Once Upon a True Love’s Kiss Valentine’s Day Hop & Book Endings!


, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

CongratulationsLots going on aboard ship, me hearties! The best news and one of the reasons I’ve been absent? I finished The Rogue’s Surrender, Nelson’s Tea Book #3! Yes!!! I can now announce Garrick’s story is finally done! One more pass and I’ll be sending this baby to my editor. Huzzah and Hoorah!!!

Why has it taken so long to get this book written? Good question. I know a lot of my readers have been patiently, or maybe not so patiently, waiting for this book and I apologize profusely for the delay. This was my first published series, with so many loose ends to connect, and I also had a severe case of not wanting to let my characters go. They’ve been such a boon to me and have taken me on a wild ride. It’s been tearing me apart to say goodbye to them. I think that’s what I’ve struggled with the most. Live and learn. Of course, I wanted to write Garrick’s book. He deserves a happily ever after! Of all my characters, he’s the most damaged however. And it’s taken quite the heroine to match him. Sadly, that woman didn’t speak to me for a very long time. That is until now… Oh, I do believe you’ll find Mercedes Catalina Vasquez de la Claremont quite capable of taking on Captain Blade. Woot! I cannot wait to bring this epic, heart-thumping story of swashbuckling adventure and romance to you, dear readers! And the absolute best thing EVAH? All of the Nelson’s Tea characters are in this book!

Stay tuned… Once I do send this book off, I’ll be doing a FABulous cover reveal for The Rogue’s Surrender! This book, packing over 350 pages of epic goodness, is one wild ride from San Sebastian, Spain, to epic sea battles and escapes, to London, and a ball to rival all balls!

Continue reading

Winner of Patricia Preston’s Book Reveal!


, , , , , , , , ,



Pirates ARR all about treasure! And it gives me great pleasure to announce the winner of Author Patricia Preston‘s book reveal for One Week in Your Arms and $10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Congratulations go to Lady Audrey Stewart! Huzzah and Hoorah!!!

Don’t forget to preorder One Week in Your Arms!

OneWeekInYourArms_blue600JIT STARTED WITH A FLING…

Six years ago, ambitious med student Marla Grant gave into temptation with a gorgeous man. Now a busy doctor and a loving single mom, the only thing that matters to Marla more than her adorable daughter is the Lafayette Falls Community Clinic. When its funding is threatened, Marla is determined to find out why until she learns the person responsible is none other than the powerful, persuasive man of her long-ago fling and the unsuspecting father of her child…

Carson Blackwell has never forgotten bright, beautiful Marla. When he discovers that she runs the clinic his grandmother’s foundation funds, it’s the perfect chance to put an end to his ongoing infatuation-and use his leverage to cement a new business deal. He needs a fake girlfriend for one week in Hawaii, and Marla is just the woman for the job. It’s a win-win situation until they realize the attraction between them isn’t feigned and the heat has never died down. Only the secrets they’re both keeping stand in the way of a future together-and a love that could last a lifetime.

Once Week in Your Arms

Preorder Links:

Preorder Amazon     Preorder Nook    Preorder Kobo

Now back to pirate shenanigans, me hearties. Make today count! ;)



Cover Reveal for Author Patricia Preston’s One Week in Your Arms & Giveaway!


, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

HeadshotforKathyblogSetting sail leads to extraordinary adventure! And what better fun can be had than helping another author reveal a book that’s about to be born! Lady Patricia Preston is on board ship today to do just that. Patricia’s not only a very hard-working talented author, she continuously finds ways to make me laugh. If you don’t know who she is or haven’t read any of her humorous short stories, you’re in for a glorious treat. Run, don’t walk, to get your copies of Haints in Hollywood, The Yard Sale, Laid to Rest, Delivering Love Today, Almost an Outlaw and To Save a Lady . And while you’re at it, don’t forget to preorder your copy of One Week in Your Arms today!

But wait, there’s more! ;)

Jack: “More?” Strides into the room with a jug of rum in hand. “Do tell. Did Lady Patricia bring Darlene?” 

Darlenecroppedblackbackground2Katherine: “Darlene is in rehearsal and can’t attend today’s post. I’m sorry, Jack. I know how much you look forward to trading barbs with her.”

captian-jack-sparrows-hairJack: “A shame, that. I’d spend a week, maybe more, in Darlene’s arms, if I could, tradin’… barbs. She’s a buxom blonde. I like a blonde with attitude. Add some rum and.. voila, behold a sassy wench.”

Katherine: Scratches head. “As long as she has rum, eh? I seem to recall Darlene being sassy 24/7.”

Continue reading

Historical Newspapers, Research, & Giveaway!


, , , , , , , , ,

Ahoy, me hearties! I’m blogging at Embracing Romance today about historical newspapers, in particular the newspaper I researched for my book, The Pirate’s Duchess, one of eight books in the Once Upon a True Love’s Kiss box set.

Trewman’s Exeter Flying Post!

by Katherine Bone | posted in: Boxed Set, historical romance, history, Katherine Bone, Regency Romance, Uncategorized

Readers read historical romance for rare glimpses into the past. For the FANtastical indulgence of magnificent manor houses, Mr. Darcy, Mr. Knightley, budding love, and to escape the mundane. Writers write historical romance to experience adventure, weave stories within a fascinating time period, and bring the past to life. And oh! when historical fact and fiction collide, magic happens. Huzzah!!!

As a historical romance author, I love adding historical information to my stories. The right amount of history and the perfect historical tidbit gives a book three-dimensional qualities. In my Nelson’s Tea Series, research on Admiral Nelson led to a multitude of historical inclusions: the Admiralty’s order to protect England’s shores in 1801, Baroness Chauncey’s attempt to save Nelson’s life at Covent Garden, the Trafalgar Dispatch and Lapenotiere’s 37 hour ride, poetry spawned from Nelson’s death, and the fascinating 16 day trial of Lord Melville, which inspired my third book in the Nelson’s Tea Series, The Rogue’s Surrender. (cont. at Embracing Romance)

In my new Regent’s Revenge Series, I spent a lot of time researching Exeter, England. What better way to discover how people lived than reading historical documents, journals, and newpapers? Sometimes fact is more stranger than fiction!

Head on over to Embracing Romance to read about Trewman’s Exeter Flying Post, one of the longest running papers in Exeter history! I’m giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky commenter. Huzzah!!!





The Morning After ~ Once Upon a True Love’s Kiss Release!


, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Woo-hoo!!! Release Day has come and gone and oh! what a time we had celebratin’ our box set release, Once Upon a True Love’s Kiss! There was a glitch with Amazon that sent us frantically hopping around like bilge rats fleeing a sinkin’ ship but thankfully everything worked out. The box set is out and is getting RAVE reviews on Amazon and Goodreads! Huzzah and Hoorah!!!

I’m exhausted. Partyin’ all night will do that to a pirate.


Captain Jack HuhJack’s lookin’ green. “I blame the rum, luv.”

“More like too much fun!”

And what a partay it was! Our well-attended Kiss & Tell Facebook Release Party was a FABulous success, me hearties! Special thanks to all of the authors who brought lots of epic fun and treasured giveaways: Eileen DreyerRenee BernardAnna Campbell Author PageJane CharlesAri ThatcherSusana EllisErica RidleyElla Quinn, Romance AuthorAuthor Christy CarlyleCollette Cameron Romance AuthorSamantha Grace, Lauren SmithAlanna LucasGina Conkle, WriterAlexandra HawkinsAuthor Victoria VaneEileen RichardsEva DevonAva StoneJulie JohnstoneElizabeth JohnsDeb MarloweJerrica Knight-Catania AuthorShana GalenJillian Chantal Author, Sue LondonSandy Raven and yours truly at Katherine Bone! And we couldn’t have done it without the FABulous expertise of our partay host, Lady Debbie McCreary PA! Thanks, m’lady for steerin’ us strategically toward shore at punctual 15 minute intervals. Woot!

Undead Monkey BirthdayWhile me and the other authors in Once Upon a True Love’s Kiss gather our wits and take a much-needed breath, we’d like to share the ports we’ll be venturin’ to today.

Don’t miss our Q&A Spotlight at Fresh Fiction TODAY! What better way to get to know us better, eh?

We’re also venturin’ to Alina K. Field’s Simply Romance Blog today! Thank you, Alina!!!

Once+Upon+A+True+Love's+Kiss+Final+box1200x918It’s a great time of year to snuggle up with a cozy blanket, some hot chocolate, and the Once Upon a True Love’s Kiss box set!



Release Day for Once Upon a True Love’s Kiss!


, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Once+Upon+A+True+Love's+Kiss2D+CoverAhoy, me hearties, release day has finally arrived for a FABulous box set of tantalizing Regency Kiss & Tell Stories, Once Upon a True Love’s Kiss! Get this… eight bestselling authors have joined together to bring you the BEST novellas you can find in one handy box set. Don’t have time for reading a full-length book? This set is for you. Get your spectaculARR happily ever afters in tasty bite-size portions as you enjoy one epic storyline after another.

How do you get your hands on one of these scrumptious escapes? Easy. Click on the links provided below to snap up your specific addiction.

Amazon     Indigo     B&N     ITunes     Kobo

Wonderin’ how good it is?

Here’s what readers ARR sayin’…

“What do you get when you bring 8 amazing authors together? Eight GREAT stories of course with a wide range of storylines!”

“This was a fantastic collection of romance tales, both individually and as a whole. I’d definitely recommend it to all those who enjoy the genre.”

“What a collection! There wasn’t a single story in this set that didn’t hold my attention throughout.”

“My 5 stars are based on those books, it is that wonderful!”

“A lovely collection of regency romances, centered around true love.”

“Every story is a real pleasure to read with the heroes and heroines both being strong characters who face adversity but through thick and thin they fight for happiness with each other.”

Wanna be adventurous today?

FB Release Party ImageJoin our exciting action-packed Kiss & Tell Facebook Release Party today for an afternoon and evening with over 30 International Bestselling Authors who will be offerin’ #Giveaways every 15 minutes. GRAND PRIZE, including Gift Cards, Print Books, Shot Glasses, A Crown Frame, Head Scarf, Tote Bag, Potholder, Heart-shaped measuring spoons and cups, Tea Strainer, Battery Operated Skull tapered candle, tea set wind chimes, Necklace, and much, much more!

006AND enter our rafflecopter for a chance to win!

First Prize: Win a Kindle Fire, custom case with ONCE UPON A TRUE LOVE’S KISS cover, and eight full-length ebooks. Valued at $150!

Second Prize: $100 gift card

How can you get in on the FUN? Simply go to this link for our Kiss &Tell Facebook Release Party!

Click on this link for the rafflecopter!


Celebrate TODAY with eight bestselling authors of Regency Romance and take part in a whirlwind epic adventure, eh?

This is Cap’n’s Happy New Year gift to you!!!


Happy New Year, Me Hearties!


, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Happy New Year 2014Wishing all of me crew a very Happy New Year! 2016 is here! A new year is a blank slate waiting for all of us to fill with adventure and fun. For me, that means getting a new calendar and beginning to plan out my writing year.

What about you? Do you make resolutions?

Good news!!! Release Day is only 3 days away! Huzzah and Hoorah!!! I can’t wait to hear what readers think about The Pirate’s Duchess, the first book in my new Regent’s Revenge Series!

To help celebrate, here’s a wonderful New Year’s meme from Once Upon a True Love’s Kiss!

Happy New YearWhat better way to ring in the New Year than with true love’s kiss, eh?

Available January 4th 2016!

Preorder Now!

Indigo      Amazon     B&N     ITunes     Kobo

It’s time to partay!!!

FB Release Party Image

Don’t forget to join our Kiss & Tell Facebook Release Party on January 4th with over 35 Bestselling Authors lined up and #Giveaways galore, including a Kindle Fire and GRAND PRIZE! (See below)

006Cap’n’s ready to send out a FANtastic newsletter too. If you haven’t joined, now’s the time. In honor of Once Upon a True Love’s Kiss release, I’m giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky person on my Rogues, Rebels & Rakes newsletter list. All you have to do is be a member for a chance to win. Woot!

Until next time, I wish ye fair winds and a very Happy New Year!




Cap’n’s Out to Sea Offerin’ Giveaways!


, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Once+Upon+A+True+Love's+Kiss+Final+box1200x918Cap’n’s out to sea with Jack today, cruisin’ at a few other blogs. Release day for Once Upon a True Love’s Kiss is almost here! 5 more days! Woo-hoo!!!

A Matter of TimeSo if you’re up for adventure and lookin’ for fun too, sail to Lady Margaret Locke’s Writer Wednesday blog, the last one Margaret is doing this year. (She speaks pirate!) Pirates, rum, dophins! Debates of writing long or short. Check out the fun and pirate banter, eh? Eight great tales for one tiny price ~ $0.99! And one lucky commenter will get a free copy of Once Upon a True Love’s Kiss. Huzzah! All you have to do is answer this question at Writer Wednesday and leave a comment for me: “What kind of characters would you like to see in a Regency box set?”

I also have the wonderful pleasure of sailin’ into Buried Under Romance today where I’m sharin’ a snippet for The Pirate’s Duchess, my contribution to Once Upon a True Love’s Kiss, AND a kissing meme for Author Jillian Chantal. All you have to do to win a copy of our box set is answer this question: “Where did you receive your first true love’s kiss?” Venture to Buried Under Romance for a chance to win!

Hope to see you there or here, me hearties!



My Tantalizing Kiss Meme for Once Upon a True Love’s Kiss!


, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Release day for Once Upon a True Love’s Kiss is almost here and the excitement level is rampin’ up on board ship. It’s almost time to give the order to unfurl the sails! But before I give the order, it’s Cap’n’s turn to post a kissing meme, featuring Tobias and Prudence from Once Upon a True Love’s Kiss as part of our Kiss Blitz.

Take a gander at what Cap’n has prepared for you, eh? I’m having so much fun creating these memes for every author in this box set. I’m getting to access the artistic side of my brain, a section I seldom get to use now that I’m writing books. (Yes, Cap’n went to art school. Woot!) I tell everyone I’m painting with words now. (Pirate!)

Continue reading

Recipe for Pralines! FREE Book! And Author Patricia Preston Today!


, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The month of December is all about sharin’ gifts, recipes, and gatherin’ with family and friends. (Sharin’ is carin’, eh?) Even better, there’s nothing like parlayin’ on exciting topics here at Rogues, Rebels & Rakes. What better way to get to know an author then to learn their favorite recipes? So without further ado, Jack and I would like to welcome back Author Patricia Preston.

(I met Lady Patricia in my local RWA Chapter many years ago and I’m extremely happy and proud to call her my friend.)


“Aye, she’s tastes better than a Tortuga tart.” Jack winks.

“Jack! Lady Patricia isn’t here to talk about those kinds of tarts.”


Continue reading


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 7,894 other followers