Welcome to my new website!

Welcome to my new website!

Welcome to my new website!  It’s been a long time coming because writing must come first, but these days mobile friendly sites are essential, and I wanted a site where I could make small changes myself.

Like all good writer websites, there’s a lot of information about my books organized in ways to make it easy to learn what you’d like to know.  So have a browse, enjoy yourself, and if you spot any problems, leave a comment below and I’ll try to get it fixed.

If you’d like to keep up with what I’m doing, sign up for my newsletter, and you’ll also receive a free e-book of Thunder and Roses, one of my most popular books, a RITA finalist, and the first of my Fallen Angels series.  So sign up and enjoy…

Mary Jo Putney

 

Comments 47

  1. Sharon

    The website is great, Mary Jo! I love author websites that tell me all the titles and series and order, etc. I’m kind of obsessive about reading a series in order, and also about reading all of the books by my favorite authors. Everything in the site seems to work really well, all of the links, etc.

    1. Dorothy Hatley

      I , too, love to read the series in order. I read them
      more than once and enjoy them as much as I did the first time. I’m reading the first book in the
      new Rogues series . Love the new love in Will’s
      life.

    2. Sharon Brown

      Are there going to be any more of the lost lords series? I was hoping for books on the other lost lords like Will, Gordon and the other one. I really enjoyed them but I was hoping for a few more and finding out about what is happening with the ones that are now married. They were good books that I really enjoyed reading.

      1. Mary Jo Putney

        Sharon, I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed my books. My publisher wanted a new series, I said “But I still have guys to write about!” and we compromised by doing the Rogues Redeemed, a spin-off series. The first, ONCE A SOLDIER, takes care of Will and Justin Ballard, the “other one.” ONCE A REBEL is Gordon’s story and it will be a September release. After that we move into new territory.

        Mary Jo

  2. Patricia Anderson

    Just when I think I have read all of your books, a new one pops up in one of your wonderful series. I just finished “Once a Soldier” and faint memories of Will’s brother haunted me, who was he? One of your great talents is to weave characters from other novels into new ones. The grown-up rogues who became trusted friends are perhaps my favorites. I had a bit of a search to find the ending of “The Bargain” in the beginning of Rafe’s own story. But, I cannot remember if I read it, I think I read all of the Fallen Angels Series! Oh dear, you may be able to understand why a list of cross over characters would be helpful.

    In addition to my enjoyment of the book hopping characters, I enjoy the accurate history and detail. The surgeon who appears upon occasion is both a delightfully described man and accurately described practitioner.

    Thank you, the day you got a computer was one lucky day for me.

  3. Georgina R Dwonch

    I love the books that you had written. I have borrowed all the ebooks from the library & wished I could get a hold of all of your books.

  4. Tara Vo

    Hi,
    I’m a fan of the Lost Lords series , so I have read and reread those books several times. However, I recall Will Masterson’s first wife was named Ellen in the first book Loving the Lost Lord whereas in Once a Soldier, her name is Lilly. Did she have two different names by any chance?
    Besides that confusion, I love the series and can’t wait to read the next book

    1. Mary Jo Putney

      The sad answer is that I goofed. Sorry! I forgot that I’d mentioned her by name in an early book, so I gave her a (different) name in Will’s book. Sigh. I’m usually pretty good with the details, but that one I botched. Thanks for letting me know–maybe I can get Kensington to fix it in the e-book. I’m glad you otherwise enjoy my stories–

      Mary Jo Putney

    2. Jeannine Davis

      I am really sorry that you were advised not to continue using magic themed stories to continue after The Marriage Spell…I LOVE MAGIC in books..magic in service to the Light of course. Can you not try again with this idea? I loved the Lost Lords, did not realize they were the “tamed version”….why do people fear magic? It is all around us! I would love for you to continue the series you started with The Marriage Spell. You slip in such bits of Wisdom here and there also, which I always notice and appreciate.

      1. Mary Jo Putney

        Hi, Taro Vo!

        Sorry to be slow to reply! I was having trouble getting into my WordPress site–long story. IT wasn’t a matter of what I was advised as the cold hard fact of what publishers wanted to buy. I LOVE magic mixed with history, as you’ll have noticed. But a lot of readers don’t. My magical books for Ballantine did not sell well (though people whol liked them REALLY liked them.) So Ballantine dumped me and publishers only wanted straight historicals from me. With cats to feed and a mortgage to pay, I chose to write what publishers wanted to buy. I do like my historicals–but I miss the magic. Sigh. Such is life.

        Mary Jo

  5. Barbara Koehrsen

    Love all your books, have read them for years. The characters, time period, the details are very good. I have Thunder and Roses on e books and paperback. Many more also. Please keep writing. I’m reading Once a Soldier and am looking forward to Once a Rebel. 😊

    1. Mary Jo Putney

      Thank you, Barbara! I keep working away and have no retirement plans in sight. Writing is hard work, but I do love the results! Or as Dorothy Parker said, “I love having written.”

      Mary Jo

  6. Amaryllys Kehoe

    I do love your books. I have all of them and have reread them several times. Just like a good movie you watch more than once. Do you think that you will ever finish the Stone Saints? I just love the Marriage Spell. And are there more Dark Mirror ones coming out? I just love magic. I think that the historicals are wonderful too, but it’s the play on the people involved in the story that is just is wonderful. Thank you for writing.

    1. Mary Jo Putney

      Amaryllys,

      Thanks so much! I love the magic too, but publishers want the straight historicals, and I’m not fast enough to write more stories with magic to publish independently. If I ever get a better brain, I’ll do that, though! At the least, maybe a novella for Elspeth to wind up the Dark Mirror series.

      Mary Jo

  7. Connie K

    Love the Lost Lord series. I am so glad you have written Will’s story. Are you writing Justin Ballard’s also or is it in one of your other series and I haven’t found it yet? Thank you

    1. Mary Jo Putney

      Connie K–

      Justin’s story is a secondary romance in Once a Soldier, Will’s story. I kind of like having secondary romances sometimes, and for various reasons Justin and Will fit really well togethe.

      Mary Jo

  8. Grace Moran

    Like everyone else here, I love your historical romance novels. I’m always on tenterhooks waiting for the next in a series. I just re-read The Rake, and I seem to remember that you were going to do something with Randolph Lennox, who let Lady Alys get away. Is that still in the works?

    1. Mary Jo Putney

      Grace–

      I told Lord Randolph Lennox’s story in a novella called “Sunshine for Christmas.” (Randolph was much less complicated than Reggie.) His story is in my CHRISTMAS REVELS collection, along with four other Christmas novellas. It’s available in an e-edition, I think a POD, and used. It’s a sweet story. He gets the right woman for him, and they both live happily every after, of course!

      Mary Jo

  9. GC Murphy

    I enjoyed “Once a Soldier” and seem to remember the next book in the series was to be “Once a Rebel” to be published Oct. 1, 2016. But I don’t see any mention of it here. Is that still on schedule?

    1. Mary Jo Putney

      GC Murphy,

      I’m sorry if what you read was misleading. ONCE A REBEL is scheduled for September 2017. (It was barely written in October 2016!) So it is on schedule, just not the schedule you saw! Sorry–

      Mary Jo

  10. Terra Lichtenstiger

    I just cannot get enough of the Lost Lords series! I love them!! Just when I think that it’s one of the best romance books I’ve read, the next one is better!

  11. Lois Rhoades

    I read your early Signet Regencies the first time around and liked The Controversial countess best before you changed it as I did the story of Robin. I put off reading the last Lost Lords until I found the first of the new series. I think I have them all.

    1. Mary Jo Putney

      Lois–

      You’re not the only one who prefers the classic Signet Regencies.The revisions were not extreme–the characters and the story line remained the same. But they definitely have more of a historical romance feel, which is what the publisher wanted. I like both versions, but they are somewhat different.

      Mary Jo

  12. Jenny

    You mention a book by the name of Once a Rebel to be out in October but I don’t find it listed on your list of books or through a publishing company. Can you tell me about this book.

    1. Mary Jo Putney

      Jennie,

      Sorry to be slow to reply! I was having trouble getting into my WordPress site–long story. ONCE A REBEL will be a September release from my regular publisher, Kensington, and will probably be out the last Tuesday in August. I’m waiting for the final cover before I put more information on my website. When I have that, I’ll post the cover, blurb, and an excerpt. I don’t like to post too early because then people might forget about it.

      Mary Jo

  13. Rhonda Bowers

    I love your books. My first was “Thunder and Roses” which I picked up one snowy afternoon when we were told to prepare for a blizzard. I picked it up with the basics like milk and eggs. I read it that weekend while my husband and son dug us out. I have since read all of your books. “Once a Soldier” was great and I am impatiently waiting for “Once a Rebel”. When I start a series, I usually can hardly wait for the next story. Sometimes I hate for the one I am reading to end. Thank you for these wonderful stories.

    1. Mary Jo Putney

      Rhonda, you’re very welcome! I do try to make all my books stand-alones, but one does get interested in other characters! My older series are complete if you want to start on them, but it will take my a while to work through my Rogues Redeemed. I wish I was a faster writer!

      Mary Jo

    1. Mary Jo Putney

      Jean, it’s a September release, so that usually means the last Tuesday of the month before, August. There will be a library hardcover released earlier, probably July. You could ask your library to order it.

      Mary Jo

    1. Mary Jo Putney

      Hi, Jane–

      Thanks for the good words! This year’s book, ONCE A REBEL, will be a September release, but I’m hoping to release some short story collections, and I’m trying to get some backlist books reverted so I can publish them. We’ll see. If you subscribe to my newsletter, I’ll announce any new releases.

      Mary Jo

  14. Cecilia Walker

    I found a note at the back of Once A Soldier indicating that Once a Rebel would be coming “next October.”
    Any update on another projected publication date
    Not criticizing, my projected dates are notoriously very optimistic.

    1. Mary Jo Putney

      Hi, Cecilia–

      THe good news is that Kensington moved the pub date up to September this year, which probably means the last Tuesday in August. That’s pretty firm, I think.

      Mary Jo

  15. Heather H

    Hi, I so enjoyed the Guardian trilogy, that at least once a year, I optimistically check online to see if you added any new books that are even Guardian related. I’ve read many other of your books and have never been disappointed! Thank you, but -please- throw us some more magic.

    1. Mary Jo Putney

      Hi, Heather!

      Sorry to be slow to reply! I was having trouble getting into my WordPress site–long story. Like you, I love the magic but a lot of readers don’t, which meant publishers want only straight historicals from me. However, I’ve written a novella and several shorter stories set in the Guardian world and I plan to release it as a collection later this year. It will probably be called GUARDIAN LOVERS, and if you subscribe to my newsletter, I’ll certain announce when it becomes available.

      Mary Jo

  16. Patricia Bisch

    The second book of Rouges Redeemed, is only showing as a kindel book. Will this not be printed in book format? It is really annoying to have a series that you can’t get all the books in book form.

    1. Mary Jo Putney

      Hi, Patricia–
      The book hasn’t been released yet. It’s scheduled to come out at the end of August this year. (2017) At that point it will be available in both print and e-editions. It is confusing that it’s listed so early! Sorry.

      Mary Jo

  17. Anne Lambert

    Like Sharon and Dorothy, I too like to read series books in order. I also am one of those “old-fashioned” people who like the feel of a real book. Alas for me as I have an exceedingly hard time to find most of your books in the bookstore. I am not quite ready to break down and read them on a tablet … do you have any information on whether your publisher is planning on re-releasing any of the books that are so difficult to obtain? Many thanks in advance.

    1. Mary Jo Putney

      Anne, publishers don’t usually keep older backlist books in print–it’s too expensive. (Though my current publisher, Kensington, is good about this.) I’m trying to get the rights to all my older books back so I can do print on demand versions. THe prices are higher than mass market, but I do want those books to be available in print for readers who prefer that. I’ll get to them this year, I hope!

      Mary Jo

  18. Grace Moran

    What’s next? I’m hoping you will give us the full story on Gordon, the bad boy who didn’t quite make it through Westchester, but showed up in Once a Soldier and at least two other books.

    1. Mary Jo Putney

      Sorry to be slow to reply! I was having trouble getting into my WordPress site–long story. And yes, I’ve written Gordon’s story, and it will be out at the end of August 2017. It’s called ONCE A REBEL, and I do like the way it turned out.

  19. Melanie Jaramillo

    I have read all your books, and love them! I am curious about Lady Julia’s brother. How did he escape his father’s poisonous atmosphere and become a good, loving man? I am hoping there’s a future book about him.

    1. Mary Jo Putney

      Sorry to be slow to reply! I was having trouble getting into my WordPress site–long story. But Lady Julia’s brother Anthony had the same nice mother than Julia did, he would have spent most of his time away at school after he reached the age of 10 or so, and he was the heir. The old duke despised women, and Julia had caused trouble for the duke’s friend. So he despised her. Anthony found his father difficult, but was never despised and demeaned as Julia was. Being raised in the same household doesn’t mean one has the same upbringing. So that’s all, really–

      Mary Jo

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