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Happy Sunday to you!! Let’s start with winners! This is the first time all the books won are signed print copies!!

Drum roll please!! Congratulations to:

Enticing Miss Eugenie VillaretEli Yanti who won a copy of Enticing Miss Eugénie Villaret.

 

 

 

 

Merri Williams who won a copy of Grace Burrowes’s laird_4501Laird.

 

 

 

 

 

Murder In Retribution coverKi Pha who won a copy of Anne Cleeland’s Murder in Retribution.

 

 

 

 

 

This week has been crazy. I’m still neck deep in moving plans and, for the first time, under a real deadline for a book I haven’t finished. Maddie, my husband’s new kitty, has decided pouncing on Raphaella, my older cat, is a fun thing to do. Raphaella begs to differ. Raphaella not happy

Maddie also likes shopping bags. As you can see, we only use non-plastic.Maddie bag good

She is having to learn office etiquette, such as no paws on the computer, or the iPhone. One of her major fascinations is the printer. We have a new one that opens and closes itself, better for a boat environment. Every time it turns on, she rushes over to see what’s going to happen next.

Maddie printer

Next weekend we’ll be in southern Illinois at my mother-in-law’s house. Our son and granddaughter are meeting us there. It will be the first time we’ve all been together since he got back from Afghanistan.  What are your plans for Labor Day?

Have a great week!

Ella

 

 

 

 

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Happy Sunday!! Well, it’s been a busy week for me. First I want to congratulate Di Huffer for winning a pack of Marriage Game Keeper Kards. Di, please message or email me with your address.

Currently there is a lot of planning and cleaning going on. I finished sorting the kitchen, then Hubby and I painted it.

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I received excellent news for anyone who will be in San Antonio for RWA. Kensington will have free print copies of Enticing Miss Eugénie Villaret for their signing. Speaking of writing stuff, I’ll be sending out a news letter shortly with the release tour for Miss EV. There will also be a Facebook party!

Enticing Miss Eugenie Villaret

I’ll also be at the RWA Literary Signing with ebooks and print books.

If you haven’t already heard, all The Marriage Game books are on sale right now!

Back to cleaning and organizing. How was your week. If you were in Arthur’s path, how did you fare?

Ella

 

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Happy Sunday!! Let’s start with winners.

Congratulations to Andrea Schiffner for winning Jennifer Bray-Weber’s book, Carol Cork for winning Miranda Neville’s book and Sue Gorman for winning a set of Keeper Kards and a pen!!

I’m giving away a set of Keeper Kards and a pen each week for the next month. All you have to do is tell me you want them.

The house reorganization is still underway. This week will be devoted to painting kitchen cabinets and touch-ups.

I did buy new chair cushions and a mooring ball.

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I’ll leave you with an excerpt from Enticing Miss Eugénie Villaret.

The morning following the disaster with his betrothed, Will sent his groom to the flower market. As he was tying his neckcloth, Griff returned empty-handed.

This was not good. “Where are the flowers?”

Griff fiddled with his hat. “Ain’t got a market hereabouts.”

Will almost rolled his eyes. His groom wasn’t usually so dense. “Why didn’t you go to the florist?”

“Ain’t got one of them either.”

They must have something. Will ran a hand through his hair. What the deuce was going on? He’d seen a flower arrangement at the Whitecliffs’. “I need to find a bouquet.”

“Sorry, my lord. I looked all over town and didn’t see any at all.”

Damn and blast. “Get your breakfast and meet me down at the warehouse. I’ll ask around.”

“Yes, my lord.” Griff bowed and left the bedchamber.

Will finished his cravat before strolling into the parlor, where he found Andrew already discussing a good portion of fruit. Will strolled to the sideboard and inspected the offerings. “There is apparently no flower market in town.”

Andrew glanced up with a smug expression. “That is what I was given to understand.”

Will paused in the process of selecting a baked egg. “Then where am I to find flowers for Miss Villaret?”

A grin split Andrew’s face. “You have to go to someone’s house and ask to be allowed to pick a bouquet from their garden.”

The egg slipped off the serving spoon Will held. “Ask a private person for flowers? I’ve never heard of such a thing.”

Andrew nodded. “There is a woman in the Queen’s Quarter who raises roses and lilies, among other plants. I have her direction. You may go immediately after breakfast. I was told it is better to pick the blooms in the morning.”

Will retrieved the egg and took a piece of Dum bread stuffed with cheese. “I’ll send Griff.”

“You’ll go yourself,” Andrew said, “or you won’t have them at all. The woman is particular about who she sells them to.”

“Give me the directions.” Will heaved an exasperated sigh. Was nothing easy when it came to Eugénie?

And a picture of the beach.

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What have you all been up to?

Ella

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Happy Sunday! Let’s begin with book winners.

Congratulations to: Tarenn98 who won Gina Danna’s book Love and Vengeance!
Raquel M, who won a copy of Desiring Lady Caro for commenting on The Literary Shed!
And Monica Perry who won a copy of Desiring Lady Caro for commenting on RomCom! Monica, please contact me. I don’t have your email address.

Enticing Miss Eugénie Villaret

Enticing Miss Eugénie Villaret

On my Facebook page, I have an ongoing contest. Be the first to post a buy link for Enticing Miss Eugénie Villaret, and win a copy of the book. (Hint: Amazon has sites in the UK, France, and Germany to name a few)

The week has been busy as I got back into work. I will have book #6 finished today, and my editor very helpfully sent me the copy edits for Madeleine’s Christmas Wish, and the galleys for Enticing Miss Eugénie Villaret.

The winners so far are:

Linda Thum:  iTunes

Christina Evenson:  Amazon US

Nicole Laverdure:  Amazon Canada

Lisa Schmidt-Ringsby:  Barnes and Noble

Since I was able to walk again, I took these pictures for you.

Sand turtle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sailboar in Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hubby took this one of me working.

Ella Working

 

Have a wonderful Sunday and rest of the week!

Ella

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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.

Fish

Fish

Bottom of Bay

Bottom of Bay

Beacch

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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