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February 01
2016

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February News: The Unforgettable Hero!

Happy February! 

The Unforgettable HeroWow. I truly can’t believe it’s already February. Weren’t we just celebrating New Year’s Eve? I’m particularly excited this February, however, because the first novella in the Playful Brides series comes out on February 2nd! It’s called The Unforgettable Hero and it’s the story of Adam Hunt, Derek, the Duke of Claringdon’s, youngest brother.

Interested?

You can read the first chapter here.

Or go ahead and order now!

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What I’m Up To…

This February I’ll be visiting Austin, TX for the first time and I can’t wait. I’ll be attending the Austin chapter of Romance Writers of America’s workshop featuring writing instructor Michael Hauge. Michael  is a phenomenal teacher and I’m a lucky duck to get to attend this special event. Plus, I hear Austin has some yummy Mexican food and it’s my favorite! Double win!

As for writing, I’m thrilled to announce that I just finished writing Lord Christian Berkeley’s story, The Legendary Lord (November 2016)! Next up is Cade Cavendish’s story! I just know it’s gonna be a fun one to write.

Have a terrific February and thank you for reading my latest news!

Valerie

January 01
2016

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January News: Coming Soon!

Happy January! 

I LOVE the start of a new year. So many possibilities! This month, I’m pleased to announce that on the 6th, one of my Christmas anthologies, A Very Matchmaker Christmas , will be on sale for only 99 cents for a VERY limited time.

It includes 4 stories from myself and USA Today bestselling authors Christi Caldwell, Danelle Harmon, anChristiCaldwell_AVeryMatchmakerChristmas_HRd Renee Bernard. All 4 stories are centered around the same Christmastide house party! Read chapter one of my story, To Tempt a Saint, here!

Snap it up.

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The Unforgettable Hero

The first novella in my Playful Brides series, The Unforgettable Hero, comes out on February 2nd. It’s an e-only novella that features, Adam Hunt. Derek, the Duke of Claringdon’s, youngest brother.The Unforgettable Hero

 

What I’m Up To…

I’m finishing Lord Christian Berkeley’s story, The Legendary Lord, (November 2016) and working on copy edits for Owen Monroe’s story, The Untamed Earl, (May 2016). Then I’ll be writing Cade Cavendish’s story and finally…Delilah’s story!

I have a new Coming Soon page on my website that includes information about my upcoming books. Be sure to check it out!

Have a great start to 2016 and thank you for reading my latest news!

Valerie

December 01
2015

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December News: Two Christmas novellas and Delilah news!

Happy December to All! 

Irresistible RogueThank you for making the release of  The Irresistible Rogue so fantastic. The story has been on BookScan (which measures print book sales) since its release and it continues to garner RAVE reviews! Thank you, too, to those of you who’ve taken the time to write a review on GoodReads or Amazon. Much appreciated!

There’s still time to order your copy!

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A Very Matchmaker ChristmasChristiCaldwell_AVeryMatchmakerChristmas_HR

On sale now for A LIMITED TIME is a fun little Christmas novella in an anthology called A Very Matchmaker Christmas. Take a peek at 4 stories from myself and USA Today bestselling authors Christi Caldwell, Danelle Harmon, and Renee Bernard. This anthology features 4 stories all centered around the same Christmastide house party! Read chapter one of my story, To Tempt a Saint, here!

Want a little Christmastide House Party Fun?

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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A DUKEAll I Want for Christmas is a Duke

Yes! I have TWO holiday novellas out this year! The Duke and Duchess Trap is available in December too! It’s a Regency retelling of The Parent Trap that I hope you’ll love as much as I do. This time I’ve teamed up with fabulous authors Ashlyn Macnamara, Tiffany Clare, and Vivienne Lorret to bring you an anthology in which every story features holiday cheer and a duke!

Really Love Dukes?

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What I’m Up To…

In addition to busily scribbling Lord Christian Berkeley’s story which comes in autumn 2016, I’m also planning two more books in the Playful Brides series. The stories will be Cade Cavendish’s tale, and (you guessed it!) Delilah’s story. Of course she’s gotta grow up first, but Delilah Montebank from The Irresistible Rogue WILL be getting a story of her own. I plan to have a Coming Soon page on my website by the first of the year so be sure to check back and get all the deets.

Have a merry December and thank you for reading my latest news!

Valerie

November 01
2015

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November News: The Irresistible Rogue is here!

Happy November! 

This month, I’m thrilled to announce the release of  The Irresistible Rogue! It releases on Tuesday, 11/3/2Irresistible Rogue015. It’s a Regency retelling of The Philadelphia Story with a little spying and adventure thrown in for even more fun.

It continues to get great reviews with Night Owl Reviews giving it a TOP PICK and saying, “If I could recommend only a handful of books this year this book would be in my top three.”

Want to read chapter one?

Wanna scoop it up?

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A Very Matchmaker Christmas

Also this month, I’ve got a fun little Christmas novella coming out in an anthology called, A Very Matchmaker Christmas. I’m teaming up with USA Today bestselling authors Christi Caldwell, Danelle Harmon, and Renee Bernard, to bring you a holiday anthology featuring 4 stories all centered around the same Christmastide house party! Look for it on 11/9 wherever e-books are sold. Or you can pre-order now!ChristiCaldwell_AVeryMatchmakerChristmas_HR

What I’m Up To…

Meanwhile, I’m busily scribbling Lord Christian Berkeley’s story and it’s so fun! It’s inspired by George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. Lord Berkeley is going to get a makeover and turn into The Legendary Lord!

Also, beginning November 4th, fabulous Regency author Maya Rodale and I will be kicking off a series of posts at USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog. We’ll be featuring historical romance authors who are using modern-day plots and pop culture to keep things fresh and exciting. Be sure to check it out.

Have a wonderful November and thank you for reading my latest news!

Valerie

October 01
2015

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October News: Upcoming Books and a Giveaway!

Happy October! 

October is my favorite month! This October I’m particularly excited because  The Irresistible Rogue will be here VERY soon. It releases on Tuesday, 11/3/2Irresistible Rogue015. It’s a Regency retelling of The Philadelphia Story with a little spying and adventure thrown in for more fun. Want to read chapter one?

It’s gotten terrific reviews already like RT Book Reviews giving it 4.5 stars and a TOP PICK saying, “With its lively plot, heated sexual tension, surprising twists, engaging characters and laugh-out-loud humor, Bowman’s latest is another winner.”

And Publisher’s Weekly says, “Bowman’s novel is the complete package, filled with fascinating characters, sparkling romance, and a touch of espionage.”

“I’ve also got a lot of other things happening around Bowman Manor. <<Yes, I do call my house this and no, it’s not anywhere near as spectacular as a manor, but one must have dreams, no?

Two Christmas Novellas Are Coming Soon!

Guess what? I’ve got not one but TWO Christmas novellas coming out this holiday season. Both will be in anthologies with some FABULOUS authors.

The Duke and Duchess Trap

My novella, The Duke and Duchess Trap, will be featured in a terrific holiday anthology, All I ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A DUKEWant for Christmas is a Duke. It comes out on Dec 1, 2015. I’ve even got a sneak preview of the prologue here.

To Tempt a Saint

This story is coming out in a collection in November but it’s super secret for now. I’ll be sharing more about it (including the cover!) in the coming weeks!

What I’m Writing

Meanwhile, I’m just about to begin writing Lord Christian Berkeley’s story and it’s gonna be really, really fun one! It’s inspired by George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. Hint: Trapped in a snowy hunting lodge in Scotland!

Giveaway!

Do you want to win a SIGNED copy of One Wild Winter’s Eve by Anne Barton? (Answer: Of course you do!) I’m teaming up with my good friend Anne for a special giveaway. Join both of our mailing lists using the Rafflecopter form on my Facebook Author page (click the Giveaway button on the page) and visit Anne Barton’s website to sign up for her newsletter. If you’ve already signed up for both mailing lists, you’re already entered! Not sure? Just fill out the Rafflecopter form and we’ll check. Thanks for visiting and owwe2good luck!

Have a great October and thank you for reading my latest news!

Valerie

September 01
2015

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September News: The Irresistible Rogue and Signing with Nora Roberts!

Happy September! 

I love this time of year. It’s still pretty hot here in Florida, but autumn is coming. And with it The Irresistible Rogue will be here VERY soon. It releases on Tuesday, 11/3/2Irresistible Rogue015. I can’t wait! It’s already getting terrific reviews on GoodReads from the advanced copy readers. Be sure to add it to your To Be Read list if you haven’t already. Plus, you can see some of my upcoming books on GoodReads, too!

What I’m Writing

Meanwhile, I’m hard at work on a Christmas novella at the moment and then I’ll be writing Lord Christian Berkeley’s story. After The Irresistible Rogue releases, I’ll have some exciting news about characters from that book.

I’ll be Signing with THE Nora Roberts! 

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been invited to sign with romance LEGEND Nora Roberts (aka J.R. Ward) at her bookstore Turn the Page in Boonsboro, MD on December 5th, 2015. If you can make it, I’d love for you to come see me and the other terrific authors who will be signing that day. You can get more details on the event here after September 19th.

Have a great September and thank you for reading my latest news!

Valerie

August 01
2015

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August News: Two Second Printings and the Historical Romance Retreat!

Happy August! 

In July I traveled to New York City for the Romance Writers of America conference. I had a blast but now I’m back in Florida, busily writing two new novellas and gearing up to write Lord Christian Berkeley’s story. I can’t wait to start it! This month, I found out that  both THE UNEXPECTED DUCHESS and THE UNLIKELY LADY are going back to press for second printings! I couldn’t be more thrilled. Thanks to all of you who’ve read the books. I greatly appreciate it.

I also signed up to participate in the first ever Historical Romance Retreat to be held in September 2016 in Spokane, WA. There are going to be a LOT of fHRRLogoabulous historical authors there and registration is limited to 300 attendees. So if you’d like to spend a long weekend with some of your favorite authors, consider signing up! There’s an early bird special rate until September 1, 2015 AND there’s a payment plan option so you can pay in installments. I hope to see you there!

In October I’ll be visiting the Virginia Romance Writers to give my Romance Novel Marketing 101 workshop. I can’t wait to see Virginia in autumn and meet all of the great romance writers in that chapter! Plus, I get to visit my critique partner, the fabulous light paranormal author, Mary Behre.

 

Have a terrific August and thank you for reading my latest news!

Valerie

July 01
2015

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July News: The Unexpected Duchess is a NERFA nominee!

Happy July, everyone! 

June was a CRAZY month for me. In addition to turning in the next book in the Playful Brides series, Owen Monroe’s story (tentatively titled The Untamed Earl), I moved to a new house and delivered a BIG GIANT day job project. I spent the last two weeks of June relaxing in my new house and celebrated my BIRTHDAY on June 28th. I ADORE my birthday and the chance to eat my favorite treat, strawberry cupcakes. Hee. Hee. Hee.

UnlikelyLady_servercover Thanks to all of you, The Unlikely Lady continues to receive rave reviews like this one…

“A joyous romp in Regency England, filled with bright characters, scintillating conversations, and just plain fun.”
 – Romance Reviews Today

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And as always, if you don’t have your copy yet, it’s not too late!

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The Unexpected Duchess is a 2015 NERFA nominee!

This month, I’m thrilled to announce that Lucy Hunt’s book, The Unexpected Duchess, is a nominee in the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Awards in the historical category! Such an honor.2015NERFABadgeFinalist

New York City, Here I Come!

I’ll be flying up to the Big Apple on July 21st for the Romance Writers of America National Conference at the Marriott Marquis on Times Square. If you’re in the NYC area on Wednesday 7/22, be sure to stop by the Readers for Life Literacy Autographing from 5:30-7:30PM and see me. I’d love to meet you! I’ll also have copies of The Unlikely Lady for sale and all proceeds go to a terrific cause!

Rafe Cavendish, FTW.

Finally, have you seen the smoking hot cover of Daphne Swift’s book yet? The Irresistible Rogue comes out on 11/3. That’s Rafe Cavendish. Hubba hubba, no? Want to read the first chapter and find out more?

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Happy July and thank you for reading my latest news!

Valerie

June 01
2015

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June News: The Unlikely Lady and New York City!

Happy June! 

While May was filled with a lot of fun with the release of The Unlikely Lady, June has me writing, writing, writing. I’m finishing up the next book in the Playful Brides series. This one is Owen Monroe’s story and is inspired by The Taming of the Shrew. Only it’s more like The Taming of the Rogue. (wink)

Thank you all so much for making the release of The Unlikely Lady such a success! It was a Barnes & Noble bestseller and continues to receive phenomenal reviews!

 “Quick, lively entertainment at its best.”
 – RT Book Reviews

 “Fans and newcomers alike will enjoy this installment, rich with fully developed characters and a plethora of  witty banter.”
 – Publishers Weekly

“Fun. Find every synonym for fun and insert here.”
 – Smexy Books

“A joyous romp in Regency England, filled with bright characters, scintillating conversations, and just plain fun.”
 – Romance Reviews Today

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If you don’t have your copy yet, it’s not too late!

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New York City, Here I Come!

I’ll be flying up to the Big Apple on July 21st for the Romance Writers of America National Conference at the Marriott Marquis on Times Square. If you’re in the NYC area on Wednesday 7/22, be sure to stop by the “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing from 5:30-7:30PM and see me. I’d love to meet you! I’ll also have copies of The Unlikely Lady for sale and all proceeds go to a terrific cause!

Happy June! And as always, thank you for reading my latest news!

Valerie

May 01
2015

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May News: Hip, Hip, Hooray! The Unlikely Lady is Here!

Happy May! The Unlikely Lady is Here! The Unlikely Lady is Here!

I’m absolutely THRILLED to announce the 5/5/15 release of The Unlikely Lady! Finally! Jane and Garrett’s story! It’s the third book in my Playful Brides series and I know many readers have been eagerly awaiting Jane and Garrett’s story since they both walked on the page in The Unexpected Duchess.

UnlikelyLady_servercoverThe Unlikely Lady has gotten some terrific reviews including Publisher’s Weekly saying, “Fans and newcomers alike will enjoy this installment, rich with fully developed characters and a plethora of witty banter.”

Kirkus Reviews says, “… an entertaining renewal of a classic plotline and well worth reading,” and RT Book Reviews says, “quick, lively entertainment at its best.”

And check out these great review from Smexy Books and Fresh Fiction!

But perhaps my favorite review is from Amanda R. on GoodReads who wrote, “This book was hot and funny!” She gave it 5 stars! Thank you, Amanda!

I also want to thank all of the advance readers who’ve given The Unlikely Lady such fantastic reviews on GoodReads. I’m so happy to know how much you’re enjoying the story.

If you’d like to read the first chapter, it’s here. Or if you’d like to go ahead and snap up your copy, thank you so much and here are the links…

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Next Up, Dallas!

I’ll be winging off to Dallas, TX on May 12th for the RT Booklover’s Convention at the Hyatt Regency, Dallas. If you’ll be attending, be sure to come see me give a workshop about historical hooks with Shana Galen, Tessa Dare, Deeanne Gist, Sophie Jordan, Ashlyn Macnamara, and Erin Knightley on Wednesday 5/13 at 12pm. And if you’re in the Dallas area on Saturday 5/16, be sure to stop by the Giant Book Fair to see me. I’d love to meet you! I’ll also have copies of The Unlikely Lady for sale.

 

Coming Soon: The Duke and Duchess Trap

Keep an eye out in the upcoming weeks for the first novella in my new Hollister series. It’s called The Duke and Duchess Trap and it’s a super fun story about twelve-year-old twins who find each other at boarding school and make a plan to get their estranged parents back together. I’ll be sharing the GORGEOUS cover very soon!

Happy May! And as always, thank you for reading my latest news!

 

Valerie

 

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