After numerous years of writing, I am thrilled to announce my first release as a debut author under the pen name, Josie Riviera. "Seeking Catherine" is a novella, Tudor romance. Check it out on Amazon:

This is a short, sweet novella. (no sex) Sensual content. Approximately 58 pages. He’s hurt her in the past. Can she trust her heart to him again? After all, they were childhood sweethearts, planning a future together in Tudor England during an age of chivalry. Headstrong and proud, Catherine Sudfield remembers everything about Stefan Boswell. She didn’t care about his poverty, his drunken parents, nor his lack of nobility. The restless Gypsy rogue’s powerful good looks and promises of love were more than enough to satisfy her youthful dreams. But then Stefan left without a word and Catherine was bargained away by her uncle to a brothel. Sometimes, bonds between a man and a woman, however young, are meant to last a lifetime. But two guarded, wary lovers may need an extra dose of Gypsy magic to chase away any lingering doubts after five long years.


  1. Nightingale // October 18, 2012 at 9:41 AM  

    Joanne, this sounds like a great read. I love that he is a gypsy. Look forward to this one!

  2. Beth Trissel // October 18, 2012 at 2:47 PM  

    Joanne, congrats. Sounds great. I made your link live and your lovely cover slightly larger so we can better see it. Hope you don't mind.

  3. Beth Trissel // October 18, 2012 at 2:51 PM  

    Oh, and I added labels to the post. So folks know it's a swell new historical romance set in Tudor England if they are doing a search.

  4. Autumn Jordon // October 18, 2012 at 6:59 PM  

    Congrats, Josie, on your debute. I'll definitely check it out. Wishing you mega sales, lady.

  5. Mary Marvella // October 18, 2012 at 9:54 PM  

    YOU DID IT!!!!!!!!!

    And you did it WELL!

  6. Barbara Monajem // October 18, 2012 at 10:54 PM  

    Awesome, Joanne. Congrats! :)

  7. Judy // October 18, 2012 at 11:34 PM  

    Wonderful, Joanne! I love the cover and wish all the best success! Sounds like a wonderful story!

  8. Josie // October 19, 2012 at 9:12 AM  

    Thanks so much, Linda.

  9. Josie // October 19, 2012 at 9:13 AM  

    You are so helpful and I'm so techno-challenged. I was pleased to actually be able to post the cover at all, but bigger is better. :)

    And, thanks for the labels.

  10. Josie // October 19, 2012 at 9:13 AM  

    You are so sweet. Thanks so much.

  11. Josie // October 19, 2012 at 9:14 AM  

    LOl! Yes, finally! Thanks to LOTS of help from many, many wonderful authors.

  12. Josie // October 19, 2012 at 9:14 AM  

    Thanks, Barbara. Super congrats to you, also.

  13. Pamela Varnado // October 19, 2012 at 5:38 PM  

    Congratulations, Joanne. Wishing you much success.

  14. Josie // October 22, 2012 at 9:41 AM  

    Thank you so much. I'm so excited. :)