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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Guest Post with Katharine Ashe, Caroline Linden, Miranda Neville, Maya Rodale and Giveaway

The Lady Authors, four historical writers, have gone contemporary with At the Billionaire’s Wedding: As Caroline LindenMaya RodaleKatharine Ashe, and Miranda Neville discovered, writing about the modern era requires a different kind of hero.

Award-winning Katharine Ashe writes lushly intense historical romance with a touch of adventure. She is the author of How To Be a Proper Lady, one of Amazon's Ten Best Romances of 2012, and eight other acclaimed novels set in nineteenth-century Britain. Readers can visit her website and discover how parts of her time-traveling heroine's story are in fact autobiographical (though she refuses to admit precisely which).

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Caroline Linden was born a reader, not a writer. She earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer software before turning to writing fiction. Ten years, eleven books, two Red Sox championships, and one dog later, she has never been happier with her decision. Her books have won the NEC Reader's Choice Beanpot Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, and RWA's RITA. Since she never won any prizes in math, she takes this as a sign that her decision was also a smart one.

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Miranda Neville grew up in England, loving the books of Georgette Heyer and other Regency romances. She now lives in Vermont with her daughter and an immensely talented cat who made a book trailer for her last novel. Her historical romances published by Avon include the popular Burgundy Club series, about Regency book collectors, and the current Wild Quartet. P.S. I Love You was inspired by Cyrano de Bergerac and her very talented fellow authors.

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Maya Rodale began reading romance novels in college at her mother's insistence. She is now the author of numerous smart and sassy historical romance novels. A champion of the romance genre and it's readers, she is also the author of the non-fiction book Dangerous Books For Girls: The Bad Reputation Of Romance Novels, Explained and a co-founder of Lady Jane's Salon, a national reading series devoted to romantic fiction.Maya lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own.

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The Best Laid Planner - Miranda Neville

Harry Compton, the handyman/manager/something at Brampton House is very different from the aristocratic heroes of the Regency. Or is he? All that wedding planner Arwen knows about him is that he is helpful (mostly), good at fixing things (yes!), and uber sexy (YES!). But Harry isn’t being entirely truthful with Arwen, either about the state of the house as a wedding location, or about his identity.

Even if Harry can get Arwen to forgive him, can there be a future for a successful New York wedding planner, dedicated to her career, and a very English … something?

Will You Be My Wi-Fi? - Caroline Linden

Archer Quinn is my favorite of all my heroes, I think. He’s a hardworking lawyer who only goes to the wedding because the groom is his client. And he still has to work the whole week…if only he can find some way to connect to the internet, because Brampton House is having “technical issues.” Fortunately a nearby house has a nice strong wi-fi signal. All Archer has to do is persuade the woman living there to give him the password.

Which Natalie Corcoran does not want to do.

Because she wants peace and quiet to work on her cookbook.

Because other wedding guests are tromping all over her borrowed property.

Because one look at Archer tells her he will not only disturb her peace and ruin her concentration, he could very well rock her entire career-focused life.

The Day it Rained Books - Katharine Ashe

Piers Prescott is Philadelphia’s favorite native son. Handsome and rich, with an old-money family, a million-dollar job, and an office at the top of the city’s tallest skyscraper, he’s every pedigreed socialite’s dream. But Piers doesn’t want a shallow, fortune-hungry woman in his life. He wants Cali Blake, the smart, sweet-hearted library associate whose smile lights up an entire park every Friday morning.

Cali doesn’t know who Piers is, and he likes it that way. Because he has a secret. A big secret that Cali simply must not discover. And this cutthroat businessman isn’t above bending the rules to get what he wants… until Cali shows him a delectably persuasive alternative.

That Moment When You Fall in Love - Maya Rodale

Damien Knightly is a mysterious millionaire media mogul. He's tall, dark, handsome and a modern-day aristocrat. And he's made a stupid wager that he'll get pictures of the bad boy billionaire's wedding before any one else. His precious family heirloom, The London Weekly, a newspaper that's been in the family for hundreds of years, is at stake. Fortunately his girlfriend, the sassy Roxanna Lane, is best friends with the bride and can get him the story. Or can she? Damien is all about keeping business and pleasure separate but in That Moment When You Fall In Love he's forced to choose between winning a wager (and keeping his family business intact) or winning the woman he loves.

Sound familiar? Yes, Damien is descended from Maya’s other Mr. Knightly, the Regency one we met in Seducing Mr. Knightly.

A stately home in the English countryside seems the ideal place for a bad boy billionaire and his bride to tie the knot. Until the Internet fails. And the oven breaks. And paparazzi invade. And police crash the bachelorette party. And four unlikely couples discover that passion never waits for perfection, and happily ever after is just an “I do” away.


The Best Laid Planner by Miranda Neville

Will You Be My Wi-Fi? by Caroline Linden

The Day it Rained Books by Katharine Ashe

That Moment When You Fall In Love by Maya Rodale

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  1. Loved reading At the Duke's Wedding and I can't wait to read this one.

  2. All of these stories sound excellent!

  3. congrats to the ladies on the new release!! Thank you so much for sharign ;)

  4. What a fabulous collection of stories.

  5. Congrats on your new release, ladies! I love your books and enjoyed reading yo9ur bios and about your books. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Thanks for the giveaway. A contemporary setting from Regency authors should be an entertaining read.

  7. Congrats on the latest release! Loved At the Duke's Wedding! Can we (hopefully, please, please, please) expect other group books from you ladies?

  8. look forward to reading the new release!


  9. Thank you all, ladies, and thank you, Dani, for hosting. I can assure you that The Lady Authors are already planning another book for next year!

  10. What made you ladies decide to go contemporary? You don't really see that a lot.

  11. Is it more difficult writing in a different time period?

  12. Beautiful, romantic cover...and what is inside sounds even better!