It’s release day for my new Victorian romance A Convenient Fiction (Parish Orphan of Devon, Book 3)! To celebrate, I’m over at Frolic today with an exclusive excerpt. I’ll also be embarking on a virtual book tour this week, complete with reviews and a special giveaway. To top it all off, the eBook price of A Convenient Fiction is reduced to just $2.99 for the entire week!
Advance Praise for A Convenient Fiction
“A sumptuous and instantly readable addition to what has become one of my favourite series…Brimming with intelligence and pitch-perfect dialogue, Alex Archer’s troubled past intersects his promising present with the alluring and independent Laura…I cannot wait to return to Devon again. Nor to Matthews’ inimitable magic — she owns this period!” -Rachel McMillan, author of the Herringford and Watts mysteries
“With beautiful prose, faultless historical details, vivid characterisations ‘A Convenient Fiction’ is pure jouissance. Ms Matthews is without a doubt currently the finest writer of historical romance.” -Jill M., NetGalley
“I think this is my favorite of the orphan series so far, and it has everything. Daring rescues, references to Victorian beauty routines, extensive seaside information and even swimming. In the Victorian era! It was so good.” -Bonnie G., NetGalley
“[Matthews] knows how to write a scoundrel and how to redeem him…Another jewel from this author.” -Luli, L., NetGalley
“Mimi Matthews knows how to draw the reader in from the very beginning of the story. Her writing is a joy to read. I did not want the story to end!” -Corinne, L. NetGalley
A Convenient Fiction Blog Tour Schedule
You can enter to win a signed paperback copy of A Convenient Fiction at most of the stops; or go directly to the blog tour page HERE.
Tuesday, October 22
Review at Courtney Clark
Wednesday, October 23
Review at The Lit Bitch
Thursday, October 24
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books
Friday, October 25
Review at Bookish Rantings
Monday, October 28
Review at Amy’s Booket List
Friday, November 1
Feature at View from the Birdhouse
Monday, November 4
Review at Austenprose
Wednesday, November 6
Review at Passages to the Past
Saturday, November 9
Review at Robin Loves Reading
Monday, November 11
Review at Lost_in_a_book_reviewer
Wednesday, November 13
Review at For the Sake of Good Taste
Friday, November 15
Review at Coffee and Ink
A Few Extra Goodies
If you’d like to see some of the visuals that inspired me while I was writing this story (including who I’d cast in each of the roles), you can click through to the A Convenient Fiction Pinterest Board.
Victorian Seaside Facts and Fashion
If you’d like to learn more about Victorian seaside holidays and customs, check out my post on Promiscuous Bathing at Margate; or my post on Victorian Bathing Machines. And for a look at the fashions worn by my heroine Laura Hayes, see my post on Victorian Seaside Fashion.
If you purchase a copy of A Convenient Fiction (or any of my books!) this week, please do stop by my Facebook or Twitter page and let me know so that I can thank you personally. And please don’t forget to leave a review at Goodreads and/or Amazon. I truly hope you all enjoy Alex and Laura’s love story!