The Reunion

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 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?

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Monthly Giveaway:
15Jan 18


It’s January. It’s cold, the holidays are over, and it’s income tax season. We need an escape, right? How about curling up with a great new historical romance release! I’m so excited to be offering a copy of NEVER DARE A WICKED EARL  by Renee Ann Miller.  This highly anticipated debut will be available in print and ebook on January 30th. If you want to win a copy to have just as soon as it’s available, ENTER HERE for your chance to win it! I’ll give the winner their choice of print or digital and I’ll also throw in a digital copy of your choice of one of my own books as well! This giveaway is open to residents of the US, Canada, and UK.  Find complete details and terms on the ENTRY PAGE. Good Luck and stay warm!


They are the infamous lords, unrepentant rogues whose bad behavior makes for good gossip among the ton. But these sexy scoundrels have stories no one knows. And it takes a special touch to reveal the true hearts behind their devilish disguises . . .

Known as a brazen philanderer, Hayden Milton, Earl of Westfield, is almost done in by a vengeful mistress who aims a gun at a rather essential part of his anatomy—but ends up wounding his thigh instead. Recuperating in his London townhouse, Hayden is confronted by his new medical attendant. Sophia Camden intrigues him, for behind her starched uniform is an enticing beauty better suited for bedding than dispensing salves and changing bandages.

Unshaken by his arrogance, not to mention impropriety, Sophia offers Hayden a dare: allow her ten days to prove her competency. If she resigns in exasperation like her two predecessors, she will be beholden to this wicked seducer. As a battle of wills begins, Sophia finds herself distracted by the earl’s muscular physique . . . and discovers that the man within longs only for a second chance to love.

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New & Noteworthy:
13Mar 18

Upcoming Appearances!

I can’t believe it’s almost spring already!

And by that, I mean, I can’t believe winter isn’t over yet and it’s not spring already!! But seriously, I am looking forward to more than just the better weather this spring. I have a number of author appearances I’d like to share:

Mar. 17 – Central Ohio Fiction Writers

I’ll be in the Columbus, Ohio area on Saturday, March 17th presenting to the COFW on Crafting Historical Heroines. Most RWA chapters allow non-members to attend one or two meetings before joining. If you are an Ohio writer, come on out! Complete details are HERE.

Apr. 14 – BGSU Researching the Romance Conference & Booksigning

The Browne Pop Culture Library at Bowling Green State University is hosting a conference that will combine authors, publishing professionals, and academics to discuss the romance genre and Friday and Saturday, April 13th and 14th. Saturday’s events will be at the Wood County Public Library and open to the public. Several local authors will be signing books in the afternoon, followed by a presentation and booksigning for keynote speaker Beverly Jenkins. Find more information HERE.

April 21 – Chicago Spring Fling Conference & Booksigning

If you are in the Chicago area, come out and see me and a slew of other romance authors at the Chicago Spring Fling booksigning. It’s open to the public. We’ll be in the Spring Room at the Oakbrook Doubletree from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.  See the full list of attending authors HERE.

May 16-20 – RT Booklover’s Convention

This year’s BookCon for romance writers and readers is in Reno, Nevada and I’m thrilled to be a nominee for an RT Reviewer’s Choice Award. Come find me at Kensington’s Sparkling Stars of Romance Party, the Award Ceremony, or the Giant Book Fair. I’ll have exclusive RT swag to giveaway! Find all the details HERE.