Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mistress by Mistake by Maggie Robinson

So it’s release day, April 27. My debut book, Mistress by Mistake, the first of the Courtesan Court Trilogy from Kensington Brava, will be hitting shelves and postboxes. For someone who writes a lot of words every day, I can’t come up with the right ones to describe how I feel. Every step of this journey has been a wonder, from “the call” (I was in a library and couldn’t scream) to opening the box of REAL books. I cried. It’s been almost seven years of writing, although I’ll admit I did not know what I was doing for most of them. J

2010 is even more special because my edgier alter ego Margaret Rowe is also debuting with Tempting Eden on June 1 from Berkley Heat. Yup. 2 of me. 2 books. 2 months. Since I’m well past the debutante age, I pinch myself every day.
Award-winning Anna Campbell says Mistress by Mistake “sizzles off the page. A marvelously sexy romp.”Here’s the back cover blurb:

Scandal is only the beginning…
Charlotte Fallon let her guarded virtue fall once—and she’s paid dearly for it ever since. She swore she’d never succumb to a man again. But even a village spinster’s life miles from temptation can’t save her from a sister with no shame whatsoever. Or a heart that longs for more, whatever the cost…
Sir Michael Bayard found more than he expected in his bed when he finally joined his new mistress. He’d fantasized about her dewy skin and luscious curves, assured her understanding that what passed between them was mere dalliance. But he didn’t expect the innocence and heat of her response in his arms. Nor her surprisingly sharp tongue once she was out of them…
A few days of abandon cannot undo the hard-learned lessons of a lifetime. Nor can an honest passion burn away the restraints of society’s judgments. Unless, of course, one believes in nonsense like true love…


For more information, visit both of me at http://www.maggierobinson.net/ and http://www.margaretrowe.net/

Happy reading and happy endings!



Maggie Robinson is a former teacher, library clerk and mother of four who woke up in the middle of the night, absolutely compelled to create the perfect man and use as many adverbs as possible doing so. A transplanted New Yorker, she lives with her not-quite perfect husband in Maine, where the cold winters are ideal for staying inside and writing hot historical romances.

73 comments:

Tamsyn said...

Congrats on your debut release! Love the blurb and the book sounds like a good start to the series. Good luck! Looking forward to reading it.

Chantal said...

Ohh, I love those kinds of books.
I have a secret dream of going into my library and screaming at the top of my lungs. Just for fun. LOL

Chantal

Deb830 said...

Welcome Maggie!

I just hopped on your website and read the excerpts to both of your books. I look forward to reading them both. Best of Luck and Congrats!

Sherry said...

Your book sounds very interesting and I can't wait to read it. Congratulations on the release and good luck on your next books.

sstrode@scrtc.com

WK said...

Ohh congrats on your debut!!! It sounds great!! I'll have to look for it.

hugs,
WendyK

Valerie said...

Congratulations on a double debut!! I get chills just thinking about it. What a wonderful testament! Sounds delicious, I'll have to look for your book today!

Melanie said...

Hope you have a fabulous day - Congrats on the debut - adding it to the list right now.

mountie9 said...

Love the cover and the book sounds fabulous. I am putting it on my list to read. I'm a Library Tech, so even if it didn't sound amazing, I would buy it just to support you - us library girls have to stick together

Marilyn Shoemaker said...

Congrats on your debut book; beautiful cover!

J.K. Coi said...

Woo hoo for release day, Maggie! Congratulations!

Secret dreams? Oooh. I can't tell or they won't be secret anymore :)

flchen1 said...

Wow, Maggie/Margaret! What a wonderful year for you and us! Happy release day today, and congratulations on a double debut this year! May these be only the first of many wonderful books!

Angie said...

Congrats on your release! The blurb sounds great :)

sonya said...

congrats on your debut release and I so need to get this book.

Linda Henderson said...

Congratulations on both of your releases, I wish you well. I've been hearing a lot of good things about these books, I really can't wait to read them.

seriousreader at live dot com

Stephanie said...

Wow! Maggie both excerpts look Excellent! Can't wait to read more about them. Beautiful sites also.

Do you find your writing style different for each pen name --minus the heat levels of the love scenes-- or are they close to the same?

Margay said...

Congratulations on both of your books! They both look very interesting.
Margay

Elizabeth Amber said...

Congratulations on Mistress by Mistake, Maggie! Beautiful cover. And another one coming in June? You're on a roll--wonderful!

Elizabeth Amber
Dane, The Lords of Satyr (June)

Natasha A. said...

Maggie!!! I didn't know you used to be a library clerk??? That's what I am right now!

I can't wait to get my copy of this :D

Heather D said...

Congrats on your debut release. It sounds amazing, I'm heading over to add it to my wish list!

CrystalGB said...

Happy release day Maggie. Congratulations on your debut book. Sounds great. I love the cover.

LM's Drama Queen said...

How fun does that book sound! Quick, get to the stores before it's gone because that story looks fabulous! Congratulations on your big day:) I would suggest treating yourself to some ice cream sundaes tonight because you definitely deserve it!

XOX
~*DQ*~

Lucy Monroe said...

Thanks for sharing your special day with us, hon! This is such an amazing time and I hope you are reveling in every minute of it! ~ Hugs!

Carol L. said...

Oh Congratulations Maggie on both your releases. What an anxious wait this must have been.It's here now though and I wish you much success. I look forward to reading both of your books.
Carol L.
Lucky4750@aol.com

LDee said...

Congratulations on your double releases. Wishing you mega sales.

Lavada

Armenia said...

Happy release day, Maggie. Looking forward to Tempting Eden.

Terri said...
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Katy M said...

First: Happy Release Day!!!

Also Congratulation on you first release, your second release (back to back months!), and for making it after 7 years of hard work. Both books look really good!

Terri said...

Congrats on your double release!! Hope you have a wonderful long writing career. Have a great time at the convention. Best of luck!!

Dannyfiredragon said...

Morning Maggie,

I just got my copy of Mistress by Mistake this morning and I am so looking forward to read it.

chelleyreads said...

congrats on the book release maggie!!

runner10 said...

Sounds like a great book!

Maria said...

Happy Release Day!! and Congrats on 2 books this year...love your covers and your website

Elisabeth Naughton said...

Happy Release Day, Maggie! I'm so excited for you! Will be looking for your book today when I hit the bookstore. :)

Raonaid Luckwell said...

Congrats on your debut release! And you are blessed, with your debut to having a very gorgeous cover! Good luck in your future books!

etirv said...

I love Anna Campbell and it really was her comment and recommendation that made me notice MBM and now I can't wait to start reading it. Enjoy this sublime moment, Maggie! You deserve a Hawaii vacay!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sue A. said...

Congratulations on the release of your debut! I wish you much success!

nmulder81 said...

Oooo your first book!! Congrats!! I love books like this one...takes me back in time..gotta use the imagination more! Can't wait to read!!

rhianona said...

Congratulations on your good fortune with not one but two books being published.

Maggie Robinson/Margaret Rowe said...

Thanks so much for all the good wishes and sharing my debut day with me! I'm so sorry to be late replying---I'm spending release day in an unexpected way---my husband had surgery this weekend and I've been kind of living at the hospital. So no champagne until he's out of the woods. We did get good news yesterday so here's hoping he'll be a lot better for my June debut. :) Thanks to Lucy for sponsoring this fabulous event, and good luck to you all winning those great prizes!

Ina said...

Hi Maggie!
congrats to your releases!!
and I hope your hubby is doing better now!
greetings, Ina

Andrea Becraft said...

Congrats on the realease and thanks for blogging with us!

blackroze37yahoo.com said...

love getting to know new authors

Cathy M said...

Well the next couple of months are going to be a blast for you, Maggie, big congratulations on your new releases.

robynl said...

yay Maggie and congrats on release day; thanks for sharing with us.

Jane said...

Congrats on your debut release and your upcoming release, too, Maggie.

Armenia said...

Just dropping to say "Congratulations on the release". I'm everywhere seeing your beautiful book cover. Whoo Hoo!

Lady_Graeye said...

Congrats on your new release! I love the cover! I am looking forward to reading this book. Good Luck!!

Refhater said...

Congrats on your new release! Looking forward to many more!

katsrus said...

Love the book covers. Congrads on your new release. You are a new author to me. Will be adding this to my to read list.
Sue B

Lillie said...

Congrats on your new releases! Both sound great!

SiNn said...

i cant wait to read tempting eden and all of ur books they all sound awesome and those covers are absolutly awesome

joder said...

Congrats on the new release! I love the time period this is written in and it sounds like a great start to a series.

Aly said...

Congrats on your debut!! It looks like a great start to a long career :)

erahime said...

Wow, so many new authors with their debut books coming up. Whee!!!!

Ahem....

CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR DEBUT!!!!!

I must say, attending the RAH had broaden my scope for romance books.

Keep it up!

CherylS22 said...

Looks like a wonderful book & I just love the cover of "Mistress by Mistake". Good luck!

peggy said...

congrats on your new book.I enjoy reading new authors books.

Stacy S said...

Congrats on both books!! That's pretty awesome. They both sound great.

Zina Lynch said...

Wow, talk about Double your pleasure like in the Doublemint gum comercials. Good luck and they sound great.

Lisa F. said...

Congratulations on your debut release, and another one coming out soon afterwards!

Toni said...

Congratulations,I am one of those people that believes in True Love but I'm also practical enough to know that it takes a lot of work to keep the love alive.

Toni

Lil said...

Congrats on the debut release, times two! And what a lovely accolade from Anna Campbell.

lindseye said...

You are in good company today and it will be fun looking for your book on the shelf. Have a great release day.

Nancy G said...

Congratulations on your debut! Lots of success with it I hope.

Jami Davenport said...

Happy release day, Maggie!!!

donnas said...

Congrats on your release!! The blurb sounds great, I wish you lots of success.

booklover0226 said...

Congrats on your debut release; you must be excited.

I look forward in reading this series; I'm sure I'll enjoy it.

Thanks,
Tracey D

etirv said...

Thinking of you and your DH from across the miles, Maggie!

Rhea said...

Great job on the two books. I can't wait to read them, they sound right up my alley!

Lois said...

Congrats on the two releases! Wow, two books in a row -- that's gotta be pretty nerve wracking!

Lois

etirv said...

Maggie is my new favorite author this year!

Kammie said...

Congratulations to you on your release and your upcoming release! Wishing you many, many sales!

lrwirum said...

congrats on your first release and the other that are coming out.


This sounds like a great book. I will have to check it out. :-)

Larena

PhyllisC said...

Congratulations on your double release! I loved the excerpt and have added this one to my TBB list. It is written in my favorite genre and I love books in series.