Check out this great opportunity to download up to 14 free novels, novellas, and teasers from some wonderful Sweet, Regency Romance writers. Maybe you’ll find some new favorite authors 🙂 https://mybookcave.com/g/ee361724/
I realize I have been remiss in listing all of the books in the first round of this series. There are ten of us writing in the series. Mine, A Bride for Carter, was book six. There are four more to follow and we’re planning for at least one more round. Check out these great reads )
A Bride for Jeremiah by Christine Sterling
A Bride for Clay by Marianne Spitzer
A Bride for Nathan by Barbara Goss
A Bride for Abel by Cyndi Raye
A Bride for Finn by Linda Ellen
A Bride for Carter by Wendy May Andrews [mine 😉 ]
A Bride for Charles by H. L. Roberts
A Bride for Sterling by Parker J. Cole – coming soon
A Bride for Henry by P. Creeden – coming soon
A Bride for Braylon by George McVey – coming soon
According to Merriam-Webster:
1: the agency, function, or office of a deputy who acts as a substitute for another
2a: authority or power to act for another
b: a document giving such authority
And according to Wikipedia:
Beginning in the Middle Ages, European monarchs and nobility sometimes married by proxy. Examples include the marriage of Mary, Queen of Hungary to Louis I, Duke of Orléans in 1385, the wedding at Eltham on 3 April, 1402 between Henry IV and Joan, the daughter of Charles II, King of Navarre, that of Catherine of Aragon to Prince Arthur in 1499, while a famous 17th-century painting by Peter Paul Rubens depicts the proxy marriage of Marie de’ Medici in 1600. Charles I of England married Henrietta Maria of France by proxy on 1 May 1625, and a well-known example more recently involved the marriage of Napoleon I of France and the Austrian Archduchess Marie Louisein 1810. By the end of the 19th century the practice had largely died out.
As of 2015, various Internet sites offer to arrange proxy and double-proxy marriages for a fee, although the service can generally be set up by any lawyer in a jurisdiction that offers proxy marriage. Video conferencing allows couples to experience the ceremony together. A unique “space wedding” took place on August 10, 2003 when Ekaterina Dmitriev married Yuri Malenchenko, a cosmonaut orbiting the Earth in the International Space Station, by proxy in Texas, US.
So that’s the history 🙂 Now on to what it has to do with me:
I was invited to join a multi-author project several months ago. We’re ten authors all writing in the same series. The premise is everyone is writing about a couple who, for various reasons, need to marry by proxy. It’s like mail-order brides but taken to a bit of an extreme – they haven’t even written to each other for the most part. Someone else stands in as the groom for the legalities. I’m fascinated by the different stories the other authors have come up with.
The books are releasing every two weeks. My first one comes out this Thursday!! I can’t wait to hear what you think of it. And tell me, can you even imagine marrying someone like this?
This weekend will be the official launch party for a multi-author project I’m involved in. I’m really excited about the opportunity. Along with nine other authors, I’ll be writing a stand alone book in a related series. They will all be Sweet Western Historical Romances. If you’re interested, here’s a link to a little preview video:
And if you’d like to come to the FaceBook launch party, please visit our reader group and find the link in Events. There will be some great prizes!
My first book in this series launches at the end of November but book 1 is releasing next week!! There will be a new book every two weeks.
Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on these books. And I’d love to visit with you at the FB party 🙂