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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 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

November 01
2014

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November News: The Accidental Countess is here!

Happy November!

Thanks for reading my latest news! I recently returned from a trip to the gorgeous state of Vermont where I celebrated my first wedding anniversary and got to see all sorts of autumn leaves. Now I’m back in Florida where the air is (a bit) more crisp than usual and I’m getting ready for the holiday season. 

The Accidental Countess is here!

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The Accidental Countess is in stores and at e-tailers now! This is Cass’s and Julian’s story and is the second book in my Playful Brides series. This one is based on Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.  Book #1 was The Unexpected Duchess and was based on Cyrano de Bergerac. The Accidental Countess was given a great review and 4.5 stars from RT Book Reviews and a STARRED Kirkus Review

Wanna Order?

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The Accidental Countess blog tour is in full swing. I hope you’ll follow along.

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Christmas Brides are heating up the holidays in stores NOW!

The Christmas Brides anthology is currently 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, and Books-a-Million!  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!

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

Valerie

October 22
2014

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The Accidental Countess Blog Tour!

Happy (Nearly) November!

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The Accidental Countess hit stores and e-tailers on Tuesday, 10/28. This is Cass’s and Julian’s story and is the second book in my PlayfulBrides series. This one is based on Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.  Book #1 was The Unexpected Duchess and was based on Cyrano de Bergerac. The Accidental Countess was given a great review and 4.5 stars from RT Book Reviews and a STARRED Kirkus Review.

 Wanna Order?

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I’m so excited to announce the Accidental Countess blog tour! It kicks off on Wednesday, Oct 22 with my visit to Get Lost in a Story and the party doesn’t stop until November 14th! I hope you’ll follow along and join me for some fun along the way. I’ll be telling stories about the book, giving away copies, and sharing excerpts!

- Oct 22 – Get Lost in a Story
- Oct 25 – Free Book Friday
- Oct 26 – Heroes & Heartbreakers
- Oct 27 – The Reading Frenzy 
- Oct 28 – Romance at Random and BookPage
- Nov 3 – USA Today and BookSkater
- Nov 4 – Cynthia Gail
- Nov 5 – Buried Under Romance 
- Nov 6 – Susana’s Parlour
- Nov 7 – Long and Short Reviews and The Romance Dish
- Nov 10 – It’s Raining Books
- Nov 11 – Room with Books and Aly’s Miscellany
- Nov 12 – DRB1stChp Blog and Nana Prah
- Nov 13 – Bunny’s Book Reviews
- Nov 14 – Dena Garson, Real…Hot…Romance

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 (nearly) November, everyone. And as always, thank you so much for your support!

Valerie

October 01
2014

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October News: Two new books!

Happy October everyone!

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I love, love love autumn and am so happy that it’s finally arrived. I’ll be sneaking away from Florida this month to head up to Vermont to celebrate my first wedding anniversary and to peep at all the gorgeous autumn leaves. I can’t wait. In the meantime, I have lots of things going on this month!

First up!

The Christmas Brides anthology is now 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, and Books-a-Million!  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!

Next up!

The Accidental Countess is coming on 10/28. This is Cass and Julian’s story and is the next book in my PlayfulBrides series. This one is based on Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.  Book #1 was The Unexpected Duchess and was based on Cyrano de Bergerac. Wanna pre-order?

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If you’re on Facebook, I hope you’ll pop over and  LIKE my Author Page to keep up with my shenanigans! And if you haven’t signed up for my newsletter yet, I’d be honored if you’d take a minute to do that. I promise, no spam! I’ll be sending out a newsletter on 10/28 to announce the release of The Accidental Countess. Finally, if you’ve read any of my books, I’d be honored if you’d consider leaving a review at Amazon, GoodReads, or Barnes and Noble. Every review helps!

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

Valerie

September 01
2014

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September News! Maggie Finalist and the Christmas Brides are Coming!

Happy September everyone!

Can you believe it’s September? Wow! Time flies.

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This month, I have some terrific news to share!

Secrets of a Runaway Bride has been nominated for the prestigious Maggie award from the Georgia Romance Writers. Unfortunately, I can’t make it to the fabulous Moonlight and Magnolias conference on Oct 11th to see if I win, but you can be sure I’ll be there in spirit and watching the @GRW Twitter feed that night. 

What I’m up to in September

This September, I’ve begun writing the next book in the Playful Brides series. It’s Daphne Swift’s tale and it’s based on Philip Barry’s delightful play, The Philadelphia Story. It’s an absolute a blast to write.

Coming September 30th to a store or e-reader near you!

The Christmas Brides anthology will be published on 9/30. This anthology just received 4.5 STARS from RT Christmas Bridesmagazine and you’ll be able to find copies in Target, Walmart, Barnes and Noble, and Books-a-Million in addition to being available  online!  I hope you’ll grab a copy and get ready for the upcoming holiday season. Or you could always pre-order!

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The Accidental Countess is coming on 10/28. This is Cass and Julian’s story and is the next book in my PlayfulBrides series. Book #1 was The Unexpected Duchess. Wanna pre-order?

If you’re on Facebook, I hope you’ll pop over and  LIKE my Author Page to keep up with my shenanigans! And if you haven’t signed up for my newsletter yet, I’d be honored if you’d take a minute to do that. I promise, no spam!

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

Valerie

August 01
2014

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August News! A Second Printing and an Award Nom!

Happy August everyone! 

This August finds me just back from San Antonio, TX where I attended the RWA National Conference. It was a blast! If you’ve never been, you really should go sometime. Like next year when it will be held in NEW YORK CITY! I’ll be there!

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I also recently learned that Secrets of a Runaway Bride has gone back for a second printing and The Unexpected Duchess has been nominated for the BTSemag Red Carpet Award!

What I’m up to in August

This August, I’m writing a proposal for more books in the Playful Brides series which consists of Daphne Swift’s story, Owen Monroe’s story, and Lord Berkeley’s story! I hope you’re looking forward to these characters’ tales as much as I am.

Coming up in September!

In September, the Christmas Brides anthology will be published on 9/30 with The Accidental Countess to be released soon after on 10/28. Lots of great stuff to read. I hope you’re ready! Christmas Brides 

If you’re on Facebook, you can pop over and  LIKE my Author Page to keep up with my shenanigans! And if you haven’t signed up for my newsletter yet, I’d be honored if you’d take a minute to do that. I promise, no spam!

Stay cool and safe, everyone. And as always, thank you so much for your support!

Valerie

July 01
2014

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July News: The Unexpected Duchess is a Kirkus Prize Nominee!

Hi there everyone,

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Happy July! I hope you’re having as great a summer as I am. I’ve finished writing Jane and Garrett’s story, The Unlikely Lady (Spring 2015) and I just got back from my big birthday vacation trip to Bermuda. Now I’m settling down to write a proposal for my next set of books! I hope to continue the Playful Brides series with Daphne Swift’s book, Lord Berkeley’s book, and Owen Monroe’s book among others!

And on the plane ride home from Bermuda, I thought of an entirely new series and starting writing it, too!

In addition to celebrating my birthday, in June I discovered that The Unexpected Duchess is a 2014 Kirkus Prize Nominee in fiction! This is an amazing honor. You can read more about the award and see the entire list of nominees here. I’m not only thrilled to be in such esteemed company for such a prestigious award, but I’m also honored to be representing the romance genre. 

I’ll be in Texas!

If you’re  in the San Antonio, TX area in July, please come see me at the RWA Readers for Life Literacy Autographing on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm  at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in the 3rd floor ballroom. I’d love to meet you!

And Milwaukee!

I’m also thrilled to announce that I’ll be at Barbara Vey’s Reader Appreciation Luncheon on April 25, 2015 in Milwaukee. Hope to see you there!

Have a terrific July!

 

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