Saturday, August 13, 2016

Winners, all!

Thanks to all who entered the recent contest on Goodreads for an Advanced Reader Copy of The Wicked Prince, the fifth full-length title in the Royal Scandals series. I'm stunned by the number of you who wanted an early copy!

Winners were chosen the day before the book's release, and each was mailed an autographed ARC. Congratulations to Joyce Y. of Framingham, MA, Ann Marie M. of Deep River, ON, Anna C or Mariaville, ME, Carlos H. of Calexico, CA, and Leslie L. of Sunbury, PA. I hope you're enjoying the story of Prince Alessandro and Frannie Lawrence!

Didn't know about the giveaway? Then you need to get on Goodreads! Go HERE to join the site if you aren't already a member and to follow my page. Not only are followers notified about special giveaways, you have the chance to ask questions about upcoming books, add future releases to your virtual bookshelves, and talk books with others who read what you read. I also post about the books I'm currently enjoying.

See you there!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Making a Guest Appearance

I'm making a guest appearance today on New York Times bestselling author Lisa Mondello's blog. Lisa is the author of the popular Dakota Hearts series, the Texas Hearts series, and the classic romance All I Want For Christmas Is You.

I'm answering questions about my writing process, the Royal Scandals series, and what I'm reading now (my to-be-read pile is a towering thing of beauty!)

Stop by right here, check out Lisa and her books, and feel free to jump in and comment on her blog.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Wicked Prince is Here!

Elated to announce that The Wicked Prince is on sale TODAY, in your preference of paperback or e-book. For months, I've had e-mails and social media comments from readers asking for Prince Alessandro's story, so this feels like a holiday to me. Thank you!

If you’d like a peek inside the book, an excerpt is available on my website or using the Look Inside feature on either Amazon or iBooks 
 
Or…

He pulled back, but kept his hands tangled in her hair, holding her forehead to his.

"Frannie." His whisper was dark, a stark contrast to the gentleness of his touch. His chest rose and fell, once, twice...and his breath went ragged on the second exhale. "Oh, Frannie, what are you doing to me?"

It was a chastisement and a warning.

She didn't care; the risk had already been taken.

"Shh." This time, when her lips touched his, he didn't hold back.

Want a look behind-the-scenes? Visit the Pinterest board with maps, location photos, and a look at the actors I’d cast as Prince Alessandro and Frannie. You’ll also see the original Humphrey, the inspiration behind Humphrey the Ironically Named Camel. He’s every bit as lovable in person as he is in the book.

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on The Wicked Prince!

PS: For those of you who prefer listening to your books, stay tuned. The audio version of The Wicked Prince is in production and will be available soon!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Wicked Prince - Pinterest Inspiration Board

Now live on Pinterest: The inspiration board for next week's newest Royal Scandals release, The Wicked Prince.

This is your chance to look behind the scenes at maps, location photos, and who I'd cast in the roles of Alessandro Barrali and Francesca "Frannie" Lawrence. Feel free to give me your feedback...when you read the book, who do you envision playing these characters?


I have Pinterest boards filled with background for each of the Royal Scandals novels.  Click around (and repin!) to your heart's content.  Then look for The Wicked Prince, coming Tuesday, August 2!


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Travel to Croatia

If the Dubrovnik setting of The Royal Bastard made you consider a trip to Croatia, now is a great time to go. Check out this article posted today on CNN, which highlights the spectacular scenery, the explore-at-leisure Old Town, and the stunning architecture.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/05/travel/croatia-dubrovnik-riviera/index.html

With its rich history, ancient structures, and beautiful, unspoiled coastline, Croatia was the perfect spot to set The Royal Bastard. I hope you enjoy its pleasures, too!