MAYFAIR AFFAIR Give Away
Here’s the official blurb:
In the elegant environs of Mayfair, Malcolm and Suzanne Rannoch live a seemingly charmed life. Malcolm, a former diplomatic attaché and intelligence agent, is a rising Member of Parliament. Suzanne is fast becoming one of London’s most sought hostesses. But even their closest friends don’t know that the Rannoch’s marriage is still reeling from the revelation that Suzanne was a French spy when she met British agent Malcolm and that she married him to gather information on British plans. Malcolm and Suzanne are hoping for private time to repair their marriage. But their peace is shattered by a late night visit from a Bow Street runner. The powerful Duke of Trenchard has been found murdered in the study of his St. James’s Square house. And Laura Dudley, governess to the Rannoch children, was standing over the dying duke. Malcolm and Suzanne are convinced the woman they trusted with their children is not a killer. To prove Laura’s innocence, they are drawn into an investigation that will test their wits and the fragile truce between them. But whether or not she murdered the Duke of Trenchard, Laura Dudley is certainly not what she seemed. Revelations about her identity cut dangerously close to Suzanne’s own past. Malcolm and Suzanne realize more is at stake than Laura’s life and liberty. The investigation into the Duke of Trenchard’s murder will either prove the resilience of their bond–or snap it in two.
It’s not hard picking up the series with any book (I started in the middle, back when, and was immediately hooked), but if you haven’t read Tracy’s books before, I recommend going back and starting with Vienna Waltz, the first of the Malcolm and Suzanne books.
So, for a copy of Tracy’s latest, The Mayfair Affair, here’s your question:
— What’s your favorite governess book?
You can see Tracy’s list of favorite governess books here.
The winner will be announced on Monday!
Pink XII ARCs!
Can you guess what showed up on my doorstep today?
Advance review copies of the final Pink book!
It’s both exciting and a little mind-boggling to have the final Pink Carnation book here in physical form (albeit, in rather bland ARC form). I had thought about this book for so long, avoided this book for so long, struggled with this book for so long. I still can’t entirely believe it exists.
To everyone who has requested a review copy, I wish, wish, wish I could send one to each and every one of you– but, as you can see from the box, I only have eight copies to play with (of which three are already promised to Pinkorama winners). So, to make it all fair, I’ll be holding a few contests here on the website and Facebook.
Contest #1 to commence as soon as I can think of a sufficiently cunning contest idea….
THAT SUMMER on Kindle and Nook– price reduced!
THAT SUMMER: in paperback today!
My Preraphaelite novel, That Summer, comes out in paperback today!
2009: When Julia Conley hears that she has inherited a house outside London from an unknown great-aunt, she assumes it’s a joke. She hasn’t been back to England since the car crash that killed her mother when she was six, an event she remembers only in her nightmares. But when she arrives at Herne Hill to sort through the house–with the help of her cousin Natasha and sexy antiques dealer Nicholas–bits of memory start coming back. And then she discovers a pre-Raphaelite painting, hidden behind the false back of an old wardrobe, and a window onto the house’s shrouded history begins to open…
1849: Imogen Grantham has spent nearly a decade trapped in a loveless marriage to a much older man, Arthur. The one bright spot in her life is her step-daughter, Evie, a high-spirited sixteen year old who is the closest thing to a child Imogen hopes to have. But everything changes when three young painters come to see Arthur’s collection of medieval artifacts, including Gavin Thorne, a quiet man with the unsettling ability to read Imogen better than anyone ever has. When Arthur hires Gavin to paint her portrait, none of them can guess what the hands of fate have set in motion.
From modern-day England to the early days of the Preraphaelite movement, Lauren Willig’s That Summer takes readers on an un-put-downable journey through a mysterious old house, a hidden love affair, and one woman’s search for the truth about her past–and herself.
Here’s the then and now of last year’s hardcover release day and this year’s paperback release day:
If you see That Summer paperback in the wild, let me know!
THAT SUMMER– in stores tomorrow!
In my mailbox….