Collette Cameron here!
How did you like the alliteration in that loooong title?
I waited until the last possible moment to schedule this post. Not because I was procrastinating, but because I was supposed to have a historical bundle, HISTORICAL HEARTTHROBS, release yesterday.
Alas, as sometimes happens in this wild-and-crazy writer/publishing life, the release was delayed a smidgen.
A 5-book boxed set of heroes to take your breath away!
(I borrow the above from Glynnis Campbell except I substituted her name for mine!)
HER PERFECT GENTLEMAN, a Regency novella boxed set, has been postponed until September too!
Stuff happens, and sometimes, there’s no getting around it.
Oh, what to do?
Well, it occurred to me, that I never shared my latest bundle, PROPER SCOUNDREL’S which is also five full-length historical novels.
How remiss of me!
I’ll get to that in a bit, but first, I wanted to chat a little about how important it is to be flexible and resilient, not just as an author, but in general.
People who accept life’s inevitable changes, losses, and challenge and let go of what they cannot control, are healthier and live longer.
The more resilient a person is, the better they cope with adversity and are able to move or overcome challenges which means less stress. We all know what stress does to the human body.
Some people seem to be more naturally flexible (I’m not talking about doing splits!) and others have to work harder at learning resiliency.
I tend to be pretty resilient most of the time, though once in a while I get gobsmacked.
I find a day buried in a romance with copious amounts of chocolate usually raises my spirits.
What about you?
Are you someone who can easily let things roll off your back, shrug vexations off, and move on, or is it harder for you to accept change or adapt?
Okay, on that cheery note, here’s the promised information about PROPER SCOUNDRELS, in case you need to hide from reality for a while!
Eight hundred pages of historical romance from five bestselling authors.
SHATTERED DREAMS by Laura Landon
Brentan Montgomery, Earl of Charfield has one love – his stable of Arabian horses. When he’s offered breeding rights to the Marquess of Fellingsdown’s prize Arabian if he acts as companion to Fellingsdown’s sister, he doesn’t care if the reclusive Lady Elyssa has three chins and a dozen hairy moles. The prize is worth anything he has to endure. But when he meets the elusive Lady Elyssa Prescott, all thoughts of gaining a prize Arabian colt disappear. He realizes he’s met the woman of his dreams – if he can keep her from discovering his deceit and convince her that her imperfections don’t matter to him.
Lady Elyssa Prescott knows what it’s like to be ridiculed and shunned. But when Brent Montgomery lets her glimpse a world where her limitations aren’t important, she believes it’s possible for her dreams to become a reality. Until she discovers the man with whom she’s fallen in love was ‘hired’ to offer her everything she’s dreamed of having.
The cruel reality of a love built on deceit shatters both their dreams and threatens to destroy their lives forever.
WAGERS GONE AWRY by Collette Cameron
Brooke Culpepper resigned herself to spinsterhood when she turned down the only marriage proposal she’d likely ever receive to care for her family. After her father dies, a distant cousin inherits the estate and becomes their guardian but permits Brooke to act in his stead.
Heath, Earl of Ravensdale is none-too-pleased to discover five young women call the dairy farm he won and intends to sell, their home. Desperate, pauper poor, and with nowhere to go, Brooke proposes a wager. His stakes? The farm. Hers? Her virtue.
Brooke loses, and her devastation is compounded when the cousin arrives, intending to haul the Culpepper misses off to London. Heath astounds himself and proposes in order to apply for guardianship of the other girls. Does Brooke dare marry the handsome stranger who’d been bent on compromising her? Will Heath regret his impulsive gesture, or will unexpected love flourish?
LORD RUTHVEN’S BRIDE by Tarah Scott
Love is always sweetest the first time around…
A harmless attraction leads to a friendship that forces Lady Annabelle to choose between the two men who love her. One saved her from a killer. The other is her future husband.
James Waterson, newly titled Viscount Ruthven, is hunting a killer. When Lady Annabelle steps into the killer’s sights, James will do everything in his power to protect her. Even if that means letting her go.
THE MOST UNLIKELY LADY by Barbara Devlin
Book Three in the Brethren of the Coast Series.
Woo a young lady with a fishing rod and a bucket of worms? Oh-so dashing–but untitled–Everett Markham seeks a bride, and he has charged the field of Miss Sabrina Douglas, a woman who prefers trout to truffles.
Unabashed and unapologetic, Sabrina sets her cap for a second son, one who will smile patiently when he comes home to find she’s misplaced their children. But marriage changes her in ways she never imagined, as the awkward debutante surrenders to a very real, very womanly, all-consuming love.
An irresistibly handsome English rogue, Everett plots his future with ruthless detail, but his future wife is anything but predictable, resulting in the zaniest courtship London society has ever seen. When a family tragedy upends his life on his wedding day, he must chart a slippery course with his most unlikely lady–as the new Earl and Countess of Woverton.
LOVING THE HAWKE by Lana Williams
Two wounded souls, a wallflower and a war hero, stumble upon each other time and again in slums and ballrooms, realizing they fight a common cause and share an unbridled passion. Will the curse they fight be their downfall? Or will love win the day?