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Sunday, September 4, 2011


Since this is my first post, I thought perhaps an introduction might be in order.  And if you would care to introduce yourselves, that would be fabulous too.

I'm a Brit, but I live in Canada, I write full time and I write steamy regency romances.  I have a rescued maltese terrier called Teaser, a husband and two grown up daughters. (You can tell who comes first in our household, but then the Brits penchant for their animals is not a myth, but a well known truism.)

I love what I do.

I have written seven full length novels for the Harlequin Historical line so far. Number six, Lady Rosabella's Ruse, will be out in the new year.   Here you have the cover for number five, More Than a Mistress
, July 2011.  This is the  second book in the Rakes in Disgrace Series. The first being The Gamekeeper's Lady. (The books are independent of each other, but it would be better to read them in order.)

This cover represents a scene in the book.  And yes, he is helping her off with her stocking. The couple are engaged in a game of strip billiards. No more spoilers for today!

I have also written 7 short stories for the Harlequin Historical Undone line. These are short hot e-books that are to be found in all the online shopping places and they are connected to the books, though quite separate from them and three of them are connected to each other.  The most recent is titled Deliciously Debauched by the Rake

 It sounds odd, but this story, which is tied to The Gamekeeper's Lady by the thinnest wispiest of threads, wrote itself. This couple just wrote their own story. They let me hold the pen (or tap at the keyboard) but they just walked right on the page. No edits or revisions were required.  I do wish that would happen more often

The next one is a Christmas story and more about that later.

Novels 8 and 9 are already in the works and I will be telling you about those as we go along.

So there you have me in a nutshell as it were. Tell me about you, or if you prefer ask me any question you like. Hmm, with regards to that, I find that women always want to know where I get the inspiration for the stories and the characters. Whereas men, bless their little brains (the one in their pants) always want to know who gives me the inspiration for the sex.  I have lots of fun with that one and a few stories to tell which I will save for another time.


  1. I'll be waiting for future blogs about where you get your inspiration...and how to handle the "sex" inspiration questions!
    We've all gotten those...I even had a s-i-l ask!
    My response...some from what I know and I'm very creative...leaves them wondering.
    Welcome to the blog!

  2. It's nice to meet you, Ann. Great post and I'm looking forward to hearing some of your stories!

  3. Ann, I tried to post a comment yesterday, but blogger decided to eat it. Welcome to The Mariannes. I love your HH covers.

  4. Thanks for the warm welcome. I was away at the lake yesterday with family, but back at it today.


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