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Stirring the Embers
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An Imperfect Process

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No Where Near REespectable

No Longer a Gentleman
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Nowhere Near Respectable

Nowhere Near Respectable

May 2011

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Never Less Than a Lady
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Mary Jo Putney


Library Journal gave Never Less than a Lady a starred review.

“Cleverly plotted, exquisitely stirring, and flawlessly written, (Never Less Than a Lady) is the latest in Putney’s “Lost Lords” series.” -- Kristin Ramsdell, Library Journal starred review

Romantic Times gave NLTAL four and a half stars and a Top Pick:

“Putney's latest Lost Lord raises the bar for historical romance. A captivating plot, charming characters with great depth of passion and sensuality combine to make this novel an intoxicating and not-to-be-missed read. “ -- Kathe Robin

“Sweeter than honey, and utterly ravishing; I didn’t want to stop reading.  But then I never want to stop reading one of Mary Jo Putney’s novels!-- Eloisa James on Loving a Lost Lord

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Sometimes a Rogue Mischief and Mistletoe

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Sometimes a Rogue now available

Christmas Roses   The Christmas Cukoo

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Dear Readers,

I’ve been busy with all sorts of things, such as the recent national RWA conference in Atlanta in July, where I received the 2013 Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award

It’s a huge honor, and RWA knows how to treat its VIP guests: at the national conference I was given a suite on the 45th floor with amazing views over downtown Atlanta. 

MaryJo RWAThroughout the conference, people kept coming up and saying nice things about me and my books.  The Mayhem Consultant flew down for the awards ceremony, where I gave a short speech, received a standing ovation (RWA members are really nice!)  and received a big shiny RITA statuette, made by the same people who make the Oscars, and they are HEAVY!  Every writer who picks one up immediately thinks Blunt Object for a murder weapon. <G>

But the fun news is always the release of an upcoming book.  Sometimes a Rogue, Lost Lords #5, will be an August 27th release from Kensington.  The book features Rob Carmichael, the enigmatic and highly capable Bow Street Runner.  He’s been a secondary character in all the prior books and we’ve gradually learned more about him.  Now he steps into center stage when he hares off to rescue a kidnapped lady, with most unexpected results!

The heroine, Miss Sarah Clarke-Townsend, is a very nice and properly raised young lady with a secret longing for adventure and a dark and dangerous man who is also reliable.  When she puts her life in danger to protect her twin sister, Mariah, she doesn’t expect that her dreams might come true!

I’m currently working on the long awaited story of Kirkland for 2014, Lost Lords #6, (Working title is Not Quite a Wife.)  It’s a lost love regained story.)  I'm having great fun with him.  He’s not having as much fun, but he’ll thank me after it’s all over. <G> 


I’ve already uploaded a large number of my books; e-editions are listed here )

Thunder and RosesI’m branching out into other formats, starting with the best selling of my backlist e-book titles, Thunder and Roses(The first book of a series tends to outsell later books, and T&R is first of my 7 book Fallen Angels trilogy.) 

So, Thunder and Roses is now available in a POD (Print On Demand) edition on Amazon.  (

As another experiment, I’ll soon be releasing T&R as an audiobook for the sake of all those people who have long commutes and listen to books on their way. <G>  I’ll let you know when the audio is available.  (I foresee an autumn newsletter to give details about these various projects.)

October will also see the release of the mass market paperback version of Mischief and Mistletoe, an anthology of holiday stories by the eight authors of ( , our historical romance blog.  I'm also in Christmas Ghosts, a cross genre anthology from Fiction River ( )  Authors in the volume include Carole Nelson Douglas, Nancy Holder, Dean Wesley Smith, and more.  It will be released in October in both print and e-edition.

Christmas RosesAlso, my friends Patricia Rice and Susan King and I will be e-publishing three of our backlist Christmas novellas under the title Christmas Roses

Hope you enjoy upcoming holiday season.

Happy reading!

Mary Jo

The reviews for Sometimes a Rogue have been stellar. 

“Putney’s reputation as one of the finest writers of Regency romance is well deserved. She never shies away from different plots or atypical characters and writes wildly exciting adventure romances. She’s done it all again in the marvelous, emotional and thrilling fifth book in the Lost Lords series.:

Romantic Times Top Pick, 4 ½ Stars, by Kathe Robin

 “Composed of equal measures of dangerous intrigue and potent passion, Putney’s fifth elegantly written installment in her Lost Lords series delivers captivating characters, an impeccably realized Regency setting, and a thrilling plot rich in action and adventure.”

Booklist Starred Review, by John Charles

“Witty humor, deep character development, thrilling sexual edginess, and a remarkable pair of protagonists combine in this exhilarating addition to Putney’s addictive and exquisitely written series.”

Library Journal, Starred Review



A printing error left out p 362 in some copies of No Longer a Gentleman paperback.  The e-book copies are fine  I'm very sorry that this happened to my readers.

.  Here's the text to page 362.

Missing Page 362 from No Longer a Gentleman