Is Christmas in July really a thing?

The idea of Christmas in July has totally become a thing, but even before it was, I used to wish I could celebrate Christmas all year long. As a kid, I really enjoyed the whole “feel” of Christmas. This was back when October was Halloween, November was harvest and Thanksgiving, and it wasn’t until December that the Christmas music and Christmas decorations made an appearance either in homes – or shopping venues.

I’ve long been a sucker for a good holiday movie, starting with White Christmas when I was really young, watching reruns with my mom, and now devouring the streaming options (something I used to have to purchase on DVD. 🙂 )

Two recent favorites are The Spirit of Christmas and The Nine Lives of Christmas. What’s not to love? Between these two, you have a hunky, historical hero, cats, fun female leads, a bit of time travel and paranormal, a fireman – complete with firehouse – and, did I mention, cats?!

If you’re someone who enjoys the feeling of Christmas all year long, no matter what time of year – or if you’re just so stinkin’ hot from the middle of summer, I hope you’ll give Miss Isabella Thaws a Frosty Lord a read.

It’s a lighthearted, feel-good Regency novella that takes place during the official Twelve Days of Christmas – from December 25 through January 5. There’re a couple of angels and a hint of paranormal, but the main focus is a blind heroine and the abrupt Lord Frostwood who takes an interest in her while they’re both attending the same Regency house party.

Available in e-book, paperback and large print at retailers throughout, and coming in audio this fall, which I am absolutely over the moon about.

Looking for ARC Readers

Do you like your historical romance to sound “historical”? Not written just like  people talk nowadays, but supposedly set in the past?

When people ask me what I write, and they aren’t familiar with the Regency period, I tend to tell them “sexy Jane Austen”. Paying close attention to word choice, and attempting to only use words that were documented as part of the English language by 1850 or before, I love composing emotional, humorous Regency stories of love.

The tamest thing I’ve written, Miss IsabellaThaws a Frosty Lord, is currently available via Booksprout for free to reviewers.

If you’re looking to join my Advanced Review/Launch Team, I’d love to hear from you!

Larissa_Lyons AT yahoo DOT com

 

 

Sexy Historical Romance Lady Scandal

Sexy historical romance Lady Scandal releases today! First time in paperback.

Lady Scandal cover
Lady Scandal 2nd Edition Cover

While written in a more “traditional Regency” style of voice (meaning it doesn’t sound like a modern story simply plopped in the past), Lady Scandal is a fun, lighthearted sexy romp much closer to Historical Romance in tone and sexual content than it is what most folks mean when they refer to a traditional Regency.

With the exception of a few authors who include sex scenes on the page–the fabulous Mary Balogh comes to mind–when readers refer to Regency romance, many are thinking sweet, clean and wholesome. That description, for the most part, applies to my holiday Christmas novella Miss Isabella Thaws a Frosty Lord, but not steamy Lady Scandal.

An extended novella at 37,000 words, the primary action takes place during a single, stormy day. If you enjoy a Regency-era “sound” to your flirty, blatantly sexy romance, I hope you’ll give Lady Scandal a try.