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Happy 6th Book Birthday to “Mr. Darcy’s Bargain”

Mr. Darcy’s Bargain: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary came to life from a bit of research I was doing at the time for another book. I came across an interesting character who I thought would make the “perfect Wickham” in … Continue reading

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Egyptians and Birthstones, and the Release of Bell, Book, and Wardrobe + a Giveaway

On December 1, 2022, Dreamstone Publishing will release our latest Christmas anthology, this one entitled A Regency Christmas Doubled, for it is all about twins. Double your pleasure! My tale, Bell, Book, and Wardrobe is one of the tales. In … Continue reading

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The Battle of Prome and the Upcoming Release of “Bell, Book, and Wardrobe” + a Giveaway

Bell, Book, and Wardrobe is part of the A Regency Christmas Doubled Regency romance anthology, four delightful tales all about twins, being released December 1, 2022, by Dreamstone Publishing. My hero of Bell, Book, and Wardrobe is a British colonel … Continue reading

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Happy 10th Book Birthday to “Second Chances: The Courtship Wars”!!!!

Most of you know me as a Regency romance/mystery/romantic suspense writer, but I have dabbled in a few contemporary romances. One of those turns 10 years old today. One morning in 2008, I was watching the Today Show, and Dr. Laura … Continue reading

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Happy 7th Book Birthday to “Elizabeth Bennet’s Excellent Adventure: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary”!!!

Elizabeth Bennet’s Excellent Adventure is another of my Pride and Prejudice vagaries. For those of you unfamiliar with the “variation” genre, the author changes one key event in the original story line and sends the tale in a different (often … Continue reading

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Inheritance and Illegitimate Heirs + “The Earl Claims His Comfort” + Excerpt

INHERITANCE FOR ILLEGITIMATE SONS Could an illegitimate son inherit during the Regency? We are speaking of the illegitimate son inheriting the man’s property, not necessarily his peerage/title. First one must realize that there is actually a rule against perpetuity law … Continue reading

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The Origin of Chasing + the Upcoming Release of “Elizabeth Bennet’s Gallant Suitor” + a Giveaway

Steeplechase has its origins in an equine event in 18th-century Ireland, as riders would race from town to town using church steeples — at the time the most visible point in each town — as starting and ending points (hence … Continue reading

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Kimpton and the Dacre Family + Celebrating the Upcoming Release of “Elizabeth Bennet’s Gallant Suitor” + a Giveaway

Arriving October 5 is my latest Pride and Prejudice vagary. PreOrders of Elizabeth Bennet’s Gallant Suitor continue. If you have not done so previously, claim it while you may, before the price goes up.  Okay, here are the parameters of … Continue reading

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St Albans in Hertfordshire, Setting for my Latest JAFF Novel, “Elizabeth Bennet’s Gallant Suitor” + a Giveaway

Today is a continuation of my celebration for my newest Austen-inspired book, Elizabeth Bennet’s Gallant Suitor: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary. The book is on preorder now and will release on October 5. Grab your copy before the price change … Continue reading

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Marriage A-la-Mode and the Upcoming Release of “Elizabeth Bennet’s Gallant Suitor” + a Giveaway

My latest Austen-inspired tale, Elizabeth Bennet’s Gallant Suitor, goes on preorder today. It is a friends to lovers to tale, but with more than one twist to mess with your minds. LOL! Part of it was inspired by William Hogart’s … Continue reading

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