...time to enjoy a little something spooky.
My family was never big into Halloween growing up. I mean, we liked the free candy, but my mother wasn't fond of the holiday overall, so it wasn't a BIG DEAL. But despite that, I've always loved stories with a little bit of spookiness to them. Nothing horrid, or horribly scary - just a taste of the other-worldly.
Imagine my displeasure, then, when I discovered just how FEW historical romances fit that bill. I had to really go looking for historical romances with a touch of Fae/Magic/Ghosts. And I determined that if I was looking for such stories, especially as Autumn arrives with chilly nights and hot chocolate evenings, others must be looking for them, too.
So here is my list of THIRTEEN (pretty amazing how I got to that auspicious number, right?) CLEAN historical romance novels with a little taste of SPOOKINESS.
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So I wrote a bonus scene.
That's right. After releasing my book to my review team, I was hit with several requests for MORE. Several people thought the book ended too soon. What about Ras and Louisa's wedding? Did Ras ever tell Louisa about the ghosts? Did she ever meet them?
I wrote a scene TODAY to answer those questions. Rather than include it in the book, though, I've made it a bonus scene people only get if they REALLY want it.
To get the scene, you can sign up for my newsletter HERE.
Or you can join my Facebook Group, HERE. If you join the Facebook group, check out the WELCOME post in announcements. The link to read the bonus chapter is there.
Thank you, readers, for letting me know you really wanted this. :-)
Twice a year I put my paperbacks on sale in the US and Canada (those are the only markets where it's easy to figure out what constitutes a good sale price). THIS week is the first time in 2020 there will be a sale. Next time, it will be just before Christmas. That means if you just can't wait to get your hands on some Sally Britton paperbacks, and you're counting your pennies, NOW is the time!
Anyone who purchases copies this week may forward their receipt to my assistant, and we will mail you signed book plates!
Find the Paperback Sale HERE. Full price and sale price listed. Email my assistant HERE.
As many of you know, all my plans to visit the UK are on hold. Most likely until 2022. Given that we gave away almost everything we owned, and moved in with family in anticipation of only spending a month in that situation before visiting Europe, we now find ourselves without a permanent home and almost no personal belongings.
Yet we are grateful for our health, our safety, and our blessings. We're a strong family, and even though the world is in crisis, we need to move forward with our dreams. So we've taken all that we saved for our grand trip abroad and put it somewhere else - into the search for a house.
You might wonder what it's like to house hunt in the midst of the apocalypse (tongue-in-cheek use of the term, I assure you).
First, we had to move out of the house we were sharing with relatives. With four adults working from home, and four children needing to do school work, and several health concerns in the family, it wasn't safe or practical for all of us to stay in the same house.
So for the past three months, we've been moving from one temporary place to another - using AirBnB credits received after cancelling the UK trip. We've moved every month since February.
While moving about, we've gone only twice to physical house showings. Both times wearing masks and not shaking hands with the people showing us the house, as well as standing across the room from agents.
We've also toured homes virtually, with an agent going through the house turning his camera phone to face out while my husband and I watched on a laptop.
We've done everything over the phone, signed every document virtually, and I still haven't physically stood in the house we found. But I'm SO thrilled to share that we have found a house!
If all goes well, in a month's time, I'll own my first home.
One dream has made way for another. I hope everyone who reads this can find ways to make your dreams come true. There is strife all around us, but I hope you are able to find happiness and the strength you need to move forward!
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I write clean and sweet Historical Romance Novels, I live in the desert, I'm a mom of four, madly in love with my husband, and I love to read!
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Sally Britton's books on Goodreads
His Bluestocking Bride (Branches of Love #3)
ratings: 1062 (avg rating 4.21)
The Earl and His Lady (Branches of Love #4)
ratings: 1008 (avg rating 4.36)
The Gentleman Physician (Branches of Love #2)
ratings: 680 (avg rating 4.20)
The Social Tutor (Branches of Love #1)
ratings: 656 (avg rating 4.11)
Miss Devon's Choice (Branches of Love #5)
ratings: 517 (avg rating 4.45)