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Only three weeks until Desiring Lady Caro releases and my other books are on sale from today through March 25th !!

The Seduction of Lad#C46729The Seduction of Lady Phoebe $1.99

“Lady Phoebe is a heroine Georgette Heyer would adore—plucky, pretty, and well worth the devotion of the dashing Lord Marcus. A marvelous find for Regency romance readers.” —Grace Burrowes, New York Times bestselling author

Polite society has its rules for marriage. But for Ella Quinn’s eligible bachelors, their brides will show them that rules are for the weak of heart…

Phoebe Stanhope is not a typical Lady. As feisty as she is quick witted, no one can catch her, especially when she is driving her dashing phaeton with its perfectly matched horses. And unlike her peers, experience has guarded her against a growing list of would-be suitors. But when she encounters Marcus Finley, what she fears most burns deep within his blue-eyed gaze…

For Lord Marcus, the spark of recognition is but a moment in the love he has held these many years. Now that he’s returned to England, all the happiness he desires rests on Lady Phoebe never finding out that he was the one who turned her heart so cold and distant. He must work fast to gain the advantage—to convince her what she wants is exactly what she denies—but in order to seduce her into his arms, he must be willing to give up more than he can control…

“A passionate tale full of humor, romance, and poignancy. Quinn writes classic Regency romance at its best!” —Shana Galen, author of If You Give a Rake a Ruby

Amazon US ~  Barns & Nobel  ~ Kensington ~ iTunes ~ Kobo

The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh $2.99

“Let yourself be seduced by this sexy mix of spies, smugglers, and happily ever afters.” ~ USA Today Bestselling Author Sally MacKenzie

Since she was a young girl, Anna Marsh has dreamed of Sebastian, Baron Rutherford

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The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh

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…

Amazon US Barns & Nobel ~ Kensington * iTunes

The Temptation of Lady Serena $2.99

The Temptation of Lady Serena

The Temptation of Lady Serena

“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

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 charms…

Kensington ~  Amazon US ~ Barnes & Nobel ~ iTunes

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Happy Sunday!

While you’re reading this, I’ll be winging my way to the US from Europe. We finally made it over to the castle only to discover that the only part open to the public was a café. Here are some pictures of the outside and courtyard.

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This is the well and the wheel they used to get water up.

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Christmas decorations are left up until February 2d.

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Café.

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This house was built around the 14th century.

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Skiing was fantastic, We even had some fresh powder on Thursday.

In other news, the covers for The Seduction of Lady Phoebe and the Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh are entered in the JABBIC contest. If you like the covers, please stop by and vote for them. https://jabbic.hbarwa.com/readers/ViewCategory.php?cat=2

My publisher emailed me this lovely review of Desiring Lady Caro from the Library Review.http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2014/01/books/genre-fiction/mystery/xpress-reviews-e-originals-first-look-at-new-books-january-31-2014/

Have a great week!!

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.

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And a better picture of a visiting sailboat.

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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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Happy Sunday to you!!

Congratulations

Let’s begin with the winner of Cara Elliott’s book, Scandalously Yours. Congratulations to Anita H!!

Thanks to all of you, The Temptation of Lady Serena is starting her third week of being on the Amazon bestseller lists and the Seduction of Lady Phoebe has been on the Barns and Noble list for over three weeks now!

I don’t usually share reviews, but this one from Blackhaven Reviews is fantastic. http://networkedblogs.com/SJH7M

I received the cover blurb for Enticing Miss Eugénie Villaret, which releases in August. Please tell me what you think of it.

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…

Praise for The Temptation of Lady Serena

“This charming, sweet love story is the perfect addition to the Marriage Game series.”

–RT Book Reviews

The weather has been strange all week here, but I still managed to get a few pictures for you.

This is a view of the Charlotte Amalie harbor on a six ship day. I couldn’t get a shot of the two at Crown Bay.

Cruise Ships

Here is another picture from my paddle board.

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It’s always fun to see the sand art.

Sand man

The release tour has just about ended, I’ll post the last three stops as they come up this week. Naturally, I’ll be giving away copies of The Temptation of Lady Serena.

Have a great week, and I’ll see you next Sunday!

Ella

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Let’s begin with the winners of Jenna Jaxon’s book, Betrayal!

Congratulations to Carol Cook and Linda Thumb!!

Oh my goodness! What a week!! The Temptation of Lady Serena hit the Amazon bestseller list for Regencies on the January 1st, then quickly went on to achieve the Hot New Historical Releases, the list for both Regency books and Kindle books, then made the Historical Fiction list.  And she’s still up there!

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The Temptation of Lady Serena

Meanwhile Phoebe has been on the Barnes & Noble bestseller list for historical romance for over two weeks now.

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Thank you all so very much reading, liking and spreading the word about the books!! You all rock!!

Congratulations to the two winners of the Temptation of Lady Serena. One from last week’s Sunday News and the other from Romantic Historical Reviews.

The winner from Sunday News is Rhonda Kirby!!

Unfortunately I only have the email address for the other winner.

Although the big release tour list is over, I still have a few stops during the month which I’ll announce when the links go live.

Again, thank you all for your support!

The weather was strange this week. Mostly it was very windy with rough water even in the bay, but I still managed to get some pictures for you.

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Here is an interesting water swirl.

Water swirl

And we had another sand artist visit.

Sand turtle

Have a wonderful week!

Ella

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Happy Sunday!! Whew!! What a week. Lets start with book winners.

Glenda won a copy of The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh on Buried Under Romance, and Lana on History Undressed.

Sandra Merrill won Cheryl Bolen’s book, Marriage of Inconvenience. Congratulations ladies!! Sandra, you’ll need to contact me with your physical address.Congratulations

The release for The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh went amazingly well. the book has been on the Amazon Regency bestseller list for almost a week now, and The Seduction of Lady Phoebe is on it as well. Having readers love my books, and spread the word is a dream come true. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for reading and telling others about the books.

Next week, I’ll have a Facebook contest to name book #5 of The Marriage Game. My editor and I can’t come up with anything we both like. The winner will receive a signed copy of the book, and either lunch with me at RT in New Orleans, or RWA Nationals in San Antonio, or a Caribbean spice basket. So put your thinking caps on.

Here is the blurb I did up to help you.

William, Viscount Wivenly, is determined to escape marriage minded ladies before his luck runs out, and he’s trapped. When asked to investigate the problems surrounding his deceased great-uncle’s family, William jumps at the chance to assist. Yet after arriving in the West Indies, his attention is drawn to a sultry, young French widow. Now all he can think about his making her is mistress.

Life has not been easy for Miss Eugénie Villaret de Joyeuse since her step-father, Nathan Wivenly, died. She’s had to continue their work freeing slaves, hold her family together, and discover why the business is mysteriously losing money. She doesn’t have time for a spoiled Englishman who kisses ignite her passion.

When Will learns his widow is in fact an innocent and his father’s ward, he immediately proposes marriage, on his terms. Yet Eugénie has something else in store for the arrogant viscount. If he wants her hand in marriage, he’ll have to work for it.

With all the rain we’ve had, the beach has changed again. This is the outlet from the mangrove swamp. I was on the paddle board this morning, and it’s all sanded in now.

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The rocks at the far end of the beach were surrounded by water.

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I found a very cool sand castle. I made the photo larger so you could see more detail.

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It even had a flag.

Have a lovely Sunday and the rest of the week.

Ella

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I’ve been tagged by my good friend, Lauren Smith for the Writerly Blog! The questions revolve around why and how one writes.

Lauren touched on writing romance and some of the negative comments she’s received. I have to say, most comments I get are extremely positive. in fact, when I was at the Annapolis boat show two weekends ago, I ended up handing out all my business cards. I’ve only received one sneer. Naturally being a former college instructor and lawyer, she promptly got a lesson in the amount of research it takes to write historical romances. I pay so much attention to detail, that last summer an author friend said I could write historical fiction if I was so inclined. After all, there is more money in it. I also told the doubter about the number of advanced degrees many historical authors had. There are doctors, nurses, lawyers, and PhD’s who teach at such prestigious universities as Duke, Harvard, and Yale (I’m sure there are many more, I just can’t remember right now.)

In my opinion, historical romance had never been smarter and more erudite. Are there some who just don’t care about many historical details? Of course there are. We don’t march in lock step after all. But they too have their audiences. Now to the questions.

1. What are you working on right now?

The sixth book in The Marriage Game. It takes place in Northumberland and Edinburgh. The working title is Lady Mary. I’m also mulling over a Christmas novel my editor asked if I could write, and a Christmas novella I want to write.

2. How does it differ from other works in its genre?

I write traditional Regencies, but with sex. There I said it. Usually I dance around the word by using spicy. One of the things I missed in reading Georgette Heyer was the deep emotional fulfillment.  I do think if she’d written in the present, she would have been much warmer, but she died in 1976 at the age of 71.

3.  Why do you write what you do?

I’ve always loved Regencies. Though it never occurred to me to write one. Then I read an interview where the author said, write what you read. Every quickly clicked, and within a week I had a video playing in my head of an angry Regency lady. A month later, The Seduction of Lady Phoebe was a complete draft. So I really didn’t pick the Regency era, it picked me.

4. How does your writing process work?

I’m a pantser, but I many times plot a scene out in my head. I like to write linearly, but there are times when the scenes don’t come to me in a nice orderly fashion, and I have to then write to get from one place to the next. When I’m stumped, I just write. After all, it’s easier to fix crap than nothing at all. I’m also a fast writer. If left alone (no social media etc.) I can write 100,000 words in a month.

I’m tagging Collette Cameron, Louisa Cornell, and Barbara Monajem.

Now you tell me what do you write or read what you do?

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