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Archive for October 30th, 2012

It wouldn’t be release day if I weren’t sitting on Fatin’s virtual couch! Thanks so much for having me back to talk about the two November releases I have.

 

Yes, two. One is the mass-market re-release of the anthology Lords of Passion, which first came out in December 2010. I share the title with the fabulous writers Kate Pearce and Virginia Henley, and the cover got changed just a little from the original trade paperback.  Sensible Pru and scoundrel Darius are the h/h in my story, “Not Quite a Courtesan.” Reviews at the time called it “delicious” and “…funny. Really funny.”

 

I’m so excited to be out in mass-market—in these days when every penny counts, mm books are more affordable than trade paperbacks. As an author, I don’t get to set pricing, unfortunately. But I hope readers like my books enough to shell out a little extra for Lord Gray’s List, the first book in my new London List series. Lords are everywhere this November!

 

Early reviews for Lord Gray’s List say it’s “sexy, smart and fun”, “witty,” “pure fun,” and “the perfect blend of heart, wit, charm and heat.”  Evangeline Ramsey has been skewering her old love Benton Gray on the front page of her newspaper, and needless to say, he’s sick of it. When he tries to stop her, they discover not everything is black and white. I had such a blast with independent, trouser-wearing Evie and bad boy Ben.

 

My grandmother always said it was vulgar to talk about money in public, but she passed away long ago. In an ideal world, what price point do you think is perfect for a paperback? How about an electronic addition? We’ll have an unscientific survey. I’ll give away Lords of Passion ($6.99) to one commenter and Lord Gray’s List (discounted on Amazon to $11.18) to another!

 

Back cover blurb for Lord Gray’s List:

From duchesses to chamber maids, everybody’s reading it. Each Tuesday, The London List appears, filled with gossip and scandal, offering job postings and matches for the lovelorn–and most enticing of all, telling the tales and selling the wares a more modest publication wouldn’t touch.

The creation of Evangeline Ramsey, the London List saved her and her ailing father from destitution. But the paper has given Evie more than financial relief. As its publisher, she lives as a man, dressed in masculine garb, free to pursue and report whatever she likes–especially the latest disgraces besmirching Lord Benton Gray. It’s only fair she hang his dirty laundry, given that it was his youthful ardor that put her off marriage for good.

Lord Gray–Ben–isn’t about to stand by while all of London laughs at his peccadilloes week after week. But once he discovers that the publisher is none other than pretty Evie Ramsey with her curls lopped short, his worries turn to desires–and not a one of them fit to print.

Back cover blurb for Lords of Passion:

Sensible bluestocking Prudence Thorne has been too busy keeping her cousin Sophy out of trouble to experience any adventures of her own. But when Sophy begs Prudence’s help in saving her marriage, Pru encounters handsome, worldly Darius Shaw. And under Darius’s skilled tutelage, Pru learns just how delightful a little scandal can be…

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For a chance to win LORD GRAY’S LIST and LORDS OF PASSION, just leave a comment below. And to find out more about Maggie Robinson, visit www.maggierobinson.net.

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