June 13, 2017
Hi, brief update about...er, the lack of updates? I’m sorry the writing is
going so slowly. I always try to make my books about hope, even in very dark times. I try to
write books that I think my past self would have needed, about things that I’ve worked
through. Right now, for a number of reasons, the things I am working on remind me rather
much of present times, and finding that believable hope is something I am working through
right now, in the present. I promise that I’m still writing, and I hope that
it’ll be worth the wait. I will let you know as soon as I have news. o
March 30, 2017
November 30, 2016
Trade Me is now available as an audiobook. Get it at audible, amazon, and iBooks.
October 26, 2016
I’ve added copy description and an excerpt to the page for Find Me.
October 25, 2016
October 17, 2016
Hold Me now has preorder links at a handful of venues.
October 7, 2016
Hold Me has an official release date. Look for preorder links in a week or two.
September 12, 2016
September 2, 2016
I updated the emoji threat level for Hold Me. Also, I added a timeline
for the Cyclone Universe on the Cyclone Series page,
hand-drawn by yours truly, so you can see where each book falls in relation to the next.
August 6, 2016
I have started a separate newsletter for deals on my books, recommendations, and events. You can sign
up for it here. Note that this will not tell you about new books when they’re out— for that, you want to sign up
for my New Release list.
July 15, 2016
July 3, 2016
Are you subscribed to my newsletter? Over the next couple of months, my newsletter subscribers will be
getting a handful of free short stories. Join now.
July 3, 2016
June 9, 2016
Are you on iBooks? If so, you should check out the new iBooks editions—books with exclusive
content to Apple. I have three bonus short stories for three separate books—Trade Me, Once Upon a Marquess,
May 14, 2016
Just updated the website to include a short story that will be coming out called The Year of the Crocodile. I also have set a release date for the standalone version of A Right Honorable Gentleman. Finally, I updated the emoji threat level to only use Unicode 6.0 characters for compatability reasons.
May 13, 2016
May 11, 2016
May 3, 2016
I’ve updated the description of Hold Me from what was essentially
May 3, 2016
I’ve updated the description of Hold Me from what was essentially
April 21, 2016
My Favorite Rogue is now out everywhere! Get eight books from eight authors for just
99 cents. But act quickly—this is available for a limited time only.
March 29, 2016
March 20, 2016
March 9, 2016
February 1, 2016
Two things: First, I’m going to be in a great box set with 8 other authors this coming April—come check it out! Second, I have added an emoji threat level rating to
December 9, 2015
December 8, 2015
December 7, 2015
Once Upon a Marquess will be out tomorrow. Links and other things soon!
October 2, 2015
If you’re looking for my slides from NINC, here they are.
September 6, 2015
I’ve posted an unedited excerpt of Once Upon a Marquess. And I am going to have the complete
boxed set of The Brothers Sinister Series up everywhere, for release on September 15th, for a huge discount—and one
that will only last until September 21st, so if you haven’t read these books yet, jump on this! (If you’ve read all of them, there won’t be any
new or enhanced material in this release.)
August 15, 2015
Some minor changes to the website, to make it more Retina-screen friendly and to update the look to reflect
the fact that I’m writing more than historical romance. Mobile update in the works!
May 21, 2015
Two months ago, I promised you guys a scene in which Adam Reynolds time-traveled and met
Free. I thought it would take me about a week to write. It didn’t. But
here it is.
May 6, 2015
Lots of little updates. First, I’ve updated the release date of Once Upon a Marquess to
indicate that I still don’t know when it will be out, but it is not going to be May (sorry). I’ve also updated the Cyclone
series page to indicate a little bit about what is coming. There will be four full-length books plus one massive behemoth, the massive behemoth being Adam Reynolds’s story.
In terms of timing: Find Me, Keep Me, and
What Lies Between Me and You are so interconnected that I’m basically going to have to write all of them
together before I can release any of them. I have no idea what this means for timing of anything, except that after OUAM, Hold Me, and Her Every Wish,
I will see you again on the other side of a half-million words.
February 9, 2015
January 20, 2015
January 18, 2015
Want to know more about the Cyclone Series and Trade Me? I’ve added
an official Cyclone Series page.
January 17, 2015
I’ve added a What to Read section with recommendations on other authors.
January 6, 2015
Curious about my next book? Trade Me, my first contemporary
romance, will be out on January 20th, and the first chapter is finally up. Read it here.
November 18, 2014
November 13, 2014
I’ve added two new projects that should be released in early 2015. A Right Honorable Gentleman
should be out in the RWA anthology Premiere on February 12, 2015. And Trade Me will be out on January 20th. I’ll
say just a little bit more about the timing and dates and other things in a few days.
October 20, 2014
October 7, 2014
September 16, 2014
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 |
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
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
July 15, 2014
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
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
May 29, 2014
Three short things.
- We have an official release date for The Suffragette Scandal: July 15.
I will be posting snippets from the book on both Facebook and tumblr every Saturday morning, so stop by and take a look.
- 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
January 31, 2014
I’ve updated the FAQ section of my website with lots more questions and answers.
December 17, 2013
November 22, 2013
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
October 8, 2013
July 15, 2013
July 6, 2013
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
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
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
December 10, 2011
Good news: Unraveled is out just about everywhere!
November 8, 2011
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
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
September 15, 2010
It’s a free ultra-short prequel to Proof by Seduction. Best part? It isn’t the last!
September 1, 2010
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
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
June 28, 2010
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
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
February 13, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
August 6, 2009
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
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
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.