09 November 2007

Weekly Announcements

Bonnie Vanak's new website is up. Also, Bonnie and her long-time buddy Jennifer Ashley are running a special blog contest to celebrate their fifth year of publishing and to help out debut Dorchester authors. One lucky winner will receive a book from the backlists of Bonnie, Jennifer and Colleen Thompson. Details can be found at either Bonnie's blog or Jennifer's.

Also, Bonnie's December Silhouette Nocturne release, THE EMPATH, received four stars from Romantic Times BookClub magazine and a 5/5 rating from Night Owl Romance. Little Sunshine of Night Owl Romance wrote:

Ms. Vanak's THE EMPATH is a force to be reckoned with as this author has concocted a smooth and sensual story guaranteed to please readers longing for strong characters intertwined with magical and mystical beings. This story is a recommended read and I will definitely be looking for other releases by Ms. Vanak!
***Queen of the Ocean by Anna C. Bowling

Anna C. Bowling's QUEEN OF THE OCEAN received a B review from Jayne at Dear Author.

Honestly I wasn't quite sure how you'd end it but I enjoyed the heroine's quick witted response and the joy between the two of them. And you even manage to include enough about the villains so that they're not totally two dimensional.

Carrie Lofty's short story SUNDIAL, the winner of The Wild Rose Press's "Through the Garden Gate" contest, Vintage (1950s-60s) Category, will be published in December.

Sundial by Carrie Lofty
Amber Schulman stepped into a lush English garden in 2007, only to arrive in breathtaking Sorrento, Italy--in 1958. The only person who understands her confusion is fellow time traveler Mark Lacey, a New Yorker who comes from the land of cassette tapes and Reaganomics. His dark, world-weary eyes beckon her with secrets and sensuality. But why does he seem so familiar?

Trapped in the past since he was a teen, Mark wants nothing to do with another whining newcomer. But the blue-eyed Aussie might be able to answer the one question that haunts him: Do I ever get back to 1987? From soccer to samba to sex, Amber tempts him with a zeal for life and love, pulling him free of his lonely isolation.

But getting home proves easier than they imagined. How will their love endure when Amber returns to her time--and Mark to his?

Eternal Hearts by Jean AdamsJean Adams' Egyptian time travel, ETERNAL HEARTS, now has a web trailer. ETERNAL HEARTS is coming soon from Highland Press.

Also, Jean's manuscript PRINCE OF SECRETS finaled in the Wallflower Contest sponsored by the From the Heart Romance Writers. The category was "Best Opening Hook," and her MS will be one of three judged by editor Brenda Chin of Harlequin.


A Christmas Wedding Wager by Michelle StylesMichelle Styles' latest release, A CHRISTMAS WEDDING WAGER, has received a great review from Loretta over at Barbara Vey's Publisher's Weekly blog:

An intriguing and unusual romantic tale and I enjoyed every page of it. The lovely heroine and the handsome, rich hero involved themselves in a "thrust and parry" fashion towards each other throughout the book. ... The villain fit his role exceedingly well and I wanted to hiss him aloud. My only wish was that the story was longer or that there may eventually be a sequel.

Join us Sunday when our guest blogger will be Susan Flanders, royal historian.


Happy Friday, and have a good weekend! Remember, if you don't get your announcements to me, I can give you your dues! If you have an announcement to make for next week, email Carrie! See you next week...