MFT Guest: Karen Erickson (Lessons in Indiscretion) + Giveaway

Today we have Karen Erickson on for My Favorite Things!

First, a big thank you to Candace for having me! I’m excited to be a part of the My Favorite Things Event. I have so many favorite things, you see, but today I want to take about historical romances…

My first historical romance novella came out Monday with Carina Press. Lessons In Indiscretion is part of The Merry Widow series and, well, I love the idea of a widow finding love again. Or maybe even for the first time. And I especially love it within the confines of a historical setting.

There are just so many rules and expectations and obligations within English society. Heaven forbid you break one rule – you’re ruined for life. So I love reading about a couple who goes against all odds and breaks every rule in the book. Or at least bends them in their favor. *wink*

I love writing about them, too. Garrett and Julia in Lessons In Indiscretion both set out to obtain what they want despite what society expects of them. Julia wants a secret affair while Garrett believes he’s found the perfect lady to take as his wife — and she’s a widow. Oh, the scandal! I love scandal.

Here’s the lovely book trailer for Lessons In Indiscretion:

In celebration of my first historical romance release, I’ve been having a big contest over on my blog. All the details are here. The grand prize? I’m giving away a KINDLE. And I’ve extended the contest through June 24th so if you haven’t entered yet, what are you waiting for? Check out my contest now!

You can find Lessons In Indiscretion at Carina Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Where you can find Karen:





Description for Lessons in Indiscretion:

Lessons in IndiscretionFirst in The Merry Widow series…Widowed Lady Julia Renwick is still young enough to crave a man’s touch; but she’s too old to think that the Earl of Bedingfield could see her as anything more than a family friend. Garrett Walker is handsome, charming and only 26 years old—the perfect catch for any one of this year’s debutantes.
Garrett has no interest in the maidens vying for his attentions. He wants only Julia. With just two weeks left in the season, he makes a bold move by asking her to dance. When she counters with a shocking request of her own, Garrett eagerly agrees.
Soon, they are stealing away for passionate encounters at every society event they attend. Garrett introduces Julia to excitements she never knew existed, and her newfound confidence quickly attracts other eligible men. It’s not long before Garrett realizes he must find a way to keep the lady all to himself…

The Giveaway:
One ebook copy of Lessons in Indiscretion is being provided by Carina Press for giveaway to one lucky person!
Must be 18 or older to enter.
Open Internationally.
Ends July 5th, 2011

To Enter:
Leave a comment with contact info.


For the schedule of The Favorite Things event check out the schedule post.  And make sure you head over to My Bookish Ways to see what she has going on today as well!
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  1. I want to win this so bad. Everything I see about this only makes it worse. Thank you so much for the post and the giveaway.

    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  2. Looking at that book cover, I think I may need a Lesson in Indescretion. I’m just sayin’

    I know I can’t enter the giveaway, but just had to put that out there:-D

  3. Many thanks to Carina Press, Karen and Candace for the great giveaway. I’ve read several blurbs and excerpts for this story. I can’t wait to read it.

    user1123 AT comcast DOT net

  4. Oh this sounds sexy, sign me up immediately. Really nice premise and that cover is so sexy. I am loving it. Sign me up please :) Thank you hon, great giveaway.

    drharleyquinn87 (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. I love books where the guy is determined to get the girl. This sounds like a book I would love to read and review, thank you so much! GFC Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom

  6. Oh, this sounds soooo good. And I love that the main character isn’t just a typical innocent virgin type. Thanks!


  7. This sounds very exciting! Liked the video too. I did go to amazon and put it in my wish list, I will def be checking this out. Artesia at comcast dot net

  8. Hi Karen,

    Happy release week! After reading the excerpt for Lessons in Indiscretion, I can’t wait to read more about these two.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

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