Archive for June, 2016

EMERALD RING en Français

Monday, June 27th, 2016

On 21 Juillet, The Deception of the Emerald Ring will be making its debut en français! You can find it under the title L’Imposture de l’Alliance Émeraude.

Emerald Ring French

When I got the news, I did some counting on my fingers and it dawned on me that, as of a few months from now, it will be ten years since Emerald Ring was first published in the U.S.

It really doesn’t feel like it should be quite that long, does it?

One thing I’ve noticed about Emerald Ring covers over the years: they tend to be very, very green….

Emerald Paperback Emeraldringengland Emerald Portugal Emerald Ring French

Library Donations!

Monday, June 13th, 2016

In the middle of a mystery bundle give away post on Facebook the other day, I included a side comment about books for libraries or other charities. The response was overwhelming. (Thanks, all!) So I’m making this post the Official Library Donation Spot.

I would be delighted to see all my author copies flutter away to libraries, hospices, and shelters since it’s silly for them to be mouldering on shelves when they could be read and enjoyed. The only caveat is that all of these places tend to have their own collection and donation policies. So:

— If you’re a librarian or work at one of these organizations and would like a book donation, email away! If you let me know where to send them (and if there are any particular needs), I’ll bundle up some books for you.

— If you think your library/organization might want them but you don’t work or volunteer there, it would be a great help if you could check with the relevant librarian/coordinator and have them contact me if they’re interested. As much as I’d love to send books to everyone, I need to make sure they’re really wanted and who the correct contact is before I can put them in the mail.

Here is the list I have so far (in no particular order):

— FMWR Fort Lee Community Library
— Hurricane Branch Library
— Opelousas Public Library
— Cleveland Bradley County Public Library
— Dayton Valley Branch Library
— Manna House and Safe Harbor, Brunswick, GA
— Rourk Branch Library
— Oak Park Public Library
— Bath Twp Library
— Sterling Municipal Library
— Lincolnville Community Library

Is there anyone I’ve left out? If you don’t see your library or organization here, just let me know!

Weekly Reading Round-Up

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

When I’m working on the end of a book, I need books like a diver needs his oxygen tank. And not just any books. Series work best. Series entirely unrelated to what I’m currently writing work best of all. I got through the end of That Summer with Laurie King’s Kate Martinelli mysteries, The Other Daughter with Elsie Lee’s vintage spy novels, and The Lure of the Moonflower with the help of Laura Resnick’s Esther Diamond books.

As I power towards the end of the current work in progress, I’ve been on a Rivers of London marathon, paced so they should last me just to the end of my book. For anyone who hasn’t read these yet, they’re British police procedurals with a paranormal twist– think Scotland Yard meets Hogwarts.

Once both my books and these books are done…. We’ll see. I have Sonali Dev’s The Bollywood Bride waiting to be read, and also a large pile of ARCs I’m eager to jump into. And, of course, a pile of research books for the next stand alone novel!

What have you been reading this week?

Happy 10th Anniversary to the Word Wenches!

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

There’s been one drooping and one auspicious eye over at the Word Wenches…. As some of you may have heard, just as the Word Wenches were kicking off their tenth anniversary celebration last week, one of the Wenches, the incomparable Jo Beverley, shuffled off this mortal coil. Although “shuffle” is absolutely the wrong word here. I like to think of her dancing a quadrille with her usual inimitable style.

After a week of sharing memories of Jo, the Wenches have returned to their anniversary celebrations– with an even keener sense of just how much their community and their books mean to so many people. The world was richer for having Jo Beverley in it and is so much poorer for her absence.

Today on Word Wenches, Eloisa James and I are both raising our glasses to a decade of Word Wenches. Stop by to share your thoughts about historical romance and for a chance to win some books!