Big Announcement: Bleddyn Hall to be Published by Soul Mate Publishing

It’s official! My third novel, Bleddyn Hall, will be published by Soul Mate Publishing!  Featuring an entirely new cast of characters, you can read a short blurb of the English romantic mystery HERE.

Looking forward to sharing new, exciting details in the near future!Image


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Regency Critics: the Slasher


A great post on the birth of the professional literary critic.

Originally posted on Angelyn's Blog:

Edinburgh has been argued as the early nineteenth century’s “capital city of modern literature.” It is there that we find the original Regency-era critic.

The Edinburgh Review was one of the first, if not the inaugural, quarterly journal to feature in-depth literary reviews. It was created by a circle of Whigs, some of whom have been the subject of this blog in the past: Sydney Smith and Henry Brougham. Joined with them were Francis Horner and Francis Jeffrey, the latter becoming the Review’s editor throughout the Regency.

Old Calton Burying Ground in Edinburgh--split in half during the Regency era

Old Calton Burying Ground in Edinburgh–split in half during the Regency era

Francis Jeffrey (1773 – 1850), later Lord Jeffrey, took the helm of the Review with the intent of producing more than just what elementary students would term book reports. His periodical aimed to publish critical reviews that would be sought out for their own merits. These reviews would illustrate a deeper inquiry into literary works of the day, examining their qualities as they relate to…

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New Release Alert!

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I’m thrilled to announce that Rhianna will be included in a new bundle release titled Timeless Passion from Crimson Romance on October 13th! In this bundle, you can get 10 great romance novels for only.99 cents! I am so excited about this & look forward to sharing the new cover with you soon!  Here is the complete title list:

One Moment’s Pleasure – Rue Allyn

Second Chance – Linda Kepner

Rhianna – Amanda L. V. Shalaby (Read Various Reviews Here)

Katie’s Hero – Cody Young

The Heart You Own – Diane R. Jewkes

Melinda Heads West – Robyn Corum

Charming the Chieftan – Deanie Roman

Through Gypsy Eyes – Killarney Sheffield

Nightingale – Sharon Ervin

Beyond Innocence – Joanna Lloyd

Click on the author’s name & book to check out my past interviews with them or their direct websites!

In the meantime, don’t forget to check out new historical novels at the new & improved Crimson Romance website HERE.

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#TRR Party – Your Chance To Win a Free Rhianna eBook !

ssr2014Today’s the day! Answer Question #10 correctly on the party event page for your chance to win a free ebook copy of Rhianna!

Not only, but there are a host of new questions and games for the final week of the #TRRParty – and don’t forget the $100 gift certificate Grand Prize!  The more games you play and questions you answer, the better your chances of winning!

Be sure to check it out HERE!

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Bid on Great Crimson Romance Romance Items for a Great Cause!

In honor of the 10th anniversary of Brenda Novak’s amazing auction for diabetes research, Crimson Romance has donated some wonderful prizes that we hope you’ll consider bidding on to help this worthy cause.

According to Brenda’s website, “Almost everything will start at just $3–and all the proceeds will go to benefit the Diabetes Research Institute, which is doing some phenomenal work. There are so many people whose lives are affected by this terrible disease–it’s one of our deadliest. So let’s join together and see it become a thing of the past.

”Included in the items Crimson Romance is auctioning off are a FULL manuscript critique from Crimson Executive Editor Tara Gelsomino plus $25 eBook gift code, book bundles of all our subgenres, and autographed copies of Crimson’s trade paperbacks!

Visit this link for the full list of Crimson items up for auction!

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TRR Sizzling Summer Reads Party on June 1! Play games, join the fun and win prizes!

TRR Sizzling Summer Reads Party on June 1! Play games, join the fun and win prizes!


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Vote For Audra!

2013_RONE_Nominee_640Week 3 of the 2014 RONE Awards has arrived & the post medieval category is now up for voting! Voting will be open until March 30th.

If you love Audra like I do, you can vote for her HERE!

If you want to read Audra’s 5-star review at InD’Tale Magazine, you can check it out HERE.

Thank you for voting (and reading)!

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