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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.

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Sailboar in Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hubby took this one of me working.

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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.

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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.

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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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