Scandalous Ever After, second in Theresa Romain's Regency romance series Romance of the Turf, is out now!
Does love really heal all wounds?
After being widowed by a steeplechase accident in Ireland, Lady Kate Whelan abandons the turf. But once her mourning is complete, her late husband’s debts drive her to seek help in Newmarket amidst the whirl of a race meet. There she encounters antiquities expert Evan Rhys, her late husband’s roguish friend—whom she hasn’t seen since the day of his lordship’s mysterious death.
Now that fate has reunited them, Evan seizes the chance to win over the woman he’s always loved. But once back within the old stone walls of Whelan House, long-held secrets come to light that shake up everything Kate thought she knew about her marriage. Now she wonders who she can trust with her heart—and Evan must decide between love and a truth that will separate him from all his heart desires.
Theresa is here to tell us how she'll celebrate release day:
Hi, everyone! It’s nice to be visiting the Sourcebooks Casablanca blog today.
My awesome publicist Stefani suggested I tell you all how I’ll be celebrating release day for my newest historical romance, Scandalous Ever After. Since I’m writing this before release day—July 4—but you’re reading it afterwards, we have a bit of a time conundrum. How will I have spent release day? Are those even the correct verb forms?
Every time a new book hits stores and ereaders, it’s a real thrill. Seeing all that work in a tangible form is so satisfying—and also more than a little nerve-racking as reader verdicts begin to come in. Usually on release day, I check on my guest blogs for the day, keep up on social media, work on my current project, and—if I’m lucky—take a nap. I can usually persuade my husband to pick up takeout for dinner, too.
But since Scandalous Ever After comes out on Independence Day, this release day will be more than a little unusual. I won’t have a workday for writing and guest-blogging; my husband and daughter will be home for the day, and we’ll be looking forward to barbecue and fireworks in the evening. I’m also on deadline, finishing up a book to turn in just after the long weekend. The combination of being on deadline for one book and getting ready for the release of another is stretching my brain in some odd ways.
And so, alas, I probably won’t get the coveted release-day nap. But there’s a lot to look forward to otherwise! I can’t think of a better way to observe the release day of a new book than by being with the people I love and doing the work that brings me such satisfaction. Readers, I hope you’ll enjoy Kate and Evan’s love story in Scandalous Ever After. And me—I’ll be working on a new one for you!
Historical romance author THERESA ROMAIN pursued an impractical education that allowed her to read everything she could get her hands on. She then worked for universities and libraries, where she got to read even more. Eventually she started writing, too. She lives with her family in Wichita, Kansas.
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