08 August 2008

Weekly Announcements - 8 August 08

It's been a busy two weeks, so lots of announcements...

Carrie Lofty, freshly returned from Nationals, is giving away a prize package of nine historical romances, some of which have been signed by their authors. How to win? Make up a story as to why these books need to belong to you. Crazy fiction encouraged! Deadline: Wednesday.

Carrie is also featured in this month's newsletter for Medieval Novels.Com. It's their special Robin Hood edition!

News from Nationals is incredibly positive, with some predicting that historicals will overtake paranormals in sales by the end of 2009. And more and more people are expressing an interest in historicals set in unusual times and places, even more traditional houses like Avon. We're ahead of the curve, ladies! Keep up the good work.

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The Borrowed Bride by Elizabeth LaneElizabeth Lane is going to be involved in a 2009 Christmas anthology, providing a western for Harlequin Historicals. She also received the cover for her newest western, THE BORROWED BRIDE, set in 1900. Gorgeous!

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Carol Spradling has been asked by The Wild Rose Press to be part of a 2009 Christmas anthology of stories set before 1900. Congratulations, Carol!

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German cover for The Panther and the Pyramid by Bonnie VanakBonnie Vanak has sold two more Nocturne werewolf paranormals, along with a Nocturne Bite, an ebook novella. She also received the cover for the German release of THE PANTHER & THE PYRAMID and her newest Nocturne, ENEMY LOVER.

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Erastes has received two great reviews. The first, for "Hard and Fast" from SPEAK ITS NAME, is from Book Utopia Mom. She said it "thoroughly and utterly enchanted me." The second, for "Chiaroscuro" from Night Moves, is from Erotica Revealed, which declared, "The bejewelled writing style perfectly suits the period and the plot."

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An Impulsive Debutante by Michelle StylesMichelle Styles has been busy too. Her novel VIKING WARRIOR, UNWILLING WIFE received a great review from Medieval Book Reviews, calling it the "perfect combination of highly-charged tension and tender intimate moments amidst the political maneuverings of outside forces."

Michelle's September release, AN IMPULSIVE DEBUTANTE, is now available on the newly revamped Mills & Boon website.

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Woodland Daughter by Anne WhitfieldAnne Whitfield's newest release, WOODLAND DAUGHTER, is now available from Amazon.UK. Anne writes of this story, "This is the first book I've written set in the early Edwardian era of England and I thoroughly enjoyed writing it. Another 'first' for me is writing a book where the heroine is married and a mother at the start of the book, that made a wonderful change for me." Congratulations!

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Join us Sunday when Jeannine van Eperen, author of DAUGHTER OF SPAIN, will return to discuss and give away a free copy of YOU CAN BANK ON IT, set in Albuquerque in the 1950s.

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We'll also draw the winners of Marguerite Arotin's ONE ENCHANTED SUMMER. Leave a comment for your shot at winning.

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

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