Not the usual suspects . . .

February 28, 2008

Hello, my friend,
Today is the official launch day for DISTRACTING THE DUCHESS! (Though if you’re an Amazon customer, you know it’s been available here a couple days early!) I love these characters and I’m so excited to be able to offer Artemisia and Trev’s love story to the world.
When I decided to write a Victorian set tale, I wanted to make sure my characters weren’t the usual suspects–you know, the ingenue and the rake. That’s story’s been told, often and well. So I decided to make my heroine outrageous for her time (she’s a widowed duchess who longs to be recognized as a serious artist, so she paints nudes!). And my hero is ‘over-the-top’ sexy (a nude model with nothing to hide, except the fact that he’s Her Majesty’s spy!). If I threw these two strong-minded individuals together, I hoped something interesting would come of it.
The reviews have been terrific. The watchword seems to be “fast-paced.” One reviewer even told me reading it reminded her of riding the “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” attraction at Disney World. She hastened to assure me that was a good thing. And RT BookReviews has tapped my hero, Trevelyn, for their K.I.S.S. Award (Knight in Shining Silver!)
But I know the only review that really counts is YOURS, dear reader. Please let me know what you think of DISTRACTING THE DUCHESS by publishing your review here once you’ve read it. Thanks!
Enjoy!
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