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July 22, 2015

"Readers For Life" Literacy Autographing, RWA Conference
Book Signing Open to Public
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
New York Marriott Marquis, New York, NY

September 17, 2015

Guest Speaker, Upper St. Clair Fall Tea
Reservations Required
Upper St. Clair Library, Upper St. Clair, PA

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Posts Tagged ‘upcoming books’

Never Deny A Duke Giveaway

Monday, March 11th, 2019

ETA: Congratulations to our winner, Sandra G.

Sandra has been notified and her prize will be on the way to her shortly! Thank you to everyone who entered. I’m so proud of this final book in the Decadent Dukes Society. For those who have bought copies of Never Deny A Duke, I know you will enjoy it too!


My last book in the Decadent Dukes Society, Never Deny A Duke, arrives April 30! To celebrate, I’m having a giveaway (for U.S. residents) for one free copy of the book, plus a special jewel.
See the Rafflecopter below for details. Thank you for entering and good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tall, Dark & Wicked Review Crew News

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Congratulations to the Parlor Talk members, listed below, who were selected for the Review Crew of Tall, Dark & Wicked. Review Crew members can expect to receive their copies in the next two weeks. Thank you for your participation. I appreciate each one of you.

Courtney W.
Bernice A.
Suzann T.
Ruth W.
Diana D.
Marie B.
Kris P.
Sheila S.
Marcy R.
Charlotte L.
Marguerite G.
April R.
Robin C.
Nancy R.
Sharon L.
Laurie G.
Linda W.
Beth A.
Sandy H.
Donna F.
Jane S.
Jennifer G.
Jennifer S.
Rachel L.
Jane C.


Comment Here and Be Entered in a Giveaway for a Kindle Fire to Celebrate the Publication of The Accidental Duchess on June 3!!

Monday, May 26th, 2014

The winner of the Kindle Fire is Tammy S!! (chosen by blind number picker) I will be contacting her by email.

We had 374 entries! Thank you, everyone, for sharing your “accidents” as part of my celebration of the publication of The Accidental Duchess.




The title of The Accidental Duchess refers to a series of situations in the book that throw Lydia and the Duke of Penthurst together, much to Lydia’s dismay. She has a mission to complete and he keeps interfering, unaware of the trouble he is causing her. Finally he interferes at time she really needs help, but they both end up compromised. So Lydia finds herself a duchess essentially by accident. It is an accident that leads to something wonderful, however.

Life is full of accidents— those developments that are unplanned and unforeseen, that can have conclusions least expected.  Luck or chance play their roles in everyone’s life. Ideally the accidents are happy ones, and we look back on them fondly. Sometimes they are not fortunate, but as with Lydia’s marriage to Penthurst, they lead to good things in the end.

What about you? Have you experienced accidents that made a difference in your life? Share one here in a comment (or comment in some other way), and be entered into a random drawing for a Kindle Fire (apps for B & N and Kobo can be side-loaded, so it can serve all ereaders’ libraries.) Giveaway ends June 6.

This is to celebrate The Accidental Duchess, coming June 3. If you have not ordered your copy yet, but would like to,  links to online vendors can be found in the left margin of this page <—–

JUNE  7 UPDATE:  I have turned off the comments because the giveaway is over. Thank you, everyone, who participated! The stories about your accidents that led to good things were amazing. I read them all, and some of the experiences really touched me, or made me laugh, or left me so impressed with how life works its magic. Again, Thank YOU.

The winner will be drawn and posted later today.



October 1-4, 2020

Romancing the Gold Coast, Waltz Back In Time
The Mansion at Glen Cove, Glen Cove, NY. Please see for details.


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