My next novel, An Infamous Marriage, releases this coming Monday, 11/5, and is available for preorder from most of the usual suspects, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance eBooks, and, in a first for my books, Audible.com.
I'm celebrating this, my first new release in over a year, with a month-long blog tour. At most of the stops I'll be giving away a copy of the book to one commenter, and at the end of the tour, on December 6, I will do a drawing for a grand prize of a $50 gift card to the winner's choice of Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Powell's Books (just in time for holiday shopping or treating yourself to some good books to read when you need a break from family togetherness). You get one entry in the grand prize drawing for each blog you comment on, so comment away!
Here's a preview of coming attractions. It's a long tour, but I'm looking forward to getting out there in the virtual world and sharing a bit about myself and my inspirations for my latest book.
Friday, 11/2 - Q&A at Angela Campbell's blog, including my favorite memories from the year I lived in England.
Sunday, 11/4 - Q&A at Risky Regencies, with my priorities for using history in the writing process.
Monday, 11/5 - Q&A at Callie Hutton's blog, revealing how Jack Armstrong, the hero of An Infamous Marriage, got his name.
Tuesday, 11/6 - I'm at Romancing the Past, recommending books as the best choice for celebration or consolation regardless of how you feel about the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.
Wednesday, 11/7 - A two-post day! I'll be at the Carina blog comparing my 8-year-old daughter's ideas of a writer's needs to my own and at Novel Thoughts talking about why I write military heroes.
Thursday, 11/8 - Q&A at Romancing Rakes for the Love of Romance, wherein I reveal the romance novel I'd recommend to someone who's never read the genre before.
Friday, 11/9 - Q&A at Ramblings From This Chick, including the three authors I'd most like to have dinner with.
Monday, 11/12 - Q&A at Manga Maniac Cafe, with a list of my creative influences/inspirations.
Tuesday, 11/13 - I visit the History Hoydens and talk about inserting fictional characters into real historical events.
Wednesday, 11/14 - At The Season for Romance, I discuss writing my first rakish hero.
Thursday, 11/15 - I talk about what I learned by turning the maps upside down at Book Lovers Inc.
Friday, 11/16 - I discuss my fondness for marriage of convenience plots at The Romance Dish.
Sunday, 11/18 - At Reading Between the Wines, I do my best to explain why I don't so much write the Regency as the Napoleonic Era. (Hint: the uniforms play a part.)
Monday, 11/19 - Q&A at TBQ's Book Palace reveals, among other things, my favorite fictional crushes.
Tuesday, 11/20 - Cecilia Grant interviews me about writing an adulterous hero and the history in An Infamous Marriage.
Monday, 11/26 - Q&A at The Maiden's Court, including how my story ideas start.
Tuesday, 11/27 - I talk about raising my daughter to be a reader at Everybody Needs a Little Romance.
Wednesday, 11/28 - J.L. Hilton and I swap blogs to talk about being a sci-fi/fantasy author who loves costume dramas and a historical romance author who's a sci-fi/fantasy geek.
Thursday, 11/29 - My critique partner Rose Lerner asks me, among other things, about how I used Waterloo in An Infamous Marriage.
Friday, 11/30 - My top ten rules for success on my favorite cooking show, Chopped, with implications for good writer behavior, at Romance Writer's Revenge.
Monday, 12/3 - I close the tour with a visit to Novel Reflections, where I talk about how my experience with chronic injury worked its way into Jack's experiences in my book.