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Monday, August 9, 2021

Dear Reader, Love Arabella Sheraton

 


Dear Reader…

I am so glad you are reading this book because it tells me you love Regency romances as much as I do. I wrote this book to entertain my invalid mother who was a huge Austen and Heyer fan, as am I. The first book, Lord Blackwood’s Valentine Ball, started out as a quick holiday novella for Valentine’s Day, of course. The sequel, The Lady’s Revenge, just had to be written. The characters kept nagging me, demanding the rest of their stories be told. Writing Regency romance is an incredibly immersive experience for me. It is like going back in time on a holiday. I love the era, the clothes, the manners, and social mores. It was also a time when people respected each other more, I think, and I like that. I enjoy it when a man opens a door for me or helps me in some way as a mark of respect. That’s why Regency is such a wonderful era to write about. Plus, I love doing the research.

A Regency novel can be fun, flirtatious, and vivacious as well as deep and intense. Lord Blackwood’s Valentine Ball is a simple love story about two people who can’t bring themselves to declare their feelings. It takes effort on the part of others to maneuver them into a situation where they must take a stand and accept their feelings for each other: the Valentine Ball. The build-up is slow, and the courtship is almost invisible until the final moment. The second book, The Lady’s Revenge, delves into the dark and murky past of Lord Blackwood’s fiancée Letitia DeVere. I really enjoyed writing her character and although she is the woman you want to hate, you have to grudgingly admire her efforts to reinvent herself and claw her way back into society. My word, but Letitia has certainly been up to a few tricks while absent from London. Letitia is prepared to stoop to quite nefarious tactics to win back her lover. But Fate has a funny way of rebounding… I hope you enjoy both books!

Best wishes

Arabella Sheraton

About the Author


Arabella Sheraton grew up reading her mom’s collection of Georgette Heyer novels, the queen of modern-day Regency romance, and of course, Jane Austen’s iconic Regency novels. Although Arabella’s literary background was in publishing and editing, she had never written a fiction book. Her first novel started out in response to her mom’s complaint that she had nothing new to read. That first Regency novel was The Dangerous Duke! Since then, Arabella has penned six more authentic Regency novels and a romance self-help guide to finding the right partner, with useful quotes by none other than Jane Austen. Arabella has branched out with a mash-up of genre in her latest work in progress. A murder-mystery, time travel, Regency romance coming soon!

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About the Books


Title: LORD BLACKWOOD’S VALENTINE BALL (Book 1)
Author: Arabella Sheraton
Publisher: Bublish
Pages: 90 (novella)
Genre: Regency Romance

BOOK BLURB:

In this romantic traditional Regency novella, Patience Cherwell is resigned to a life of spinsterhood. Therefore, when her young friend, the lovely Lorna Hartley, comes to stay for a London season, she decides the eligible, charming Lord Blackwood is the perfect match for Lorna. Granted, Lord Blackwood, at forty, is much older than the vivacious 20-year-old Lorna, but Patience is determined to help her young friend make a good match. So why isn’t she happy when his lordship and Lorna seem to like each other’s company? The problem is that Patience is already madly in love with his lordship! An unexpected invitation arrives for Lorna and Patience to attend Lord Blackwood’s Valentine Ball. This is the perfect moment for him to propose to Lorna. Mysteriously, a corsage arrives from an anonymous admirer. Who is it for? And what will be the outcome for the wearer at Lord Blackwood’s Valentine Ball? Patience and Lord Blackwood’s enchanting story continues in The Lady’s Revenge.

PRAISE

“Set in the era of grace and chivalry, Lord Blackwood’s Valentine Ball by Arabella Sheraton is the heart-warming novella prequel to the more adventurous novel, The Lady’s Revenge. Written with similar charm and panache of Jane Austen’s, Pride and Prejudice, this enchanting story captivates the reader and draws them into the vibrant life of Patience Cherwell. Patience’s loving and noble spirit is evident from the onset of the story; instantly capturing the reader. Despite the results that could lead to a lifetime of loveless solitude, Patience’s sacrifice of self for the love of a friend is gut-wrenching, yet profoundly noteworthy. This is a beautiful story of eternal love and redemption, and I highly recommend it to hopeless romantics.” – Amazon Reviewer 5 stars

You can pick up your copy of LORD BLACKWOOD'S VALENTINE BALL at Amazon.



Title: THE LADY’S REVENGE (Book 2)
Author: Arabella Sheraton
Publisher: Bublish
Pages: 186
Genre: Regency Romance

BOOK BLURB:

This engaging traditional Regency romance is the sequel to Lord Blackwood’s Valentine Ball. Miss Letitia DeVere decides that revenge is a dish best eaten cold when she returns to London after a two-year absence to find her former admirer Lord Charles Blackwood on the verge of proposing to Miss Patience Cherwell. Lord Blackwood’s Valentine Ball proved to be the turning point in his fledgling romance with Patience. Letitia is not the kind of woman who gives up easily, as Patience and Charles soon find out. She stops at nothing to achieve her aims. However, Letitia has a dark past, with secrets that threaten to return and destroy her newfound social success. When Charles proves less malleable than in the past, Letitia resorts to subterfuge, seduction, blackmail, and even violence to force him to propose. Will he see through her tricks and remain true to Patience, or will Letitia’s seductive wiles lure him back?

PRAISE

“The timing is one of the most wonderful things in this read, especially because of the various means of subterfuge and blackmail which are at play. Author Arabella Sheraton has a knack for timing her comedy and her suspense in just the right balance to keep that rompy pace going, just like authentic Regency novels should do. I can’t recommend this two-partner enough, or indeed the author herself and her other super-fun works. Readers with a modern mindset or a lack of historical knowledge might not fully ‘get’ the style, but if you’re someone that does, then you’re going to truly fall in love and want to keep stepping back into this world time and again, so give them a try!” – Amazon Reviewer 5 stars

You can pick up your copy of THE LADY'S REVENGE at Amazon.

 

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