Wednesday, March 21, 2018

English Country Houses! You need to hear how they were built! Monday at 2 EST!

How were those huge country houses built? How much did they really cost? Who designed them? Who decorated them?

I've begun a series of short chats on Facebook to describe my research—both in books and in person—to help me portray these houses in my novels. A lot of what I've learned cannot go into every book. THAT would be "hanging the drapes" and telling you every tiny detail you don't need to know to enjoy a novel and get its verisimilitude.

Do come here to chat with me!
SWEET SIREN is Book 3 in my series,
At a reduced introductory price for a limited time!

But I give you a few tidbits, a few illustrations, most of which are my own pictures!
Join me, ask questions!

I began this research years ago to complement my novels and have continued, especially with my newest out now, SWEET SIREN. Here the hero—an American tycoon and robber baron—commissions an architect and his designer to build a country house for him in Brighton in 1879!

A posting in a newspaper about the opening of Harlaxton Manor House, the house you see in my post above! Marvelous, isn't it, that it was open to the public...for a price?
I will discuss my tour, among others, in Brighton of REGENCY TOWN HOUSE.
This building is owned by a non-profit and renovated by experts in period construction!
Do Follow them on Twitter for more info!

My picture of a part of Prince Regent's Royal Pavilion in Brighton!
I will talk about this in detail and tell you why and how it influenced the growth of seaside Brighton!

My picture of one facade of Spencer House in London.
I will discuss at a future date how this townhouse differs from many others, especially those in Brighton!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Come build an English Country House with me Tuesday night Live Chat on FB!

Tuesday night at 8 EST, 7 Central I'll chat LIVE about English Country Houses! I built one in my latest novel SWEET SIREN, as well as 24 new townhouses!


If you've ever wondered who build these marvelous mansions, why, how much they cost and what went into the building of them, come chat with me!

I plan a series of these chats. The topic is worthy of more than 30 minutes! And you'll want to ask about plumbing (w.c.s), electricity, who designed them and much more!

Pre-order on Amazon now for reduced price!
Releases Friday March 23
AMAZON Buy Link!
Release Party Saturday on FB!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

You need to come with me to English country houses and French chateaux! Now!

We'll dine in this famous Frenchman's
lavish dining room and I'll tell you
how he angered Louis XIV!
Come with me to England and France as I show and tell you (live and on chat) about my research for my novels!

I've toured so many country houses, chateaux and palaces—and you should see them all! Do visit my Facebook author page for recent posts,  (text and video chat!) and go to TEATIME WITH  CERISE AND SUSANA.

TEATIME occurs every Wednesday at 5 EST  on Facebook when my cohost, author Susana Ellis, and I pour tea, talk about your favorite romances and invite one special author guest for you to meet!

Here I am near the huge roasting oven  inside the Old Kitchen (as they dub it) at Kenwood House, England!

I'll tell you where this library door leads!
(Ham House, England)

I'll tell you how I used this building in Montmartre in DARING WIDOW!
I'll tell you how I went to the Opera Garnier
and how I took my characters to the opera one evening!
I'll tell you how I weave  my research into this series!
I'll show you Montmartre
from artists' points of view!
I'll show you how American Heiresses and their wealthy papas
bought titles, happiness and sometimes sorrow for themselves.

My own picture of Sacre Coeur
one rainy Paris night!
A favorite pix of mine!
Climb aboard!
TEATIME every Wednesday at 5 EST!
Full cover of my newest in THOSE NOTORIOUS AMERICANS, debuts March 2018!