Monthly Archives: April 2016

Riskies post: "Servitude: a Poem written by a Footman"

I have a blog post up at Risky Regencies today about eighteenth-century working-class poets!

There were actually a fair number of working class poets in eighteenth-century England, though their work has been excluded from the canon. A few of my personal favorites are:

1. Mary Collier. Wikipedia notes:

“She read Stephen Duck‘s The Thresher’s Labour (1730) and in response to his apparent disdain for labouring-class women, wrote the 246-line poem for which she is mainly remembered, The Woman’s Labour: an Epistle to Mr Stephen Duck. In this piece she catalogues the daily tasks of a working woman, both outside the home and, at the end of the day, within the home as well:

‘You sup, and go to Bed without delay,
And rest yourselves till the ensuing Day;
While we, alas! but little Sleep can have…'”

Read the rest!

Facebook party Sunday evening!

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Come help Christy Carlyle celebrate the release of her third Avon Impulse novel, One Dangerous Desire! With a Facebook party full of readers, authors, and lots of prizes, we’re going to have fun. 🙂

As you can see, I’m hosting 8-8:20 Eastern time. I’ll be giving away 3 e-books so if you got Sweet Disorder free this week (if you haven’t yet, it’s not too late to pick it up along with eight other historical romances), this is your chance at the sequels!

RSVP here.

(All times are EST)
7:00 – Author Christy Carlyle
7:20 – Darcy Burke
7:40 – Erica Monroe
8:00 – Rose Lerner
8:20 – Charis Michaels
8:40 – Ashlyn Macnamara
9:00 – Eileen Richards
9:20 – Lana Williams
9:40 – Christy Carlyle

I’d love to see you there!

Get SWEET DISORDER and 7 other romances free! :D

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HEYO!! Guess what?? This week me and SEVEN other authors are giving away FREE BOOKS!!!!

That’s right! Go here and get a direct download of any or all of the eight books pictured above, no muss no fuss!

I’m giving away Sweet Disorder, my Regency romance about a depressed veteran who’s trying to find a husband for a prickly widow to help his brother’s electoral campaign! The other books are:

Talk Sweetly to Me, by Courtney Milan. This book RULES. Black mathematician heroine, Irish advice columnist feminist hero, sexy astronomy, do you really need to know more??

Rise of a Queen, by Chanta Rand. Ghana, 1061 AD, she is a virgin widow who needs to be pregnant FAST, I am downloading the hell out of this!

Be Not Afraid by Alyssa Cole. Hamilton fans, you need this book! I haven’t read it (yet!) but Alyssa is magic so I know it’s great. The hero and heroine are both trying to win their freedom, but on opposite sides of the Revolutionary War!! I’ve heard Alyssa say it’s basically set offstage during “Guns and Ships,” OMG amazing, GET IT.

The Hidden Blade by Sherry Thomas. Late 19th century, biracial Chinese heroine trained in martial arts, traumatized English boy, their fates are linked, Sherry’s prose is the definition of lyrical, GO.

The Lawyer’s Luck by Piper Huguley.  This story is so compelling, I could not put it down. Smart-mouthed enslaved heroine escaping to Canada, by-the-book lawyer hero riding circuit (despite being clueless about horses, it’s precious), he shoots her by mistake, they pretend to be married at one point IIRC, YES PLZ.

How to Catch a Wild Viscount by Tessa Dare. Looks like this is a prequel to the Wanton Dairymaid trilogy, how did I not know there was a prequel??? Looks like it’s a house party story about a hero with PTSD from the war and his childhood sweetheart and presumably an erotic novel about a wanton dairymaid!!

Star Dust by Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner. 1960s divorcee/astronaut romance????? SIGN ME UP!

What are you waiting for? Go!

Gambled Away

gideoncoin2So you know that anthology me and Molly O’Keefe have been teasing FOREVER?? Well it’s coming out on May 31 and tomorrow we reveal the cover at Heroes and Heartbreakers! It’s called Gambled Away:

Get revenge. Pay a debt. Save a soul. Lose your heart.

Spanning centuries and continents, five brand-new novellas from beloved historical romance authors tell the stories of men and women who find themselves wagered in a game of chance and are forced to play for the highest stakes of all: love.

Tomorrow will also be the first time we officially reveal the full list of contributing authors. I’ve posted summaries of all the stories! Can you guess who the authors are and who wrote each story?? (Some of the summaries have pretty big clues in them, but some I think might stump you!)