Win an iPad!

My friends, Jane Porter, Eloisa James, Julia London, and Vanessa Kelly and I have teamed up for an iPad and book giveaway on Facebook. Each week one winner will be chosen to receive a pack of five signed books, one from each author. Then on September 19th one winner will be chosen to receive an iPad! How do you enter? Simply supply your name and email here. By entering the contest you agree to sign up for my newsletter list as well as Jane’s, Julia’s Vanessa’s and Eloisa’s. We will not share your email with anyone else. That’s it! Good luck–and remember that you can enter on each author’s Facebook page and if you share the contest info on your own Facebook page, you’ll get extra entries as well.

Looking for an autographed book? At the beginning of August I made a trip to Minneapolis and did a few drive-by signings. If you visit these bookstores they’ll have books autographed by me:

  • Barnes & Noble at the Mall of America
  • Barnes & Noble downtown Minneapolis
  • Barnes & Noble at Southdale Mall
  • Barnes & Noble at Calhoun Lake
  • Barnes & Noble at Ridgedale Mall
  • Barnes & Noble at Har Mar Mall in St. Paul
  • Barnes & Noble in Highland Park in St. Paul
  • Barnes & Noble in Eagan, MN
  • Barnes & Noble in Burnsville, MN
  • Barnes & Noble in Apple Valley, MN
  • Barnes & Noble in Waterloo, Iowa
  • Barnes & Noble in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Barnes & Noble in Coralville/Iowa City, Iowa
  • Barnes & Noble in Davenport, Iowa
  • Barnes & Noble in Peoria, Illinois
  • And Lake Forest Book Store: Market Square, 680 N. Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL

I have a new Book of the Month up and I’ve added Dodo from Thief of Shadows to the list of Imaginary Dogs.



The RITA® is Romance Writers of America‘s annual award for the best romances of the year. I’m very pleased to announce that Scandalous Desires has finaled in the Historical Romance category!

Conference season is upon us and I have a whole slew of conferences and appearances I’ll be making this spring and summer. Take a look at my Appearances list on the sidebar to the left to see if you can come meet me. Even if you don’t want to go to an entire conference, many will have multi-author booksignings open to the public for free or with a small fee. Hope to see you soon!

I have a new Book of the Month for April, a new contest for those subscribed to my newsletters, and the third scene excerpt up for Thief of Shadows.


Audio Book News

Hoyt Manor is abloom with violet-purple crocuses–despite Darla‘s tendency to want to gallop through my flower garden. Hopefully when more things start sprouting she’ll stay out–although I’m not holding my breath. ;-)

I just sent back the galleys for Thief of Shadows. Whew! The galleys (printed pages that show the layout of the finished book) are the last step I have to go through to finish the book. It’s a lovely feeling to know that a book is finally all done. If you’re a reviewer, you should be getting an arc (Advanced Reader Copies) soon.

Meanwhile, I’m hard at work writing Lord of Darkness, the fifth book in the Maiden Lane series, which will be out February 2013. And! I’ve just heard that all three books in the Princes Trilogy: The Raven Prince, The Leopard Prince, and The Serpent Prince will soon be made into audio books, with a release date of February 2013 as well. This means all of my books will be available in audio book!

Finally, some website updates: Check out my Books of the Month for January and February, I’ve posted an article about Lad, the dog from Scandalous Desires, and I have a new Contest prize up for March if you haven’t already joined one of my newsletters.