04 February 2011

Weekly Announcements - 4 Feb 2011

Blythe Gifford will be quoted in the upcoming April issue of RT Book Reviews. The magazine is taking "Jane and John Doe" time traveling, and Blythe served as the expert on medieval sex, words, and undergarments. Expect some shocking tidbits!


Don't forget, you have until Sunday to enter for your chance to win a free download of Michelle Styles's Harlequin Historicals Undone, "THE PERFECT CONCUBINE." In addition, Michelle is sponsoring a Goodreads giveaway for BREAKING THE GOVERNESS'S RULES.


Great news from Lila DiPasqua! The Romance Dish named AWAKENED BY A KISS and THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED Top Picks of 2010!

She also received the cover for her August release, A MIDNIGHT DANCE, the next in her "Fiery Tales" series from Berkley Sensation. Inspired by the tale of Cinderella, Lila weaves a steamy story that offers a glass slipper, a dangerous deception, and an impoverished beauty determined to find her handsome prince...and make him pay. Pre-order it now! Here's the blurb:

Born into wealth, Sabine Laurent and her twin sister lived a life of luxury, their father's prestigious theater frequented by royalty and aristocracy alike. And Sabine dreamed of her own prince charming--the devastatingly handsome Jules de Moutier.

That was before the loss of her sister and her family's fall from grace--a disaster Sabine blames on the Moutier family. Now, with her father's death, she's inherited his sizable debt and the responsibility of caring for his spoiled long-time mistress and her two wastrel daughters. But with the help of Sabine's eccentric friends--the balance of her father's acting troupe--she plans to get very close to her old infatuation, seduce the rake--and make away with a fortune.

Resisting Jules's skillful mouth and tantalizing touch is not as easy as Sabine supposed. And soon she must decide whether her desire for vengeance is greater than her desire for her one and only prince...

If anyone with e-readers missed Margaret Mallory's first book, KNIGHT OF DESIRE, her publisher is running a $1.99 special on the e-book version. Here are B&N & Amazon links. Enjoy!


Reader and author E. D. Walker let me know that the Hearts Through History RWA chapter needs more entries for their historical-themed contest, which is open to published and unpublished authors. They've just extended the deadline to Feb. 11. For more information or to enter, visit their website.


Join us Sunday when Beth Elliott will be here to chat about APRIL AND MAY, a Regency romance set in Constantinople. She'll also be giving away two copies! Be sure to join us then.


We'll also draw the winner of Laura Navarre's latest steamy medieval romance, THE DEVIL'S TEMPTRESS. 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! E. D. Walker, Kristina McMorris, Denise Agnew and Michelle Styles will be coming up. 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...


April said...

Congrats on all the announcements.I have read a few of these and throught they where great.I would love to get "The Perfect Concubine".

librarypat said...

That was a very full post. Lots of good information.
Thank you.