Today's release day for the Brava anthology Improper Gentlemen! I'm giving away a copy at fellow author Mia Marlowe's blog today, so after you read these words of wisdom, go on over there. :)
I'm going to thank the imp that was the impetus for creating Lucy Dellamar in "To Match a Thief." Lucy popped up in discussion amongst the heroines in the Courtesan Court books but never appeared on the page. She was literally a 'throwaway' character that I didn't give much thought to, just another girl on Jane Street they gossiped about. But then I had to write a novella, and the seeds the imp had scattered suddenly made sense and gave me focus. Lucy was alleged to be a thief. Why? Before I knew it, I had quite an answer. Lucy became an accidental heroine, and deserves every minute of her happy ending. Writing "To Match a Thief" was one of the most fun things I've done in a long while. Publishers Weekly says: "Robinson’s witty multidimensional characters are vividly entertaining.”
Lucy and her hero Simon have been separated for thirteen years. Neither one of them is who they were, nor what they think they are. How have you changed in thirteen years? Apart from more gray hairs, I think I'm fundementally the same. But maybe crankier. :)
Unsuitable. Forbidden. Oh-so-seductive. These gentlemen are hardly respectable. But they are the very best at being bad… What more could a lady want?
“To Match a Thief” by Maggie RobinsonEx-pickpocket Sir Simon Keith can now afford the best of everything. But London’s most-desired courtesan is his lost love Lucy. Now Simon will need his wits and his considerably large…wiles to win his way back into her bed—and into her heart.
“Hair Trigger Palace” by Diane WhitesideHe rules Colorado’s most glittering gambling palace. Justin Talbot never does something for nothing. If daring Boston aristocrat Charlotte Morland needs his protection from a dangerous enemy, he’ll make her business his pleasure…
“A Knack for Trouble” by Mia MarloweLord Aidan Stonemere didn’t go from prison to a title by playing by society’s rules. If he wants something, he takes it. Rosalinde Burke didn’t object to being taken. Once. To keep her from marrying a proper viscount, Aidan will do whatever it takes to remind her how deliciously good being improper feels…