Cover Reveal: The Baker’s Beauty

I’m so excited for you to meet Jess and Sean, the next couple to fall in love in River Hill. We’ve had lots of people ask us what’s next for the little town’s troubled baker, and Rebecca and I are confident that he’s finally met his match! And that cover? Whew! It’s sheer perfection. You can check out the fabulous cover and save $1 by pre-ordering THE BAKER’S BEAUTY below!

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After tragedy struck, Sean Amory left his job as a record executive in L.A. to go back to his roots. Heโ€™s come home to River Hill to work in his familyโ€™s bakery while he decides what to do with his life. Somehow, the warm ovens and fresh dough are soothing to his raw edgesโ€”and the gorgeous woman he sees jogging past every morning as he opens up the shop has another effect entirely.

Jessica Casillas-Mooreโ€™s former life as a beauty queen led to her current gig as a lifestyle consultant for a dozen local TV stations, but it also means she hasnโ€™t eaten carbs since she was fourteen. But smelling them wonโ€™t ruin her career, so she makes a point to route her morning run past The Breadery, River Hillโ€™s most delicious site. When she meets the handsome baker, sparks fly … and cupcakes get frosted.

Opposites really do attract, and it turns out that Jess and Sean just might be made for each other. But when his past rears its ugly head and her future comes calling, theyโ€™ll have to figure out how much theyโ€™re ready to give in order to get what they most want.

๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——๐—˜๐—ข ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ฅ โ˜› http://bit.ly/BakersBeautyTrailer

๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—˜-๐—ข๐—ฅ๐——๐—˜๐—ฅ โ˜›
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๐—”๐—ฑ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜€ โ˜›ย https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40970118-the-baker-s-beauty

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Happy Release Day! THE DISTILLER’S DARLING Has Arrived!

The_Distiller's_Darling_SMALLWelcome back to River Hill! The second in the contemporary romance series I’ve co-written with my BFF Rebecca Norinne is available today, and I LOVE it. I hope you do, too. Come back to the adorable wine country town of River Hill with us, where the food is fabulous and the people are sexy! In THE DISTILLER’S DARLING, you’ll find out what happened to Noah’s date to the gala after he left her to go fall in love with Angelica in THE VINTNER’S VIXEN! Naomi Klein is a self-assured, fearless artist who doesn’t take any nonsense from anyone – but her family is the one exhausting, beloved thorn in her side. When she meets Iain Brennan, new in town and working hard to sell his family’s new whiskey, they’re both ready for a fling. But when it turns into something more, everyone gets involved!

Buy it here:

If you missed the first book in the series, THE VINTNER’S VIXEN, you can get it here!

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Balticon Book Recommendations!

On Saturday, I was lucky enough to be on a fantastic panel at Balticon called ‘Weirding the Regency: Fantasy of Manners, Napoleonic Space Opera, and More.’ It was the panel I was most excited about all weekend, since the program description read like it had been written just for me! Historical fantasy and space opera are two of my absolute favorite genres as a reader AND a writer! I was joined by awesome co-panelists John G. Walker and Melissa Scott, and together with a fantastic audience we got to nerd out extravagantly.

I promised while I was there that I would write up the huge list of books I blurted out as recommendations, since I’m a fast talker (and an overly enthusiastic hand-waver). So if you were there, here you go! And if you weren’t, you should definitely still keep reading, because these are some awesome books and I highly recommend you read them. (And if you want to nerd out about them with me, I’m ALL FOR IT! Get your wavy hands ready.)

Continue reading Balticon Book Recommendations!

My Balticon Schedule

I’m so excited to be a guest at Balticon this weekend! This is my local SFF convention, and I attended for years as a fan before I ever became an author, so I’m beyond flattered that they keep inviting me back! I’m on five panels over three days this weekend, and I’ll be wandering around the con for most of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you’re around, I’d love to see you! You can check out my schedule of panels below, and the entire con schedule can be found here. Looking forward to a great weekend!

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A Holiday Gift Guide for Book Lovers!

It’s that time of year! I don’t know about you, but I’m deep into holiday shopping and planning. Something you may or may not know about me is that I have a deep love of spreadsheets, and I personally think there’s an organizational tool for every occasion. If you’ve been looking for a way to corral your holiday gift shopping and spending, I have a free downloadable spreadsheet for you! I post a reminder about it every year, because I love to help people learn to love the spreadsheet life.

And if you’re looking to help fill it in? Well, how about a book-lover’s holiday gift guide? I’ve teamed up with several other writers to hunt down gift suggestions for all of the book-lovers on your list – and maybe even for you! Keep reading for lots of great ideas!

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1. Kindle Oasis $249.99

The new Kindle Oasis is the e-reader we’ve been waiting for, and it’s already been added to my Christmas list. Waterproof with built-in Audible, this 8GB WiFi-enabled reader will allow you to read your favorite historical romance novels in comfort and style.

Contributed by Cecelia Mecca, author of Medieval Romance

2. Purple Agate Bookends $32

Make your bookcase stand out with these gorgeous agate bookends, adding to the gems that you already have on your shelves. There are a variety of colors and RockParadise often runs a holiday discount.

Contributed by Emily Murdoch, author of Medieval, Regency, and Western historical romances

3. Literary Scarves $48

Get all wrapped up in a classic story and show some literary love with these bookish infinity scarves. Choose between Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre, or Alice in Wonderland.

4. The Book Seat $40

Fed up getting cold hands holding your book in bed at night? Or do heavy books make your fingers sore? The Book Seat hands-free book holder is the perfect answer! Prop your book – or eReader – on the beanbag and the only time you’ll need to move a finger is to turn the page!

Contributed by Belle McInnes, author of Scottish historical romance

5. Literary Gifts for Book Lovers and Readers $18-45

Jewelry becomes even more romantic with inscriptions of popular book quotes. A favorite is a necklace etched with Mr. Darcyโ€™s proposal to Elizabeth Bennett. There are many handcrafted pieces of jewelry with a variety of quotes to choose from.

Contributed by Ellie St. Clair, author of Regency romance

6. Bordeaux Journal $13

These stunning gilded journals make a beautiful gift for any book lover. From Peter Pauper Press: “Luminous detailing in the forms of iridescent and gold foil highlights and gilded-gold page edging make this lovely journal shine.”

Gift idea from Ashley Merrick, author of sweet western historical romance

7. There’s Always Time for Tea$12.50

The idea of “tea time” is a luxurious concept, but it needn’t take an hour or be accompanied by a fox hunt. Treat yourself to a daily dose of antiquity with this literary set of 25 teabags. Each English Breakfast teabag is individually tagged with beloved quotes from your favorite authors.

Gift idea from K. C. Bateman, author of Regency Historical ‘Secrets & Spies’ series

8. Bookworm Necklace $32

Featuring the quote every historical romance reader self-identifies with, this gorgeous, simple necklace is handmade in England. โ€œShe is too fond of books, and it has turned her mind.โ€ And yes – the artist offers it in both gold and silver, and even has a few other famous literary quotes available!

Gift idea from Jamaila Brinkley, author of historical fantasy romance

9. ‘All Those Who Wander’ Art Print $12.99

Take a book quote and early 20th-century dictionary pages out of the book and onto the wall with these prints from Vintage Art Co. I love the quotes, but images are also available! Each print is one of a kind.

Audrey Adair is the author of Scottish and time travel Historical Romance

10. Book Subscription Boxes (various)

For this, our bonus tenth gift, I picked something that I confess I’d probably get for myself in addition to giving as a gift. Subscription boxes are a huge deal right now, and what could be better than new books every month? There are several different options, depending on your taste in books – from YA to romance to literary fiction. Here’s a few of my favorites:

  • OwlCrate (YA books and swag!)
  • Ever After Box (A different romance themed box every month!)
  • Muse Monthly (Literary fiction with a focus on debut authors and marginalized voices!)
  • PageHabit (Books annotated by the authors, in multiple genres!)

I hope this guide has given you a few ideas for your shopping! I know I’ve gotten several ideas for the book-lovers on my list (and maybe a few things for yours truly…). Enjoy!

The Mathematical Gambit is available now!

My life has been sheer chaos lately, but I’m happy to be able to surprise you, gentle readers, with a new release! That’s right. Miss Anastasia Galipp, the finest spy the Home Office has ever let loose in Mayfair, is back, with a new adventure and some new feelings to explore regarding her very handsome wizard partner, Simon Armistead. The Galipp Files, Book 2: The Mathematical Gambit, is available on most major ebook retailers for just 99 cents, and I’m excited for you to read it!

You’ll find the book’s description and buy links right here. (And if you missed the first book in the series, The Star of Anatolia, it’s right here! With a shiny new cover to celebrate!)


Captain’s Lady is Available Now!

900x600I’m so excited that CAPTAIN’S LADY is finally out in the world. Captain Jack Boone appeared in both THIEVES’ HONOR and WITCH’S STONE, and I had readers frequently email me to ask when he would get his own story. I wanted it, too! Secretly, he’s always been my favorite of the original Wizards of London trio. And who better to foil our roguish, charming, carefree Captain Boone than a lady who is so carefully organized that her lists are a wonder to behold, and who plans to take a place in the society that Jack is so uninterested in? I hope you’ll enjoy watching Jack and Kate make their way through sheer, unadulterated chaos as they navigate family drama and unexpected surprises at every turn to find real love.

You can buy CAPTAIN’S LADY on Amazon, or read it for free on Kindle Unlimited. You can also add it to your shelf on Goodreads! As always, if you want to post a review, I’m grateful! I’d love to hear from you if you read this book or any of my others – you can always reach out to me by email or on social media like Twitter or Facebook.

What’s next from me? Now that CAPTAIN’S LADY is out in the world, you can keep your eyes peeled for the next installment in Miss Anastasia Galipp‘s adventures in spycraft, magic, and romance! THE MATHEMATICAL GAMBIT is coming very soon! You can also look out for THE VINTNER’S VIXEN, my contemporary romance co-written with USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Norinne.

In the meantime, I’ll be getting my kids ready to start school in a couple of weeks, celebrating my birthday (!), and buckling down to write more! I can’t wait to see what’s next in my magical world!