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From the Diary of Leonie Noirot: The perfect corset should invite its undoing . . . Lethally charming Simon Blair, Marquess of Lisburne, has reluctantly returned to London for one reason only: a family obligation. Still, he might make time for the seduction of a certain redheaded dressmaker—but Leonie Noirot hasn't time for him. She's obsessed with transforming his cousin, the dowdy Lady Gladys, into a swan. Leonie's skills can coax curves—and profits—from thin air, but his criminally handsome lordship is too busy trying to seduce her to appreciate her genius. He badly needs to learn a lesson, and the wager she provokes ought to teach him, once and for all. A great plan, in theory—but Lisburne's become a serious distraction and Leonie's usual logic is in danger of slipping away as easily as a silk chemise. Could the Season's greatest transformation be her own?

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RWA is almost here! Avon's schedule and more...

We are so excited to be attending the Romance Writers of America Conference this year in San Antonio, Texas! Here’s the Avon schedule—we are not just doing RWA events, but also public events for all fans. If you are attending RWA or one of our related events, make sure to tag us with #AvonRWA2014 on Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram! Tag a pic of you and an Avon author and you will be eligible to win 10 FREE EBOOKS! Yes! PS: For those not in attendance, don't despair! We'll do our best to keep you filled in on the activities here on AvonRomance.com, on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! SCHEDULE Wednesday, July 23: RWA Literacy Autographing 5:30 – 7:30 pm San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel Thursday, July 24 Spotlight on Avon 11 am – 12 noon Marriott//Room to be confirmed *RWA Attendees only Half Price Books: 7 pm North Central San...

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Review: Vixen in Velvet by Loretta Chase

Rowena’s review of Vixen in Velvet (The Dressmakers #3) by Loretta Chase. From the Diary of Leonie Noirot: The perfect corset should invite its undoing . . . Lethally charming Simon Fairfax, Marquess of Lisburne, has reluctantly returned to London for one reason only: a family obligation. Still, he might make time for the seduction of a certain redheaded dressmaker—but Leonie Noirot hasn’t time for him. She’s obsessed with transforming his cousin, the dowdy Lady Gladys, into a swan. Leonie’s skills can coax curves—and profits—from thin air, but his criminally handsome lordship is too busy trying to seduce her to appreciate her genius. He badly needs to learn a lesson, and the wager she provokes ought to teach him, once and for all. A great plan, in theory—but Lisburne’s become a serious distraction, and Leonie’s usual logic is in danger of slipping away as easily as a silk chemise. Could...

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Lady Avon Interviews Loretta Chase about VIXEN IN VELVET

Vixen in Velvet, the third book in the Dressmakers series, came out this week, and author Loretta Chase was gracious enough to sit down for an interview with us! It’s been two years since the last book, Scandal Wears Satin. Why the gap? The problem was the protagonists and my trying to write a story before I really understood them. After telling two sisters’ stories, and knowing Leonie’s would conclude that story arc, I see in retrospect that I needed a longer time than usual to find my way. This happens sometimes. Every so often, a story will trip me up. The only solution is to throw it out and start over and do that as many times as necessary to get it right. What inspired you to write about a trio of dressmakers in Victorian England? Discovering 19th century women’s magazines online. There’s a wealth of fashion plates, with...

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Vixen in Velvet, by Loretta Chase - Review

 Information Title: Vixen in Velvet Author: Loretta Chase Publisher:  Avon Series: The Dressmakers Release Date: June 24, 2014 Reviewing: Advance e-copy Reason for reading: Received a copy from the publisher in exchange for a fair review. Also, I adore Loretta Chase. The Short Answer  Strongly recommend!  The characters are sharply drawn, with individual quirks, and the unfolding story is very much about the two of them finding their way to each other.  I especially love the way Lisburne's growing feelings are shown through his observations about Leonie. For example: Dressmakers always had sharp things about them -- scissors, needles, pins. He had an odd sensation of having wandered inadvertently into danger. And another one, just for fun: He was, however, distracted by the stormy picture Leonie Noirot made, in a maniacally feminine concoction of white muslin: the swoosh of the billowing sleeves and the way the overdress-- robe -- whatever...

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So many fabulous Avon books out today!

Ahhh, it's a huge on-sale day with historicals from Loretta Chase, Lynsay Sands, Miranda Neville, and Gaelen Foley, as well as the latest Sweet, Texas contemporary from Candis Terry! Plus we've got a re-release of Lorraine Heath's classic THE GUNSLINGER in ebook and the final Shelly Bell White Collared novella, PASSION! Click on the book image for more info!

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Excerpt from VIXEN IN VELVET by Loretta Chase

Loretta Chase's VIXEN IN VELVET is out tomorrow--but we have a preview right here!

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Avon Loves Librarians Reprise

Our Libarian Week may be over but we're always talking about libraries. A clip from a recent BEA event we hosted for librarians featuring bestselling authors Loretta Chase and Sarah Maclean!

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