While I was baking up a storm and wrapping gifts for friends and family I received a couple of very special year-end presents.  The Sister Queens made several  “best of” lists” (in addition to the list at Let Them Read Books  mentioned in a previous post).

I am exceedingly flattered that The True Book Addict, has my debut keeping company with books by the likes of C.W. Gortner, Hilary Mantel and my good friend Nancy Bilyeau. Holly’s list at Bippity Boppity Book lets me rub elbows with Ken Follett and Diana Gabaldon (wow).  Book Drunkard’s “Top 12”  and Tanzinite’s Castle Full of Books  both also have me in very august company.   I am  thrilled that Kate Quinn, author of a brilliant trilogy set in ancient Rome that I personally devoured, also picked The Sister Queens as one of her 2012 favorites and Space Station Mir named me as one of her “Top Ten New-To-Me Authors for 2012.”  Finally, I feel very privileged that The Sister Queens made two of the “personal favorites” 2012 lists at Romantic Historical Lovers—Meagan’s and Jenny’s. 

Not so sound like The Count from Sesame Street, but by my reckoning that makes nine favorites lists  I am gobsmacked and grateful. Thank you to the book bloggers who did me such honor and thank you to all the readers who embraced my first novel so warmly!

The Romantic Historical Fiction Lovers (RHFL) Book Club is celebrating its 2nd Anniversary, and the on-line bash just got underway!  If, like me, you are a fan of historical fiction that features a strong romantic plot line, you will not want to miss it!  There will be more than a dozen opportunities to chat live with well known authors of historical novels and historical romances.

Check out the schedule below.  Then, to participate, visit the RHFL facbook page . 

I will be doing a live chat tomorrow between 8 to 9 a.m. and I hope to have some readers company (please don’t leave me sitting there alone, lol).

SATURDAY, May 19th (that’s today)

12N-1:OO PM Suzan Tisdale (LAIDEN’S DAUGHTER) and Sherry Jones (FOUR SISTERS, ALL QUEENS)
1:00-2:00 PM Gillian Bagwell (The September Queen)
4:00-5:00 PMurrayPura (THE WINGS OF MORNING)
5:00–6:00 PM Sharon Lathan (MISSDARCYFALLSIN LOVE)
6:00-7:00 PM Shana Galen (LORD AND LADY SPY)
7:00-8:00 PM Kiru Taye – giveaway only (HIS TREASURE or HIS STRENGTH)
8:00-9:00 PM – Emery Lee (FORTUNE’S SON)
9:00-10:00 PM – Victoria Vane (A WILD NIGHT’S BRIDE)
10:00-11:00 PM –  MK Chester (SURRENDER TO THE ROMAN)
11:00 PM -12:00 AM -TracyGrant (IMPERIAL SCANDAL)

SUNDAY, May 20th

For the NIGHT OWLS — 12:00-2:00 AM Jina Bacarr (TITANIC RHAPSODY)
2:00-4:00 AM  – Karen Aminadra (CHARLOTTE- P&P CONT. Kindle copy)
8:00-9:00 AM — Sophie Perinot (THE SISTER QUEENS) YEP THAT’S ME!!!
9:00-10:00 AM – DeAnna Cameron (THE BELLY DANCER) Ginger Myrick 2 Kindle copies El Rey- complete
10:00-11 AM – DeAnna Cameron (DANCING AT THE CHANCE) Christy English (THE QUEEN’S PAWN)

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