To paraphrase Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” the happiest days are when terrific new covers come in. So last Monday, when my editor emailed me the just-released cover for my upcoming February 2011 release, SOCIETY’S MOST DISREPUTABLE GENTLEMAN, was a wonderful day indeed! Check out the gorgeous cover and book description of this, the story of Greville Anders, brother of heroine Joanna from FROM WAIF TO GENTLEMAN’S WIFE, on the Bookshelf page.
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Julia is thrilled with the cover of her upcoming August book, THE SMUGGLER AND THE SOCIETY BRIDE! (check the Bookshelf page for a peek!) Although Honoria appears a bit too demure to be in character, Gabe is displayed in all his roguish charm. So far, all the covers we’ve seen for the Regency Silk & Scandal continuity series have been beautiful; check the RS&S page on the Bookshelf tab to view the covers for THE LORD AND THE WAYWARD LADY and PAYING THE VIRGIN’S PRICE.
All the continuistas are excited as the June debut of this series approaches. In addition to an ad in Romance Sells, the RWA publication sent to librarians and booksellers displaying upcoming titles in romance fiction (if your library or bookstore doesn’t receive this, they can sign up on the booksellers & librarians page at www.rwanational.org for this FREE booklet) there will be lots of blogs, contests and giveaways. In addition, Christine Merrill, author of Books 2 and 8, has written an Undone featuring some of the characters, which will appear in May as “Taming her Gypsy Lover.” All six authors just completed an on-line read introducing the series that will run at eharlequin.com sometime in May, tentatively entitled “The Lady’s Scandalous Escapade.” So check back often for updates!
After funerals, illness, snowstorms, power outages…The Book That Would Not End, Greville’s book, is finally done and submitted to my editor. Drum roll signifyng relief, please! This book is the story of the brother of WAIF’s heroine, Joanna Anders Merrill. When we last hear of Greville in WAIF, he’s been abducted by the venal estate agent Barksdale, beaten and sold to a press gang. In Greville’s book (which I’m calling The Sailor and the Baron’s Daughter,) after the intervention of their noble cousin The Marquess of Englemere (Nicky from THE WEDDING GAMBLE) Greville has been rescued from service as a common seaman and, wounded after an action against pirates off the coast of Africa, sent back to the Coastal Brigade while the Admiralty settles the matter of his future. Also at Nicky’s intervention, he’s been invited to reside with Ned’s friend Lord Bronning, whose lovely daughter Amanda rejected Ned’s tentative courtship in WAIF.
Amanda is astonished and outraged when this grimy, wounded sailor limps over her father’s entry. What could Papa have been thinking, to have agreed to house such a specimen? Greville, a man whom eight months at sea at the bottom of the social ladder have given an entirely new perspective on life and his place in it, tends to agree with her opinion.
Amanda can’t wait to get to London to begin her Season and fulfill her life-long dream of making a brilliant match and becoming a political hostess to rival the fabled Duchess of Devonshire. Greville can’t wait to recover and try to figure out what he’s going to do with his life. It seems they have nothing at all in common…until an attraction they just can’t master and a danger to family and home throw the two together.
I’m waiting to see what my editor will think of Greville. There will surely be revisions. Then it’s on to the next project, another matter for which I’m awaiting my editor’s decision. It could be the first book in what I’m calling the Brotherhood of Badajos, the story of four soldiers who band together to survive the storming of that fortress city and pledge a lifelong friendship. Or something else. More on that later.