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Good morning! It’s been a busy couple of weeks! CongratulationsBut first I want to announce the winner of Grace Burrowes’s book!! Congratulations to Debbie Mccreary!!

 

 

 

 

Desiring Lady Caro

Desiring Lady Caro

 

Even though things are starting to slow down, I still have some blog stops left. Tomorrow I’m visiting Collette Cameron’s Blue Rose Blog with a giveaway. We’d love it if you’d stop by. Later in the week, I’ll be on Lady Smut, that should be interesting, and First Kiss. I’ll post the links on my Facebook page, as they go live.

There was some confusion about RomCom, completely on my part, I’m sure. They apparently would not allow a giveaway, so, I’ll have one. To be eligible, go by and post a comment here, and I will pick a winner.

 

 

 

Tomorrow morning I’m having orthoscopic surgery on my knee. It’s a fairly straight forward procedure, but I’ll ask for your prayers and good wishes anyway.

Now I’ll leave you with some pictures.

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Amber Waterfall

Amber Waterfall

Have a great week!!

Ella

 

 

 

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Happy Sunday!!

We have a big day today. First the winners of Cheryl Bolen’s and Rachel Brimble’s books.

Congratulations to Carol Cork for wining one of the Brides of Bath books and to Jenna Jaxon for winning The Temptation of Laura!

As some of you know, I have to have knee surgery. Unfortunately for me, but fortunately for someone else, I can no longer attend the Barbara Vey Luncheon. I have a ticket for Eileen Dryer’s table. So I’m having a giveaway of the ticket and a copy of The Temptation of Lady Serena. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me you want it. The giveaway will last today and tomorrow.

In more news, Kensington has contracted my Christmas novella, which has no title. Neither my editor nor I am able to think of one. We have rejected The Christmas Bride as a title. You all did such a great job picking out the title for Enticing Miss Eugénie Villaret, I decided to ask you to pick another one. Which means, I’m having another title contest!! The winner will receive a copy of either The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh, or Desiring Lady Caro, as well as a copy of the novella when it releases later this year, and an acknowledgement in the book!

I have to have the titles to my editor by close of business on Tuesday. Don’t worry about any posts that get caught in moderation, I can see when the post was made.

The novella is Georges’s and Madeline’s story. They were secondary characters in The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh.

Here is the blurb I came up with.

Georges, Marquis Cruzy-le-Châtel, has one last mission before returning home to France, stopping the Napoleon’s agents from placing prostitutes in England to gather information. When Georges receives the list of women, he’s shocked to find the lady he was supposed to have wed on it.

Madeleine, Mademoiselle du Beaune’s, father has died and her brother is presumed dead. As she struggles to keep her small family and their holdings together, a group of men, claiming to be from Napoleon’s notorious spy master, Fouché threaten to take her younger sister in a plot to infiltrate England’s Government. Madeleine agrees to take her sister’s place, but at what cost, and who will protect her mother and sister now?

Georges discovers saving Madeleine is more complicated than he thought. Other, more sinister forces are behind the effort to remove her, and she will not agree to remain safely in England. On their mad rush through France to reach Beaune in time, their feelings deepen, but will their duties tear them apart?

I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

I took my camera on my water walks this week. Unfortunately, the sea life is faster than I am. Today I saw a ray buried in the sand, but he left before I could take his picture. Did manage to catch some small fish. As luck would have it, when I walked through so many fish I could have gotten a great photo, the memory care was full.  Here is what I have this week.

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Fish

Bottom of Bay

Bottom of Bay

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Have a great week and good luck in the contest!

Ella

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Happy Sunday!!

We’ll begin today with book winners, and we have a bunch of them.

First, the winner of Shana Galen’s books: Sandy Xiong

Next the winners of The Temptation of Lady Serena’s Blog Tour.

SOS Aloha: Janice Hougland

Manic Readers:  Glenda Martillotti

Miss Ivy’s Book Nook: Cathy Phillips

Romance at Random: Justine

Congratulations, ladies!!

In other news, I want to thank you again for keeping The Seduction of Lady Phoebe on the Barnes and Noble bestseller list for over four weeks now and The Temptation of Lady Serena on the Amazon bestseller lists for three weeks.

I recently discovered my iPhone camera can zoom in. I know it took me a while. Anyway here are some of the photos I took this week.

This photo of an early moon rise was taken at about 5:30 PM.

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I finally got a picture of a pelican.

Pelican

 

And a better picture of a visiting sailboat.

Sailboat

Except for a day visiting doctors only to discover I’ve torn my meniscus, I’ve been in the editing cave for the past week, and I’ll be there this week as well.

What did you do this week?

Ella

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With everyone back to their own homes, I’d planned to do nothing but edit this week. However fate had some lovely surprises in store for me.

But let begin with the winner of The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh from Romance Reviews End of Year Splash Party. Congratulations to Amy Bowens!! Congratulations

The Temptation of Lady Serena

The Temptation of Lady Serena

In other happenings, The Temptation of Lady Serena was reviewed by the Library Journal!!!

My publicist at Kensington also received notice that Serena will also be reviewed in the February issue of RT and by Night Owl Reviews.

My Regency Christmas Traditions article was also in The Romance Reviews new e-zine.

I was able to get editing done, and the Christmas novella for next year is almost finished.

Here is an excerpt.

Georges, Marquis Cruzy-le-Châtel, sat in the plain, but clean chamber at the inn. His hand trembled as much as the candle’s light as he read the list of names in the coded message. Rage coursed through his blood, and his stomach clenched as if a knife twisted in it. He moved his jaw to ease the ache. He’d see them all in hell, including Louis and Napoleon, before he allowed Fouché’s plan to succeed. As long as he lived, Madeleine would never whore herself for anyone. How had she, been caught up in this war deception? Her father had joined the Revolution to keep his family safe.

Georges ran his palm over his face, then held the paper to candle’s flame before tossing it into the fireplace. When the paper had shriveled to black, he stirred the ash until it blended with the rest of the cinders.

If only their fathers had allowed the planned marriage between him and Madeleine to take place, she’d be safely in England. Instead, Georges had kept track of her as best as he could. He’d even seen her a few times. She’d grown into the most beautiful woman he could have imagined. The almost silvery blond hair she’d had as child hadn’t changed. Her eyes were the blue of deeply frozen ice.

Now what you really want, pictures from my trip to St. John last Sunday.

Some of you have already seen the photo from the car ferry, but here it is for those of you who didn’t see it.

Here we are arriving in St. John.

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There are several pull overs where the views are lovely.

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St. John is famous for it’s wild donkeys.

Wild Donkeys

This guy was really friendly. Friend comeing to visit

Here we are at the end of the day, back at the ferry terminal.

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I wish all of you a wonderful week.

Ella

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Good morning!

Congratulations to Jenn Bray Weber for wining a copy of Tracey Devlyn’s book, A Lady’s Secret Weapon.

The Seduction of Lad#C46729Today I’m visiting the brilliant Liza O’Connor where I’ll be giving away a copy of The Seduction of Lady Phoebe. Please come by and visit for a while.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll leave you with some pictures of the beach.

 

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Have a wonderful Sunday and a great week!

Ella

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CongratulationsCongratulations to this week’s winners!!

Jennifer Lowery won Collette Cameron’s book.

Melanie has won Shana Galen’s book.

Ceri won The Seduction of Lady Phoebe on Leatherbound Reviews

 

The Temptation of Lady Serena received her first review from Liza O’Connor.

The Temptation of Lady Serena

The Temptation of Lady Serena

 

And The Seduction of Lady Phoebe received two more reviews on Goodreads.

The Seduction of Lady Phoebe

The Seduction of Lady Phoebe

And to round out the week, I have a series trailer for The Marriage Game. Please let me know how you like it.

Have a wonderful week.

Ella

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CongratulationsWe’ve got lots of winners today!! Congratulations Sandy Kenny, you won a copy of Callie Hutton’s book, The Elusive Wife!!

Next are the winners of my book, The Temptation of Lady Serena. Congratulations to everyone!!

From Kathy Wheeler’s blog: Jennifer Lowery.

Because of the difficulty we split the group in two, and from my blog the winner is Toni Kelly

Rakes, Rogues, and Romance: Stacy Brutger

Marie Higgins’s Blog: Ki pha

Last, but not least, The League of Rogues blog: Brenda Dryer.

The Temptation of Lady Serena

The Temptation of Lady Serena

 

On Monday I received a wonderful cover quote from Eileen Dreyer.

“Supported by a wonderful cast of characters, Quinn’s thoughtfully drawn lovers teach each other the value of love in this delicious Regency treat.” ~ New York Times Bestselling author Eileen Dreyer

No one has posted the last two Amazon links for the Temptation of Lady Serena. This is the last day for the links to be posted. Neither the iTunes or Barnes and Noble’s links are up yet. So there are still a few opportunities to win the book.

 

In other news, plans are ramping up for the release of The Seduction of

The Seduction of Lady Phoebe

The Seduction of Lady Phoebe

Lady Phoebe. A giveaway is pending approval on Goodreads. I’ll post the link as soon as I have it. I’ll post other events as they firm up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is what the beach looked like this morning. Notice all the larger boats are gone for the season. New bird 003

I do miss them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I saw a bird I’ve never seen before. It looks like a type of egret, maybe a young one.  Anyway, he was perfectly happy for me to walk by, but when I took out my phone for a picture, he left.  I’d be grateful if anyone an identify him.

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Good Morning from sunny Virginia where I’m visiting before traveling to Atlanta for RWA Nationals.

CongratulationsCongratulations to Bibbie Sparks, who won the Amazon card from Kae Elle Wheeler.

I received the final piece of my Regency ensemble, knit silk, clock, stockings.  I put them on a modeled them for my husband, assuring him that if he’d been a Regency gentleman, he’d think they were sexy.stockings 001

Other than doing a lot of running around and organizing for Nationals, not much else happened this week. Though I promise I’ll take pictures and will post them next Sunday.

Pursuing Miss Eugénie Villaret, Book #5 in The Marriage Game is with beta readers, and the responses have been good so far. One of them stayed up until 2:00 am reading it so she could find out how it ended.

There will be excerpts tomorrow, but that will be the last post of the week.

The Temptation of Lady Serena

The Temptation of Lady Serena

I’ll leave you with the cover and an excerpt of The Temptation of Lady Serena.  The book goes on pre-order at the beginning of August. If you are a member of my news letter, you’ll get first shot at the plans for it’s roll-out.

A man on a large black horse appeared in the
valley and stared up at her. He looked tall, but it was hard to tell at this distance.
A breeze ruffled his fair hair as he rode toward her.

Have a wonderful week.

Ella

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Good morning and welcome to Sunday News! This week was crazy busy as I tried to tie up all the bits and pieces for RWA Nationals, finished beta reads and critiques for my lovely critique partners, and tried to find some down time for me.

CongratulationsCongratulations to ki pha who won a copy of The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh on Kadee’s blog.

After I sent Pursuing Miss Eugénie Villaret, book #5 in The Marriage Game to my beta readers, I decided to take a couple of weeks off from writing. I’ve had scenes roaming around my head for the next two books, but was attempting to ignore them. Finally my muse insisted I write something. Just in case you’re wondering, it’s like having someone standing over your shoulder whispering in your ear. Some authors have muses who take vacation or extended coffee breaks at the worst possible times. Not mine. My muse is a slave driver.

So here is the first draft, completely unedited, of the first page or so of book #6 in The Marriage Game. Right now, it’s titled Lady Mary, but that will change.

CHAPTER ONE

Lady Mary Tolliver stared at her grandmother, the Dowager Countess of Barham, and wondered at Grandmamma’s incipient insanity. Mary opened her mouth, then closed it again. Several moments passed in silence as she struggled make sense of what she thought she’d heard. Finally she said, “Surely, I have not understood you properly. You want me to do what?”

“Well I think it’s a wonderful idea.”

Mary shifted her gaze to her widowed Aunt Eunice Phipson. Perhaps madness had always run in the family and it was kept a secret so as not to destroy the chances of a good match.

“He has a face like a fish.” Aunt Eunice opened her eyes wide and moved her lips in a fair imitation of fish’s.

“Hake.” Grandmamma nodded decisivly. “It’s the way his eyes protrude.”

Mary closed her eyes, repressing a shudder. “I agree, but there must be less drastic measures I can take.”

Grandmama leaned forward and pounded her cane on the floor. “He may look like a fool, but he’s canny, and, if what Cook told me is true, which I have no doubt it is, he almost caught you yesterday.”

“Yes, well.” There was the need to hide in the old oak tree, before sprinting across the lawn to the kitchen garden, and into the dower house. “At least I was able to escape him.”

Have a great week!!

Ella

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The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh

The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh

Congratulations to Stacy Brutger who won a copy of The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh on Rakes, Rogues and Romance. Congratulations

The blog tour for The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh is officially over, but

The Temptation of Lady Serena

The Temptation of Lady Serena

not the pre-order releases. In August the Temptation of Lady Serena goes on

pre-order, and I’ll start another mini blog tour. I’ll also be participating in the History Lovers Blog Hop.

The Seduction of Lady Phoebe

The Seduction of Lady Phoebe

In mid-September The Seduction of Lady Phoebe releases. Not all the plans are finalized yet, but there will be giveaways and contests. Let me know your ideas. If you want to be the first to hear about them, please sign up for my newsletter.

Happy Sunday and have a wonderful week.

Ella

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