We’re coming up on the holidays, and on this Thanksgiving, I’m grateful for several things. That Rene is recovering well from his surgery. That Nick is happy and well-settled at home. That all of us are healthy.
Most of all, I’m thankful that so many of my readers have continued to read my books for thirty years! It means the world to me.
Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
Big Holiday Romances Come in Small(er) Packages
Last year, I reunited with fellow bestselling Regency romance authors Madeline Hunter and Mary Jo Putney to write A Yuletide Kiss, a festive collection of three sparkling holiday romances in which stranded travelers find merriment, mistletoe, and holiday romance at a quaint country inn. You can pick up this newly re-released collection for the first time ever in mass market paperback size to match the other romance paperbacks on your keeper shelves.
My story in particular, “When We Finally Kiss Good-Night,” is tied to two characters from Undercover Duke: Flora Younger and Konrad Juncker. Want to read an excerpt? Find it, along with links to your favorite bookstores, here.
More Seasonal Reads
Looking for more Christmas Regency romance books to enjoy this season? Try these on for size!
As y’all know, I occasionally base my characters—both main and secondary—on real historical figures I read about. One of those will make his first appearance in Eliza’s book. He’s a well-known French chef and a man of color who works for Elegant Occasions. I was inspired by a man I’d read about recently: James Hemings, the brother of Sally Hemings. He’s credited with introducing Americans to snow eggs and his version of mac and cheese, among other things. He learned about similar foods while training in France to be a chef, the first American to do so. He excelled to such a degree that he became chef de cuisine at the Hôtel de Langeac, Jefferson’s private residence, and the first American diplomatic embassy while he was in Paris. My character is French, not American, but he too has risen to prominence in England, as many French chefs did. He’ll also be in Verity’s book, which I’m presently plotting.
Deck the halls with Restoration-era royalty (and a not-so-secret mistress!) with the help of these adorable Charles II and Nell Gwynn Christmas ornaments. The winner will also receive two lush romances set in England during the tumultuous Restoration era that were originally penned under my Deborah Martin pseudonym. Enter to win the ornaments and copies of By Love Unveiled and Silver Deceptions now!