June Update

June Update!

Wow. This year is rocketing along. So much is going on and so much is left to do.

First news, back for an encore – Captivated by his Kiss Boxed set has returned to virtual shelves in print and digital format this month.

Captivated by His Kiss 3-D cover imageThe boxed set features regency romances from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Cheryl Bolen and USA Today Bestselling Author Bronwen Evans along with stories by Barbara Monajem, Collette Cameron, Wendy Vella, me, and Lauren Smith. That’s SEVEN emotional stories of second chances, scandalous wagers, and the quest for true love. If you missed it when it first published, here’s your second chance.

Available in Digital and Print

Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | Barnes & Noble

 

The second bit of exciting news: Once a Husband has just returned from my editor! Given what I’ve seen of her feedback, and its looking pretty good, I’ve reason to be excited to share this story soon and discover what Hunt Club fans think of this final story in the series. I’ll be working on the edit and putting together the book files over the next two months and then reaching out to early readers/reviewers.

The last bit of news: A Very Wicked Christmas is a RONE Award Finalist (run by InD’Tale). Winners will be announced and presented at the RONE awards ceremony and gala on October 14th, 2017 at the Burbank Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in the US in conjunction with the InD’Scribe Con and Book Festival. I’m not able to attend personally, but I’ll be watching social media during the event with my fingers crossed. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Yay, it’s May!

Yay, it’s May!

Dear Friends,

April has been a huge month—satisfying and exhausting too. During the past few months (maybe 6 when I think about it) I’ve been working on a total revamp of the Distinguished Rogues Series.

As you can imagine revising seven novels, one three book collection already published was a major event around here. The book covers were all completely redesigned (see below) and I sent the first three novels to Kelli Collins for another full edit.

I’m pleased to say everything came together late last week and I’m in the midst of updating all digital and print versions of the series. (You might notice my covers on Amazon don’t yet match the ones in the ‘Look Inside’ feature. Gotta give the beast time to update all the pages)

Without further ado…the new Distinguished Rogues series!

May cover update

* Please note the digital edition of Chills is/should be FREE worldwide.

** REVIEWS are always appreciated. Write a great one to be featured on the website book page.

*** Website book pages may not reflect the new covers until the end of today. I’m doing it now! LOL

A new collection: Distinguished Rogues Book 4-6

In the process of doing these updates I also pulled books four to six into one digital edition for those who like a bargain. This new set is available from May 16 worldwide. Pre-order available soon.

*  Buying this set of the saves you over 30% on the cost of the individual copies.

Also this month: Happy Mother’s Day Kindle Fire Giveaway

I am again participating in a giveaway for Mother’s Day valued at over $250! 

The price of a Kindle Fire has come way down in the past few years but this giveaway is still valued at $250. That’s plenty of cash to buy a Kindle Fire AND load it full of book. The winner will have their choice of a $250 Amazon.com Gift Card or $250 in Paypal Cash!

Thanks to this awesome group of authors, bloggers and publishers for making this giveaway possible.

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April Update: Hunt Club, Distinguished Rogues and more

April Update: Hunt Club, Distinguished Rogues and more

Happy April regency romance fans,

I’m so glad to see the back of March and hopefully an end to this crazy hot Summer. Heat and humidity are not really my friend. However, thanks to getting an Air Conditioning unit for my office, I’ve managed to write a fair few words since New Year’s Day. I’m really pleased to promise I’ve got a number of new stories in the pipeline for release in the latter part of the year, including a super secret one. More on that one later.

New Hunt Club

First book announcement is awesome. I just finished writing the Hunt Club’s sixth story last week! I’m both elated and sad about finishing up that series, but I do know from the number of fan emails that so many are waiting for this one last important story. No spoilers today, but I have booked the edit for Once a Husband for June. Depending on the feedback I get from my fearless editor, I expect to announce the release date here in July. Keep an eye on the coming soon page as well.

Distinguished Rogues Milestone

Coming up in May is the 6th Anniversary of publishing Chills, book 1 of the popular Distinguished Rogues series. To mark the special occasion I’m sprucing up the whole series — new covers and formatting for every book (including print) and an update on the first three early stories to bring them up to date with my current writing style. I’ll be showing off the new look books May 1st and updating all the booksellers during the following week(s). If you’ve read some of the books in Kindle format and do not have automatic updates turned on you might want to do that this month so you get them as soon as they become available.

Book Bargain

The price of Miss Watson’s First Scandal has dropped to 99c for April and beyond. You can read more about Miss Watson and her friends  (Miss George’s Second Chance, Miss Radley’s Third Dare & Miss Merton’s Last Hope) on the website.

April Update

 

Don’t forget too, new release announcement happen here on the blog and via the newsletter. Be sure to sign up and stay informed.

Until next time.

Cheers and happy reading!

Heather

 

Year Without Rickman #MFRWAuthor

Year without Rickman

I’m back for the MFRW 52 week blogging challenge! Each week I will write a post from a set list of topics that with luck will a) get me blogging more often and b) help you get to know me better.

This week’s theme is: Shows I binge

What a difference a year makes. People leave a mark. Characters touch you and sometimes never leave. That’s what actor Alan Rickman did for me. He was a great actor and as we’ve just passed the first anniversary of his death I’m finding comfort in what he’s left behind.

I’ve just started another run through his body of work to mark this first anniversary of his death. I first fell for him in Truly, Madly, Deeply. Laughed at him as the Sherrif of Nottingham eating hearts out with a spoon, and loved him always as Professor Severus Snape. Of course, there are so many other roles to love. The legacy he’s left behind his impressive and yet I still wish for more like this:

I feel that way about TV shows too. I have about ten that I binge watch one after another. Here are my favorite three:

–NCIS – I loved that show but once Ziva was written out I just couldn’t continue watching new episodes. I only rewatch from Season 3 to her exit.

–I’m also strangely fascinated by The Fall. It’s a gritty series about a serial killer. The villain is not a nice man and yet I cannot look away. His adversary Stella Gibson, a police detective, is an odd one, extremely good at her job but also a bit of a siren to men. Gillian Anderson is amazing to watch as Stella. Jamie Dornan is utterly creepy in a good looking sort of way.

–Sherlock. I’ve probably banged on about my love of the BBC series many times before. Season 3 has just aired and while I didn’t realize it at the time I was apparently so caught up in it I was shouting at the TV. Sadly it’s supposed to be the last season for years aired, if they ever do another.

Thank heavens for DVD’s or Netflix and Stan for endless reruns.

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New Release: Fool for Love

Its book release day. Yay!!! It’s also my birthday. *sad face* Getting older isn’t really a yay anymore, but with a book release its a great distraction.

Fool for Love

Beverley Oakley and Donna Cummings are helping me celebrate my forty-mumbles birthday this year with these three outstanding new stories for readers to escape to.

Wicked Rogues. Handsome Aristocrats. Destined for love, one and all! 

In His Valentine’s Secret, by Beverley Oakley, Lady Athelton’s St Valentine’s Ball should have been a time for love, not vengeance, as the once carefree Lisette plots the demise of the man she once loved. Will she learn the truth in time?

In Truly, My Love, by Donna Cummings, Lord Benedict and Lady Sommerwood stage a faux romance in order to help him evade two besotted young misses at a Valentine party. But can an affair built on falsehoods possibly turn into true love?

And in A Husband for Mary, by me, Miss Mary Vine kissed a handsome stranger at the Fenwick Masquerade, never imagining the extraordinary attraction could be for the most disgraceful rake in London. A man she knew far too well…

The Fool for Love collection is winging its way toward your ereader now but you can read an excerpt from A HUSBAND FOR MARY on my website. A print edition will be available very soon on Amazon.

Get your copy here:
Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | Barnes & Noble

Happy reading and lets all have cake today!

Hello Sexy New Year: 2017

Hello Sexy New Year!

At least that’s how I’m choosing to think of the future–productive and above all else heavy on the sexy tales!

2016 didn’t exactly go as planned for me. If you are waiting on new series books from me I must apologize for non-delivery. You see, early last year my mother was properly diagnosed with Alzheimers Disease (you cannot force your fossils to see a doctor) and as the year progressed I spent more and more time helping out at their home. It didn’t help that my dad has been slow to accept he’s not the strong, strapping farmer he once was and made me worry my head off about what he was getting up to too.

Last year was great for quality time with my parents and I’ve got solid good-daughter karma going on, but was a very bad year for writing. I had to give up reaching my goals to lower my own stress levels by about mid year. Difficult situations can make thinking happy sexy thoughts pretty much impossible. Since my books tend toward the wicked end of the scale I struggled with switching off and getting into the mood (for writing). Thankfully things seem more settled of late and 2017 is off to a great start. I’m not making resolutions as such, but I’m already deep into writing mode and cranking out words like a demon, or a romance writer fueled by unlimited coffee and a post Christmas sugar high. 🙂

New Year, New Stories: Fool for Love

One good outcome of my short attention span last year was that I managed to write a novella totally unconnected with any of my existing book series. A Husband for Mary was pure fun to write! No deadline, no linking into existing series worlds, and I really needed that freedom. But then once it was written I had to figure out what to do with it. I write to escape and publish my stories so that readers might get away from real life as well.

As luck would have it A Husband for Mary is being published together with two wonderful new tales from Beverley Oakley and Donna Cummings. Here’s the official teaser for the new collection:

Let Love Conquer All!

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Wicked Rogues. Handsome Aristocrats. Destined for love, one and all! Beverley Oakley, Donna Cummings, and Heather Boyd have teamed up to bring you three utterly romantic love stories to warm your heart!

In His Valentine’s Secret, by Beverley Oakley, Lady Athelton’s St Valentine’s Ball should have been a time for love, not vengeance, as the once carefree Lisette plots the demise of the man she once loved. Will she learn the truth in time?

In Truly, My Love, by Donna Cummings, Lord Benedict and Lady Sommerwood stage a faux romance in order to help him evade two besotted young misses at a Valentine party. But can an affair built on falsehoods possibly turn into true love?

In A Husband for Mary, by Heather Boyd, Miss Mary Vine kissed a handsome stranger at the Fenwick Masquerade, never imagining the extraordinary attraction could be for the most disgraceful rake in London. A man she knew far too well…

READ AN EXCERPT FROM A HUSBAND FOR MARY

Order in Digital and Print (soonish)

Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | Barnes & Noble

The print edition will be either a pre-order or available on release day. Still have the proof the physical copy yet.

2016’s last bit of bad news: All Romance eBooks Closure

Much to my surprise and disappointment, All Romance Ebooks has closed its doors with very little notice. I was not informed directly by ARE of the closure but thanks to the awesomeness of the indie author community, the news got around to me too.  Like every other author affected, I’m owed royalties but don’t expect to be paid out any time soon.

With such short notice, I understand its been a horrible mess for readers to download their books off the site. If you missed out on reclaiming a title of mine please get in touch and send me a screenshot showing the prior purchase. There is nothing worse than losing a good book and I want to help.

That’s all my news for the moment. Hope the New Year is making you smile already.

Chills Free and Print Giveaway

Chills Free

I’ve recently set CHILLS, Distinguished Rogues book 1, free for sale (but not at All Romance eBooks) and the number of copies ordered has been staggering. The free book reached #3 in the Amazon US Kindle Store, #1 in Historical Romance at iBooks (in several countries) and has exceeded my expectations at Barnes and Noble. If you haven’t grabbed your copy yet visit the CHILLS page on my website to find your bookstore of choice.

Thank you!

avwc_pdA Very Wicked Christmas anthology released last month featuring The Christmas Affair from the Rebel Hearts series. Thank you so much to everyone who pre-ordered a copy and a huge thank you anyone who reviewed the set and have been saying such nice things about Amy and Harper’s romance. Don’t forget too that the Anthology is available in print and there’s plenty of time still to order copies to give as a gift.

Work in Progress

I have a couple of projects on the go at the moment that I hope to be finished with before Christmas. I have a short story re-release coming up in December and after that a Valentine’s Day story to be published in January. I’m also writing a new Hunt Club tale right now and the next novel in the Rebel Hearts series. Both of those will publish next year. Stay tuned for more regency hotness…

Goodreads Print Edition Giveaway: Chills

And last but not least, I’m running a Goodreads contest this month for two print editions of Chills. If you love to have a physical book in your hands head over to the Goodreads contest page and enter your name in the giveaway.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Chills by Heather Boyd

Chills

by Heather Boyd

Giveaway ends November 27, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

Contest ends November 27, 2016 and is open to readers worldwide as usual. Goodluck!

Release Day! A Very Wicked Christmas is live

Release Day! A Very Wicked Christmas is live.

Today’s the day. Six months (and probably more) of hard work has paid off for six hardworking authors. A Very Wicked Christmas Anthology features the very best work from Barbara Monajem, Wendy Vella, Donna Cummings, Nicola Davidson, Beverley Oakley and I’m so proud be involved.

A Very Wicked Christmas

Here’s the full blurb:

In Heather Boyd’s The Christmas Affair, a lonely shopkeeper offers shelter to a beautiful, not so innocent miss to overcome the bitter memories of Christmases past, but could such a wicked connection ever lead to a happily-ever-after? A dashing spy with marriage on his mind seeks to rekindle the spark by any means possible with the woman who claimed his heart in Love at First Dance by Barbara Monajem. A scandalous widow rescues the man of her dreams – but his secrets could destroy their love in Nicola Davidson‘s Joy to the Earl. A masquerade ball was no place to be reckless with your innocence, and yet one scorching look at the masked highwayman urges Miss Partridge to do just that in Mistletoe and the Marquess by Wendy Vella. In Lord Misrule by Donna Cummings, a young widow chooses a handsome rogue to be her first lover, but his regrets from a past Christmas may end their affair before it even commences. A blue-stocking becomes a courtesan to escape a murderer in The Glittering Prize, an intrigue-filled romance by Beverley Oakley about finding love where it’s least expected.

A Very Wicked Christmas Anthology is an all-new collection of stand-alone complete works. There’s a digital and print edition available too.

Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | Nook

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

Release Day: An Affair of Honor

Release day: An Affair of Honor

Hi Rebel Hearts Fans!

I’m so excited. (Yet again) The new book, An Affair of Honor, is out in stores today! There’s always a certain level of nervousness for me about any new release, even after sharing 32 stories with my readers. I always hope every new story is loved. Matilda and William were so good together that it was almost a wrench to set the story aside.  I always hope every new story is loved and this time is no different. An Affair of Honor a bit naughty – there’s spanking, a little bondage and more. It’s not a vanilla regency romance, but it is two people struggling to understand how to move in the same direction and make a life together. So, I do hope you’ll check out my new romance soon. I hope you love William and Matilda as much as I do. Happy reading!

About An Affair of Honor

An Affair of Honor Small Digital Book CoverUnneeded for command of a ship after surviving serious injury, disciplinarian Captain William Ford was ready to face society until he’s cornered by a marriage minded miss. He makes a desperate bargain with the maid who saved his life—act the part of a besotted lover in return for financial gain to drive the woman away—only to end up in a very real marriage of convenience with the maid to avoid the scandal of his own making.

When Matilda’s plans to marry another end abruptly, she reluctantly agrees to Captain Ford’s marriage proposal to protect his sister’s marriage prospects with his assurance of an eventual annulment and independence. She soon discovers her husband’s desire to guide her with a firm hand stirs a shocking passion in her. Does she dare gift William with her secrets and heart…or admit that his desires match her own when they never intended forever?

Begin reading with the excerpt…

London, 1814

Matilda Winslow blew a fallen lock of her hair from her eyes and then crawled under Captain Ford’s bed to retrieve an item that had rattled to the floor while she’d been changing his sheets. She stretched to reach a strap that appeared to be wedged behind the headboard.

When tugging from beneath failed to free it, Matilda scrambled out again, frustrated. The captain was leaving very early the next day, returning to his ship and command, and she needed to finish this job. Mrs. Young insisted the bedding be changed before he returned to the house.

She wasn’t supposed to be in his rooms at this hour. No one was. The captain, when he was ashore, ran his home under a firm set of rules that no one dared cross.

Matilda considered her options. She couldn’t leave it there in case it was important to the captain. The bed was too heavy for her to move on her own, and although she could call for help, she hated to do so. The other servants didn’t like her very much, having decided from the beginning to make fun of her at every turn. Calling out to them was decidedly unappealing, so she had no choice but to climb onto the huge bed, hoping she could reach the mysterious item without having to remake her morning’s work entirely.

It was dark behind the headboard, and she thrust her hand into the narrow space.

She touched cold metal and jerked her hand back in surprise. Matilda peered into the gap and discovered the straps attached to a buckle. Puzzled by their presence, Matilda grabbed the item and tugged it into the light. It was not what she’d expected to find.

The Wedding Affair sneak peek 6 #WeWriWa

Welcome back for the next excerpt from The Wedding Affair. Release day is next week. Super nervous as usual about that even though this is the 30th romance I’ve published. In this scene, Sally and Felix have been pushed together by her grandfather.


“I am sorry I am late.” Sally hurried forward. “Ellicott wanted to see Torre Cottage with Louisa and me, and we lost track of time.”

What she had not expected when she took in the room was to come face-to-face with Felix Hastings. She had been trying to forget him all over again, and his presence rooted her to the spot. He unwound from his chair and stood at his full height of six feet three inches, and her heart slammed into her ribs rather painfully as he bowed.

His dark hair was just as unruly as it had been the night before, and she longed to run her fingers through the curls to tame them. His pale blue eyes widened as she stared, and his lips pressed together, reminding her of where they had last kissed her skin. Oh, how those wicked lips had corrupted her.


Thanks for reading and commenting on the new snippet from my upcoming release, The Wedding Affair. More to come next week.

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The Wedding Affair releases on May 24th, 2016.

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Book Description

The life she wants is the love he lost.

Coming face-to-face before her wedding with the scoundrel who broke her heart and destroyed her trust could not be more awkward or ill timed for Sally Ford. When she agreed to give her hand and fortune to London’s most eligible earl, she did so believing she would learn to love him after they tied the knot. Her betrothed has no idea she was engaged to Captain Felix Hastings six years ago, or that she gave her innocence to the ambitious officer.

When Felix answered the summons from his superior he never expected to face Sally Ford, the woman who’d believed a lie and labeled him a fortune hunter before calling off their engagement six years ago. In his determination to clear the air about the past, pride clashes with the truth as every argument and stolen moment reignites a passion that has never waned. Giving in could destroy everything they’ve both worked so hard to achieve, or will fate offer them a chance to begin again if only they can forgive?


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