Pears Watercolor by Victoria Morgan
This world is but a canvas to our imagination - Henry David Thoreau

Monday, June 1, 2015



Visit Night Owl Reviews, and enter your name in their contest to win a print copy of my new release!
Contest runs through end of June....

Friday, May 29, 2015


Brett and Emily, the beloved secondary characters,
from The Heart of the Duke finally get their story!

From Berkley Sensation
Pub Date:  July 7, 2015

- This intelligent, sensual historical is filled with engaging wit, a healthy dose of intrigue and scintillation romance.    - Publisher's Weekly

- With her unconventional story lines and deep emotions, Morgan has quickly gained reader's favor. She spins a tale of intrigue deftly mixed with romance, enticing readers to cheer on her well-crafted characters to the end and leaves us asking for more. - ★★★★ HOT  Romantic Times  

- Morgan knows her audience and creates the perfect hero and heroine for historical romance....  I laughed, cried, and was outraged right along with the characters and they've stayed with me long after I've finished.  - Night Owl Reviews (Full review to be posted July 7th, release date).

Book Blurb:

An American businessman in England, Brett Curtis has little use for the haughty ton beyond seeing his sisters happily entertained in London. But when his cousin mysteriously disappears after inheriting the title of Duke, he sets out to locate him and drag him home.

Lady Emily Chandler plunged into deep despair when her fiancé died in India, and now she is determined to prove that he was murdered. The brash American Brett Curtis's reputation may be less than sterling, but he's just the man to help Emily on her quest--if she can convince him to accept her dangerous proposition.

While their alliance uncovers a web of scandalous secrets, their undeniable attraction threatens to reveal something even more dangerous: true love.

Pre-orders available through Penguin at Berkley SensationAmazon and Barnes and Noble.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

RELEASE DAY and...wait for it....FREE GIVEAWAY!

HEART OF THE DUKE is available!!!   

And ON SALE on Amazon.  $4.74 for Kindle, $5.03 for paperback.....  

Makes for a sweet, romantic Holiday gift.
IF you don't believe me, read the reviews or hopefully let the excerpt below lure you in....

First to leave a comment, gets an early Christmas present -- a free copy of the book.

Romantic Times

RT Rating
Tender passion, suspense and adventure propel the story along at a fine pace. Morgan’s talents lie in creating realistic characters — a feisty heroine, honorable hero and despicable villain — and then placing them into a smartly written plot. There’s a bright future ahead for this newcomer.

Penelope's Romance Reviews -

"This book is another example of a great historical romance. The plot is well developed, and filled with mystery and suspense. I loved the sharp and witty dialogue. The pacing is fast and I found myself sucked in by the opening scene.      Mistaken identities and kissing. How can you go wrong with that?  
"The heart of a Duke is a historical romance with plenty of suspense and intrigue. The characters in this book were very well written.
"It was a great fast-paced read and a wonderful love story."
“I am beginning to think you have never been kissed before.” He crossed his arms, amused.
“Excuse me?” she breathed, the color draining from her face.
“To classify that kiss as minor reveals your ignorance of the matter.” He shrugged. “A peck on the cheek or lips pressed to a gloved hand is minor, but what we did was explosive. Smoldering. It lit—”
“Stop! It may not . . . ah, did you say explosive? Really?” She paused, her annoyance forgotten, replaced by wide-eyed intrigue.
Delighted, he inclined his head toward her and lowered his voice to a husky timbre. “And smoldering. I have never—”
“Enough,” she cried. She had been leaning toward him as well, his soft words reeling her in, but sudden awareness of her actions caused her to straighten like a poker. “If I agree with you that it was . . . well, it was done rather well, you must agree with me that it was dangerous and more important, a mistake.” She pressed a hand against her temple. “I cannot believe I am having this conversation with you. It is ridiculous. I do not do ridiculous, am far too old for it.”
Amused and fascinated, he watched her struggle to com- pose herself.
He preferred her pink-cheeked and flustered.
She drew in a ragged breath. “We cannot discuss this again. Please. It may have been lovely for one moment and done rather well, but . . .” She stopped and started again as if she had lost the thread of her thought. “The point of the matter is, it was a mistake, and one we both need to forget.”
The finality of her words irked him. He did not like being dismissed like the forgotten boy he had once been. “You are absolutely right.” He unfolded his arms and stepped closer, crowding her. She regarded him warily, but held her ground. He caught her upper arms and drew her to him, ignoring the alarm swimming in those luminous blue depths. “We are done talking. I think a demonstration is in order. You see, you keep saying our kiss was a mistake.”
“Yes, it was—”
“My dear Julia.” His eyes roved over her features, admiring the perfect symmetry and soft, flushed skin. “There is something you should know about me.” He cradled her cheek, lowered his head, his mouth inches from hers. “I am a man who likes to correct his mistakes.” When her lips parted in surprise, he captured them in a deep kiss.

Friday, November 22, 2013


On the 12th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me.....

Okay, it's not 12 Days till Christmas -- but it is 12 days until the release of my next book, THE HEART OF THE DUKE, and I can't wait.  

The countdown begins....

To make it easy for your true love to buy this for a stocking stuffer or to curl up with on a long winter's night, I will be offering free giveaways soon -- or as soon as my books arrive.... So stay posted!

Book blurb.....

Lady Julia Chandler fears she will be walking down the aisle with a silver-tipped cane if she waits for the Duke of Bedford to seal their engagement. Seeking to quicken his pace, she decides to find her duke, kiss him senseless, and post the wedding banns. It is a good plan, until she mistakes her fiance’s long-absent twin for her duke.

Ten years ago, Lord Daniel Bryant sailed to America to find his fortune and flee his cruel brother who inherited the family title. A cryptic note draws him back to England: Come home and claim your destiny. Before seeking anything, Daniel must first determine who set the fire that nearly took his life and precipitated his flight abroad. Now with the taste of Lady Julia warm on his lips, the stakes are raised higher than before as he seeks to claim both his destiny and the lady of his heart.
“Don’t you want to kiss me?” Before she lost her nerve, she moistened her lips as Emily had once showed her to do to make them more alluring.
He expelled a choked laugh. “Of course, I want to kiss you. A man would have to be lacking a pulse to reject such an offer. But Jules—”
            She paused at the old childhood nickname. He hadn’t used it in years. But his hands had drawn her back to him. “You do have a pulse, don’t you?” she whispered. She was standing so close that she could see his long eyelashes, the black rim circling the lovely green of his irises, and how his eyes warmed at her question.
“For the moment,” he returned dryly. “And I would prefer to retain it. Should we proceed further with this, that could be dangerous for both of us.”
He had a point and the old Julia would have heeded it, considering the warmth of his gaze sent her pulse skipping into a treacherous rhythm. However, his look and the grip of his hands on her waist made the new Julia feel young, beautiful and desired, something Edmund had not made her feel in years. “Really, Edmund, it is one kiss. How dangerous could it be?” She raised a brow, knowing Edmund never could refuse a challenge.
            He sucked in a sharp breath and stared at her. After a beat, he exhaled and swore softly. “Hell, I have been living dangerously my whole life.” His eyes dipped to her parted lips. “Why stop now?” He yanked her to him, his arms vising around her waist and crushing her tight. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

RT's Reviewers Make their Choices

        The 2013 RT Reviewer Choice's Award nominations are in......

        FOR THE LOVE OF A SOLDIER was nominated for: 


       This book is like the little engine that could -- It keeps on chugging.

       Definitely celebrating!  (not chugging -- just celebrating!)


Monday, October 21, 2013

New Jersey Romance Writers Conference

         AND THE WINNER IS......

          FOR THE LOVE 
           New Jersey Romance Writer's 

             Golden Leaf Contest 

                  Best First Book

It was absolutely thrilling and a great honor to receive this award. 

Best of all, Anne Frazier Walradt, the lyrical Voice of Romance reads an excerpt of the winner's submission. 

I've been listening to her read for years and always dreamed of her reading mine (as I babbled incoherently in my shocked acceptance speech). Of course, when she starts reading, I realized I had won so the blood drained from my head, my hands started shaking, and I caught the last three lines...  

Did anyone tape it?   :)  

As my buddy, Stephanie Estes Saccoccio says (the queen of pithy one-liners), the best 3 c's of writers conferences are conversations, chocolate, and cocktails.  All too true.

Other Highlights:

#1 - As always, being surrounded by and getting to meet so many talented, professional, and kick-ass writers! Romance Writers Rock!

- Great workshops. Vicky Dreiling's The Happy Hooker was a top favorite. Helpful hooks to keep readers turning those pages. (I know, I first thought it was about something entirely different, too... :)  Clever.  Makes me look forward to reading her books. So of course, I had to pick up a couple.

- I lost my sweater, and it was returned to the front desk by Cathy Maxwell, a favorite author of mine.  Maybe her magic touch will have rubbed off on it. One can hope... :)

- Lots of laughs and fabulous martinis with Penny Watson, Bobbi Ruggiero, and Stephanie.

Wasn't one of us in charge of getting the recipes?

Books, more books, and author signings!

Sitting next to the lovely Carla Neggers at my book signing. Doesn't get much better than that.

Looking forward to reading her new series set in my home state of Massachusetts. Should be fun.

Sooooo -- whose idea was it to come home?

                                                 THANK YOU, NJRWA!

Friday, October 11, 2013

AND the early feedback is good....
HEART OF A DUKE got a ★★★★ review that will run in the December issue of the ROMANTIC TIMES.
"Tender passion, suspense and adventure propel the story along at a fine pace. Morgan's talents lie in creating realistic characters -- a feisty heroine, honorable hero and despicable villian -- and then placing them into a smartly written plot. There's a bright future ahead for this newcomer."

Like getting an A in school.  Soooo happy.

Read the complete review here