It’s 30 years since Ms. Putney started her first book, and to celebrate, she’s putting the e-edition of Petals in the Storm (Fallen Angels #3) on sale for 99 cents over this weekend.
BOOK BLURB: Love and Betrayal…A cool master of sensuality, Rafael Whitbourne, the Duke of Candover, earned his rakish reputation in the silken boudoirs of London’s highborn ladies, never giving away his hand or his heart.
Then a vital mission for his government takes Rafe to Paris to work with the Countess Madga Janos, “the most beautiful spy in Europe.” He is appalled to discover that the smoky eyed temptress is no Hungarian countess, but the deceitful doxie who betrayed him a dozen years earlier—the only woman he ever loved, and the only one he’s ever despised.
Margot Ashton wants nothing more than to walk away from her turbulent past and the mesmerizing man who ruined her life. But patriotism binds them together in a shadowland of intrigue where a diabolical plot may plunge a continent back into war—and a whirlwind of passion sweeps Margot and Rafe into a shattering passion that cannot be denied.
In Mary Jo’s words:
As for that book I started on March 22nd, 1986? I got lucky and everything fell into place. I acquired an agent in June and she sold a partial manuscript of that book, The Diabolical Baron, as a Signet Regency on early July.It was published in November 1987 and won several awards. I never looked back–I’d finally found what I wanted to do when I grew up.I hope you’ve also found your calling – and I hope you enjoy Petals in the Storm!
Happy reading from Mary Jo!
AUTHOR BIO: A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USAToday bestselling author, Mary Jo Putney was born in Upstate New York with a reading addiction, a condition for which there is no known cure. Her entire romance writing career is an accidental byproduct of buying a computer for other purposes.
Her novels are known for psychological depth and intensity and include historical and contemporary romance, fantasy, and young adult fantasy. Winner of numerous writing awards, including two RITAs and two Romantic Times Career Achievement awards, she has five times had books listed among the Library Journal’s top five romances of the year, and three times had books among the top ten romances of Booklist, the magazine of the American Library Association.
Her favorite reading is great stories, but in a pinch she’ll settle for the backs of cereal boxes. She’s delighted that e-publishing can now make available books that have been out of print.