Sunday, November 1, 2015

Fall Back in Time

Last night we turned the clocks back an hour here in the USA. We gained an hour of sleep, but we lose an hour of daylight every day until daylight savings kicks in again next year. For now, though, what do we do with all these shorter days and chilly weather? I have just the thing! How about curling up with a soft blanket, a mug of something warm, and a fabulous book? My preference is Historical Romance.

Why Historical Romance, you ask? Oh, only about a million reasons! I love being transported back to days-gone-by. I love the beautiful clothes and the elegant architecture. I love horses and carriages and flickering lamplight. I love that there were no cell phones or televisions—information had to be carried person to person. I love that social rules were different and more complicated to navigate. And I love all the intricate storylines that can be woven into these historical settings.

Are you curious about Historical Romance? Here are a couple great links to check out: Great Escapes Books  and  Historical Romance Network .

Have you read any Historical Romance lately? Leave a comment and tell me what you love about historical romance and your name will be entered in a drawing!
On November 8th I'll select a random winner who will receive a print copy of Yuletide Lies, a Regency Christmas novel full of mystery, a motley menagerie, and the gift of true love.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

A Regency Ghost Story!

When things go bump in the night, there's no telling what might happen. Miss Amelie D'Arnaud isn't certain what's worse, being trapped in the dark all alone, or having to rely on the gentleman who once broke her heart. In a house full of secrets and specters, does true love stand the ghost of a chance?

THE GHOSTLY GOAL OF SCARY LORD LARRY(view on Amazon) is the first ghost story I've ever written. I had so much fun with it! Of course, my favorite part is the love story, but I really enjoyed putting my characters in a dark, creepy house and then confronting them with strange noises and unexplained happenings. With disappearances and danger all around, the threat of spooks is very real! So is the promise of a dash of humor and the hope of a happily-ever after. (It is, after all, a romance.)
This story is the last in my Lord Larry trilogy. All three stories ("The Delicate Plot to Bury Lord Larry", "The Elegant Scheme to Marry Lord Larry", and "The Ghostly Goal of Scary Lord Larry") are available digitally on Kindle. They are also neatly bound up in a print anthology now, too. THREE TEMPTING TALES OF LORD LARRY(view on Amazon) is full of Regency mayhem, mystery, and romance.

With mild language and sweet subject matter, this Regency collection is suitable for all readers. It would make a great gift, too!