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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sealed With a Kiss Event - Shana Galen


Shana Galen is the bestselling author of fast-paced adventurous Regency historicals, including the RT Reviewers’ Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Booklist says “Galen expertly entwines espionage-flavored intrigue with sizzling passion,” and RT Bookreviews calls her “a grand mistress of the action/adventure subgenre.” She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston's inner city. Now she writes full time. She’s happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making.

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Andrew Booth-Payne is the Earl of Darlington and the Darling of the Ton. He’s been pining after the renowned courtesan, Juliette (otherwise known as the Duchess of Dalliance) since they first met, but she’s never shown the slightest interest in him.

In the meantime, Juliette’s friend and fellow courtesan, Lily Dawson (the Countess of Charm) has been madly in love with Andrew and just waiting for him to notice her.

When Juliette unexpectedly falls in love with and married the Duke of Pelham, Andrew over-imbibes and writes a letter and poem he rather wishes he could forget.


But the letter and poem are not delivered to Juliette. They are intercepted by Lily.


Check out Andrew and Lily's love story in Sapphire's Are an Earl's Best Friend


What better disguise for a secret agent than that of a courtesan?

Lily Dawson, dubbed the Countess of Charm, is a spy working for the Crown to uncover a traitor.

Andrew Booth-Payne, Earl of Darlington, wants to hate Lily for taking up with his father, but something about Lily intrigues him.

When he discovers there is more to her flirtation than greed, he knows he must help her uncover a traitor. Even if that traitor is his own father…

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 Check out what's up for grabs.

Up For Grabs:
  • 1 ARC copy of Sapphire's Are an Earl's Best Friend

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105 comments :

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    1. Love having you come by. Thanks for sharing these great letters. =)

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  2. you cannot walk past your covers without picking them up and giving them a new home. :)

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    1. We don't want them to be orphans, Barbara!

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  3. What I like the most about Shana's writing is that she sticks to the mores of the era. It never feels like 21st century characters plopped into a historical setting just because it looks good. I just adore her Lord and Lady Spy series. I find it a bit amusing that she has chosen gems for her book titles, because her books really are gems.

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    1. Thanks! And I do try to stick to the "rules" of the period.

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  4. Already pre-ordered (on 1/6/14) and can't wait for release date!! Love your books, Shana.

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  5. Ode to a Diamond is awesome!
    Loved Lily's response!!
    You should post these letters on the website! Just love them!

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    1. I will, Sue. Right now they are a RFTC exclusive!

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  6. That was a rather bad poem!
    Love your books Shana, especially Lord & Lady Spy.

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    1. Yes, Andrew should avoid poetry--and drink!

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  7. Shana is one of my auto-buy authors. I've read many of her books and still have others waiting in the wings on my TBR shelf. Love this Jewels of the Ton series...it's the best yet.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! You have been such a long-time reader.

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  8. Lily's letter is amazing, especially the PS
    I can't wait to read the book!

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    1. Poor Lily! That really is an awful letter to have to read through.

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    2. He deserves to be punched in the face for sure.

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  9. Can't wait to read this!

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  10. Shana, your books are a must read for me. I've read the other books in the series, and would love to read this. Those letters cracked me up, and I can't wait to see what happens.

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    1. Thanks, Diane! I promise Andrew grows up a bit.

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  11. I love your books!! The fertility of an authors mind never ceases to amaze me!!

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    1. Necessity is the mother of invention, Betty!

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  12. I"m like so excited for this book! Lily has been so secretive about her life and then bam she used her skills in finding Fallon if I'm correct from book 2. That just made me want to know her more. Can't wait for it's release. And Darlington...he needs to forget this infatuation with Juliette

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    1. He grows up, Sandy. he might need a little prodding :-)

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  13. Pre-ordered. Cannot wait to read it!

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  14. I pre-ordered and cannot wait for my book to arrive! The Jewels of the Ton series has quickly become my favorite historical series. I'm still crazy in love with Fitzhugh!
    I adore all of the characters in this series & will be sad to see it end.

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    1. Wow! Thanks, Michelle. I did love Warrick, though Will from DIAMOND is my fave.

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  15. I'm so excited to see what happens next in the Jewels of the Ton series. I have it pre-ordered. ;-)

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    1. Thank you for the pre-order! I hope all of you sent proof to get your gift and the epilogue.

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  16. Lily sounds like a funny girl! Love the sarcasm!

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    1. Well, she can either laugh or cry at poor Darlington. She chooses to laugh.

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  17. Always love your books Shana... And your Heroes and Heroines are always so charming, sassy and intriguing.

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen! That's very sweet of you to say.

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  18. This is just the best! Witty response on her part, but does anyone else catch the actual hurt that she might not of known she gave away in that responding letter? Hopefully, she doesn't go through too much heartache throughout the whole, but I guess really there wouldn't be much of a story to write if something isn't quite right. Can't wait to read their story and find out. Nicely done Shana! :)

    Constant Reader

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    1. Well, I caught it, Amy. And yes, if everything was great, the book would end pretty quickly. They both learn a lot during the story.

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  19. Sounds like it will be quite a journey for Andrew and Lily to get together!

    Mary D.

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    1. Definitely, Mary! It was a fun book, though. Not all of them are--for me, anyway.

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  20. Buahaha! I love her reply to him. I get to read this one for a review soon and I'm looking forward to it more than ever. Thanks!

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  21. Hi Shana! Always love your books--can't wait to read this one. Poor Lily--I hope she gives Andrew a lot of prodding--it sounds like he needs it. Hope you are having a good winter where you guys are. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks, Sandy. I can't say Lily takes it too easy on Andrew, but he's a smart guy. Our winter hasn't been too bad. Not like some parts of the country!

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  22. I love Lily! :) She sounds great. I hope Andrew has to beg and beg before lily accepts him.

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  23. Hi Shana!

    I love your books and wanted to let anyone who hasn't had the pleasure of reading some of your earlier books that your Sons of the Revolution books are aon sales at Amazon and their all tucked into one bundle at a great price!

    I always love your stories and they've made me laugh and made me cry and I always look forward to the "happily ever after" I know will come - even if it does take the hero and heroine to overcome all odds to get there!

    I'm so excited that we only have to wait a little while for Sapphires are an Earl's Best Friend and was wondering if you could give us at least a hint of what your working on for your next release!

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    1. Thanks for sharing that, Jeanne. I do love bundles. You can get the whole series for less. Right now I'm working on copyedits for the last Lord and Lady Spy book, LOVE AND LET SPY.

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  24. Hi Shana! :) I'm both happy to read Darlington's book and sad as it's the end of this series, which has a great theme and was really fun to read. :)

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    1. Thanks! You might see him again, though...

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  25. can't wait for release date!!

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  26. congrats to Shana on the new release! Love your books and this new series sounds fantastic!! Thanks for whetting our reading appetites with these fun letters :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Erin. Danielle always has such fun events at the blog.

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  27. Shana, I so love your stories. Do you find it hard to come up with ideas or is your brain being bombarded all the time?

    Sue P - suepete12atyahoodotcom

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    1. Hey Sue. It depends. Sometimes I have a couple great ideas, and sometimes I feel like I'm really reaching. Lately, I've had ideas, which is great.

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  28. love your books; love those letters enticing us to read

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  29. Shana, I've loved all your previous stories, so I know I will love this one when I get a chance to read it! Thanks so much for your writing and for this post. jdh2690@gmail.com

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  30. Hi, Shana! I love your books! I have read both WHEN YOU GIVE A DUKE A DIAMOND and IF YOU GIVE A RAKE A RUBY, and loved them. Am looking forward to Lily's story now.

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  31. The book sounds good and I love the cover.

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    1. I love the cover too, Lori. It's my favorite of the series.

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  32. I loved the spy books and just started on the jewels. Can't wait to read it the covers are just beautiful

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    1. Thanks, Sheryl. My publisher does great covers.

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  33. How did you decide which gems to use in your book title?

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    1. I wish I had a really great answer for that, but the titles were given to me for the most part. I had to work the gems in. It's sort of backwards, and not a very romantic answer, right?

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  34. Sounds like an amazing read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. You have some of the most beautiful covers out there. I love the subject and the bold, bright colors.

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    1. The blue is really striking. I can't wait to get my hands on a real copy.

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  36. Eeekkk!!! These two are too adorable!!! I can not wait to see what is in store for them! Mostly for Darlington to come to his senses but all the more, I'm excited!

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    1. Thanks, kipha! I can't wait for it to be March :-)

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  37. I loved the first two books in this series and can't wait for the next one!

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  38. Great letters! Your books sound wonderful. :)

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    1. Thanks so much. Good luck in the giveaway.

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  39. What a fun poem! Looks like Lily is a pretty snarky girl!

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    1. Oh, for sure. But Andrew is kind of annoying, right?

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  40. Shana, love your books. I've only read the first in this series but will definitely be reading the rest. Loved the letters.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Thanks, Carol, and you don't have to read any in the series for this one to make sense. It stands alone.

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  41. Poor Andrew. He really needs some lessons in writing poetry - as well as in reading women! Loved, loved, loved the letters. :-) Thanks, Shana!

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  42. I really enjoyed the letters. This sounds like a fun read!

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    1. Thank you, jmcgaugh. The letters were fun to write.

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  43. Andrew's "Ode to A Diamond" just cracked me up (he really needs some help with writing poetry!) and I just love Lily's letter in response. I can't wait to read how Andrew is going to come to his senses!

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    1. Well, his poetry does not improve, but he does come to his senses. Thanks, Anita!

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  44. Beautiful book cover and very interesting description of the story.

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  45. Hi Shana, thanks for sharing the letters, I'm really intrigued with Lily and Andrew's story! I can't wait to read their romance. What do you have coming up after the Jewels of the Ton series?

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    1. Hey, Ada! After SAPPHIRES is the last book in my Lord and Lady Spy series, LOVE AND LET SPY. That releases in August.

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  46. Thanks for the letters. It gives the reader a glimpse into personalities of the h/h.

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  47. Wonderful cover! :)
    Can't wait to read this book :)

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