Awards and a Move

Spring is here and the Hoyt Household has moved, dogs and all, to Minneapolis. Our new home is lovely, but the backyard isn’t. In fact it holds very little besides an old tree stump and a falling-down fence. I hope to have the backyard landscaped with the help of a professional landscaper, so stay tuned!

unfortunate back yard

In the last couple of weeks I’ve had two pieces of wonderful news: Darling Beast has finaled in the Romance Writers of America®’s 2015 RITA® Contest and Apollo Greaves, the hero of Darling Beast has been named Historical K.I.S.S. hero of the year by RT Book Reviews! The dogs and I are doing lots of happy dances!

2014rtawardswinner

Meanwhile, I hope you’ve had a chance to read the teaser excerpts for Dearest Rogue, coming May 26.

Enjoy!

Upcoming Appearances

I hope you’ve noticed the gorgeous cover for Duke of Midnight–scroll over the cover to see the stepback. I hope to start posting excerpts next month.

Meanwhile, conference season starts officially for me with the RT Book Reviews Convention in Kansas City next week. On Friday I’ll be accepting the RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Historical Romance of 2012 for Thief of Shadows.

If you’re attending the convention, here are the other places I’ll be:

Wednesday, 1:15 p.m. Historical Panel: The Invention of Romance
Friday, 5:00 p.m. Team Romance Trivia Extravaganza
Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Giant Book Fair
Saturday 5:00 p.m. Jade Lee’s Birthday Party Roast

May 1st marks the opening of Brenda Novak’s month-long online auction to benefit juvenile diabetes. I’ve donated several items of interest:

Enjoy!