Thursday, October 6, 2011

A New Season, A New Cover!



Good morning, Casa ladies, readers, and fans. I’m pleased to be with you at this fabulous blog site where there is always something new, wonderful, and exciting to read each day. Thank you for having me.

Since we just had a change of seasons, I thought this would be the perfect time to talk about my favorite season, and it’s not spring, summer, or fall. No, my preferred season is the London Season during the Regency. As for the temperature during the Season in London days could have a nip in the air and nights could be downright chilly, but a swift glance across a crowded room, the brush of a hand while dancing, or a stolen moment on a balcony could heat up the temperature to boiling between lovers.

The London Season was a time for grand ballrooms filled with impeccably dressed gentlemen and beautifully gowned ladies. It was a time for expensive, wispy lace, fine cotton chemises, and jeweled hair combs for ladies, and perfectly tied neckcloths, cutaway coats, and shiny Hessian knee boots for gentlemen. But the gentleman would never wear those sexy boots to a ball! It was the Season for gossip whispered behind fans, printed in the tittle-tattle sheets, and discussed in drawing rooms and gentlemen clubs.

I now have nine published Regency books and most, but not all, of them have been set during the London Season. The book I’m touting today is set during the London Season. And, as you might have already guessed, it’s all about gossip. Millicent Blair has been summoned to London for the Season by her ailing aunt—not to enjoy the parties and balls, but to take over her aunt’s famous gossip column. And it just so happens that the devilish rogue who’s caught her eye, Lord Dunraven, has reason to hate scandal sheets and the nameless people who write them.

I happily and quickly point out that this book is the second in five reprints that Sourcebooks will be publishing from my backlist. I’m absolutely thrilled with the new and fabulous cover they put on the book. I’ve added a copy of the original cover so you can see what a big difference a few years can make in a cover!



So, please enter the unforgettable Regency world I’ve created and join me for the London Season where the gossip is always fresh, sexy, and exciting, and a new scandal is always brewing.

Lord Dunraven is obsessed with catching the thief who stole a priceless heirloom from him. When he keeps finding London newcomer Miss Millicent Blair in places she shouldn’t be, his suspicions are aroused…
But Millicent’s real secret isn't what the earl thinks—and every encounter increases the attraction between the powerful earl and the lovely Miss.

A Dash of Scandal by Amelia Grey is on sale October 1, 2011

For a chance to win a copy of A Dash Of Scandal, please contact me via ameliagrey.com or email me at ameliagrey@comcast.net and say enter me in the contest! Good luck!

15 comments:

  1. Amelia, the new cover is beautiful--so glad Sourcebooks is reissuing your backlist!

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  2. You said it Amelia--the BEST season is the Regency Season. I'm surrounded from time to time by Civil War re-enactors, otherwise sane fellows who tromp around in the summer heat and humidity wearing wool and carrying heavy packs, and I have to wonder: Wouldn't re-enacting a Regency ball be MUCH more fun? A musicale? A Venetian breakfast?

    WHEN can we go driving in Hyde Park?! Priorities, people!

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  3. Lovely cover, Amelia! It makes me think of a beautiful spring day!

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  4. How absolutely wonderful that you get to see your books printed again with up date date covers. Loved the old cover but that new one is swoonable...that's really a word in regency world! And the storyline deserves a new time around for sure.

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  5. Your books sounds like great fun with that particular conflict. A scandal sheet writer of that time as a heroine, how delightful.

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  6. Thank you Tracey, I'm excited about it too.

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  7. Grace, you plan the ball and I'll be there with a handsome gent by my side.

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  8. Terry, I'm over the moon happy with the cover. Thanks

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  9. You are so right Carolyn, I swooned when I saw the cover. I absolutely love it!

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  10. Lil,
    It's always fun trying to keep a handsome rake on his toes!
    Amelia

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  11. That is a gorgeous cover. Just beautiful! I'm excited about this book. I read A Gentleman Never Tells and loved it. I know this is a re0issue, but it's new to me.

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  12. So glad you loved AGNT, Shana. And the great thing about reprints is that you get to see your baby grow up one more time!
    Amelia

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  13. I'm glad to see books being re-issued. It gives me a chance to read them :) I like both covers but the new one feels very vibrant and full of life.

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  14. Love the new cover its fabulous!

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  15. Hi Amelia! Congratulations on seeing your books re-released. And your new cover is gorgeous!

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