Category: Musings

Website Updates and News

The thunderstorms have been almost constant here in the Midwest, making for a very wet June. The good news, though, is that my garden is very lush from all the rain!

I’m pleased to announce that To Taste Temptation has won the Desert Rose Golden Quill Award.

Website updates for June have been made, the main ones being that Chapter 6 of The Ice Princess is up. I’ve also got new bookmarks for To Desire a Devil, and the second scene excerpt for To Desire a Devil is up as well. As always bookmarks and bookplates are free, so be sure and order as many as you’d like.

There’s still time to enter my May/June website contest–the prize is a complete Princes trilogy!

The Romance Writers of America national conference is coming up soon–this year it will be in Washington D.C. Part of the conference is a massive romance author signing on Wednesday, July 15th from 5:30-7:30 pm. This signing is open to the public–you don’t have to be registered at the conference–and will include more than 500 romance authors this year. All proceeds from the signing go to local literacy charities. If you live in the D.C. area, this is a signing you won’t want to miss–and if you do come, make sure and stop by and say hello to me!

Finally, my publisher, Hachette Book Group USA, is offering The Leopard Prince to read online for free!

Books in the Works

The days are getting warmer here in central Illinois. Max, the biggest Untrained Dog, is shedding enough fur to knit a king-sized sweater..except it would be a shaggy gray black sweater that would smell like a dog which I don’t think anyone would want.

I’ve received some letters recently from readers wondering what project I’m working on now and what’s up next after To Desire a Devil in November. A couple of weeks ago I signed a new contract with my publisher (Grand Central Publishing) for three books to be published in 2010 and 2011. I’m writing the first book now of what will be the Maiden Lane series. It’s titled Wicked Intentions. The hero of Wicked Intentions is Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, an emotionless aristocrat searching for the murderer of his mistress. To find the murderer Caire needs the help of Temperance Dews, a proper widow who runs a foundling home in St. Giles. But neither Temperance or Caire are quite what they seem on the surface…

Finally, here’s a few quick links:


My garden is simply delightful right now. True, it’s still full of weeds (mostly wild violets and Star of Bethlehem) but the mosquitoes haven’t yet hit and the evenings are just right–not too hot, not too cold. My shade garden (under a big old maple tree) has white short-spurred columbine and Spanish bluebells blooming amongst the unfurling hostas. I did see the wicked bunny by my tiny veggie garden, but hadn’t the heart to scare her away. Mr. Hoyt (who grew up on a farm) said it’ll be my own fault if we have no tomatoes this summer!

Website updates for May are done! Here’s what you might want to check out: