Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Lord of Scoundrels an E-Book Best Seller

Just got word this evening that Lord of Scoundrels has climbed up to #8 on the New York Times E-Book Best Sellers (for 7 August).  It also made USA Today's Top 150 Best-Selling Books.

Thank you, my beautiful readers!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Yes, more Dressmakers are coming

A number of readers who've finished Silk is for Seduction have emailed me asking about further stories. 

Yes, this is the first book in a series.  The next book stars Sophia Noirot & the Earl of Longmore.  It will probably appear next summer.

Leonie's story comes next

And you can definitely expect Lady Clara's saga to continue.

Beyond that, I can't say.  it's all in the hands of the writing gods.

Silk is for Seduction news

I forgot to brag.

Silk is for Seduction made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists.

It also garnered starred reviews from Booklist and Library Journal...
as well as...
A great review at Heroes & Heartbreakers  and a Top Pick (with 4-1/2 stars) at RT Book Reviews Magazine.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A remnant of Northumberland House

The hero of Silk is for Seduction requiring a domicile in Town, I looked around early 19th century London for a little something suitable for a duke.  I'd already moved characters from previous books into St. James's Square, so that was getting crowded.  Where, then?  Berkeley Square?  Nope.  I'd already stuck a family there.  Somewhere overlooking one of the parks? Nice, but none of the houses seemed to suit my hero

Eventually, my real estate search led me to the Strand, a much less fashionable neighborhood.  Once upon a time, (the time of Susan's historical novels, for instance) all the great noble palaces lined the Strand.  By 1835, the area had gone into trade.  But Northumberland House, home of the Duke of Northumberland, remained. 

So I stole—borrowed it, called it Clevedon House, made some architectural and decorative adjustments, and gave it to my hero.

Over at Two Nerdy History Girls, you'll find a post with lots of links to historical information about this fascinating holdover.  It occupies several pages in Christopher Simon Sykes's wonderful Private Palaces:  Life in the Great London Houses.  In London today all that remains is the street named after it, Northumberland Avenue, a doorway carefully preserved in the Victoria and Albert Museum, and a miniature of the room the doorway belonged to, the Glass Drawing Room. 

 Photos courtesy me.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Silk is for Seduction Reviews

Some very nice reviews have been posted for the new book:

At Long and Short Reviews, you'll also get a chance to vote on Saturday & Sunday in their weekend poll.  Check in here on Saturday & Sunday, to find out about it.

Fresh Fiction

Eye on Romance

A perfect 10 at Romance Reviews Today.