In the game of golf, a quick do-over is called a “Mulligan”—a chance to make a fresh start, or repair a bad beginning. During the past few months I have taken a Mulligan for my first three romances—the Dartmouth Brides trilogy of THE PURSUIT OF PLEASURE, A SENSE OF SIN, and THE DANGER OF DESIRE.
I’ve done them over from start to finish—from the covers (by the brilliant photographer Jenn LeBlanc at Studio Smexy, and talented designer Patricia Pickyme Schmitt) to new epilogues. I took the opportunity to make the writing fresh by revising and re-focusing the narrative in a way that I simply wasn’t capable of when I first wrote those stories six years ago.
But the best part of going over these stories were the characters—impudent, rebellious Lizzie, shy, studious Celia, and larcenous, brilliant Meggs. Oh, what fun it was to revisit the young women who had first prompted me to write romance. It was like visiting with old friends I hadn’t seen in years—the conversation started right up where we left off.
I hope that readers will also like visiting these old friends, or will perhaps take the opportunity to discover them for the first time in vastly more affordable e-editions. THE DARTMOUTH BRIDES are on sale at all on-line retailers for the terrific price of $3.99 each. The three stories are also available in print, but must be ordered from an on-line bookseller.
So tell me, what do you think of the new editions?
Wishing you all happy reading! I hope you enjoy the adventure as much as I have.