19 January 2007

BCB For Perfidia

I'm so excited! Just received my back copy blurb for PERFIDIA, a thriller set inside the Third Reich, due out in September. Former title was Blood Moon Over Berlin.

"To you,
my heart cries out 'Perfidia,'
for I find you, the love of my life,
in someone else's arms...”


Sophie de Havilland fled London and her past, vowing never to return. In Germany she sought solace, with her aunt, and couldn’t help but admire how the Third Reich had reclaimed a country so near ruin. But soon the veneer crumbled. Beneath the frenetic nightlife of 1939 Berlin, the swirling parties with the dashing SS in their night-black uniforms and their beautiful dames, she saw cancer growing. Stories of an impossible nature—terrible stories, terrible crimes—she began to believe.

These Nazis were Germany’s demon lover: handsome, fearsome, faithless, murderous. Her aunt had been right to seek escape. But, was it possible? One man offered hope: a handsome half-American. But while his spicy scent and strong arms seduced her with safety, the lightning on his collar and his searing blue eyes reminded her that sometimes the handsomest faces hid perfidious intent.


Marjorie Jones said...

Oh, how exciting, Morag! I'm thrilled for you, although I must say that I loved the "Blood Moon" title... I would tell ppl... you know Morag... she writes the Blood Books! Can't wait to get my hands on this one!


carrie_lofty said...

I asked about this earlier on the loop: are you concerned about the title at all, that people won't know what it means or that it won't give them an instant idea about the subject matter? I can't wait to see how you pull it off -- tricky setting!

Morag McKendrick Pippin said...

Thank you, Marjorie!
Yes, I miss not having a Blood Moon title for this one. My editor wanted something new so I suggested Perfidia because it's WWII hit song and there's no shortage of perfidia in the book. But now I'm getting excited about a new title.

My editor said it would be tricky with an SS officer as a hero. But he's half American - and not all is as it seems . . .

Tess said...

Oooh - looks good. I love WWII stories :-)

Jacquie said...

Morag, good for you!!!

When is Perfidia due to be released?