Meara Platt






      Welcome, my friends! I look forward to sharing more books, more events, and a few surprises for you in 2018. One of my favorite events is the Historical Romance Retreat which will be held on September 12-16, 2018 at the beautiful Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside, California. I'll be there and can't wait to meet those of you who plan to attend. HRR is an incredible journey back in time and I cannot gush enough about this magical experience. If you love all things Jane Austen, you'll love HRR. But if you prefer your travels to be through books, then I invite you to join me in the Regency worlds I've created. If you love dashing dukes, glittering ballrooms, and the enchantment of falling in love with lots of laughter, a little mischief and mayhem, and a meddlesome family thrown in, then the Farthingales are for you. I've also started a new series, The Braydens, and like the Farthingales, they are a big family, but this series is about big, brawny Brayden men. Meet battle-scarred, war hero James in A Match Made In Duty, a heartwarming story about the power of love to heal a wounded heart. His cousin, Tynan, is one of the wicked earls in Earl of Westcliff, but will he reform his wicked ways after rescuing Abigail Croft from ruffians outside the Wicked Earls' Club? Look for more Brayden stories this year with Romulus, Ronan, Joshua, and Finn Brayden.

      If you love dukes who happen to be shapeshifting dragons, Fae kings who can also shift into dragons, and Dragon Lords who are bad boys in need of taming, then my Dark Gardens series is for you. Do you dare journey into England's quiet Lake District, to the vicarage of St. Lodore's where bluebell gardens serve as portals into the realm of the Fae and the red mountain known as Friar's Crag is the doorway to the Dragon Lords? An ancient Fae prophecy is about to unfold. Are you up to the challenge? Step into the bluebell garden and find out where it will lead you.

      Lily Farthingale and her sisters will make more appearances in 2018, so look for more books in the Farthingale Series starting with Rose Farthingale's best friend and partner in mischief, Nicola Emory. Nicola is about to get herself into a heap of trouble, finding herself unwittingly married when she's stranded in the Scottish Highlands. I'll be introducing some new characters in this series as well, so look for your invitation to a wedding, but my hero, the Earl of Everdon, isn't certain yet who the bride will be.

      Releasing on January 26 is my third novella in the World of de Wolfe Pack, called Bhrodi's Angel. Bhrodi de Sherra is the Duke of Pembroke. He has returned to Pembroke, Wales to thwart a plot against the English Crown, but Prudence Pertwee and her birdwatching society are getting in the middle of his investigation. The strong and proud de Sherra men are the legendary protectors of Wales, but Bhrodi knows he's met his match in the impertinent, yet utterly delicious, Prudence Pertwee.

      For me, the fun part about writing is to create the perfect heroine for each of my heroes, to imagine a woman with the heart to love them, the brains to outwit them, and the courage to save them from enemies and often from themselves. The romances I write are historical fiction, but the themes are timeless and universal, about the importance of family, of finding one's inner strength, of forgiveness and kindness, and the magic of romance.

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"My Fair Lily is a bona fide page-turner, a delightful Regency historical romance that will leave you clamoring for more from this exciting debut author."

~ Patricia Ryan, USA Today Bestselling Author of Medieval and Contemporary Romance