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Best Books and Authors of 2000

Annual Romantic Times Nominees for Best Books and Authors of 2000

Reviewer's Choice Nominees for Best Historical Novels Best British-set Historical Romance

A LITTLE SCANDAL
Patricia Cabot
St Martin's (Jun 00)

BEWITCHING THE BARON
Lisa Cach
Leisure (Mar 00)

RULES OF SURRENDER
Christina Dodd
Avon (Mar 00)

MY ONLY LOVE
Cheryl Holt
Zebra (Apr 00)

STARLIGHT
Miranda Jarrett
Pocket (Oct 00)

A TASTE OF SIN
Connie Mason
Avon (May 00)

BESIEGED
Bertrice Small
Kensington (Mar 00)

RomanticTimes.com published a Cameo/Book excerpt from Love Lessons... Read and enjoy...

LOVE LESSONS is the hottest, sexiest book you'll read this year. The steamy love scenes sizzle off the page, the emotion will have you regularly reaching for your box of Kleenex, and the hero is the most potent, erotic, seductive male to come along in ages.

The heroine, Abigail Weston, is a 25-year-old spinster. She's in London to guide her younger sister through the marriage market. With nuptials looming, her sister is asking questions about the more intimate side of marriage — questions that Abigail, in her virginal condition, can't answer.

Desperate to gain the knowledge she seeks, she hires the most disreputable, dissolute rake in all of London to instruct her as to a wife's secret duties. She thinks they will simply engage in several sessions of verbal discourse until she is fully apprised of the details she craves.

Wealthy, handsome, notorious James Stevens has other ideas. He's jaded and bored and looking for diversion from the lackluster sexual partners he typically encounters. From the first, he wants Abigail in his bed and he enters into their odd agreement with every intention of seducing her, of tempting her into the physical, wanton realm where he thrives.

He succeeds, but the journey to sexual fulfillment — and to love — is slow, captivating and the most luscious, erogenous trip you'll ever take in a book.

My special thanks to the National Readers' Choice Awards for honoring Meg's Secret Admirer as the Best Novella of 2000.

And please wish me luck as I travel to the RT convention in Orlando where I will learn if My Only Love is the Best British-set Novel of 2000!