Let’s give a big warm welcome to Shana Galen. Shana has three, yep three, different series going in addition to being included in A GROSVENER SQUARE CHRISTMAS. So, without further ado…
You know life is hectic when you have to check your calendar in order to determine which book you’re supposed to be blogging about. Miss Ivy was so gracious as to invite me to blog here today, and I wanted to chat about my new release, a Christmas anthology. But, dear readers, I didn’t think about the fact that I was going to have to write this blog in advance, and since the other authors (more about them in a moment) and I are publishing this anthology ourselves, I don’t know if the book is actually for sale yet. It should be, but the best laid plans and all of that.
Not that you have to buy this book. It’s free! That’s right. Totally free. Three of my favorite authors and I teamed up to write short stories centered around a Christmas ball given every year at a mansion in Grosvenor Square. I’ll just give you our little blurb. We worked so hard on it; it’s a shame not to show it to someone!
A Grosvenor Square Christmas
Four breathtakingly romantic tales of a Regency Christmas from four bestselling romance authors.
Down through the years, enchantment touches a tall gray house in Grosvenor Square. The legend of Lady Winterson’s Christmas ball promises true love and happiness to one lucky couple. Who will feel the magic this winter?
1803 – The Seduction of a Duchess by Shana Galen
Rowena Harcourt, the Duchess of Valere, never forgot the handsome footman who helped her escape the French Revolution. For fourteen years, Gabriel Lamarque has loved Rowena-now at Lady Winterson’s Christmas ball, has fate finally delivered a chance to win her hand?
1818 – One Kiss for Christmas by Vanessa Kelly
Nigel Dash is London’s most reliable gentleman, a reputation he never minded until he fell in love with beautiful Amelia Easton. Unfortunately, Amelia sees Nigel as a dependable friend, not a dashing suitor. At Lady Winterson’s famous Christmas ball, Nigel vows to change Amelia’s mind-by sweeping her off her feet.
1825 – His Christmas Cinderella by Anna Campbell
At the season’s most glittering ball, a girl who has never dared to dream of forever after discovers a Christmas miracle.
1830 – The Last First Kiss by Kate Noble
Susannah Westforth has always loved Sebastian Beckett – but he’s only ever seen her as a friend. When Sebastian takes his Grand Tour, Susannah transforms herself into a woman he’ll notice. Now Sebastian is back, just in time for Lady Winterson’s Christmas ball – but the last thing he expects to see is his little Susie, all grown up…
You’re invited to join the whirling dance at Lady Winterson’s sparkling Christmas ball, where miracles happen and true love shines forever. How can you resist?
Sound good? I’ve read all of the stories, and I promise you will not be disappointed.
If you’ve never read anything of mine, I have to say that I don’t usually write Christmas stories that take place at balls. I typically write fact paced, adventurous historicals. I have two series right now. The first is the Lord and Lady Spy series, and it’s about a group of elite British spies. The first book, Lord and Lady Spy, was a nod to the movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and the second, True Spies, was a fun play on the movie True Lies.
If spies aren’t your thing, I also have a series based on three glamorous courtesans and the dangers they face. The Jewels of the Ton series is almost complete, When You Give a Duke a Diamond and If You give a Rake a Ruby are out and Sapphires are an Earl’s Best Friend will be out in March.
The holidays, spies, jewels—I could be happy with any or all three. What kind of book do you like to read? Since A Grosvenor Square Christmas is free, I’ll give away a copy of True Spies (paperback or digital to one random person who comments).
Shana Galen is the bestselling author of fast-paced adventurous Regency historicals, including the RT Reviewers’ Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Her books are published all over the world and have been featured in the Rhapsody and Doubleday Book Clubs. She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston’s inner city. Now she writes full time. She’s happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers: visit her website or see what she’s up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.