Friday, July 17, 2015

New covers & re-releases coming soon

Stay tuned! As I regain the rights to the books I released with my old publisher, I'll be re-releasing them with new covers and bonus material.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

One door closes, another opens

As you can see, it’s been some time since I've posted here on the blog. 2014 was a strange, busy year for me. At times sad, at times wonderful, other times frustrating and confusing, 2014 certainly kept me on my toes. It was a year of a great deal of change too as I became a mother for the first time and faced the hard yet inescapable truth that my publisher is no longer a good fit for me professionally.

Contrary to previous announcements, you will not find any new books from me with Ellora’s Cave in 2015 or ever again. I had many positive experiences with EC, worked with a number of wonderful people and was able to see my work reviewed by RT Magazine twice in the years I published with EC, which was and will always be a highlight of my career. This parting of ways saddens me but it also energizes me, because it opens the door to new, previously unconsidered possibilities.

Some of my series with EC are unfinished, and I still plan to complete them all one day if I’m able and the rights to the already released books in those series are returned to me. In the mean time, I’m beginning to work on some new projects that I’m quite excited about. I hope to share more soon.

Thank you to all my readers for your support over the years. It’s been a wild ride so far, and it’s definitely not over. I wish you all a happy and healthy 2015, and I’ll see you next year.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Reckless Need releasing April 2

There's another release on the horizon, and this time it's an erotic historical romance and #3 in the Heart's Temptation Series. Book 1, A Mad Passion, and Book 2, Rebel Love, are both available now. And while those two are both Blush books, I want to assure my readers who love super sexy reads that even though they're not considered erotic, these two books are super sexy as well. They're definitely not the closed bedroom door variety of romance.

And let me apologize in advance for the lack of italics on the book titles. Maybe you didn't notice, but I did and it's driving me nuts but I'm writing this post on my iPad thanks to my current status as a bed restee and the iPad is NOT cooperating.

But enough of my OCD. Let's talk about Reckless Need, Book 3. It's the steamy love story of Tia and her sexy duke Heath. Tia is a widow who's happy with her station in life. Until a handsome duke sweeps her into his arms at a house party and ends up kissing her senseless. Not to mention undoing a few of her buttons. Heath has a painful past and Tia has a broken heart, but they're drawn to each other in a way they've never experienced before. Before they know it, they're swept up in passion and courting scandal and on their way to their own happily ever after.

I hope you'll give it a try when it releases on April 2 from Ellora's Cave. That's this week, in case you were wondering. And also in case you were wondering, Book 1 is the story of Cleo and Thornton (Cleo is Tia's sister) and Book 2 is the story of Thornton's sister Bella and best friend Jesse. Tia appears in both books, and now she's finally getting her own.

In the mean time, I'm hard at work on Book 3 in the Wicked Husbands series, Her Reformed Rake. As I've mentioned here on the blog before, the hero of Her Reformed Rake, the Earl of Ravenscroft, appears in two different series. He's in Book 1 of Heart's Temptation, A Mad Passion, and Book 2 of Wicked Husbands, Her Lovestruck Lord. So if you'd like to catch a glimpse of him before he gets his own happily ever after, look for him there. Kind of confusing, but I like to intertwine my series in various ways.

Until my next post, happy reading and try not to behave too much.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Loved Up Releases Soon

A week from tomorrow is release day for Loved Up, the first book in my new contemporary erotic romance series. After writing a bunch of historicals in a row, I decided that no matter how much I love the late Victorian era, I needed a change of pace. The idea for Loved Up popped into my head between books, and I ran with it.

The series revolves around the four sexy Taylor brothers, who all live in coastal Maryland in a fictional town called Atlantic. If you read any of the books in the Love's Second Chance series, you’ll recognize this cozy small town that’s loosely based on a real-life area of Maryland’s eastern shore near and dear to my heart.

I hope you’ll give Kassie and Jax’s sexy story a try and let me know what you think!

And now, because it's been winter here on the east coast for the past 10 years (or at least it feels that way), here's a gratuitous beach picture. It happens to be the same beach in Loved Up, so I guess it's not entirely gratuitous.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Her Lovestruck Lord Excerpt Tour + Giveaway


Next week, I’ll be kicking off the virtual tour for Her Lovestruck Lord courtesy of Goddess Fish Promotions. Stop by for exclusive excerpts and your chance to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Here's the rundown of where I'll be and when:

Jan 20 The Official Beth Owyn Blog
Jan 21 The Racy Raconteur
Jan 21 Author Rose Wynters
Jan 22 TBQ's Book Palace
Jan 23 Buried Under Romance
Jan 23 Katherine Givens
Jan 24 Books on Silver Wings
Jan 27 Long and Short Reviews
Jan 28 Rachel Leigh
Jan 29 Dena Garson - Real... Hot... Romance
Jan 30 Punya Reviews...
Jan 31 I Heart Romance

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Rebel Love releases 1/23 + exclusive excerpt

This month is finally release month for the long-awaited second book in my Heart’s Temptation Series, Rebel Love. (Book 1, A Mad Passion, has been out for quite some time, and it’s the story of an old love rekindled between Cleo and the Marquis of Thornton. If you haven’t yet snatched it up, you can find it here and just about anywhere.) Rebel Love is the story of Thornton’s sister, Bella, and his best friend Jesse Whitney, who also happens to be a Confederate Civil War veteran.

Writing Rebel Love was a long and intense process for me. I’ve been a Civil War nerd for over half my life. The first romance novel I ever wrote (never to be seen by the world) was set during the Civil War. So was the second (also never to be seen by the world). Having the opportunity to bring the drama and scars of the Civil War to Victorian England was amazing for me.

In anticipation of its release, I’m posting an exclusive excerpt from Rebel Love below. And, just in case you’re wondering, Book #3, Reckless Need, is currently underway and should be completed soon.

Excerpt:

She was curious once again and drawn to him as ever. “Why do you insist on acting as though you are unfit? You know as well as I that if you were a scoundrel, my brother would never have been your steadfast friend for all these years.”

“Not a scoundrel, perhaps, but a man who has seen too much of life.” His expression hardened, his eyes glittering like polished jet. “I’ve been through a war. It changes a body in ways you can’t comprehend, in ways I don’t want you to comprehend.”

He seemed so alone in that moment her heart physically hurt inside her chest. She could only imagine what he’d seen in his lifetime. She knew the War Between the States had been devastating. It was too much for one man to bear alone. She yearned to reach out to him, give him solace.

She drew closer to Mr. Whitney, the hem of her dress brushing his trousers. Bella looked up at him, marveling at how handsome and elegant a figure he cut. “Did you ever think that perhaps I am not so foolish and na├»ve as you suppose? You may confide in me.”

He lowered his forehead to hers, breathing deeply. “You are too good. I could never burden your pretty head with the horrors I’ve seen.”

“Nonsense.” She traced his hard, bristled jaw. “You cannot forever be a man alone.”

She didn’t wait for his response. This time, she kissed him. She knew little still of what to do, only that she longed to feel his lips hot and insistent over hers. His mouth was at first immobile. She pressed her lips tentatively to his as he had done to her.

His arms suddenly came around her, crushing her frame to his. To Bella, it seemed as if she had tipped over a kerosene lantern in a barn full of dry summer’s hay. He was a passionate fire, ready to consume her. She came to life with his ardor, a steady ache building low in her belly. Their tongues tangled. He tasted once more of the coffee he must have consumed at breakfast and he smelled like himself, man and leather and something indefinably compelling.

The kiss deepened, his tongue sliding wetly into her mouth. She moaned, pressing herself into him, wanting more. His large hands settled first on her wasp waist and then slid upward to the swell of her bodice. He cupped her breasts through the barrier of her stiff, tight-laced corset. She was suddenly aware her dress fastened up the back with nearly thirty buttons. Drat her ninny-headed fashion.

Neither of them heard the library door click open and remained unaware of the surprised witness to their romantic tableau until a shocked gasp intruded on their passion.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Six Degrees of Heart's Temptation & Wicked Husbands

Her Lovestruck Lord (from Wicked Husbands) just released and Rebel Love (from Heart’s Temptation) releases next month, but did you know how these two series are connected? I bet you don’t, but you’re about to find out.


The Heart’s Temptation series started out with A Mad Passion, and a certain scandalous lord, The Earl of Ravenscroft, first appeared in that book. He’s absent from Book #2 Rebel Love and by the time Book #3 rolls around (Reckless Need, which I’m currently writing and should be released in late spring/early summer), he’ll already be married.


But when did he get his happily ever after? That’s where the Wicked Husbands series comes in. He also appears in Book #2, Her Lovestruck Lord, but it isn’t until Book #3, Her Reformed Rake, that he will meet his match in a feisty American heiress. This book is in the planning stages, but it too should be released this summer.

Kind of like the Kevin Bacon thing, right?

Anyway, I’m putting together a virtual book tour for Her Lovestruck Lord in January. There will be a giveaway involved, so be sure to check back soon for more information.