Posts Tagged ‘Clean Romance’

Cover Reveal!

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Here is the cover for book 2 in the London Beginnings series, called
The Heart’s Appeal. Isn’t it gorgeous!!?

The heroine, Julia Bernay, is standing in front of the Royal Courts of Justice. Very fitting since the hero, Michael Stephenson, is a barrister. The Royal Courts of Justice looks a bit like a cathedral, doesn’t it? But it’s another example of lovely Victorian architecture.

Here’s a bit of what the book is about:
Julia Bernay has come to London to become a doctor–a glorious new opportunity for women during the reign of Victoria. When she witnesses a serious accident, her quick actions save the life of barrister Michael Stephenson. He rose above his family’s stigma, but can he rise to the challenge of the fiercely independent woman who has swept into his life?

Look for it on March 8, 2018!



Maggie Award Winner!

Friday, October 17th, 2014

I am happy to report that A Lady Most Lovely has won the 2014 Maggie Award for Excellence!

The winners were announced last weekend at the Georgia Romance Writers annual Moonlight and Magnolias conference.

Maggie Awardee

It was truly an honor to receive this lovely medallion and wear it home. I’m so thrilled and blessed by the warm reception this book has received.

Maggie Award

A reader pointed out to me that in A Lady Most Lovely, Tom gives Margaret the nickname of Maggie. A happy coincidence indeed!

Be sure to visit my Facebook page for more photos of the conference!



Summer Giveaways!

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

To celebrate the upcoming release of A Bride for the Season, I’ll be giving away autographed copies of my first two books. The first, An Heiress at Heart, is up for grabs right now on GoodReads! If you haven’t read it yet, here’s your chance to win a copy of my debut novel, which was a finalist in the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® contest. Soon I’ll have info on how to win A Lady Most Lovely, as well as a Barnes and Noble gift card. Enjoy!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

An Heiress at Heart by Jennifer Delamere

An Heiress at Heart

by Jennifer Delamere

Giveaway ends September 10, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win



Snippet from “A Bride for the Season”

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Happy May, everyone! I’m happy to say my final edits for A Bride for the Season have been turned into the publisher. In honor of that, and since this is May 5 (or 5/5), here is a little snippet from chapter 5.

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Lucinda entered the drawing room and found Emily and James seated next to one another on the sofa, sitting just far enough apart to qualify as proper. Emily was sipping tea with unnatural tranquility; Lucinda had never known her sister to be able to control her fidgeting. She smiled at Lucinda with the complacency of a cat who has just swallowed a canary.

James stood up immediately, as did her father, whose expression Lucinda would have described as closer to resignation than contentment. But at least the signs of anger were gone—a complete turnaround from this morning. James gave her a bow and a polite greeting that was entirely devoid of his usual ironic air.

Lucinda could only stand and stare. The whole atmosphere of the room was weirdly off-kilter. Had everyone gone mad?

Her father took her hand and drew her into the room. “We’ve been waiting for you, my dear.” He led her to a chair with an assiduous attention that was completely unlike him. She stared at her father in mute inquiry.

“Sit down, Lucinda,” Lady Cardington commanded imperiously. “We’ve important family business to discuss.” She set down her teacup and began to dust sandwich crumbs from her fingers with a napkin.

Here, at least, was something that had not changed. Lucinda seated herself and accepted the teacup proffered by Emily. She took a cautious sip; Emily always put too much sugar in her tea. But today it was exactly as Lucinda liked it. She threw a wary look at her sister. “Are you well, Emily?”

“Oh, perfectly!” Emily answered, her eyes shining. “We’ve been making such wonderful plans, and—”

“—And your father is going to tell you about it,” her mother broke in, peering significantly over her pince-nez at Emily.

“Yes, Mama,” Emily replied demurely.

Too demurely. Emily never failed to bristle whenever their mother interrupted or corrected her. Now Lucinda was sure something was very wrong indeed. As all eyes in the room settled on her, she had a sudden mind picture of a gazelle being separated from the herd for a kill. It would be better to have this out as soon as possible. “So are Emily and Mr. Simpson to be married, then?”

“We are!” Emily clasped James’s hand and gazed at him like a schoolgirl whose head is filled with romantic fantasies about love. James did not appear quite so ecstatic, but he returned Emily’s smile with a warmth that Lucinda deemed sincere.

“Well, I’m glad that’s settled,” Lucinda said truthfully. She dared not ask why her father had abandoned his foolish insistence that Lucinda get married first. Everyone here knew full well she had no beau, nor was she likely to get one. Not that she was in the market. She’d made up her mind on that score. “My felicitations to you both. When is the happy day to be?”

“A week after yours,” her father said.

A Bride for the Season will be released this fall. I’ll be offering some fun giveaways this summer, so be sure to sign up for my newsletter to keep up with the current news!



Historical Hookups Tour!

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

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This week and next, I’ll be participating in a fun blog tour to celebrate the release of A Lady Most Lovely.  I’ll be joining four other Forever Romance authors who have recent releases as well.

For starters, readers voted on what kind of original scene they wanted to see from us. Here are the parameters they chose:
A young heiress heroine who is a mysterious brunette.
A titled gentleman hero whose usual expression is a dark scowl.
This couple has never met before.
The scene takes place in a bedroom.

Intrigued yet? I’ve listed the links to these fun scenes below, as well as the day they will appear.  Mine will appear on Thursday, October 10, on the Library Journal blog!

Then next week we’ll be answering some lively Q&A’s. I hope you will check it out.

Original Scenes:

Anne Barton- Publishers Weekly, Beyond Her Book Blog  10/8

Eileen Dreyer- Dear Author Blog  10/8

Lily Dalton-  USA Today’s Happy Ever After Blog 10/9

Jennifer Delamere- Library Journal  10/10

Elizabeth Hoyt- Heroes and Heartbreakers 10/11

 

Q&A:

10/12 – Literati Literature Lovers

10/13 – Romancing Rakes for the Love of Romance

10/13 – Reading Between the Wines

10/14 – Book Binge

10/15 – The Romance Dish

10/16 – Happily Ever After Reads

10/16 – Romance Reader at Heart/Novel Thoughts & Book Talk

10/17 – Harlequin Junkie

10/18 – Fiction Vixen

10/19 – The Royal Reviews

10/20 –  BookHounds



eReader Sale for An Heiress at Heart

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Delamere_HeiressatHeart_thumbnailThe e-book copy of An Heiress at Heart is currently on sale for 99 cents at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, and other e-book retailers!

If you haven’t yet read it, this is a wonderful opportunity to check out the book that was nominated for the Romance Writers of America RITA® Award, and that Booklist describes as “A clever historical and subtly inspirational romance…filled with emotion and sexual energy…The classic historical plot will appeal to many readers.”

If you have already read and enjoyed An Heiress at Heart, please tell your friends about this awesome deal!



Photos from RWA Conference

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

I had a fabulous time at the Romance Writers of America annual conference, held a few weeks ago in Atlanta. Over 2,000 authors, editors, agents, and librarians attended the conference. It was a fantastic time of learning, recharging, and inspiration.

One of the highlights of the conference for me was taking part in RWA’s annual Literacy Autographing. Over 450 authors participated, with the proceeds going to support literacy programs. Here’s a photo of me just before the event got underway. Because my book An Heiress at Heart was a finalist for the prestigious RITA award, I got to have a blue RITA flag flying at my table!

Literacy Autographing

And while I did not get to take home one of these lovely statues, RITAI’m thrilled beyond words to have been nominated.

I’ve posted more photos over on my Facebook page. I hope you’ll hop over and check them out.



Cover Reveal!

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

I’m so happy to share this cover for A Lady Most Lovely, the next book in the Love’s Grace trilogy!

Also, I hope you’ll sign up for my newsletter–I’ll be sharing more news about the book and giving away advance reader copies this summer!

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A Lady Most Lovely releases September 23!