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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It’s Memorial Day in the United States, which is also the official beginning of summer. You know what that means, right? Time to go bathing suit shopping. I try and avoid it every year, but finally my hand has been forced by the multiple pool party invites and my daughter’s pleading to go to the pool.

I hate shopping for swimsuits. I usually buy them online, try them on at home, send them back, and repeat. The past few years I’ve noticed quite a few out-of-the-ordinary swimsuits available for sale.

One of my favorite styles this year is this retro 50s style. Here it is in a black and gray from UniqueVintage.com.

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What do you think? Would you wear it?

Here’s another like it in red. I like this model because she looks like a real person, not like a model.

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Cute, right? I think I have an idea of what I would actually look like in that suit.

I don’t know that I’m two-piece ready, but I thought this one from Modcloth.com was pretty cute. It’s almost more like a shorts set. Would you wear it?

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But my favorite so far is this swim dress from UniqueVintage.com. I like the color and the style.

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Are you buying a new swimsuit this summer, relying on the old one, or avoiding the pool and beach altogether? TWO people who comment will win DIGITAL copies of both EARLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN and THE ROGUE YOU KNOW (must be able to read on Nook, Kindle, iBooks, Kobo, or Google Play). Winners 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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Christi Caldwell is here again with a an excerpt from her latest release, The Lure of a Rake. Don’t you love this cover?

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Another breeze filtered the air between them. It rustled Cedric’s too-long, thick golden tresses, sending one tumbling over his brow, softening him, making him real—approachable, and not the sculpted model of masculine perfection able to command with a single look. He motioned to the wrought iron bench. “May I?”

Genevieve curled her fingers tight, hating this desire to run her hands through his tresses to explore their texture. “If I said no, would you leave?”

“Yes,” he said automatically. “But I’d attempt to convince you otherwise.”

Perhaps her soul was as wicked and wanton as she’d been accused, for she wanted to know what that convincing would entail. He stared at her pointedly and with a hesitant nod, she slid over onto the corner of the bench.

The marquess settled his tall, heavily muscled frame beside her, shrinking the space between them so that their legs touched. His cloak gaped slightly open. She swallowed hard. Unbidden, she stole a sideways look at the muscles of his thighs straining the fawn fabric of his front-flap breeches. Cheeks afire, she swiftly lifted her gaze, praying he’d not noted her scrutiny, and promptly stilled.

Head tipped back, with his eyes closed, the morning’s rays bathed Cedric’s face in sunlight. “Who was he?” he asked, unmoving from his repose so much that she blinked several times believing she’d imagined his question.

“My lord?” she asked tentatively.

“The gentleman to account for your wariness.”

She drew her book closer. “It would hardly be appropriate to speak of such intimate matters.”

“Bah, mine is hardly an intimate question.” Opening his eyes, the marquess picked his head up and favored her with a slow, seductive grin. “Were I to ask you the scent of oil you place in your bathwater or the fragrance you dab behind your ears, now that, I would allow would be intimate…for some.”

Despite a suitable wariness where this man was concerned, a smile pulled at her lips. With his charm, he was a rogue who could coax the queen out of her chemise. “Tell me, my lord, do you work at shocking a lady?”

“Hardly.” He winked. “I assure you, it comes quite naturally.”

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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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I owe the idea for this blog to Theresa Romain. We were emailing back and forth yesterday about something unrelated, and I mentioned I was trying to come up with an idea for a blog. She suggested I interview my six-year-old daughter, who I call Princess Galen (PG). Theresa said, “You never know what kids will say.”

No, you never do, and I was a little concerned about what she’d say, but I interviewed her anyway and here’s the transcript.

Shana: Tell us about yourself.

PG: I love to do cartwheels, and I love to dance and run. The things I don’t like are…(pause to think) bugs, boys (except Alex A. and Eli), and something else I don’t like is people feeling sad.

Shana: What is it like having a mom who is an author?

PG: It’s bad. Just kidding! She’s like a librarian.

(I have no idea what she means by this. Maybe I’m quiet?)

Shana: What’s your favorite book of your mom’s?

PG: The purple one.

(I think she means The Rogue You Know. She hasn’t read any of them, obviously, but she has preferences about the colors on the covers.)

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Shana: What’s your favorite book?

PG: Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups

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Shana: What’s your favorite movie?

PG: My favorite movie is Zootopia.

Shana: What’s your favorite food?

PG: Hawaiian bread

Shana: What’s your favorite activity?

PG: My favorite activity? It’s doing arts and crafts with mommy.

Shana: What do you want to be when you grow up?

PG: An art teacher.

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Shana: What advice do you have for kids entering Kindergarten in the fall?

PG: Listen to the teacher.

(Good advice!)

Shana: Are you excited about summer?

PG: Yes, but I don’t want it to be summer because I like school.

Shana: What are you looking forward to this summer?

PG: Going to the pool with my friends and my mamma.

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Guess that means I have to buy a bathing suit…

 

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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Latest Books

is Sharon! Congrats! I’ll email you for your address, and send you the RT goodie bag.

 

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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

Recently I was lucky enough to attend the Romantic Times Booklovers’ Convention in Las Vegas. If you’ve never been and you love books, you are missing out. It’s packed with readers, authors, panels, booksignings, and lots of parties and free books.

It’s also fun for us authors to catch up with friends. My roomie this time was my old friend Sophie Jordan. Here we are with our morning coffee.

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I also did a little shopping. I found this super cute storm trooper wallet in the hotel sundry shop. Who knew the Rio had such cute stuff in its shops?

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The highlight of the convention was, of course, the giant bookfair. It’s so much fun to chat with other authors and readers who walk by. Here I am ready to sign!

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I also saw two good friends and readers, Susan Knight and Kristy Birch.

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Finally, I recognized Vikkas Bhardwaj walking around. He’s on the cover of lots of books, including my Christmas anthology, Christmas in Duke Street. Of course, I had to snag a picture.

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Christmas in Duke Street

By the end of the conference, I was ready to head home and catch up on sleep. But I had room in my bag for a few goodies! One of them is this cute gift bag my publisher gave to librarians and booksellers filled with books and other goodies. Want it? Just comment below, and one person will win it. (Winner chosen randomly and announced and contacted Sunday.)

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