April 26th, 2013Upcoming Appearances
I hope you’ve noticed the gorgeous cover for Duke of Midnight–scroll over the cover to see the stepback. I hope to start posting excerpts next month.
Meanwhile, conference season starts officially for me with the RT Book Reviews Convention in Kansas City next week. On Friday I’ll be accepting the RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Historical Romance of 2012 for Thief of Shadows.
If you’re attending the convention, here are the other places I’ll be:
Wednesday, 1:15 p.m. Historical Panel: The Invention of Romance
Friday, 5:00 p.m. Team Romance Trivia Extravaganza
Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Giant Book Fair
Saturday 5:00 p.m. Jade Lee’s Birthday Party Roast
May 1st marks the opening of Brenda Novak’s month-long online auction to benefit juvenile diabetes. I’ve donated several items of interest:
- Luncheon with moi at the RWA conference in Atlanta
- An autographed set of the Princes Trilogy
- An advanced reader copy of Duke of Midnight
March 11th, 2013NEW YORK TIMES!
Lord of Darkness has made both the New York Times bestseller list and the USA Today bestseller list! Thank you to everyone who bought a copy!!!
March 3rd, 2013Lord of Darkness is in Stores!
Lord of Darkness is in stores now and I hope you’ve got your copy. When you do, will you do me a favor and post a review of what you thought of the book on Amazon or Goodreads or both? Apparently, the publishers quite like that sort of thing and since I’m up for contract, well…it can’t hurt.
Meanwhile, you might want to check out the latest installment of my online prologue to Lord of Darkness, I’ve added Her Grace to the Imaginary Dogs on my Extras page, and finally, the St. John family tree has been added to the Families page in my Maiden Lane pages.
February 1st, 2013An Upcoming Signing and a Contest!
I’m quite excited! I just heard word that I’ll be signing at the Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, Illinois on April 27th. I’ll be joined by several other author friends, but I want to wait to announce who until we have definite confirmations. Just be assured that if you read historical romance this won’t be a signing to miss.
My goodness, it’s already February and Lord of Darkness will be here in 26 days. If you haven’t already done so, now might be a good time to pre-order the book or ebook so as to have it in your hands on release day.
To celebrate the release of Lord of Darkness, I’m holding a Facebook contest along with Eloisa James, Susan Mallery, Julia London, Jillian Hunter, and debut author, Maire Claremont. The contest runs February 1st thru March 15th. We’ll be giving away weekly signed book bundles and, at the end, a new iPad mini! Do be sure to enter.
Meanwhile, check out my Maiden Lane pages for the List of Characters for Lord of Darkness, as well as the new St. John Family Tree. I’ve been adding to the excerpt of Lord of Darkness (we’re now in Chapter 2) and there’s also an ongoing “prologue“–letters between Megs and Godric written during the two year gap between the end of Thief of Shadows and the beginning of Lord of Darkness.
Finally, if you’d like to be alerted the very day that Lord of Darkness arrives in stores, please sign up for my one time only Tell Me When the Book is Out! News Alert.
August 21st, 2012Win an iPad!
My friends, Jane Porter, Eloisa James, Julia London, and Vanessa Kelly and I have teamed up for an iPad and book giveaway on Facebook. Each week one winner will be chosen to receive a pack of five signed books, one from each author. Then on September 19th one winner will be chosen to receive an iPad! How do you enter? Simply supply your name and email here. By entering the contest you agree to sign up for my newsletter list as well as Jane’s, Julia’s Vanessa’s and Eloisa’s. We will not share your email with anyone else. That’s it! Good luck–and remember that you can enter on each author’s Facebook page and if you share the contest info on your own Facebook page, you’ll get extra entries as well.
Looking for an autographed book? At the beginning of August I made a trip to Minneapolis and did a few drive-by signings. If you visit these bookstores they’ll have books autographed by me:
- Barnes & Noble at the Mall of America
- Barnes & Noble downtown Minneapolis
- Barnes & Noble at Southdale Mall
- Barnes & Noble at Calhoun Lake
- Barnes & Noble at Ridgedale Mall
- Barnes & Noble at Har Mar Mall in St. Paul
- Barnes & Noble in Highland Park in St. Paul
- Barnes & Noble in Eagan, MN
- Barnes & Noble in Burnsville, MN
- Barnes & Noble in Apple Valley, MN
- Barnes & Noble in Waterloo, Iowa
- Barnes & Noble in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
- Barnes & Noble in Coralville/Iowa City, Iowa
- Barnes & Noble in Davenport, Iowa
- Barnes & Noble in Peoria, Illinois
- And Lake Forest Book Store: Market Square, 680 N. Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL