News from here and abroad, including Brazil & Portugal

It's been a while, and I have a lot of catching up to do. For instance, what have I been doing all this time since May? For one thing, I was in Europe: a month living in London, a week in Albania, a week in Italy, then back to London and home again, home again. Where the page proofs for A Duke in Shining Armor awaited me.

Page proofs are my last chance to correct errors and crazy, twitchy stuff I can't believe I did, which nobody else caught for some reason. Things like using a certain phrase over and over. This happens in every book, and it's always a different phrase, and every single time, I don't pick up on it until the page proofs come. This may have to do with seeing pages that actually look like book pages, rather than typed manuscript pages. Or it could be my brain. Because. You know.

But the page proofs have gone their merry way, and everything seems on time for the December 2017 release of my first Difficult Dukes book. There will be some public appearances connected with this, which I will tell you about when details are confirmed. Suffice to say that they will involve some of my favorite author friends, and I am very excited.

Also, before long I'll be reporting on my travels abroad. I would have reported while abroad, but the technology issues became daunting. It was all I could do to get a few Two Nerdy History Girl posts in here and there. And yes, I was very busy trying not to waste one fabulous minute, which left not much time or brain power for social media.

Until then, for your visual enjoyment, here are some lovely new editions to look at, from Brazil and Portugal, of Vixen in Velvet.


U.K. eBook Bargain and eBook News for Germany

Most of the time, I find myself apologizing to my readers outside the U.S. because an eBook isn’t available or a special deal isn’t offered in their part of the world.

This time, though, I’ve got good news for readers in the U.K and Germany.

In the U.K.
Silk Is for Seduction
£ 0.99
Kindle Summer Sale
8 July – 31 August

Meanwhile in Germany, eBook editions of my stories have been scarce. Only the last  two Dressmaker books so far.

But that’s going to change, and soon.

My agents have let me know that the following eBooks will become available in Germany sometime between now and the spring of 2017:

Scandal Wears Satin
Silk Is for Seduction
Your Scandalous Ways
Not Quite a Lady
Last Night’s Scandal
Lord Perfect
Miss Wonderful
Mr. Impossible
Lord of Scoundrels

EBooks in Australia

My dear, patient readers in Australia,

First, thank you for taking the time and trouble to let me know you're not able to purchase the digital editions of my recent books.  We had assumed that they'd be made available at the same time or close to the time the books became available in the UK.  Without your emails, we would have continued in ignorance.

So, emails have been going back and forth and contracts reviewed and a lot of aggravating complications—which make international publishing  bear an alarming resemblance to Dickens's Circumlocution Office, only more circumlocutory—have worried our pretty little heads.

And now at last I have some good news:  My three Dressmakers books—Silk is for Seduction, Scandal Wears Satin, and Vixen in Velvet—will be released digitally in Australia in July, August, and September 2014, respectively.  Interestingly, the print editions will come out later, staring with Silk is for Seduction in December.

The situation with the Carsington series, which was licensed to a different publisher (thus different complications), is now going through the email and pretty little head-worrying phase.  I'll keep you updated as I learn more.

Meanwhile, thank you for caring enough about my books to inform me about these problems.  We're tackling them, I promise.  But it's a slow process, and so I can only ask for more of that wonderful patience of yours—and hope you don't give up on me.