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!