Good morning. I'm so glad you could make it to the Internet Book Fair Blogfest. Thank you to M.A. Leslie for hosting. This is such a spectacular idea, and I'm so glad to be a part of it.
On my side bar you will see the covers for the two books I have on sale now at Amazon in Kindle.
Here is a little information on THE LADY'S FATE. (Available for $2.99)
Lady Violet Flowers has only one Season to find a husband. Raised in the Queen’s household, Violet is elevated in rank, yet overlooked by society for having no dowry. Violet is petrified she’ll bring disgrace to her mother’s name in not making a good match, if any.
The widowed Marquess of Haverlane needs to find the perfect nanny for his beloved daughter, Jane. Fortunate for Haverlane, when the very plump, but very pretty Lady Violet rescues Jane from almost drowning, the solution to his problem stands before him. Ensconced at his country estate, Haverlane and Violet’s only means of communication is through correspondence, which leads to an amiable affection.
Unwilling to think of Violet as more than a nanny, a surprising Christmas kiss compels Haverlane to look at her in a whole new light, and she at him. However, Parliamentary demands made upon his time keep them both a safe distance from temptation.
As the Season begins, an old flame emerges from Haverlane’s past and attempts to rekindle that fire. Violet is bereft and knows things cannot remain as they are. She accepts an offer for her hand, even though Haverlane is the only one she wants. By the time Haverlane realizes Violet is the woman he has been waiting for, not only for himself, but for his daughter as well, it may be too late. Haverlane must now do what Violet has dreaded most – bring scandal to her mother’s house to try to win her back.
Here's a review from Amazon --
I felt like I was reading one of the classics. Gallagher has done her research and The Lady's fate reads just as if it were written back in Austen's day. But she gives us a new set of characters to examine, and even though they're playing by the same set of Regency rules, the plot takes fresh, unpredictable turns.
The relationship between Violet and Haverlane takes time to develop, but their electricity is immediate, even before things get physical. Patience is rewarded with some of the steamiest kisses I've ever read---you know, the kind where you go back to read them again...and again, just to make sure you didn't miss anything. I think the attraction's even more intriguing because up until the very end, it's unclear if/how it can progress.
The characters are all well-defined and interesting, even those who are infuriating. My favorite is Lady Olivia in all her obstinate, noble, cane-thumping glory. I finished this book knowing I'd like to spend more time with them, so I look forward to more from this author---particularly in the "Reluctant Grooms" series.
Second Review for The Lady's Fate from Amazon --
From the Jane Austen-esque prose to the twisting and turning plot, The Lady's Fate is a charming and engaging romance. Gallagher knows how to take a trope and give it a unique slant, building tension and longing that make Haverlane and Violet's story hard to put down. Through the ups and downs of their blossoming relationship, Gallagher keeps us guessing until the end. A delightful read for Regency Romance lovers!
And the blurb for A WIFE FOR WINSBARREN (which is a short story available for $.99) is on my sidebar, along with descriptions of my forthcoming books. If you'd like a sneak peek at my first pages, they are under my header.
For a little more from THE DUKE'S DIVORCE, scroll down to yesterday as I have just posted an excerpt from Chapter Five.
Thank you all so much for stopping by today. Have a great time at the Book Fair.