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A Second Chance for Love
Writing as S.M. Laviolette
Smart & Sexy Historical Romance

Hyacinth is 8 Days at #1 on Amazon! ???? ????

So excited to see this very special (to me!) book doing so well. It has spent the last 8 days at #1 on the Amazon charts.

HYACINTH isn’t the only one of my books that has been doing well this week. I FINALLY counted up the books that have made the top 100 lists (these are the various historical romance lists on Amazon) and there are SEVEN!!

They are:

NOTORIOUS, OUTRAGEOUS, THE FOOTMAN, PHOEBE, THE BOXING BARONESS, AND SELINA (which is on pre-order and yet made it onto a list!)

The success of this book is really motivating me to work, work, work! So THANK YOU to all those readers out there who support my w with their precious time and hard earned money!!

I JUST finished edits on another of my books, THE CUTTHROAT COUNTESS, and have begun work on BALTHAZAR: THE SPARE, which is the first in a brand new series. I am super excited about this series as it leaps “The Pond” so to speak and brings a family of rowdy Americans to London. This is also a Victorian Era series, so that is a nice change of pace for me.

As a writer, there are few things more rewarding than seeing one of your books getting reader love. I don’t read GR or Amazon myself, but Mr. Spencer goes through reviews and picks out those reviews he thinks I will enjoy the most. I have to say that I have really loved the ones I’ve read about HYACINTH. I feel like a lot of people really “get” her (even though she’s not pretty or popular or “normal”), which makes me feel like I succeeded with what I set out to do, which was tell a story about a woman who doesn’t measure success the way society does and never really expected to find happiness in marriage. And yet she does! Yes, of course she does, this is a romance, after all!

Have you read HYACINTH? You can read it for free if you have KU and it’s only $4.99 in ebook, which is less than one cup of coffee from Starbucks and it will keep you amused for a LOT longer.

Here is the link, just in case you are interested. You can use the free “look inside” feature and read at least 3 chapters of the story if you want an advance peek…



Book Two in the Bellamy Sisters Series
A May-December, Tomboy and Duke Romance

Meet the Bellamy sisters, five young women who will do anything to save their siblings and keep the wolf from the door.

Lady Hyacinth Bellamy’s plans were flawless. Until fate dealt her a hand she never saw coming…

Romance isn’t for the plain, shy, and awkward—a painful truth that Hyacinth knows better than anyone. But Hy refuses to let anything or anyone stop her from living life on her own terms. Independence—and the opportunity to secure her family’s future—is finally within her grasp. But then Hy crosses paths with a meddling duke and everything changes…

Sylvester Derrick, Duke of Chatham, is bored. Even gaming and debauchery have lost their appeal. And he’s fed up with women who can’t see that he’s more than a title, a collection of scars, and unusual…appetites. Then he spots a young card sharp who is anything but boring. Clearly, Hy is the person who can make Sylvester feel something again…

It’s not long before Hy and Sylvester realize they have more in common—in and out of the bedroom—than they ever thought possible. But is happily ever after in the cards for a man who has been broken by love and a woman who doubts its very existence?

This sensual, steamy love story will give you all the feels and melt your Kindle along with your heart. Happily ever after guaranteed!

HYACINTH is the wickedly witty and sensually steamy second book of a five-book series. Each story in THE BELLAMY SISTERS stands alone.

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