Sunday, July 28, 2013

Looking Forward--And Looking Back

My latest historical novel, The Tempestuous Debutante, is scheduled for release September 9, and I just got my new cover, which I can now show the world. The book is through the difficult editing processing. Just one more round of edits to go, and it'll hit the streets. This is Jasmine's story, and it was a hard book to write, since Jasmine was such a brat in The Abolitionist's Secret, which featured her twin sister, Heather.

The first question I asked myself was why was Jasmine so bad? Because she was losing her best friend, her identical twin, her counterpart. She and Heather would cover for each other to get them through awkward situations.  One of Jasmine's awkward situations was a fear of horses. She was thrown from her horse a few years earlier, and just the thought of getting up on a horse now frightens her to death. Every time she was asked to go riding, Heather would pretend to be Jasmine, so no one knew of her fear. Until Heather married and moved away, that is. Now Jasmine is on her own for the first time in her life, and doesn't know how to handle it.

Here's the back cover copy:

It's Jasmine Fitzpatrick's year to shine at this season's Cotillion and men will be throwing themselves at her. But she sets her sights on a man she's never met, the Viscount of Foxborough. He's wealthy and has an English title. Only a few things stand in her way: a wealthy, young, beautiful widow who captures the viscount's attention immediately, her fear of riding horses when he owns a breeding stable and racetrack, and the viscount's stableboy, Parr.

Parr O'Shaughnessy loses his heart to Jasmine the moment he meets her. However, he has no title to interest her. He left behind an impoverished existence in Ireland when the viscount offered to bring him and his famous horse to America to build a dynasty together. He believes Jasmine barely noticed him when she was introduced, but she only had eyes for the viscount. He struggles with his loyalty to the viscount and his love for Jasmine. But winning her love might mean losing all he has worked for.

The book should ready for pre-orders from Amazon around September 1.

Now for the looking backward part--July marks the one-year anniversary of Crimson Romance, and all books that were published during their inaugeral year are on sale until the end of July. All books are $1.99 each for only a few more days. Go here to fill up your e-reader:


  1. Lovely cover!! I liked the blurb! Congratulations, Becky!!!

  2. Thanks, Ella. This is my favorite one so far. Glad you like it too. BTW, I hear you spent some time with my good friend, Miranda Liasson, at RWA. She said you had fun together. Wish I could have been there.

  3. Love the cover, Becky, and the book sounds delightful.
    Barb Bettis

  4. Looks great, Becky! I really love the cover. Congrats on your release!

  5. Love the cover! Isn't it funny how certain characters give us such a hard time until we finally understand them! Congrats!

  6. Enjoyed our lunch, Becky. What an elegant cover. I'm ready to start reading!

  7. Your cover is gorgeous and your book blurb sounds intriguing. I'll have to check it out. Thanks... ~~Emmly Jane