11 December 2010

Weekly Announcements - 11 Dec 2010

First up, great news! The winner of yesterday's prize package is: GAIL! Email Carrie (contact AT carrielofty DOT com) to provide your information. Congratulations!

Join us tomorrow when we wrap up our massively awesome Fourth Anniversary Bash! We'll have OMG TWELVE books up for grabs. See you then!


In the meantime, former guest author Jan Scarbrough is back to help us celebrate Christmas early. She's giving away an ebook copy of the novella collection A GROOVY CHRISTMAS . Written by Jan and two other authors, the novellas are set in 1944, 1968, and 1975. Very cool! Just leave your comment in this post. I'll draw the winner on Monday morning, after all the Anniversary Bash hubbub has died down!


If you haven't seen this week's posts at the RT Book Reviews blog, do check them out. Carrie Lofty, Blythe Gifford, Elizabeth Lane, Michelle Styles, and a couple intrepid Unusual Historicals contributors all wrote new material to celebrate our anniversary week.

Among those posts, Elizabeth revealed the cover to her March release, THE WIDOWED BRIDE, set in the 1920s. In addition, Michelle's post on the international market for Harlequin was linked to by Dear Author.


Congratulations to Zoe Archer, whose second "Blades of the Rose" book, SCOUNDREL, was selected by Smart Bitch Sarah Wendell as one of her top picks for 2010. Jeannie Lin's BUTTERFLY SWORDS was also chosen! What a cool pair of selections to represent the best in exotic historical romance. We're very proud!

You can read the entire list on the Kirkus Romance Blog.


UH reader and author Kelly Heckart wrote in to ask that we announce the release of her latest paranormal historical romance, set in 6th century Scotland. Happy to, Kelly! BELTAINE'S SONG is the second book in the "Dark Goddess" trilogy, available now from Awe-Struck.


Would you like an early Christmas present? Bookstrand has Lindsay Townsend's romance, FLAVIA'S SECRET on offer as a free ebook from now until Valentine's Day. FLAVIA'S SECRET is set in ancient Roman Britain in 206AD. If you haven't tried one of Lindsay's books yet, here's a chance!


We'll also draw the winner of Michelle Styles's trio of romances from Harlequin Mills & Boon. 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! Michelle Beattie, Elizabeth Lane, Alix Rickloff, and Lorelie Brown 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...


Linda Henderson said...

The novella collection sounds interesting, stories from three different times should make for a very good read.

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She said...

Nice list of books in your happy comments section. I love the 1920's so The Widowed Bride looks good to me. Also I like the anthology and the different eras in it.

Verona St. James said...

Thanks for announcing the Lindsey Townsend freebie. I've been wanting to try Flavia's Secret for forever, but as a starving college student I had to wait.

No more patience for me! ;P

April said...

I love Zoe Archer's series (I'm reading Rebel right now!) and I can understand why Scoundrel was picked as a favorite.

Virginia said...

This looks like a nice list of books. Thanks for sharing.


Debby said...

The novella collections sounds unique and intriguing
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LilMissMolly said...

What a fun post! I can't wait for tomorrow. Merry Christmas everyone!

Carol L. said...

These are a great list of reads. And thank you for the heads up about Lindsey's "Flavia's Secret".
Carol L

Carrie Lofty said...

Virginia is our groovy winner. Step right up:


Thanks for stopping by, everyone!