Tag: Lord of Secrets

Undertaker’s Mutes (and a little Lord of Secrets news)

by on Feb.19, 2013, under Uncategorized

An undertaker's mute

The undertaker’s mute was a hired mourner who lent an appropriately gloomy air to funeral proceedings.

Today I’m at Romancing the Past, discussing the curious 19th century occupation of undertaker’s mute.

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Also, if you’re one of NetGalley’s “professional readers,” my upcoming release Lord of Secrets is now available for review on the NetGalley site. Click here to request an advance copy.

(If you’re not a professional reader, you can still pre-order Lord of Secrets here.)

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Cover for Lord of Secrets

by on Dec.10, 2012, under Author news, Bookshelf

Lord of Secrets isn’t out yet, but here’s a preview of the book cover.

Cover for Lord of Secrets

Lord of Secrets will be released March 25, 2013.

Carina Press always does a great job with their covers. I’m thrilled with the way it came out and can’t wait for you to read the story.

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Carina to publish Lord of Secrets

by on Jul.22, 2012, under Author news, Bookshelf

I’ve made some passing references to my next regency, but now it’s official: Carina Press will publish Lord of Secrets (that’s the new title) on or about March 25, 2013.

Lord of Secrets is the story of a young woman, Rosalie Whitwell, who’s spent most of her life sailing the globe with her father. When he suffers a fatal heart attack in the middle of the North Atlantic, she turns in her panic to a fellow passenger–the moody, mysterious Lord Deal.

Having witnessed his father’s suicide years before, David Linney, Marquess of Deal, has withdrawn from society, living the life of a recluse. Even so, he’s drawn to his pretty shipmate, like him the victim of family tragedy.

The end of the voyage spurs David to propose. But on their wedding night, Rosalie meets with an unwelcome surprise: her handsome husband is strangely unwilling to consummate the marriage. Is her own lack of allure to blame, or is there some other reason for David’s reluctance? To find the answer, Rosalie must unlock the secret of David’s past.

To view a Pinterest board of the story inspirations, click here.

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