I’m excited to be part of this upcoming Romance Writers Tea along with Sabrina Jeffries and Erin Knightley at the Wake County Northeast Regional Library on Sunday, March 26.
Address is 14401 Green Elm Lane, Raleigh, NC 27614.
If you are in the area, I hope you will join us!
I’m so excited to share this cover with you!
Here’s a bit of what THE CAPTAIN’S DAUGHTER is about:
When a series of circumstances beyond her control leave Rosalyn Bernay alone and penniless in London, she chances upon a job backstage at a theater which is presenting the most popular show in London. A talented musician and singer, she feels immediately at home and soon becomes enthralled with the idea of pursuing a career on the stage.
An injury during a skirmish in India has forced Nate Moran out of the army until he recovers. Filling his time at a stable of horses for hire in London, he has also spent the past two months working nights as a stagehand, filling in for his injured brother. Although he’s glad he can help his family through a tough time, he is counting the days until he can rejoin his regiment. London holds bitter memories for him that he is anxious to escape. But then he meets the beautiful woman who has found a new lease on life in the very place Nate can’t wait to leave behind.
I’m so happy to announce the sale of my new 3-book series to David Long at Bethany House. The trilogy follows the stories of three orphaned sisters, now young women, who each find a new life—and love—in London. The book is scheduled for release in 2017.
As I love to do in my books, I’ve placed this series against the backdrop of real places and events. The first book, THE CAPTAIN’S DAUGHTER, is set backstage at the original production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta “HMS Pinafore” in 1879.
If you like Pinterest, I’ve made a board here that will give you a “sneak preview”!
Here’s an excerpt from the review:
“This delightful Victorian romance (set in 1853) concludes Delamere’s Love’s Grace Trilogy yet can just as easily be enjoyed on its own, independent of the series. There is something in this story that is reminiscent of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, including the complexity of the characters and the amusing resolution of the plot. Well-written, sweet, passionate and fun—and all that without a single scene of graphic love!—A Bride for the Season is a most enjoyable read.”
I was tagged last week by fabulous historical mystery author Susan Spann to contribute a recipe to a virtual cookie exchange. (Be sure to visit her post for an amazing gingerbread recipe, as well as links to other participants in this tasty event!)
For your snacking pleasure, I now present my best cookie recipe, which came down to me, as good recipes generally do, from my mother.
BUT BEFORE WE BEGIN…
You may balk at one of the ingredients, but I assure you it is the SUPER SEKRIT thing that makes these cookies extra special!
Ready? Okay, then.
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
2 1/2 cups regular flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, softened to room temperature*
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup macadamia nut bits, or chop larger pieces in two (use raw, unsalted nuts only)
*I’m pretty much of a purist, and if you are like me, you are instantly thinking, “Well, I’m not going to use that. I’ll replace this with REAL butter.” But if you do, I warn you they will not be nearly as good. I don’t know why. It’s just one of those mysteries of the universe.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Sift together first 3 ingredients; set aside.
In a large bowl, beat butter, sugars, and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well with each addition. Dough may be soft; stir in a little more flour if needed. Stir in chips, then nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto lightly greased cookie sheets, allowing room for the cookies to spread as they bake.
Bake 9-12 minutes, depending on oven and how brown you want the cookies to be. The nuts will brown quickly, so you may want to turn the trays at the halfway point in baking.
A FEW HELPFUL HINTS:
If you prefer, you can replace the flour, baking soda, and salt with 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour.
All drop cookies work better if dough is chilled. If you don’t have time for that, keep the macadamia nuts in the freezer (which is best anyway because of their high fat content), and stir them in frozen to chill the dough.
These cookies freeze well, if you want to make them ahead of time for a special occasion.
So there you have it! The secret recipe is out. If you make them, be sure to tell me how they turned out! And enjoy!
Wishing you a very happy holiday season and a happy new year!
A Lady Most Lovely won the Maggie Award for Excellence from Georgia Romance Writers. It also received a prestigious starred review from Publishers Weekly, which called it an “intense mid-Victorian Christmas story” and said, “The undercurrent of attraction between Margaret and Tom is a powerful force that keeps the story moving.”
Find all the eBook buy links here.
A Bride for the Season releases November 25, and I’m celebrating all week! I’ll be stopping by the blogs listed below, sharing book excerpts, answering your questions, and giving away lots of books.
Blog Tour Celebration!
Jennifer Vido – Book excerpt and giving away 5 copies of A Bride for the Season
Manga Maniac Café – Short interview and giving away 5 copies of A Bride for the Season
Urban Girl Reader – Book excerpt and giving away 5 copies of A Bride for the Season
An Indie Adventure – Spilling the beans on 5 secrets about A Bride for the Season!
The Lusty Literate – Book excerpt and giveaway
Expressions of a Hopeful Romantic – Book excerpt and giveaway
What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing on a Blog Like This – Book excerpt and giveaway
SOS Aloha – Interview and book giveaway
Smut and Bonbons – Book excerpt and giveaway
Lily Pond Reads – Review and giveaway
Mary Gramlich – Book excerpt and giveaway
Book Reviews & More by Kathy– Book excerpt and giveaway
Bitten by Love Reviews – Book excerpt and giveaway
My Book Addiction and More – Review and giveaway
Romance Junkies – Book excerpt and giveaway
Bookworm 2 Bookworm – Interview, review, and giveaway
Buried Under Romance – Book excerpt and giveaway
Roses Are Blue – Review, book excerpt, and giveaway
Ever wonder what really goes on in a character’s head? What they like to do when they are not being read? Well, today, Miss Lucinda Cardington answers these questions and more in an exclusive interview at Harlequin Junkies blog.
Recently a new acquaintance bought one of my books and said, “I can’t wait to see what goes on in that head of yours!” I admit I laughed and replied, “Are you sure you want to know? Authors can be a bit crazy sometimes!”
Well, this post today at Jaunty Quills is proof of that… Check it out! I’m giving away a copy of A Bride for the Season to one commenter.
There’s a Goodreads giveaway going on right now for