The next book in my music-themed Historical Romances, Mistress of Melody, is now on pre-order! Release date is December 17th, but you can purchase it now and have it delivered to your device or email on the 17th, just in time for an early holiday present to yourself.
She is filled with wild passion… Jessamyn Lovell, the “Gypsy Violinist,” is the newest musical sensation among the ton, but she and her sister are caught in the grip of an unscrupulous uncle, who uses her performances as a cover for his crimes.
He has scoured the recklessness from his soul… The Earl of Silverton, Morgan Trevethwick, has spent ten years restoring his family’s reputation in the wake of scandal–and it has taken every ounce of his self control.
Together, they will be one another’s ruin… When danger looms, Jessa risks everything to seek Morgan’s help. He cannot refuse a woman in distress, though she threatens to overturn the future he has worked so hard to secure. Even worse, she relights a fire in his heart–one he had thought extinguished forever.
I’ll be at Emerald City Writer’s Conference this weekend, signing books at the Bookfair with a lot of other fabulous authors, from 4:30-6:30 on Saturday, October 18th, at the Bellevue Westin. I’ll have lots of goodies for readers, and my newest releases in Romance and Fantasy. Come by and say hello!
I’m thrilled to announce that Sonata for a Scoundrel is going into audio! The incredibly talented Hollis McCarthy is doing the narration, and the audiobook should be for sale by mid October.
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I’m thrilled to announce that Sonata for a Scoundrel is a 2014 RITA nominee for Best Historical Romance. This is the most prestigious romance award out there, and this is the first year they were open to self-published books. It’s very exciting that my indie title has been selected as a finalist.
The awards ceremony is a very glitzy, Oscar-style event held at the RWA National Conference – this year on Saturday, July 26 in San Antonio, TX. I’ll be there – but I have to get a fancy dress, first!
In other news, Sonata is also the 5th place winner in Historical Romance for the Write Touch Reader’s Award.
My RITA-nominated newest romance, SONATA FOR A SCOUNDREL, is part of a wonderful multi-author e-book bundle, available for a *limited time only* at StoryBundle!
Get 9 fantastic romance e-books at one low pay-what-you-want price, plus support three great causes! As its name implies, this specially-assembled bundle takes you through the past, present and future, which means romance fans of all types will find something to enjoy here. Includes titles by ML Buchman, Dean Wesley Smith, Kristine Grayson, Terry Spear, Kay Stockham, and Karen L. McKee. Seven terrific authors, one low price! Head over to StoryBundle – you won’t want to miss this one~
A COUNTESS FOR CHRISTMAS only .99 cents at the following retailers!
Miss Cecilia Fairfax dreads the upcoming holidays. Between caring for her elderly father and managing a household barely out of mourning, she has no time for the softer things in life.
Liam Barrett, the Earl of Tarrick, is certain he will not accept Marcus Fairfax’s invitation to spend Christmas at the Fairfax family’s estate – and the man’s tales of a resident ghost have nothing to do with his decision.
Of all the blessings of the season, sometimes the most unexpected is love…
“A perfect Regency Christmas story.” -Kristine Grayson, award-winning author/editor
“A sugary Christmas treat for those who love romance…Among the standouts, Anthea Lawson’s traditional Regency story, A Countess for Christmas.” -Publisher’s Weekly on the Christmas Ghosts anthology
Whether in the 19th century, or our own, everyone experiences both the delight and the stress of the winter holidays. I wanted to write about a heroine valiantly holding everything together, and a hero blind to his own charm, who find their way to the perfect heart of the season. I hope you enjoy their story.
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As the nights deepen toward winter, a particular type of seasonal story starts hitting shelves – the Christmas romance. I have a story in a new anthology titled Christmas Ghosts, that’s part of the Fiction River series. My Regency-set tale in the collection was called a “standout” by Publisher’s Weekly, but, truly, every story in the anthology is wonderful.
It’s not too early to grab a copy (available in both e-book and print at all retailers and some bookstores), cuddle up with a cup of hot chocolate, and dive into some terrific tales of the holiday season~
“A sugary Christmas treat for those who love romance.” —Publisher’s Weekly
“The beloved Victorian Christmas ghost storytelling tradition continues to thrive in modern day, and this multi-genre anthology of short stories is proof. Cuddle up next to a crackling fire with some holiday music playing softly in the background, and lose yourself in eight amazing Christmas stories by a gang of super-talented, cross-genre authors. Not only are they heartwarming, but they incorporate mystery, science fiction, romance and ghosts! A few tend to be more animated than others, but each one is special, and guaranteed to jingle someone’s bells.” —RT Book Reviews
“In this latest volume of an anthology series from WMG’s Fiction River imprint, best-selling authors (Mary Jo Putney and Carole Nelson Douglas) and rising stars (M.L. Buchman, Anthea Lawson, and others) present a wide selection of romantic stories, from Regency to romantic suspense to paranormal, all set during the Christmas season and featuring some form of a ghost. VERDICT: This title offers eight original love stories that will give romance readers several satisfying happy endings.” —Library Journal
I’ll be in the Seattle area a couple times this fall. Come and say hello!
OCTOBER 19th – Emerald City Writer’s Conference Book Fair
4:30-6:30 at the Bellevue Westin, 3rd floor, with MANY other fabulous authors! Come buy a book, get it signed, and grab some chocolate.
NOVEMBER 2nd – NW Bookfest at NW University, Kirkland
9-10:15 am (I know! Bring coffee…) Panel on Connecting Authors & Readers via Digital Platforms
I’m thrilled that Library Journal has given Sonata for a Scoundrel a starred review!
“Mesmerizing and addictive … this highly engrossing read will keep historical fiction fans clamoring for more.” Read the complete review below~
Lawson, Anthea. Sonata for a Scoundrel. Fiddlehead. 2013. 272p. ebk. ISBN 9781301757350. $3.99. HISTORICAL ROMANCE
ves in two worlds—a family life of deteriorating poverty and an invisible world where music flows from her pencil to the page. Her compositions keep her father, brother, and their maid from starvation but nothing more. Each piece is sold under her the name of her brother, Nicholas Becker, an outstanding pianist whose recent fit of melancholy prevents him from attracting paying students. Entranced with the compositions of Nicholas Becker, virtuoso violinist Darien Reynard offers Nicholas a high-paying position as an accompanist and composer for his next tour. Nicholas arranges for Clara to join him on the tour, and the siblings work to keep Darien unaware of their deception. Relegated to the background, Clara sees her works inspire Darien to new heights of fame and glory. What she doesn’t see is how their mutual attraction inspires the truest music of all: love.
Verdict Mesmerizing and addictive, Lawson’s (All He Desires) Sonata blends elements of music fact with a sensual mix of historical fiction. Readers will identify with the accomplished but invisible Clara, who sacrifices professional recognition and love for the financial welfare of her family. Darien is a man of unrepentant passions and talent, qualities that will entice readers onward through the book. Balancing the elements of a good story with the sights and sounds of the music world in 1830s Europe, this highly engrossing read will keep historical fiction fans clamoring for more.