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Scandal Befitting a Princess – Find out what happens to Sofia!

Apr 2, 2021

When I wrote Ways to Ruin a Royal Reputation, I was dying to explore Luca’s relationship with his sister, Sofia. You don’t sacrifice a throne for someone who isn’t worthy so I wanted to know her better.

Thankfully, my editor suggested I write this novella where Sofia reacts to Luca’s scandal and takes the throne. Also thankfully, I had had her make what I thought was a throw-away comment in the book about how she had sat in a hotel room worried about a possible pregnancy. When did that happen? Who was the potential father?

I got to answer all those questions in this very fast-paced, free online read which I thought was posting to Harlequin.com on April 12th, but has begun posting on Mills and Boon UK here.

Blurb:

Her brother is disgraced and now Princess Sofia must be crowned the rightful queen of Vallia. Duty must come above all else, but why can’t she let Laszlo Fabin, a man so wrong yet so right, go? Can she have love and the throne, or will she face her own scandal?

This short novella ties into the Signed, Sealed…Seduced multi-author trilogy I wrote with Clare Connelly and Tara Pammi.

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Are you all caught up on Ways to Ruin a Royal Reputation?

Apr 1, 2021

Ways to Ruin a Royal Reputation releases today! Yay! Happy Book Birthday to me!

I’m so excited for this one to land in your hot little hands. When I say ‘hot’ I mean hot. It’s very sexy, but also heartfelt and emotional and–fun fact–is the first book in Signed, Sealed…Seduced, a multi-author trilogy written with Clare Connelly and Tara Pammi. Three best friends from boarding school start London Connection, an up and coming PR agency serving an exclusive clientele.

Here’s what they’re saying on Netgalley:

Ms Collins wrote a wonderful, passionate, emotional and intriguing story that is definitely not to be missed. She provided a tale rich with off the charts sizzling chemistry, intense emotions, and endearing characters giving Amy and Luca a chance at a future together. I highly recommend Ways to Ruin a Royal Reputation to other readers. ~ 5 stars, Eileen

This is the official back cover copy:

“Ruin me.”
And she’ll enjoy every delicious second!

The king of Vallia never wanted to ascend to the throne. But in order to abdicate, Luca needs a good, old-fashioned disgrace. That’s where powerhouse PR pro Amy Miller comes in! Amy’s revived the career of many a star. She can certainly torpedo that of a reluctant royal.

But when instant attraction ignites with Luca, Amy’s soon starring in the scandal. And the fire burning between them is anything but fake news. But will this explosive flame be extinguished by what’s hidden in Amy’s past?

Want to get your hands on Ways to Ruin a Royal Reputation? All your quick links are here.

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Super Cute Cover Alert

Mar 27, 2021

I usually get my North American cover first. That’s why my icon still says ‘cover coming soon’, but I just received the *cutest* cover for the UK edition of Married for One Reason Only and had to share it with you.

Oriel knows she’s adopted, but she had no idea she was the daughter of a Bollywood legend until Vijay shows up and rocks her world–in more ways than one. Now they’re expecting a baby and rushing into marriage, both bringing a few suitcases of baggage that will have to be unpacked before they can live happily ever after.

(Would you expect anything else from one of my books?)

Married for One Reason Only is Book One in my Secret Sisters duet. Along with all the other things Oriel didn’t know is the fact she has a twin. I can’t wait to share these dramatic, scandalous, sexy stories with you.

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KU Readers! Two titles to add to your TBR…

Mar 15, 2021

Fun news for Kindle Unlimited members! I’ve just added two of my backlist titles, Hustled to the Altar and The Healer to KU.

I haven’t tried KU since these books first came out eight (!) years ago. Give me a sec to digest that.

Sixty. Books. Later…

They’re both cherished books. Hustled to the Altar was my Golden Heart finalist in 2002. It’s a silly con-artist caper where all the action happens in one day. It has loads of plot twists and my usual couple-who-belong-together-but-refuse-to-see-it. At one point, it caught the attention of an agent and was out on submission for over a year. All of that encouragement kept me plodding along for another decade until I got The Call.

The Healer was an odd-duck of a book that didn’t and still doesn’t fit with anything else I write. However, shortly after I got The Call from Harlequin, I got another call from a publisher called Champagne. They published The Healer in early 2013 and I quickly learned that one book does not a fanbase make. I was still working my day job and writing as fast as I could for Harlequin so I never wrote another Medieval Fantasy Romance, even though I think there’s a nice story to be told with Athadia’s son and his arranged-marriage wife.

If you’re looking for something that’s a tiny bit different–but also still very much the same–as what I usually write, and you’re a KU subscriber, check these out.

Read The Healer | Read Hustled to the Altar

Two ways to get *Ways to Ruin a Royal Reputation* early

Mar 1, 2021

There’s an easy way to get Ways to Ruin a Royal Reputation today–shop Harlequin.com or Mills and Boon UK.

I can’t wait to share this royal romp with you for so many reasons.

First, Ways to Ruin a Royal Reputation is the first book in Signed, Sealed…Seduced, a multi-author trilogy I wrote with my very talented fellow authors at Harlequin Mills & Boon, Clare Connelly and Tara Pammi.

Second, the trilogy feature three powerful female leads, three best friends from boarding school who start London Connection, a high-octane PR agency serving the most exclusive clientele.

Third, this is my favorite kind of romance–a sexy, scandalous one! Amy is supposed to ruin Luca’s reputation and they both go down in flames (while also going up in flames for each other.)

Here’s the official blurb:

“Ruin me.”

And she’ll enjoy every delicious second!

The king of Vallia never wanted to ascend to the throne. But in order to abdicate, Luca needs a good, old-fashioned disgrace. That’s where powerhouse PR pro Amy Miller comes in! Amy’s revived the career of many a star. She can certainly torpedo that of a reluctant royal.

But when instant attraction ignites with Luca, Amy’s soon starring in the scandal. And the fire burning between them is anything but fake news. But will this explosive flame be extinguished by what’s hidden in Amy’s past?

Oh, and fourth, there’s a free, online read coming out in April that ties into this story! It’s called Scandal Befitting a Princess. (I’ll let you know when it goes live.)

Ready to get your hands on Ways to Ruin a Royal Reputation?

Shop Harlequin.com | Mills and Boon UK | find more links here.

Check Out This Sweet and Sexy Cover for Her Impossible Baby Bombshell

Jan 21, 2021

The best way to wake up is to a new cover and I’m absolutely googly-eyed over this one. Ivy is on bedrest so the fact Jun Li is snuggling her so tenderly gives me the warm fuzzies while that gorgeous nightgown says it all about their sexual chemistry.

In this story, I wanted to invert the unexpected pregnancy and put it on my hero. He made sure he couldn’t get a woman pregnant. Then Ivy turns up and claims her baby is his. He has every reason to believe she’s lying, but he has been looking for an excuse to see her again. How will they proceed? (Spoiler alert: there is a very cute pool scene where he proposes.)

As for the setting, my editor had suggested I set a book in Asia and I said, Yes please! It was the middle of 2020 and I couldn’t go anywhere. Online, however, I visited Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong… It was the best trip I’ve never taken. I hope you enjoy it too!

Here’s the blurb:

He’d planned for everything…

Except becoming a father!

A life of hardship and crushing responsibility left billionaire Tsai Jun Li never wanting a child to suffer the same. He made sure he couldn’t have children. So when Ivy Lam, the woman he shared one mesmerizing encounter with, appears claiming she’s pregnant, he needs proof!

After a painful relationship, Ivy’s night with Jun Li was a magical fresh start. Now she’s preparing for unexpected motherhood…but she didn’t plan on being whisked away to Shanghai! Because it’s suddenly clear Jun Li won’t relinquish his claim…to his baby or to Ivy!

Want a sneak peek at the opening chapters?

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A New Book for a New Year!

Jan 1, 2021

Happy New Year!

I’m celebrating more than a new year today. I’m also celebrating the release of my fortieth Harlequin Presents, What the Greek’s Wife Needs.

I’m not sure how it happened, either. Back in 2012, I was convinced I’d never sell a book, but I got The Call and here I am in 2021 with forty Harlequins, a dozen books with Tule, and a handful of indie titles, all adding up to older than my birthday years. That’s something!

I’m thrilled that What the Greek’s Wife Needs is a milestone book. It’s a fun marriage reunion with a Canadian heroine, a closed-off hero, and a baby who melts them both into a happy little glob of a family.

She wants to be his wife…

…but only on paper!

Tanja’s whirlwind marriage to Leon Patrakis is over. She hasn’t seen him since he returned to Greece five years ago. Yet, to keep the baby daughter she’s adopting, Tanja has a last request: she and Leon stay wed…in name only.

Leaving behind his exhilarating connection to Tanja wasn’t easy for Leon. Yet, to shield her from his family’s notorious reputation, he had no choice. He can’t reject Tanja’s request to make her dreams of a family come true. But ignoring their still-smoldering electricity? Impossible!

Here’s what they’re saying on Goodreads:

“This book was exactly what I needed… The MCs were flawed and yet so likeable. The dialogue was really great with some amusing one liners…. Add to that an adorable baby, an enchanted hero and a touching epilogue, making it a really wonderful read. Well deserved 5 stars.” ~Ishara

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Fun News for Year End!

Dec 18, 2020

Yay! I’m ending the year with a flurry of good news from Harlequin. Married for One Reason Only has been accepted.

Married for One Reason Only is Book One in my Secret Sisters duet. The heroines are secret babies all grown up and trying to find their past. Do they run into heroes who make things even more difficult? You betcha.

Book Two has a title, too: Manhattan’s Most Scandalous Reunion. (I am in love with this title!)

Last, but not least, I’ll be climbing into my way back machine and revisiting Ways to Ruin a Royal Reputation (which comes out in April, but for me it’s done and dusted.)

Look for a free online read this spring featuring the hero’s sister, Sofia.

For those who *really* need What the Greek’s Wife Needs…

Dec 1, 2020

Good news! If you really need What the Greek’s Wife Needs you can get it now from Harlequin and Mills and Boon UK!

This marriage reunion has a secret baby with a twist – Tanja is trying to adopt adorable baby Illi and all she needs is Leon to go along with things for a little while. He never intended to have a wife, let along a daughter, but he soon discovers he wants both, and not just temporarily.

She wants to be his wife…

…but only on paper!

Tanja’s whirlwind marriage to Leon Patrakis is over. She hasn’t seen him since he returned to Greece five years ago. Yet, to keep the baby daughter she’s adopting, Tanja has a last request: she and Leon stay wed…in name only.

Leaving behind his exhilarating connection to Tanja wasn’t easy for Leon. Yet, to shield her from his family’s notorious reputation, he had no choice. He can’t reject Tanja’s request to make her dreams of a family come true. But ignoring their still-smoldering electricity? Impossible!

Buy now on Harlequin and Mills and Boon UK

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Wedding at Mistletoe Chalet – 99c

Dec 1, 2020

This super-sweet friends-to-forever romance is perfect for the whole family and it’s only 99c! Go to quick links.

Eager for a warm and cozy Christmas…?

In the midst of a changing career, Kristen Benz leaps on the temporary job at Mistletoe Chalet. Soon she’s wrapping presents, trimming the tree, and helping her new boss’s tween daughter plan a Christmas Eve vow renewal for her parents. The holiday is imbued with a magical glow—especially when Kristen’s high school sweetheart appears on the doorstep.

After years of medical school, Finn Garrett has promised his parents he’ll be home for the holidays. His detour to see his first love is supposed to provide closure, not rekindle their long-ago romance.

Can a matchmaking tween and the magic of Mistletoe Chalet spark the happily ever after that eluded them in the past?

Get your cocoa and cookies and curl up with this one by the fire, but hurry, it’s only on sale for a few days.

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