6/24 Tuesday Inspirations!

photo Caris Roane black borderHi, Everyone! I have a new set of pics to share – my latest inspirations! I’ve also started adding pics to my Pinterest page in case you’d like a visual representation of all that inspires me about writing Regencies! 

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]First, A DARING COURTSHIP is ready and waiting for you! And next up, I’ll be editing A ROGUE’S WAGER, which I’m hoping to release in July. I’m also continuing to work on my Sweet Regency Serial which involves one of my favorite devices: five sisters, like the Bennett sisters! This means that there will be five awesome romances! But more on that in the weeks to come…

Lots of information on A DARING COURTSHIP!!!

AMAZON // Barnes & Noble // Kobo

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And now for the promised pics!

Looking for something to add to the high tea table?  I think these would be wonderfully easy to make as well.  A brownie mix, small bite cooking mold, a little whipcream, and strawberries!  Sweet!!!

1 VK 1-2 dessert-352475_640This wonderful pic comes from the fabulous public domain site, Pixabay!
http://pixabay.com/

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Alnwick Castle has been in the Duke of Northumberland’s family for over 700 years.  Here’s link to the website in case this has caught your traveling fancy:  http://www.alnwickcastle.com/

1 VK 1-3 alnwick-castle-92607_640This wonderful pic comes from the fabulous public domain site, Pixabay!
http://pixabay.com/

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How pretty are these?  In case you’re not sure, these are ‘bleeding heart’ fuschias!

1 vk 1-4 bleeding-heart-254010_640This wonderful pic comes from the fabulous public domain site, Pixabay!
http://pixabay.com/

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My grandmother, of English ancestry, always used her best crocheted tablecloth for family dinners!

1 vk 1-5This wonderful pic comes from the fabulous public domain site, Pixabay!
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And finally, another quote from A DARING COURTSHIP:  “He kissed her over and over…”  And he won her hand in marriage…imagine that!

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I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into the things that inspire me! And for the latest releases, the most fabulous pictures, and the best contests, be sure to sign up for my newsletter: CLICK HERE!!!

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Have a wonderful day and an even better night!

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Garden of Dreams 136 X 216GARDEN OF DREAMS, 256pp, $3.99

Finding the family at Aldershaw in complete disarray, Lucy takes on the task of putting the house in order while trying desperately not to fall in love with the handsome owner, Sir Robert Sandifort!

Info

AMAZON // Barnes & Noble

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]AN ADVENTUROUS LADY, 226pp, $2.99

The scourge of his neighbors, the reclusive Earl of Rotherstone bargains three requests of Lady Evelina in exchange for the right to hunt for treasure on his vast estate…

Read more…

Amazon // Barnes & Noble

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]WICKED AND WONDERFUL, 309 pp, $.99/Kindle Her heart may long for more, but his wicked intentions drive her into his arms…

Read more… // KOBO

Amazon eBook // Amazon Print

Barnes & Noble eBook // Createspace Print

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http://www.valerieking-romance.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Wonderful_HarrietLarge.jpgWONDERFUL HARRIET, 97pp, $2.99 He never thought to look beyond her shabby gowns and she never believed she could engage his heart…

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]MY LORD HIGHWAYMAN: 247pp $3.99 Because he lived a double life, he kept his heart at bay and she wanted more than he could give…

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

 

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]A COUNTRY FLIRTATION, 226pp, $3.99 When a curricle crashes into Lady Brook Cottage, will the unattainable Constance Pamberley finally lose her heart to the handsome gentleman now lying unconscious at her feet?

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

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Valerie King has published over fifty Regency novels and novellas, primarily with Kensington Publishing and in 2005 Romantic Times honored her with a Career Achievement award in Regency Romance. Currently, she’s working on a Regency Historical, Sweet Regency novellas, and self-publishing her extensive backlist. She also writes paranormal and contemporary romance as Caris Roane. Valerie lives in Phoenix with her two cats, Sebastien and Gizzy!

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6/18 Awesome Contest!!!

photo Caris Roane black borderHi, Everyone! A DARING COURTSHIP is now available and I’m holding an awesome contest!

AND HERE’S WHAT I’M GIVING AWAY!!!

Three Grand Prizes: a signed vintage Valerie King Novel, an e-copy of A DARING COURTSHIP, note cards, journal, notepad!!! International winner receives gift card compensation!!!

 

For the contest, enter the Rafflecopter below or if that’s not possible, then: CLICK HERE!!!

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Secretly betrothed to a Scotsman in order to repair her family’s fortunes, Madeline Piper must bring Sir Roger Mathieson into fashion or risk losing what she cherishes most: her place in her beloved Sussex society. A DARING COURTSHIP has been edited with light hands to preserve the original story. Enjoy!

Sir Roger is determined to win her heart…­­

A wealthy India nabob, Sir Roger returns to England intent on making Sussex his home. After purchasing a nearby castle with the intention of refurbishing it, he falls in love with Madeline Piper who finds his Scottish heritage repugnant. When her family’s fortunes fail, Sir Roger offers relief in the form of his hand in marriage, but only if Madeline will break every rule and bring him into fashion in their local, insular society. If she fails to do so, he will not marry her. But if she succeeds, how can he marry a woman who will always despise his Scottish roots?

But their betrothal goes against her every principle…

From the time that her mother died, Madeline has always obeyed society’s rules. She’s upheld them and applauded them. Keeping wild Scotsmen out of her neighborhood seemed a sensible course of action, until her father lost the family fortune while gaming in Brighton. Accepting Sir Roger’s terms for their betrothal gives her the headache, but what else can she do when her three younger sisters depend on her to make a suitable marriage and save their family from ruin? But as Sir Roger’s secret courtship progresses, she finds her heart slipping to the man who wears the kilt. Yet how can she ever love a Scotsman?

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Garden of Dreams 200 X 320Have you read GARDEN OF DREAMS yet?!?

For more information, including the entire first chapter: CLICK HERE!!!

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I hope you enjoyed this jaunt into Regency England! And for the latest releases, the most fabulous pictures, and the best contests, be sure to sign up for my newsletter: CLICK HERE!!!

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Garden of Dreams 136 X 216GARDEN OF DREAMS, 256pp, $3.99

Finding the family at Aldershaw in complete disarray, Lucy takes on the task of putting the house in order while trying desperately not to fall in love with the handsome owner, Sir Robert Sandifort!

Info

AMAZON // Barnes & Noble

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]AN ADVENTUROUS LADY, 226pp, $2.99

The scourge of his neighbors, the reclusive Earl of Rotherstone bargains three requests of Lady Evelina in exchange for the right to hunt for treasure on his vast estate…

Read more…

Amazon // Barnes & Noble

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]WICKED AND WONDERFUL, 309 pp, $.99/Kindle Her heart may long for more, but his wicked intentions drive her into his arms…

Read more… // KOBO

Amazon eBook // Amazon Print

Barnes & Noble eBook // Createspace Print

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http://www.valerieking-romance.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Wonderful_HarrietLarge.jpgWONDERFUL HARRIET, 97pp, $2.99 He never thought to look beyond her shabby gowns and she never believed she could engage his heart…

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]MY LORD HIGHWAYMAN: 247pp $3.99 Because he lived a double life, he kept his heart at bay and she wanted more than he could give…

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

 

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]A COUNTRY FLIRTATION, 226pp, $3.99 When a curricle crashes into Lady Brook Cottage, will the unattainable Constance Pamberley finally lose her heart to the handsome gentleman now lying unconscious at her feet?

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

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Valerie King has published over fifty Regency novels and novellas, primarily with Kensington Publishing and in 2005 Romantic Times honored her with a Career Achievement award in Regency Romance. Currently, she’s working on a Regency Historical, Sweet Regency novellas, and self-publishing her extensive backlist. She also writes paranormal and contemporary romance as Caris Roane. Valerie lives in Phoenix with her two cats, Sebastien and Gizzy!

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6/17 A DARING COURTSHIP Excerpt!

photo Caris Roane black borderHi, Everyone! I thought I’d share an excerpt from my latest release:  A DARING COURTSHIP!  

Secretly betrothed to a Scotsman in order to repair her family’s fortunes, Madeline Piper must bring Sir Roger Mathieson into fashion or risk losing what she cherishes most: her place in her beloved Sussex society. A DARING COURTSHIP has been edited with light hands to preserve the original story. Enjoy!

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]AMAZON // Barnes & Noble // iBooks // Kobo

A DARING COURTSHIP centers around a Scotsman’s arrival in Sussex, in the completely made-up community of “Chilchester Valley”. Sir Roger has arrived here to refurbish a castle he recently purchased. Of course, he falls for the local beauty, Madeline Piper, who wants nothing to do with the Scotsman!

And here’s an excerpt from Chapter 1!

Chapter One

Sussex, England, 1818

“You were not so kind at our last meeting,” Sir Roger Mathieson said, one haughty brow lifted faintly.

Madeline Piper stared at Sir Roger, unable to credit he could be so ungentlemanly as to have reminded her of their last encounter but a month past. Presently, she stood on the walkway of Pelworthy Castle’s tall curtain wall, a gentle breeze tugging at her bonnet and toying with the golden curls surrounding her face. She should have been deeply content, for the castle had been a favorite haunt of hers since childhood and the views of Chilchester Valley below were unequalled. Her heart, however, beat erratically, her knees wobbled and her mouth had grown very dry. She had merely exchanged civilities thus far, but Sir Roger had not been so receptive as she had hoped. Indeed, she could see that he meant to be difficult.

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]She drew in a deep, silent breath and attempted to calm the pounding of her heart. “I had not meant to be unkind,” she responded stiffly, “the last time we spoke.”

He barked his laughter. “You threw a clock at my head.”

Madeline compressed her lips, vowing to keep her temper at all costs. “If you will recall, I had been sorely provoked.”

“Because I offered for your hand in marriage? You consider that a provocation?”

She felt a blush climb her cheeks. “Well, yes, of course, that . . . and . . .” Oh, dear, this was not going at all as she had planned. The set of his chin was as mulish as ever, and if she did not have a care, she would fail in her quite specific, albeit odious, purpose in coming to the castle in the first place. “I wish we might forget our last exchange.”

“I might be willing to,” he responded with a suspicious light in his eye, “if you will give me the kiss I asked for but was summarily denied when last we met.”

Her ire spiraled up to the top of her skull and nearly exploded into the air. “How dare you.”

“Just as I thought,” he remarked, leaning negligently against one of the few portions of the castle that was not in a completely decayed state. He crossed his arms over his chest, undoubtedly for emphasis. “So what the devil do you want with me, Miss Piper? For I cannot credit that you have called merely to be polite. Though perhaps I have been mistaken in you. Do you mean by this visit to acknowledge me and to perhaps begin drawing me into Chilchester society?”

Madeline whirled away from him, not for the purpose of taking her leave, but to regain her balance. How easily he could set up her back. No man, certainly no gentleman, had ever done so before. At least her present anger had had the good effect of calming her nerves. Only, how was she to proceed? She did not know, for she had never been required to go a-begging before.

Sudden, unexpected tears stung her eyes. She blinked them back quickly, refusing to surrender to them. She would not become a watering-pot for any man, let alone the horrid Scotsman who had so brazenly invaded her pristine neighborhood. Why, he was even taking what had been a charming ruin of a castle and rebuilding it stone by stone. Horrid, horrid man.

Only this was not the day to be either scrupulous or hen hearted. She was the daughter of Lucretia Cowdray Piper of the Kent Cowdrays and Horace Piper of Fairlight Manor. Her mother had been deceased these many years and more, but her legacy of proper conduct had been firmly instilled into Madeline’s head. She knew her duty on every score and intended to do it now, even if in doing so she violated numerous other scruples. There were, however, certain pecuniary circumstances which made it possible to set aside the general precepts of the beau monde. Sudden financial need no matter the cause always overrode the most stringent of tonnish dictums such as the avoidance of an alliance outside of one’s station in society.

Madeline shuddered faintly. Wedding a Scotsman was so far removed from all that she had been taught was proper and decorous that she felt tinged with some unnamed malady at the mere thought of it. However would she endure such a terrible fate?

Endure it she must, however. After straightening her spine, she turned back to Sir Roger, a little surprised to find a rather concerned expression on his handsome countenance. She could not imagine its source. Perhaps some errant thought or other about the cost of the refurbishment of Pelworthy Castle had tripped through his head. Whatever the case, she knew what she must do, and so she said, “I have reconsidered your kind and quite generous offer of a month past and, if you are still inclined, I would be happy to accept of your hand in marriage.” Her voice had not broken once during this speech, but her knees had returned to feeling watery and useless. She could not tell by his expression how he had received her declaration.  To read the rest of chapter 1 from A DARING COURTSHIP!

I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into A DARING COURTSHIP! And for the latest releases, the most fabulous pictures, and the best contests, be sure to sign up for my newsletter: CLICK HERE!!!

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Have a wonderful day and an even better night!

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~ ~ ~ And now, more about Valerie King and her books!!! ~ ~ ~

Garden of Dreams 136 X 216GARDEN OF DREAMS, 256pp, $3.99

Finding the family at Aldershaw in complete disarray, Lucy takes on the task of putting the house in order while trying desperately not to fall in love with the handsome owner, Sir Robert Sandifort!

Info

AMAZON // Barnes & Noble

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]AN ADVENTUROUS LADY, 226pp, $2.99

The scourge of his neighbors, the reclusive Earl of Rotherstone bargains three requests of Lady Evelina in exchange for the right to hunt for treasure on his vast estate…

Read more…

Amazon // Barnes & Noble

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]WICKED AND WONDERFUL, 309 pp, $.99/Kindle Her heart may long for more, but his wicked intentions drive her into his arms…

Read more… // KOBO

Amazon eBook // Amazon Print

Barnes & Noble eBook // Createspace Print

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http://www.valerieking-romance.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Wonderful_HarrietLarge.jpgWONDERFUL HARRIET, 97pp, $2.99 He never thought to look beyond her shabby gowns and she never believed she could engage his heart…

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]MY LORD HIGHWAYMAN: 247pp $3.99 Because he lived a double life, he kept his heart at bay and she wanted more than he could give…

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

 

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]A COUNTRY FLIRTATION, 226pp, $3.99 When a curricle crashes into Lady Brook Cottage, will the unattainable Constance Pamberley finally lose her heart to the handsome gentleman now lying unconscious at her feet?

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

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Valerie King has published over fifty Regency novels and novellas, primarily with Kensington Publishing and in 2005 Romantic Times honored her with a Career Achievement award in Regency Romance. Currently, she’s working on a Regency Historical, Sweet Regency novellas, and self-publishing her extensive backlist. She also writes paranormal and contemporary romance as Caris Roane. Valerie lives in Phoenix with her two cats, Sebastien and Gizzy!

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6/16 Monday Inspiration!

photo Caris Roane black borderHi, Everyone! Monday is back and I have a new set of pics for you!  I’m also figuring Pinterest out and how to transfer a lot of these pics to my favorite boards!  If only there were just a couple more hours in the day, lol!

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]First, A DARING COURTSHIP is ready and waiting for you! And next up, I’ll be editing A ROGUE’S WAGER, which I’m hoping to release in July. I’m also continuing to work on my Sweet Regency Serial which involves one of my favorite devices: five sisters, like the Bennett sisters! This means that there will be five awesome romances! But more on that in the weeks to come…

Lots of information on A DARING COURTSHIP!!!

AMAZON // Barnes & Noble // Kobo

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And now for the promised pics!

On Monday morning, I lead with the cover of my latest release!  So here it is again, created by the fabulous Carol Webb of Bella Media Management!  I love her work!

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Is your mouth watering yet?!?

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A Chinese proverb about tea-drinking, sort of an apple-a-day kind of thing!

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I would spend hours here, probably with my laptop, making up as many stories as I read!

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Love all forms of the British garden, especially one near a dry-stone wall…

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I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into the things that inspire me! And for the latest releases, the most fabulous pictures, and the best contests, be sure to sign up for my newsletter: CLICK HERE!!!

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Have a wonderful day and an even better night!

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~ ~ ~ And now, more about Valerie King and her books!!! ~ ~ ~

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]AN ADVENTUROUS LADY, 226pp, $2.99

The scourge of his neighbors, the reclusive Earl of Rotherstone bargains three requests of Lady Evelina in exchange for the right to hunt for treasure on his vast estate…

Read more…

Amazon // Barnes & Noble

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]WICKED AND WONDERFUL, 309 pp, $.99/Kindle Her heart may long for more, but his wicked intentions drive her into his arms…

Read more… // KOBO

Amazon eBook // Amazon Print

Barnes & Noble eBook // Createspace Print

http://www.valerieking-romance.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Wonderful_HarrietLarge.jpgWONDERFUL HARRIET, 97pp, $2.99 He never thought to look beyond her shabby gowns and she never believed she could engage his heart…

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

 

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]MY LORD HIGHWAYMAN: 247pp $2.99 Because he lived a double life, he kept his heart at bay and she wanted more than he could give…

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

 

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]A COUNTRY FLIRTATION, 226pp, $3.99 When a curricle crashes into Lady Brook Cottage, will the unattainable Constance Pamberley finally lose her heart to the handsome gentleman now lying unconscious at her feet?

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

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Valerie King has published over fifty Regency novels and novellas, primarily with Kensington Publishing and in 2005 Romantic Times honored her with a Career Achievement award in Regency Romance. Currently, she’s working on a Regency Historical, Sweet Regency novellas, and self-publishing her extensive backlist. She also writes paranormal and contemporary romance as Caris Roane. Valerie lives in Phoenix with her two cats, Sebastien and Gizzy!

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6/13 Friday Inspiration!

photo Caris Roane black borderHi, Everyone! It’s Friday…hooray!  And I’m sharing pics that can also be seen on my Facebook page today…my Friday offering!

Enjoy!

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]First, remember that A DARING COURTSHIP is now available! And next up, I’ll be editing A ROGUE’S WAGER, which I’m hoping to release in July. I’m also continuing to work on my Sweet Regency Serial which involves one of my favorite devices: five sisters, like the Bennett sisters! This means that there will be five awesome romances! But more on that in the weeks to come…

Lots of information on A DARING COURTSHIP!!!

AMAZON // Barnes & Noble // Kobo

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And now for the promised pics!

Another thatched home!

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Aren’t these fun?!?

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More dancing of the era – this time the waltz – note the arms overhead…

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And here’s another quote from A DARING COURTSHIP!!!

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A better version of youth and beauty…

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I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into the things that inspire me! And for the latest releases, the most fabulous pictures, and the best contests, be sure to sign up for my newsletter: CLICK HERE!!!

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Have a wonderful day and an even better night!

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~ ~ ~ And now, more about Valerie King and her books!!! ~ ~ ~

Garden of Dreams 136 X 216GARDEN OF DREAMS, 256pp, $3.99

Finding the family at Aldershaw in complete disarray, Lucy takes on the task of putting the house in order while trying desperately not to fall in love with the handsome owner, Sir Robert Sandifort!

Info

AMAZON // Barnes & Noble

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]AN ADVENTUROUS LADY, 226pp, $2.99

The scourge of his neighbors, the reclusive Earl of Rotherstone bargains three requests of Lady Evelina in exchange for the right to hunt for treasure on his vast estate…

Read more…

Amazon // Barnes & Noble

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]WICKED AND WONDERFUL, 309 pp, $.99/Kindle Her heart may long for more, but his wicked intentions drive her into his arms…

Read more… // KOBO

Amazon eBook // Amazon Print

Barnes & Noble eBook // Createspace Print

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http://www.valerieking-romance.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Wonderful_HarrietLarge.jpgWONDERFUL HARRIET, 97pp, $2.99 He never thought to look beyond her shabby gowns and she never believed she could engage his heart…

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]MY LORD HIGHWAYMAN: 247pp $3.99 Because he lived a double life, he kept his heart at bay and she wanted more than he could give…

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

 

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]A COUNTRY FLIRTATION, 226pp, $3.99 When a curricle crashes into Lady Brook Cottage, will the unattainable Constance Pamberley finally lose her heart to the handsome gentleman now lying unconscious at her feet?

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

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Valerie King has published over fifty Regency novels and novellas, primarily with Kensington Publishing and in 2005 Romantic Times honored her with a Career Achievement award in Regency Romance. Currently, she’s working on a Regency Historical, Sweet Regency novellas, and self-publishing her extensive backlist. She also writes paranormal and contemporary romance as Caris Roane. Valerie lives in Phoenix with her two cats, Sebastien and Gizzy!

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6/12 Thursday Inspiration!

photo Caris Roane black borderHi, Everyone! I’m sharing more pics today from my weekend hunt when I give myself permission to Google anything my heart desires and happily fall down the rabbit hole.  But coming back up is equally as fun because I’ve found more things to post on Facebook and to share with you here, things that inspire and move me, or sometimes just make me laugh!  Enjoy!

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]First, remember that A DARING COURTSHIP is now available! And next up, I’ll be editing A ROGUE’S WAGER, which I’m hoping to release in July.  I’m also continuing to work on my Sweet Regency Serial which involves one of my favorite devices: five sisters, like the Bennett sisters! This means that there will be five awesome romances!  But more on that in the weeks to come…

Lots of information on A DARING COURTSHIP!!!

AMAZON // Barnes & Noble // Kobo

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And now for the promised pics!

First up, I included a quote from A DARING COURTSHIP!!!

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A village of thatched roofs!

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Aren’t these lovely?!?

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More dancing…

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And I absolutely LOVED this quote…

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I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into the things that inspire me! And for the latest releases, the most fabulous pictures, and the best contests, be sure to sign up for my newsletter: CLICK HERE!!!

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Have a wonderful day and an even better night!

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~ ~ ~ And now, more about Valerie King and her books!!! ~ ~ ~

Garden of Dreams 136 X 216GARDEN OF DREAMS, 256pp, $3.99

Finding the family at Aldershaw in complete disarray, Lucy takes on the task of putting the house in order while trying desperately not to fall in love with the handsome owner, Sir Robert Sandifort!

Info

AMAZON // Barnes & Noble

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]AN ADVENTUROUS LADY, 226pp, $2.99  

The scourge of his neighbors, the reclusive Earl of Rotherstone bargains three requests of Lady Evelina in exchange for the right to hunt for treasure on his vast estate…

Read more…

Amazon  //  Barnes & Noble

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]WICKED AND WONDERFUL, 309 pp, $.99/Kindle               Her heart may long for more, but his wicked intentions drive her into his arms…

Read more…  //  KOBO

Amazon eBook // Amazon Print

Barnes & Noble eBook // Createspace Print

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http://www.valerieking-romance.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Wonderful_HarrietLarge.jpgWONDERFUL HARRIET,  97pp, $2.99                                   He never thought to look beyond her shabby gowns and she never believed she could engage his heart…

Read more…

Amazon eBook //  KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]MY LORD HIGHWAYMAN:  247pp  $3.99                                 Because he lived a double life, he kept his heart at bay and she wanted more than he could give…

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

 

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]A COUNTRY FLIRTATION, 226pp, $3.99   When a curricle crashes into Lady Brook Cottage, will the unattainable Constance Pamberley finally lose her heart to the handsome gentleman now lying unconscious at her feet?

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

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Valerie King has published over fifty Regency novels and novellas, primarily with Kensington Publishing and in 2005 Romantic Times honored her with a Career Achievement award in Regency Romance.  Currently, she’s working on a Regency Historical, Sweet Regency novellas, and self-publishing her extensive backlist.  She also writes paranormal and contemporary romance as Caris Roane. Valerie lives in Phoenix with her two cats, Sebastien and Gizzy!

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6/11 A DARING COURTSHIP Contest

photo Caris Roane black borderHi, Everyone! A DARING COURTSHIP is now available and I’m holding an awesome contest!

AND HERE’S WHAT I’M GIVING AWAY!!!

Three Grand Prizes: a signed vintage Valerie King Novel, an e-copy of A DARING COURTSHIP, note cards, journal, notepad!!! International winner receives gift card compensation!!!

For the contest, enter the Rafflecopter below or if that’s not possible, then: CLICK HERE!!!

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Secretly betrothed to a Scotsman in order to repair her family’s fortunes, Madeline Piper must bring Sir Roger Mathieson into fashion or risk losing what she cherishes most: her place in her beloved Sussex society. A DARING COURTSHIP has been edited with light hands to preserve the original story.  Enjoy!

Sir Roger is determined to win her heart…­­

A wealthy India nabob, Sir Roger returns to England intent on making Sussex his home. After purchasing a nearby castle with the intention of refurbishing it, he falls in love with Madeline Piper who finds his Scottish heritage repugnant. When her family’s fortunes fail, Sir Roger offers relief in the form of his hand in marriage, but only if Madeline will break every rule and bring him into fashion in their local, insular society. If she fails to do so, he will not marry her. But if she succeeds, how can he marry a woman who will always despise his Scottish roots?

But their betrothal goes against her every principle…

From the time that her mother died, Madeline has always obeyed society’s rules. She’s upheld them and applauded them. Keeping wild Scotsmen out of her neighborhood seemed a sensible course of action, until her father lost the family fortune while gaming in Brighton. Accepting Sir Roger’s terms for their betrothal gives her the headache, but what else can she do when her three younger sisters depend on her to make a suitable marriage and save their family from ruin? But as Sir Roger’s secret courtship progresses, she finds her heart slipping to the man who wears the kilt. Yet how can she ever love a Scotsman?

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Garden of Dreams 200 X 320Have you read GARDEN OF DREAMS yet?!?

For more information, including the entire first chapter: CLICK HERE!!!

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Garden of Dreams 136 X 216GARDEN OF DREAMS, 256pp, $3.99

Finding the family at Aldershaw in complete disarray, Lucy takes on the task of putting the house in order while trying desperately not to fall in love with the handsome owner, Sir Robert Sandifort!

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]AN ADVENTUROUS LADY, 226pp, $2.99

The scourge of his neighbors, the reclusive Earl of Rotherstone bargains three requests of Lady Evelina in exchange for the right to hunt for treasure on his vast estate…

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]WICKED AND WONDERFUL, 309 pp, $.99/Kindle Her heart may long for more, but his wicked intentions drive her into his arms…

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http://www.valerieking-romance.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Wonderful_HarrietLarge.jpgWONDERFUL HARRIET, 97pp, $2.99 He never thought to look beyond her shabby gowns and she never believed she could engage his heart…

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]MY LORD HIGHWAYMAN: 247pp $3.99 Because he lived a double life, he kept his heart at bay and she wanted more than he could give…

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]A COUNTRY FLIRTATION, 226pp, $3.99 When a curricle crashes into Lady Brook Cottage, will the unattainable Constance Pamberley finally lose her heart to the handsome gentleman now lying unconscious at her feet?

Read more…

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Valerie King has published over fifty Regency novels and novellas, primarily with Kensington Publishing and in 2005 Romantic Times honored her with a Career Achievement award in Regency Romance. Currently, she’s working on a Regency Historical, Sweet Regency novellas, and self-publishing her extensive backlist. She also writes paranormal and contemporary romance as Caris Roane. Valerie lives in Phoenix with her two cats, Sebastien and Gizzy!

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6/10 A DARING COURTSHIP is Here!!!

photo Caris Roane black borderHi, Everyone! I know you’ve been waiting for this and here it is:  A DARING COURTSHIP is here!!!

Secretly betrothed to a Scotsman in order to repair her family’s fortunes, Madeline Piper must bring Sir Roger Mathieson into fashion or risk losing what she cherishes most: her place in her beloved Sussex society. A DARING COURTSHIP has been edited with light hands to preserve the original story.  Enjoy!

To enter my latest contest:  CLICK HERE!!!

I have two links for you so far and the rest will go live in the coming days.  I’ll be sure to keep you informed.

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Here are the details including an excerpt from the first chapter of A DARING COURTSHIP!

Sir Roger is determined to win her heart…­­

A wealthy India nabob, Sir Roger returns to England intent on making Sussex his home. After purchasing a nearby castle with the intention of refurbishing it, he falls in love with Madeline Piper who finds his Scottish heritage repugnant. When her family’s fortunes fail, Sir Roger offers relief in the form of his hand in marriage, but only if Madeline will break every rule and bring him into fashion in their local, insular society. If she fails to do so, he will not marry her. But if she succeeds, how can he marry a woman who will always despise his Scottish roots?

But their betrothal goes against her every principle…

From the time that her mother died, Madeline has always obeyed society’s rules. She’s upheld them and applauded them. Keeping wild Scotsmen out of her neighborhood seemed a sensible course of action, until her father lost the family fortune while gaming in Brighton. Accepting Sir Roger’s terms for their betrothal gives her the headache, but what else can she do when her three younger sisters depend on her to make a suitable marriage and save their family from ruin? But as Sir Roger’s secret courtship progresses, she finds her heart slipping to the man who wears the kilt. Yet how can she ever love a Scotsman?

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Chapter One

Sussex, England, 1818

“You were not so kind at our last meeting,” Sir Roger Mathieson said, one haughty brow lifted faintly.

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]Madeline Piper stared at Sir Roger, unable to credit he could be so ungentlemanly as to have reminded her of their last encounter but a month past. Presently, she stood on the walkway of Pelworthy Castle’s tall curtain wall, a gentle breeze tugging at her bonnet and toying with the golden curls surrounding her face. She should have been deeply content, for the castle had been a favorite haunt of hers since childhood and the views of Chilchester Valley below were unequalled. Her heart, however, beat erratically, her knees wobbled and her mouth had grown very dry. She had merely exchanged civilities thus far, but Sir Roger had not been so receptive as she had hoped. Indeed, she could see that he meant to be difficult.

She drew in a deep, silent breath and attempted to calm the pounding of her heart. “I had not meant to be unkind,” she responded stiffly, “the last time we spoke.”

He barked his laughter. “You threw a clock at my head.”

Madeline compressed her lips, vowing to keep her temper at all costs. “If you will recall, I had been sorely provoked.”

“Because I offered for your hand in marriage? You consider that a provocation?”

She felt a blush climb her cheeks. “Well, yes, of course, that . . . and . . .” Oh, dear, this was not going at all as she had planned. The set of his chin was as mulish as ever, and if she did not have a care, she would fail in her quite specific, albeit odious, purpose in coming to the castle in the first place. “I wish we might forget our last exchange.”

“I might be willing to,” he responded with a suspicious light in his eye, “if you will give me the kiss I asked for but was summarily denied when last we met.”

Her ire spiraled up to the top of her skull and nearly exploded into the air. “How dare you.”

“Just as I thought,” he remarked, leaning negligently against one of the few portions of the castle that was not in a completely decayed state. He crossed his arms over his chest, undoubtedly for emphasis. “So what the devil do you want with me, Miss Piper? For I cannot credit that you have called merely to be polite. Though perhaps I have been mistaken in you. Do you mean by this visit to acknowledge me and to perhaps begin drawing me into Chilchester society?”

Madeline whirled away from him, not for the purpose of taking her leave, but to regain her balance. How easily he could set up her back. No man, certainly no gentleman, had ever done so before. At least her present anger had had the good effect of calming her nerves. Only, how was she to proceed? She did not know, for she had never been required to go a-begging before.

Sudden, unexpected tears stung her eyes. She blinked them back quickly, refusing to surrender to them. She would not become a watering-pot for any man, let alone the horrid Scotsman who had so brazenly invaded her pristine neighborhood. Why, he was even taking what had been a charming ruin of a castle and rebuilding it stone by stone. Horrid, horrid man…

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I hope you enjoyed this excerpt from chapter one of A DARING COURTSHIP!  To read the entire first chapter: CLICK HERE!!!

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And remember that GARDEN OF DREAMS is now available. And next up will be A ROGUE’S WAGER, which I’m currently editing.

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I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into A DARING COURTSHIP! And for the latest releases, the most fabulous pictures, and the best contests, be sure to sign up for my newsletter: CLICK HERE!!!

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Have a wonderful day and an even better night!

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~ ~ ~ And now, more about Valerie King and her books!!! ~ ~ ~

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]AN ADVENTUROUS LADY, 226pp, $2.99

The scourge of his neighbors, the reclusive Earl of Rotherstone bargains three requests of Lady Evelina in exchange for the right to hunt for treasure on his vast estate…

Read more…

Amazon // Barnes & Noble

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]WICKED AND WONDERFUL, 309 pp, $.99/Kindle Her heart may long for more, but his wicked intentions drive her into his arms…

Read more… // KOBO

Amazon eBook // Amazon Print

Barnes & Noble eBook // Createspace Print

http://www.valerieking-romance.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Wonderful_HarrietLarge.jpgWONDERFUL HARRIET, 97pp, $2.99 He never thought to look beyond her shabby gowns and she never believed she could engage his heart…

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

 

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]MY LORD HIGHWAYMAN: 247pp $2.99 Because he lived a double life, he kept his heart at bay and she wanted more than he could give…

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

 

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]A COUNTRY FLIRTATION, 226pp, $3.99 When a curricle crashes into Lady Brook Cottage, will the unattainable Constance Pamberley finally lose her heart to the handsome gentleman now lying unconscious at her feet?

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

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Valerie King has published over fifty Regency novels and novellas, primarily with Kensington Publishing and in 2005 Romantic Times honored her with a Career Achievement award in Regency Romance. Currently, she’s working on a Regency Historical, Sweet Regency novellas, and self-publishing her extensive backlist. She also writes paranormal and contemporary romance as Caris Roane. Valerie lives in Phoenix with her two cats, Sebastien and Gizzy!

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6/9 Monday Collection is Back!!!

photo Caris Roane black borderHi, Everyone! Creating a collection for Monday, is a new way to blog and I’m enjoying every minute of it! I’ve spent the weekend hunting for new pics and here’s the first five that I’ll also be posting on Facebook. Some relate specifically to the Regency, others to things that fascinate me or that I love. Enjoy!

Garden of Dreams 500 x 800And remember that GARDEN OF DREAMS is now available. And up next will be A DARING COURTSHIP, which I’m hoping to release very soon. Yay! I’m also working on a Sweet Regency Serial…more on that in the weeks to come!

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A DARING COURTSHIP is in process right now, which means that I’ll have an announcement of its availability within the next few days!  Yay!!!

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Are you a fan of the thatched roof?  I am!

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Here’s one of the latest things to charm me!  Teapot and teacup cookies!

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Dancing the quadrille…

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This week, thoughts on beauty…

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I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into the things that inspire me! And for the latest releases, the most fabulous pictures, and the best contests, be sure to sign up for my newsletter: CLICK HERE!!!

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Have a wonderful day and an even better night!

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~ ~ ~ And now, more about Valerie King and her books!!! ~ ~ ~

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]AN ADVENTUROUS LADY, 226pp, $2.99

The scourge of his neighbors, the reclusive Earl of Rotherstone bargains three requests of Lady Evelina in exchange for the right to hunt for treasure on his vast estate…

Read more…

Amazon // Barnes & Noble

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]WICKED AND WONDERFUL, 309 pp, $.99/Kindle Her heart may long for more, but his wicked intentions drive her into his arms…

Read more… // KOBO

Amazon eBook // Amazon Print

Barnes & Noble eBook // Createspace Print

http://www.valerieking-romance.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Wonderful_HarrietLarge.jpgWONDERFUL HARRIET, 97pp, $2.99 He never thought to look beyond her shabby gowns and she never believed she could engage his heart…

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

 

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]MY LORD HIGHWAYMAN: 247pp $2.99 Because he lived a double life, he kept his heart at bay and she wanted more than he could give…

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

 

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]A COUNTRY FLIRTATION, 226pp, $3.99 When a curricle crashes into Lady Brook Cottage, will the unattainable Constance Pamberley finally lose her heart to the handsome gentleman now lying unconscious at her feet?

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

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Valerie King has published over fifty Regency novels and novellas, primarily with Kensington Publishing and in 2005 Romantic Times honored her with a Career Achievement award in Regency Romance. Currently, she’s working on a Regency Historical, Sweet Regency novellas, and self-publishing her extensive backlist. She also writes paranormal and contemporary romance as Caris Roane. Valerie lives in Phoenix with her two cats, Sebastien and Gizzy!

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6/4 Wednesday’s Best Pics!!!

photo Caris Roane black borderHi, Everyone! Wednesday’s best pics coming up!

Garden of Dreams 500 x 800And remember, that GARDEN OF DREAMS is now available. And up next will be A DARING COURTSHIP, which I’m hoping to release very soon. Yay! I’m also working on a Sweet Regency Serial…more on that in the weeks to come!

Garden of Dreams: Info

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Another lovely garden!  Take a stroll and dream a new dream!

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The source of happiness…

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The cabriolet…

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How beautiful is this High Tea!!!

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I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into the things that inspire me! And for the latest releases, the most fabulous pictures, and the best contests, be sure to sign up for my newsletter: CLICK HERE!!!

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Have a wonderful day and an even better night!

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~ ~ ~ And now, more about Valerie King and her books!!! ~ ~ ~

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]AN ADVENTUROUS LADY, 226pp, $2.99

The scourge of his neighbors, the reclusive Earl of Rotherstone bargains three requests of Lady Evelina in exchange for the right to hunt for treasure on his vast estate…

Read more…

Amazon // Barnes & Noble

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]WICKED AND WONDERFUL, 309 pp, $.99/Kindle Her heart may long for more, but his wicked intentions drive her into his arms…

Read more… // KOBO

Amazon eBook // Amazon Print

Barnes & Noble eBook // Createspace Print

http://www.valerieking-romance.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Wonderful_HarrietLarge.jpgWONDERFUL HARRIET, 97pp, $2.99 He never thought to look beyond her shabby gowns and she never believed she could engage his heart…

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

 

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]MY LORD HIGHWAYMAN: 247pp $2.99 Because he lived a double life, he kept his heart at bay and she wanted more than he could give…

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

 

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00040]A COUNTRY FLIRTATION, 226pp, $3.99 When a curricle crashes into Lady Brook Cottage, will the unattainable Constance Pamberley finally lose her heart to the handsome gentleman now lying unconscious at her feet?

Read more…

Amazon eBook // KOBO

Barnes & Noble eBook

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Valerie King has published over fifty Regency novels and novellas, primarily with Kensington Publishing and in 2005 Romantic Times honored her with a Career Achievement award in Regency Romance. Currently, she’s working on a Regency Historical, Sweet Regency novellas, and self-publishing her extensive backlist. She also writes paranormal and contemporary romance as Caris Roane. Valerie lives in Phoenix with her two cats, Sebastien and Gizzy!

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