Here it is the end of September and I just turned in
Ruined by Moonlight, the first in the Whispers of Scandal series.
I’m so excited for this one as I love a mixture of mystery and
romance when I read, and I can’t tell you how much fun it is
to write. Benjamin, Lord Heathton, is still a bit of an enigma, but
the most intriguing part of writing the book was how his wife, who
is a spirited and clever young lady, is introducing him to me. Hmm.
I never intended for her to be such a central character, but there
she was, and she didn’t quite steal the show, but she didn’t
allow herself to be put in the background either. I think that Benjamin
has definitely met his match and he is slowly coming to realize it.
deliberately ruining London’s most popular debutantes…
Elena Morrow wakes in a state of undress in bed with a notorious rake,
her first reaction is outrage and her second one is bewilderment when
her companion, the infamous and sinfully attractive Viscount Andrews,
seems just as confused. She remembers nothing of the night before
and neither does he, but they are most definitely locked in together
in an unfamiliar room…
months of marriage, Benjamin Wallace, the Earl of Heathton is reasonably
contented. He has a beautiful, dutiful wife, a title and fortune,
and though perhaps he finds his day to day life tedious compared to
his previous profession during the war, he is reasonably content.
That peace is shattered when first his wife issues an ultimatum saying
she refuses to share his bed unless he agrees to certain terms. In
the same hour her uncle arrives asking him to help find his daughter,
who has mysteriously vanished. It’s true, his placid existence
had left him a bit bored, but the sudden drama isn’t at what
he is looking for and surely he shouldn’t have to court his
own wife, much less go off looking for errant ingénues?
and Lady Heathton pursue a wily adversary that wants to do nothing
more than create whispers of scandal…
anyone forget Twice Fallen, coming from Signet Eclipse in January
of 2012. Damien Northfield was just as fun the second time around
(well, more fun, since he was the hero) and I am waiting to hear if
you all think I did his story justice.
Ten Reasons E-books Rock
By Bethany Michaels
E-books never get yellowed pages, a musty old-book smell or book mites,
no matter how long you have them.
2. E-books are usually cheaper than their dead-tree counterparts, which
means your TBR file can grow even faster!
3. Immediate gratification. You see, you download, you savor, all while
Grey’s Anatomy is on commercial break.
4. If you invest in a mobile device with a back-light feature , you can
read in bed in the dark without keeping your bedmate up…unless you
choose to ?
5. You can “Go Green” painlessly, like all the coolest celebrities.
No trees give their lives for your reading pleasure and no diesel-engine
trucks are required to transport your e-book from the publisher’s
server to your PC.
6. As more publishers release their backlists in electronic formats, you’ll
be able to hunt down another copy of that book you loved and then lent
to someone in 1987, without paying prices on Ebay the mafia would respect,
writing 100 letters to the publisher begging them to release a re-print,
or trolling used bookstores every weekend for a year looking for it (wait,
that part sounds kind of fun!)
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9. E-books don’t take up any space in bookshelves, closets, garages,
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10. Your text-messaging, viral-videoing, social-networking, Blue-Toothing
kids will think you’re cool.