16 April 2010

Weekly Announcements - 16 Apr 2010

Congratulations to Delia DeLeest who has a new 1920s romance coming out in early fall from The Wild Rose Press. Here's the blurb for NOT LOOKING FOR TROUBLE.
How could someone not looking for trouble stumble upon it so easily? Susan Kent wonders this exact thing when she finds the man of her dreams, only to discover that he lives in a nightmare of his own making.

Jake Kelley thought he found the peace and simplicity he'd been looking for all his life. But in bringing Susan into his world, is he only dragging her down instead of pulling himself up?

The dark underworld of gangland Chicago throbs with intrigue, thrills and danger--those who venture there seldom leave intact...if they leave at all.
***

Congratulations to Margaret Mallory whose KNIGHT OF PASSION, the third of her "All the King's Men" trilogy, received a 4 1/2 star "Top Pick" review from Romantic Times. "Mallory raises the genre to a new level." Here's the blurb:
Renowned beauty Lady Linnet is torn between two desires: revenge on those who destroyed her family or marriage to her childhood sweetheart Sir James Rayburn. One fateful night, she makes a misguided choice: she sacrifices Jamie's love for a chance at vengeance.

Jamie Rayburn returns to England in search of a virtuous wife--only to find the lovely Linnet as bewitching as ever. Their reckless affair ignites anew, even hotter than before, although Jamie vows to never again trust her with his heart. Then just as Linnet begins to make amends, she's tempted by one last opportunity to settle old scores. But a final retribution could cost her Jamie's love--this time forever.
***

Debut author Lila DiPasqua's steamy fairy tale collection AWAKENED BY A KISS, set in 17th century France, won't be available until August, but she's holding a contest now! What's up for grabs? Well...she's giving away poison. Check out the details here.

***

Congratulations to Jennifer Linforth, whose MADRIGAL, the first of her novels that continue Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera, is featured in a contest from Night Owl Reviews. The contest runs through April 23, so check it out!

***

Lorelie Brown's 1920s romance, JAZZ BABY, her March debut from Samhain, received a B+ review from Dear Author. "If Prohibition/Jazz Age is the new Regency, I say bring it on. If readers are looking for something different, and I know I am, I hope they look this way."

***

Join us Sunday when Cat LINDLER will be here to chat about her Medallion debut, STARLIGHT & PROMISES, set 1891 Tasmania. She'll also be giving away a copy. Don't miss it!

***

We'll also draw the winner of AIMEE'S LOCKET from P.L. Parker's guest appearance last Sunday. You still have time to leave a comment or question for your chance to win.

***

Stay with us through the coming weeks when we'll be featuring the best unusual historical authors! Cheryl Pierson, Michelle Styles, Blythe Gifford, and Diane Whiteside will be our guests. Join us!

***

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...

No comments: