BALTHAZAR: THE SPARE

I choked on my G&T yesterday evening when I saw the upcoming autobiography by Prince Harry: Spare.

Several weeks ago I uploaded my upcoming book, BALTHAZAR: THE SPARE on Amazon. Although I beat Harry to the punch with the title, I somehow didn’t get the same buzz. 🤣

It made me laugh reading all the comments on social media regarding the meaning of of the term “spare”. In fact,  Mr. Spencer asked me what that meant (I think it was more, “Spare? What the hell does that mean?!”)

In the world of historical romance we are very familiar with the phrase ‘an heir and a spare’ used to describe the eldest two sons. Back when primogeniture was the norm in most of the Western world (as it still is in many parts of the globe) regarding second sons as a spare was definitely a ‘thing’. And even in the 21st Century Prince Harry has to stand in line behind his elder brother when it comes to the throne.

Anyhow… I was going to wait until the end of the year to announce the kick off of my brand new series, but I can’t let Prince Harry steal ALL the limelight, so here is the fab cover and blurb:

The Hale family is coming to London, and the ton has never seen anything like it…

Meet the Hales, a wild, wealthy, and witty family of loveable misfits who are about to take London by storm. If you loved Mary Balogh’s Bedwins, Julia Quinn’s Bridgertons, or Loretta Chase’s Carsingtons, you’ll adore the Hales!

Victoria Dryden gave Balthazar Hale the last thing he ever expected. A reason to stay…

Balthazar and his siblings are living the good life in the utopian community of Oneida, New York, where they have a degree of sexual and intellectual freedom few men—and even fewer women—have ever known.

But sadly, all good things must come to an end.

When their father dies, the Hale siblings discover two disheartening truths. First, they have an older brother none of them knew existed. Second, this stranger is not only the heir to an English dukedom, he’s also their new legal guardian.

Before the Hales know it, all five siblings are dragged to England to take their places in strait-laced, stuffy ton society, where their guardian expects them to make respectable marriages.

All Balthazar wants is a way out.

Until he meets her.

Victoria is a woman with dangerous secrets. She’s the exact opposite of marriage material.

Falling for her could ruin both their lives.

But none of that matters when she’s in Balthazar’s arms…and his bed.

Finding their way to happily ever after would be so easy in Oneida.

Too bad they aren’t in utopia anymore…

This sexy Victorian historical romance features enemies-to-lovers, forced proximity, opposites attract, and enough steam to melt your Kindle!

THE SPARE is the first in a sensual, adventurous, and loveable 6-book series that features all the Hale siblings.

Book I BALTHAZAR: THE SPARE
Book II IO: THE SHREW
Book III ARIES: THE SAINT
Book IV APOLLO: THE VILLAIN
Book V EVADNE: THE LITTLE SISTER
Book VI ZEUS: THE HEIR

2 thoughts on “BALTHAZAR: THE SPARE

  1. I cannot wait to meet this wild, wealthy, and witty family of loveable misfits. The Ton won’t know what hit them.

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