Bestselling Author of Regency Historical Mysteries
To celebrate the New Year, I’ve released spiffy new e-book editions of The Lady Arianna Regency Mystery series—with special new covers and a special new low price!
There will be more book news shortly—check back here soon for the title and cover reveal, as well as a teaser for the first book of my brand new Regency mystery series, which will be available from Kensington in July. (And be sure to sign up for my newsletter in order to get the inside scoop and special chances to win ARCS!)
Now, on to more Regency goodies . . .
I love the Regency because it was such a fabulously interesting time and place—it was a world aswirl in silks, seduction and the intrigue of the Napoleonic Wars. Radical new ideas were clashing with the conventional thinking of the past, and as a result, people were challenging and changing the fundamentals of their society.
In so many ways, it was the birth of the modern world, and for me, its challenges, its characters and its conflicts have such relevance to our own times . . . and hey, who can resist men in breeches and boots!
In both my Lady Arianna series and my new upcoming series (stay tuned for special news on that in the coming weeks!), I’ve sought to create two sets of lead characters who embody the intellectual curiosity—and courage—of the times. They’ll be setting off on some devilishly daunting adventures. So lace up your corsets, tweak the tails of your cravat and let’s enter a world of glittering ballrooms and deadly intrigues . . .
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I also hope you’ll enjoy exploring the Diversions section here, which features some fun background on the Regency and some of the people and places who appear in my books.
Just a few other things on logistics: The BLOG button in the social media icons will connect you to The Word Wenches, where Mary Jo Putney, Joanna Bourne, Patricia Rice, Anne Gracie, Nicola Cornick, Susan Fraser King and I blog about books, history, the craft of writing, and just about anything else you can think of! And in the BLOG section here on this website I’ll be musing occasionally on Writing and . . . any other Quirk of Life that strikes my fancy.
And lastly, you can click on the links in the sidebar to connect to my other alter egos! I write traditional Regency romances under the pen name of Andrea Pickens. And I write Regency historical romances—which have more spice than the trads—as Cara Elliott.
Have you ever wondered where authors get the inspiration for their heroes and heroines? Well, I have an art background, so I’m a very visual person and love to look at historical paintings to help me picture my characters. You can see other seductive men and alluring women on my Pinterest boards.
Please check back often and say hi!