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Aleksandra Mencel
Publicist; St. Martin’s Press

Press Release

The first novel in Valerie Bowman’s new historical romance series, SECRETS OF A WEDDING NIGHT (St. Martin’s Paperbacks; September 25, 2012) has everything you could ever want in a Regency—romance, elegance, comedy, and wit!

Young, widowed, and penniless, Lily Andrews, the Countess of Merrill, has strong opinions on marriage.  When she spots a certain engagement announcement in The Times, she decides to take action.  She will not allow another hapless girl to fall prey to a man—particularly the scoundrel who broke her heart five years ago.  Anonymously she writes and distributes a pamphlet entitled “Secrets of a Wedding Night,” knowing it will find its way into his intended’s innocent hands…

Devon Morgan, the Marquis of Colton, desires a good wife and mother to his son—someone completely unlike Lady Andrews, the heartless beauty who led him on a merry chase five years ago only to reject him.  When Devon’s new fiancé cries off after reading a certain scandalous pamphlet, he vows to track down the author and make her pay.  But when he learns it’s his former fiancée Lily, he issues a challenge: write a retraction or prepare to be seduced—to find out how wonderful a wedding night can be…

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About the Author

Valerie Bowman grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s the youngest) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got.  She now lives in Jacksonville with her two rascally dogs. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS.  Valerie loves to hear from readers. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and at

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Book Releases

Secrets of a Wedding Night


Valerie Bowman
Price: $7.99
Publication Date: September 25, 2012
ISBN: 1-250-00895-6
352 Pages

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Praise for Secrets of a Wedding Night

Secrets of A Wedding Night is the most charming and clever debut I’ve read in years!  With her sparkling dialogue, vivid characters and self-assured writing style, Valerie Bowman has instantly established herself as a romance author with widespread appeal.  This engaging and sweetly romantic story is just too delightful to miss."

—New York Times best-seller Lisa Kleypas

“Clever, fun, and fantastic!”

—New York Times best-seller Lisa Kleypas

"Ms. Bowman is quite the tease. How I love a good society scandal. The hero is absolutely yummy!"

—Award-winning author, Donna MacMeans

“This fast-paced, charming debut, sparkling with witty dialogue and engaging characters, marks Bowman for stardom.”

—Romantic Times Book Reviews

“Bowman’s cast of intriguing, well-developed characters—particularly smart, sensible Lily—makes this an engaging debut that will have readers seeking future installments.”

—Publisher’s Weekly

"Secrets of a Wedding Night is positively enchanting. It became impossible to put down after reading just a few pages. I was up very late finishing this wonderful tale of love and second chances."

—Romance Junkies Book Reviews

Secrets of a Wedding Night has it all, a clever story line, witty and engaging dialogue and passionate love scenes that ignite the senses.”

—Romance Junkies Book Reviews

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