Book #1, The Brides of Beadwell
Available Now from Lyrical Press
2015 winner in the Historical Category of the Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® contest
AN RT BOOK REVIEWS TOP PICK!
An inconvenient engagement turns a marriage of convenience into so much more in this sparkling new series from award-winning author Sara Portman . . .
Lady Emmaline Shaw’s reputation was irreparably damaged when her fiancé, John Brantwood, disappeared immediately after their engagement four years ago. Since then, she’s grown from a shy, uncertain girl to a woman who knows her own mind. And what she knows is that London society holds nothing for her.
Rumor has it that John ran off to war and died in battle. Now, as the new Duke of Worley, his shocking resurrection throws the ton into a tizzy and makes him one of England’s most sought after bachelors—except that he’s already engaged.
John needs a wife capable of smoothing his beloved sister’s introduction into society. But though Emma
happily grants him his freedom, her fiery beauty and resilient spirit hold him captive. In fact, John has no intention of letting her go. Her fate is now in his hands, but will her heart be safe there as well?
I’m so excited and humbled to share that THE REUNION is the 2017 RT Reviewer’s Choice Winner in the Digital Historical Romance category. I’m thrilled to be in the company of so many amazing authors and can’t wait to celebrate at the RT Booklovers’ Convention in Reno, Nevada this month!
If you are looking for your next great read, you can find the entire list of winners HERE.
One of the things I love about the romance industry these days is that there really seems to be a Take No Crap attitude going around. Don’t tell us our work isn’t real literature. Don’t tell us our industry doesn’t empower women. Don’t tell us what race or sexual orientation the characters we read or write about are ‘supposed’ to be. And do not tell us we can’t use our favorite words.One of the things I love about the romance industry these days is the Take No Crap attitude going around. #ProudTempestuousBeauty Click To Tweet
This pride and this spitfire attitude are exactly what inspired me to design the tote bags I’ll be taking as swag to the 2018 RT Book Lovers Convention next week in Reno. (Well, that and the beautiful book cover that the talented Nathalie Gray designed for The Chase). I love, love, love how these bags turned out and I can’t wait to share them with everyone.
Spot a Bag, Win $25!
Want to win a $25 Amazon gift card? If you are at the convention and see anyone sporting one of these tote bags (including me) snap a pic! Or get your own bag and snap a selfie. Share it on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with the hashtag #ProudTempestuousBeauty and be sure to tag me (@saraportmanauth on Insta and Twitter, @saraportmanauthor on FB). After the convention, I’ll pick a winner from among all the posts.
Want Your Own Proud, Tempestuous Beauty Tote?
I want everyone to have one! So if you are going to RT18, here are the places you can get one:
- Kensington’s Sparkling Stars of Romance Party – Thursday, 5:15 p.m., Capri 3, Peppermill Tower
- Giant Book Fair – Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Tuscany Ballroom
- FANtastic Day Event – Saturday, 6:45 p.m., Sorrento or Naples Ballroom.
In addition, I will have several with me wherever I go, so please stop me and ask for a bag! Yes, even if I am talking to someone else. If you’d like a bag early to hold all your swag for the rest of the week, your best bets on Wednesday are the Welcome Breakfast and the Peace, Love, Romance party.