Join me March 28, 2017 in celebrating the release ofOnce a Courtesan
My publisher, Entangled, is hosting an online book release party via Facebook for Once a Courtesan—and you are cordially invited! Enjoy a night of live chat, giveaways, and fun with me and several more of your favorite historical romance authors. There will be general shenanigans (you know how I love shenanigans!) and lots of chances to WIN FREE READS.
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Mark was absolutely right! My favorite way to “find” a hero or heroine is to look at genuine documented family histories, fabricate another family member (or several), and then weave those fictional characters into the backdrop provided by related historical events.
My upcoming release, To Ruin a Rake, is largely set in a very real facility, London’s Foundling Hospital, a home for the city’s unwanted children (for more information, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundling_Hospital). It became the battlefield for Roland and Harriett. The modified family history of one of the Hospital’s founders became Roland’s background, and Harriett’s family history was similarly borrowed from truth and altered to fit fiction.
Today, I am thankful for all the many blessings in my life. The love of my beautiful family and dear friends (whom I consider extended family), being able to come together to celebrate this day, our home, the ability to do what I love for a living, for peace and safety in the place I live, for YOU, and for always having enough–MORE than enough! I may not be rich according to U.S. “standards,” but I am blessed abundantly with everything I need and a good many of my “wants.” For all of these things, I am deeply grateful.
May you and your loved ones, wherever you are, know such abundant blessings. I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving!