Friday Nonsense

Megan is swamped and unable to blog today, so here is a little nonsense for a Risky Regencies Friday.

A Google Alert came in to my email. I google alert many things– my book titles, my author names, Gerard Butler. Today an alert came in for Diane Perkins. It led to a blog by Elisa Rolle who led to a website that promoted Italian books. (I can’t make that link work anymore, though. You can give it a try) This month the releases were by these authors: Jeanne Savery, Sophia Nash (my pal), Diane Perkins, Sara Blayne, Lois Greiman & Sandra Heath

Diane Perkins! My alter ego!

I had to go back through my records to see that, yes indeed, The Marriage Bargain by Diane Perkins had sold to an Italian publisher. So here, Risky Regencies Readers, is the Italian bookcover and what the website said about the book:

785. Diane Perkins – Contratto di nozze (The Marriage Bargain)
Un matrimonio per interesse può diventare un amore per sempre?
Emma Chambers accetta di sposare Spencer Keenan. All’apparenza sembra un ottimo affare per entrambi: Emma otterrà completa libertà, Spencer avrà chi si occuperà della sua tenuta. Ma quando il giovane viene gravemente ferito in un duello, Emma è al suo fianco per assisterlo: la timida fanciulla che ha preso in moglie per convenienza è diventata la donna che ha sempre sognato. Riuscirà ora a convincerla del proprio amore e a farsi concedere una seconda possibilità?
Nota di MarchRose: Un tenero e commovente romanzo regency sul tema degli amanti separati dalle vicende della vita che si ritrovano ad anni di distanza, più maturi, diffidenti ed amareggiati ma anche più forti ed appassionati. La Perkins, che scrive anche sotto il nome di Diane Gaston, è un’autrice molto abile e sensibile, capace di creare personaggi sfaccettati e davvero credibili dal punto di vista umano, le cui vicende riescono a coinvolgere emotivamente in profondità il lettore.
Livello di sensualità “caldo” (warm)

Nice, huh?

Do you Google Alert something? Care to ‘fess up?

Here’s how to set up your very own Google Alerts

And do not forget to join us for our Jane Lockwood interview on Sunday. Doesn’t Jane look familiar????

About diane

Diane Gaston is the RITA award-winning author of Historical Romance for Harlequin Historical and Mills and Boon, with books that feature the darker side of the Regency. Formerly a mental health social worker, she is happiest now when deep in the psyches of soldiers, rakes and women who don’t always act like ladies.
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15 years ago

I have several google alerts mostly actors.Indeed, I share one for Gerard Butler with you. You’ve given me the idea to add my favorite authors. Thanks.

Cara King
15 years ago

I google alert myself. 🙂

Unfortunately (I’m not making this up) there was someone with my name a while back who was killed by a serial killer. So half my google alerts are things like Austen Trek, the other half about a serial killer.



Diane Gaston
15 years ago

did this come through your google alert for Gerry? Just curious. I think it is delightful to add authors to your alerts!

Too very creepy. I’m also a firefighter or something but how awful to see your name in that context.

Keira Soleore
15 years ago

Yes, I have Google Alerts set up for me…

…but I didn’t think to set it up for my favorite authors. Hm. What a cool way to generate tons of e-mail traffic to my e-mail inbox. 🙂

OK, Cara. That’s seriously shivery.

15 years ago

Yikes, Cara. that is really scary!! My late hubby was a psychiatrist in the prison system. He could not even have a photo of me on his desk because he did not want his “clients” to know who I was. He wore his wedding ring, but he never talked about me. He did extensive research on serial killers as he had a couple as “clients.” That would be so creepy. To see yourself as a murder victim. I have never done a google alert of any kind. (Computer challenged is what my nephew calls me because his mother says it isn’t nice to call your aunt an idiot!) Sounds like a great idea

Tracy Grant
15 years ago

Cara, how creepy! Hopefully as time goes on you’ll get more and more google alerts about your wonderful publishing successes.

I google alert myself too, and my most recent book titles. Moncia McCarty told me about google alterts. Both that I just googled my name and my book titles a lot. So google alerts saves me tons of time :-).

15 years ago

OK, that strained my tiny amount of Italian way beyond the breaking point. 🙂 But from what little I gathered, they say very nice things about you, so they can’t be all wrong. 🙂

On the other hand, why are your hero and heroine suddenly speaking Farsi? 🙂

It is definitely creepy to have a serial killer who killed someone with your same name. But it could be worse: there could be a serial killer who only kills people with your name. “Sarah Connor?”


Diane Gaston
15 years ago

Keira, I’ll bet your poor email inbox is so empty little moths fly out of it….ha!

Tracy, googlealerts certainly saves me hours of web surfing to see if anyone has noticed me or my books…or to see what’s happening with Gerard Butler.

Todd, with sentiments like that, I’m certain you were a huge comfort to Cara!