Author Archives: Laura Hile

About Laura Hile

I'm a middle school teacher and a moonlighting author. My genre? Regency romantic comedy. It's fun, escapist reading for thinking readers like you.

Valentine’s freebies for you!

This week, two eBooks are FREE for the first time ever.

Robin Helm’s Accidentally Yours — the first of her Yours By Design trilogy.

And Laura Hile’s So Rough a Course — the first in her Mercy’s Embrace three-part novel.

The first books for the first time. *grin*

But wait, there’s more!

The other two books in each series are on sale. Hooray!


We are part of a massive Valentine’s FREE promotion at Clean Indie Reads. Come discover some really good reads by indie authors in a variety of Romance categories.

Chautona-SRACAnd … if you can believe it, there is even more!

Chautona is offering two sets of So Lively a Chase and The Lady Must Decide, Books 2 and 3, in a giveaway on her blog.

And she is sharing a letter Admiral McGillvary sent her. You won’t want to miss that.

A Love Letter? What’s in That? at Chautona.com

 

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The Mercy’s Embrace series is now complete

Suspense, laughter, and love are waiting for you. And a handsome admiral too …

It’s Launch Day for The Lady Must Decide, the third and final installment in the Mercy’s Embrace trilogy.

And, hooray! Claudine has an eBook giveaway going on.

Stop by, read her review at Just Jane 1813, and if you’d like to enter, post a comment. Prize will be winner’s choice — any one of the three Mercy’s Embrace eBooks.

You can see some of the cover in this banner — so beautiful! so worth it! — but you can get an even better look at Just Jane 1813.

Do remember, this is a novel in three parts. They are not stand-alone books; once begun, you will need to read all of them for the complete story.

Ah, but Kindle Unlimited has been designed especially for series addicts. So there you are.

Here is the purchase link at Amazon — where you can also see the cover. But at Claudine’s, you get to maybe win an eBook.  Choices, choices …

Thanks for stopping by and celebrating with me.

*Big, big sigh of relief*

 

This was also posted at Laura Hile: Faith, Hope, Laughter … and Happily Ever After

Darcy By Any Other Name makes Anna’s Top 10

Gotta love our man Darcy.

Here he goes again, in his own endearing way, capturing hearts and keeping those pages a-turning.

This time he’s won an award for his role in my fun body-swap romance.

A sincere, and very surprised “Thank You” to Anna of Diary of an Eccentric for including Darcy By Any Other Name in her Top 10 list.

These blogger’s lists are so great — the best way to find some really good reads. Take a look!

My Top 10 Favorite Books of 2017

 

This news was also posted at Laura Hile: Faith, Hope, Laughter … and Happily Ever After

End-of-year Pricing

Wintry weather, a bright fireside, and good reading!

Titles by your friends at Jane Started It

What could be better?

For your quiet holiday moments, may we suggest these lovely books? Many are at holiday prices through the end of the year.

Books make us famous!

Robin Helm’s Guardian trilogy

It’s a banner day for friend and co-author Robin Helm, because she has a book signing at the Lancaster County Library this afternoon.

Talk about serendipity! Robin only meant to donate a set of her Guardian trilogy, but then she and the librarian got to talking — as book lovers will do.

And when Ms. Williams learned that Robin was not only a local writer, but a #1 Amazon Best Seller author too (A Very Austen Christmas), she immediately scheduled this event.

And ordered all of Robin’s books for every library in the county.

And printed posters. And contacted the local newspaper.

So there’s my name, in a newspaper being read at the breakfast table on the other side of the continent. We are famous! Well, for a few minutes anyway.

Also in the news, Candy’s So Little Time blog is featuring an excerpt from A Very Austen Christmas. We thought she was doing an eBook giveaway too, though Candy does not mention it.

I’ll get back to you on that.

Oh, wait. I am famous. Belay that. I’ll have one of my “people” post the update.

*Laura scurries off to “hire” a press secretary*

UPDATE: The eBook giveaway is ON. Hooray!

[posted by L. Lyons, the press secretary]

 

 

This was also posted at Laura Hile: Faith, Hope, Laughter & Happily Ever After

Mercy’s Embrace … and our Christmas eBook sale

‘Tis the season for reading.
And also for sweet eBook prices.

Here’s what we’re talking about …

 

Pamela Aidan’s much-loved Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy, and her Young Master Darcy have special Christmas pricing.

Susan Kaye’s wonderful Captain Wentworth novels, None But You and For You Alone, are also marked down.

Robin Helm, Laura Hile, and Barbara Cornthwaite (along with fellow author Wendi Sotis) have a new Christmas anthology, A Very Austen Christmas, and it is holding its own as a #1 Amazon Best Seller.

All of Robin Helm’s books — her Yours By Design series and  Guardian trilogy and her popular romance, Understanding Elizabeth —  are marked down to $1.99 each.

Barbara Cornthwaite’s delightful George Knightley, Esquire duo — Charity Envieth Not and Lend Me Leave — are on sale too.

George Knightley, Esquire-LendMeLeave

And so is Laura Hile’s Pride and Prejudice body-swap romance, Darcy By Any Other Name.

 

Finally, as if this were not enough Book Love, today Laura relaunches Mercy’s Embrace: So Rough A Course, the first volume of her Elizabeth Elliot series.

It’s a sparkling Regency romp in three parts, featuring all your favorites from Jane Austen’s Persuasion.

We are loving the new cover for this one.

Better stil, right now there is an eBook giveaway going on at Just Jane 1813Come read Claudine’s enthusiastic review, and leave a comment to enter.

Bring on the wintry weather, a bright fireside, and good reading, we say.

 

The company we keep …

 

Photo Credit: Glyn Lowe Photoworks (Creative Commons Flickr)

I’m not a fan of name-droppers, no. Growing up, I was around plenty of them.

I was raised in the greater Los Angeles area; our semi-rural community was within easy commuting distance of “beautiful downtown Burbank.” Burbank is not glamorous, but it ought to be. Movie and television studios such as Disney, NBC, Worldwide Pictures, and Warner Bros. call Burbank home.

The reason I remember these is because we drove past them to get to my grandma’s. She lived in the Hollywood Hills above Cahuenga and Barham; her living room windows had a view of the famous hillside sign. Not that we cared. We thought that was normal.

What also was normal were the neighbors and friends’ parents who were employed by the studios. These professionals kept their heads down and worked. “Acting is a job, just like any other,” a dad I used to babysit for once told me. (Right there on his mantelpiece, two Emmy statues for sound editing.)

Ah, but their teenage offspring? They name-dropped. After a while, this became tiresome.

Well, now it is my turn. That’s right, I’m dropping some names!

Because Susan Kaye and I were mentioned in Janet Todd’s The Cambridge Introduction to Jane Austen. Seriously, we are in the same paragraph with one of our most favorite writers ever, P.D. James.

It’s our moment of semi-academic fame. Well, as fan fiction writers, anyway. We are smiling as we shake our heads. We are “ebullient and incorrigible spinners-off” of Austen’s novels, ha!

The moral of this story: googling your own name can unearth pleasant surprises. As well as the other kind …

Take a look! This screenshot is from a sample page from Google Books.