We are twelve New York Times, USA Today, and international best-selling authors who have banded together to bring our readers:

 a monthly contest with great prizes,
  TWO sparkling boxed sets
of Fabulous Firsts containing the first book in each of 12 beloved series.
lots and lots of great books!
 and a Salon on Facebook where we talk all things historical romance
and throw fabulous parties!

Come see what’s happening there in June,
but don’t forget to enter the giveaway (below) first!

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October Giveaway!

Win a $50 gift certificate to the ebook retailer of your choice (B&N, iBooks, Kobo, Amazon, or Google Play)!

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Take a quick read of the featured Jewel of Historical Romance author’s favorite things to do when not writing, then answer two simple questions and you’re entered!

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My Favorite Thing To Do When Not Writing

Erica “Obsidian” Ridley

I live high in the rain forest of Costa Rica, surrounded by wildlife and lush greenery. One of my favorite non-writing things to do is hiking. In fact, I picked “obsidian” as my stone because, thanks to the local volcano, you can find obsidian on the macadamia farm where I live!


Besides horses, cattle, and pets, some of the animals on or near the farm include toucans, parrots, howler monkeys, paca (I’m holding one in my arms) and coati, which some people think look like a cross between a monkey and a raccoon. I think they’re adorable.

Because I live in the rain forest, not only am I surrounded by flora and fauna, but also constant rainbows! I’m up in the mountains, rather than down by the beach, but I’m walking distance from the biggest lake in Costa Rica. (Not that I usually walk around dressed in a Regency gown!)

There are several-hundred year old ceiba trees near where I live.

I recently took my nephews hiking to see one of my favorites, and then we climbed up the side of a volcano in order to stand on hardened lava for a birds-eye view of the lake.

One of my very favorite hikes!


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Erica’s latest release is ONCE UPON A DUKE, the first historical romance in her new 12 Dukes of Christmas series of Regency romps!

This laugh-out-loud romance features a spinster in a counting house, a grumpy duke, goats, true love, and a partridge in a pear tree. What could go wrong? Absolutely everything!

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