28 May 2010

Weekly Announcements - 28 May 2010

The last of Zoe Archer's "The Blades of the Rose" covers has been revealed! Here's the blurb for STRANGER, due out from Kensington in December:
Gemma Murphy has a nose for a story--even if the boys in Chicago's newsrooms would rather focus on her chest. So when she runs into a handsome man of mystery discussing how to save the world from fancy-pants Brit conspirators, she's sensing a scoop. Especially when he mentions there's magic involved. Of course, getting him on the record would be easier if he hadn't caught her eavesdropping...

Catullus Graves knows what it's like to be shut out: his ancestors were slaves. And he's a genius inventor with appropriately eccentric habits, so even people who love him find him a little odd. But after meeting a certain red-headed scribbler, he's thinking of other types of science. Inconvenient, given that he needs to focus on preventing the end of the world as we know it. But with Gemma's insatiable curiosity sparking Catullus's inventive impulses, they might set off something explosive anyway....
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Margaret Mallory is thrilled to announce the release of KNIGHT OF PASSION, the third book in her medieval series, "All the King's Men." Available now, it recently received a 4 1/2 stars Top Pick from RT Book Reviews!

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Lisa Marie Wilkinson's debut novel FIRE AT MIDNIGHT won the IPPY (Independent Publishers Book Award) Gold Medal in the Romance Category. Congratulations!

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Jeannie Lin has received wonderful news as well! She just accepted a contract for two more Harlequin Historicals and two more shorts for Harlequin Historical Undone, all set in China. Look for Jeannie's Undone short story, "Warrior Bride," in September and her full-length debut, BUTTERFLY SWORDS, in October.

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Join us Sunday when Isabelle Santiago will be here to chat about her romantic murder mysteries set within the glamorous world of 1950s Hollywood. She'll also be giving away a copy of CINEMATIC ROYALTY to one lucky commenter! Be sure to join us then.

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We'll also draw the winner of Diane Whiteside's THE DEVIL SHE KNOWS guest appearance on Sunday. You still have time to leave a comment or question for your chance to win.

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Stay with us through the coming weeks when we'll be featuring the best unusual historical authors! Lindsay Townsend, Margaret Mallory, Carrie Lofty and Laura Navarre will be our guests. 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:

librarypat said...

we'll be on vacation for a couple of weeks next month. It is so hard to keep up with emails and posts when we are on the road. Hopefully. I'll be able to touch base once in a while. You have a great lineup planned.