HeartWe’re half-way through my 20Days20Books Reader Appreciation Celebration. I hope you’re feelin’ the love! Each day you have a chance to win a download of Plaid to the Bone from my publisher Kensington, a chance to meet one of my generous writer friends, and finally a chance at one of my 19 backlist books. And don’t forget the Grand Prize: A Kindle Paperwhite!

Plaid to the BoneEach day I share a bit more from my newest Scottish romance. I introduced you to Callum Farquhar earlier (and if you want to find out what nefarious activity got his ear nailed to the stocks, check out the first chapter.) Here’s another excerpt from his journal:

“Love isna about sonnets and nosegays. It doesna reside in the giving and receiving of a ring. It happens when one person sees another person’s soul clear through, warts and all, and then, by some mercy of God, doesna turn away.”

—From the journal of Callum Farquhar,
unlucky in love, romantic at heart, and still waiting for my own private miracle.

Want to read more of Farquhar’s thoughts on love?
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Katherine Garbera

One of the joys of writing has been getting to know other authors. I was invited to join the Sisterhood of the Jaunty Quills this year and met my blog guest, Katherine Garbera, at the RWA Convention in Atlanta at the JQ’s breakfast (where a number of blackmail worthy pictures of me were taken, but we’ll not dwell on that!)

Katherine and I have a good deal in common. We both love to travel and have lived in many different states. But Katherine is one up on me. A Florida girl at heart, she and her family nevertheless make their home in the Midlands of the UK right now. What a wonderful adventure (and as you know I’d rather have an adventure than a new sofa!)

Another thing we have in common is a love of romance and a guaranteed HEA. Here’s a bit about Kathleen’s newest release: His Instant Heir

It was only one night…

His Instant HeirCari Chandler can’t forget Declan Montrose. Their baby is a living reminder. The baby she hasn’t told him about. The no-commitment billionaire—and her family’s sworn enemy—walked out of her life the morning after. But now he’s back…with a vengeance!

Taking over her company is the last step to victory in their families’ long feud. But Cari’s more than collateral damage to Dec. He wants—needs—to seduce her again and again. Until he finds out she’s hidden something more precious than her company. His son. And Dec intends to claim him…no matter the cost.

Katherine has graciously offered a copy to a random commenter. You might win your choice of print or ebook, but why trust to luck? Claim your copy now! 

How to Please a Pirate

How to Please a PirateYes, I confess it. This book was a delight to write. The course of true love between Gabriel Drake, my prodigal pirate and Jacquelyn Wren, the courtesan’s daughter, couldn’t be expected to run true!

And to add to the fun, a reader reported to me that this story was on display at the Museum of London Docklands next to the Johnny Depp memorabilia. Most appropriate since my hero in How to Please a Pirate was sentenced to hang in that same London neighborhood.

This book is available separately or as part of the How To series book bundle (currently offered at a ridiculously low 99 cents!)

The Prize

Today the goodie bag is bulging with a download of Plaid to the Bone, His Instant Heir and How to Please a Pirate! And of course, each comment enters you for the Grand Prize: a Kindle Paperwhite!

Here’s our question: Katherine and I have both lived in lots of places. How about you? Have you moved around or have you stayed put? What are the advantages/disadvantages to either?



As you know, I am the Anti-Shopper. Whip me, beat me, don’t make me shop… for anything except books! But even if you’re like me and don’t appreciate the charms of retail therapy, you still love a good deal…especially on books. Here’s one just for YOU!


The How To Series

Three full-length historical romances with sexy alpha heroes and the independent women who figure out “how to” bring them to heel. How to Distract a Duchess, How to Please a Pirate and How to Vex a Viscount in one glorious romp of a book set!

Now offered for a special, limited time price of only 99¢

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How about three full-length novels in one boxed set?

The How To SeriesHow to Distract a Duchess—Trevelyn Deveridge never expected to pose naked to serve Queen and country, but when an artistic duchess asks a gentleman to disrobe, how can he refuse?

How to Please a Pirate— To protect the orphans in her charge, Jacquelyn has to see a prodigal pirate wed to a lady of quality. But she forgot one thing. What a pirate wants, a pirate takes…

How to Vex a Viscount—As children, Daisy and Lucian sparred with wooden swords, and Lucian has the scar to prove it. Now that they’re all grown up, the true battle is only beginning…

These three romances are now available together. Bought separately, these delightful romps would cost $8.97. The boxed set is only $4.99! Fill up your ereader with these fun beach reads just in time for summer!

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00CXAPPL4/httpwwwmiamar-20

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-how-to-series-3-book-boxed-set-mia-marlowe/1115383284?ean=2940016558646