When the good folk at Kensington heard about my Plaid to the Bone celebration, they wanted to get in on the party. Since it’s my 20th published work, my publisher is kicking in 25 FREE downloads to the prize kitty.
That means each day, along with a giveaway from my guest, and one of my backlist books counting down to #20, some random commenter is also going to be chosen to receive a Plaid to the Bone!
And don’t forget the Grand Prize–a Kindle Paperwhite! (Winners will be announced on September 16th!)
There’s just something about a castle, isn’t there? When my DH and I visited Scotland last May, we got to tour several. Many were ruins, but I could half-close my eyes and see them as they were in their splendor–the bustling home of hundreds of souls and the bulwark of protection for the surrounding area. Plaid to the Bone takes place in wild, remote Bonniebroch Castle, which I imagine looks something like Kilchurn Castle pictured here.
She’s the author of fast-paced adventurous Regency historicals, including the Lord and Lady Spy Series, the Jewels of the Ton Series, as well as the Sons of the Revolution Trilogy. She’s showing a bit of leg here at the Rosy Gulch Gals event at last year’s RT Convention! A former English teacher in Houston’s inner city, Shana now writes full time, and is working on more regency romance novels! She’s happily married to the Ultimate Sportsfan and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers: visit her website at www.shanagalen.com or see what she’s up to daily on Facebook and Twitter. You can also find her along with me on the JauntyQuills and CasablancaAuthors blogs.
Shana’s also generous hearted enough to offer a copy of her newest–True Spies–to help me celebrate my 20th book publishing milestone!
TRUE SPIES BY SHANA GALEN – IN STORES SEPTEMBER 2013
Warning! This agent’s secret identity—and his heart—have been compromised!
Winslow, an elite spy in Regency England, has managed to keep his identity secret from everyone—including his beloved wife Elinor. But his success with these covert affairs has taken a toll on their marriage, leaving Elinor to entertain the idea of a secret liaison with a rakish spy. She believes she will finally have the danger and excitement her marriage has never afforded her—until things get too dangerous, and she ends up being kidnapped. In this world of intrigue, Elinor discovers that no one is who they seem to be—not even her own husband.
Doesn’t that sound yummy?
My Lady Below Stairs
And now we come to the “walk down memory lane” portion of this blog. My Lady Below Stairs was originally published as part of a Christmas anthology by Dorchester with NYTimes bestseller Jennifer Ashley, Alissa Johnson and me (writing under a different penname.) But if you follow publishing at all, you know that Dorchester is no more. After much wrangling, my agent recovered the rights to all my books with them and now My Lady Below Stairs is once again available to readers. I’m pretty proud of this little story about a scullery maid who masquerades as her mistress and the head groom who teaches her love doesn’t have to pretend. Booklist called it “worthy of Shakespeare! ”
Who am I to argue? ;-)
Today you could win Plaid to the Bone from Kensington Publishing, Shana Galen’s True Spies or My Lady Below Stairs from me. And don’t forget your comment each day also enters you in the Grand Prize drawing for a Kindle Paperwhite!
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