Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Aloha to Mary Jo Putney and SOMETIMES A ROGUE


Mary Jo Putney is one of Baltimore's brightest stars ... and romance's classic writers.    She has a long list of accolades, including RWA's Lifetime Achievement Award from this year's national conference (link).   Mary Jo keeps it all in perspective.  From her last line of her bio (link),

She says that not least among the blessings of a full-time writing career is that one almost never has to wear pantyhose.

I'm sandwiched between the Word Wenches,
Cara Elliott (left) and Mary Jo (right)
at RWA 2011 in NYC.

It is my privilege to spotlight her recent release, SOMETIMES A ROGUE, Book 5 in the Lost Lords series:


Even the most proper young lady yearns for adventure. But when the very well bred Miss Sarah Clarke-Townsend impulsively takes the place of her pregnant twin, it puts her own life at risk. If the kidnappers after her sister discover they’ve abducted Sarah instead, she will surely pay with her life…

A Rogue…

Rob Carmichael survived his disastrous family by turning his back on his heritage and becoming a formidable Bow Street Runner with a talent for rescuing damsels in distress. But Sarah is one damsel who is equal to whatever comes. Whether racing across Ireland with her roguish rescuer or throwing herself into his arms, she challenges Rob at every turn.

Always a Rogue ... the Celtic Band, The Rouges,
are featured at the Maryland Renaissance Festival

I am currently reading SOMETIMES A ROGUE - I appreciate being in the hands of a master craftsman.   I am giving away a print copy of SOMETIMES A ROGUE to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment about an adventure for which you yearn ... I yearn to explore more of Maryland's historic countryside.   

2.  This giveaway is open to all readers.

3.  Comments are open through Saturday, September 7, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, September 8.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

To learn more about Mary Jo and her books, check out her website at




  1. I would love to travel through the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.

  2. I want to hike the Tahoe Rim goes all around Lake Tahoe.

  3. I yearn to go to Scotland/England/Ireland and explore the beautiful countries and see the gorgeous castles and other historic buildings.

  4. I am looking forward to visiting Lake Michigan! I have heard wonderful things about the area and look forward to investigating it myself.

    I LOVE Mary Jo's books and this one is on my "To Buy" list! How much more wonderful to win a copy!

  5. I love Mary Jo's books and this one sounds like another winner.

    I want to visit Scotland and see all of the sites.

  6. Honestly, I yearn for to explore all 50 States, because all are unique and each has their own charm that I would love to see.

  7. I would love to take a cruise around the world!!

  8. Travel across Scotland in the fall. It's supposed to be stunning there & I would love to see/ explore for myself :)

  9. I'd like to roam all over Europe. To take my time & see EVERYTHING.

  10. I yearn to see the Grand Canyon.

  11. I'd love to go back and explore Scotland/Ireland!

  12. I yearn to see Europe! Especially England and Italy.

  13. I would love to go anywhere outside of the US Midwest :) A vacation would be awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!

  14. I would like to go to the old ghost towns of Nevada and Arizona I been by there but we never got the chance to stop.
    I can't wait to read this book.

  15. I would love to go back to Switzerland. I loved it both times I was there, but feel that I missed out on a lot of things.

    I've read "Sometimes a Rogue", and really enjoyed it.

  16. I would love to spend a night at a haunted Scottish castle.

  17. Oooh, Sometimes a Rogue from Mary Jo Putney! An unbelievable, wonderful prize. She is a classic romance writer...and the era she writes about is my fave genre for reading. I've just gotta put my name in the hat! Hello to Mary Jo and to you, too, Kim.

  18. I've traveled around Europe, but I've never been to Washington DC. I am dying to visit our Capital and find out everything.

  19. I'd love to explore more of Europe, especially Germany and Austria. Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. I have a dream of visiting Great Britain and exploring England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. One day I'm going to make my dream come true. :D

  21. I want to visit Europe and see for myself those beautiful castles that I only see on t.v.

  22. Mine is to explore Scotland and her many Castles. I've enjoyed Mary Jo's Lost Lord's series and look forward to reading Sometimes A Rogue. Thanks Kim for the chance.

    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  23. Love Mary Jo's books. This looks like another good one.
    I would love to visit England and Scotland. That would make for some fun adventures. I definitely want to visit some Castles and see some sexy men in kilts. I need to find out what they wear under them. I hope nothing. LOL
    christinebails at yahoo dot com