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Party time!

It’s that time again, party time! Okay, when it isn’t a party day in the lair? But today, I’m celebrating my release of Bewitching the Duke. It officially releases tomorrow so I’m one day early but I think we can still open bar.

So here is the back cover blurb:


After losing his wife in childbirth, Colin Barrett, Duke of Northrop, does not trust healers. So when he discovers Selina White cleansing his home, he is livid. As duke, Colin is accustomed to his charges taking orders from him. But the fiery Selina has the audacity to defy him when he asks her to leave his lands. More infuriating, he cannot stop thinking about the seductive sway of her hips when she walks.


The sick tenants of Northrop Park depend on Selina, and she’s not about to let a man tell her she must leave her village—even if he is a duke. And while Selina does not fear Colin’s temper, she is afraid of the secrets she keeps from him and of the desire he sets off in her every time he is near.

Bewitching the Duke is the first book in my new wise woman series. A few people have asked me what a wise woman is so I thought I’d explain. This is why I watch the History channel…so much inspiration! A wise woman really goes back farther into the Middle Ages. She was the healer and midwife for the surrounding land. But during the witchcraft investigations, many of these women were labeled as witches and burned. Interestingly enough, this is also the time men starting to take up the practice of medicine.

I wondered what would happen if the landowner actually protected his wise women during those witch-hunts so their decendents were still doing most of this same work in a later century. So I took that idea into the countryside of Regency England.


So sit back and tell me what the cabana boys can bring you to drink. Sven is here giving out massages and boy do I need one.

Once you get your drink, tell me what you think draws so many women in the medical field now. I know there are a couple of nurses here who can shed some light on that. I’m curious because I never had that urge but two of my sisters did.

Bewitching the Duke is available only ebook format.


Be sure to come back to the Lair on December 13 when we kick off the annual 12 BANDITA DAYS OF CHRISTMAS! Prizes and recipes every day!! Roosters. Starbucks goodies. Books. Dragons. Books. Cookies. Godiva. Books!! (By Banditas and friends like Sabrina Jeffries, Liz Carlyle, JD Tyler, Deb Marlowe, Addison Fox and many more!) You know you want the cookies, for sure, so come home to the Lair for the Holidays! Who knows, you might win something, and you’ll be guaranteed to have fun!!