I had a blast writing this little think-piece for Bookish on how Jane Austen continues to inspire romance novelists everywhere. Please enjoy.
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Now that’s a bookshelf.
Will you be in the Spokane, WA, area next Saturday afternoon? If so, perhaps you might like to join me as I moderate a Get Lit! panel featuring fellow romance authors Asa Maria Bradley, Tamara Morgan, Katee Robert, and Rebecca Zanetti. We’ll be talking about what it’s like to write romance, how they go about it, their advice for aspiring authors, and more. Plus, I hear there’s going to be door prizes. :)
More info about the “What’s in a Kiss?” panel here.
My honest answer.
It’s a problem. But a good one, don’t you think?
I recently had the pleasure of reading Rules for a Rogue by Christy Carlyle, a new-to-me author, and I wanted to tell you about it. I fell in love with the protagonists, Phee and Kit, and Christy’s writing is just beautiful. Also, the cover is spectacular. That gown!
Christy has a new book coming out next week, A Study in Scoundrels, which I’m so excited to read. And please enjoy this equally spectacular cover!
More about Christy here.
Last night’s Avon Romance Facebook takeover — featuring Julia Quinn, Laure Lee Guhrke, and me — was a blast! It was fun, it was informative, and, at times, deeply emotional too. If you joined us, thank you, and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! If you missed it but would like to visit Avon’s page to see what it was all about, click here.
I recently had the pleasure of reading a fantastic contemporary romance novel, Recipe for Redemption, by Anna J. Stewart. Anna’s writing style is so compulsively readable, and her characters so vividly drawn, that I absolutely had to read this in one sitting.
And Anna’s got a new book coming out in May, which I’m super-excited to read. Check out this stunning cover!
To learn more about Anna and her other books, click here.
So happy to share with you these kind words of praise from a fellow writer I admire so much — the wildly talented Lenora Bell, author of the acclaimed How the Duke Was Won and If I Only Had a Duke. Here’s what Lenora has to say about my own You May Kiss the Bride:
I’m super-excited to read Lenora’s third book in the Disgraceful Dukes series, Blame It on the Duke, which releases April 17th (soon!). More about Lenora here.
I adore this! Besides inspiring a wish to travel the length and breadth of England, it also makes me want to reread some of my longtime favorites. My only objection is that poor Jane Austen looks a little demented, and Charles Dickens seems to be gazing at her in concern.