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These have been a trying two years for everyone and I haven’t posted many blogs because of it. But today, I’m happy to announce that I have another book up for PreOrder! (And keep reading to see how you can join the Historical Romance Easter Egg Hop.)

After a few years of COVID restrictions, brain fog, and slow writing, Dragonblade Publishing is releasing my book, Pretty Little Lyon, part of the Lyon’s Den Series, April 20th! Huzzah! 

I’m so excited about Lottie and Septimus’s story! And I added a great twist to the end of this Pretty Little Liars meets Indiana Jones story that I know readers of the Lyon’s Den Series are going to love. The book also reads as a stand-alone so don’t worry if you haven’t read the other Lyon’s Den books yet. However, I hope you will check them out here. Lots of great stories waiting for you. PreOrder your copy of Pretty Little Lyon today! đź“š

Enter the world of the most notorious gambling den in London, where matches are made… unusually. Welcome to the world of THE LYON’S DEN: The Black Widow of Whitehall Connected World, where the underground of Regency London thrives… and loves.

If you do not marry by Season’s end, I shall expose the seedy side of your father’s past, thereby damaging his reputation—and yours by proxy—condemning you both to a life of destitution and despair.

Who is sending Charlotta Walcot threatening notes? Why would anyone cast aspersions against her father, a mild-mannered professor of antiquities at Cambridge University? As for herself, although she has no plans to wed, why would that be of issue to anyone to save herself? Desperate to swerve the scandal that would destroy both her and her father’s reputations, Charlotta dares to venture into the Lyon’s Den, a gambling hall and house of ill repute in London’s fashionable Whitehall. There, she begs its owner, the mysterious Black Widow, Mrs. Bessie Dove-Lyon, to use her connections to identify her blackmailer.

But that is not the end of Charlotta’s troubles.


Obliged to attend her cousins’ coming-out ball, she collides with Lord Septimus Grey. After witnessing the delivery of another unpleasant note to her, Septimus offers his help. But how can Charlotta place her trust in him since he is the man who, years ago, stole her young and impressionable heart?

Excerpt

Miss Charlotta Walcot,

It has come to my attention that several Seasons have passed without you securing a husband when presented with the chance. And you call yourself a loving daughter. This cannot be borne. If you do not marry by Season’s end, I shall expose the seedy side of your father’s past, thereby damaging his reputation—and yours by proxy—condemning you both to a life of destitution and despair.

Take time to digest my letter, but do not tarry long. You can anticipate another missive each week that passes without news of your betrothal in The Morning Post. If you care for your father as much as you say you do and wish to prevent a scandal from darkening his door, especially when his work on the Rosetta Stone is made public, heed my words. Meanwhile, speak of this to no one, especially your cousins, the Misses Steeres. I am confident you do not wish to jeopardize their standing in Society.

I am watching. I am determined. Pray, do not doubt my intentions or dismiss this note as a mere threat. For if you do, you will experience misery and ruin the likes of which you have never known.

Let the games begin.

Anon



If you’d like a chance to win a $150 gift card this Easter, then join the Historical Romance Authors Easter Egg Hunt. Visit each designated website or Facebook page, hunt for Easter eggs, and then use this special sheet to match up the eggs with the authors. Go HERE to start the hop.


Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate.


Enjoy!