Is It Really About Me?

I found myself in interesting territory, while writing the eleventh installment of the Scandalous Scions series.

The heroine in the story is an artist, and facing the age-old decision of art-or-everything-else. I’m not a painter, but my daughter-in-law is a talent, prize-winning artist, so I’ve picked up odd bits here and there about the art world.

I am a creative myself, and while I didn’t think there were many parallels between writing and painting, writing the book taught me that there are a lot of similarities, particularly for creative women facing life decision and how to juggling everything-and-art.

There are more autobiographical references in this book than normally seep into my stories. Despite tapping into creative angst, the book was a blast to write and I wrote it in record time (five days from start to finish!).


Now she belongs to another, he realizes too late that he wants her.

Lady Annalies is the daughter of the Earl of Innesford, but rejects society. Instead, she embraces the Bohemian art world, and lives in secret with her patron and lover, Tobias. The only person who knows the truth is her cousin, Peter, who furiously resents the burden of knowing how she courts disaster for the entire family.

When sales of her paintings diminish, putting her in financial straits, Annalies turns to Peter for help, as he has always helped her in the past. Peter grasps the chance to involve himself in her life, to head off the catastrophe she flirts with every day. The entanglements increase when he realizes it is not merely the risk of ruin which draws him to her.

This book is the eleventh in the Scandalous Scions series, bringing together the members of three great families, to love and play under the gaze of the Victorian era’s moralistic, straight-laced society.

This story is part of the Scandalous Scions series:
0.5 Rose of Ebony
1.0 Soul of Sin
2.0 Valor of Love
3.0 Marriage of Lies
4.0 Mask of Nobility
5.0 Law of Attraction
6.0 Veil of Honor
7.0 Season of Denial
8.0 Rules of Engagement
9.0 Degree of Solitude
10.0 Ashes of Pride
11.0 Risk of Ruin
12.0 Year of Folly
13.0 Queen of Hearts

A Sexy Historical Romance
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Praise for the Scandalous Scions series:

If you haven’t started this series, start right now and you will fall in love with this very unconventional family during a time when rules, etiquette and unwritten rules had to be followed or the lack of them would bring scandal and ruin to an entire family.

I love these books. Tracy creates these characters so well and with such care. I really recommend reading this series.

I am overwhelmed by how much I have enjoyed this series so far. It was not superficial fluff as I thought it might be when I began. Cooper-Posey books have touched on so many universal themes.

Her characters are admirable people who love their family and are capable of deep romantic love as well.

I just love this series and the books just keep getting better and better. This series takes us on a romp through historical times, which I love.

If you haven’t read this magnificent series you must do so now; you will love each story, be moved by each of them, fall in love with the heroines and heroes, you will cheer for them and just as loudly boo the villains.

Love this series and have bought them all.

This entire series is filled with so much love for each other and family, that there is no way you cannot be emotionally drawn into each story.


Risk of Ruin is now available for pre-order.

It will be released on August 15 at all bookseller sites, but if you pre-order directly from me, you will get your copy on August 8th.

Cheers,

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