Monday, January 28, 2013

Romance Madness Blog Hop--Day 4

Romances We Love

The Reluctant Debutante is 99 cents today only on Amazon!

If you’ve been following my posts during the blog hop, you know which authors have inspired me. I took all that inspiration, plus a lot of workshops, contest results, ruthless editing of backstory, and many hours at the computer and have come up with my series on the origin of the Cotillion Ball in America. Little did I know when I had my lightbulb moment to write about the Cotillion in the United States, that the decade it was introduced would be so filled with great historical events. It was an untouched era in historical romance, and ripe to be explored.

The first book in the series is about Ginger Fitzpatrick, a feisty redhead who would rather be campaigning for women’s rights alongside Amelia Bloomer than attending the Cotillion to find a suitable husband. All that changes when she’s introduced to her brother’s best friend from St. Louis. Joseph Lafontaine is a tall, dark and handsome man who sets Ginger’s nerves tingling from their first meeting. But, he is harboring a secret, and any involvement with Ginger would cause devastation to them both, and to the Fitzpatrick family. I'm so pleased that Amazon has selected The Reluctant Debutante for its Daily Deal for January 28, 2013 only. Click on the link to the right to order this book now.

The second book in the series is The Abolitionist’s Secret. Heather Fitzpatrick is the quiet, shy twin, who is rarely noticed, until the night she and her parents save a female slave from being captured by slavemongers looking for her. Shortly after their encounter, she meets and falls in love with David, the son of a plantation owner who is looking for an escaped slave. Their divergent views on the issue of slavery don’t hinder the romance, but other events interfere and keep them apart.

I’m offering a $5 gift card to one lucky commenter at the end of this blog hop, which will run from January 25-January 29. Tell me who your favorite author is and why. Then click on the icon to the right and visit other blogs on the hop, all of whom are offering gifts. And stop back tomorrow to see who’s next on my list of favorites.


  1. gee, I have so many, Tiff Helmer; L Dane; Carrie Ryan, Laura Wilde; all are my favorites
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  2. I really like Rebecca Zanetti and Mary Balogh.
    Michelle Tucker
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net