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!
A multi-author e-book boxed set featuring ten sizzling full length historical romances from ten bestselling, award-winning authors. Fall in love with fabulous tales of intrigue, suspense, wit, and passion featuring dukes, rogues, alpha heroes…and the women who can’t resist them. JUST $.99 from July 27 – Sept. 21—then it disappears FOREVER! Scoop it up at the following retailers:
Scoundrel Ever After by Darcy Burke – Once upon a time there was a very bad boy who met a very nice girl….
Lady of Pleasure by Delilah Marvelle (RT Award-winning author) - Educating a man in the art of love takes time. Lots of it.
Sonata for a Scoundrel by Anthea Lawson (RITA nominated author) - Passion and secrets simmer against the glittering backdrop of 19th century musical celebrity.
To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield by Bronwen Evans (USA Today Bestselling author) - What’s a lady to do when a notorious rake wins her estate in a game of cards?
Undone by Lila DiPasqua – One steamy, emotionally charged retelling of Rapunzel…Rescuing this beauty from the ‘tower’ is only the beginning…
The Problem with Seduction by Emma Locke – Elizabeth Spencer needs a man. She doesn’t need to like him–because while she needs a man, she doesn’t particularly want one.
A Dangerous Invitation by Erica Monroe – Daniel O’Reilly returns to win back Kate Morgan’s heart and prove he’s innocent of murder.
Once Upon a Duke by Eva Devon – A widow looking to get seduced. A duke more than willing to oblige.
Great & Unfortunate Desires by Gina Danna – A marquis with a guilty past takes a bride in a world where love is fatal.
Dark Surrender By Erica Ridley – Trapped in darkness…. Their passion burns bright!
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~
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.
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“Mesmerizing and addictive … this highly engrossing read will keep historical fiction fans clamoring for more.” -Library Journal (starred review)
Clara Becker is a supremely gifted composer–a talent of little to use to a woman in 1830s Europe. Her compositions only have worth when they are published under her brother’s name, yet this deception barely enables them to scrape out a living in the poorest quarter of London.
Meets the Master…
Darien Reynard, the most celebrated musician in Europe, pursues success with a single-minded intensity. When he comes across Becker’s compositions, he knows that this music will secure his place in history. Darien tracks the composer down and, with some difficulty, convinces the man to tour with him. Mr. Becker agrees, but with the most unusual condition that he bring along his sister…
Set against the glittering backdrop of 19th century celebrity, Sonata for a Scoundrel is the newest full-length historical romance novel from RITA-nominated author Anthea Lawson.
Coming soon to APPLE
Print version found HERE.