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DONE AT LAST!

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Some people remember having a younger sibling who trailed after them everywhere. Or a task that, for some reason, just can’t get completed and stay DONE. So it has been for me with Elizabeth’s Undone, which was begun back in February, put aside for revisions on Max’s book, finished in May, received substantial revision request in June and now has been totally reworked. This time, I hope it stays “done” with few additional revisions and actually debuts with Max, whenever the scheduling for simultaneous releases gets worked out next year.

On to Will–at last!



WHAT? SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE??

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Yes, school (in Texas, at least) is winding to a close and summer is just a cold drink by a warm pool on a hot day away. Where does the time go?

This May, it’s mainly gone to keeping up with blog comments about the free online read “Seduced by the Dark Stranger, ” a prequel to the upcoming REGENCY SILK & SCANDAL miniseries that’s been running all month at eharlequin.com (http://www.eharlequin.com/article.html?articleId=1460) and with the RS&S authors’ blog at eharlequin’s Community. (http://community.eharlequin.com/content/regency-silk-and-scandal) As RS&S begins next month with Louise Allen’s The Lord and the Wayward Lady, there will be lots more blogs, both at eharlequin and elsewhere, as you can see from the entries on this page.

I’m looking forward to the release of my contribution to the miniseries, Book 3, THE SMUGGLER AND THE SOCIETY BRIDE, which will be out in August. Gabe Hawksworth is a roguish, free-spirited hero after my own heart, as is never-intended-to-break-the-rules-but-it-just-happens heroine Honoria. And I absolutely LOVED researching the county of Cornwall, with its beautiful misty coasts and mysterious history of smuggling.

I’m also eagerly anticipating the summer to charge forward on my next project, the Ransleigh Rogues, four childhood friends and cousins from radically different backgrounds whose lives are changed by war, heartbreak and scandal. Of course, four such strong-minded men need equally strong-minded ladies to straighten them out!

The first story features “Magnificent Max” Ransleigh, unofficial leader of the group, a charismatic man said to be able to persuade any man and charm any lady…until scandal at the Congress of Vienna soils his reputation and ruins his hopes for a brilliant diplomatic career. Exiled from polite society and shunned even by his family, he seems an unlikely savior for a well-bred young lady. Except that Miss Caroline Denby doesn’t want to be saved…she wants to be ruined. Why not, she argues, use his bad reputation to do her this one small favor?

More on Max and Caroline later!



RINGING IN THE NEW…SADLY

Monday, January 18th, 2010

The holidays were both joyous and difficult as I was faced with the loss of my mom the Friday before Christmas. She was my hero and inspiration and will be sorely missed. (For a tribute to Mom and Inspiring Women everywhere, see my January 20 blog at Access Romance, http://www.accessromance.com/blog/) I’m also still wrestling with the last few scenes of Greville’s book, its completion long-delayed by events such as that bit of unexpected out-of-town travel. Only a few scenes left now, so I’m hoping to finish the first draft SOON!





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