Displaying items by tag: Sarah MacLean
Friday, 01 February 2013 19:38
In support of the release of Sarah MacLean's "One Good Earl Deserves a Lover," the author, Avon, and Romance Novel News are currently hosting a giveaway of a terrarium necklace and bundle of MacLean books.
"One Good Earl Deserves a Lover" is an RNN Recommended Read. Check out out review.
Want to win a handmade terrarium necklace or a bundle of MacLean books? Find out more here.
To help highlight the giveaway and spread the word, RNN is highlighting Sarah MacLean's blog tour. Read on to find out more. The author herself provided the description of each event.
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Tuesday, 29 January 2013 21:00
In honor of the release of Sarah MacLean’s “One Good Earl Deserves a Lover,” Avon, Sarah MacLean and RNN are giving have a giveaway for readers.
“One Good Earl Deserves a Lover” is a Romance Novel News Recommended Reads. Check out our review.
One Good Earl Deserves a Lover is dedicated “for girls who wear glasses” – perhaps because New York Times bestselling author Sarah Maclean uses this sublime new Regency romance to showcase a bespectacled heroine with a wealth of intellect. Lady Philippa Marbury cares more for books than balls, for science than the Season, for laboratories than love. She has a passion for roses, and loves nothing more than spending hours in her orangery, grafting stems together hoping to create a new hybrid bloom….that is, until she throws herself into a new experiment. Her brilliant mind is afire as she experiments with ways to convince Cross, the clever, controlling partner in London’s most exclusive gaming hell, to teach her some seductive new lessons about the birds and the bees….
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Tuesday, 29 January 2013 12:53
“One Good Earl Deserves a Lover” by Sarah MacLean (historical, Avon, February 2013, $7.99, 384pp)
Series: The Rule of Scoundrels, book 2
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 21:21
RNN interviews author Sarah MacLean. Sarah's latest release, "A Rogue by Any Other Name" was released on February 28, 2012 by Avon.
Read to the end to find out how to win an autographed copy of "A Rogue by Any Other Name."
Q: In December, you were in London for a week. Did you do any research for your books while you were there? If so, can you tell us a bit about what you were researching?
A: I try to get to London at least once a year for a research trip “to fill the creative well,” so to speak. Usually, I go in the spring, but this year I really wanted to do a Christmas visit, in part because A Rogue By Any Other Name has a bit of a Christmas feel to it.
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Monday, 27 February 2012 15:15
“A Rogue by Any Other Name” by Sarah MacLean (historical, Avon, March 2012, $7.99, 400pp)
Monday, 25 April 2011 18:45
RNN is giving away one copy of Sarah MacLean's April 26th release, "Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart"
Book Summary:She lives for passion
Bold, impulsive, and a magnet for trouble, Juliana Fiori is no simpering English miss. She refuses to play by society’s rules: she speaks her mind, cares nothing for the approval of the ton, and can throw a punch with remarkable accuracy. Her scandalous nature makes her a favorite subject of London’s most practiced gossips…and precisely the kind of woman the Duke of Leighton wants far far away from him.
He swears by reputation.
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Friday, 22 April 2011 13:05
“Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart” by Sarah MacLean (historical, Avon, May 2011, $7.99, 384 pp):
I have been waiting, not so patiently, for Juliana Fiori’s story since I first read Sarah MacLean’s Avon debut, “Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake.” Julianna meets Simon Pierson, the Duke of Leighton in the first book in MacLean’s series, and I was fairly certain that Simon would be her hero. MacLean added a serious complication to their relationship in “Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord,” in the form of Simon’s pregnant, but unwed, sister. Thus, their story has taken three books to unfold, and made me crazy-mad for its conclusion.
Thursday, 14 April 2011 12:42
New York Times bestselling authors Eloisa James and Sarah MacLean headline a much-anticipated virtual book signing, powered by LiveStream, taking place at 5:00pm EST on Wednesday April, 27, 2011. Veteran romance writer James will interview rising star MacLean about her newest release, ELEVEN SCANDALS TOSTART TO WIN A DUKE’S HEART. Both authors with answer questions and sign copies for virtual event attendees, live from HarperCollins studio in New York, NY. Information regarding the LiveStream event can be found online at www.avonromancelive.com.
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Tuesday, 11 May 2010 09:02
Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake Synopsis:
Lady Calpurnia Hartwell has spent 10 years following the rules of English society and has little to show for it – except a pristine reputation. She has spent most of those years fantasizing about life rather than living it.
After a brief encounter at a ball during Lady Hartwell's first season, Gabriel St. John, the Marquess of Ralston – and a well-known rake – has played a part in those fantasies.
Gabriel and his equally dashing twin brother, Nick, have discovered they have a half-sister, Juliana, who was also abandoned by the woman who bore them. She arrives from Italy to reluctantly stay with her newfound family after the death of her Italian merchant father. Before she can be introduced to London society, she must be schooled by someone of flawless character - Lady Calpurnia fits the bill.
Tired of life passing her by, Callie, now a spinster, drafts a unique to-do list consisting of items that ladies in polite society simply do not do. The first item on her list – to kiss someone passionately – compels her to make a late-night visit to Gabriel’s home, where they agree on an unconventional business arrangement: Callie will sponsor his sister into society in return for a kiss and a favor to be named later.
1. Which one of Callie’s rule-breaking adventures did you like best?
2. What was the catalyst to Callie's decision to create the list?
3. In order to overcome her refusal to marry him, Ralston confesses to Benedick that he compromised Callie. What did you think of Ralston’s tactic?
4. Sarah MacLean’s next romance features Ralston’s twin brother Nick. Whose story would you like to see in the MacLean's third book?
5. What were your reactions to Ralston, Nick and Juliana's long-absent mother? Are you curious to learn more about her and the reasons she had for abandoning her children?
Bobbi: I found Ralston's mother to be deplorable. But there's got to be an interesting, underlying story about her and why she chose to abandon her children. Maybe this could be a topic for book three? The reactions of each child upon seeing their mother again would make for some real drama.
Carolyn: I want to see this woman come to terms with what she has done. I’m not sure what would prompt her return to England. Perhaps she has finally broken the heart of the wrong man. Or is in dire straits and needs her children’s help. I’m sure Sarah MacLean can think of something.
Jennifer: I don’t think I am curious about the mother’s motivations, but would like to read more about how Nick and Juliana are coping with the abandonment. I think that Ralston, Nick and Juliana are much better off without the women coming back into their lives.
Sarah MacLean's next book, "Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord" (about Nick Sinclair) will be available on October 26th.
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