Covers and Reality
Lord Gray’s List, has been out for a few weeks. The next one, Captain Durant’s Countess, releases in February and will be an full-length ebook exclusive. The last, Lady Anne’s Lover, comes out in August. I am absolutely loving the covers so far, with their mix of manscape and landscape. However, eagle eyes and historical purists will note that Big Ben was not around in the Regency, when Ben Gray’s story is set, nor would Ben’s shirt have unbuttoned in that delicious, distracting fashion. And worse…there are street lights in front of the country house on the cover of Captain Durant’s Countess!!! I’ll pretend they’re gas lamps and call it good. Who can look at lights anyway when Reyn Durant’s sword is so shiny?
Lord Gray’s List, the series revolves around a Regency weekly scandal sheet. Ben Gray keeps turning up on its front page, and instead of trying to keep a lower profile, decides to buy the paper. He intends to close it down, but when he discovers how important it is to so many people, he agrees to work alongside his nemesis, editor Evangeline Ramsey. Sparks fly, etc.
Here’s my question: Could you work alongside your husband or boyfriend and live to tell about it? My husband and I taught together in several private schools, and while we were never in the same classroom, it was a little awkward with school politics and disciplinary issues when we disagreed. Not to mention the two years I was a school librarian and we shared a mailbox. He was the athletic director and kept throwing away all the book catalogs, LOL. One commenter will get a trade paperback copy of Lord Gray’s List!
Book #1 in the London List series
From duchesses to chamber maids, everybody’s reading it. Each Tuesday, The London List appears, filled with gossip and scandal, offering job postings and matches for the lovelorn—and most enticing of all, telling the tales and selling the wares a more modest publication wouldn’t touch.
The creation of Evangeline Ramsey, The London List saved her and her ailing father from destitution. But the paper has given Evie more than financial relief. As its publisher, she lives as a man, dressed in masculine garb, free to pursue and report whatever she likes—especially the latest disgraces besmirching Lord Benton Gray. It’s only fair she hang his dirty laundry, given that it was his youthful ardor that put her off marriage for good.
Lord Gray—Ben—isn’t about to stand by while all of London laughs at his peccadilloes week after week. But once he discovers that the publisher is none other than pretty Evie Ramsey with her curls lopped short, his worries turn to desires—and not a one of them fit to print.Read my review
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