25 June 2010

Weekly Announcements - 25 June 2010

Jeannie Lin has her first cover! Check out the absolutely lovely BUTTERFLY SWORDS, set in China's Tang Dynasty. It'll be available in October from Harlequin Historicals.
Journey to the very edge of honor, loyalty...and love.

During China's infamous Tang Dynasty, a time awash with luxury, yet littered with deadly intrigues and fallen royalty, betrayed Princess Ai Li flees before her wedding. Miles from home, with only her delicate butterfly swords for a defense, she enlists the reluctant protection of a blue-eyed warrior...

Battle-scarred, embittered Ryam has always held his own life at cheap value. Ai Li's innocent trust in him and honorable, stubborn nature make him desperate to protect her--which means not seducing the first woman he has ever truly wanted....

Blythe Gifford is in Cosmo! Or more to the point, HIS BORDER BRIDE is. Harlequin has a blurb in the July issue about why readers love romance--for the happy ending, of course--and there are a dozen covers shown, including HIS BORDER BRIDE!


Lisa Yarde is releasing her Norman-era historical novel, ON FALCON'S WINGS, to Kindle. It's available now. Here's the blurb:

Love united them. Destiny drove them apart.

When Avicia, a Norman noblewoman, makes a careless but costly mistake with a prized falcon, the brutal punishment nearly claims her life. Her Saxon lover, Edric of Newington, witnesses her ordeal but cannot share her fate. Another destiny awaits him in England, and the prospect of a loveless marriage.

Swept away in the arms of another, Avicia enters the treacherous court of Duke William of Normandy . Through the years, Edric and Avicia reunite in a timeless, forbidden love, but a bitter rivalry for the English throne divides them. In a world forever altered in the aftermath of Hastings, hope rises and the chance to love again.

Between June 24-July 5, Margaret Mallory is traveling to Scotland to research her next series! After a day in London to snap a few photos of places that appear in KNIGHT OF PASSION, she's off to Scotland. Her stops will include Edinburgh, Stirling Castle, Fort William, and the Isle of Skye. She'll also spend a day riding through amazing scenery on the "Harry Potter train," otherwise known as the Westcoast Railway's Jacobite steam train. Along the way she'll be tweeting and posting photos on her Facebook fanpage. Follow along with Margaret's adventure!


Join us Sunday when Samhain author Laura Navarre will be here to chat about THE DEVIL'S MISTRESS, a sexy Tudor-set erotic romance. She'll be giving away a signed copy to one lucky commenter! Hope you join us then.


We'll also draw the winner of Carrie Lofty's SONG OF SEDUCTION 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! Jack Woodville London, Michelle Willingham, Moira Rogers, and Carla Capshaw 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! Send announcements to Carrie. See you next week...

1 comment:

Lisa Yarde said...

Carrie, thanks for the mention, I appreciate it. Amazon decided to move a little earlier than I had planned with the Kindle edition.