Winner of the Anne Barton giveaway!

Thank you so much to Anne Barton for last week’s interview, and to everyone who stopped by to celebrate her debut! Anne, I hope you truly felt the love.

One lucky person won a copy of When She Was Wicked, and that person is…Renee G!

Congrats, Renee! Email your address to me at romancingkatrina[at]gmail[dot]com

Didn’t win? Here’s more about the book and where you can buy it.

When She Was Wicked

SOME RULES SIMPLY BEG TO BE BROKEN

When She Was WickedA dressmaker in London’s busiest shop, Miss Anabelle Honeycote overhears the ton’s steamiest secrets—and (occasionally) uses them to her advantage. It isn’t something she’s proud of, but the reluctant blackmailer needs the money to care for her gravely ill mother. To make up for her misdeeds, Anabelle keeps to a firm set of rules:

  • Never request payment from someone who cannot afford it.
  • Never reveal the secrets of a paying client.
  • Never enter into any form of social interaction with a client.

Her list keeps her (somewhat) honest—until she encounters Owen Sherbourne, the Duke of Huntford. Not only does Owen nip Anabelle’s extortion plans in the bud, the devilishly handsome Duke soon has the sexy seamstress dreaming of more than silks and satins. With Owen, Anabelle enjoys pleasures she never imagined…until a scandal from the past resurfaces. Now her rules could mean his family’s ruin. Owen’s searing kisses carry the promise of passion, but how will he react when Anabelle’s most devastating secret is finally revealed?

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And this week you can win How to Entice an Earl by Manda Collins!

Interview with Anne Barton – & giveaway!

Anne BartonA few months after I started writing my first romance novel, way back in 2009, I stumbled across a blog that had just launched. It was written by the nominees of that year’s Golden Heart Award, and they called themselves the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood. Ever since then, their blog has been a tremendous guide as I stumbled my way to publication, and one person in particular has been an endlessly encouraging friend to me. I’m thrilled to say that her debut historical romance, When She Was Wicked, comes out tomorrow – January 29th!

Please help me welcome Anne Barton!

Thanks, Kat! It’s wonderful to be here with you!

1. The heroine of When She Was Wicked, Miss Anabelle Honeycote (gorgeous name!), is a dressmaker. On your website you have a very cool ball gown generator, where readers can enter some info about themselves and discover what kind of gown Anabelle would create for them. Tell me, what would she make a busty brunette who would swear to her dying day that she’s really a blonde? Oh, and this client happens to be six months pregnant?

Ha! And congratulations on being enceinte! Here’s a secret: the beauty of the ball gown generator is that it doesn’t know if you’re fudging the truth. For example, it thinks I’m “willowy.” I recommend tweaking your selections till Anabelle gives you the gown of your dreams.

I’m glad you like the generator, because I had so much fun creating it. I mean, I can barely handle sewing a button onto a shirt, but virtual ball gowns? No problem!

 2. Ooh, good tip. I’m going to tell Anabelle that I’m quite fit. Tell us one thing about your hero and heroine that we won’t know from reading the blurb (which is below).

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