14 June 2013

New & Noteworthy: June 14

(Hello readers: New & Noteworthy is coming to you a week early this month, due to the HNS conference next weekend. In July we'll go back to the 3rd Friday of the month. -Heather)

Blythe Gifford will be signing at the Romance Writers of America 2013 "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing, Wednesday, July 17, 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Admission is free. More than 400 authors will be signing books with all proceeds going to support literacy. For more details, see http://www.rwa.org/literacy

Ginger Myrick's newest release, Work of Art: Love & Murder in 19th Century New York, is now Work of Art tells the story of Del Ryan, a clairvoyant Irish immigrant whose fairytale rags-to-riches journey comes with an unexpectedly dangerous price. Read the full blurb and see reviews at: http://gingermyrick.com/books-by-ginger

Lindsay Townsend's new novel Dark Maiden has also just been released and is available at several retailers. Described as "an interracial, multicultural, medieval historical romance with paranormal elements", you can read Chapter One at Lindsay's blog: http://www.lindsaytownsend.net/2013/06/release-day-for-dark-maiden.html

Lisa J. Yarde’s Sultana: Two Sisters will be available in July 2013. Sultana: Two Sisters is the third book in her Moorish Spain series, which began with Sultana and Sultana’s Legacy. The new novel explores the turbulent history of two former friends, now dangerous rivals in a bid for one man’s heart and his kingdom. Visit Unusual Historicals on Thursday, June 13 and Sunday, June 16, when Lisa will discuss the novel, share the excerpt and give away a copy to one lucky winner.

• The following Unusual Historicals contributors will be at the Historical Novel Society's 5th North American Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida, June 21-23: Heather Domin, Stephanie Dray, J S Dunn, Kim Rendfeld, & Lisa Yarde. We look forward to seeing you there!