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Audiobook price cut

Do you like Audiobooks? The audiobook of The Rake’s Daughter is currently on sale at a 60% reduction . The promotion will finish on 19th February, 2024, so be quick..  Click on the link to find out more. https://www.audiobooks.com/promotions/promotedBook/578277/rakes-daughter?refId=119418

“An earl is forced to play matchmaker for the daughters of a rake in a smart and witty new Regency romance from the national bestselling author of The Scoundrel’s Daughter.”

THE RAKE’S DAUGHTER introduces a handsome, unmarried earl, his eccentric aunt across the way, two new young ladies and a bossy Miss Stuck-up to the Bellaire Gardens community.
Leo, Lord Salcott is furious when he discovers he’s been left the guardianship of the two daughters of a notorious rake, one of whom is illegitimate — and penniless. She’s also beautiful, outspoken and rebellious, and he has his hands full — in more ways than one.

Vine Voice said: “Sparkling with wit, style and charm. . .snip . . . Regency romance fans will be enraptured by Anne Gracie’s outstanding new novel, The Rake’s Daughter. Her writing is infused with humor, warmth and flair, her characters leap off the pages and the zingy banter, red-hot chemistry, exquisite evocation of the period and heart-melting love story is guaranteed to leave readers with a smile on their face and a tear in their eye.

A first class historical romance from a true virtuoso of the genre, Anne Gracie’s The Rake’s Daughter deserves a place on every reader’s keeper shelf!”

Beautiful craft

Every now and then I go exploring through the web, looking for beautiful images and artwork as food for the soul. I came across these recently — Aussie textile artist Michelle Mischkulnig’s gallery of gorgeousness. She’s a textile artist, and the things she creates are beautiful. If you  feel like a dose of gorgeous food for the soul, check out this link.  (I also shared it on my FB page.)  You can also read about her process.
This was one of my faves — I have a thing about gum trees — but they’re all gorgeous.

No longer a finalist

You might have seen a flurry of excited posts from Australian authors whose books have been nominated for the annual ARRA (Australian Romance Readers Association) Awards. 

My book, THE LAIRD’S BRIDE was also nominated, and I was also thrilled, but I didn’t post anywhere about it. Read on to see why.

As well as being thrilled to be a finalist, I was also a little worried, as I wasn’t sure it was eligible. You see that story started life as a 12,000 word short story in the Mammoth Book of Scottish romance. But it was really too short, and a lot of readers said so.

Then last year I expanded it to 40,000 words and self published it. The first third is pretty much unchanged, and the rest is new. Because it was so much longer, I registered a new copyright date — June 2023.

Because of that, I wasn’t sure it could be claimed as a new book.

So I wrote to the ARRA committee, explaining the situation, and they discussed it and have decided to withdraw the book. Which is what I expected.
So I’m still pleased at having been nominated, but also relieved as I would hate to be accused of cheating.

So thank you to the ARRA members who nominated my book — and the very best of good luck to all the other finalists. You can see the list here.