18 JULY 2022
I'm starting a brand new weekly newsletter about tea, books, and basically everything else, which is called Courtney's Weekly Tea. Sign up for it if you want it? The first one will go out on June 22, 2022.
My goal is to have this show up as something that's like 93% thoughts, 7% crass commercialism, which is about as much crass commercialism as I can handle.
Once the first ones are out, I'll post links to the various weekly teas so people can get a sense of whether this is, in fact, a thing you would like to get in your inbox.
4 MAY 2022
The Devil Comes Courting is now available in audio. Get it here: audible | amazon | apple
25 FEBRUARY 2022
Several of my books are now available in audio on a wider number of vendors, including Chirp, Overdrive, and Libro.fm. Titles available include The Worth Saga (Once Upon a Marquess, Her Every Wish, After the Wedding), The Cyclone Series (Trade Me, Hold Me) and The Duke Who Didn't. All of my books remain available in audio on Audible.
10 DECEMBER 2021
The Devil Comes Courting is one of Library Journal's Best Romances of 2021, alongside some other amazing books. Check them all out!
6 JULY 2021
The re-release of Unclaimed is out today, and will be 99 cents for the first week and a half of its new life.
If you've already purchased it and just want to read the new epilogue, you can get that here.
16 JUNE 2021
Unclaimed is getting a makeover and a rerelease with a brand new epilogue. In celebration, it will be 99 cents for the first week and a half after its relaunch.
If you've already purchased the book, you don't need to pay just to get the new epilogue. I will post a link here and in my new release notification list for those who are signed up.
17 MAY 2021
Something a little bit different: I wrote a book review of Pride and Prejudice from a legal perspective for the Michigan Law Review.
Content warnings: discusses abusers, serial sexual predators, and the federal judiciary.
25 APRIL 2021
I've added a skeleton entry for The Return of the Scoundrel, #4 in the Worth Saga.
24 APRIL 2021
Regarding audio for The Devil Comes Courting... We will be recording later in the year, as soon as the narrator's schedule permits. We will update you when we have a firm release date, but it might not be until late 2021. Thanks for your patience!
20 APRIL 2021
It's here! It's finally here! The Devil Comes Courting is finally available for purchase, my delightful grumpy/sunshine story about telegraphs and megalodons! Get it:
amazon | apple | nook | google | kobo | smashwords
Also: I keep content notes for the book, for those who need/want them.
7 MARCH 2021
I've changed the way I book events. Details here.
26 FEBRUARY 2021
The Duke Who Didn't was:
- The American Library Association's Reading List choice for best romance of 2021! Huzzah! Also, wow, really? 😯
- A winner of the Ripped Bodice awards for Excellence in Romantic fiction, alongside some other amazing books! Check out the whole list here.
I'm pushing off the Devil Comes Courting to April 20th. Between brain stuff and various other things, I need space so that I can calmly finish the necessary edits and still have time for other people to look at it carefully.
25 JANUARY 2021
Hello, Happy New Year, and I’m sorry.
When I set up the preorder for The Devil Comes Courting, I (thought I) gave myself more than enough time to get from where I was (a first draft) to where I wanted to be (a final draft).
I failed to consider the general lack of focus that would impact my productivity during an election, a run-off, and an attempted coup.
I could have a book out on February 9th, but it would require truly shortening the copy-editing/proofreading process, and would impact quality. I’ve had to move it.
Thank you all for your understanding and patience.
22 DECEMBER 2020
The box set for the first half of the Worth Saga is out today for the incredible limited-time price of $4.99 (it's now back to regular $9.99, which is still a great deal). If you're missing any of these books/novellas, now may be the time to catch up.
ebook: amazon | apple | b & n | kobo | google
13 DECEMBER 2020
It's been a while since the last book in the Worth Saga came out. With the release date of The Devil Comes Courting drawing near, I decided to make a boxed set available for anyone who wants to catch up on where we are so far.
There will be two boxed sets in this series. The first one (this one) is labeled as "In the West." The second one (the next one), when it comes out, will be "To the East."
For the first two weeks (December 22, 2020 through January 5, 2020), this boxed set will be just $4.99.
19 NOVEMBER 2020
So I wasn’t going to post this until after the auction (PLEASE SEE OCTOBER 18 UPDATE), but then these kept piling up?
The Duke Who Didn’t has now been:
What is happening? I don’t know, but please check out our auction to support voters rights in Georgia!
18 NOVEMBER 2020
I’ve had a handful of people ask me where to get signed copies of The Duke Who Didn’t... and I finally have an answer! A group of romance authors is raising money to benefit Georgia voters’ rights organizations in advance of the Georgia runoff.
I’ve donated a number of signed copies of The Duke Who Didn’t... there are a bunch of them, but they’re going fast, so grab them while you can. (Sorry, those are actually all gone now.)
You can also bid on:
And many, many more items from hundreds of romance authors who you probably know and love.
You can browse the auction here: https://www.32auctions.com/romancingrunoff
There are links there to the ActBlue page as well.
3 NOVEMBER 2020
The Duke who Didn’t is available as an audio book now. Get it from audible or amazon!
And while you’re here... today is Election Day in the United States. Vote. Vote for Biden/Harris, and for people all the way down the ticket. This election is too important to sit out. Go vote.
17 OCTOBER 2020
The audio book for The Duke Who Didn’t has a preorder!
Get it from audible or amazon, available November 3rd.
13 OCTOBER 2020
The Duke Who Didn’t hit #120 on the USA Today list. Thank you all for making this happen!
And there’s an amazing review in the New York Times: “One of the best things to come out of the hellscape that is 2020. By turns consciously tender and fiercely witty, this is an unalloyed charmer.”
29 SEPTEMBER 2020
Print and audio options for The Duke Who Didn’t have been updated. Print is now available from your favorite bookstore, and audio is coming on November 3, 2020.
22 SEPTEMBER 2020
The Duke Who Didn’t is out today! Huzzah!
There is a glossary. There is also a food glossary. I love basically everything about this book except how many dozens of hours it took to make the food glossary and also how many of the recipes still say “okay, so, I’m lazy and this is the laziest way I’ve found to do it.” I hope you like the book (and the food glossary), too.
While I have you here... I have said before that if you don’t see the release date on my website, it’s not real and it doesn’t exist. So here we are: The Devil Comes Courting is coming on February 9, 2021. Preorders are up at amazon, apple, nook, kobo, and google. Oh, and the first chapter is up, if you want to taunt yourself in advance.
7 SEPTEMBER 2020
Given the number of questions I've had about this, I've realized I didn't label this link prominently enough.
If you're wondering what's going on with the Worth Saga/the Cyclone Saga/The Devil Comes Courting, here's a specific explanation (scroll down).
1 SEPTEMBER 2020
The first chapter for The Duke Who Didn’t is now up on the site. If you'd like it in an ereader friendly format, Smart Bitches, Trashy Books has it there.
24 AUGUST 2020
The cover for The Duke Who Didn’t is up... and there’s an interview with me at Entertainment Weekly discussing the book and various recent events.
18 AUGUST 2020
Introducing The Duke Who Didn’t... my next book. It brought me a great deal of joy to write it, and hope you will find the same reading it.
9 AUGUST 2020
It’s a new website, whee! After ignoring all the issues created by hard-coding a website in a text editor for a decade, I’ve finally broken down. I think I've fixed all the issues with links that broke on changeover. Whee.
You'll note some content changes below, as well as a new look.
I’ve also made several substantial changes regarding new books, which are now detailed here.
You may be wondering: why fish? Originally I made the dividers tasteful watercolor flowers but then I thought of doing fish instead and fish! That’s why. Don't worry. I will get tired of the fish eventually and then they will change.
7 AUGUST 2020
Notable content changes: I’ve added a tiny handful of book recommendations to my recommendation page and uploaded the two short stories I wrote and somehow never put on my webpage to the free reads page. I've made all book buy links consistent and added print links to the two romance-only bookstores in the country (The Ripped Bodice and Love's Sweet Arrow). I updated my call story. I also linked all the deleted scenes that were on my website so they were easy to find, and linked the story about dinosaur emoji. The Media Kit now has updated full-size book images. Finally, I updated the How I Work page on my website.
Still in progress: I discovered that extended distribution for a handful of print titles is borked; I'm working on those. I also have started adding content notes for every book, but this takes a while since those books need to be read. So far, the Carhart Series is finished. I will also have content notes for every new book as it comes out; the older books will be updated as time permits.