We have a treat today! The talented Cara Elliott has generously offered a copy of her latest Regency romance, Sinfully Yours.

Here’s the official blurb:

Sinfully Yours-CElliottAfter an eventful Season, Anna Sloane longs for some peace and quiet to pursue her writing. Though her plots might be full of harrowing adventure and heated passion, she’d much prefer to leave such exploits on the page rather than experience them in real life. Or so she thinks until she encounters the darkly dissolute-and gorgeously charming-Marquess of Davenport.

Davenport has a reputation as a notorious rake whose only forte is wanton seduction. However the real reason he’s a guest at the same remote Scottish castle has nothing to do with Anna . . . until a series of mysterious threats leave him no choice but to turn to her for help in stopping a dangerous conspiracy. As desire erupts between them, Davenport soon learns he’s not the only one using a carefully crafted image to hide his true talents. And he’s more than ready to show Anna that sometimes reality can be even better than her wildest imaginings . . .

You can find an excerpt here.

The Hellions of High Street all have secret lives as writers. Olivia, of Book I, Scandalously Yours, writes fiery political essays; Anna, of Book II, Sinfully Yours, writes novels; and Caro, of Book III, Passionately Yours, pens poetry.

So, for a copy of Sinfully Yours, here’s your question:

If you were a Regency miss with a secret life as a writer, which would it be: journalism, fiction, or poetry?

So many thanks to Cara for this give away! The winner will be announced on Wednesday.


  1. Aleen Davis on May 4, 2015 at 11:03 am

    What a lovely blurb! 🙂 I would have to pick fiction, it’s just so much more fun! Can’t wait to read this.

  2. Daniele K on May 4, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Fiction would be my genre of choice. Thank you for the giveaway…it soubds delightful.

  3. Jane on May 4, 2015 at 11:26 am

    I would write fiction 🙂

  4. Elizabeth M on May 4, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Journalism definitely! 🙂 I’m an opinionated person, I like being knowing my opinion. Politely of course! 🙂

    • Elizabeth M on May 4, 2015 at 11:58 am

      Woops! The sentence was supposed to read, “I like PEOPLE knowing my opinion.”

  5. Liz D. on May 4, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Fiction! I would want to write one of those scandalous Gothic novels that had Catherine Morland from Northanger Abbey in a tizzy!

  6. Sheila on May 4, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    I would love journalism, because I am always very curious. But I think fiction would be easier than journalism in the Regency. I wouldn’t want to be considered “forward” or a bluestocking, although that is exactly what I would be.

  7. Betty S. on May 4, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I think I would write journalism or poetry. I was on my high school newspaper staff, and in recent years have found an inclination toward poetry. I am not talented enough to write fiction.

    This book sounds really interesting! Thanks for the chance!

  8. Rebecca on May 4, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Probably journalism, but fiction might be fun too. Poetry is definitely right out for me, no thank you!

  9. Michelle Springer on May 4, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    I would totally be a fiction writer, mining my life for a good story.

  10. Pat Dupuy on May 4, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Oh, it would have to be fiction. I think Anna is giving The Purple One a run for her money as Sharpe Quill. Loved it!

  11. Ellen on May 4, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    I have to agree with those choosing fiction. I think journalism would be incredibly difficult as a woman in this period but how much fun to write one of those scandalous, turgid Gothics!

  12. Rachel Adrianna on May 4, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Poetry for sure, since it is such a free form!

  13. Brittany on May 4, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    What fun! I would definitely go with fiction. My imagination could run rampant and take me across the globe.

  14. Miss Eliza on May 4, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Journalism because it would let me poke around in people’s lives.

  15. Suzanne on May 4, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    I would definitely choose to write fiction!

  16. bn100 on May 4, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    maybe fiction

  17. rachel on May 4, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I’d probably be a poet! 🙂

  18. Cassandra on May 4, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Considering I once penned a poem about sweat, I think fiction would be my best choice.

  19. Nikki B on May 4, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Fiction all the way!

  20. Pam on May 4, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    I choose fiction. I could express whatever I wanted to say and give opinions that may not have been allowed for women during that time period. Especially if I got to do it under a fake name. My fake name would have been Lacy Lebeau. I got that off of a tea box. Lol.

  21. Jane B. on May 4, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Fiction, which I would pen while hiding out in my room at the top of my house on the windswept, heather-clad moors. Or I might scribble in my bedroom in the family house in Mayfair, with the drapes closed as I would pretend to have a sick headache, and in any case would not wish to be distracted by rejected suitors moping in the park across the street.

  22. Winnie P on May 4, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Fiction, with journalism on the side.

  23. Kimberly on May 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Initially, I was going to say fiction for sure. But after a moment’s thought, I might have been a regency Mary Wollstonecraft writing fiery things about women’s rights and other reform issues.

  24. Sharlene Martin Moore on May 4, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Poetry, I think. Lovely cover on this book.

  25. Celeste on May 4, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Gotta go with what I like to read, fiction, historical fiction

  26. Emily on May 4, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    I would probably start out writing bad poetry, segue into fiction, and then write in snarky letters to newspapers ala Benjamin Franklin.

  27. SuzanneH on May 4, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Fiction, definitely! I am hopeless at journalism and poetry.

  28. Susan Rosene on May 4, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    While in real life I have a degree in Journalism, as an imaginary Regency miss with a secret life as a writer, I would much rather be a fiction writer.

  29. Sue Luce on May 5, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Fiction for me. All the adventure I never had…

  30. Kate on May 5, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Journalism for sure!

  31. Kelly on May 5, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Definitely fiction! Nothing like escaping to another place and time.

  32. Amy on May 5, 2015 at 11:08 pm


  33. Anne Hoile on May 6, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Gotta be fiction. Don’t understand poetry and can’t bear the current news cycle.

  34. Jessica on May 6, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Journalism. Asking the hard questions and reporting the real answers.

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