Gerard ButlerWelcome to another day of cyber-partying, my lovelies! Today while we celebrate my 20th published work Plaid to the Bone, we’re going to be talking heroes.

I don’t always mentally cast my books, but for Plaid to the Bone I thought of the totally watchable Gerard Butler for Adam Cameron, Laird of Bonniebroch. He’s tall, broad-shouldered, and has that devastatingly charming Scottish accent. Best of all, he looks terrific in a kilt!

Plaid to the Bone

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But what sort of heart does Adam Cameron have? He agrees to wed Cait Grant to settle a dispute with her father. But even though their marriage is an arranged one, he’s determined to make a match of it.  Before their ceremony, he sends Cait a costly gift and this note:

My dear Cait,
The pearls were my mother’s. They have belonged to the Lady of Bonniebroch for as long as the tower has stood. Now, they are yours.
My old tutor taught me that a pearl is formed because something has irritated the oyster, a grain of sand perhaps, and over time the oyster coats nacre around this irritant until it’s too smooth to bother its host. In the process, it also becomes too beautiful to hide away in an oyster.
We’re a bit like a pearl, you and me. We started by irritating each other but will, I believe, over time be left with a thing of beauty shimmering between us.
I ken that our union is not by your choice. Nor mine. But before God and man, I promise to love you, and I mean to keep that promise. If my body and my will purpose a thing, my heart will follow.
Until then, I am content to be . . .

Your grain of sand,
Adam Cameron, Laird of Bonniebroch

Too bad Cait has sworn a blood oath to kill him, isn’t it?

Plaid to the Bone is available for:Kindle | Nook | iBooks | Kobo
And for my international friends: AmazonUK | AmazonCA | AmazonDE

I hope you’ll click on your favorite format to claim your copy now!


Vanessa Kelly

My friend Vanessa Kelly is a USA Today Bestseller who was named one of the “New Stars of Historical Romance” by Booklist. She won the Maggie Medallion and the book she’s sharing with us today was nominated for an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Regency Historical Romance. Vanessa is one of my Rock*It Reads buddies, a Canadian (they really are incredibly nice!) and when she’s not writing incredible Regencies, she’s teaming up with her husband to write sports romance as VK Sykes!

Vanessa is helping me celebrate the release of Plaid to the Bone by offering a copy of her My Favorite Countess to a randomly chosen commenter!

Spirited, stubborn, and entirely irresistible…

My-Favorite-Countess2-186x300She is difficult, demanding, and at times, quite fierce.  And Dr. John Blackmore can’t take his eyes off her.  The Countess of Randolph is the most striking woman he has ever seen…and the most infuriating patient he has ever tended.

Mired in responsibility, Bathsheba doesn’t have time to convalesce in the country.  She should be in London, hunting for a wealthy new lover to pay off her late husband’s vast debts, not dallying with a devastatingly handsome doctor.

But it is only a matter of time until the good doctor and the obstinate countess will have to contend with the sparks that fly between them.

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Improper Gentlemen

After the release of Touch of a Thief, my wonderful editor at Kensington, Alicia Condon, put me together with Diane Whiteside and Maggie Robinson for a fun anthology called Improper Gentlemen!

Improper GentlemenUnsuitable. Forbidden. Oh-so-seductive. These gentlemen are hardly respectable. But they are the very, very best at being bad…

Lord Aidan Stonemere didn’t go from prison to a title by playing by society’s rules. If he wants something, he takes it. Rosalinde Burke didn’t object to being taken. Once. To keep her from marrying a proper viscount, Aidan will do whatever it takes to remind her how deliciously good being improper feels…

This anthology came out in August 2010 and now one lucky commenter is going to receive a copy of Improper Gentlemen. And someone else will win Vanessa’s My Favorite Countess. Don’t forget that each time you comment, you’re also entered in the Grand Prize drawing for a Kindle Paperwhite! Be sure to drop back by every day through September 15th! Winners will be announced September 16th.

Here’s our discussion question for today: Who would you cast as the perfect romance hero?

My DH and I are celebrating our anniversary tomorrow, so to spread the love around, I’ve arranged to make Lord of Devil Isle, one of my collaborative novels with NYTimes bestseller Connie Mason, available as a FREE download for your Kindle! I hope you’ll download it right now and share this info with your reading friends!


Lord of Devil Isle

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Lord of Devil Isle is a historical romance in a unique setting–Bermuda just before the American Revolution when the island was caught between Britain and the Colonies. As you know, I love traveling, so whenever I can combine one of our trips with research for a book, it’s a double thrill. I originally went to Bermuda to research my novella in the Improper Gentlemen anthology, but when Connie Mason said she wanted to do a pirate hero, I convinced her to make him a smuggler and Captain Nick, the Lord of Devil Isle was born.

Just FYI, I’m heading out soon on another trip where I’ll be combining the writing business with pleasure. The DH and I are continuing to celebrate our anniversary and my 4 years of being cancer free with a cruise around the British Isles! More about that later….

Here’s the download link: Lord of Devil Isle for Kindle

If you don’t have a Kindle, please don’t despair! You can download a FREE Kindle app for your PC,  phone, tablet, etc. I’ve done it with my phone and I love having my library in my pocket! Check it out here: Free Kindle Apps  

This free offer is only good for May 21st-22nd, so please hurry. Thanks so much for  helping me getting out the word by clicking the links below to share this with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. I really appreciate it!

Happy Reading,

PS. I’ll be arriving in London on Friday, but Lord of Devil Isle is already there! It’s available FREE for Amazon UK too!


Improper Gentlemen

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Due to a scheduling snafu, I’m on two blogs at once for my IMPROPER BLOG TOUR today. Fortunately, both sites have agreed to host me for longer than usual. I’ll be at The Season all weekend and at Babbling about Books till next Tuesday!

At the Season, I’m inviting you to use your imagination in a sensory experiment. Plus there’s a secret link to an excerpt from IMPROPER GENTLEMEN that’s so hot, I had to hide it on my website!

At Babbling about Books, I’m talking about writing cross-genre stories. If you dabble in a couple sub-genres, this post is for YOU!  Of course, there are giveaways at both places. Have a lovely weekend and I hope to see you along the way!