15 October 2010

Weekly Announcements - 15 Oct 2010

An excerpt of Jean Adams' Egyptian time travel romance, ETERNAL HEARTS, is available here, along with her guest blog "Write Like An Egyptian."

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Jeannie Lin's debut novel, BUTTERFLY SWORDS, was released on October 1. It received a four star review from RT Book Reviews, as well as 9 1/2 stars from The Season and Top Pick for October.

From The Season: "The world of Tang Dynasty China Lin creates is far different from the ballrooms of Regency England or the Scottish cliffs of a highlander novel. But this historical romance is as unique and spellbinding for its meticulously researched and sweeping setting as for its suspenseful danger, and its themes of love, family, and honor. Not to mention the hero is hands down a Hero To Die For!"

Dear Author and Kobo Books are partnering in a special promotion in October. Purchase a copy of BUTTERFLY SWORDS from Kobo Books between October 1 and October 31 and be entered in a giveaway drawing. One random person will be selected to receive a free Kobo Reader. Details here.

In addition, Jeannie is continuing her road show with a signing at Barnes & Noble in Crestwood, MO on October 16, along with authors Jim and Shannon Butcher. Jeannie will also be signing at the NJRW conference literacy signing on October 23. For more info on signings, click here.

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Margaret Mallory's KNIGHT OF PLEASURE won the Georgia RWA's prestigious Maggie award in the historical category.

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The second of Zoe Archer's "Blades of the Rose" series, SCOUNDREL, has been making big news. It received an in-depth review from Dear Author, a fantastic 88 from Mrs. Giggles, and was selected as Smart Bitch Sarah's Sizzling Book Club Selection for October.

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Congratulations to Lindsay Townsend, who just accepted an offer of representation from the Roberta Brown Literary Agency.

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Michelle Styles' THE VIKING'S CAPTIVE PRINCESS has been translated into Italian as IL SEGNO DEL PECCATO, available here.

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Join us Sunday when RENEE RYAN will be here to chat about her WWII-set romance, DANGEROUS ALLIES. She'll also be giving away a copy to one lucky commenter! Be sure to join us then.

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We'll also draw the winner of JEANNIE LIN's BUTTERFLY SWORDS 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! BETH TRISSEL, DELIA DeLEEST, JANE GOODGER, 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:

Scorpio M. said...

Thanks for the roundup. Scoundrel & Butterfly Sword are on my must read list.