New contest: "True Pretenses" re-release gift basket and ebooks!

ETA: This contest is now closed. Virginia won the basket, and Paola, Karen, Carolyn, LSUReader, and B won the ebooks. 

The second book in my Lively St. Lemeston series, True Pretenses, is available again today, with a beautiful new cover! To celebrate, I’m giving away 5 e-books and a lovely gift basket of items (basket not included)…

True Pretenses is a Regency-set historical romance about a small-town heiress who agrees to a marriage of convenience with a Jewish con artist in order to get her hands on her dowry…

Something borrowed…

Through wit and sheer force of will, Ash Cohen raised himself and his younger brother Rafe out of the London slums and made them (in his unbiased opinion) the best confidence men in England. Ash is heartbroken when Rafe decides he wants an honest life, but he vows to give his beloved brother what he wants.

When Ash hears of a small-town heiress scrambling to get her hands on the dowry held in trust for when she marries, he plans one last desperate scheme: con her and his brother into falling in love. After all, Rafe deserves the best, and Ash can see at once that captivating, lonely Lydia Reeve is the best.

Lydia doesn’t know why she instinctively trusts the humble stranger who talks his way through her front door and into her life. She just knows she’s disappointed when he tries to set her up with his brother.

When a terrible family secret comes to light and Rafe disappears, Lydia takes a big risk: she asks Ash to marry her instead. Did Ash choose the perfect wife for his brother…or for himself?

Buy the book: kindle · kobo · iBooks · nook

The gift basket includes:

1. A paperback copy of True Pretenses.

2. A happy Hulk plush (pictured). This is a bit of a stretch but I do imagine Ash as Mark Ruffalo, so. And I own one of these Hulk plushes myself and looking at it ALWAYS makes me smile.

3. David Maurer’s The Big Con. THE authoritative book on the classic long con (in fact, the author sued the producers of The Sting for infringement and received a settlement).

4. Season 1 of Leverage, one of the best con artist TV shows of all time!

5. Orange tree mug (pictured). Full disclosure: I found this mug at a thrift store so it isn’t brand-new. But it’s just so perfect! (If you’ve read True Pretenses, you know there’s a very sexy scene set in a greenhouse filled with orange trees…)

The rules:

1. Comment on this post to enter.
2. The winners will be chosen at random using
3. The 5 e-books are open internationally. The gift basket is US only.
4. Open for entries through August 14, 2017. (Book 3 re-releases August 15th! Listen to the Moon features an irrepressible maid-of-all-work and a very proper valet who marry to get a plum job.)
5. Void where prohibited.

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Remember, you can buy True Pretenses here! Or if you’ve read it, check out the DVD extras.

Good luck!


17 thoughts on “New contest: "True Pretenses" re-release gift basket and ebooks!”

  1. Please enter me in the drawing for an ebook (the Hulk and mug are very cute but I’m trying to limit new physical possessions). “True Pretenses” was one of my favorites since I liked Ash so much! Thanks.

  2. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I am always looking for new authors to read and this book sounds really good

  3. This is my favorite of your books, Rose. (Don’t tell “In for a Penny,” okay? It’s that close.) I do have a paperback, but I promise to give this one to a friend if I win it. Thanks for another great contest.

  4. Thanks Rose, where’s T-Rex your cover model? I miss seeing him. He brings such flair to your newsletter. Tell him I said hello. -Christina Riggs

  5. Rose, I just found you and your cast of characters this Summer and my summer is better for having found you. Thank you for creating characters and places with layers and layers of bitter and sweet.

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