So, I guess I'll give you the bad news first. The release date for, Kiss Me, O'Malley is going to be held up for a short time. Yeah, I'm kind of bummed about it too. However, I think my publisher has it right.
See, I never intended for The O'Malleys to be an ongoing series, it just sort of happened. One book led to another and another until I'd written 7 books. The characters took on a life of their own and each time I thought I was done, I wasn't. In fact, I'm still not.
Because I didn't intend to write so many books, they never got connected. In other words, branded, so that readers could tell simply by the cover that the books were part of something bigger. They also had no way of knowing which order to read the books in. Over time, and with the release of each new novel, it got more and more confusing.
Now Blushing Books is going to fix the problem by giving the books new covers which will clearly state they are part of the series and they'll be numbered! So it's like a free make-over. Same novels, same characters, but a new image.
I'm not sure how long this will take, but we're all working very hard on it. Changing Her Mind, The O'Malleys, Book 1, will be free when everything is up and running. They are also going to move the books from Erotic to Romance. You see, I think I'm pretty hot, well not me exactly, but my stories. They have a box on their submission form and I'm always checking "X". I'm pretty sure someone is laughing at me when they see this and they always, always move me down a couple of boxes.
I'm not apologizing. I write from my heart and while there is sex and a bit of kink, they are love stories first and foremost. They are about families, and commitment. There is almost always someone getting married, about to get married or newly married. I can't seem to help it. I want everyone to be happy. There are children and babies, arguments and naughty wives and lots of handsome, frustrated men who believe that sometimes there is nothing left to do but pull their ladies over their knees.
And there are women, lots of funny, feisty, opinionated woman who find it very difficult to mind what their men say, even when it's obviously for their own good. This leads to conflict and of course, sweet and sexy resolution.
So, there it is in a nutshell. I'll let you know as soon as I have a new date, but I expect it to be early October. In the meantime, I'll get back to work on Colleen and Noah's story. Readers have been asking about it for a long time and I'm thrilled to finally be able to bring it to them. It's going to be part of another double story about them and an independent little cousin from Ireland who causes quite quandary for a certain Sargent. Even I can hardly wait to see what kind of trouble she gets into.
Oh, this book sounds delicious. I haven't read it yet, but it's going on my list TBR as soon as I'm done sharing!
Book two of her Victorian Melodrama’s: Amanda
A minx of mischievous disposition is unwittingly drawn into the deeply shadowed life of Victorian London. Amanda Beresford uncovers the dark deeds of a man that society trusts. This is a girl with a love of the simple pleasures in life. Amanda soon discovers the adult delight of having not one, but two handsome admirers. Each man compelling in a different way; one is as light as the other is dark but which of these two gentlemen represents good and which evil?
Join Amanda as she moves from the freedom of her light hearted girlhood into the darker confusion of full womanhood while living in the hypocritical era of Victorian England. A place where ladies cover their piano’s legs for fear of being considered indecent, while their husbands, at the other end of town, are fondling the real thing!
Vanessa Brooks brings us another of her popular historical novels – a melodrama that delves under the polite veneer of Victorian society.
DISCLAIMER: This book is intended for adults only. It contains elements of power exchange, dubious consent, discipline, explicit sexual scenes. If any of these elements offend you, please do not purchase this book.
He drew her hand to his lips, pushing her glove away from her pale inner wrist. He leant forward as though to place a kiss on that tender spot but instead, nipped her soft white flesh sharply. She squealed, shocked, smartly withdrawing her hand, she cradled it glaring at him furiously. “How dare you!”
“Oh I dare. Perhaps you believe me now? I’m American but not always the gentleman. I fought beside my father in the civil war and that iniquitous fight changed me. Like my Maine Coon cat you will find me unpredictable. We Americans are made of wilder, sterner stuff than your tame Englishmen.
About The Author:
International bestselling author Vanessa Brooks lives in Sussex England. She has a lifelong love of history, most especially English and American. She has written a couple of western tales, one notably for the Red Petticoat series which was such a huge success in America. Her Georgian series, Masterful Husbands, set in the 1700's also proved highly successful both sides of the Atlantic.
Vanessa’s novels are generally historically based; she has a knack of bringing an authenticity to the era in which her novels are set. Vanessa carefully researches each time period and strives to ensure that any historical facts she uses are correct.
More importantly, she writes entertaining books for her readers to enjoy. She includes passion adventure, romance and domestic discipline, de rigueur within the eras of her popular novels.
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