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New contest: “In for a Penny” paperback!

Hey all! I realized I never properly celebrated In for a Penny‘s paperback release…so, I’m giving away a signed personalized copy.

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Regency penny photo credit: Detecting via Wikimedia Commons.

If you haven’t read it, this was my first book, and some people liked it!

In for a Penny is a charming and original Regency that will make you wish a man like Nev would stroll through your front door.” —Eloisa James for the Barnes & Noble Review.

“Georgette Heyer watch out! With believable characters and a keen eye for period detail, Rose Lerner serves up a sprightly and splendid take on the classic marriage of convenience plot. Not to be missed by fans of the Regency romance.” —Lauren Willig, NYT Bestselling Author

“It basically restored my faith in Historical Romance…I loved this novel so much and can’t wait to read more from Rose Lerner—I welcome the author to the genre with open arms. More please!” —Ana, The Book Smugglers.

And maybe my very favorite review ever:

“[A] Georgette Heyer style historical romance but with sex & explicit fellatio…” —seton, Goodreads.

(Moar reviews here)

InForAPenny500The back-cover copy:

Lord Nevinstoke revels in acting the young wastrel, until his father is killed in a drunken duel. Never one to do anything halfway, Nev throws off his wild ways to shoulder a mountain of responsibility—and debt—vowing to marry a rich girl and act the respectable lord of the manor. Manufacturing heiress Penelope Brown seems the perfect choice for a wife. She’s pretty, proper, and looking for a husband.

Determined to rise above her common birth, Penelope prides herself on her impeccable behavior and good sense. Grand Passion? Vulgar and melodramatic. Yes, agreeing to marry Nev was a rare moment of impulse, yet she’s sure they can build a good marriage based on companionship and mutual esteem.

But when they arrive at the manor, they’re overwhelmed with half-starved tenants, a menacing neighbor, and the family propensity for scandal. As the situation deteriorates, the newlyweds have nowhere to turn but to each other. To Penelope’s surprise, she begins to fervently hope that her first taste of Grand Passion in her husband’s arms won’t be her last.

Read the first chapter or buy the book here. The paperback links aren’t up yet there though! (They will be soon.) So here they are:

amazon · amazon uk · amazon ca
samhain · b&n · powell’s
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Contest rules:

1. Comment on this post to enter.
2. The winner will be chosen at random using random.org.
3. US and Canada only.
4. Open for entries through August 15th, 2015.

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Good luck!

New contest: “Summer is for Lovers” by Jennifer McQuiston

ETA: This contest is closed. Earlene won the book!

With summer just around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere, I thought this was a good time to give away a signed copy of a unique historical I just read by Jennifer McQuiston: Summer is for Lovers.

Pictured: Spokesmodel T-Rex (not included in giveaway) chilling at the Brighton Pavillion (also not included) with Summer is for Lovers (included) and a romantic picnic for a lady or gentleman friend (not included).

Background image credit: Jagandrk via Wikimedia Commons.

The book (linked to McQuiston’s first book, What Happens in Scotland, but I’m not sure how because I haven’t read that one yet) is set in 1840s Brighton, and the heroine is a swimmer!!!! Jen did an amazing job of giving things a historical feel while still being very relatable—for example, there’s one scene where the popular girl throws a party while her father’s out of town, and everyone plays naughty party games, wrecks the house, and smokes up. I felt like I was reading historical Judy Blume in the best possible way! The swimming is delightful, the romance is hot, Caroline was a wonderful heroine, and I definitely cried at some of the family stuff at the end.

The back-cover copy:

His heart is unavailable. Luckily, her interest lies in the rest of him…

Though she was just a girl when they first met, Caroline Tolbertson’s infatuation with David Cameron remains undimmed. Now fate has brought the handsome Scotsman back to Brighton for what promises to be an unforgettable summer. Soon, Caroline will have to choose a husband, but for now she is free to indulge her curiosity in things of a passionate nature.

That is, if David will agree to teach her.

Past mistakes have convinced David he’ll make a terrible husband, though he’ll gladly help the unconventional Caroline find a suitor. Unfortunately, she has something more scandalous in mind. As the contenders for her hand begin to line up, her future seems assured…provided David can do the honorable thing and let them have her.

When a spirited young woman is determined to break Society’s rules, all a gentleman can do is lend a hand…or more.

The rules:

1. Comment on this post to enter.
2. The winner will be chosen at random using random.org.
3. US and Canada only.
4. Open for entries through June 15th, 2015.
5. I got this book signed at a conference. Jen isn’t involved in the giveaway.

If you’d like to be alerted when new contests go up, you can sign up for my newsletter.

Good luck!

New contest: Victoria Dahl’s “Too Hot to Handle” and Lauren Dane’s “The Best Kind of Trouble”

ETA: This contest is now closed. Ada won the books!

Hi all! This month’s giveaway is a sexy feminist contemporary two-fer. I’ve got a signed copy of Victoria Dahl’s Too Hot to Handle and a Dahl Looking for Trouble button that says “You’re a nice girl who likes to have dirty sex, aren’t you?”, plus Lauren Dane’s (unsigned) The Best Kind of Trouble.

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Pictured: Spokesmodel T-Rex with prizes, ready for a Girls’ Night Out in Jackson Hole. T-Rex and pink champagne not included in giveaway. ;)
Background image credit: Dhtrible via Wikimedia Commons.

Too Hot to Handle is the second book in Victoria’s Jackson Hole series:

This good girl’s finally going bad…

TooHotToHandleTinyMerry Kade has always been the good girl. The best friend. The one who patiently waits for the guy to notice her. Well, no more. Merry has just scored her dream job, and it’s time for her life to change. As the new curator of a museum in Wyoming, she’ll supervise some—okay, a lot of—restoration work. Luckily she’s found the perfect contractor for the job, and even better, he lives right next door.

Shane Harcourt can’t believe that someone wants to turn a beat-up ghost town into a museum attraction. After all, the last thing he needs is the site of his dream ranch turning into a tourist trap. He’ll work on the project, if only to hasten its failure…until the beautiful, quirky woman in charge starts to change his mind.

For the first time ever, Merry has a gorgeous stud hot on her heels. But can she trust this strong, silent man, even if he is a force of nature in bed? When Shane’s ulterior motives come out, he’ll need to prove to Merry that a love like theirs may be too hot to handle, but it’s impossible to resist.

I absolutely loved Merry. She was nerdy and dorky and shy, with a sense of fun and enthusiasm and kindness and intellectual curiosity, and I wanted to be her friend. (My Goodreads review: “I laughed so hard through this whole book, and then the ending snuck up and made me cry.”) Read this book!

The Best Kind of Trouble is the first book in Lauren’s Hurley Boys series:

She has complete control…and he’s determined to take it away

thebestkindoftrouble-250x375A librarian in the small town of Hood River, Natalie Clayton’s world is very nearly perfect. After a turbulent childhood and her once-wild ways, life is now under control. But trouble has a way of turning up unexpectedly—especially in the tall, charismatically sexy form of Paddy Hurley…

And Paddy is the kind of trouble that Natalie has a taste for.

Even after years of the rock and roll lifestyle, Paddy never forgot the two wickedly hot weeks he once shared with Natalie. Now he wants more…even if it means tempting Natalie and her iron-grip control. But there’s a fine line between well-behaved and misbehaved—and the only compromise is between the sheets!

The rules:

1. Comment on this post to enter.
2. The winner will be chosen at random using random.org.
3. US and Canada only.
4. Open for entries through April 9th, 2015.
5. I got this book signed at a conference. Victoria isn’t involved in the giveaway (and neither is Lauren).

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Good luck!

Goodreads giveaway

Hey guys! I’m doing a Goodreads giveway for the Sweet Disorder paperback. Check it out!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Sweet Disorder by Rose Lerner

Sweet Disorder

by Rose Lerner

Giveaway ends February 14, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

New contest: “Romancing the Duke” by Tessa Dare

ETA: This contest is closed. Jen won the book.

romancing the duke coverThis month I’m giving away a signed paperback of Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare, plus swag!

If you haven’t read the first book in the Castles Ever After series, what are you waiting for, seriously? I adore Izzy (who has inherited a castle unexpectedly!) and Ransom (who is NOT DEAD thank you very much, this is HIS castle and he’s not leaving!). Ransom is the only person who sees Izzy as a woman, and not her famous father’s wide-eyed little girl (a trope I always love). Best of all, Izzy’s father wrote serial medieval stories, and there are fans and LARPers and fandom tropes, and it’s awesome.

The back-cover copy:

As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities.

And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. One by one by one.

Ugly duckling turned swan?
Abducted by handsome highwayman?
Rescued from drudgery by charming prince?

No, no, and… Heh.

Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle for a roof over her head. What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six year-old woman who’s never even been kissed?

This one.

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Pictured: spokesmodel T-Rex (not included) in cosplay as a Moranglian knight, with signed paperback and swag: a Say Yes to the Marquess postcard and two Romancing the Duke pinback buttons, one reading “DOUBT NOT” and one reading “Why must this be so mortifying? Oh, that’s right. Because it’s my life.”

The rules:

1. Comment on this post to enter.
2. The winner will be chosen at random using random.org.
3. US and Canada only.
4. Open for entries through February 26th, 2015.
5. I got this book signed at a conference. Tessa isn’t involved in the giveaway.

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Good luck!

New contest: TRUE PRETENSES e-books, and a gift basket!

ETA: This contest is closed. Mary D. is the winner of the basket. The e-book winers are S2, Anita H., Lozza, Nancy Gilliland, and Taffygrrl. Congratulations, everyone!

True Pretenses comes out in just a few weeks! To celebrate, I’m giving away 5 e-books and a lovely gift basket of items, and this time, the basket is included. Only it’s not a literal basket…

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Yes, the True Pretenses gift basket operates in a long con artist–fiction tradition of briefcases full of cash!

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New contest: “The Suffragette Scandal” by Courtney Milan

ETA: This contest is now closed. Kelly won the book!

suffragette scandal cover, showing a red head in a beautiful bright blue gownDo I need to remind y’all how much I love The Suffragette Scandal? Well, if I do, here is my Goodreads review in its entirety: “Probably my favorite book in the series. A con artist/forger with no self-esteem and a suffragette reporter, what is not to love? Also I cried. A lot.”

The back cover copy:

An idealistic suffragette…

Miss Frederica “Free” Marshall has put her heart and soul into her newspaper, known for its outspoken support of women’s rights. Naturally, her enemies are intent on destroying her business and silencing her for good. Free refuses to be at the end of her rope…but she needs more rope, and she needs it now.

…a jaded scoundrel…

Edward Clark’s aristocratic family abandoned him to die in a war-torn land, so he survived the only way he could: by becoming a rogue and a first-class forger. When the same family that left him for dead vows to ruin Miss Marshall, he offers his help. So what if he has to lie to her? She’s only a pawn to use in his revenge.

…and a scandal seven years in the making.

But the irrepressible Miss Marshall soon enchants Edward. By the time he realizes that his cynical heart is hers, it’s too late. The only way to thwart her enemies is to reveal his scandalous past…and once the woman he loves realizes how much he’s lied to her, he’ll lose her forever.

I am not exaggerating. I cried A LOT. Of course, Courtney’s books always make me cry—

(THE SCENE: a restaurant where I am meeting Susanna Fraser for lunch. I am weeping openly as I scroll on my phone.

ENTER SUSANNA.

SUSANNA: Are you crying?
ME: It’s just allergies!
SUSANNA: So…you’re allergic to Courtney Milan?

YES. YES, I AM ALLERGIC TO COURTNEY MILAN)

—but this one made me cry even MORE. And also laugh, and make joyous squeaking noises, and flap my hands around, and, and, and.

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Not only is this a lovely signed trade paperback, but I also scored you a limited edition thimble bookmark and a Huzzah! Suffragettes! button (here pictured with spokesmodel T-Rex, click on the picture to see it larger).

cake popsI only wish I could also send you the cake pop Courtney gave me when I bought it, but alas, I ate it. I can assure you it was delicious though, and a beautiful sparkly blue, and, IIRC, red velvet on the inside.

The rules:

1. Comment on this post to enter.
2. The winner will be chosen at random using random.org.
3. US and Canada only.
4. Open for entries through December 24th.
5. I got this book signed at a conference. Courtney isn’t involved in the giveaway.

If you’d like to be alerted when new contests go up (wait till you see the gift basket I’m getting ready for the release of True Pretenses!), you can sign up for my newsletter.

Good luck!

New contest: “A Shocking Delight” by Jo Beverley

ETA: This contest is now closed. Virginia won the book!

When I asked what authors you’d like to see me give away signed books by, of you requested Jo Beverley. So here is a signed copy of A Shocking Delight!

blonde woman by a window through which can be seen a ship at seaThe man she shouldn’t want. The woman he shouldn’t marry…

David Kerslake, smuggling master from The Dragon’s Bride, is now Earl of Wyvern and must survive the ton as well as the Preventive Officers.

Lucy Potter, daughter of a wealthy merchant, is more interested in trade than in the men after her dowry. When forced to have a London season, she sets out to enjoy herself rather than to find a husband. But once she meets the notorious Earl of Wyvern, her resolve weakens, and when they kiss, it dissolves—even though her instincts warn he’s dangerous.

Wyvern has a dark secret, which means he must win a rich bride. Lucinda Potter seems ideal. Not for her beauty and her lively charm, but because at first meeting she seems unlikely to realize the truth.

As he comes to know her, however, as they spar and kiss, he realizes she’s too clever and honest by far. Marrying Lucy would mean living a lie with the woman he has come to love…

This book looks AWESOME, y’all. The rules:

1. Comment on this post to enter.
2. The winner will be chosen at random using random.org.
3. US and Canada only.
4. Open for entries through November 20th.
5. I got this book signed at a conference. Ms. Beverley isn’t involved in the giveaway. So if you want to tell her how much you love her books, visit her website. (But here you CAN tell ME how much you love them!)

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Good luck!

New contest: Theresa Romain’s Holiday Pleasures series

ETA: This contest is now closed. Bonnie won the books!

Hi everyone! The contest this time is really special. The fourth and final book in Theresa Romain’s Holiday Pleasures series is coming out in a couple of weeks (Season for Desire, I’ve read it, it’s awesome, you can read my goodreads rec here, and to celebrate, I’m giving away the first THREE books in the series. Not only that, but since Theresa was my roommate at RWA14, I was able to give her the books to sign and ship, which means she will personalize them for you!

 

Season-for-Temptation-634x1024Season for Temptation. This book absolutely floored me when it came out, and I think it’s still one of the funniest, freshest historicals I’ve ever read. Read the rest of this entry »

New contest: A LILY AMONG THORNS e-books, and a gift basket!

ETA: This contest is now closed! The winner of the basket is Susan, and the e-book winners are: Kim, Rebe, Julie N., Joye, and Katie. Congratulations!

My second book, A Lily Among Thorns, re-releases on September 2nd!

LilyAmongThorns-450x675 Lady Serena Ravenshaw is one of London’s most prosperous women, but she’s never forgotten the misery that set her on the path to success. Nor has she forgotten the drunken young gentleman who gave her the means to start her long, tortuous climb out of the gutter. When he knocks on the door of the Ravenshaw Arms to ask her help in retrieving a stolen family heirloom, she readily agrees to help, and to let him stay rent-free. After all, Serena prefers debts to fall in her favor.

Still grieving the death of his twin brother, Solomon Hathaway just wants to be left alone in his dye-making shop—until his highborn uncle sends him to the infamous Lady Serena to scour London’s underworld for the missing bauble. He’s shocked to discover she’s the same bedraggled waif to whom he once gave his entire quarterly allowance. Yet as they delicately tread common ground, they must negotiate a treacherous world of crime, espionage and betrayal before they can learn to trust—and love—again.

You can read the first chapter here.

The book was in and out of print pretty quickly because of the Dorchester disaster, and I’m thrilled that it can be read again! To celebrate, I’m giving away 5 Lily e-books and a fantabulous gift basket (not literally. There is no actual basket)!
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