Battle of the Books: First Funny Moment (re-blogged from Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Battle of the Books: First Funny Moment (re-blogged from Sourcebooks Casablanca)

The Battle of the Books continues…     Two novels in my Midnight Meetings series are launching in these final months of 2017: The Lord Meets His Lady (book 3) and Meet a Rogue at Midnight (book 4, a novella). Part of the fun has been comparing hallmark scenes in romance and seeing which book fared better. In the spirit of firsts, I’m presenting the first “funny moment” between the hero and heroine in The...

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A Book Birthday Surprise!

A Book Birthday Surprise!

It’s my youngest son’s birthday this month. His birthday also times up with the release of Meet a Rogue at Midnight. To celebrate, I’m giving some books away! You met Jonas in Meet the Earl at Midnight. The stalwart man of business has gone home to settle accounts with his grandfather before he leaves England for good. But, the curvy housebreaker he finds in his bed chamber on Christmas Eve makes him think twice about his...

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Two “First Meets” in Romance – A Battle of the Books

Two “First Meets” in Romance – A Battle of the Books

  The “Meet Cute” ranks up there in romance with “First Kiss” and the “Big Ending.” We like them quirky, funny, poignant, or hair-on-fire-mad (like an enemies to lovers first meet). We like them in contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and most definitely in historical romance.   With my Georgian series, Midnight Meetings, I noticed something about the “First Meet” in both upcoming...

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Advanced Peek at Mr. Beckworth from Midnight Meetings series, book 8

Advanced Peek at Mr. Beckworth from Midnight Meetings series, book 8

  Midnight Meetings series, Book 8 Chapter One   A man in possession of a humble fortune knows the trials and tribulations of finding a wife. When said gentleman is neither titled nor well-connected in Society, the challenge grows exponentially. He must wade through a crop of wall-flowers, witless young women, and racy widows on the hunt for carnal escapades.             For if there was one thing Mr. Samuel Beckworth did...

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It’s in His Kiss – A Battle of the Books by Gina Conkle (cross-posted with Casablanca Author’s Blog)

It’s in His Kiss – A Battle of the Books by Gina Conkle  (cross-posted with Casablanca Author’s Blog)

It’s been fun this year to see two very different heroes come into their own: Lord Marcus Bowles, a second son and Jonas “Bacon” Braithwaite, man of business for the Earl of Greenwich. Both men appear as key secondary characters in the Midnight Meetings series. Now they get their own books, but as men, they couldn’t be more different. So, here’s a reader poll for you. Which hero archetype appeals to you the...

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“I have a few requirements, milord…” an excerpt from The Lord Meets His Lady by Gina Conkle

“I have a few requirements, milord…” an excerpt from The Lord Meets His Lady by Gina Conkle

The Lord Meets His Lady Midnight Meetings series, book 3 Where rakish Lord Bowles fixes a cottage, and his impertinent housekeeper fixes his heart        An excerpt: “I have a few requirements milord…” Miss Turner bent over at the hearth, dumping ashes into a red pail. She could be ringing an off-key church bell with her energetic cleaning or calling the morning muster. “Mr. Beckworth asked me to remind you that...

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