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The theme of The Romance Reviews‘ Romance Madness Hop is books we love.

Since I write historicals, I thought I’d feature an historical novel that was recommended to me separately by three of my writer friends. By the time I reached the end of the Prologue, I understood what they were all raving about. The book is Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase.

Lord of ScoundrelsThis RITA award winner was published by Avon Historical in 1995 and though the cover may seem dated, I predict the words within will become a romance classic.

Jessica Trent is a feisty, unconventional heroine in the Georgette Heyer mold, and the snappy dialogue would have done that grand dame of Regency Romance proud. The book grabbed my attention on page one, and didn’t let go until long after I’d turned the last page. But perhaps the best part of this novel is the hero, the dark, devilish Marquess of Dain. Swoon.

Sebastian Ballister, Marquess of Dain, is every mother’s nightmare. He has devoted to his life to every vice imaginable, and he’s quite happy with that. Just as well his taste in women doesn’t run to ladies of quality, or more reputations than his own would be ruined. Enter Jessica Trent, a no-nonsense, intelligent spinster set on removing her impressionable brother from Dain’s influence. Sparks fly from the first time they meet and soon all of Paris is laying bets on whether she’s the woman to bring the notorious bachelor to his knees.

The game is on and both intend to win. Neither intend for their rivalry to end in marriage. But one compromising kiss is all it takes and before Jessica can catch her breath, she’s whisked back to London, married to the Lord of Scoundrels, and ensconced in the wilds of Dartmoor where the chemistry and the drama are only ratcheted higher.

Lord of Scoundrels is a fast-paced read that is un-put-downable. To see for yourself, read this extract on Loretta Chase’s website.

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Blaze - new mockupI know I’ve left this rather late in the day, but you still have what’s left of Sunday to grab your free copy of Blaze, the anthology of romances produced by the Minxes of Romance (my CPs and I).

This collection of eight short stories, varying from fun and flirty to seriously sexy, is centred around the retained firefighters of a Lake District village. Seven hot firemen and one hot firewoman, none of whom will escape the heat of passion unscorched.

For Sunday 23 December only, this is available free on Amazon and Amazon UK.


The Romance Reviews are running a month-long summer party with prizes, games and books galore, running from July 1st to 31st. Click here to find out more about the event. Check back every day throughout July, as there are daily give-aways as well as the chance to win $100 worth of gift vouchers.

I’m participating in the competition, so watch this space for the Dear Julia clue that will be hidden in my blog posts over the next couple of weeks.

To celebrate Read-an-eBook week, The Wild Rose Press is offering 10% off all titles, as well as a host of free books.

Check out their website at for more information. And feel free to download my first novella, Let’s Misbehave, which is now at the hot, hot price of $1.35.

A vast number of other ePresses are also celebrating the week, and you can get all the information here.

This holiday season The Wild Rose Press are trying to increase their newsletter distribution, and are offering one day specials throughout the month to newsletter subscribers. There’ll be discounts, gift certificates, free downloads, and more.

You can join The Wild Rose Press newsletter or The Wilder Roses newsletter for exclusive giveaways this holiday season!

TWRP is also giving away a free gourmet cookbook called The Garden Gourmet. You can find out more here.

I’m over at Love Romances Cafe today, chatting about writing, the 20s and Let’s Misbehave. Please drop by and say ‘hello’.

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