I got one of those fabulous packages today...the ones that never get old...the giant ones that include a stack of cover flats, all gorgeous and designed by the unparalleled Avon Books design team...with pearly paper and foiled, lovely text and official, bona-fide romance author photo and bio. And oh, em, gee...this one is a doozy. There she is...perfect, proper Penelope Marbury (the infamous Grape from Eleven Scandals) on the staircase inside The Fallen Angel, London's most notorious gaming hell. She's holding a white rose--the gift all ladies receive on their first trip to the club--and she's waiting for her husband, Bourne, one of the partners in the Angel.
Bourne and Penelope have a marriage of not-so-convenience, and their story is very special to me. I can't WAIT to share it with you. But first, I share the cover! And the gorgeous step back! So, here it is!
Thanks for being so very very patient!
The First Rule of Scoundrels: Never wager more than you are willing to lose...especially in matters of the heart.
Lady Penelope Marbury learns that the first rule of scoundrels is the most difficult to follow in A Rogue By Any Other Name, in stores February 28th!
What a scoundrel wants, a scoundrel gets . . .
A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title. Now a partner in London’s most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance—including marrying perfect, proper Lady Penelope Marbury.
A broken engagement and years of disappointing courtships have left Penelope with little interest in a quiet, comfortable marriage, and a longing for something more. How lucky that her new husband has access to such unexplored pleasures.
Bourne may be a prince of London’s underworld, but he vows to keep Penelope untouched by its wickedness—a challenge indeed as the lady discovers her own desires, and her willingness to wager anything for them . . . even her heart.
Once again, the designers at Avon Books have outdone themselves. I mean, are you kidding me with that cover? Yum.
So...I've got a bunch of these to give away...I'm choosing 30 lucky winners from my mailing list to win signed coverflats! Join the mailing list here (I swear I won't spam you) between now and next Wednesday, October 19th to be eligible to win (Added bonus...if you join anytime, ever, you'll get postcards and other goodies from me periodically)!
Feel free to comment below with thoughts, drool, etc. You know I love that. xoxo!