20 March 2010

Weekly Announcements - 20 Mar 2010

Zoe Archer has the second cover from her "Blades of the Rose" quadrilogy, SCOUNDREL, which is due to be released from Kensington in October. Here's the blurb:
The Blades of the Rose are sworn to protect the sources of magic in the world. But the work is dangerous--and they can't always protect their own...


London Harcourt's father is bent on subjugating the world's magic to British rule. But since London is a mere female, he hasn't bothered to tell her so. He's said only that he's leading a voyage to the Greek isles. No matter, after a smothering marriage and three years of straitlaced widowhood, London jumps at the opportunity--unfortunately, right into the arms of Bennett Day.


Bennett is a ladies' man, when he's not dodging lethal attacks to protect the powers of the ancients from men like London's father. Sometimes, he's a ladies' man even when he is dodging them. But the minute he sees London he knows she will require his full attention. The woman is lovely, brilliant, and the only known speaker of a dialect of ancient Greek that holds the key to calling down the wrath of the gods. Bennett will be risking his life again--but around London, what really worries him is the danger to his heart...

Congratulations to Lindsay Townsend, whose Egyptian-set romance BLUE GOLD was chosen as one of eight historical romance finalists in the DABWAHA tournament. That's so cool!


Congratulations to Lisa Marie Wilkinson, whose latest romance, STOLEN PROMISE, received a 5 Blue Ribbon Rating from Romance Junkies. It also received 4.5/5 stars from SingleTitles.com and 5/5 Coffee Cups from Coffee Time Romance.


Join us Sunday when Unusual Historicals contributor Lorelie Brown will be here to chat about her debut romance from Samhain, JAZZ BABY, set in 1920s New York. She'll also be giving away a copy. Don't miss it!


We'll also draw the winner of THE HORSEMAN'S BRIDE from Elizabeth Lane's guest appearance last Sunday. 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! Deborah Schneider, Jennifer Blake, P.L. Parker, and Cat Lindler will be our guests. We hope you'll join us!


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...