Posts Tagged ‘Amy Sandas’

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Cover Reveal: LORD OF LIES by Amy Sandas

We’re so excited for the cover reveal of Lord of Lies by Amy Sandas! Why? Mostly because we’re obsessed with the Fallen Ladies series and there’s so much to love about these characters. But partially? Partially, it’s because this cover has a little bit of everything we love in a great Romance cover. From the perfectly coy but classic Shirt That Is Sort of on the Male Lead But Not Really down to the Dress I Really Want But Can’t Possibly Exist in Reality, this cover has it all and we’re being big nerds about it.

But before we reveal anything, here’s a tantalizing look at the content:

“You do strange things to me, Dell Turner. Tell me I am not alone in what I feel.”

His voice was low and rough. His eyes burned. “You are not alone,” he said.
Portia Chadwick fears she’ll never have a life of adventure. But when a dangerous moneylender kidnaps her sister, Portia seeks help from a man known only as Nightshade. Soon she finds herself charging headfirst into his world of intrigue and danger—and unexpected passion.

Dell Turner grew up in London’s back alleys and gin lanes. Vowing to escape his low beginnings, he hires himself out to society’s elite. When he accepts a job from a beautiful young lady, he doesn’t anticipate her relentless determination to join his mad occupation, or her unnerving ability to inspire emotions he thought long buried. She’s as dangerous to him as his world is to her, and yet Dell can’t bring himself to turn Portia away… even if it means risking her life.

Alright. Now that you’ve had a taste, here’s the whole meal:

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Guest Post: Amy Sandas on the Best Piece of Writing Advice She Ever Received

The Untouchable Earl Amy Sandas

Once upon a time, when I was young and hopeful and naïve, I dreamed of writing romance novels. No. I yearned to write romance novels. I fell asleep thinking of my characters and their lives. I woke up missing them. I developed in-depth, real-time scenes in my head for the first kiss, the black moment, the resolution, and every poignant interaction in between. At one point, I went to a Tarot card reader (as one does when one wants desperately to know if ones dreams will come true) and this is what she said:

Just keep writing and the rest will come.

I walked away feeling bereft. Why? Because writing was the one thing I wasn’t doing. And I was afraid that it was the one thing I couldn’t do.

Now, of course I was doing some writing at this point and had been for years. Snippets of character description, short paragraphs or even single lines that would pop into my head at a time when the only thing I had to write on was a gum wrapper. On a few occasions, I’d even started a couple different novels. But I wouldn’t keep writing.

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Guest Post: 5 Tips for Getting Lucky in Love from Amy Sandas

Luck is No Lady Amy Sandas

With this year’s RT Convention taking place in beautiful Las Vegas and the fact that my latest historical romance, Luck is No Lady, is set at an exclusive gambling hell in regency London, it seems like a perfect time to talk about getting lucky.

Lucky in love, that is.

The internet is flooded with tips and tricks for winning big at the casinos, but some would say love is the greatest gamble of all. There is certainly a lot of risk involved in matters of the heart and the pay-out can be hugely rewarding or equally devastating. So, I thought I would share my tips for getting lucky in love.

#1 – There Are No Rules

In gambling, you must know the rules of the game if you expect to develop a strategy and play with any success. When it comes to love, however, there are no rules. Many readers may recall a book that came out some years ago that detailed the rules of dating and finding love. In my opinion, no one else can decide what is right and how love should proceed. The only rules associated with love are those that are meant to be broken.

In Luck is No Lady, Emma Chadwick is a woman who always plays by the rules of English regency society. Anything less than a strict adherence to social decorum could result in a loss of reputation and ruin her younger sisters settled into proper marriages. It isn’t until Emma starts breaking those unwritten rules that she has a chance at love.

#2 – Know Where to Go

This little gambling tip suggests that going off-strip in Vegas gives you better odds than remaining amongst the crowds in the posh casinos along the main drag. This could be true in love, as well. You never know where you might encounter someone who makes your heart skip a beat.  Take a chance every now and then and do something out of the ordinary, go somewhere new.

Often, love will find you where you least expect it. As Emma discovers, maybe even in the halls of a notorious gambling hell.

#3 – Learn to Read Others

This is vital in poker where winning relies on being able to read the other players as much as it relies on the cards you are dealt. Learning the habits and tells of the others at the table assist in seeing through bluffs and deceptions.

Whereas poker is about deception, love is about truth. But it can require just as much attention to discovering what lies behind the façade someone else presents to the rest of the world. Taking time to get to know a person’s true self provides a much better chance at winning their heart.

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