Happy New Year from Joan!
Crazy busy in the New Year! I have so many things I want to accomplish before I head to Florence, Italy, in May for six weeks. I’m working on Audible recordings for a number of Regency backlist books which are narrated by Pearl Hewitt, so the characters have authentic English and Scottish accents. I’m also finishing up Mike’s story (sequel to Sullivan’s Promise), and starting a “book of the heart” which I hope to finish by the end of the year. While in Florence, I plan to do some teaching, as well as work on the two Benedict Brothers novels I researched last year.
As I mentioned in my last newsletter, I did a brunch for the New Year, with everything on the table silver or white, except the greenery, of course. I ended up moving this table setting from my dinner table to my breakfast bar, which made it a lot cosier and less formal. One of my guests acted as bartender, and another helped me serve. I ended up making my orange-ricotta pancakes (with a fig compote, topped by pistachios) at the last minute, so they were piping hot. And my strata (the first I’ve ever made) turned out great. Had never cooked with gruyere cheese, which turned out to be . . . a kind of Swiss. Who knew?
3 New Audiobooks
CAPTIVE is available now. Click here to order your copy of CAPTIVE today! AFTER THE KISS and THE BODYGUARD will be available later this month from Audible. These Regency-era novels are some of my favorites.
P.S. Watch for THE BRIDEGROOM, the fourth book in my Captive Heart series, available soon!
THE MEN OF BITTER CREEK Available Now!
Two classic stories of the unforgettable MEN OF BITTER CREEK.
When THE MAN FROM WOLF CREEK leaves his secluded mountain refuge to seek revenge on the thief who robbed him, he never expected he’d end up taking home the wily old bandit’s gorgeous and spirited daughter Raven. But Cale will never get back what he lost, until he learns to trust in love.
Conn Benton is shocked at the suggestion he should marry a Winthrop–especially that tall, redheaded Emaline-to end the feud between their families. He might marry her and bed her, but he has no intention of loving her. It takes a Yuletide miracle, THE CHRISTMAS BABY, to heal his vengeful heart.
Click here to order your copy today!
This month I’m giving away a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card, your choice, PLUS an audio download of CAPTIVE, AFTER THE KISS, and THE BODYGUARD. Contest closes January 31. Click here to enter to win, and good luck!
Take care and happy reading,