2014 holiday mailing!

ETA (12/8/14): all postcards have been mailed. If you don’t receive yours within a reasonable amount of time, please let me know! My email is [email protected]

sweet disorder cover with holly borderHappy holidays, everyone! Would you like to see your pals from my books celebrating Christmas? Well you can!

I’ve written three brand-new adorable Christmas snippets, one about Solomon and Serena from A Lily Among Thorns, one about Nev and Penny from In for a Penny, and one about Phoebe and Nick from Sweet Disorder. And this holiday season, I’ll mail you the scene of your choice along with a True Pretenses postcard that will give you a sneak peek at the book’s first five chapters!

(Remember, True Pretenses is my second Lively St. Lemeston book, about a marriage of convenience between a philanthropist heiress and a Jewish con artist, coming out in January. If you’d like to be notified when the book comes out, sign up for my newsletter—there’s an option for new release notification ONLY if that’s your preference.)

Here is how to sign up for the mailing:

1. E-mail me at [email protected] before December 1st.

2. Put “2014 holiday mailing” in the subject line.

lily among thorns cover with big mistletoe sprig3. Tell me your address and the name you want me to put on the envelope.

I will never use your address for anything else, ever. I cannot emphasize this enough. However, if you don’t feel comfortable sharing a physical address, I am happy to send your gift via e-mail. Just ask!

4. Tell me which couple you want to see celebrating Christmas—Solomon and Serena, Nev and Penny, or Nick and Phoebe.

5. If you want more than one snippet, no problem! For each additional snippet, just retweet my tweet about the mailing, reblog my tumblr post, share on facebook, or somehow link to this post on social media or your blog. Let me know in your email what you’ve done and which extra snippet(s) I should put in your envelope. 🙂

in for a penny cover with christmas tree background and nev in a santa hat6. If you don’t get a confirmation email within 3 days, please comment on this post asking me to check my spam folder.

7. This is open internationally. To keep the envelope under one ounce, international folks may receive some or all of their snippets via e-mail.

8. I won’t be posting these snippets online anywhere—I want this to be special.

9. I will add an ETA to the top of this post when all postcards have been mailed. If you don’t receive yours within a reasonable time, please let me know.

That’s it and that’s all! I can’t wait to hear from you.

All images used in adapting my covers are from Wikimedia Commons. The bow in the Lily Christmas cover is from this photo by Milad Mosapoor.

New contest: "A Shocking Delight" by Jo Beverley

ETA: This contest is now closed. Virginia won the book!

When I asked what authors you’d like to see me give away signed books by, of you requested Jo Beverley. So here is a signed copy of A Shocking Delight!

blonde woman by a window through which can be seen a ship at seaThe man she shouldn’t want. The woman he shouldn’t marry…

David Kerslake, smuggling master from The Dragon’s Bride, is now Earl of Wyvern and must survive the ton as well as the Preventive Officers.

Lucy Potter, daughter of a wealthy merchant, is more interested in trade than in the men after her dowry. When forced to have a London season, she sets out to enjoy herself rather than to find a husband. But once she meets the notorious Earl of Wyvern, her resolve weakens, and when they kiss, it dissolves—even though her instincts warn he’s dangerous.

Wyvern has a dark secret, which means he must win a rich bride. Lucinda Potter seems ideal. Not for her beauty and her lively charm, but because at first meeting she seems unlikely to realize the truth.

As he comes to know her, however, as they spar and kiss, he realizes she’s too clever and honest by far. Marrying Lucy would mean living a lie with the woman he has come to love…

This book looks AWESOME, y’all. The rules:

1. Comment on this post to enter.
2. The winner will be chosen at random using random.org.
3. US and Canada only.
4. Open for entries through November 20th.
5. I got this book signed at a conference. Ms. Beverley isn’t involved in the giveaway. So if you want to tell her how much you love her books, visit her website. (But here you CAN tell ME how much you love them!)

If you’d like to be alerted when new contests go up (wait till you see the gift basket I’m getting ready for the release of True Pretenses!), you can sign up for my newsletter.

Good luck!

Leveragérables: There's a new world for the winning

x-posted from my tumblr.

I have been thinking of nothing but a Leverage/Les Misérables mash-up for DAYS.

The scene opens in a French galley. A prisoner about to be released is brought to see the guard.

Nate in a jail cell with gold buttons photoshopped onto his coat to make him look like Javert

NATE: You are a thief!
SOPHIE: I stole a loaf of bread!

Sophie in a striped shirt with "24601" photoshopped onto the shoulder
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