It’s been up for a couple of days and it’s just showing some rewarding results so I thought I’d share. Here’s amazon US this morning:
Hope you all enjoy and move on thereafter to follow up on Daisy’s story in
DAISY’S DILEMMA and the earlier novels would not have been written without a lot of things coming together.
Or without the ongoing support of Tunnock’s Teacakes.
For some it’s the bottle. For others chocolate.
Some, I’ve heard rumours, just sit down at a keyboard and write. But I don’t give much credence…
My lovely family know of my weakness and I have a growing collection of artifacts. The most recent was a Christmas pressie from the DH.
Here it is – form an orderly queue, please. It can look like this:
Of course, some people deserve more teacakes than others. There’s my hugely talented cover artist, CK Volnek for one.
Also, I am indebted to my patient editor, JUDY ROTH without whom there would be dangling modifiers galore – oh, and many, many ‘thats’.
And finally, but not least, my publisher Lea Schizas. What a team!
Daisy’s Dilemma by ANNE STENHOUSE from MuseItUp is out.
Throughout this really exciting day there’ll be posts here and on the special Facebook Event which can be found here. Some competitions for the competitive. Some reflections for the reflective. Some virtual food and drink for the hungry and thirsty. Let’s get the day off to a good start.
What’s your favourite breakfast? Around here, I like fruit juice, toast, a soft boiled egg and coffee. So, do we think this lovely lad had anything to do with my breakfast? Does the chicken come before the egg?
Another wonderful lady from CK Volnek for MuseItUp. Don’t you think her brooding air is so suitable for a lady in a dilemma?
DAISY’S DILEMMA is available to pre-order now from:
MuseItUp and amazon. Links are below. What’s it about? Back to London for this one, 1822, when Lady Daisy, sister of Tobias, Earl of Mellon, is recovering from food poisoning. Lady Daisy was one of those secondary characters who simply cried out for a place to tell her own story. So, here it is:
Lady Daisy should be ecstatic when her brother, the earl, allows Mr. John Brent to propose. She’s been plotting their marriage for two years. However, she is surprised to find herself underwhelmed and blames their distant cousin, Reuben, for unsettling her.
Reuben Longreach wonders whether the earl understands the first thing about Daisy’s nature and her need for a life with more drama than the Season allows. It’s abundantly clear to him that Daisy and John are not suited, but the minx accepts his proposal nonetheless.
Meanwhile, Daisy hatches a plan to attach Reuben to her beautiful, beleaguered Scots cousin, Elspeth. Little does she know that Elspeth is the focus of a more sinister plot that threatens Daisy too.
Will Reuben be able to thwart the forces surrounding Daisy before she is irretrievably tied to John? Will Daisy find the maturity to recognise her dilemma may be of her own making before it’s too late?
Publication date is 16th June, but you can pre-order and it’ll be automatically sent to your e-reader from:
TOBIAS is the hero of my debut novel, Mariah’s Marriage He’s everything a young lady of fashion in 1822 might dream of.
An earl. A former soldier. A one-time second son – so less stuffy than if bred to the job. He has that touch of arrogance a regency heroine delights to tame and he dresses well.
“Tilly, is Papa in the downstairs study?” she asked the maid, who was agog at the appearance of her escort. Mariah had forgotten how circumscribed their lives were. Of course Tilly would be interested in the earl’s tailored wool coat with his spotless waistcoat and carefully tied neck cloth. The men who normally visited here wore ill-fitting garments which were often stained with food. Not only that, but the earl had a clean-shaven face and the hair of his head was trimmed into a neat style that allowed his strong bones to be seen easily. Seen and admired, she thought.
In addition his name is from the Hebrew and means something like God’s goodness. What more could that young lady want?
Now, my first encounter with Tobias might well have been in the Toby of Toby jugs. Toby jugs are those much loved little , well, jugs, cast in the shape of an olde worlde gentleman with double-breasted coat and ruffles and a broad brimmed hat. People enjoy collecting them.
I’ve mentioned before how difficult it is to think of character names that stand out, but don’t betray the period. There were so few in circulation. Tobias holds lots of attraction for the romantic author, not least because it shortens admirably to Toby. That would be indicative of a growing warmth between the H & H and not of any pottery classes.
Mariah’s Marriage is available from most online book shops. A continuation of one of its characters will be published shortly by MuseItUp, Daisy’s Dilemma.
Bella’s Betrothal, set in Edinburgh 1826, is on special offer till April 28th. For 99c @ AU http://goo.gl/3yj8U1 .
The rest of the world:
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Dalkeith 1826 – Does the man in Bella’s room at the inn represent more of a danger to her bruised heart than the bogeyman out there he claims to rescue her from?
Dialogue rich, laced with humour and stirred through with a touch of thematic mystery, Bella’s Betrothal is a page clicking read on any e-reader.
The very lovely Veronica at Storyteller Alley was in touch about my submission to appear on their great site. StorytellerAlley There was a list of questions to answer and a list of pictures to supply. It prompted me to look again at how I was presenting myself. So I’ve updated my author bio. It’s below. And while I’ve gone with my Facebook photo for now, here’s one taken by Scarlet Wilson, HM&B medical author extraordinaire, on Monday evening. I did take the camera case off before she snapped. My camera case is featured quite enough across the web. Might get a little big-headed, no?
Scottish writer Anne Stenhouse writes dialogue rich historical romance with humour and a touch of mystery in the plot. She lives in Edinburgh in the UK and gets the chance to walk the cobbled streets that appear in some of her fiction because they remain part of the city’s fabric. Anne enjoys wandering in cityscapes, visiting historic houses (particularly the below stairs and outhouses areas) and reading up on life in times past. She finds that place can be very stimulating to the imagination.
She wrote stage drama for many years and enjoyed seeing it performed at both amateur and professional level. Her non-fiction has appeared in Scottish Memories and the magazine of the Scottish Women’s Rural Institute among others and her short fiction in magazines and on-line at Shortbread.
Anne has a husband and dancing partner of over thirty years standing. Together they have created three gorgeous children and welcomed a lovely grandson.
The Canadian publisher, MuseItUp brought out two of Anne’s books in 2013 and are publishing a third, set in London 1822, this spring.
Although devoted to her Heroines (bright and articulate) and Heroes (handsome with a touch of arrogance), Anne enjoys the creation of a good and believable villain. The course of true love should be troubled until the last couple of pages, Anne feels, and a strong antagonist is so helpful in achieving that.
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“Oh, Mariah, let us not quarrel. We will be married within the month. At least your papa’s house contains plenty of books. You may practise throwing them.” anne stenhouse October is MuseItUp’s birthday month and this year there’s an enormous sale going on. Browse through the amazing titles on offer prices. Buy Mariah’s Marriage for half its usual price at the MuseItUp book store here Or from amazon, where you are. http://goo.gl/pASdjp Mariah’s Marriage amazon US http://goo.gl/NxYxj5 Mariah’s Marriage UK http://goo.gl/Eu23YN Mariah’s Marriage Au http://goo.gl/n8e7Jt Mariah’s Marriage Canada
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