New Regency Trilogy! House of Dreams Book One, Love Lessons at Midnight
It is officially fall again, but here in the Lou only hinting at the colors and cool that is to come. At this point I am embarking on an exciting (and scary) venture--starting the first trilogy of books, the last two of which will be e-originals. Yep, never been in print. I had contracted with my last publisher for three Regency romances, LOVE LESSONS AT MIDNIGHT, LOVING LUCIFER AT MIDNIGHT and LOVING LIES AT MIDNIGHT, all to be part of The House of Dreams Trilogy. Just as the first novel, LOVE LESSONS, was printed, the publisher went under with a very small distribution on the book. When Jim negotiated for all my print rights back, I also received the reversion for the last two manuscripts.
The House of Dreams is the most elegant and unique bordello in Regency London. It is a place where courtesans fulfill the secret dreams and longings of titled gentlemen. One such, Robert St. John, Earl of Barrington, has a request that quite surprises House of Dreams mysterious madam, Lady Fantasia. To find out what his unusual request is, please read the excerpt in Upcoming.
So I launch into the deep with books no one (or in the case of LOVE LESSONS) almost no one has ever read before. It is cause for celebration because after these books come out, I will continue to write strictly for electronic publication. Since from here on, I will be writing, not just formatting books for e-pub, the time between releases will slow down. To compensate for this, and because these will be completely new books, I will have to raise my price from $2.99 to $3.99 after LOVE LESSONS, the last print book.
I understand how difficult it is during this time of economic stress for many readers, so I have kept my prices as low as the various sales platforms allow. Since most e-books sell from $3.99 to $5.99, even those appearing in print, I hope my readers will understand when I go up one dollar.
My plans for new books include more historicals plus returning to a genre I have wanted to revisit since the mid 1990's. That was when BOUQUET was published to critical acclaim and won a "Best Romantic Suspense" award from ROMANTIC TIMES. More on this later.
Please enjoy my return to the Regency in LOVE LESSONS. Autumn is a time to prepare for cooler weather and upcoming holidays and, yes, a time to reflect on what has happened during the past year. Check out Jim's new newsletter to learn about the fall frenzy at the Henke asylum.