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Update: My DH has done his algorhythmic thing and Anna Bowling is our winner. She’ll be receiving a copy of WAKING UP WITH A RAKE . If you didn’t win, please check out my blog tour itinerary for more chances!

2012 has been a very busy publishing year for me. The last two books of my Touch of Seduction series, TOUCH OF A ROGUE and TOUCH OF A SCOUNDREL were released in February and August, respectively. I love these Victorian era stories with characters who have the ‘gift of touch.’ (It’s the psychic ability to glean information from inanimate objects, and while it’s sometimes helpful, it always comes with a price.)


Touch of a Thief

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Touch of a Rogue

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touch of a Scoundrel by Mia Marlowe

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I’ve heard from so many readers who enjoyed the love stories of Viola and Quinn, Jacob and Julianne, and Devon and Emma. Thank you for taking my books into your heart.

These will be my last Brava titles for the forseeable future. However, I’m thrilled to share that I’ll be writing for Kensington’s Zebra line in 2013! I’ll still be delivering my signature historical romance with a sparkle of magic, but now my books will be available in mass market and affordable ebook formats.

I’m starting a new series called Spirit of the Highlands and, you guessed it, a few of my characters are, shall we say … “corporeally challenged.” That’s right. My Scottish castles are home to more than one meddlesome ghost!

PLAID TO THE BONE will be available in September 2013. It’s the story of an arranged marriage that starts with the bride’s pledge to do away with her new husband. However, once Kait Grant meets Adam Cameron, she begins to have a bit of a re-think about her father’s plans for settling the disagreement between their clans. Nothing comes freely though and their HEA results in an unusual curse on all the folk of Bonniebroch Castle.

The curse has a 300 year deadline, and the last chance for it to be broken comes in PLAID TIDINGS (October 2013). Here’s the back cover copy for that story:

Christmas in the Highlands…

Not any dashing English lord’s idea of a good time. But now that Lord Alexander Mallory has won a Scottish estate in a hand of cards, he is the unlikely laird of the wild, snowy Bonniebroch. Worse yet, the ancient pile of stones comes with a betrothal. To a fiery red-headed virgin. And a curse.

Alex will have his hands full honoring the first, seducing the second and breaking the third … all by Twelfth Night.

The mistress of Scottish romance herself, the fabulous Hannah Howell, has given PLAID TIDINGS a delightful cover quote. I wish I could share the cover art with you, but they are still in the production phase. However, if you check back on my Coming Next page periodically, you’ll see them there first! You’ll also get your first peek at my books for Casablanca (WAKING UP WITH A RAKE is coming in January!) as well as my Rock*It Reads releases.

Waking Up with a Rake

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So now, this is my ‘swan song’ on the Brava blog. I bid my Brava sisters a fond adieu. I wish you all well and will surely see you swimming along in the publishing pond.


What’s your favorite Christmas story?


I have one ARC of WAKING UP WITH A RAKE. Some lucky commenter is going to score an early peek into the first book in the Royal Rakes series. Be sure to check back here on Dec. 11th. I’ll announce the winner then. Good luck!


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