Hey! I’m taking suggestions for my next hero’s profession. Must require going into country houses. Art appraiser? Architect? 1770s-1810s OK. This is brainstorming, it doesn’t have to be brilliant, just throw it at the wall and we’ll see if it sticks!
Hey guys! I’m doing a Goodreads giveway for the Sweet Disorder paperback. Check it out!
Well, just one thing, really.
1. I did a 5 things post over at Elizabeth Boyle’s blog today—I talk about being in Saint Petersburg for the White Nights and…four other things!
ETA: This contest is closed. Jen won the book.
If you haven’t read the first book in the Castles Ever After series, what are you waiting for, seriously? I adore Izzy (who has inherited a castle unexpectedly!) and Ransom (who is NOT DEAD thank you very much, this is HIS castle and he’s not leaving!). Ransom is the only person who sees Izzy as a woman, and not her famous father’s wide-eyed little girl (a trope I always love). Best of all, Izzy’s father wrote serial medieval stories, and there are fans and LARPers and fandom tropes, and it’s awesome.
The back-cover copy:
As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities.
And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. One by one by one.
Ugly duckling turned swan?
Abducted by handsome highwayman?
Rescued from drudgery by charming prince?
No, no, and… Heh.
Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle for a roof over her head. What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six year-old woman who’s never even been kissed?
Pictured: spokesmodel T-Rex (not included) in cosplay as a Moranglian knight, with signed paperback and swag: a Say Yes to the Marquess postcard and two Romancing the Duke pinback buttons, one reading “DOUBT NOT” and one reading “Why must this be so mortifying? Oh, that’s right. Because it’s my life.”
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 February 26th, 2015.
5. I got this book signed at a conference. Tessa isn’t involved in the giveaway.
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Today I’m at bookworm2bookworm talking about how romances model breaking out of entrenched emotional patterns. 🙂
Yesterday I did a Q&A at Risky Regencies about research, TV, and the etymology of “swindler.” 🙂 I think the giveaway is still open!
And today I’m at AAR, blogging about anti-Semitism and intermarriage in the Regency, and giving away another book.
I’m at The Romance Dish giving away a copy of True Pretenses and talking about conflict, time travel, and lucky New Year’s foods!
I’m at Smitten by Books giving away a book and talking about my favorite marriage of convenience stories. Come tell me about yours!
Today I’m at Angieville, doing a Q&A and giving away a book. Fictional thieves, protagonists with their backs to the wall, the word association game, and more…
Today I’m at Heroes & Heartbreakers talking about con artist myth vs. reality.
SPOILER: You CAN con an honest man.
EEEE! It’s release day!