The Demon Duke Is Having One Heck Of A (Good) Week

When it rains, it pours, y’all. But sometimes that’s a good thing. An overwhelming, “say WHAT?” kind of good thing.


On Sunday, I got a phone call that The Demon Duke has finaled in the Greater Detroit RWA Booksellers Best contest.

Booksellers Best Finalist Badge

Wednesday morning, I got an email saying The Demon Duke is a finalist in the Golden Quill awards, sponsored by the Desert Rose RWA chapter.

Golden Quill Award logo

Wednesday night, I got news The Demon Duke finaled in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Next Generation Award Sticker

It’s an embarrassment of riches.

Also happening this month? Voting in the Kindle Book Review’s Readers Choice Awards and InD’Tale magazine’s RONE Awards, in which The Demon Duke is ALSO a finalist. (Shameless begging: would you please consider voting for The Demon Duke?!)


“How many contests did you enter?” my husband exclaimed with a chuckle when I told him of the third finalist notification in week.

“More than I normally would,” I responded.

And it’s true. The reason is twofold:

  • Given the initial response to the book, readers seemed to like it a lot and so I thought perhaps it would have a chance to final in a contest. I wanted to give it a shot!
  • When I was struggling under a thunderstorm of grief last fall over the loss of my mother, entering contests was a way to find a small light in a less-than-happy time. It was nice to have something to hope for! Plus entering contests made me feel as if I were doing something legit for my career when I’d set aside so many other things because I just couldn’t work.

It’s truly a little embarrassing to share this all at once. I do not want to be that braggy author everyone hates. But it’s also the biggest blessing. Not only am I grateful for the acknowledgment that maybe I can write after all (Empress of Impostor Syndrome here), but if any of my books were to receive any notice, I wanted it to be The Demon Duke. Because it’s hopefully bringing more awareness to Tourette Syndrome and because I wrote it for my son.



Thank you all so much for your support! And though my cheeks are red and I want to duck my head, can I ask you to wish me luck? Because, yeah, it would be really fun to WIN, too!

 


The Demon Duke earned a Publishers Weekly STARRED Review!

I am beside myself with joy that The Demon Duke garnered a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly!

The wonderful reception of this book by readers means the world to me, for as anyone who’s read the Author’s Note knows, this book was for and, in a fictionalized way, about my son.

To all who live with Tourette Syndrome, may you have whatever kind of Happy Ever After you so desire in life. You certainly deserve it.

The Demon Duke is a USA Today Bestseller! Plus a SALE & Christmas Gift Idea


The Demon Duke is a USA Today Bestseller! 

I’m stunned. Over the moon. In disbelief. And so immensely grateful.
THANK YOU to everyone who’s taken a chance on The Demon Duke. I wouldn’t be here without you!


And just in time for stuffing those eReader stockings, A Man of Character is on sale for only $0.99 through December 10th.
Scoop up your copy now and fall in love with the magic!

Prefer the feel of a real book? Like autographed copies?
I’d be happy to send you a personalized, autographed paperback, perfect for gift giving (or, you know, yourself).
Books are just $12 each (cheaper than the online bookstores!) and postage is INCLUDED if you’re in the US.
(If you’re international, email me and I can provide you with a postage estimate.)

To order, just PayPal me!

Please ensure you include your address or the address to which I should send the book(s),
as well as to whom you’d like it personalized.


No Trick, All Treat: The Demon Duke is on SALE! 👻

💀 What skeletons are in Damon Blackbourne’s closet? 💀

Find out when you get in bed with The Demon Duke (or wherever you like to read) for only $0.99 for the ebook (less than the price of a pumpkin! 🎃).

🍫 🍬 But don’t delay – this offer will expire much more quickly than your Halloween candy. 🍬 🍫

 


A man tormented by a painful secret meets the bookish miss who just might save him from himself…

Banished to Yorkshire as a boy for faults his father failed to beat out of him, Damon Blackbourne has no use for English society and had vowed never to return to his family’s estate at Thorne Hill, much less London. However, when his father and brother die in a freak carriage accident, it falls on Damon to take up the mantle of the Malford dukedom, and to introduce his sisters to London Society-his worst nightmare come to life.

He never planned on Lady Grace Mattersley. The beautiful debutante stirs him body and soul with her deep chocolate eyes and hesitant smiles. Until she stumbles across his dark secret.

Bookish Grace much prefers solitude and reading to social just-about-anything. Her family may be pressuring her to take on the London Season to find herself a husband, but she has other ideas. Such as writing a novel of her own. But she has no idea how to deal with the Duke of Malford.

Will she betray him to the world? Or will she be his saving Grace?

Win The Demon Duke on Amazon!

The Demon Duke Cover

See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: The Demon Duke (Put Up Your Dukes Book 1) (Kindle Edition). https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/a5c9c64fc1f301c3 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Sep 25, 2017 11:59 PM PDT, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules http://amzn.to/GArules.