Are You Ready to Go Rogue?

readysetrogue-by-manda-collins-300Happy 2017, KaTs! Manda, here.

It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone, but its even harder (for me) to believe that today marks the release of my 12th book with St. Martin’s Press! Time flies when you’re writing kisses and thrills, I guess 😉

READY SET ROGUE is also the start of a new series for me, and it’s been a joy to write because it combines three of my favorite things in a historical romance: bluestockings, kissing and fantastic libraries. See for yourself…

When scholarly Miss Ivy Wareham receives word that she’s one of four young ladies who have inherited Lady Celeste Beauchamp’s estate with a magnificent private library, she packs her trunks straightaway. Unfortunately, Lady Celeste’s nephew, the rakish Quill Beauchamp, Marquess of Kerr, is determined to interrupt her studies one way or another…

Bequeathing Beauchamp House to four bluestockings—no matter how lovely they are to look at—is a travesty, and Quill simply won’t have it. But Lady Celeste’s death is not quite as straightforward as it first seemed…and if Quill hopes to solve the mystery behind her demise, he’ll need Ivy’s help. Along the way, he is surprised to learn that bookish Ivy stirs a passion and longing that he has never known. This rogue believes he’s finally met his match—but can Quill convince clever, skeptical Ivy that his love is no fiction?

This book has also been exciting for me because it’s garnered my first starred review from Booklist! Reviewer John Charles says:

“Displaying a deft hand at characterization, a superb ability to craft an engaging plot spiced with intrigue and danger, and a remarkable flair for graceful writing richly imbued with a deliciously crisp wit, Collins launches the Studies in Scandal series on a high note.”

Happy dancing!

If you’d like to read an excerpt and see for yourself, check out my website.

And here are the obligatory buy links…


To celebrate release day, I’m giving away a copy of READY SET ROGUE to a random commenter! 

So, readers, I’ve told you I love bluestockings. What’s your favorite heroine type in romantic suspense (historical or contemporary)?

Posted on January 3, 2017, in Announcements, Celebration, Manda Collins, New Release, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. HURRAY, CONGRATULATIONS! What a great way to start off the new year, Manda! Off to buy.

  2. Happy Book Birthday, Manda!

  3. Congratulations, Manda!!!! Hope you have a great book birthday!!!

  4. Bluestockings are wonderful! I love it when the lady has a skill or knowledge of something normally associated with males!

  5. Happy release day, Manda! That’s an excellent list of favorites. There are some beautiful libraries in the world. Do you have a favorite, Manda?

    Can’t wait to read RSR 🙂

    • mandacollinsauthor

      Tough one, Krista, but I’d have to say the British Library Reading Room when it was still next to the British Museum. It had such a sense of history. Though as a librarian I under why they made the move.

  6. Reblogged this on Book Smart TV and commented:

    Congratulations to Manda Collins who has just released another terrific historical. I love blue stocking romances, and if you do, too, I know you’ll love her books as much as I do.

    Here’s Manda talking about her newest release. Take it away, Manda!

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