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Shana Galen is the bestselling author of passionate Regency romps, including the RT Reviewers' Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Kirkus says of her books, "The road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun," and RT Bookreviews calls her books “lighthearted yet poignant, humorous yet touching."

She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston's inner city. Now she writes full time. She's happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers, so send her an email or see what she's up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.

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Vickie Thompson won the bag of books! Look for my email, Vickie, or email me at shana@shanagalen.com

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Shana Galen is the bestselling author of passionate Regency romps, including the RT Reviewers' Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Kirkus says of her books, "The road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun," and RT Bookreviews calls her books “lighthearted yet poignant, humorous yet touching."

She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston's inner city. Now she writes full time. She's happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers, so send her an email or see what she's up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.

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Catslady is Lark Brennan’s winner of Dangerously Yours and Irresistible Yours. Check your email or email me at shana@shanagalen.com.

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Shana Galen is the bestselling author of passionate Regency romps, including the RT Reviewers' Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Kirkus says of her books, "The road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun," and RT Bookreviews calls her books “lighthearted yet poignant, humorous yet touching."

She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston's inner city. Now she writes full time. She's happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers, so send her an email or see what she's up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.

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Readers, as you know by now a bunch of us went to the RWA conference in San Diego last week. First stop was the multi-author signing, which benefits literacy programs. Here we are together.

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Kristan, Kathy, Theresa, Shana, Nancy

I also got a shot of Theresa signing and my signing buddy Tina Gabrielle took one of me.

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The signing had a few interesting characters too. This guy was promoting his wife’s book. What a great husband. It was hot in the ballroom.

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Theresa, Kristan, and I met up again at the Rita awards reception. Theresa and I were celebrating, an Kristan took this shot of us in sunny San Diego.

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We didn’t just drink and schmooze. We went to workshops and we discussed issues affecting our world. Julia Quinn was taking pictures of authors for the #whatireallyreallywant campaign.

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And then it was time for the Rita awards. I can’t even explain how surreal it is to see your photo, name, and book on the big screen.

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Neither Theresa or I won, but we sure had a fun night.

What do you really, really want? I have a bag of assorted books to send to one reader who comments. (Winner chosen randomly, announced Sunday, and contacted Sunday).

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Shana Galen is the bestselling author of passionate Regency romps, including the RT Reviewers' Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Kirkus says of her books, "The road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun," and RT Bookreviews calls her books “lighthearted yet poignant, humorous yet touching."

She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston's inner city. Now she writes full time. She's happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers, so send her an email or see what she's up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Jaunty Quills are excited to welcome Lark Brennan, author of two fabulous (I know because I’ve read them!) paranormal romantic suspense novels—Dangerously Yours and Irresistible Yours.

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Keep reading to find out how to win copies of both of these books.

Shana: Welcome, Lark! Tell us about Dangerously Yours and Irresistibly Yours.

Lark Brennan: Dangerously Yours is the first book of the Durand Chronicles and Irresistibly Yours is the second. The series is about the Durands, a rich, powerful, famous and psychic family whose extraordinary abilities are genetic, enhanced by training and the power beneath their ancient home in Paris.

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In Dangerously Yours, Lex Durand—a marine biologist and animal telepath—blackmails genius-on-the-lam Bodie Flynn to help her find whales who have vanished off the British Virgin Islands. Although each has their own agenda, they soon discover the whales were just a test and there’s a much more deadly threat in the Caribbean that only they can stop. There’s lots of action, dolphins gone crazy, a seaplane called Silverbelle, a powerful enemy, and, of course, a sizzling romance.

Adrien Durand, head of the Durand family and one of the most powerful telepaths in the world, is the hero of Irresistibly Yours. After years of action and intrigue, he’s forced to return to Paris to take over the family’s international business empire and to guard the Source of their power as only he can. When Tate shows up in his establishment, he doesn’t know if she’s a “wild” talent or a spy sent by his enemies. And when he touches her, there’s a psychic connection he doesn’t want and can’t break.

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Tate has always hidden her telepathic abilities and kept to herself, until the chance to visit Paris on business throws her into Adrien’s glamourous and dangerous world. Forced to accept his protection, she discovers she’s not the only person with psychic abilities and for the first time feels accepted.

Adrien’s life begins to unravel when an unknown enemy targets Tate, and threatens his family and his freedom. Just as it seems Adrien and Tate might have a chance for a future together, the danger gets up close and personal—and deadly.

Shana: Where did you get the ideas for these books? The concept is so clever and fresh.

Lark Brennan: The idea for the Durands started with Adrien.

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I was in Paris with my husband when we discovered Deyrolle, a wonderful townhouse filled with whimsically staged taxidermy animals—lions, tigers, horse, zebras, goats, rabbits, almost anything you can think of even parakeets.

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I knew I should be grossed out, but I wasn’t at all. It felt as though someone loved them. I said to my husband, “Wouldn’t it be cool if whoever owned this place could bring the animals to life and they just froze in place when visitors arrived?”

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That man became Adrien Durand. Although the story could have gone comedic like Night at the Museum meets Dr. Doolittle, the “animals” are much more than that– they are a key to who the Durand are and where they get their psychic power.

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For Dangerously Yours I drew on my seven years diving and sailing in the Virgin Islands. Lex is a modern female Jacques Cousteau with the ability to communicate with the whales and dolphins she studies. It was a lot of fun revisiting that life—this time with Lex’s money, seaplane and really fun abilities!

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Shana: You’re quite the world traveler. Where’s your favorite place to travel?

Lark Brennan: I love France and would move there in a heartbeat if I could. We often rent an apartment in Paris near Deyrolle and pretend we’re locals. I also love the South of France and the Bordeaux area. Life is so lovely there—the food, wine, countryside and, yes, the people. We’ve made a lot of French friends over the years and always feel welcome.

 

Readers, now it’s your turn. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? One reader who comments will be randomly chosen to win copies of both Dangerously Yours and Irresistible Yours—any format for a US winner or e-book for international.

**Winner announced and contacted Sunday. Winner chosen randomly.

 

 

Shana Galen

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Shana Galen is the bestselling author of passionate Regency romps, including the RT Reviewers' Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Kirkus says of her books, "The road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun," and RT Bookreviews calls her books “lighthearted yet poignant, humorous yet touching."

She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston's inner city. Now she writes full time. She's happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers, so send her an email or see what she's up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.

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Congrats to Jen and Geraldine. You were randomly chosen to win digital copies of The Summer of Wine and Scandal. Check your email, and if you don’t see a message, just contact me at shana@shanagalen.com

 

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