SWEET DISORDER short story!

To celebrate the imminent release of True Pretenses (about a philanthropist heiress who agrees to a marriage of convenience with a Jewish con artist to get her hands on her dowry), here is the traditional free short story about the characters of my last book, Sweet Disorder.

For bn100, who asked for “Nick is a vampire and Phoebe is a dragon.”

Poor child of Doubt & Death by Rose Lerner

“And there he saw, concealed from Heaven’s rays—
Long banished from Albion’s dreary shore,
Nor suited to her cold and bloodless ways,
Tho’ thrived among us once in lustier days—
Or should I say, in lustier nights—vampiri…”

Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

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Blog tour: stop #5!

Blog tour stop #5: Today I’m at the Samhain blog talking about Regency joke books!

I share my ten favorite jokes from The Treasury of Wit, or, “A COMPLETE selection of Apophthegms and Jests, arranged, for the first time, in a new and methodical manner; and calculated to please the man of fashion, and the man of science, as well as the publick in general.”

One commenter will win a free copy of SWEET DISORDER, and of course every commenter will be entered in the drawing for the big prize package!

Blog tour: stop #4!

Blog tour stop #4! I’m over at Smexybooks today, talking about William Blake and how romance novels answer the question: “Is love selfish or selfless?” Which kind of fictional love is your fave? The obsessive and all-consuming passion (e.g. Wuthering Heights) or the heroically self-sacrificing adoration (e.g. A Tale of Two Cities)? Comment on the post for the chance to win a free copy of SWEET DISORDER and the awesome blog tour prize package!

And by the way, Mandi also wrote an extremely lovely review of Sweet Disorder! “[A]s soon as I finished this book, I wanted to start all over again…Rose Lerner doesn’t shy away from the gritty, almost unfair life Phoebe lives, but she quietly weaves in a warm romance and by the end, you are smiling.” \o/\o/\o/

Spoiler-friendly "Sweet Disorder" discussion post

Hi everyone! This is a spoiler-friendly discussion and questions post for Sweet Disorder. I’d love to hear anything you have to say about the book! And if there’s anything you want to know (about the book, about writing the book, about characters in the book, about what happens next, anything really), this is a good place to ask.

Back to Sweet Disorder DVD extras.
Sweet Disorder main page.

Heroes and Heartbreakers giveaway

ETA: The winner is Make Kay!

Blog tour stop #3: Heroes and Heartbreakers. I talk about the trope of the Dead First Husband and interview other historical authors for their perspective (Courtney Milan, Jeannie Lin, Tessa Dare, Susanna Fraser, Lauren Willig, Theresa Romain, and Cecilia Grant—and I’ll be posting the full interviews with them here on my blog in April).

Comment on this post, the one you are reading right now to be entered in a drawing for a free e-book of Sweet Disorder! And one commenter from the entire tour will receive an awesome prize package that includes tie-in pinback buttons, bookmarks, bacon-scented candles, a bookstore gift card, and much, much more! (This drawing is open internationally. Void where prohibited.)

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.

Unveiling the blog tour prize package!

ETA: Our winner is Elaine. Congratulations!

My blog tour is coming up soon!

3/14 – bookworm2bookworm
3/16 – Risky Regencies
3/19 – Heroes and Heartbreakers
3/21 – Smexybooks
3/24 – Samhain blog
3/26 – History Hoydens


At each stop in the tour, I’ll be giving away a free Sweet Disorder e-book to one lucky commenter (in the format of their choice). Plus, at the end of the tour, I’ll choose one commenter at random from the entire tour to receive a special prize package! The package includes:

– free e-book of Sweet Disorder
– signed promotional postcard
– rosette (in your choice of colors)
– 5 1″ pinback buttons (to see the rosettes, buttons, etc, look here)
– 4 bacon-scented votive candles from Kittredge Candles (yes, it’s relevant to the book, you’ll see why when you read it!)
– William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience, complete with reproductions of Blake’s original hand-tinted prints. One of these poems is the subject of my Smexybooks guest post.
– melt-in-your-mouth coffee caramels (probably these, but Seattle has a lot of great local chocolate companies so I’m keeping my options open), similar to the coffee-cream bonbons Mr. Moon serves Phoebe.
– $10 gift card for B&N or Amazon.com

Yay! 8 days to Sweet Disorder!