Authors & Dancers Against Cancer

I’ll be signing books this weekend in Perrysburg, OH at the Authors & Dancers Against Cancer event. Hope to see you come there to support this great cause. Tickets to the event can be purchased here.

Date And  Time

Sat, March 16, 2019

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

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Holiday Inn French Quarter – Perrysburg, OH

10630 Fremont Pike

Perrysburg, OH 43551

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R.C. Matthews
The Secrets of Chateau Swansea
Genre: Gothic Romance
Publication Date: October 1, 2018
A grisly murder leaves a haunted estate without an heir, and a powerful medium scrambles to find answers from beyond the grave.
Determined to escape the nightmarish memories of her childhood, heiress and psychic Maribeth Sommerset pursues the adventurous life of a psychic investigator, beginning with a murder and the spirits who hover behind at the haunted Chateau Swansea
Meanwhile, devoted steward of thechateau Arthur Dunn plays a dangerous game of deception to shield his employer’sgood name, landing himself at the top of Maribeth’s suspect list.
Amid scandalous secrets and destructive lies, will Maribeth uncover the secrets of Chateau Swansea before the killer strikes again?
Don’t miss out on this thrilling Victorian gothic romance!
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Book Excerpt

The Meet Cute
Is that a dead body? Edith suddenly whispered. God in Heaven Maribeth pounded her fist on the roof
of the hired hack. Stop the coach! She grasped the handle to the door.
What are you doing? her friend shrieked, tugging on Maribeth s sleeve. We must leave at once. You heard the gentleman. The chateau is closed to visitors.
But not investigators. This might be the luckiest evening of her existence. She had less than a month to prove to her guardian that she could support herself in her chosen path in life. A bit of rain and a bad-tempered servant wouldn’t hold her back.
Wait here, Maribeth said, jumping from the moving coach. I’ll only be a moment.
She lifted her skirt and trudged through the knee-length grass toward the men gathered near the pond. Goodness, but her dress was a nuisance. Before she managed five steps, someone caught her arm from behind and yanked her to a halt.
Where do you think you’re headed? The surly man from the road glared at her, his steely blue eyes boring into hers. He was so close she could make out the silver whiskers interspersed in his black sideburns.
I beg your pardon, she said, yanking free of his hold. I m here to offer my services. Where might I find the master of the house?
That s enough, Webber, another man said from behind. I’ll handle this matter.
Maribeth whirled around, coming face to face with none other than Mr. Dunn. What business did he have here? Not that she cared one whit about him, except that he owed her a favor. Webber’s footsteps receded behind her, and the odious man resumed barking orders for the coaches to evacuate the premises.
I apologize if Webber alarmed you, Mr. Dunn said, folding his arms at the base of his lower back. The butler is distraught at present. What can I do for you, Miss?
Maribeth Sommerset, she said with a lift of her chin. And you are Mr. Dunn. You stole my hired hack earlier at the Inn at Oxwich. Don t even try to deny it. The bellman confirmed the truth. That wasn’t well done of you!
His eyebrows lifted, and a spark of amusement ignited in his lovely brown eyes. I beg to differ, madam. Hired hacks are, by definition, for hire. The driver accepted my generous offer to pay a premium fare.
Cheeky fellow. Men shouldn’t steal coaches from ladies. His mama would be appalled by his behavior.
Even so, she said, tugging on her gloves, I m sure the bellman informed you that the hack was ordered by me and my dear friend. You should be ashamed of yourself.
He coughed into his hand and glanced away, but not before she saw the undeniable curve of his lips. Running off with a lady s carriage wasn’t amusing. After months of planning this trip, she’d almost missed her opportunity to tour Chateau Swansea on his account.
Excuse me, he said, meeting her gaze once again. I do apologize for any inconvenience. I m the steward of Chateau Swansea and had urgent business to attend here.
Steward. Well, that changed everything. He was the right-hand man of the master of the estate. Bloody hell. Had she offended him with her quick temper? She dug inside her handbag and plucked out one of her trade cards.
Apology accepted, she said with a smile. There was no reason to quibble over a silly coach. She thrust the card into his hand. As I said, I m Miss Maribeth Sommerset. Private psychic investigator, at your service. She gestured to the group of men near the pond. I communicate with the dead. I m staying at the Inn at Oxwich through Saturday should you need my assistance. My rates are reasonable and negotiable.

Book Tour

Follow the book tour from October 1 – 14, 2018.
Visit each tour stop daily and discover more features, excerpts, reviews, interviews, fun facts and more!
To check the latest tour schedule, visit The Secrets of Chateau Swansea Book Page at Book Unleashed.

About R.C. Matthews

R.C. Matthews

R.C. Matthews is the author of contemporary and historical romances featuring bold, sassy heroines and magnetic alpha heroes. Warning! The chemistry between her characters is off the charts hot, so read at your own risk. She resides in the Midwest and is surrounded by men: her husband and three sons. During her free time, you’ll find her watching The Walking Dead, reading a fabulous book or hanging out with her family.
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Winner’s Prize:
Devil’s Core by R.C. Matthews (eBook) – The first book in a related series in which we first meet the heroine of The Secrets of Chateau Swansea when she is a little girl.
Contest runs from October 1 – 14, 2018.

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Sterlingfest - Book Signing Event


Visit with over 50 Michigan authors at the Local Author Book Sale outside the Sterling Heights Public Library on Saturday, July 28 from 10 AM – 4 PM. during Sterlingfest. I’ll be there with copies of all of my books!

Now in its 4th year, the Local Author Book Sale is held on the covered walkway between the Sterling Heights Police Station and the library. We’re only steps away from the Sterlingfest craft fair, south of Utica Road and west of Dodge Park Road.

Readers can browse books from various genres including children’s books, romance, mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, adventure, memoirs, and more. Talk with the authors, see the books available for purchase, and have your books signed by the author/illustrator. Fun for all ages.

Hope to see you there!


Romance Book Festival - Signing Event

Are you a fan of Romance and New Adult books? Do you love that swoony feeling you get when you read about a couple in love? Our Romance Book Festival is for you! Join us at Barnes & Noble in Rochester Hills, Michigan for an exclusive FREE event on February 10 from 11AM – 4PM as we celebrate Romance authors and the books you love to read! 

Join your favorite romance authors for Q and A panel discussions, fun games, great prizes, and author signings. Over 15 authors, representing various romance genres from sweet to spicy, contemporary to historical, and laid-back to packed with suspense! See below for details. 

Tara Eldana, author of On Thin Ice  [C]
Linda Bradley, author of Maggie’s Way [STRE]
R.C. Matthews, author of River Road [H]
Dana Corbit Nussio, author of Wedding Bell Blessings [I]
Isabelle Drake, author of Best Friends Never [YA]
Melanie Harlowe, author of IF YOU WERE MINE [RC] 
AJ Norris, author of Inked Killer [RS]
Elizabeth Heiter, author of Stalked [STRE]
Heather Novak, author of Threat of Raine [C]
Roni Hall, author of Montana Wild [C]
MK Schiller, author of The Scars Between Us [C]

C – Contemporary : STRE – Single Title w/ Romantic Elements : H – Historical : I – Inspirational : YA – Young Adult : RC – Romantic Comedy : RS – Romantic Suspense 

I am proud to announce we are teaming up with Oakland Literacy Council as our charity for this event. The Oakland Literacy Council provides basic literacy and English language instruction to adults in order to facilitate lifelong learning, employment skills and personal well-being. Barnes and Noble will donate a portion of the profits from our book fair to Oakland Literacy Council.

To find out more about this great charity, please check out their site –