One Month Until Eleven Scandals! First Page & Events!

Exactly one month to go until Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart hits stores! I'm getting that excited-but-also-nervous-OMG-I-might-be-sick feeling that is becoming tragically familiar in the weeks leading up to a book release. BUT! I figure I've kept you all in the dark about Eleven for long enough! I mean, you know who we're dealing with...Juliana Fiori, the Italian, half-sister of Ralston (Nine Rules...) and Nick (Ten Ways...), and her Duke of Disdain, Simon Pearson, the Duke of Leighton.

As a "one month until release day" present, would you like to read the first page of the book?

In retrospect, there were four actions Miss Juliana Fiori should have reconsidered that evening.

First, she likely should have ignored the impulse to leave her sister-in-law’s Autumn ball in favor of the less-cloying, better-smelling and far more poorly-lit gardens of Ralston House.

Second, she very likely should have hesitated when that same impulse propelled her deeper along the darkened paths that marked the exterior of her brother’s home.

Third, she almost certainly should have returned to the house the moment she stumbled upon Lord Grabeham, deep in his cups, half-falling down, and spouting entirely ungentlemanly things.

But, she definitely should not have hit him.

It didn’t matter than he had pulled her close and breathed his hot, whiskey-laden breath upon her, or that his cold, moist lips had clumsily found their way to the high arch of one cheek, or that he suggested that she might like it just as her mother had.

Ladies did not hit people.

At least, English ladies didn’t.

There it is...I hope it whets your appetite!

If so, I hope you'll join me at one of the events that we've got planned for the launch of Eleven Scandals! I'll be on tour in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York City, but for those of you who aren't in those areas, please join me and the FABULOUS Eloisa James for an online, live-streamed chat about books, romance and writing on April 27th at 5pm EST! I'm so excited about this event...I love Eloisa's books, and I can't wait to talk with her about writing and more! Mark your calendars!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 5:00 - 6:30pm
RomanceLIVE! with New York Times Bestsellers Eloisa James & Sarah MacLean!
Join Eloisa and me for a live chat...send in questions through the Avon Facebook page. We will be signing books as part of this webstreamed event! Order yours from WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn!

More events below!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 4:30pm
Neilson Library Browsing Room
Smith College
Panel on the Romance Industry and the evolving romance genre, with Stephanie Dray, Judith Arnold, & May Chen
**Open to the public
Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 7:30pm
author of Cloudy With A Chance of Marriage
WORD Bookstore
126 Franklin St., Brooklyn, New York
(G Train to Greenpoint Avenue)
**Ladyfingers and Champagne, anyone?
Friday, May 6, 2011 – 7pm
471 Angell Street
(401) 331-9097
**Bring your friends for cupcakes, champagne and a girls' night out to celebrate the release of Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart!
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 7pm
Lady Jane's Salon - Special RWA Extravaganza
Madame X
94 W. Houston, New York, NY
(F, M, B or D to Broadway Lafayette)
**Reading from Eleven Scandals!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 5:30 - 7:30pm
Romance Writers of America Annual Conference, 2011
Literacy for Life Signing!
Marriott Marquis Hotel
1535 Broadway
**Sarah will participate in the annual romance signing for RWA. Hundreds of authors will be there...don't miss this one!