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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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is Paige B! Congrats, Paige. I’ll email you to get your info so Jessica can send the book. Thanks to everyone who stopped by.

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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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Jaunties, welcome historical author Jessica Peterson back to the blog and read on to find out how to win your copy of her latest release Undercover Scoundrel.

What is it about scoundrels that we find so irresistible?

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Scoundrel is just a fancy word for bad boy; they come in all shapes and sizes.  Is it the biker dude’s devil-may-care attitude that makes our toes curl?  The rake’s dangerously suave sense of confidence?  The vampire’s dark looks, or his promise of an eternity sleeping next to him in his super luxe silk-lined coffin?

Sometimes there is nothing more delicious than a taste of forbidden fruit, whatever flavor you prefer.

Don’t get me wrong – I love the thoughtful, kind-hearted hero as the next reader.  And I don’t think being scoundrelly and being sweet are mutually exclusive.  In fact, it’s when those two things come together – when the bad boy’s good side is revealed – that the magic happens.  Maybe beneath the hockey captain’s gruff exterior, he harbors a thoughtful, deeply loving heart; the secretive spy may treat his targets with amused disdain (disdain that is served shaken, not stirred, of course), but treats the target of his affections with love and respect.

There’s just something so right – so satisfying – about seeing that sweetness, that vulnerability, come out.  Especially when we see the bad boy doing a good deed for his lady love.  The hero of my latest Regency-set release, THE UNDERCOVER SCOUNDREL, may be a scoundrel twice over – Henry Beaton Lake is a spy with something of a rakish past – but he’s got a seriously mushy soft spot for his long lost first love, Lady Caroline.  In many ways, Henry is master of his universe, but the tables are turned when he’s reunited with Caroline after a decade-long separation.  Yes, he’s still a scoundrel with a wicked smile and a closet full of skeletons, but Caroline brings out his softer side.

And I don’t know about you, but I happen to think the mushy, ooey-gooey stuff can be just as sexy as the bad boy stuff.

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Together, they make a pretty potent combination.  I wonder what scoundrels have tickled your fancy – any particular bad boys with good hearts capture your imagination?  For me, it’s gotta be the ultimate scoundrel, Rhett Butler, along with the cutie Eggsy from The Kingsman (if you haven’t seen that movie yet, rent it ASAP, if only because Colin Firth is in it!).

Please share your favorite scoundrels for a chance to win a signed copy, along with some fun author swag, of THE UNDERCOVER SCOUNDREL!

As always, a big thanks to the ladies of The Jaunty Quills for having me.  It’s always fun stopping by and saying hello!

Comment below to enter to win a signed copy, along with some fun author swag, of THE UNDERCOVER SCOUNDREL (U.S. and Canada only!). Winner announced 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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Stop by July 10 for an interview with Sarah Lyons Fleming, author of the Until the End of the World series.

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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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Latest Books

Join historical author Jessica Peterson on Friday, June 19!

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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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As you probably saw on the news, the weather in Texas the past month has been a nightmare. We’ve had rain and more rain. So when a monster storm blew through in the wee hours of the morning following Memorial Day, there was absolutely no where for the water to go. I woke about 2 in the morning because the lightning and thunder were so continuous and so loud. Even Princess Galen woke up about forty-five minutes later because the lightning was so bright.

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We lost power for an hour or more, but when we looked out windows, the water hadn’t pooled or risen in the lawn or street. This wasn’t true of my friends and neighbors living only a mile away. I started getting texts at about 2:30 a.m. from a friend who was staring at water covering the wheels of cars parked on her street. An hour later the pictures were of water almost to her front door. The water stopped rising then, but many, many people weren’t so lucky. The bayous spilled out of their banks, inundating many homes with 3 or more feet of water. People were stranded at the Rockets’ game and on highways where water below some of the underpasses reached 11 feet.

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The worst part was that the storm came under cover of darkness, and so many people didn’t how high the water had risen until too late. Some people lost everything, including their lives.

But when daylight came, so did a new flood. A flood of heroes. Men may hold most positions of power, but women rule the world. A half day hadn’t even passed before groups of neighborhood moms who usually met to sip wine or have playdates had organized donation drop-offs, meal trains, and sign up sheets for those in need. Moms who needed help sent out calls, and the calls were answered. Moms showed up to help other moms pack, wash clothes, babysit kids, run errands, or rip baseboards from sodden walls. Wherever there was a need, there were and still are hands to help.

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I saw moms out with kids pulling wagons full of cleaning supplies, food and water to help those affected by the floods. These are the everyday heroes, who will never make it on the news or have their picture in the paper, but they are heroes nonetheless.

Of course, it wasn’t just people affected. Animals were in the path of danger. In this video, the owner of a doggie day care near me videos his trek through chest-high water to reach the building and help the overnight worker rescue the dogs.

If you want to help the doggie day care, you can do so here.

Do you know of any everyday heroes? Give them a shout out here because they deserve to be recognized too.

 

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