Thursday, May 12, 2011

Celebrating A Hot New Historical From Cerise DeLand

Today at our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating a hot new historical for Cerise DeLand!

What's a gal to do if she hails from D.C., lives now deep in the heart of Texas, travels often everywhere, and adores Paris, Florence, London, Tokyo and all points east and west?


She becomes an author who can write about those romantic places. And if your sweet tooth craves spies, pirates, body guards and gutsy women of today and yesteryears of medieval and Regency England, then she is the author you crave for smoldering erotic encounters and delicious love affairs!

Her name? Cerise DeLand.

What's more is that Cerise is the award-winning author of 18 print novels of mystery, mainstream and romance with St. Martin's Press, Pocket Books and Kensington. Her books have been on every book club list you can name, including Featured Selections of The Mystery Guild, Doubleday and Rhapsody. And when she isn't dreaming up fiction? Cerise also writes non-fiction.

Busy lady. Happy writer.



Lady Kitty Varney runs a discreet, but risqué matchmaking business to support herself and pay off her late husband's debts. When Viscount Justin Belmont appears in her parlor, Kitty's latest client is the very man she was forbidden to marry years ago. Kitty wonders if she can find Justin a woman worthy of him...and if she can bear to match him to another.

But when Justin lists his own criteria for a wife, Kitty is among the few candidates suitable. And he demands each candidate spend one night of bliss with him in his love nest.

Can Kitty deny herself the opportunity to enjoy the charms of the man she's never forgotten? Lady Varney's risqué business might be her saving grace -but it may well become her undoing.


WIN - Leave Cerise a question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for an ebook from her backlist! Please leave your email address (and the title of the book you'd like to win) so we can contact you if you are today's winner - good luck!


  1. Good morning Cerise!!!

    Was having problems with blogger this morning, so glad they got them all cleared up in time for us to have our party!!

    I love the cover for the new book and really enjoyed the excerpt - can't wait to read it!

    Tell us about your new book - it sounds like it could be a great series following the adventures of Kitty's clients...

    Pop the cyber champagne and enjoy your launch party - Hope the new book is a huge hit for you!

  2. Congratulations on the new series. I loved Mia Dolce. How many books will be in this series? Do you enjoy the collaboration with Desiree Holt on the Nemesis series? Will there be another?

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  3. OMG! This looks so good. I so want to read this book. I will definitely be adding this one to my wishlist. I adore historicals and I love second chance at love stories. They are my favorite. Congrats on you release.

  4. I love the i must read the book..

    and the cover is definately HOT!!

    so do you read many Historical? Who do you read?

  5. I don't have a question today. I am just really excited for the chance to win a book from your backlist. I have a couple of your books, I would love to read more. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Forgive me for just now signing on!
    Thunderstorms here in south Texas...and oh, do we need the RAIN.
    So if I go abruptly and write briefly, you will understand why.
    To some RISQUE BUSINESS here:
    I adore writing historicals--and do so in erotic romance in medieval and Regency periods. (I did do it in print to the tune of 16 novels with lots of awards and great reviews, too.)
    Here, LADY VARNEY has a teeny problem. Money. A woman who is titled in her own right, by ancient writ, she was forced to marry a bounder. You know what happened there. Sadly--sniff!--he had passed this mortal coil--and Kitty is Free. Except of his debts. Damn his eyes.
    This is my 5th erotic Regency, a stand alone. The previous 4 (with a nifty little quickie in LADY FEATHERSTONE) were part of the STANHOPE CHALLENGE.

    SOOOO glad you liked Mia Dolce!
    How I adore Tuscany!
    Want to go with me?
    I have been there for extended stays twice and adored it. Florence really lights my fire. I like to sit in the central piazza, sip wine and eat chocolates from the chocolatier on the corner while gazing at the copy of David by Michelangelo.
    I just completed a new erotic romantic thriller with DESIREE HOLT, titled UNTIL TWILIGHT, out soon, wherein the opening scene is in this lovely piazza.

  8. Danielle, hi!
    So glad you came here.
    I like second change love stories too. Somehow I think that even after an HEA with the one you love, maintaining that love requires a sense of dedication to the cause.
    Yes. I have been married to the same man forever and still adore him.

  9. Congrats on the new release. It sounds great. I love historicals and hot romance books so this sounds like it would be right up my alley. I would ask you if there is a certain place that you like to write? An office, deck/patio, coffee shop, livingroom?

    GFC follower: June M.
    manning_j3004 at yahoo dot com

  10. Oh!My! I want congratulate you on the release looks like a delicious read. I read the synopsis for Me and Mr.Jones and honestly it looks like a fantasy come true I would live to read it.
    I wish I had the organizational skills to write but I don't so I am a voracious reader instead ...
    Thanks for having me today

  11. Hi Cerise :)

    Congrats on your new release! I plan to read it soon! Sounds like a great read. My question for you is What is your favourite FAN memory?


  12. Hello Cerise!

    I read the excerpt for Lady Varney's Risque Business and I loved it. I enjoy reunion stories. They both seem to have been through a lot in the past ten years. Congratulations on your new release!

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  13. Congratulations on your new release. This sounds like a really good book. I went to your website and looked around. I love the covers on your books. Do you have a favorite cover artist and do you have any choice in what cover is picked?

  14. This book looks so good. I love second chance at love stories and this one looks to be really good. Congrats on your new release.

  15. Spring is definitely your season, Cerise, congrats on both of your latest releases.

    I just got thru reading Hard Drivin Man, so up next on my wish list is Carried Away.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  16. Congrats on the new releases. My question would be do you prefer writing historicals or contemporaries? And do you have any plans to write any paranormals, since they are so popular right now?

    I love historicals so I would choose Lord Stanhope's Improper Proposal

    GFC follower: June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  17. Congrats on your new release it sounds amazing! I love how you can write both historical's and contemporary romance not many authors can do that :)

    The book i would like is I caught the sheriff

  18. Hi, Cerise.

    Your covers are wonderful. Do you work with one particular cover artist?

    If chosen, I would like At Her Service, please.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  19. I try to read books from lots of catagories. I haven't been able to find non-fiction history books that keep my interest. How are you able to write in the non-fiction catagory and find topics that keep you motivated?

  20. I love the historical period...makes for unlikely heroine since women were not looked upon as equals...well until the authors write them....