Archive | August 2015

Becoming Lady Barrington

Well, we are about to embark upon the great adventure of the Passionate Pen Conference in Washington D.C. this week. If you would like to go, there are some great package deals left so check them out.

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Hope to see you there!

Here are a few Review snippets from my book just out-

Becoming Lady Barrington…

Reviewer: Margaret Corcoran
 
“I enjoyed this book…Ms Bailey fleshes out her characters… with lots of faults and failings. I still loved Amelia and Morgan. The information contained regarding the Victorian era and the ton is great. It really brings the book to life. There are lots of spankings and spicy sex, with twists and turns. A really interesting read.”
Reviewer: Laurel Lasky
 
This was a wonderful read…The characters feelings were deeply developed as well as the secondary characters. This was the second book in the Lord Barrington book. I hope there is a third book. There was sweet romance, suspense, danger, hints of violence, sweet sex and spanking.

Becoming Lady Barrington-out NOW

via Alyssa Bailey Romance | alyssabailey.com.

As previously alluded to, here is the next tidbit of the second book in the Chase Abbey Series. I have loved this series and laugh when I write and I hope you get a warm feeling and laugh as well.

Becoming Lady Barrington – out Sat. Aug 22, 2015.

excerpt

As they were alighting from the carriage with the help of Barrington, he took the opportunity to advise them to stay close to him and not to wander off. He admonished that there were many things around the house that would not be deemed safe as yet. Not the structure itself he assured the ladies, but the debris and chaotic placement of the furniture in various stages of cleaning.
“Amelia, do not wander off, my dear. I do not want you to take to your bed over an accident just as we are about to be wed.” Barrington wanted to curb his lady’s more curious tendencies today.
“I assure you I am quite tame, my lord.”
“Of course,” he responded appropriately, but the smile was still on his lips and hers
when they entered the enormous wooden doors.
Entering the home, the front entryway was grand. There was a massive chandelier greeting her as she walked into the foyer. Amelia gloried in the sight of it. On the entryway wall, lined up majestically, and if one were fanciful, judgmentally, hung large portraits of people she had never met before. Obviously they were from another time, most likely they were Barrington’s relatives, but she did not want to ask at that moment. Walking further on the right side was a grand stairwell going to the second floor and Amelia immediately began to giggle.
Barrington looked at her and said, “What is it that is made you laugh, my dear?”
Amelia turned to him and pointed to the stairwell.
She said, “This is a perfect place for children to slide down the banisters, just as I said I
would teach them to do.”
The Marchioness gasped as she thought about her grandchildren sliding down the
banisters of the grand stairwell.
Barrington tweaked Amelia’s curls and whispered his admonishment, calling her a minx
while he reassured the Marchioness that none of her grandchildren would be found sliding down the banister of this staircase. He winked conspiratorially at Amelia as he reached for her gloved hand. He decided to keep her close at hand for a bit to ease and temper the shock value his hellion enjoyed delivering to her audience.

A New Book, Becoming Lady Barrington (Chase Abbey Book#2)

I am so excited to be able to offer part two for Lord Barrington’s Minx … next weekend. Aug. 22nd.  I was hopeful that we could get this one out to you so you could enjoy it not long after the first book was out. There is a third book on Lady Caroline and Lord Ravens – so, since it is in process, after reading this book, maybe you have ideas for the hero or his lady…I would love to hear them.

For now, please read this blurb and have a sneak peek at the cover.  I’ll give you a bigger taste next Friday…

Becoming Lady Barrington

Part II of Amelia and Barrington’s storylady barrington

Here is a first taste of this book;

Lady Amelia Blackwell has married her Lord Morgan Barrington and now as Lady Barrington she must take over her role as his wife in society. It is a role she has prepared her whole life to assume. However, she must also learn how to live within his strict expectations for his wife. A role that is much more challenging for the penalties of non-compliance are equally high.
Amelia finds her lessons are quite often taught over her husband’s knee. That is also where she experiences other valuable lessons. She learns pain sometimes blends into something she had only a hint of before marriage; pain sensually meets pleasure with skillful encouragement from her husband. Can Amelia find the perfect balance that proves minding her husband is good but a measure of naughtiness also has its benefits?

Sounds like Amelia might be in for more lessons in how to be Barrington’s Lady…hmm?

Alyssa

Well, I think I have this down …some

So, my second book, Cowboy Welcome, has been out 4 days now (this is day four) and I am impatiently checking Blushing Books, Amazon and Goodreads.

I can take 2 solid months to write and edit a book enough to submit for possible acceptance but I don’t have the patience it takes to allow it process time.

Speaking of which, as I get better at this blog thing, facebook, twitter, pinterest, and networking for edification of my marketing side, I am learning that if I can connect with more readers or prospective readers then I can write to more of what others want to read.

Starting next week,  I hope to be able to set things up and begin blogging a story, one chapter at a time. Let me know what it is that you would like to read about. I am comfortable writing from inspirational or sweet romances (Lazy Days) to spanking romances/power exchange. (Blushing Books). I have lived many places, had many career changes and have had plenty of experiences so challenge me…

I would love hear from you so send me a message or comment below.

READ Lord Barrington’s Minx and Cowboy Welcome!

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Cowboy Welcome out in a week.

What is it about?

A year after her unexpected divorce and nine years after moving to Seattle, Shanna Parker needed a change. She accepted a position as a nurse practitioner opening a new clinic near her hometown hoping that the old adage, you can never go home, was not true because that is where she was going. Shanna secretly dreamed for years of a man who would not hesitate to make her toe the line. She stepped off the plane and ran, literally, into her dream man.
Zane Gideon was tired of the rodeo and buckle bunnies. He was at a crossroads in his life and was going home to his family’s ranch to start his new direction and that was when Shanna fell into his life. She excited him but he was a man who lived by his own standards which included being the lead in his relationships and that was not going to change.
Can Shanna handle it when the man of her dreams becomes the man of her reality? Is she brave enough to try again? Will Zane be able to settle down with one woman who comes with her own independent attitudes and ideas and constantly challenges his?

HERE IS A TASTE:

Shanna wondered too late, what she had opened herself up to with this man. She was quiet until they pulled into a favorite BBQ chain. One thing she did miss was good barbecue. And cowboys.
Shanna took a healthy breath as they approached the door to the popular smoke house restaurant. It was a comfort smell that she loved. She reached for the door handle and felt a warm rough hand instead of the metal of the handle.
“You are going to have to change your mindset, Shanna, because I can tell you right off that if you don’t let a man open your door then you will have a fight on your hands. You find yourself going out with a man who does not expect to open your doors then you drop him like a hot potato, ‘cause he is not for you.”
It took a few seconds for Shanna to release the door and it was obvious to Zane she wanted to say something, most likely argue the point but she didn’t. He admired that in her. She sat down before either the waiter seating them or Zane could hold her chair and she noticed the tight line of Zane’s mouth when he came around the table to sit across from her. Again she said nothing.
When the waiter left them with menus and the daily special to decide their meal choices, Shanna tried to ignore Zane by concentrating intently on the menu. She knew she might have irritated him and she was trying to come up with a reasonable response if he brought it up. Her reasonable answer was she had been gone a long time.
Zane set down his menu and took a long drink of his iced tea before saying anything. And when he did, he reached over to touch Shanna’s hand lightly to draw her eyes to his.
“It doesn’t hurt to let a man do simple courtesy things for you, sunshine.”
“I know.”
“Not everyone is like your ex.”
“I know that too.”
“And when a man wants to do something nice for you, around here, it is rude not to let him.”
“I remember.”
“Uh huh.”
“Well, I do remember. I just don’t want to be left vulnerable. You know, taken advantage of and if I let men do nice things for me, they could think something more was going on, like I am appreciative of more than their chivalry.”
“Well, don’t put me in that category with those wannabe men and don’t steal the privilege of allowing me to be a gentleman with you. I don’t take kindly to that, just so you know.”
She shook her head. “I won’t.”