I am excited to announce
Mad for the Marquess,
my new historical romance is coming out
Meet my Marquess~
James Drake, Marquess of Devlin, had everything—until he was found covered in blood, standing over a dead girl. Now locked away in a madhouse, Devlin has one short year to recover his memories and prove his sanity, or be condemned for life. But the demons inside Dev’s head are far easier to battle than the evil surrounding him at Ballencrieff Asylum.
Anne Winton hardly expects to find her calling—or love—while working in a lunatic asylum. But despite all warnings, the “Mad Marquess” proves dangerously fascinating to innocent Anne. She vows to save Dev not only from his adversaries, but from himself.
Initially, Anne is only a pawn Dev uses to gain his freedom, until he begins to see her not just as a means to an end, but as a beautifully passionate woman. He must choose: ruin the woman he loves, or languish forever in hell.
Hopefully I’ve piqued your interest!
So, in preparation for for the launch, I need a dress for the occasion (doesn’t every gal?) While The Dressmaker’s Duke was set in 1810, this book is set in 1863, the Victorian era. (Those of you who loved PBS’s “Victoria” will appreciate this next frock.) Only a little over 50 years separate my books, but styles changed enormously. The high-waist, gauzy dresses of the Regency gave way to the cinched waistlines and huge bell-like skirts of the Victorian era. Here is a pictorial Progression of Fashion
Over the next few weeks I (we) will be constructing a glorious gown for my heroine, Anne.
“Say YES to the Dress-part 2.”
So be ready to weigh in on all the components!