Tuesday, October 28, 2014



Anne Barton is celebrating the release of SCANDALOUS SUMMER NIGHTS, Book 3 in the Honeycote series ...

Lady Olivia Sherbourne isn't shy about speaking her mind, except when it comes to James Averill. For ten long years he has been her brother's best friend and her heart's only desire. But when Olivia hears James will soon set sail for an expedition to Egypt, she knows the time has come to make her move. It's now or never . . .

James has always found Olivia bewitchingly attractive, but what kind of gentleman takes up with his best friend's sister? Not that he's thinking particularly gentlemanly thoughts when she appears on his exploratory trip-three hundred miles from home!-and incites a tavern fight. No matter what the devil she's doing there, it's his duty to see her safely back to her family. But how safe will she be when every starlit night brings wicked temptation . . . ?


Five things that draw James to Egypt:

1. Adventure – England is a little too tame for James. (Luckily, Olivia isn’t at all tame!)

2. Mystery – All those ancient pharaoh’s tombs are filled with secrets, just begging to be explored.

3. History – He’s fascinated by ancient Egypt and wants to see mummies, pyramids, and hieroglyphs—in person.

4. The exotic sights – Cairo is nothing like the civilized streets of London, and that’s part of what makes it so appealing.

5. The lack of cravats – no one on his expedition will care who his tailor is or what type of knot he tied in his cravat. In fact, he plans on leaving all of his cravats at home.

Five things that make him want to stay in England:

1. His weekly boxing matches at Gentleman John Jackson’s

2. The ale at his favorite pub

3. His family and friends

4. Hot cross cinnamon buns

5. And most of all…Lady Olivia.

Anne Barton began swiping romance novels off her mom's bookshelf as a teenager, so when she had the chance to spend a semester in London-home to her favorite heroes-she packed her bags and promptly fell in love with the city, its history, and its pubs. She dreamed of writing romance, but somehow ended up a software analyst instead.

Fortunately, a few years and a few careers later, Anne found her way back to writing the stories she loves and in 2011 won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart® for Regency Historical Romance. She lives in Maryland with her husband (who, sadly, is not a peer of the realm-but a great guy nonetheless) and her three children, who try valiantly not to roll their eyes whenever she quotes Jane Austen. Her weaknesses include reality TV, cute-but-impractical shoes, and caffeinated beverages of all kinds.