Looking for a new Regency romance series?
The first title in my new series, The Eardleys Of Gostwicke Hall, will be available shortly. I’m thrilled to share the cover with you for the first time.
Regency romance: clean, or hot? (Or outright sizzling)
When you’re writing romance today, one of the first things you need to decide is how hot your romance will be. I decided that I’d let the main characters of the first book in the series, Melisande Eardley, and Lord Linton, show me.
It turns out that Lord Linton adores Melly, and although he has a reputation as a scandalous rake he’s determined to treat Melly well.
So, the book’s a clean and tender romance, because Melly is an innocent when it comes to sex.
That said, Melly’s not the shy and retiring type. She has a temper.
That temper inspires Linton to ask Melly for a “pretend” engagement, and that pretense is the main theme of The Lady And The Rake: A Scandalous Arrangement.
The Eardleys Of Gostwicke Hall
Originally, I intended The Lady And The Rake: A Scandalous Arrangement to be a standalone, but it turned out that Melly has four sisters.
After Melly, my favorite sister so far is the eldest, Catherine Grove. She’s 26, and married to Major Grove, an unrepentant gambler and womanizer. He’s spent all Catherine’s money, as well as his own, and has run up huge debts.
Like Melly, Catherine has a temper. She has the wits to be more than a match for the major.
Currently, I’m undecided about the next book in the series, whether I’ll share Catherine’s story with you, or Anne’s, the next eldest Eardley daughter.
Anne is Lady Kingston, very beautiful, and still mourning her husband. Kingston was three times her age, and she didn’t love him. So why is she still in widow’s weeds so long after his death? (You’ll need to read her story to discover the answer to the mystery. :-))
I hope you like the cover, and that you will enjoy Melly’s story, coming in November.