Holiday Greetings, Gentle Readers!

Due to the changeover in publication schedules to allow all Harlequin Historicals to debut in the same month on both sides of the Atlantic, I won’t have a new book to announce for some time yet. (More about that later.) But I didn’t want the lack of new releases to keep me from wishing all my readers and their families the merriest, most blessed of holiday seasons!

I also wanted to let you know about the special holiday giveaway being sponsored by a group of Harlequin Historical authors. Styled like a traditional advent calendar, each day features a book cover, with live links to that author’s blog or website. Once there, readers will be asked to find a hidden ornament, answer a question or make a comment to be entered in that author’s holiday giveaway. Readers can enter once a day, every day to win daily prizes and be eligible to win the grand prize of a Kindle Fire (or latest Kindle model in other countries,) to be awarded on December 23.

The calendar is below, my day is Wednesday, December 14, and the prize is a $50 Amazon gift certificate (to buy books to load on that Kindle!) The calendar link takes you to my website, where the contest page link will wisk you to the Fresh Fiction page where you can leave your comment.

Good luck and Happy Holidays!




Four cousins, best friends through childhood and university, whose destinies are forever altered by war and the love of one remarkable woman…

To eliminate confusion for readers in North America, the UK and Australia, Harlequin Historicals issued in English will now come out in all markets in the same month with the same cover (if you’ve seen the UK readers page on my website, you know that in the past, the same book often came out in different months with different covers.) So although the first book in my new RANSLEIGH ROGUES series has already been edited and approved, it won’t be released until sometime next year.

Book 1 features Max Ransleigh, son of an earl and charismatic leader of the cousins. Betrayal at the Congress of Vienna destroyed his diplomatic career; while staying with his cousin Alastair, contemplating his future, he’s accosted by Miss Caroline Denby, who makes him a most unusual proposition: ruin her, so she won’t have to marry! Max intends to refuse her…but there’s something so alluring about the unconventional Caro.

I’m nearing the end on Book 2, which features Will Ransleigh, the cousin from the wrong side of the blanket. Fanatically devoted to Max, who helped save him from a life on the streets, when Will hears a woman’s betrayal has destroyed his cousin’s career, he vows to find the woman, drag her back to England, force her to testify and restore Max’s good name. But Elodie Lefevre didn’t survive revolution, empire and years of war to meekly do any man’s bidding, and has an agenda of her own!


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