Before the Season Ends

Before the Season Ends
Written by Linore Rose Burkard

About the Book…

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England, 1813: Romantic woes at home send Ariana Forsythe to her Aunt Bentley’s town house in the fashionable Mayfair district of London. There she finds worse troubles than those that prompted her flight from home. Under her aunt’s watchful eye, Ariana is soon steeped in high society–and at odds with Mr. Phillip Mornay, London’s current darling rogue.

Then, unexpectedly, rumour of a scandal changes Ariana forever. Her faith and her future are at stake in an unexpected adventure that gains even the Prince Regent’s attention.

Will Ariana’s faith survive this test? And what about her heart? For it is Ariana’s heart that most threatens to betray the truths she has always believed in. When she finds herself backed against a wall, betrothed to a man who cannot share her faith, how can it ever turn out right?

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About the Author…
Linore Rose Burkard creates Inspirational Romance for the Jane Austen Soul. Her characters take you back in time to experience life and love during the era of Regency England (circa 1800 – 1830). Fans of classic romances, such as Pride & Prejudice, Emma, and Sense & Sensibility, will enjoy meeting Ariana Forsythe, a feisty heroine who finds her heart and beliefs tested by high-society London.

Ms. Burkard’s novels include Before the Seasons Ends and The House in Grosvenor Square (coming April, 2009). Her stories blend Christian faith and romance with well-researched details from the Regency period. Her books and monthly newsletter captivate readers with little-known facts, exciting stories, and historical insights. Experience a romantic age, where timeless lessons still apply to modern life. And, enjoy romance that reminds us happy endings are possible for everyone.

Visit her at her website!

Winter Reading…

I don’t know about you, but when it’s cold outside I tend to stay inside more than usual. And what’s the best thing to do when indoors? Read of course!

This winter I discovered Michele Bardsley and Gerry Bartlett. Both of these talented women write humorous vampire romance novels. Their characters are as real as you and I, which is what makes them so wonderful.

If you haven’t already read them, give Ms. Bartlett’s Real Vampires series a try. You won’t be disappointed! The heroine is a size 14 vampire who trys to blend with the times… the fact that the heroine wasn’t a size 6 always disparing of her size was a relief! I personally am tired of teensy tiny women in every romance novel you pick up. It’s about time the heroine was the size of a real woman! (not that those born with a smaller frame aren’t real women , but the average size woman in the US is a 12 – not a 2)

In Ms. Bardley’s series, you will fall in love with the characters of Broken Heart, Oklahoma. You can even hear the Oklahoma accent when the characters speak. The women manage to get themselves into absurd situations that will have you laughing from beginning to end, and yet they still manage to fall in love some where along the way – as all good romance heroines should. 🙂

Now, that’s all just the opinion of one person. However, Library Thing has Ms. Bardsley listed with 3.75 stars (average for all of her titles) and Ms. Bartlett has a 3.83 rating with Library Thing. This site will allow you to click on the individual titles to see the reviewers opinions of each book.

New Publisher

I’m sure we’re all tired of the infamous “publisher hunt.” We find one, think it’s great, then find out things aren’t as wonderful as we thought. So we begin our search again. The plus side? Your books are published by various publishers. Why is this a good thing? Each publisher has their own marketing strategy. By being published by various places, you get more exposure. A good publisher will not have an issue with you submitting to other places (as long as it isn’t the manuscript you sent to them!). 🙂

A new publisher for romance and erotica is Wild Horse Press. You can find them at http://www.wildhorsepress.webs.com or you can google them. They have published my latest novel, Moonlight Protector, and will be doing the whole series. However, Whispering Lake is with Hearts on Fire Books.

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Does this mean Wild Horse Press will publish all of my future novels? I’m not sure. I may still submit non-series titles to other places just to keep my options open and get my name out there a bit more. After all, marketing at Hearts on Fire is different than marketing with Wild Horse Press, just as I’m sure the marketing at places like Wild Rose Press and Samhain Publishing is different than other places. Each publisher is unique in their own way.

Bottom line? If you write romance or erotica, check out Wild Horse Press. Yes, they’re new and therefore unknown, but you’ll get a “yes” or “no” out of them quicker since they won’t be back-logged like a lot of places. In addition, you may find they satisfy all of your publishing needs. Worse case? You give them one book and send your next one elsewhere.

Personally, I think I’m going to aim for 3 or 4 different publishers. The more the merrier (or maybe the more publishers, the more insane I’ll become). 🙂 Only one way to find out!