01 January 2010

Weekly Announcements - 1 Jan 10

Wow! It's 2010! I hope everyone had a safe and fun new year, and that we all have health and happiness in the year to come. On with the announcements!

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Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews gave "Faery Merry Christmas" by Jacquie Rogers 4½ stars, saying, "Princess Kaylee may very well be the most sly and cunning faery that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Throughout this tale I kept glimpsing hints that Kaylee knew more than those around her believed. Kaylee's subtle manipulations prove her worthy of her royal faery bloodline. I sincerely hope to read future stories involving Princess Kaylee. Faeryshire and the faeries within it are as addictive as fine chocolate."

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Blythe Gifford's IN THE MASTER'S BED was selected as a "Blue Ribbon Favorite" for the month of December 2009 by the reviewers at Romance Junkies. Every month, the reviewers at Romance Junkies are invited to nominate the best book they read during the last month for this award. IN THE MASTER'S BED got a 4½ star review and was declared "sweetly seductive, subtly spellbinding."

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Zoe Archer's historical paranormal novella "The Undying Heart," paired in the dualogy HALF PAST DEAD with Bianca D'Arc's "Simon Says," received a great review over at Smexy Books. "'The Undying Heart' is the kind of book I want to twirl through the house with. What? You don't dance with your books? You know how with some books by page ten you start to get that little feeling that you are really going to like it?"

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ABENDLIED, the second of Jennifer Linforth's historical romance novels that continue The Phantom of the Opera, is now available.

Desiring normalcy is difficult enough with a price on his head, but when Erik is falsely accused of killing Philippe de Chagny, brother of his nemesis Raoul, he is launched toward madness.

Anna is an unlikely companion, sharing Erik's heart and the bounty on his head. As the manhunt heats, Erik's mysterious relationship with Philippe spurs the campaign against them and exposes her darkest secret: defending her honor ended in murder.

With the past weeping like an open wound, can love endure or will it take the memories of one unlikely man to heal them all?
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More reviews are in for SCOUNDREL'S KISS, the January release from Carrie Lofty. "SCOUNDREL'S KISS is in my top picks of historical romances this year," wrote The Book Pushers, and Scandalous Women said, "It's been a long time since I was sad to see a historical romance end, but I wasn't quite ready to leave the world of SCOUNDREL'S KISS."

There's still a chance to win a copy for yourself. Just stop by The Book Pushers through Wednesday.

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Michelle Styles' TAKEN BY THE VIKING has been released as A amante do viking in Portuguese, which is a new language for Michelle's work. Congratulations!

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Lindsay Townsend's first Bookstrand title, FLAVIA'S SECRET, is now on retro-release at Siren-Bookstrand. And Lindsay has won a Christmas Award! Linda Sole, who hosts the Red Roses for Authors review site selected BRONZE LIGHTNING for their annual Christmas Award!

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Join us Sunday when Unusual Historicals will welcome Monica Burns. She'll be discussing her latest release, KISMET, set in Morocco! She'll also be giving away a copy. Don't miss it!

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We'll also draw the winner of Jan Scarbrough and Magdalena Scott's THREE LEGENDS OF LOVE. 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! Carrie Lofty, Zoe Archer, Michelle Styles, and Carla Capshaw 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...

1 comment:

Maroussia said...

It will be great to watch Phantom of the Opera,i have bought tickets from http://ticketfront.com/event/Phantom_of_the_Opera-tickets looking forward to it.