Lady Jane – Up for Pre-Order – September 16th Release Date

 

reggia di casertaLady Jane is up for pre-order at all major retailers.  Enjoy!  It is a scandalous hot read, with a little more action in the bedroom than I normally write.

Jane Cavanagh possesses the most scandalous reputation in London. With an ample allowance from her father, she’s able to live a lifestyle of autonomy. She answers to no one regarding her choices in life. For entertainment, she engages male companionship, enjoying multiple sexual trysts without an ounce of guilt. After a few months with a man, she moves to the next, leaving scattered victims of broken hearts strewn across the social landscape. Her motto is no love, no babies, and no marriage.

When someone from her past returns into her life, Jane is sent into a tizzy of emotions she would rather not face. In a shattering display of spilled champagne, she comes face-to-face with Colonel Matthew Rutland, a decorated war hero and widower. If it wasn’t for him, she might have turned out to be a different woman altogether. After a few painful interactions, it becomes obvious they both have unfinished business that needs resolving. Jane, however, isn’t keen on settling anything with the man who cruelly discarded her to pursue a military career.

Pre-Order at these retailers:  Amazon  Apple Books    Kobo    Nook

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Lady Jane – Research

Brisé fan depicting The Battle of the Nile,1798
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Like all my books, I research.  Frankly, I enjoy it because it gives me a deeper depth of the background of my stories.  Rather than posting separate posts, I thought I would do a quick reference that includes some of the background information.

If you come across anything in the storyline that makes you wonder, please feel free to follow the links and find answers!

 

Lady Jane (Regency Era – In Progress)

reggia di casertaLady Jane is my fourth “Lady of Disgrace” set in the Regency era. This is my first attempt to write Regency, so I’ve had to pull out my book, “Jane Austen for Dummies” written by Joan Klingel Ray, the President of the Jane Austen Society of North America, for research purposes.

Each time I write a book, it is a different experience. My first book, I was filled with dread and self-doubt. My second book, I dreamed a lot about it. My third book turned into a “what if” scenario and the story unfolded. After that, I wrote three more books in my Legacy Series, and my subsequent “Ladies of Disgrace” books and “Romance with a Kiss of Suspense” books.

As a general rule, I don’t plot. I hate outlining. I’m a panster, which is the type of writer who starts with a premise or theme and then writes from the seat of my pants. The story leads my imagination, or I like to think, it’s a muse dragging me along on a journey.  Some books come easy, while others are like pulling teeth–a slow and painful process.

Lady Jane has been a flood of inspiration.  I started it five days ago and now have it half finished at fourteen chapters.  To add to the oddity of it, I really love the story.  As an author, you often have favorites among the books you write and not so favorites too.  Lady Jane is turning out to be one of my favorites.  There are complex characters, with interesting backstories, and important journeys they each must take to find happiness. It’s a bit scandalous and will have a high heat level in the sex scenes.  Though it’s in the Regency era, it’s going to be a bit far from the Jane Austen type purity. If you’ve read the others, most of my ladies, even though disgraced, have been pretty tame in comparison.

I’m shooting for a fall release.  In the meantime, I’ll be posting some tidbits on research as I have done for this era.  Stay tuned!

Enjoy the new cover.  Also, all the Ladies of Disgrace covers are being revamped to match the above branding.

All my best,

Vicki

Readers’ Favorite – 5 Star Review

 

A few months ago, Lady Grace received a five-star review from Readers’ Favorite.  Today I received an email that my review had been posted for Lady Charlotte and am happy to report another five stars.  You can read the review at this LINK.

If you’ve read any of the three books of the series, please leave reader reviews as well.  Here is a link to one of my blog posts about the importance of reviews for authors and how a few words help.  READ HERE

Thanks so much for following this blog and reading about my ladies of disgrace.

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