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The Siren of Sussex Epic Release Day Giveaway!

The Siren of Sussex Release Day AnimationMy new Victorian romance novel The Siren of Sussex is out today from Berkley Romance! To celebrate its release, I’ve curated an epic giveaway, which I hope you’ll love. There’s also a Blog Tour, Reader FAQ, a Pinterest board with images of how I imagine the characters, and other special treats. There’s even a bonus giveaway that’s open exclusively to international subscribers!

The Siren of Sussex features Ahmad Malik, the half-Indian tailor from my Parish Orphans of Devon series, and Evelyn Maltravers, a bluestocking equestrienne who hires him to make her daring riding habits. It’s out today in eBook, paperback, audiobook, and hardcover wherever books are sold. 

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An Amazon Best Romance of January
A PopSugar Most Anticipated Romance of 2022
One of BookBub’s Most Anticipated Romances of Winter
A Library Journal Pick of the Month

Victorian high society’s most daring equestrienne finds love and an unexpected ally in her fight for independence in the strong arms of London’s most sought after and devastatingly handsome half-Indian tailor.

Evelyn Maltravers understands exactly how little she’s worth on the marriage mart. As an incurable bluestocking from a family tumbling swiftly toward ruin, she knows she’ll never make a match in a ballroom. Her only hope is to distinguish herself by making the biggest splash in the one sphere she excels: on horseback. In haute couture. But to truly capture London’s attention she’ll need a habit-maker who’s not afraid to take risks with his designs—and with his heart.

Half-Indian tailor Ahmad Malik has always had a talent for making women beautiful, inching his way toward recognition by designing riding habits for Rotten Row’s infamous Pretty Horsebreakers—but no one compares to Evelyn. Her unbridled spirit enchants him, awakening a depth of feeling he never thought possible.

But pushing boundaries comes at a cost and not everyone is pleased to welcome Evelyn and Ahmad into fashionable society. With obstacles spanning between them, the indomitable pair must decide which hurdles they can jump and what matters most: making their mark or following their hearts?

Find out more or Read an Excerpt

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ebook: $9.99; paperback: 16.99; audiobook: $24.50

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Advance Praise for The Siren of Sussex

“Readers will delight in this paean to women’s fashion and horseback riding.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Matthews brings the Victorian era to vivid life with meticulously researched details and an impossible romance made believable and memorable.”
Booklist, starred review

“Romance aficionados who love fashion and animals will delight in this tender romance and will be excited to see Evelyn’s friends in future installments.”
Library Journal, starred review

The Siren of Sussex is easily the best romance I’ve read so far this year, and is definitely one of my favorite romances of all time.”
All About Romance (Desert Isle Keeper)


The Siren of Sussex: U.S. Giveaway

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Terms & Conditions:

Giveaway hosted by Mimi Matthews. No Purchase Necessary. Entrants must be 18 years or older. Open to US residents only. Void where prohibited.

1 winner (selected at random by Rafflecopter) receives the following:

  • Signed print copy of The Siren of Sussex
  • Horse scarf
  • Pewter sidesaddle brooch (made in Sussex, England!)
  • The Siren of Sussex tote bag
  • Three candles in scents: Fresh Hay, New Saddle, and Winter Ride
  • Box of Ahmad Tea (60 count, assorted flavors)
  • The Siren of Sussex bookmark

The giveaway is open from 12:01 am Pacific time 1/4/22 until 11:59pm Pacific time on 2/7/22. The winner will be announced here on my blog at 8:00 pm Pacific time on 2/8/22.


The Siren of Sussex: International Giveaway

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This giveaway is for one signed paperback copy of The Siren of Sussex. It comes with a special Siren bookmark as well. This giveaway is open exclusively to International readers. It runs through February 7, 2022. The winner will be notified via email.

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**This giveaway is open to international residents only.


Virtual Book Tour

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The Siren of Sussex is on tour with Austenprose! Follow along at the stops below for reviews, spotlights, excerpts, and interviews! The tour runs through January 30th.


FAQ and Spoilers

Q: Is this a “clean” romance?

A: The Siren of Sussex is a “closed door” romance. This means there is no sex on the page. There is, however, plenty of emotional passion.  

Q: Why did you include a spiritualism subplot in the story?

A: SPOILER


A Few Extra Goodies

The Siren of Sussex Pinterest Board

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 Pinterest Board

An Exclusive Excerpt of The Siren of Sussex

If the sneak peek chapter wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, you can click through to read an exclusive excerpt at The Nerd Daily!

Who Were the Pretty Horsebreakers?

Want to learn more about the Victorian era’s famous Pretty Horsebreakers? Click through to my blog post The Pretty Horsebreakers: Victorian Fashion & Competition in Rotten Row!

Charles Frederick Worth

I’ve written about famed designer Charles Frederick Worth in several books and articles. This article on Frolic (which I wrote for the release of my novella Fair as a Star) gives a great overview of who Worth was and what his gowns meant to Victorian society.

My Andalusian Horses

Click through to learn more about my late Andalusian dressage horse, Centelleo, who served as inspiration for the story. You can also learn about my new Andalusian filly, Asteria!


If you purchase a copy of The Siren of Sussex (or any of my books!), please do stop by my Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram 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 Ahmad and Evelyn’s love story!

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Anne
Anne
6 days ago

Congratulations, Mimi! 😁

“Is this a “clean” romance?

A: The Siren of Sussex is a “closed door” romance. This means there is no sex on the page. There is, however, plenty of emotional passion. ”

If course that is what the romance reader wants and what is so lacking today; emotional content.
If there is love and passion, then hand holding is a thrill. And Mimi is an expert on exacting the most possible thrills!

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