In honor of the release of the first two Hadley’s Hellions stories, Julia is offering two lucky readers a set of both stories, FORBIDDEN NIGHTS WITH THE VISCOUNT and STOLEN ENCOUNTERS WITH THE DUCHESS. Click here to enter! http://freshfiction.com/contest.php?id=8629
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This month, Julia’s History Refreshed column takes a peek behind the veil with a discussion of life in the seraglio. After inhaling the flavor of these vanished worlds in four novels, check out how much is fact, how much is invention, in a classic non-fiction account of the harem. Read about it here: http://freshfiction.com/page.php?id=8648
For the month that means “romance,” what could be more romantic than an armchair voyage to Italy, courtesy of a quartet of historical novels set in that enchanting country? From the magic of a Venetian gondola, to the excitement of Siena’s paleo, to the walled charm of San Gimignano, to a thrilling chase through the city-states of Pisa, Milan, Venice, Rome and Naples, find a new trove of reading treasures here: http://freshfiction.com/page.php?id=8135
If you are dejected by the approaching end of the beloved Downton Abbey series, here are some fiction choices to console you that segue into the periods before and after the world of Downton. Plus, get a glimpse of what series creator Julian Fellowes is offering next! Find it at:
What could be more romantic in the month of romance than a visit to beautiful, sunny Italy? How about a vicarious journey with a determined lady and the rake who wins her heart? Product of a misalliance between a Society lady and an Italian musician, Allegra Antinori yearns to return to the land of her father’s birth after her dreams of wedding her childhood love and proper Society gentleman are smashed. With an estate in ruins, beguiling rogue Will Tavener needs to charm a wealthy bride. With them set on opposing aims, why do Will and Allegra find it so difficult to resist the attraction that keeps drawing them together? For a chance to win ROGUE’S LADY, enter at
Searching for Victorian-set historical fiction (in honor of all the Christmas traditions that come to us from that era) Julia discovered that the majority she found were historical mysteries (thanks, perhaps, to Sherlock Holmes?) As an added present, many of the reader favorites are long-running series, perfect for avid readers who love to remain in a favorite fictional world. Enjoy! http://freshfiction.com/page.php?id=7953
The turn of the New Year is the time for resolutions to change direction and improve one’s life. Which is just what reformed rogue Greville Anders vows when he returns to England, wounded, after having been impressed into the British Navy. Complicating his desire to turn his life around, though, is the lovely daughter of his host, who is just too disdainful and too delicious to resist flirting with. For a chance to win a copy of Greville’s book, SOCIETY’S MOST DISREPUTABLE GENTLEMAN, click here: http://freshfiction.com/contest.php?id=7981
Looking to read something from a distant and fascinating realm? Julia gives you several choices featuring real, mythical and purely fictional female characters in this month’s History Refreshed column, Medieval World of Craft and Intrigue, featuring the mysterious and mesmerizing medieval realm. Read it here: http://www.freshfiction.com/pages.php?id=history
For a visual person, Pinterest is fascinating! Rather than just talk about what interests you, you can show it – or rather, pin it! Look for more Julia boards to come, including one that displays places and things of interest in her work-in-progress, Will & Elodie’s story, second book in the upcoming Ransleigh Rogues series.
After having abandoned updates on this page for a shamefully long time (in her defense, Julia points to the many blogs she’s been writing over the last six weeks to promote the release of SMUGGLER,) she is happy to check in with some great news. Greville’s book has a title (SOCIETY’S MOST DISREPUTABLE GENTLEMAN) and a January 2011 release date. One of her favorite all-time books, WICKED WAGER, will be released for the first time in the UK in November with a lovely new cover. And A MOST UNCONVENTIONAL MATCH was just released again in the UK with a different cover that looks like an “outtake” of the original cover art, only much brighter. (Images of both to be posted on the Bookshelf page shortly.)
In the meantime, after the usual disruption for the end of summer and beginning of school, Julia is diving back into the writing of the first book of the Ransleigh Rogues series. Caro and Max are still tiptoeing around each other, but events are soon going to spiral out of their control.
Don’t you love it when that happens?