It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas novella time!
Haberdashers as Friends Episodes
What is the MAIN thing about the Haberdashers books? (Well, other than the romance.) Friendship! So I thought it would be fun to figure out what each book would be titled if it were a Friends episode. Crank up the Rembrandts and put on your ratty jeans, we’re going into the wayback machine to the 90s.
Do you know the Haberdashers?
The Haberdashers started as three little girls who wanted to learn weapons and horses. Now they are all grown up with husbands and children. The danger, however, continues to grow. Can they and their friends win the fight against what remains of The Four?
Catching Up With the Haberdashers
Today the seventh book in the Haberdashers series, Justice for Sisyphus, hits the virtual shelves. We know the hero, because he’s the steward of Kellington from the first book. Trials of Artemis. You remember, the steward who was fired for hiding smuggling from the earl. Oops.
In case you’ve forgotten, the smugglers in the first book were one of the plots that weaves through the series. There’s also the Hellfire Club known as The Four. Or wait, is that the same plot? It’s all starting to come together in book seven, Justice for Sisyphus. Along with our hero and heroine Philip and Desdemona we have returning heroes and heroines Gideon, Jacqueline, Robert, Casimir, and George. Bobbins makes an appearance, who will soon be a hero in his own right with the upcoming Christmas novella Secrets of the Season. And we also meet the hero of the twelfth and final book… but I’ll just leave you wondering about that.
The arc of Act II will conclude in book eight, Loving Echo, which should be out in a couple of months. Then it will be time to drive towards the epic conclusion. Why would we need to gather together so many heroes and heroines of both brain and brawn. Well, you’ll see.
Justice for Sisyphus
It’s finally time! Book seven in the Haberdashers series will be out this month! An army officer and young widow are falling in love, but each has a dark past they are afraid to share. Pre-Order on your favorite platform!
An army officer and young widow are falling in love, but each has a dark past they are afraid to share.
Philip Gladstone joined the Army after the shame of leaving Lord Harington’s service under suspicion of smuggling. Through hard work and dedication he has risen to the rank of Lieutenant. Upon mustering out he meets a beautiful young widow whom he thinks may have feelings for him, but fears telling her about his past.
The SUSAN for a Comedy!
Another defining thing about me is that I love comedy. L.O.V.E. And this book by Annika Martin definitely stood out as the most mad-cap comedy I read in 2020, which means it had the most lols per hour. Heck, I’m laughing right now thinking about…. well, I won’t tell you. That spoils the whole thing.
You can find all of Annika’s books with buy links on her website.
GIVEAWAY: No time for fancy giveaway widgets and rules. If you want a chance at winning this book (or a different book by the author if you already have this one) just drop a comment here, respond to my tweet, comment on the associated Facebook post, etc. I will select a winner from one of those assorted entries. Good luck and happy reading!!!
The SUSAN for a Series!
At first it made sense to put this award at the end, but I’m not sure yet where the end will be. So let’s put it at the front! Something defining about my reading style is that I love a series. I will swallow them whole. Jackie Lau is pretty much an insta-buy for me, so it was no surprise that I loved The Cider Sister series as soon as she kicked it off last year.
You can find all of Jackie’s books with buy links on her website Jackie Lau Books #asianromcom.
GIVEAWAY: No time for fancy giveaway widgets and rules. If you want a chance at winning the first book in Jackie’s series (or a different book by Jackie if you already have this one) just drop a comment here, respond to my tweet, comment on the associated Facebook post, etc. I will select a winner from one of those assorted entries. Good luck and happy reading!!!
Announcing THE SUSANS!
Since romance awards have been problematic lately I decided to just do some of my own. There are no submissions, no judges, no pomp and ceremony. Just me looking at the books I read last year and saying which ones GAVE ME THE MOST FEELS. I think everyone should do this. Celebrate the books you love. If you’re like me then really dork it up and do something like this.
Stay tuned to this space because the awards show will start tomorrow night and go for… awhile. With buy links, giveaways, and lots of praise for the books that entertained me in a year that we would otherwise prefer not to mention. At least one award (with associated giveaways) will be posted each week. Maybe more often if I feel like getting this over with. Are you sensing the lack of formality? I hope so. A friend on Twitter suggested that proper red carpet wear will be pajamas and YES. Put on your favorite pajamas for this.
In case you missed the original Twitter thread where I hatched this crazy idea you can find it here.
Haberdashers Act II
With Pheme’s Regret in Fall 2019 we were officially half-way through the Haberdashers series, and also halfway through “Act II.” In Act I we learned who the Haberdashers really were and in Act II we are learning what they are really up against.
Justice for Sisyphus, coming out in 2020, picks up the story of the Earl of Harington’s wayward steward Philip Gladstone after Philip musters out of His Majesty’s Army. Philip finds himself caught up in the mysteries around a woman named Desdemona Merlo. Will he compromise his loyalties yet again?
To finish out Act II, in Loving Echo Samantha Walters decides she is tired of waiting for her majority before marrying Justin Miller. Unfortunately, Justin doesn’t agree with her plan. She proves that Jack isn’t the only impulsive Walters sister, disappearing for months and returning with an unexpected prize.
News from Sue
Hope you are safe and well during this time of #socialdistancing. Work has actually been crazy busy for me, but this weekend I had a little time on my hands. Along with writing a bunch of words (yay!) I also created an Upcoming page for my website to highlight some of the other books I will get to after (and maybe a little during) finishing up the Haberdashers series. For all of my friends who have been WAITING for some SFF, scroll down on that page and you will see some are planned. Some of my favorite covers are posted to the end of this blog post, too.
We also set up an website to sell Graythorn Publishing books directly to fans! If the site continues to do well it might be the only source for Graythorn pre-sales. It’s not just Sue London books but also the Werechaun Chronicles from Andy Click and the upcoming horror novel Wendigogo (Reluctant Wendigo Book 1) from K.A. Silva.
Two Haberdashers novels should be released in 2020. Justice for Sisyphus by June and Loving Echo (finally! Sam & Justin!) by December. If you’re a Haberdashers fan thank you for hanging in there for this journey. We are most of the way to revealing the Bear and then we will see what becomes of the Swan.
And in case you haven’t visited the website lately I have three novellas coming up in collections this summer/fall. It is a Haberdashers-adjacent series about George’s cousins, the Flowers sisters. So keep an eye out for The Wallflower Way, Tempted by the Windflower, and the Wildflower’s Rogue.
Now here are some of the covers for stuff we should see in the next year or so!