Sunday, November 23, 2008

My Readers' Poll closed last night and I am pleased to announce the winner...

(I feel like a presenter at the Academy Awards. I just need a drum roll and a really fancy dress)

Harry Windover, "Seeking Persephone"

Can I tell you? I'm excited. His is a fun book.

And, in case you are wondering, I finished Jason Jonquil's book recently and, once my editing team provides corrections, typo info, etc., it will be up and available. So stay tuned!!

And thanks to everyone who voted.
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Monday, November 10, 2008

So would you like some hints about the stories you're voting on? You would? Okay. If you say so...

  • Harry Windover - When the lady Harry secretly loves asks his help in choosing a husband from among her bevvy of potential suitors, he takes it upon himself to steer her clear of them all and with a little persistence, turn her thoughts to himself.
  • The Duke and Duchess of Hartley - Adele Beauchene barely escaped the Reign of Terror in Revolutionary France when she was a child. When her past returns to haunt her, she, who has never trusted anyone since the day Madame Guillotine claimed her family, must learn to rely on the stranger she's been promised to.
  • Athena Lancaster - Suddenly well-connected and excessively well-dowered, Athena finds herself thrust into the London marriage mart. How can she possibly know if the men in pursuit of her hand have fallen for her or for her fortune? Only an unlikely ally can help her negotiate the potential dangers of courtship among the ton.
  • Lord and Lady Percival - Lord Percival hadn't intended to marry for years yet. But his Honor as a Gentleman required he offer for a young lady he barely knows. Resentment and frustration soon come between them and it looks like Happily Ever After is impossible.
  • Someone completely new - Good grief! There are multiple possibilities running through my mind - characters you haven't met yet whose stories are begging to be told

Did that whet your appetite? Ready to change your vote? Vote for more than one?

Leave me a comment. I'd love to hear what you think...
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Sunday, November 2, 2008

So those of you who have been faithful followers of the Jonquil Brothers Series are, of course, waiting in eager anticipation of the next book. In case you couldn't guess from reading "As You Are," Jason Jonquil is the next brother to traverse the slippery slopes of love. And for him it is not smooth sailing.
It hasn't been for me, either. During the Regency Era, England was at war with Napoleonic France. You will recall that Stanley, yet another brother, is a soldier fighting with the 13th Light Dragoons in that very war. Well this is the book where the war begins to play a more crucial part in the lives of this family. That is where the difficulty has arisen. My own perfectionism had positively required me to be as accurate as possible when discussing or mentioning actual battles and regiments. So I can now say I know about as much about the Peninsular War as I ever imagined I would. And I will know more as the books go on.
It is times like those lately, sitting in the Library pouring over regimental histories, that I begin to wonder what in the world I have gotten myself into.
Give me a few more weeks and we'll see if all that research was worth it....
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