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Friday, February 15, 2013

Some days the best laid plans go awry by Michelle Styles

Yesterday, it was supposed to be a quick trip into town to get some jobs done and out again.
I had not counted on the wind blowing the gate and me putting the rear wind screen out. My plans for the day went and because I had to wait around for the wind screen repair man my plans for today went as well. This is my excuse why this is late.
It was a stupid thing to do but apparently it happens more frequently than you might imagine.  Because we had full comprehensive insurance, the insurance company handled it and the wind screen repair man came to my house and fixed the car.

My April release An Ideal Husband?  features a heroine whose well thought out plans go awry as well. She thought she had everything covered when she decided to help her friend elope and avoid marriage to a toad. Only things don't turn out how she planned and Sophie ends up in a fake engagement to a known rake.  Sophie first appeared in To Marry A Matchmaker and she desperately wanted her own story. In fact, she was lobbying for her own story before I started writing To Marry A Matchmaker.

The blurb reads:TO MARRY A RAKE When heiress Sophie Ravel finds herself in a compromising situation, notorious Richard Crawford, Viscount Bingfield, swoops in and saves her reputation! She might have escaped the attentions of one undesirable, but will Richard's protection expose her to even more scandal? Richard curses his impetuousnessĂŻ¿½at offering a betrothal in the heat of the moment! He gladly accepts Sophie's terms that their engagement remains a pretence until, quite by chance, he unlocks his shy fiancee's passionate nature. Now nothing will steer him from wedding - then bedding - his blushing bride...

I had a great deal of  fun writing the book (once I figured out the hero's motivations!) and am super looking forward  it coming out in April. It is my last Regency/Victorian for awhile as I have been writing several Viking set romances. The first of these comes out in November 2013 and Mills & Boon/Harlequin recently accepted the second one.

I had planned to get the excerpt up etc but events overtook me. I will have a giveaway for Tote Bag readers next month as I will have received my author copies by then. Until next month...

3 comments:

  1. It only takes one thing to mess the schedule for the day... What is a wind screen? Is is part of a car.. front/rear window?

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  2. Wind screen- isn't that the same as our
    windshield?

    Michelle, what's the phrase? About the
    best laid plans of mice and men going
    astray?

    Pat C.

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  3. Hi Michelle!

    Now if National Grid was as good as your insurance company all of us in Rhode Island wouldn't have been without power (and heat) so long from the blizzard! How about asking your insurance company if they are interested in buying our power company!

    I can't wait to read your excerpt next month for The Ideal Husband and am so excited that it will be available in April and can already be pre-ordered! I love that we can now have your books magically appear on our Kindles on the day it's released!

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