20 November 2009

Weekly Announcements - 20 Nov 09

The covers of two of our regular contributors, Blythe Gifford and Margaret Mallory, have been named as finalists in The Seasons' Best Historical Covers of 2009 poll. Blythe's entry is IN THE MASTER'S BED, while Margaret has two entries: KNIGHT OF DESIRE and KNIGHT OF PLEASURE.

Voting will open November 30 to determine the best, but for now we'll just offer our congratulations at having made it this far!

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Jennifer Mueller just received an offer for large print, hardback and paperback rights from the BBC for her Regency novel A RUINED SEASON. Congratulations!

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Lindsay Townsend received a four-star review for A KNIGHT'S CAPTIVE from Lauren Calder at Affaire de Coeur. "Good solid writing and a steady paced tale draw the reader into the story. Ms. Townsend has a talent for entertainment and a flair for telling tales of knights in shining armor."

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Carrie Lofty received a four-star review from Romantic Times for her January release, SCOUNDREL'S KISS. "With its atypical setting and unique characters, Lofty's latest sweeps readers into a historical plot that tackles many contemporary themes in a meaningful and thought-provoking way. Kudos to Lofty for her innovative approach."

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Zoe Archer also received four stars for her Crimean War-set novella "The Undying Heart" in her duology with Bianca D'Arc entitled HALF PAST DEAD. "These zombie stories stand out in a genre dominated by vampires. The two tales of lovers reunited feature strong, courageous women who won't let zombies stand in the way of getting their man. Archer's imaginative and unusual tale will have you cheering for the characters, while D'Arc delivers a creepy and pulse-pounding story of danger."

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Join us Sunday when Unusual Historicals will welcome Kensington author Carol Ann Didier. She'll be discussing her latest American Indian romance, NAVAJO NIGHT, and giving away an autographed copy. Don't miss it!

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We'll also draw the winner of Kate Bridges' ALASKAN RENEGADE. You still have time to leave a comment or question for your chance to win.

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And stay with us through the coming weeks when we'll be featuring the best unusual historical authors! Margaret Mallory, Michelle Styles, Carla Capshaw, and MJ Smith will be our guests. We hope you'll join us!

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Have a good weekend! Remember, you don't have to be an Unusual Historicals contributor to submit good news to the weekend announcements. If it has to do with unusual historicals, we'd love to shout it out to the world! Send announcements to Carrie. See you next week...

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