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16 June 2014

The Bride Prize is now available for Kindle and Kobo. Barnes & Noble and print will follow soon!

I am thrilled to announce that Springtime Pleasures has won an Award of Merit in the 2014 HOLT Medallion Contest.


3 May 2014


This month will see the launch of a brandnew series of sweet historical romances set in the Victorian Age: In Allan's Miscellany I will explore life in the 1840s and will introduce you to the  exciting world of Victorian periodicals.

The upheavals that shook the publishing world in the early Victorian period were just as momentous as the changes that are happening in our time. Thanks to the rise of the  middle classes, technological improvements, and higher literacy rates, the market for periodicals grew exponentially and resulted in the emergence of the professional author. Allan’s Miscellany allows me to explore this exciting time more  thoroughly and to introduce you, my readers, to a number of hot topics of the day, such as the infamous Eglinton Tournament in  The Bride Prize, the first installment of the series.

The first four parts of the series are novellas of about 23,000 words. The stories will be available in two different editions: a plain edition, which will include only the story, and an enhanced edition, which will also contain illustrations and detailed information about the historical background. When you sign up for my newsletter, you'll receive all the extras  of the enhanced edition of The Bride Prize for free upon publication.

Moreover, later this year, the sequel to Springtime Pleasures will become available. Titled A Summer Affair, the novel will be Emma-Louise's story, and we will follow Charlie's best friend to Endsleigh Hall, Charlie and Griff's new country estate.  There will be a terrace made of sheep bones, several follies, a mysterious woman, and a couple of ducks (I haven't yet decided about wild boars and highwaymen....). And then, of course, there's the man Emma-Lee falls in love with. It's too bad he is from quite the wrong class and, besides, honor-bound to marry somebody  else...

cover of The Bride Prize
 

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Banner of the LoveLetter Convention

This year I will once again take part in the LoveLetter Convention in Berlin. I will moderate panels throughout Saturday and Sunday and will also give a reading on Sunday. For the big signing at the end of the convention, I will copies of The Bride Prize.

 
 
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