18 June 2010

Weekly Announcements - 18 June 2010

Free short story! Michelle Willingham wants everyone to know about special download available now at eHarlequin. Enter the code MWHAREM06L by June 30 to get a free copy of Michelle's "Innocent in the Harem," set in the 16th century Ottoman Empire. Enjoy!

EDITED TO ADD: Sorry! The code could only be used one. Michelle had intended this as a random drawing, which I misunderstood. My apologies for the confusion!


Michelle Styles' COMPROMISING MISS MILTON received a 4.5 star review from CataRomance. "COMPROMISING MILL MILTON is Michelle Styles' most exciting book yet! In her stunning new novel for Mills & Boon, award-winning author Michelle Styles deftly combines superb characterization, passionate romance, nail-biting suspense, exciting adventure and heartwarming pathos in an irresistible new story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats."

Michelle also has an interview with CataRomance, celebrating the UK release of COMPROMISING MISS MILTON and the US release of AN IMPULSIVE DEBUTANTE.


Summer means rodeo, and rodeo means DOWN HOME EVER LOVIN' MULE BLUES. To win some cool prizes from Jacquie Rogers, visit her website and click on contest for entry details. In addition, there's always a contest running at 1st Turning Point. This month the prize an original print from artist Dar Albert, and all you have to do to enter is comment on any 1st Turning Point article in June. Check it out!


Blythe Gifford's IN THE MASTER'S BED placed third in historical category of the Lories. (First went to Kimberly Killion for HIGHLAND DRAGON and second went to Stacey Kayne for MOUNTAIN WILD, both of whom have been previous guests on Unusual Historicals. That's a UH hat trick!) Congratulations Blythe, Kimberly and Stacey!


If you're going to be in the Bloomington-Normal region of Illinois on Saturday, June 19, stop by to join Heart & Scroll RWA as they host Carrie Lofty as their morning seminar leader. The event is open to the public. Learn more here.

Carrie's SONG OF SEDUCTION, set in 1804 Austria, has been receiving some excellent reviews. RT Book Reviews gave it four stars, while Book Binge gave it 5/5 and wrote, "[It]...Encompasses everything I find fascinating about musicians and wraps them in a beautiful melody of angst, pain, betrayal, acceptance and love." The best, however, was from Wendy Crutcher at The Misadventures of Super Librarian who wrote a lovely, lovely review about SONG OF SEDUCTION's seductive storytelling: "...As the author peeled back the layers, challenged her characters, revealed more of them, I realized how remarkable this story is. True, unadulterated, pure passion."

And don't forget to become a Facebook fan of Blythe and Carrie as they continue their "Race to 200" contest. Click here for details.


Join us Sunday when Carrie will be here to chat about SONG OF SEDUCTION and give away a signed copy to one lucky commenter! Be sure to join us then.


We'll also draw the winner of Margaret Mallory's KNIGHT OF PASSION guest appearance on 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! Laura Navarre, Jack Woodville London, Michelle Willingham, and Moira Rogers will be our guests. Join us!


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! For example, reader Pat Brown currently has three agents looking at her manuscript set in 1929 Los Angeles. Best of luck, Pat!

Send announcements to Carrie. See you next week...

1 comment:

librarypat said...

What a line-up. It will be a busy week.