Publishers Weekly just gave Put Up Your Duke a starred review (that’s a good thing!), saying the book is “pure delight.”
So that happened. Meanwhile, I am finishing No Groom at the Inn, my holiday novella, and then will be tackling revisions for One-Eyed Dukes are Wild. And then onto the next full-length book, due November. It’s busy, but it’s a good romance writing kind of busy.
I hope everyone is doing well! Thanks for stopping by.
Yay! Put Up Your Duke, the second full-length book in the Dukes Behaving Badly series, comes out next month, on June 30th, to be precise.
The hero is Smithfield, Marcus’s best friend from The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior. Here’s the blurb:
He was once happily bedding and boxing, but in the newest Duke’s Behaving Badly novel, Nicholas Smithfield has inherited a title and a bride . . .
To keep his estate afloat, the new Duke of Gage must honor an agreement to marry Lady Isabella Sawford. Stunningly beautiful, utterly tempting, she’s also a bag of wedding night nerves, so Nicholas decides to wait to do his duty?even if it means heading to the boxing saloon every day to punch away his frustration.
Groomed her whole life to become the perfect duchess, Isabella longs for independence, a dream that is gone forever. As her husband, Nicholas can do whatever he likes?but, to Isabella’s surprise, the notorious rake instead begins a gentle seduction that is melting every inch of her reserve, night by night . . .
To his utter shock, Nicholas discovers that no previous exploits were half as pleasurable as wooing his own wife. But has the realm’s most disreputable duke found the one woman who can bring him to his knees? and leave him there?
In other news, I have a holiday novella titled No Groom at the Inn coming out on November 10. I’m about two-thirds of the way done with that one, and then it’s on to write the next full-length book in the Dukes Behaving Badly series.
I hope everyone is having a lovely Spring (!NO MORE JACKETS!), and that you’ve got awesome plans for the Summer.
Man, that title is lame, huh? Hopefully I’m saving all my wit and cleverness for my writing. Speaking of that, I have written the first 5,000 words of the holiday novella that will be out in November–so far it’s not terrible.
Put Up Your Duke comes out next month (!), and I am very excited for people to get to read that one–it is a marriage of convenience book, which I never thought I’d be able to write myself, even though I love reading them. Hopefully I succeeded, and hopefully readers will love Nicholas and Isabella like I do.
Life continues to be very busy, but is settling down somewhat. I hope to be able to do things like see friends and not be panicked every time I see a clock in the near future.
I’ll be at the Romantic Times Convention next week, which is in Dallas this year. There is a big open to the public author signing, and I’ll be one of the signing authors.
Hope everyone is doing well!
Lots of news!
1. I finished the first draft of One-Eyed Dukes are Wild, out sometime in 2016. Yay!
2. I’ll be at the East Brunswick Barnes & Noble on April 8–details in the image here.
3. I’ll be speaking at the New England RWA Conference; the title of my talk is New Rules: How Has the Romance Novel Covenant Changed? and it takes place on Friday, April 24, at 5:30.
4. I’ll be signing copies of The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior the following day at the NECRWA Conference also.
5. And will be at the Romantic Times Conference?doing a variety of things. The RT Conference takes place in Dallas, TX, from May 12-17.
6. And finally, I’ll be doing a bunch of things during the RWA Convention in NYC which takes place July 22-25.
Oh, not finally. Next up is me writing the Christmas novella, which will be out in October. I’m plotting and thinking, and will be putting hands to keyboard soon.
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Hey everyone! I’ve had a bunch of new people joining the Very Sporadic Newsletter, so thank you! I will be sending a new newsletter out in a bit, depending on if I can find news that isn’t a) I’m tired, b) I’m cold, c) I’m craving salt, because that is not news. It is just life.
I’m closing in on the final chapters of One-Eyed Dukes are Wild, which will be out sometime in 2016 (I forget when, I’ll update when I remember!). And after that, it’s off to writing a Christmas-themed novella, which will be out in October of this year, I believe.
I’ll be at the Romantic Times Convention in Dallas this May, as well as at the RWA Conference in NYC (so I get to stay at home in Brooklyn for that one, much as I wish I could do some hotel-staying!).
Hope everyone is good, and thanks for stopping by!