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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

April 01
2015

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April News: The Unlikely Lady is Getting Terrific Reviews!

Happy April!

I don’t know about you, but I’m SO happy that spring has finally sprung. Spring means sunshine, flowers in bloom, and the 5/5/15 release of The Unlikely Lady! I simply cannot wait. Finally! Jane and Garrett’s story!

UnlikelyLady_servercoverIt’s received some great 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.”

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 haven’t yet, I hope you’ll consider pre-ordering it and, as always, if you’d like to read the first chapter, it’s here.

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Milwaukee, Here I Come!

In other news, I  just finished writing a novella called The Duke and Duchess Trap (look for more about it near Memorial Day) and I’m looking forward to my first ever trip to Milwaukee the weekend of April 25th for Barbara Vey’s annual Reader Appreciation Lunch. When I get back, I’ll be busily writing Owen Monroe’s story.

Happy April, everybody. Thank you for reading my latest news!

 

Valerie

March 01
2015

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March News: I’m going to Milwaukee!

Happy March!

Down here in Florida, March means the weather will quickly be warming up (yes, it does get cold down here from time to time), the azaleas will be in bloom, and the sun will be shining bright. This month I’m finishing the edits to The Irresistible Rogue and I’m looking forward to my trip to Milwaukee the weekend of April 25th for Barbara Vey’s annual Reader Appreciation Lunch with keynote speaker, Tess Gerritson! I’ve never been to Milwaukee before and I’m so looking forward to it. I was absolutely honored to be asked by Barbara to be a featured author this year and I can’t wait to get to Milwaukee and see everyone, especially the readers who’ll be sitting at my table. I’m planning some really fun stuff for us!

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I’m Celebrating 2500 Facebook Fan Page Likes!

I’d like to thank all of you who have LIKED my Facebook Fan Page. Thanks to you, my page has surpassed 2500 likes! To celebrate, I’m giving away a copy of The Unlikely Lady via a Rafflecopter widget on the fan page. There’s a post on the page with a link to giveaway, or you can just click the blue Giveaway button on the left side of the page. I hope you’ll enter to win and continue to watch my fan page for news and updates!

And I’m Anticipating the Release of The Unlikely Lady on 5/5/15!

The Unlikely Lady comes out on 5/5/2015! The ARCs readers are telling me they love the book and I’m SO excited to share Jane and Garrett’s story with all of you! I just adore those two and their story is based on their oft-debated Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. The Unlikely Lady is currently available for pre-order (links below). If you haven’t pre-ordered it yet, I’d be absolutely thrilled and honored if you’d consider doing so. As always, if you’d like to read the first chapter, it’s here.

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Happy March, everybody. Thanks so much for reading my latest news!

 

Valerie

February 01
2015

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February News: The Playful Brides Continue!

Happy February!

February is a cozy little month that is perfect for reading and writing. This month I’m already thinking about the edits I can make to The Irresistible Rogue to make it stronger and I’m writing my first Playful Brides novella. There is no title yet but it’s going to be the story of Adam Hunt, Derek, The Duke of Claringdon’s, youngest brother.

I’m also eagerly awaiting the cover of The Irresistible Rogue which comes out in November! I hear it may be GOLD! The Playful Brides will be continuing, too, with at least three more stories in the works!

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 The Unlikely Lady ARCS are here!

My next book, The Unlikely Lady, comes out on 5/5/2015! I just got the Advance Reader Copies (ARCs) and will be giving them away this month on my Facebook page so be sure to LIKE my Author Page so you won’t miss out. I’m SO excited about this book! I just adore Jane and Garrett and their story is based on their oft-debated Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. The Unlikely Lady is currently available for pre-order (links below). I’d kiss you for pre-ordering! As always, if you’d like to read the first chapter, it’s here.

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Happy February, everybody. Thanks so much for reading my latest news!

 

Valerie

January 01
2015

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January News: Announcing The Irresistible Rogue

Happy January!

I simply adore the start of a new year! The new goals to reach. All the new fun to have. And I must admit, as a big office-supply nerd, I’m particularly excited to start the year with a brand new day planner. Yes, I’m serious. No, I don’t need an intervention. (Well, maybe I do.)

This January, I’m finishing BooUnlikelyLady_servercoverk 4 in the Playful Brides series. It’s called The Irresistible Rogue and the heroine is sassy, diminutive Daphne Swift. I’ll let you guess who the Irresistible Rogue is. Hint: It’ll be clear by the end of The Unlikely Lady.

Put your party hats on! The Unlikely Lady is coming 5/5/15!

And speaking of The Unlikely Lady, you’ll finally have the chance to read Jane and Garrett’s fun story on 5/5/2015 when it comes out! I’ll also be giving away some coveted Advance Reader Copies (ARCs) on my Facebook page so be sure to LIKE my Author Page so you won’t miss out. I must admit, I love the cover of this book so much, I got it printed on the back of my new iPhone case. Jane and Garrett’s long-awaited tale is based on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. It’s currently available for pre-order, so if you’re looking forward to reading it, I’d REALLY appreciate it if you’d go ahead and order it now. Here are the links. And as always, if you’d like to read the first chapter, it’s here.

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Happy 2015, everybody. And as always, thank you so much for your support!

Valerie

December 01
2014

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December News: RT Reviewers’ Choice Nominee!

Happy December!

As the year comes to a close, I’m thrilled to announce that The Unexpected Duchess was nominated for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards in the category of Historical Christmas BridesLove & Laughter! It’s such an honor to be nominated, especially with such an amazing group of authors! I’ll definitely be at the RT Convention in Dallas next year. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by the Giant Book Fair on Saturday May 16th from 11-2.

  Christmas Brides are still heating up the holidays in stores NOW!

The Christmas Brides anthology remains in stores (and online)! It received 4.5 STARS from RT Book Reviews and a terrific review from Publisher’s Weekly!  You can find copies in Target, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, as well as many grocery store chains!  I hope you’ll grab a copy and get ready for the upcoming holiday season. It would also make a great gift for your historical romance novel-loving friends and family!

The Unlikely Lady’s Gorgeous Cover

Here’s the GORGEOUS cover of Jane and Garrett’s long-awaited tale! Based on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. It’s called The Unlikely Lady and it comes out on 5/5/2015. It’s currently available for pre-order. UnlikelyLady_servercover

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If you’re on Facebook, I hope you’ll pop over and  LIKE my Author Page! I give away books and share all my latest news there each week.

Happy December, everyone. And as always, thank you so much for your support!

Valerie

 

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