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September 16, 2014

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Seven Wicked Nights, the multi-author anthology with Tessa Dare, Caroline Linden, Sherry Thomas, Leigh LaValle, Carolyn Jewel, and Erin Knightley, is now available—seven amazing novellas from some of the best historical romance writers in the business, for just 99 cents. Get your copy here: amazon | amazon uk | iBooks | nook | kobo | google | all romance.

While we’re at it, I also have boxed sets of the Carhart series, the Turner series, and a starter set available for those who have not yet read those books.

September 8, 2014

Preorders for Seven Wicked Nights are up (almost) everywhere!

August 19, 2014

Talk Sweetly to Me is out! You can get it from amazon, iBooks, nook, kobo, google play, and more. I hope you enjoy it.

August 5, 2014

Once again, I’ll be posting snippets from my upcoming novella, Talk Sweetly to Me, on Facebook and tumblr.

July 28, 2014

Wondering what to do while you wait for my next book? You can read the advice column that the hero of Talk Sweetly to Me is writing on tumblr. Just go to http://ask-a-man.tumblr.com/. You can even ask him your own burning questions.

July 15, 2014

It’s out! The Suffragette Scandal is officially out. Get it at amazon, amazon uk, nook, iBooks, kobo, google play, all romance ebooks, and smashwords

July 14, 2014

The Suffragette Scandal will be out tomorrow—but until then, you can read the first scene in Talk Sweetly to Me, the novella that follows Free’s book.

July 7, 2014

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The enhanced ebook editions of my first five books are now available, and to celebrate their re-release, they are all 99 cents until July 25th. You can get them on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google, Kobo, and iBooks (Unveiled | Unclaimed | This Wicked Gift | Proof by Seduction | Trial by Desire).

If you already have the books, you can access the enhanced content at http://www.courtneymilan.com/enhanced/.

June 18, 2014

Here’s a project I have had in the works for a very, very long time. On July 7, 2014, I will be releasing enhanced ebook editions of all my earliest books. What is an enhanced ebook? I explain it here. Short version: Starting in July, you can get my early backlist books, with more content, for a lot less money.

June 12, 2014

I just posted an excerpt for The Suffragette Scandal.

May 29, 2014

Three short things.
  1. We have an official release date for The Suffragette Scandal: July 15.
  2. I will be posting snippets from the book on both Facebook and tumblr every Saturday morning, so stop by and take a look.
  3. For those who shop on iBooks, there’s a preorder available here. For those who buy everywhere else—don’t worry, it will be available on your favorite retailer, too. But preorders are a tricky business.

May 23, 2014

Want to know what’s coming after the Brothers Sinister series finishes? I’ve added a brief introduction to my next series. There will be a bunch of updates in the next week or so, so stay tuned.

May 21, 2014

I’ve updated a few things. I’ve changed the title of my upcoming book to The Suffragette Scandal, and added back cover copy and a release date. Check back in a week or two for an excerpt.

April 29, 2014

A brief, belated update--The Countess Conspiracy is a finalist in the 2014 RITA® awards! Also, since this is so old, I will mention that I’ve added a conference page to this site. If you want to hear me speak about writing, publishing, or...anything else, this page will list my upcoming appearances.

February 5, 2014

The audio version of The Countess Conspiracy is now available! Get it on audible, amazon, and iTunes.

January 31, 2014

I’ve updated the FAQ section of my website with lots more questions and answers.

December 17, 2013

The Countess Conspiracy is now out. Find it at amazon, amazon uk, all romance ebooks, smashwords, barnes and noble, iBooks, google play, print via amazon, and kobo, with more venues coming soon.

November 22, 2013

The audiobook for The Heiress Effect is now available. Get it from audible, iTunes, or amazon today!

November 20, 2013

I’ve posted the first chapter of The Countess Conspiracy. This book will be out around December 17, 2013, vendors willing.

November 14, 2013

I’ve been putting up sneak peeks for The Countess Conspiracy on my Facebook page — one every Tuesday. Come by and join in the fun!

November 5, 2013

I can’t wait until you all get to read The Countess Conspiracy— and now, you won’t have to wait much longer, either. I don’t have a 100% firm date, but it will be between December 11th and December 20th. Check back here at the end of November and I’ll have a better estimate. And as always, if you want to get an e-mail as soon as it’s up, sign up for my new release e-mail list.

November 5, 2013

The audiobook for A Kiss for Midwinter is available today. Get it from Audible today. And if you want to know when my next audiobook will be out, join my audiobook newsletter.

October 8, 2013

The Duchess War is finally out in audio. Get it from Audible now! If you want to know when my next audiobook will be out, join my audiobook newsletter today.

July 15, 2013

The Heiress Effect is out today! Get it on kindle, nook, kobo, all romance ebooks, and smashwords—more venues coming soon!

July 6, 2013

Want to know when my next audiobook will be out? Sign up for my audiobook e-mail list here.

June 1, 2013

The Heiress Effect is now available for preorder (amazon | amazon uk) on Amazon. Apple's iBooks should have a preorder link soon, too. Kobo will have a later preorder button. It will be up on all the other vendors, but not for preorder.

May 31, 2013

I’ve posted the book description for The Heiress Effect. I can’t wait until you all can read it.

March 15, 2013

I’ve uploaded What Happened at Midnight everywhere, and am waiting for the links to go live. I’ve also released four of my previously-published novellas as A Novella Collection, for those who might have missed them the first time around.

February 22, 2013

The Lady Always Wins is uploaded everywhere. I’ll include links as soon as they go live.

February 20, 2013

I’ve added release information for two rereleases from last year. If you didn’t catch The Lady Always Wins or What Happened at Midnight when they came out in their respective anthologies, you’ll be able to get them soon!

February 2, 2013

I’ve updated my website with slightly more specific dates (okay, a four month date range) for my next book, and added a few little things here and there.

December 17, 2012

I’ve uploaded A Kiss for Midwinter everywhere—available so far at Amazon, Kobo, Nook, All Romance, and Smashwords. Links collected here.

December 7, 2012

The Duchess War has been uploaded everywhere. We’re just waiting for It’s live almost everywhere now.

August 28, 2012

What Happened at Midnight is finally out! It’s in the anthology Midnight Scandals along with stories from Sherry Thomas and Carolyn Jewel—all the stories are set at Doyle’s Grange, a charming house in Somerset, near the hills of Exmoor.

August 11, 2012

I’ve posted the first chapter from What Happened at Midnight, my contribution to the anthology Midnight Scandals alongside Sherry Thomas and Carolyn Jewel. This should be out on August 27th.

July 21, 2012

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? I’ve launched a new page just for my German readers.

June 6, 2012

I’ve added a weather forecast to my front page. No, I’m not predicting whether there’s going to be rain. I’m now giving you my best guess as to when the next book in the Brothers Sinister series is going to be out.

May 22, 2012

The Lady Always Wins” in Three Weddings and a Murder is now out. We’re donating all profits to breast cancer research, so grab a copy today.

May 18, 2012

Want to know more lies about me? I’ve updated Two Truths and a Lie, with an all-new fire and ice edition.

April 22, 2012

I’ve just uploaded The Governess Affair. It should be arriving at e-book vendors near you soon!

April 16, 2012

I’ve made some changes to the look and feel of the website—and I’ve uploaded excerpts for The Governess Affair, The Duchess War, and The Lady Always Wins. And just to spice things up, I’ve added a brand new section about me: Two Truths and a Lie, where you can discover how many snakes have bitten yours truly, among other things.

March 26, 2012

Unveiled is a finalist in RWA’s RITA® contest!

December 10, 2011

Good news: Unraveled is out just about everywhere!

November 8, 2011

Good news: Unveiled was named one of Amazon’s Best Romances of 2011, and Unclaimed was nominated for RT’s “Best Historical of the Year.”

July 5, 2011

Squee! My self-published novella, Unlocked, hit the New York Times ebook list at #6, the combined print and ebook list at #19, and the USA Today list at #36. I don’t believe it!

May 30, 2011

Did you know I have a novella out? I do! It’s Unlocked, and it’s available for 99 cents.

May 16, 2011

I posted a short scene between Richard Dalrymple & Smite Turner. It’s here.

February 12, 2011

Want to chat about Unveiled? Sarah Wendell at is hosting a book chat on February 23rd at 9 PM EST. I’m answering questions at 10 PM. Come by!

January 25, 2011

Unveiled is finally out! I hope you all enjoy it.

January 18, 2011

It’s almost time! You can pre-order Unveiled on your Kindle now.

November 8, 2010

Wow! Trial by Desire was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2010.

October 26, 2010

I have a bunch of foreign language pages up! Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, Estonia, and the Netherlands. And there’s still more to come!

September 21, 2010

The second prequel to Proof by Seduction is up.

September 15, 2010

It’s a free ultra-short prequel to Proof by Seduction. Best part? It isn’t the last!

September 1, 2010

I’ve posted the full excerpt from Trial by Desire. Enjoy!

August 23, 2010

It’s the first review for Trial by Desire, from RT Book Reviews: Kathe Robin says it’s “filled with enough wit and wisdom to make it a ‘keeper,’” and gives the book 4 1/2 stars and a TOP Pick! rating.

August 19, 2010

I’ve sold out—I created a Facebook fan page for Courtney Milan. Go on. You know you want to like me.

July 5, 2010

I’ve posted the cover for Trial by Desire. What do you think?

June 28, 2010

I’ll be signing books in Denver on July 10th! Come meet me at the RomCon book signing.

June 28, 2010

I&ve added international webpages. If you’re not from North America, see if I have a site specifically for you.

May 7, 2010

This Wicked Gift” is also a finalist in the 2010 Reader’s Crown contest.

March 25, 2010

This Wicked Gift” is a finalist in the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® contest! See all the finalists here.

March 17, 2010

Trial by Desire; is now available for pre-order everywhere. I’ve updated the website with a brief description and a teaser excerpt.

February 13, 2010

Yay! “This Wicked Gift” wins the All About Romance 2009 Annual Reader Poll for “Best Novella.” My thanks to all the readers who voted for it.

January 1, 2010

Happy New Year! Proof by Seduction is finally out there in the wild!

December 31, 2009

Embarrassed by romance book covers? Alternate cover; a lot less sexy. Print it from your home computer!

November 29, 2009

Hey, Smart Bitch Sarah liked my novella! She thinks it is like a shiny, powerful sword. She didn’t mention its length, but trust me. We all know what that’s like.

November 29, 2009

Gossamer Obsessions reviews “This Wicked Gift” and gives it an A+, saying it is a “truly magnificent story.”

November 16, 2009

RT Book Reviews gives Proof by Seduction 4½ stars and a TOP Pick, and says: “A dazzling debut by a multitalented author… Completely satisfying, this is a book meant for all time.”

November 4, 2009

Publisher’s Weekly’s Beyond Her Book blog reviews “This Wicked Gift,” and says: “Her characters are amazing.”

November 2, 2009

There’s a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly of Proof by Seduction, and in honor of that, I’ve posted a longer excerpt here.

November 1, 2009

I’ve chosen the winners for the October website contest. Congratulations to them—and this means the November contest is now open. Enter to win a $25 Borders Gift Card.

October 17, 2009

Do you talk about books on your website? Now you can easily generate links to the major online retailers, with the click of a submit button. Give it a whirl.

October 14, 2009

I can now officially announce that over the next two (or so) years, I will have four (or so) books out. Yay! More details to follow, like after I actually write the books.

October 7, 2009

The Heart of Christmas anthology, containing “This Wicked Gift”, debuts at #94 on the USA Today list! I’m sure that Nicola Cornick and Mary Balogh had a lot more to do with that than I do, but it sure is exciting!

September 27, 2009

I’ve added a guest-blogging schedule. You can find me around the internet throughout the month of October. Take a look at my schedule.

September 24, 2009

You can request customized bookplates. They’re free!

August 6, 2009

I’ve posted a longer excerpt for “This Wicked Gift.” The new excerpt starts here.

July 11, 2009

The release schedule for “This Wicked Gift” is now online. (But only temporarily—it is gone now.)

June 30, 2009

I’ve posted a teaser excerpt for Proof by Seduction. Read it now.

June 29, 2009

The blog now has a new look. It’s a closer match to the website, and (I think) a little bit prettier, too. It won’t change seasonally—that would require more work than I'm willing to put in right now—and I want the look to be distinctive. Hopefully, you’ll like it. Check it out here.

June 10, 2009

I’ve posted a descriptive blurb and the book cover for Proof by Seduction. Check it out here.

June 3, 2009

I’ve posted a teaser excerpt from “This Wicked Gift,” my October novella release, as well as the cover for the anthology. Visit the page to read more.

May 24, 2009

I’ve posted blurbs for PROOF BY SEDUCTION from a variety of wonderful authors. Visit the page to see a handful of them; refresh to see them all.

May 12, 2009

Come read about another book not written by Courtney. It’s time to celebrate Tessa Dare's release!

May 5, 2009

Shockingly, it has stopped being “Buy a Book Written by Courtney” Day. It’s Cinco de Mayo--and thus, it’s “Buy a Book Written by Kris Kennedy” Day! Go buy a book written by Kris Kennedy!

April 29, 2009

Huzzah! It is “Buy a Book Written by Courtney” Day! Normally you would celebrate by buying a book written by Courtney, but Courtney has no books available for purchase. This makes “Buy a Book written by Courtney” Day officially the most frustrating holiday in history. But don’t worry. “Buy a Book Written by Courtney” Day repeats. In fact, one’s coming up tomorrow. . . .

April 8, 2009

I’m on a panel for a workshop that will be presented at the annual Romance Writers of America national conference this July. Check it out (you'll need to scroll) here!

February 19, 2009

I have official author photos up. Check them out throughout my site, or collected in my media kit.

February 6, 2009

I have official publishing dates: October 2009 for my anthology, January 2010 for PROOF BY SEDUCTION, and June 2010 for the sequel, tentatively named TRIAL BY DESIRE.

January 15, 2009

It’s official: The hero of my second book will be Ned Carhart, a crucial secondary character in my first novel. I'm having a lot of fun writing his story!

January 5, 2009

I’ve updated my website. Completely. The new website now changes color with the seasons, and occasionally, in completely inappropriate fashion, it will change to reflect holidays.

December 1, 2008

I’m going to be contributing a Christmas novella to HQN’s 2009 Regency Christmas anthology. More details to follow.

August 13, 2008

Courtney sells Proof by Seduction and a second book to HQN, at auction, for release in Fall of 2009.

July 21, 2008

Courtney will be giving a workshop at the joint Beaumonde/Hearts through History conference in San Francisco on July 30th. The workshop will cover women, property, and personhood in historical England, and it will be tremendous fun. See previews from both the Smart Bitches and Dear Author.

July 14, 2008

Courtney finishes revisions on Proof by Seduction, and snags a truly awesome agent.

May 11, 2008

Proof by Seduction (then titled "The Making of Jenny Keeble") double-finals in Hearts through History's "Romance through the Ages" contest, first in the Georgian/Regency/Victorian category, and then in the "Legend" award for most memorable hero.

Aprl 2, 2008

Legalese and Proof by Seduction double-final in Chicago North RWA's Fire and Ice contest.

March 25, 2008

Legalese finals in RWA's 2008 Golden Heart, Historical Category.

February 8, 2008

Proof by Seduction finals in NTRWA's Great Expectations contest.

January 31, 2008

Courtney finishes a (complete) redraft of Proof by Seduction, also known as Ornithology.

December 15, 2007

Legalese takes first place in the Golden Network's Golden Pen contest.

November 4, 2007

Courtney finishes the first draft of Legalese and gives it the title "Breath of Honor" even though it will always be Legalese to her.

October 17, 2007

Legalese finals in the Golden Pen.

Aug.ust 20, 2007

Legalese finals in the Golden Gateway. This was especially sweet, since Courtney's two critique partners Tessa Dare and India Carolina a/k/a Amy Baldwin also finaled as well.

October 20, 2006

Courtney wins Round 5 of Avon FanLit with her entry The Missing Missives. It is her fourth final out of six rounds total.

September 20, 2006

Courtney finals in Round 1 of Avon FanLit with her entry The Goddess of Small Things.

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