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KissCon (An Avon Affair) comes to Seattle in November!

Can't make it to KissCon in San Rafael? Don't worry, we're hosting another KissCon event the very next day in Seattle, with EVEN MORE authors! Avon Books and University Book Store are teaming up to bring Seattle area romance readers the city's first-ever multi-author KissCon (an Avon Affair!) on November 23, 2014. There will be a special limited-attendance VIP event, followed by a larger public event. We are encouraging readers to reserve tickets for both! The star-studded author line-up includes: Ilona Andrews, Jennifer Bernard, Elizabeth Boyle, Julie Brannagh, Rachel Gibson, Lorraine Heath, Laura Kaye, Sophie Jordan, Sarah MacLean, Cathy Maxwell, Darlene Panzera, Julia Quinn and Lori Wilde. 2 pm: VIP Reception $10 / $15 Readers can enjoy a special VIP meet and greet reception featuring all these beloved authors! Admission will include sweets, with tea or coffee, or a tasteful glass of Little Black Dress Wines*. $10 tickets will include...

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Meet your favorite Avon authors at KissCon San Rafael!

Want to meet 11 of your favorite romance authors? Avon Books and Copperfield's San Rafael are joining forces to bring romance readers the very first KissCon (an Avon Affair!) on November 22, 2014. There will be a special limited-attendance VIP event, and a larger public event. We are encouraging readers to reserve tickets for both! Featured authors include: Ilona and Gordon Andrews, Elizabeth Boyle, Rachel Gibson, Laura Kaye, TJ Kline, Julie Anne Long, Sarah MacLean, Cathy Maxwell, Jennifer Ryan and Lori Wilde. 11 am: VIP Reception $10 For $10, readers can enjoy a special VIP meet and greet reception featuring all these beloved authors! Admission will include "Elevensies" (not breakfast, not lunch, but a sweet and delicious late morning treat, with tea and coffee) with the authors, plus one signed book from the following list: Ilona Andrews—BURN FOR ME Sarah Maclean—NEVER JUDGE A LADY BY HER COVER Laura Kaye—HARD TO...

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Excerpt from Cathy Maxwell's THE GROOM SAYS YES

It's not out until next week (9/30), but a sneak peek of Cathy Maxwell's third book in her charming the Brides of Wishmore series is now available to read!

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A Virgin to Scotland

“Must visit Scotland” wasn’t even on my bucket list last fall when Cathy Maxwell invited me to join her on writing retreat in Scotland.

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Nightingale by Cathy Maxwell (This novella originally appeared in the print anthology The One That Got Away)

Title: Nightingale Classification: Adult Fiction Genre: Historical Fiction Associated Anthology: The One That Got Away Print Length: 96 pages Publisher: Avon Impulse (August 26, 2014) ASIN: B00JTYQIX6 Author's Website: Notes:  I received and eARC loan from the publisher. Life is full of choices. Sometimes they're the right choices and others times they're the wrong. Regardless of which they are, we need to make them and live with the consequences. Ten years ago Jemma made the mistake of choosing to marry the wrong man. Instead of letting her heart decide, she'd chosen the man who could offer her financial security. While she'd made an informed decision, the future doesn't always play out the way one thinks. Now, a widow supported by her brother's generosity, she's about to come face to face with the man she'd once turned down to plead for her brother's and consequently her's and her mother's lives. Ten...

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Feature and Giveaway: Nightingale by Cathy Maxwell

Fate has brought them together -again. At one time, Jemma had meant the world to Dane Pendleton, but then she betrayed their young love by marrying another for his title and fortune. Now Time has turned the tables. Dane is wealthy, respected, knighted and the widowed Jemma has nothing but her pride. His honor for hers . . . Dane’s name is on the lips of every beauty in London. They whisper he learned “tricks” while he was in the Orient. But has he forgotten Jemma, now Lady Mosby, and what they had once meant to each other? And will he accept her devil’s bargain? In every woman’s life, there is that one love who slipped away. The man who makes her wonder “what if?” But is this a momentary madness or a chance to rekindle a love that could last a lifetime? Originally appeared in the print anthology THE...

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Aloha to Cathy Maxwell and THE WEDDING WAGER (rerelease)

It's always a great day when we chat about Cathy Maxwell and her books.   This past week, Avon re-released THE WEDDING WAGER: From New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell comes a romance about a headstrong young lady determined to marry . . . Mary Gates longs to restore the family stables to their former glory . . . so she bids on the famous Spender Stud. The only way she can pay for the beast is to marry, but her only prospect is her neighbor and chief rival, Tye Barlow. She has been tempted by his charms in the past—but she's determined not to give in to him now. So Mary boldly goes to where the husbands are—London. She takes the town by storm, but the marital prospects are uninspiring when compared to Tye. He's followed her, determined to thwart her plans. Still she can't help but forget...

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Review: The Bride Says No by Cathy Maxwell

Rowena’s review of The Bride Says No (Brides of Wishmore #1) by Cathy Maxwell. Lady Aileen never thought she’d be in this position—falling in love with her sister’s betrothed! Of course, her sister did run away rather than marry him, and he doesn’t seem to be all that interested in her sister either, but even so, such a match is impossible…isn’t it? Aileen is certain she must turn away from the man she loves in order to protect her sister’s reputation. However, he’s not one to give up without a fight, and now that he’s met a woman he wants to marry, nothing on earth could convince him to let Aileen go. This is the first book in the Brides of Wishmore series by Cathy Maxwell.  I’ve enjoyed Maxwell’s books in the past so I was pretty stoked to get this book for review. The story starts off with Lady...

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