A Special Treat for Newsletter Subscribers

I'm doing something special as a big thank you to my most dedicated readers. If you sign up for my newsletter, you're going to get a serialized short story sent straight to your inbox — all for free. Here's how it works...

• Sign up here for news and freebies from me: http://eepurl.com/Z83_T

• On the first Monday of the month you'll get a chapter of my short story The Lady Always Wins. It's a total rewrite of a Wattpad story I wrote for the XOXOConfessions writing competition last fall, so don't worry you'll be getting brand-new story every month. And even better, it's set in the same world as my new Governess series, so you'll get some character cameos no one else will know about!

• Here's a look at what the story's all about:

Miss Catherine Milford is an unashamed spinster with no intention of living a quiet life of obscurity. Sir Ian Randall is one of London's most notorious rakes-and bored to tears of the ton. Neither of them are looking for love, but a bet, a ball, a balcony, and a deliciously seductive kiss are all it takes to make them question everything.

• And that's it! If you miss a month or sign up for my newsletter a little late, you'll be able to catch up on Wattpad. Here's the thing to remember, Wattpad's going to be a month behind because this is a special offer for my newsletter subscribers to get a taste of some sexy, smart historical romance before anyone else.

The Lady Always Wins, XOXOConnects, and More!

If you've been following me on social media, you know that I'm right in the middle (literally) of writing book two of a three book trilogy about Victorian governesses that's tentatively set to release next year. It's been a busy, busy fall already but I'm poking my head out of the writing cave today to share a few more things that I think are pretty exciting. The Lady"The Lady Always Wins" 

First off, I've got a new short story up on Wattpad! "The Lady Always Wins" is a super fast read jam-packed with a rake, spinster, some kissing, and a big confession. I had a blast writing it, and I hope you'll enjoy reading it too. If you do, please give me a vote and leave a comment! That helps other readers on Wattpad find "The Lady Always Wins" too.



I wrote "The Lady Always Wins" because my publisher, Pocket Star, is hosting a writing competition for readers that's going on right now. All you have to do is write up a quick short story (2000 words or less) and post it to Wattpad using the tag #XOXOConfessions. The grand prize is a publishing contract with Pocket Star, the digital-first imprint of Simon & Schuster! Full details are available here, and definitely check out the stories already posted to vote for your favorite!


#XOXOConfessions  is actually part of the bigger XOXOConnects all-day readerfest that's happening right on your computer Oct. 24 from 12-8! Writers, editors, and bloggers will be hosting Q&As, teaching workshops, and celebrating everything romance. It's all digital so you don't even have to get out of your PJs if you don't want to.

I'll be on the historical roundtable with Sabrina Jeffries, Meredith Duran, and Candace Camp at 5 p.m. EST. It's running on Google Hangouts just like my First Draught show does, so be sure to watch live!

The entire schedule of events has been posted (and includes some huge names in romance).  You definitely don't want to miss this one!

That's the latest from me. It's back to the writing cave for now!