event with video, you can contact her through her website at or via the Visual Trailer FB page at Thanks for watching :D

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Foreign Rights

One of the perks that I get from having signed with a big publishing house like Harper Collins, is the effort that they make on my behalf to sell the foreign rights to my books. There are two particular book fairs that they participate in yearly in order to make this happen, namely Frankfurt and London. So far, I've sold books from the Kingsborough Ball series to Russia, Japan and Holland. Lady Sarah's Sinful Desires is due for release on the Scandinavian market in spring 2016, with the next two books in the series following closely behind. This agreement has been further facilitated thanks to Harlequin whom Harper Collins acquired in 2014. Below are a couple of pictures of the books I've received so far. I can't read them myself, but that doesn't make it less thrilling to have them on my book shelf =)

The Trouble With Being A Duke in Japanese

The Trouble With Being A Duke in Russian