24 August 2008

Weekly Announcements - 23 August 08

Lisa Marie Wilkinson is holding a contest on her website, where the winner will receive an advanced reader copy of her March 2009 release FIRE AT MIDNIGHT. Here's the blurb:

It is 1703, and Rachael Penrose is confined to Bedlam Insane Asylum in London after discovering her uncle Victor plans to kill her brother in order to inherit the family fortune. Victor leads a gang of criminals and uses French privateer/smuggler Sebastién Falconer as the scapegoat for his crimes. When Victor spreads the lie that Rachael informed the authorities of Falconer's smuggling activities, Falconer vows revenge on the girl.

FIRE AT MIDNIGHT by Lisa Marie WilkinsonA dangerously ill Rachael finally escapes from Bedlam, only to find shelter in Sebastién's carriage and ends up in his care. It is a twist of fate that will alter both their lives forever.

Believing she is in danger from Sebastién, Rachael meets up with his estranged twin brother, Jacques, a customs officer intent on bringing his brother, the famous privateer, to justice. But the real criminal is still at large, and she and her brother are still in danger. Will she discover the truth and save both their lives...and her heart?

AN IMPULSIVE DEBUTANTE by Michelle StylesMichelle Styles has received the first review for her upcoming release, AN IMPULSIVE DEBUTANTE. Realms on Our Bookshelves--a Dutch site Michelle describes as catering "mainly to a Europe wide audience of women who read English novels but who want to discuss them in their own language"--writes:
Michelle Styles writing is easy and compelling to read, her characters are fleshed out well and as always she has an eye for accurate, historical details. She does not overwhelm you with lots of supporting characters and difficult storylines. She keeps it straight and light to read and makes sure that at all times the romance takes precedence. That does not mean that her stories are shallow or common, Michelle Styles gives her stories depth by making her characters undergo changes and grow stronger throughout the story.

Marianne LaCroix has decided to drop from our ranks of Unusual Historicals contributors, as she's no longer writing historicals. Best of luck to you, Mari.


Join us Sunday when Delia DeLeest, one of our long-time contributors, will discuss EYE OF THE BEHOLDER, and give away a copy--which is now available in print!


Have a good weekend. If you have an announcement to make for next week, email Carrie. See you next week...