March 14, 2014

RT Book Reviews has named Improper Proposals as one of their Top Picks for April and awarded it a coveted 4-1/2 star review. In the words of their reviewer:

“Ross’ novellas are always surprising, always refreshingly different and always wonderfully memorable. Her eye for historic detail and dialogue immerses readers in this realistic, thoroughly proper Victorian world, and makes the shocking arrangement between her characters seem even more wicked and scandalous by contrast. Her empathy for her leading couple brings out their distinct, defiantly singular personalities, and their gradually evolving relationship only makes them stronger and more exceptional.”

Thank you, RT Book Reviews!

November 11, 2013

It’s release day for Improper Arrangements! For a limited time, you can also receive Improper Relations for free if you order through Carina Press — the perfect way to introduce a friend to the series.This week I’m blogging at Carina Press (Wednesday the 13th) and Book Reviews and More (Sunday the 10th). There’s more to come — please check back soon for updates.

October 9, 2013

With a little more than a month to go until Improper Arrangements is available, RT Book Reviews has given it a lovely review and awarded it four stars! Here’s an excerpt from what they had to say about Alice and Elijah:

“Ross’ second novella will keep even the most well-read fans of historical romance on their toes. Her European settings are stunningly described, and her character’s journeys, both physical and emotional, are thoroughly unexpected and delightful [...] Ross’s story is full of irresistible passion, odd and fascinating historical detail and is altogether so marvelously different that old fans and new will surely be enthralled.”

September 14, 2013

I have a gorgeous cover for Improper Arrangements — click here to see — as well as a publication date for Book Three in the Improper Series, Improper Proposals: March 24, 2013.

December 19, 2012

It’s official: Carina Press will be publishing my next book, a novella tentatively titled Improper Arrangements, as well as a third novella. Check back soon for more information on both books.


December 10, 2012

I was honored to be asked by Stella at Ex Libris to help kick off their Let It Snow celebrations this year with an interview and giveaway.


November 6, 2012

Tiffany Tyer, who writes a column for Heroes and Heartbreakers, has been kind enough to recommend Improper Relations in her post about “new authors in bite-sized doses.” Thank you so much, Tiffany!


May 15, 2012

I’m excited to announce that I am now represented by Kevan Lyon of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. Kevan is one of the publishing world’s best respected and most successful agents and I am thrilled beyond words that she has asked me to work with her.

I did say I would be making some more guest blog appearances, so here they are:

Ex Libris: the thrill of getting “the call” from Carina editor-in-chief Angela James

Book Lovers Inc.: an interview with Hannah Taylor Bell, the heroine of Improper Relations

Romancing the Past: how working at a living history museum gave me invaluable insight into the past


April 30, 2012

To celebrate the release of Improper Relations, I’ve been contributing guest posts at a number of amazing blogs. Here’s a quick summary of where you can find me this spring:

Carina Press blog (April 24): finding romance in everyday life

MuseTracks (April 24): my crash course in writing smut

Book Reviews and More by Kathy (April  27): how I found my way back to romance fiction (with the help of Sherry Thomas)

Writer’s Ink (May 1): how I modernized my approach to historical research

Savvy Authors (May 3): finding historically accurate names for romance fiction characters

Babbling About Books (May 4): why I’m sick and tired of the shaming of romance fiction readers

And there are more visits in the works — check back soon for more details.


April 23, 2012 has just released its audiobook of Improper Relations. Narrated by the sublime Victoria McGloven, it’s unabridged and runs just over two hours. Perfect for your commute! Buy it directly from Audible by clicking here.


April 22, 2012

The Romance Reviews has honored Improper Relations with a five-star rating and has named it a Top Pick! Reviewer Bridget says it’s “a wonderfully entertaining, engrossing short story with enough heat to smolder and enough feeling to completely capture the heart.”

To read her review in full, click here.

Thank you, Bridget and The Romance Reviews!


March 22, 2012

Just learned that the May, 2012 issue of RT Book Reviews includes a four-star review of Improper Relations! This is what their reviewer had to say:

“The well-developed plot and quick, witty dialogue make this story a page-turner. Leo and Hannah absolutely sizzle with each interaction and Ross finds just the right mix of innocence and wickedness to make readers want more.”


February 20, 2012

I’ll be helping Carole and her colleagues at The Romance Reviews celebrate their first anniversary this March. Please visit their website to see the Q&As being posted by authors (including myself), and in the process perhaps win a copy of Improper Relations or one of the many great romances being profiled on their site.






February 1, 2012

I just learned that will be producing an audiobook of Improper Relations. No word yet on the release date but I’ll post it, as well as a link to Audible, as soon as I find out.


January 11, 2012

Happy New Year!

The wizards at Carina have given me an absolutely gorgeous cover for Improper Relations. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to the people in marketing for taking the time and trouble to produce a cover that looks exactly as I imagine Leo and Hannah ought to look when, ahem, they’re enjoying themselves. And while we can all appreciate a bit of moob (man-titty?) I think it’s nice to get a look at a man’s back, for a change. Look — Leo has freckles!