New contest: copy of Sweet Disorder, plus swag pack!

ETA: The winner is LSUReader! New contest coming soon.

Sweet Disorder, the first in my Lively St. Lemeston Regency-set small town series, is out March 18th! So, I’m giving away a copy of the e-book in the format of your choice, plus I will mail the winner a swag pack of promotional materials for the book.


Nick Dymond enjoyed the rough-and-tumble military life until a bullet to the leg sent him home to his emotionally distant, politically obsessed family. For months, he’s lived alone with his depression, blockaded in his lodgings. But with his younger brother desperate to win the local election, Nick has a new set of marching orders: dust off the legendary family charm and maneuver the beautiful Phoebe Sparks into a politically advantageous marriage.

One marriage was enough for Phoebe. Under her town’s by-laws, though, she owns a vote that only a husband can cast. Much as she would love to simply ignore the unappetizing matrimonial candidate pushed at her by the handsome earl’s son, she can’t. Her teenage sister is pregnant, and Phoebe’s last-ditch defense against her sister’s ruin is her vote-and her hand.

Nick and Phoebe soon realize the only match their hearts will accept is the one society will not allow. But as election intrigue turns dark, they’ll have to cast the cruelest vote of all: loyalty…or love.

Read the first chapter.

swag pack

The swag pack will include: a signed promotional postcard (personalized to your specifications), 1 rosette (with 2 options to pick from), 4 bookmarks with tassels, and 5 1″ pinback buttons of your choice.

A word of explanation: Sweet Disorder focuses on a hotly contested local political election. Back in the day in England, it was common for local parties to have colors like a sports team. In Lively St. Lemeston, the party affiliated with the Whigs is orange and purple, while the Tories are pink and white. (Sweet Disorder focuses on the Whigs, while we’ll get to meet more Tories in True Pretenses.)

The rosettes are similar to something the characters themselves might have worn, and the buttons are a pastiche of old and contemporary design elements. If you want to wait to read the book before choosing your buttons and rosette, that can be arranged!

I’ve posted some close-ups of the buttons and a list of available slogans.

Just comment on this post to enter, and make sure you enter your correct e-mail address (NOT in the body of the comment, but in the form where it says Name:, Mail:, Website:, make sure the e-mail address you enter for “Mail” is right). It won’t show up to other commenters, but I’ll get it and then I can easily notify you of your win. As always, if you want to be alerted when a new contest goes up, I recommend signing up for my newsletter.

This giveaway is open internationally.

70 thoughts on “New contest: copy of Sweet Disorder, plus swag pack!”

  1. This looks so awesome! Especially since I’ve read most of your other books but not this one. =D Thanks for doing a giveaway!

  2. This looks amazing! I love my romance with a healthy dose of historical/political background… I’m new to your work but I’ll definitely be checking out your previous books, because this one looks amazing–as does the swag! I’ve become a button fiend over the past couple of months 🙂

    1. Thank you! I was kind of worried the politics would put readers off, but instead so many people are telling me it’s something they like, which is awesome! Buttons are great, aren’t they? And the box they’re in makes such a lovely satisfying noise when I shake it.

    1. Thank you! It wasn’t originally intended to be a series but I just fell in love with the town. Good luck in the drawing!

    1. Actually, I think liking my tumblr may be a good indicator you’d like my books? I guess we’ll find out! Good luck in the drawing. 🙂

  3. Thanks for the giveaway. I’ll get your book anyway, but I’d sure love to win that awesome swag. Love the buttons especially.

    1. Aren’t they adorable? Matt did great work. And they are even cuter in person! Good luck in the drawing. 🙂

  4. I’m really excited for this book, as your other two are all-time favorites of mine. Thank you for doing a giveaway!

    1. Thank you! And aren’t they great? Heather at Creative Cockades made them for me. (There’s a ton of really cool stuff on her website, but also a bunch of Confederate stuff, so be prepared.)

  5. Thanks for the giveaway. While romances often discuss class distinctions, few really concentrate on the politics & political parties of the day.

    1. I am so happy every time someone says this, because I’ve been kind of afraid the politics would put people off! Thank you. 🙂 And good luck in the drawing!

  6. I can’t wait for sweet disorder! I have it on pre-order. A Lily Among Thorns has been my fave of yours–so far! Take care.

  7. Hi Rose!
    Congratulations on the up-coming release of Sweet Disorder on March 18th!
    After waiting for it’s release for what seems much to long I had to force myself not to read the excerpt!
    I decided I’m saving that pleasure for the day of it’s released! Now if there if there is anyone out there that could help have the 18th classified as a holiday so we could all stay home from work that day to just sit back, relax and read!

  8. So exciting for the release date to finally arrive. I’ve been your fan since reading the first words of In For A Penny. Congratulations!

  9. Sweet Disorder sounds so good–I can’t wait to read it. Congrats on the release and thanks for the great giveaway.

  10. Congratulations on the upcoming release!
    I’ve enjoyed so much your previous two novels, I’m so glad you have found a new publisher for this new one.
    Looking forward to reading it!

  11. I am so glad I clicked the link to this post! I’d thought I entered this draw already but apparently that was a not a thing that is true. I loved your last two books so I’m pretty excited about the chance to read Sweet Disorder!

  12. Oooooh, the swag pack looks super cute! Plus the release date is so close, I’m getting more and more antsy, so excited. 😀

  13. Looking forward to this book, I’ve heard only good things about it. Great idea with the rosettes and buttons!

  14. I just read your newsletter and read Cheryl Sneed’s review. I went right to Amazon and bought it for my new Kindle. This book sounds very exciting and stimulating! I have enjoyed your other books. Your books are worth waiting for. 🙂
    p.s. Readers would appreciate it if you could make all those links to reviews and your website “live links”. I have ne idea how you would do that, but it can be done. Good luck!

    1. Elaine–thank you so much! I hope the book lives up to expectations. 🙂
      And I am always looking for ways to make my newsletter more helpful! Thanks so much for taking the time to make a suggestion. Can you clarify what you mean by “live links”? On my phone and in my browswer they are all showing up as clickable blue underlined hyperlinks in both the text and html formats, so maybe you mean something different from that?
      If for some reason the links are not clickable in your inbox, can you let me know what e-mail program you use, and forward me your copy of the newsletter at From there I can investigate further.

  15. I as at RWA in San Antonio..Had I known you were there I would have looked for you! The book collection sounds wonderful. Whoever wins it will be ver pleased!

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