As I've also never launched this particular idea before, I'd like to offer it up to you guys for review. I've given my books away for free before, but I've never gotten any reviews from that. Wait times for review sites are lengthy, and I'm just too darn busy to go searching for them.
I also think now, with three novels and five short stories out there, I'd like to think it's all been worth it. I understand I'm running in a microcosmic niche market (sweet Regency romance) but reviews drive that market -- good, bad or indifferent. As for where you put the review, Amazon is always good, Barnes and Noble would be swell, Goodreads is always nice, and Smashwords is a bonus. If there are other places you frequent, that would be great. I don't get around much.
So, if anyone would like a review copy, (Kindle, Nook, or plain html or PDF) let me know in the comments with your email address. I'll get them out to you in the next couple of days.
Here's the cover copy. But if you'd like a little more information on this particular book, you can scroll down and take a look at my "Next Big Thing" blog post. (I'd link to it, but Blogger is acting up today and I don't want to lose this post.)
When an urgent letter arrives in Caithness, Gregory Scott, the Earl of Bailey hurries to
believing his dearest relation is on her deathbed. Rory is appalled to find his presence is only needed to play-act as a fake fiancé for a friend of his cousin. London
After the lady in question marries her true love, Rory is left unoccupied. Seeking out an old acquaintance, he discovers Lord Briden nearly penniless, mentally unstable, and entirely dependant upon his spinster daughter for the care and upkeep of their estate at Primrose.
The beautiful Lady Rosamund is part hoyden, part bluestocking, part servant. Wanting nothing to do with Society, her uncommon way of life spurs Rory into offering assistance, but Rosamund adamantly refuses. When Rory learns the lecherous lord next door is blackmailing Rosamund, he devises a scheme to help her whether she wants it or not.
The idea to find Rosamund a husband goes slightly awry, as Rory doesn’t bargain for falling in love with the enigmatic Lady Rosamund. And when his plan turns up another beau for Rosamund, can Rory let her go?