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August 01
2017

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August News: Title Reveal

Happy August!

Hope everyone in the U.S. is staying cool out there. Down here in Florida, it’s been a scorcher. I just got back from the Romance Writers of America Conference in Orlando where I was on four panels and had a fabulous time as usual. I’ll be listening to the terrific conference MP3 recordings for many months to come. My favorite time of year!

What I’m Up To in August…

This month, I’m just about to finish writing Grimaldi’s story. The title is (drumroll, please) A DUKE LIKE NO OTHER. If you’ve already read The Irresistible Rogue and Never Trust a Pirate, you’ll remember General Mark Grimaldi. His story will be out next Spring and I’m having the best time writing it. The cover reveal will be coming up soon! Meanwhile, here’s the cover for Meg and Hart’s book that’s coming out this Halloween. Have you pre-ordered your copy yet?

THE RIGHT KIND OF ROGUE

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Have a sweet, sweet August and thank you for reading my latest news.

Valerie

July 01
2017

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July News: Orlando and The Scandalous Brides Boxed Set!

Happy July!

Happy, happy July! This month I’m thrilled to report that Never Trust a Pirate was named one of the Best Books of 2017 So Far by Amazon.com! Such an honor!

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What I’m Up To in July…

This month, I continue to write Grimaldi’s story (title coming soon!) which will be out Spring of 2018.

On July 18, The Scandalous Brides boxed set comes out. It’s the set of my three first novels for one low price.

I’ll also be at the Romance Writers of America conference in Orlando, FL from July 25-July 29 including the Readers for Life Literacy Autographing on Saturday, July 29th from 3:00-5:00 PM EST.

Have a fun July, everyone, and thank you for reading my latest news.

Valerie

June 01
2017

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June News: Pirate Power!

Happy June!

Ah, I LOVE June. It’s my birthday month. This June I’m happy to report that Never Trust a Pirate is going strong with terrific reviews and a second print run already! I’ve had many readers tell me this is their favorite book of mine to date.

Romantic Times Book Reviews gave it 4.5 stars and a TOP PICK and said,

“Wonderful, sprightly repartee, a fast pace and delightful characters blend together in another enthralling Bowman romance. Always smart and sassy, Bowman’s heroines delight in piquing the hero; taunting and tempting. Together they heat up the pages and turn readers’ thoughts to what original storyline she’ll come up with next for their “keeper” shelf.” – 4.5 stars, TOP PICK

You can still nab your copy!

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What I’m Working on in June…

First up, I’ll be doing copy edits for THE RIGHT KIND OF ROGUE, Meg and Hart’s story, which comes out on Halloween, and then I will continue to write Grimaldi’s story (title coming soon!) which will be out Spring of 2018.

Have a joy-filled June and thank you for reading my latest news.

Valerie

May 01
2017

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May News: Never Trust a Pirate is Here!

Happy May!

May is a busy, busy, busy month for me. Never Trust a Pirate releases on Tuesday, 5/2! This is Cade Cavendish’s story (remember Daffin Oakleaf from The Irresistible Rogue?). I call it The Scarlet Pimpernel meets Dirty Rotten Scoundrels set in the Regency.

You can order your copy right now!

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Where I’ll Be…

From May 3 – May 6, I’ll be at the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Atlanta, GA including the Giant Book Fair on Saturday afternoon from 11 AM-2 PM.

Then on May 13, from 5 PM – 8 PM I’m throwing a big giant book release party for Never Trust a Pirate at Bella Sera on King Street in Jacksonville, FL. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll stop by!

What I’m Writing…

I just finished edits for Meg and Hart’s story, THE RIGHT KIND OF ROGUE, which comes out on Halloween and now I’m writing Grimaldi’s story (no title yet) which will be out Spring of 2018! It’s shaping up to be a hot one!

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

Valerie

April 01
2017

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April News: Where I’ll be in 2017

Happy April!

Hi everybody,

This month I thought I’d share the details of where I’ll be signing in 2017. Georgia, Florida, and Texas. Hmm. Looks like I need to get up north next year.

Atlanta!

May 6, 2017 – Atlanta, GA, 11:00 – 2:00

Hyatt Regency Centennial Ballroom

Jacksonville!

May 13, 2017 – Jacksonville, FL, 5:00 – 8:00

Valerie Bowman’s 10th Book Party and Signing!

Bella Sera on King Street

Orlando!

July 29, 2017 – Orlando, FL, 3:00 – 5:00

Swan and Dolphin Hotels

Dallas!

October 21, 2017 – Dallas, TX, 3:00 – 6:00

Renaissance Hotel, Richardson, TX

 

If you’re in the area, I’ll hope you’ll come out and see me! I’d love to meet you. Have a terrific April and thank you for reading my latest news!

Valerie

March 01
2017

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March News: Cover Reveal for The Right Kind of Rogue

Happy March!

Hi everyone,

Lookie! Lookie! It’s the fabulous new cover to Meg and Hart’s story, The Right Kind of Rogue. Isn’t it gorgeous? (swoon) I love how she’s ripping *his* clothes off, don’t you? (wink)

The Right Kind of Rogue will be released on October 31, 2017.  It’s the eighth Playful Brides novel and I just finished it and sent it off to my editor in February.

Next up, I’m busily plotting out Playful Brides book 9! For more details on the Playful Brides series including whose book I’m writing next, sign up for my newsletter where I share exclusive tidbits.

Have a fun March and thank you for reading my latest news!

Valerie

February 01
2017

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February News: The Right Kind of Rogue

Happy February!

Hi everyone, This month I’m busily typing, typing, typing to finish The Right Kind of Rogue which will be the eighth Playful Brides novel. It’s Meg and Hart’s story, inspired by Romeo and Juliet. The book will be available on Halloween and I simply cannot WAIT to share the cover with you (coming soon!). I truly think it’s one of my very favorite covers EVER! It’s stunning and captures the true racy Regency rompy fun that is Hart and Meg’s story.

Because I can’t share the cover just yet, I’ll have to make do with a picture of my little Huckleberry and his stuffed raccoon friend instead.

Have a safe and warm February and thank you as always for reading my latest news!

Valerie

January 01
2017

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January News: Happy New Year!

Happy January!
2017 is a hallmark year for me. It was June 3, 2007 when I sat down to write my first historical romance novel. Back then, I didn’t have a laptop computer and had to type at a desk in my home office after work on nights and weekends. That first manuscript was calSecretsofaWeddingNight_300dpiled Lady Emma’s Engagement. It’s never been published but I hope to dust it off and publish it one day because I still love it.

This year marks ten years that I’ve been writing. It took me two years to get my agent, Kevan Lyon, who I signed with on June 3, 2009, and two more years to land my first publishing contract with St. Martin’s Press on June 28th (my birthday!) 2011. My first book, Secrets of a Wedding Night, was published in September 2012. Five years later, my 10th published full-length novel, Never Trust a Pirate, will be released in May 2017.

As I look back on the last ten years, I couldn’t be more grateful for my readers, my friends, my family, my agent, my editor, and everyone who has helped me along my writing journey. My dream has come true.

What’s your dream? There’s no time like the present to begin working toward it. Ten years will pass regardless, wouldn’t you rather be able to look back in 2027 and say, “I did it!”?

Have a very happy new year and thank you as always for reading my latest news!

Valerie

December 01
2016

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December News: What’s Coming Up in 2017

Happy December!

nevertrustapirate_cvrI don’t know about you but 2016 has been a tough year for me for a variety of reasons. I’m looking forward to the new year and a fresh start! To finish out 2016, this month I’m putting the final touches on the next Playful Brides book, NEVER TRUST A PIRATE which is Cade Cavendish’s story (Rafe’s twin). It’s inspired by The Scarlet Pimpernel and is full of action, adventure, twists and turns, and of course a scorching love story. I can’t wait to share it with all of you in May 2017.

You can even pre-order your copy today!

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I’ve also begun writing Meg and Hart’s book, THE RIGHT KIND OF ROGUE, which is inspired by Romeo and Juliet, and will be available in November 2017.  Let’s go, 2017!

Have a terrific December and a happy new year and thank you as always for reading my latest news!

Valerie

November 01
2016

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November News: The Legendary Lord is Here!

Happy November!

This month is starting off with a bang for me with the release of The Legendary Lord on 11/1! Lord Berkeley’s story is finally here and it’s a twist on the tale of Pygmalion.

You can order your copy right now!

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What I’m Writing…

I’m busily writing Meg and Hart’s story and am excited to announce that it’s going to be called THE RIGHT KIND OF ROGUE!

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

Valerie

 

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