Thursday, August 6, 2020

Royal Scandals: San Rimini Books in Order

Today’s FAQ: What’s the order of the Royal Scandals: San Rimini books?

A:  In order, the stories are:

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

To Kiss a King is Here

A later-in-life romance. A second chance at love. An ambassador weighing her duties against her desires. A monarch walking the tightrope between his public and private lives. Any of these sound like your kind of romance novel catnip?

I’m thrilled to share that To Kiss a King is now available at retailers worldwide! Many of you have told me that this is the San Rimini book you’ve been anticipating most.

Here’s the back-of-book info if you’d like a sneak peek:

He’s heralded around the world as a romantic icon. The last thing he needs is to fall in love.
King Eduardo diTalora is riding a popularity high, thanks to his political acumen, his charitable endeavors, and above all, the storybook romance he had with his late wife, Queen Aletta. He plans to use that goodwill in the best way possible, to push long-term projects that will benefit his country.
When Claire Peyton, the new American ambassador, pitches a project of her own, Eduardo wonders if it’s possible to find love a second time. But as Claire and Eduardo face the political and personal repercussions of time spent together, each of them must choose between their duty to country and their love for each other.
But when the world sits in judgment, does love stand a chance?

I loved writing about Eduardo and Claire. Having the opportunity to write about a couple of their age and life experience was fun. I think you’ll enjoy their story, too.

You can find it at your favorite retailer in ebook, print, or audio. As has been the case with earlier San Rimini books, the talented Hollis McCarthy narrates. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

First Time on Sale

Big announcement! For a limited time, you can get The Royal Bastard for only 99¢/99p in ebook throughout the US, Australia, the UK, and Canada. The sale may pop up in other countries at various retailers, so check your favorite (for instance, it’s currently .99 at Apple Books in New Zealand.)

Here’s a peek:

A royal secret. A marriage in jeopardy.

Rocco Cornaro dedicates his life to creating innovative, life-saving medical devices, and in the process has become a wealthy man. However, he harbors a deep secret: his mother was once the lover of Sarcaccia’s King Carlo Barrali, and Rocco is the product of their secret affair.

Trained from birth to keep his royal parentage quiet, Rocco cannot even trust his beloved wife with his secret, and his silence drives her away. When Justine is kidnapped and held for ransom, he must risk everything—his siblings' security, his life’s work, and the reputation of a royal family—to save the woman he loves. But when he reveals his secret—and confronts a new, horrible truth—will it end his marriage forever?

The Royal Bastard has never before been on sale, so now is the time to get your copy. Though it’s part of the Royal Scandals series, it was written so it can be read independently. 


Monday, June 22, 2020

The Perfect Prince

Today’s the day! The much-anticipated Falling for Prince Federico has landed in stores worldwide.

Prince Federico served as the palace liaison for Daniela D’Ambrosio, the main character in Fit for a Queen, during her visit to San Rimini. Since the publication of that book, I’ve had a number of emails from readers expressing excitement over Federico’s upcoming story. I’m happy to announce that it’s finally here!

Federico has followed a difficult road in the days since his appearance in Fit for a Queen. Now his day of reckoning has come in the form of Pia Renati, a relief worker who faces her own challenges.

Here’s a peek at the back cover:

The world knows him as Prince Perfect. She’s about to discover the truth.

Prince Federico diTalora is all too aware of his dreaded nickname: Prince Perfect. He’s spent his life guarding his reputation, cognizant of the duty he owes his country and its citizens. But as a widower with two rambunctious boys, the strain of being an ideal son, father, and prince has pushed him to the breaking point.

Pia Renati is in San Rimini to stay with her best friend, who’s pregnant and on bed rest. Faced with hours of downtime, Pia is tempted when Prince Federico, with his Mediterranean good looks and unimpeachable reputation, invites her to spend time with him and his two boys.

As Federico and Pia chase the boys around the palace gardens, they find themselves drawing closer. Pia didn’t travel to San Rimini for romance—it’s the last thing she wants—though there’s no denying her attraction to Federico. But can she trust Prince Perfect with her heart, when she sees all too clearly the pain he hides from the world?

Want more? An excerpt and Behind the Scenes are now posted on my site

I can’t wait for you to read Federico and Pia's story. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 17, 2020

The Knight’s Kiss + Two New Covers

This week, thanks to Patricia Schmitt, two more Royal Scandals titles have cover updates.

Check out the old and new covers for both Christmas on the Royal Yacht (a Royal Scandals novella) and The Wicked Prince (Royal Scandals #5.) The new covers will appear at retailers worldwide beginning today.

In bigger news, it’s only two days until the release of The Knight’s Kiss, Book 4 of the Royal Scandals: SanRimini series. The book features Princess Isabella diTalora and a reclusive art collector named Nick Black. It’s a modern fairy tale that will appeal to fans of both contemporary and historical romance.

The Knight’s Kiss is available for preorder at retailers worldwide in ebook, print, and audio. For an early peek and Behind the Scenes info, check out the page for The Knight’s Kiss.