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!
Happy release day, everyone! I’m excited to say that THE STAR OF ANATOLIA, a short novella in my Wizards of London world, is out today! I’m super excited about it. There’s lady spies, dangerous magic, a fabulous necklace, a handsome wizard, and of course, the Duchess of Edgebourne. Here’s the blurb:
Meet Miss Anastasia Galipp. Debutante, know-it-all, and the Home Office’s secret weapon. She gathers gossip in the ballrooms of Mayfair, winnowing through to discover Society’s most unsavory secrets. But her position is a precarious one, and she needs to prove herself to be the spy she thinks she is once and for all. When she’s assigned a case that hits close to home, she thinks she sees her chance. But add in a wedding to stop, a new partner, some dangerous magic, and an unexpected duchess, and Anastasia’s life is suddenly more complicated than she ever imagined.
This is a quick read, and I hope you love it! I’m excited to keep writing about Anastasia – she’s my favorite heroine so far.
If you’re in the US, I hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend! Pick up THE STAR OF ANATOLIA during your food coma; it’ll liven things up a little. You can find buy links to all of the major ebook retailers here. Enjoy!
Well, hello there. Welcome to autumn, my favorite season (unless you count ‘the holidays,’ which is totally a season. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise). But weather-wise and decor-wise and general existence-wise, autumn is great. And BUSY. So busy! There is inevitably a lot going on in people’s lives in autumn, and I’m no different. Want a list? You’re going to get one anyway, because I like lists.
- My kids are in the full swing of ‘preschool.’ It’s in quotes because they’re two. But they love it deeply, and I love it even more, because the particular program they’re enrolled in offers parents a coworking space above the school space. So I get three hours twice a week to
procrastinate on the internetwrite. (Guess where I am RIGHT NOW?)
- I’m a featured author at Virtual FantasyCon’s paranormal/urban fantasy Facebook event tomorrow, where I’ll be posting and commenting and generally having fun (thank goodness they scheduled it for Wednesday, my babysitter day!).
- I’m running an Amazon Giveaway for the next couple of weeks; you can sign up to follow my Amazon author page and thus be notified of new releases by the juggernaut that is Amazon automation, and enter to win a copy of THIEVES’ HONOR! Super fun.
- I’m also recruiting ARC reviewers! If you’re interested in getting my books for free before they’re out and posting reviews (honest ones, please!), you can fill out this form. Limited spots are available, so act fast!
- This weekend I’m heading to the New Jersey Romance Writers’ conference. This is doubly exciting, because a) I get to hobnob with other writers, get creatively inspired, and get all kinds of useful publishing advice and b) my children are staying home, so I get to pretend like an adult who doesn’t spend six days a week in rumpled yoga pants (on the seventh day, I wear no pants).
- Sweater weather.
- Football food (for the record, in my house, we wear purple on Sundays).
- Food in general. Autumn is for eating, if you ask me.
- I’m breaking out the holiday spreadsheet and getting started (woefully late, for me) on gift shopping. There’s a basket hidden away in a certain closet of my house slowly starting to fill with delightful things that I can’t wait to give to people.
What do you have going on this autumn? I hope you’re making time to eat delicious food and enjoy delicious fall colors in the midst of this busy season!
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I just wanted to post a quick note here about some upcoming author events I’ll be at. If you’re in Maryland (or close to Maryland, or willing to make your way to Maryland), I’d love to see you.
I’ll be at the Towson Library on Sunday, August 28th (my birthday!), to celebrate Read A Romance Month with the Baltimore County Public Library and the Maryland Romance Writers. Fellow MRW authors Magda Alexander, Christi Barth, Stephanie Draven, Elodie Nowodazkij, and L. Penelope will join me to discuss why reading and writing romance is so darn great.
I’ll also be at the Baltimore Book Festival, an amazing festival spanning an entire weekend right in downtown Baltimore. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend it – it’s basically filling downtown with as many readers as will fit and talking about books all weekend, which is a noble goal in my opinion. I’ll be on two panels – one on Friday, one on Sunday – and will also be staffing the MRW stage on Saturday.
My BBF panels:
- Friday, 2 PM: Heroines Get Stuff Done
- Sunday, 12 PM: Historical Romance – Kilt or No Kilt or Why Jamie Fraser Isn’t All There Is…
I’m super excited. Thieves’ Honor has been out for a little over a month now, and reviews are trickling in. A reviewer over at Night Owl Reviews posted that the book was “sweet, sassy, and a lot of fun.” I may have shrieked “JUST LIKE MEEEE!” at my husband when I read it to him. I’ll never tell.
I’m loving seeing what people have to say about my little book, though! The best part, at least so far, is that even the reviews that aren’t glowing always seem to have really great feedback, things I can use as I write the next book. Thanks, reviewers!
PS: I’m going to be setting up an advance review team soon! Stay tuned – and don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter, where I’ll be offering first crack at the limited spaces on the team! If you want to read Duncan’s story as soon as humanly possible, I want to hear from you!
This is it! ‘Thieves’ Honor’ is officially available to the world! I’ve started to see a few people posting that it was auto-delivered to their devices (thanks for pre-ordering!!). It’s super exciting!
So exciting, in fact, that I’ve hired a babysitter and locked myself in the office to work all day! (Actually, I would have done that anyway, but I lucked out and release day happened to fall on a babysitter day.) So I’ll be all over social media today, and I’d love to hear from you if you read the book!
This overly excitable headline is to tell you that I have finally (FINALLY!) finished the Edgebourne family tree. Not only have I finished it, I’ve posted it! It now has its very own page under a shiny new drop-down menu under ‘Books’ at the top of the page. (I literally discovered TODAY that I could turn the Books tab into a drop-down, after wistfully thinking about it for weeks and not actually checking to see if I could. Oops.)
But I’m also including it here, for those of you who are lazy and/or following me through some kind of feed and/or have horrible finger sprains which make extra clicks excruciatingly painful.
Look! It’s so pretty! And finished! (And in case you weren’t sure, that fellow in the very bottom left, Lord Westfield, is the hero of Thieves’ Honor. Coming out May 4th, you should definitely read it, etc. etc.)
The new page is labeled ‘Extras,’ which of course is plural. Stay tuned for more fun stuff to be added there after the book comes out!