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I have a cover and a release date (29 February) for Believe in Me!! And it’s on pre-order

Marriage has worked out quite nicely for her older sisters, yet Lady Augusta Vivers is certain it would end her studies in languages and geography, and stop her from travelling. But when her mother thwarts her plan to attend the only university in Europe that accepts women—in Italy—she is forced to agree to one London Season. Spending her time at parties proves an empty diversion—until she encounters the well-traveled Lord Phineas Carter-Wood. Still, Europe awaits . . .

Phineas has studied architecture all over the world, yet Augusta is his most intriguing discovery yet. How can he resist a woman who loves maps and far-off lands? But her longing for all things foreign hinders any hope of courtship. When he learns her cousins have offered a trip to Europe, he secretly arranges to join their party. For he is determined to show Augusta that a real union is a thrilling adventure of its own. And when their journey is beset by dangerous obstacles, he gets far more opportunity than he bargained for . . .

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Happy Sunday!! Let’s start with the winners!

Devilish DukeCongratulations to Bevieann for winning Vicky Dreilings’s, book What a Devilish Duke Desires!


And to Louisa Cornell for winning a copy of Erin Satie’s book, Lover’s Knot!The-Lovers-Knot-Ebook






Now I have a surprise for you!! I received a sneak peek of the cover art for, Three Weeks to Wed, the first book in my next series. It will be available in mass paperback in April 2016. This has to be the best cover yet!! Sneep Peak Three Weeks to Wed

No blurb yet, but here is a short excerpt.

Grace swallowed. Maybe now he’d understand. “My lord . . .” His mouth re-captured hers. Her tongue tangled with his, savoring his taste and the soft caresses. Once again his wicked hands lit fires under her skin.

He lifted his head and her lips followed. “Will you do me the honor of being my wife?”

Grace fought herself to let go of him and back up, yet he refused to release her hands. “My lord, thank you for your very kind offer, but I find I cannot accept.”

His expression rapidly changed from a humorous to confused and then severe. “Why?”

She closed her eyes and fought to steady her voice. “All those children, they are my brothers and sisters.”

Frowning, he shook his head as if trying to make sense of what she’d said. “Very well. Many families have a number of children. What does that have to do with anything? I have sisters myself. I’ve been hoping you liked children.

Tears stung her eyes as Grace bit her lip. This was the hardest thing she’d ever had to do, but do it she must. Her throat tightened, threatening to choke her. “I am—I am their guardian. I will never give up that position.”

Wrenching her hands from his, she fled the room, closing the door with a snap behind her.

Matt stared down at his empty hands and then at the closed door. He found a chair and sat. Numbness washed over him. How many children were there? He should have counted, but it never occurred to him that she . . . He put his elbows on his knees and dropped his head into his hands.

Guardian? She’s their guardian? How could that be?

He’d lost track of how long he sat there trying to think when the door opened.

The youngest girl walked in, a mulish cast was about her mouth, and her determined chin trembled a bit. “You made Grace cry.”

That was fair. He felt like crying as well. “I didn’t mean to. I meant to make her happy.”

The child creased her brow and nodded wisely. “Made a mull of it, did you?”

Now to the boat. We should finally have our weather enclosure next week. That will mean that I don’t have to grab the computer and run inside every time it rains. Last Monday, we moved to Christmas cove.

Christmas Cove

We’ll be here until the 9th then we’ll head down island for a couple of weeks. It’s a fun anchorage. Most boats are here for a couple of days, then leave. We have also seen a number of charter boats. There is even a pizza boat.

Pizza Boat

Yesterday, Hubby reminded me to take pictures of the fish. Unfortunately, they are not as clear as I would have liked.

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We are still waiting for our Garmin wind part. The post office appears to have misplaced it.

What’s been happening with you this week. Who has been snowed on?


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Please welcome fellow Regency author, Collette Cameron who is showing us her latest cover!!


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Cover Reveal –The Earl’s Enticement

Coming May 28, 2014 from Soul Mate Publishing

A Regency-Scottish Historical


The Earl’s Enticement Blurb


She won’t be tamed.

A fiery, unconventional Scot, Adaira Ferguson wears breeches, swears, and has no more desire to marry than she does to follow society’s dictates of appropriate behavior. She trusts no man with the secret she desperately protects.

He can’t forget.

Haunted by his past, Roark, The Earl of Clarendon, rigidly adheres to propriety, holding himself and those around him to the highest standards, no matter the cost. Betrayed once, he’s guarded and leery of all women.

Mistaking Roark for a known spy, Adaira imprisons him. Infuriated, he vows vengeance. Realizing her error, she’s appalled and releases him, but he’s not satisfied with his freedom. Roark is determined to transform Adaira from an ill-mannered hoyden to a lady of refinement.

He succeeds only to discover, he preferred the free-spirited Scottish lass who first captured his heart.


Wendy Herrington pen name Collette CameronA bit about Collette

Award winning, Amazon best-selling, and multi-published historical romance author, Collette Cameron, has a BS in Liberal Studies and a Master’s in Teaching. A Pacific Northwest Native, Collette’s been married for thirty years, has three amazing adult children, and five dachshunds. Collette loves a good joke, inspirational quotes, flowers, the beach, trivia, birds, shabby chic, and Cadbury Chocolate. You’ll always find dogs, birds, quirky—sometimes naughty—humor, and a dash of inspiration in her novels. Her motto for life? You can’t have too much chocolate, too many hugs, or too many flowers. She’s thinking about adding shoes to that list.



Connect with Collette:

Website     Blue Rose Romance Blog   Twitter   Facebook

You can connect with Collette on Goodreads, LinkedIn, and Google+ too. Go to her website for the links, her email address, and mailing address.



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Happy Sunday!!

We’re starting with the winner of Alison Stuart’s book. Congratulations to Diana Huffer

I’m so excited I’m doing a mini-spotlight!!! I received the cover for Enticing Miss Eugénie Villaret. I think it’s the best one yet!! What do you think?

Enticing Miss Eugénie Villaret

Enticing Miss Eugénie Villaret

Now the blurb.

Ella Quinn’s intriguing and irresistible bachelors are masters in the game of seduction. But nothing has the power to change a single man’s mind like a captivating woman…

William, Viscount Wivenly, plans to remain the most eligible of bachelors. He refuses to surrender to the schemes of husband-hunting ladies and matchmaking mamas. Fleeing the pressure of the ton, he’s bent on finding refuge in the West Indies. What he finds instead is a fascinating stranger, a woman so unlike those of his society that he can’t resist such a beguiling distraction…


Determined to let nothing complicate her mission to protect her family’s livelihood while covertly rescuing orphaned slave children, Miss Eugénie Villaret does her best to evade suitors. But when dashing William lures her down a path of forbidden adventure and delicious danger, she may be convinced that business can indeed be mixed with pleasure—and persuaded to add passion to her priorities…

And an unedited excerpt.

July, 1816, England

William, Viscount Wivenly, caught a glimpse of sprigged muslin through a thinly leafed part of the tall hedge behind which he’d taken refuge.

“Are you sure he came this way?” an excited female voice whispered.

Damn. He didn’t like the sound of that. Will found himself in sympathy with the fox at a hunt.

“Quite sure,” came the hushed response. “You must be careful, Cressida. If I reveal to you what Miss Stavely told me in the strictest confidence, you must vow never to repeat what I’m about to say. I swore I’d never breathe a word.”

“Yes, yes,” Miss Cressida Hawthorne replied urgently, “I promise.”

He’d been dodging the Hawthorne chit for two days now, and unfortunately she wasn’t the only one. The other woman sounded like the newly betrothed Miss Blakely.

“Well then,” Miss Blakely paused. “I really shouldn’t. If it got out, she’d be ruined!”

“I already promised,” Miss Hawthorne wheedled.

After a few moments, the other girl continued. “Miss Stavely said she followed Lord Wivenly to the library, so that they’d be alone, and he’d have to marry her.”

“What an excellent plan.” Miss Hawthorne’s tone fell somewhere between admiring and wishful.

“Well it wasn’t.”

Even thinking about the incident with Miss Stavely made Will shudder. There were few worse fates than being married to her in particular. Fortunately the lady was not as intelligent as she was crafty. The minute she’d turned the lock, she announced he’d have to marry her. However, she’d failed to take into account the French windows through which Will had made his escape.

“What do you mean it wasn’t a good idea?” Miss Hawthorne asked.

“Have you heard a betrothal announcement?”

Their footsteps stopped. Drat it all, there must be another way out of here. He surveyed the privet hedge, which surrounded three boundaries of this part of the garden. Across from him was a wooden rail fence about five feet high. Large rambling roses in pale pink and yellow sprawled along it completing the enclosure. Whoever designed this spot had wanted privacy. Will’s attention was once again captured by the voices.

“No.” Miss Hawthorne said slowly, as if working out a puzzle. “So it didn’t work.”

“Do you know what Miss Stavely failed to take into account?”

When Miss Hawthorne didn’t reply, Miss Blakely continued. “She didn’t bother to ensure she had a witness at hand. Miss Stavely said Lord Wivenly looked her up and down like she was a beefsteak and told her he’d ruin her if she wished, but not to think he’d take her to wife.”

Perhaps not his finest moment, though Will had wanted to scare the chit. Not that it had worked. She had practically launched herself at him.

“Oooh, how wicked.” Miss Hawthorne giggled. “He’s so handsome, and has such nice brown hair. I’d love to be compromised by him.” She paused. “But only if he had to marry me, so you must make sure to bear witness.”

Will had no intention of marrying Miss Hawthorne, or any other fair English maiden. Harpies in disguise, all of them. More interested in being Viscountess Wivenly and the future Countess of Watford than their duties as a wife.

The book will be released in August, but it’s not up for pre-order yet, so no buy links.

As you know I’m saving my knee, so I didn’t get out on the paddle board this week. Here are some water pictures I took during my water walk.

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Have a wonderful week!!


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Please help me welcome Regency Author Shana Galen back to the blog! Shana is giving away two books!

As you know, all use historical authors have to do a lot of research, so Shana is going to talk about how she goes about it. (sort of)

The Shana Galen Research Method

First of all, if you’re reading this blog post because you want research pointers, you should probably skip to the end and the info about the giveaway. This isn’t that type of post.

This is the type of post where I tell you how bad I am at research. Strange, right? I write historical romance novels. I’ve written something like fifteen of them. I must be used to research by now. I am used to it. I’m used to avoiding it!

Case in point, I’m writing another book set on a ship. The first such book was The Rogue Pirate’s Bride. I vowed never to write another book set on a ship again when that one was done. I wrote it when my daughter was a newborn and have pretty much no memory of what I wrote or what research I did. Which is why I have to do all the research over again for my newest pirate book.

Why did I break my vow? Because I’d made another vow first. I vowed to my readers that one day I would finish the Misadventures in Matrimony series. This book, Nick and Ashley’s story, is the last book in that series. The working title is Pirate Bride. Obviously, I have to set some of the book on a ship.

So about 40,000 words into the story, I figured I better start doing some research. There were too many pages where I’d left notes to myself to look something up or put XX because I wasn’t sure if the term I used was correct. See, one reason I love books set on ships is because sailors have a certain vocabulary. It’s not a corridor; it’s a companionway. It’s not the left side; it’s port (or larboard).


The trick to research, though, is to do way more than you ever use in the book. Can I just say that, as an author who doesn’t love research, I hate this fact? By the time this book is done, I’ll know way more about ships that I ever wanted, and my reader will only get a few of those details sprinkled in. It has to be this way. The only thing worse than a poorly researched book is one with too much research.

Honestly, I envy those authors who remember everything they research. My brain is like a sieve. I’m vowing never to write another book set on a ship, but if I do, I know I’ll have to do the research all over again.

Giveaway! I’m so excited to be working on Nick and Ashley’s book. I’m planning to self-publish it in late spring or early summer (depends how the research goes!). Until then, one person who comments saying she/he wants the books, will win the first two books in my Jewels of the Ton series (When You Give a Duke a Diamond and If You Give a Rake a Ruby), which concludes in March with Sapphires Are an Earl’s Best Friend.

Now I can finally show you the cover.


Author Bio:

Bestselling Author, Shana Galen

Bestselling Author, Shana Galen


Shana Galen is the bestselling author of fast-paced adventurous Regency historicals, including the RT Reviewers’ Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Her books are published all over the world and have been featured in the Rhapsody and Doubleday Book Clubs. She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston’s inner city. Now she writes full time. She’s happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers: visit her website or see what she’s up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.



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I’m so glad to have my good friend and CP, Jenna Jaxon, with me today with the cover reveal for the latest book in her historical serial, Time Enough to Love, Betrayal, which releases on January 31st.

Jenna is also giving away a copy of Betrayal to two lucky commenters. All you have to do is leave a comment saying you want the book.

So here it is!!

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Take a look at this blurb.

Blurb for Betrayal:

After a night of passion with her betrothed, Sir Geoffrey Longford, Lady Alyse de Courcy is eagerly looking forward to her wedding.  But when Geoffrey is forced to marry another, a heartbroken and possibly pregnant Alyse finds herself in her own private hell. She must either gamble with her reputation or marry someone she does not love.

A reputed connoisseur of women, Thomas, Lord Braeton, has dallied with many ladies of King Edward’s court, although he has favored none.  Howeveras Geoffrey’s best friend, Thomas has sworn to serve and protect Alyse, an oath now sorely tested when he agrees to marry her—in name only—to guard her reputation. Yet, as they grow closer, and Thomas discovers Alyse’s sweet but spirited nature, he comes to desire a marriage in truth.  Can he overcome her memory of Geoffrey or is Thomas doomed to burn with passion for a woman he can never possess?

And now an excerpt!

Alyse’s heart lurched at the sight of Thomas. She rose, trembling, and murmured, “Your Highness,” but looked expectantly at Lord Braeton.

His eyes met hers, distant and cool. Puzzled, she turned her attention to the princess, who was herding her other women toward the door to her bedchamber.

“Lady Maurya, Lady Anne, Margaret,” the princess beckoned them. “Lord Braeton would have a moment with Lady Alyse. Would you attend me, please?” Princess Joanna passed Alyse, caressing her arm as she led the confused women through the door.

At the touch, Alyse sought the princess’s eyes.  Fear gripped her heart at the pity she saw there.

“Thomas.” Alyse curtsied quickly then blurted out the fear she had fought almost since Geoffrey had left. “Is my lord well? Have you news for me?” Thanks to Anne and Margaret’s thoughtless comments, she had become convinced Geoffrey had fallen ill with Sir Robert’s ailment and now himself hovered between life and death.

Avoiding her eyes, Thomas answered briefly. “Aye, my lady. When I left him, Geoffrey was well enough.”

While relieved at his words, a shadow still lay on her heart. If Geoffrey was not ill, why had Thomas’s manner changed? What had summoned this aloof stranger? He was withholding something from her.

“And Sir Roland?”

He hesitated, searching her eyes then looking away.  He fisted his hands.  “Sir Roland is…has…”

Alyse could stand it no longer. She crossed to stand directly before Thomas, laid a cold hand upon his arm, and gripped it. “Tell me.”

The fact that there was something he could not bring himself to tell her filled her with terror. He said Geoffrey was well enough when he left. What about now?

Before she could question him further, he drew out a folded piece of parchment, sealed with blue wax and stamped with a signet ring bearing Geoffrey’s family crest. She stared at it.

“Geoffrey bade me place this in your hand and no other, my lady.” Thomas thrust the missive toward her.

Alyse compelled herself to hold her hand out .

He sighed. “He also bade me be at your service, lady, had you need of anything.” He gave the parchment into her hand. As he did so, she looked into his eyes and recognized the same pity she had seen in Princess Joanna’s.

Panic made her arms weak and her fingers numb. She forced her shaking hands to break the seal. Alyse unfolded the letter and slowly read the scratched and blurry words.

Author Bio:

Jenna Jaxon is a multi-published author of historical and contemporary romance.  Her historical romance, Only Scandal Will Do, the first in a series of five interconnecting novels, was released in July 2012. Her contemporary works include Hog Wild, Almost Perfect, and 7 Days of Seduction.  She is a PAN member of Romance Writers of America as well as a member of Chesapeake Romance Writers. Her medieval romance, Time Enough to Love, is being published this summer as a series of three novellas.  The first book, Betrothal, will release on April 19th.

Jenna has been reading and writing historical romance since she was a teenager.  A romantic herself, she has always loved a dark side to the genre, a twist, suspense, a surprise.  She tries to incorporate all of these elements into her own stories. She lives in Virginia with her family and a small menagerie of pets.  When not reading or writing, she indulges her passion for the theatre, working with local theatres as a director.  She often feels she is directing her characters on their own private stage.

She has equated her writing to an addiction to chocolate because once she starts she just can’t stop.

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Yesterday Collette Cameron showed me a sneak preview of her new cover, and I immediately asked her if she’d have her public reveal on my blog. She said yes, and here we are.

I give you the cover for The Viscount’s Vow.

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The Viscount’s Vow

The Because I knew you would be interested in knowing what the book was about, I convinced Collette into giving me a blurb and excerpt as well.


Half Romani, half English noblewoman, Evangeline Caruthers is the last woman in England Ian Hamilton, the Viscount Warrick, could ever love—an immoral wanton responsible for his brother’s and father’s deaths. She thinks he’s a foul-tempered blackguard, who after setting out to cause her downfall, finds himself forced to marry her—snared in the trap of his own making.

When Vangie learns the marriage ceremony itself may have been a ruse, she flees to her gypsy relatives, declaring herself divorced from Ian under Romani law. He pursues her to the gypsy encampment, and when the handsome gypsy king offers to take Ian’s place in Vangie’s bed, jealousy stirs hot and dangerous.

At last, under a balmy starlit sky, Ian and Vangie breech the chasm separating them. Peril lurks though, as Ian’s stepmother attempts to dispose of the newlyweds so her daughter can inherit his estate. Only by trusting each other can they overcome scandal and murderous betrayal.


Excerpt Wedding Reception Scene

“You didn’t eat much, wife.”

They were alone on the dance floor. Ian deftly twirled Vangie around his aunt’s smallish ballroom, mindful of the interested eyes watching them.

Stealing a glance at the smiling and nodding onlookers, he suppressed a frown. He felt like a curiosity on display at Bullock’s Museum. He wished others would take to the floor, so he could dispense with the devoted bridegroom facade.

The twelve courses at dinner had been tortuous. His wife hadn’t taken more than a dozen bites nor said as many words. He’d tried to eat the succulent foods Aunt Edith had gone to such efforts to have prepared, but his anger made everything dry as chalk and every bit as tasteless.

“I’d not much appetite, my lord.”

He chuckled. “Don’t you think you might address me by my given name, wife?”

“Why?” she asked pertly. “I’ve known you but four days, certainly not long enough to be so familiar with you.”

He lowered his head, breathing in her ear, very aware every eye in the room was trained on them. He’d give them something to gossip about. “Because I want you to, wife, and you did promise to obey.”

He nipped her ear.

She jumped and a tiny yelp of surprise escaped before she clamped her lips together. Her eyes were shooting sparks again, only this time they were directed at him.

“What’s my name, wife?”

“Please, don’t call me that. I too have a name, as you well know.”

Drawing her closer, her breasts pressing against the breadth of his chest and cresting the edge of her bodice, he murmured, “Indeed, but Evangeline sounds . . . angelic, and we both know you’re no such thing.”

“Pardon?” She stiffened, trying to shove away from him. “I don’t under—”

His head descended again. “Say it, or I’ll trace your ear with my tongue.”

He grinned as her breath hissed from between clenched teeth. She stumbled, her fingers digging into his shoulder and hand. A very becoming flush swept across her face.

“Will you cease?” Her worried gaze careened around the room. “We’re being watched.”

Voice husky, he said, “Say my name, sweeting.” Giving her a gentle squeeze, he started to dip his head, caressing her elegant neck with his hot breath.

“Ian, your name is Ian,” she gasped breathlessly, twisting her head away.


Collette Cameron, a Pacific Northwest native,  was born and raised in a small town along the northern OregonCollette Cameron coast, which to  this day, continues to remain one of her favorite retreats.  If you’ve ever lived near the ocean, you  understand the irresistible, captivating draw of the sea! An enthusiast of  times gone by, Collette currently writes Regency historical romance.

    A lifelong resident of small towns, she’s also  been known to venture to parts of Europe. Her favorite destinations? England  and France of course! There she can indulge her passion for exploring opulent manors  and centuries old castles, in addition to scrutinizing anything even remotely  related to the Georgian, Regency or Victorian eras!

Her Victorian farmhouse and profusion of  gardens—English, butterfly, rock, and water— are all testaments to her ongoing  love affair with flowers, lace, songbirds, birdhouses, rocks, and of  course—teacups! Having dabbled in interior decorating in her youth, Collette  graduated summa cum laude from Oregon State University, has a Master’s degree  in teaching, and is member of RWA, Rose City Romance Writers, The Beau Monde  and Love Faith and Hope, Inc.

Some of Collette’s favorite things include unique  blends of coffees and teas, Cadbury Milk Chocolates, inspirational quotes, and  scented candles; especially lavender and vanilla. Her Christian faith, husband,  three adult children, and five miniature dachshunds complete her life quite  nicely!

When she’s not teaching or writing, Collette  enjoys amateur photography, bird watching, gardening, interior decorating,  rock-hunting, or salmon fishing on the Columbia River.

She’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment  on her Blue Rose Romance Blog page, or email her at: collettecameronromanceauthor@yahoo.com.  You can  follow her on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest too! See the links below.

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I’m traveling right now, so Rue Allyn graciously offered to take over my blog for the day. Rue writs across several genres, including historical. She is also a sister military veteran.

Take it away, Rue!!

TITLE: Historical Detail: The good, the bad, and the challenge

Ella, thank you very much for inviting me to visit with your followers today. Some of them may wonder what an author of medieval and western historical romances is doing on a blog largely dedicated to regency romance. The key is in the love of historical detail that makes a romance come alive. We all know that character and conflict drive a good story, but in a historical setting even the best character and conflict will fail if the historical details are implausible. At the same time, we write fiction—NOT history. So those purists who find the shift of a year or phrase unknown in print before the timeline of a story might wish to re-consider their expectations. For the author, finding the right balance between documented history and good fiction is a challenge.

A terrifically glaring example of historical inaccuracy in a fictional setting is the movie version of The Lone Ranger. I enjoyed this movie tremendously, partly because I did not expect historical accuracy. For instance, the story is set in Texas during 1869. However, a large number of scenes were filmed in Monument Valley which is geographically fixed in Arizona and Utah (hundreds of miles from Promontory Point where the Transcontinental Railroad linked up). The story is predicated on a railroad land grab scheme involving the transcontinental railroad. In itself that’s very plausible, but not when the transcontinental railroad does not and never did pass through Texas. As history, the movie is appalling. As story, I found it delightful. The scenery did not take away from the narrative. Details of historical dress and behavior were entirely plausible. Speech patterns and vocabulary choices were right on target. I could, and did, suspend my disbelief of the location inaccuracies.

By way of contrast the recent remake of True Grit, with Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn (IMHO this version is a vast improvement on the very enjoyable John Wayne original) comes to mind as a shining example of historical accuracy in fiction. Location, dress, speech, behaviors in True Grit all combine to support and enhance a terrific story that engrossed me so much, I didn’t notice a single historical inaccuracies. Some things about True Grit are improbable, i.e. a thirteen year old girl accompanying the men searching for her father’s killer, but the improbable is made possible within the historical context.

Was The Lone Ranger a better movie than True Grit? No, both are excellent stories, given appropriate expectations.

In my own work I strive for the kind of accuracy that makes the improbable possible for the reader. In One Night’s Desire, the improbability is that a woman would know photography and work as a photographer on an exploratory expedition in the Yellowstone area of the US. History makes this probable because Henry Jackson was the photographer for the official US government expeditionary force that mapped the Yellowstone area. Women like Calamity Jane were known to dress like men and perform jobs commonly given to men. I could go on at great length to provide other examples of the good, bad and difficult use of historical detail in fiction. However, I think you get my point. Writers have a responsibility to use history to enhance the story experience for readers. Nonetheless, do not allow a small inaccuracy to destroy a good story for you, especially when all other details contribute to a plausible fictive world.

roses2If you’d like to know more about One Night’s Desire here’s the blurb followed by a link to an excerpt.

A WOMAN ON THE RUN: Rustlers, claim jumpers and fire, nothing will stop Kiera Alden from reuniting her family.  But an accusation of murder threatens her dreams and sets Marshall Evrett Quinn on her trail.  She may be able to escape prison bars and eventually prove her innocence, but she can’t escape Quinn’s love.

A LAWMAN IN HOT PURSUIT:  Marshall Evrett Quinn is relentless in pursuit of law-breakers, and pretty Kiera Alden is no exception.  Clever and courageous, she evades him until a chance encounter turns the tables.  Finally he has this elusive desperado under arrest, but success is bittersweet when she captures his heart.


EXCERPT LINK: http://rueallyn.com/2c2ONDexcerpt.html

One Night’s Desire and its sister book One Moment’s Pleasure are heavily discounted at Amazon for the entire month of July

BUY LINK: http://www.amazon.com/Nights-Desire-Crimson-Romance-ebook/dp/B00DL3ALFC/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1373029464&sr=1-1

ABOUT RUE: Author of historical, contemporary, and erotic romances, Rue Allyn fell in love with happily ever after the day she heard her first story. She is deliriously married to her sweetheart of many years and loves to hear from readers about their favorite books and real life adventures.  Learn more about Rue and her books at http://RueAllyn.com

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Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5031290.Rue_Allyn

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rue-Allyn/e/B00AUBF3NI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Blog:  http://rueallynauthorblog.com/

KEYWORDS: western historical, Rue Allyn, Crimson Romance Publishing, US Marshals, Wyoming, Shoshone, Horse Stealing, Claim jumping, sacrifice, Shoshone, Yellowstone, Wind River, mountains

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Let’s start with the winners of The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh!!

CongratulationsCongratulations to:

Adventures in Authorland ~ Juanita Decuir

Jenna Jaxon’s Blog ~ bn100

The big news this week is that I got my cover for The Temptation of Lady Serena Book #3 of The Marriage Game which will release on January 14, 2014.

I have to tell you I love this cover. Let me know what you think.


Oh! You want to know more? Here is the back cover copy and an excerpt.

Ella Quinn’s bachelors in The Marriage Game series are charming and cunning when it comes to the ways of love—until the right woman captures their unsuspecting hearts… 

Custom-made gowns…nights at the theater…and a host of eligible bachelors. Accustomed to living a quiet life in the Scottish Borderlands, Lady Serena Weir has never had any of these luxuries. But when Serena’s brother demands she finally have a Season in London, she’s thrust into a glamorous world she’s only dreamed of…

Robert, Viscount Beaumont remembers all too well what it feels like to be in love. That is why he must keep his distance from Serena. He’s only felt his pulse stir the way it does now when he made the mistake of loving the wrong woman once before. Yet the more he strives to resist his feelings, the nearer he is to falling under Serena’s seductive spell…

Early the next morning, Serena ordered a stable-boy to saddle Shamir.

After he’d done as she bid, he glanced toward the stable. “I’ll just get your groom, Will, to go with ye, my lady.”

Serena’s nerves were strung too tightly for company. She needed a good gallop this morning, and Will would slow her down. “No, I’ll be fine without him.”

The boy helped her mount without arguing. After she’d cleared the stable yard, Serena cantered south up a rise and gazed out over the still barren fields. The frost was not as heavy this morning, nor the air quite as cold. It was late, but spring was coming. The land tugged at her. She’d rather be planting than dancing.

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. After a few moments, Serena realized he was riding not simply in her direction, but to her. Her aunt had warned her not to ride alone. Was this man the reason for the warning? Whirling Shamir around, she gave the horse his head and rode back to her to aunt’s house as if someone was chasing her.

Robert Beaumont rode toward the woman on the crest of the hill. She sat atop a raking roan, much too large for a lady. Her riding habit, a dull rust color, reminded him of autumn leaves. Her long auburn hair curled down her back, and she wore a small hat with some sort of feather—pheasant, by the way it stuck out. He wondered how the devil she kept the hat on her head with her hair down. His interest piqued, he urged his horse to a trot. As he neared, she took off at a fast gallop.

She was gone when he reached the top of the hill. Beaumont looked out over the valley. A horse and rider were in the north. How had she got that far so quickly? Disgruntled, he turned and rode home. After throwing his reins to a groom, he strode through the doors into the main hall and called to his housekeeper, “Norry!”

She came out from a parlor. “I’m here, my lord. There’s no reason to shout.”

“Who lives to the north?”

“Well, my lord,” she muttered, “if you were here more often, you’d know. It’s a widow lady. I can’t remember her name right off my head. Why?”

Ignoring Norry’s all too familiar complaint, he pressed for more information. “Does she have any children?”

The housekeeper narrowed her eyes. “I heard all her children are grown. She moved here after her son married. Now, if you’ll excuse me, my lord, I have work to do.”

“Norry, let me know if you remember. Especially if it concerns an auburn-haired female.”

Master Robert,” she began in a censorious tone, “we’ll have none of your carrying on up here. You leave it in London.” She nodded her head curtly and left.

Beaumont clenched his jaw and stormed off to his study, cursing the fact that so many of his servants had been with him since childhood, and never let him forget it.

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The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh

The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh

Yesterday The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh, the 2d book in the Marriage Game went on pre-order. To celebrate, I’m asking you to post your blurbs or a short excerpt of your book or WIP. If you have them, please post your buy links as well.

Contest: The book is already on Amazon US and Kensington, but I’ll give a copy of The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh to anyone who is the first to post a buy link from anywhere else. Just post the link in your comment.

Here is my publisher’s blurb for The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh, releasing on November 7th, 2013

“Let yourself be seduced by this sexy mix of spies, smugglers, and happily ever afters.” —Sally MacKenzie

For Ella Quinn’s bachelors, courtship is all about gamesmanship, until the right woman shows them how much they have to learn…

Since she was a young girl, Anna Marsh has dreamed of Sebastian, Baron Rutherford asking for her hand in marriage. But that was in another life when her brother Harry was alive, before she vowed to secretly continue the work he valiantly died for. Now as Sebastian finally courts Anna, she must thwart his advances. Were he to discover her secret, he would never deem her a suitable wife…

Sebastian has always known Anna would become his wife someday. He expects few obstacles, but when she dissuades him at every turn he soon realizes there is much more to this intriguing woman. Somehow he must prove to her that they are meant to be together. But first he must unravel the seductive mystery that is Miss Anna Marsh…

Buy links:

Amazon US


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