Monday, November 25, 2013

Aloha to Megan Mulry's IN LOVE AGAIN


The day after Thanksgiving may be Black Friday to savvy shoppers, but it will be Release Day for Megan Multry's IN LOVE AGAIN, Book Three in her Unruly Royals series (link),

SECOND CHANCE...The Marchioness of Wick is about to get a second chance at life...whether she wants it or not. After twenty years in a loveless marriage to a duplicitous British aristocrat, Claire Heyworth Barnes finds herself broke and alone. Encouraged by her dynamic American sisters-in-law, the shy royal decides to start over in New York City. When she lands a job with a famous interior designer, Claire accidentally reconnects with the first—and only—man she ever loved.

FIRST LOVE...Benjamin Hayek has never forgiven Claire for the heartless way she left him when they were teenagers in the south of France. And even if he could, Claire's not sure she has the courage to contend with how he makes her feel. Can they build a new love from an old flame? Or will a bitter history and a complicated future stand in their way?

To celebrate IN LOVE AGAIN, let's play Six Degrees of Separation:

1.  On this day in 1922, Pharaoh Tutankhamum's tomb is opened for the first time in 3000 years by archaeologist Howard Carter and his sponsor Lord Carnarvon.

2.  Lord Carnarvon's ancestral home is Highclere Castle, a 1000 estate in Hampshire, England.

3.  Highclere Castle has an alter ego - Downton Abbey on PBS's popular Edwardian series of the same name.

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Highclere Castle
Image by JB + UK_Planet (link)
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4.  Downton Abbey follows the aristocratic antics of the Earl of Grantham and his family.

5.  The Earl is married to an American heiress; the show details their family's dance around "class" with their peers and their servants.

6.  Megan Mulry's Unruly Royals features a contemporary "class" conflict - an aristocrat romances an American  businesswoman in A ROYAL PAIN, his younger brother romances an American heiress in THE SHOE FITS, and his younger sister will be romanced by an American businessmen in R IS FOR REBEL (coming February 2014).

IN LOVE AGAIN is the story of the older sister ... demonstrating that love transcends class and oceans.   I am giving away an ecopy of IN LOVE AGAIN.   To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment about Downton Abbey - are you a fan?

2.  This giveaway is open to all readers.

3.  Comments are open through Saturday, November 30, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, December 1.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

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



  1. I'm a huge fan of Downton Abbey, I adore it. I can't wait for the next season to begin in January. BTW Kim, have you watched "The Paradise"? That's another great show on Masterpiece Theater. Don't enter me into the contest, as I only read print books. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  2. I'm afraid I've not watched it. I have enjoyed the last two books of Megan's though.

  3. I've never watched Downton Abbey.

  4. I think I'm one of the few people who have never watched it.

  5. I stopped watching Downton Abbey last season when it became so sad.

  6. Hi Kim, Thank you so much for featuring IN LOVE AGAIN and I love your six degrees of separation! I was totally into Downton the first season, then I lost interest, I don't even know why. Mahalo and happy thanksgiving!

  7. Like Megan, I enjoyed the first season of Downton Abbey. But I feel the successive seasons have turned the period drama into a soap opera. I still find it entertaining and the costumes are gorgeous!


  8. This sounds like a great contemporary series! I adore Downtown Abbey, soap opera and all!


  9. I have not watched it. I do have friends who watch it and love it.

  10. I enjoy Downton Abbey! I have a friend who is watching the current series on line, but I want to wait 'til it is broadcast in January on PBS.

    Thanks for introducing me to Megan; who doesn't want to be in love again?!?!

  11. I love Downton Abbey! I only started watching it part way through last season and I immediately had to order all the seasons on DVD. Now I have to watch them before the new season starts in January.

    Marcy Shuler