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February 01
2018

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February News: The League of Extraordinary Historical Romance Authors

Happy February!

This month I’m finishing Book 10 in the Playful Brides series, Kiss Me at Christmas. Then I’ll be all ready to read the Playful Brides series to begin writing Delilah’s book at long last! Even though it will be sad to know I’m writing the final book in the series, I can’t wait to start it. I’ve been looking forward to it for years.

Meanwhile…

I’ve joined together with a team of amazing historical romance authors to form The League of Extraordinary Historical Romance Authors. If you’re on Facebook, I hope you’ll join us for some fun and prizes.

Finally, if you haven’t seen the cover for the Book 9 in the Playful Brides series, here it is! A Duke Like No Other comes out on May 1, 2018!

Have a fabulous February, everyone, and thanks for reading my latest news.

Valerie

January 01
2018

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January News: The last book in the Playful Brides series

Happy January

It’s cold down here in Florida right now! Well, about as cold as it gets, but I *do* have a fire going and am wearing snuggly pajamas. This month I’m writing Book 10 in the Playful Brides series, the story of Daffin Oakleaf and Lady Regina Haversham. It’s called Kiss Me at Christmas and it’s been a blast writing over the holiday season.

Meanwhile…

In the back of my head, I know the next historical romance book I write is going to be the *final* Playful Brides book. It will be Delilah’s and Thomas’s book. I intend to spend the spring re-reading all ten of the other Playful Brides books in order to do justice to the entire crew in a story that is inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Spoiler alert: There will be a rascally parrot and some magical perfume!

Have a warm and happy January, everyone, and thanks for reading my latest news.

Valerie

December 01
2017

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December News: Announcing My Next Book Title!

Happy December

First, I want to thank everyone for making the release of The Right Kind of Rogue last month so terrific. I’m thrilled to announce that the book hit Ingram’s bestseller list! If you haven’t had a chance to pick it up yet, it’s available here!

Next, I want to announce that my editor and I (and a team of brainstorming super title pickers at St. Martin’s Press) settled on the title to my next story. Book 10 in the Playful Brides series is going to be called Kiss Me at Christmas. I LOVE the title! What do you think?

What I’m Up To in December…

This month I’m putting together my new planner like the organization-loving nerd that I am and busily writing Kiss Me at Christmas, which is a perfect story to write in December, no? It will be out in November 2018.

Have an amazing (and hopefully) stress-free December and thank you for reading my latest news.

Valerie

November 01
2017

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November News: The Right Kind of Rogue is Here!

Happy November

November is release month for me! Halloween heralded the release of The Right Kind of Rogue, book 8 in the Playful Brides series. It’s Meg and Hart’s story, a classic tale of a girl in love with her best friend’s older brother, only she’s destitute, and he needs to marry an heiress. Trust me. It’ll make you wish for a case of hiccups. It’s available now!

What I’m Up To in November…

This month I’m going to start writing the next book in the Playful Brides series. It’s going to be a big rompy Christmas house party tale involving a hot Bow Street Runner serving as a bodyguard and the lady who wants him to take her virginity. (wink)

Have a lovely November and thank you for reading my latest news.

Valerie

October 01
2017

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October News: Cover reveal

Happy October!

The cover for Grimaldi’s story, A Duke Like No Other, will be revealed on Tuesday, October 3rd at Heroes and Heartbreakers. Be sure to check out that site to see it. #sopretty

What I’m Up To in October…

This month I’m writing my first contemporary romantic comedy called Hiring Mr. Darcy. It’s totally new and fun for me and I’m LOVING writing it. But don’t worry, I’m still working on my Playful Brides series and will continue writing historical romance too. After Grimaldi’s book, the next book will be about someone whose name you *may* remember from The Irresistible Rogue . . . Daffin Oakleaf. Then, I’m happy to say, the long-awaited finale to the series will be Delilah and Thomas’ book.

Finally, The Right Kind of Rogue will be out on Halloween! Here’s what RT Book Reviews had to say about it:

Bowman’s Playful Brides series has a special charm that appeals to those who cherish a classic romp with plenty of misunderstandings. Bowman keeps the story moving and includes enough passion and humor to captivate. Anyone who adores engaging, meddlesome characters, a dashing hero and an undaunted heroine will find that Bowman fulfills their dreams of the perfect romance.

Have a fun-filled October and thank you for reading my latest news.

Valerie

September 01
2017

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September News: I’ll be in Dallas Next Month!

Happy September

Guess what? I’m planning a trip to Dallas, TX the weekend of October 21!  First, I’ll be signing at the at Barnes & Noble Firewheel in Garland, TX on Saturday, Oct 21st starting at 3pm. Then, I will be at the Buns and Roses Literacy Tea on Sunday, October 22nd. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll come out to one or both of these fun events!

What I’m Up To in September…

I’m finishing A DUKE LIKE NO OTHER and am moving on to a totally different kind of book for me before I begin writing the next book in the Playful Brides series which is going to be a BIG FUN CHRISTMASY ROMP with characters to be revealed later!

Have a lovely September and thank you for reading my latest news.

Valerie

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!

Never Trust a Pirate
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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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iBooks | Kindle | Kobo | Nook

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

 

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