Jo Anne Banker is thrilled to announce that she won first place in the contemporary series category of our very own Emily Contest with her newest manuscript, Dawn’s Light. This is Jo Anne’s first win in her home chapter contest, garnering her the coveted silver Emily pin. To add to the perfection of the day, she found that Susan Litman of Harlequin requested the full manuscript.
TJ Bennett announces another foreign sale, this time of her historical novel, The Promise, to France. The same French publisher previously acquired her debut novel, The Legacy. Both novels have 16th c. European-set locales: The Legacy, in Germany, and The Promise in Italy and Spain. TJ is looking forward to seeing what her books look like in French!
Vicky Dreiling signed a three-book contract with Grand Central Publishing for a new trilogy of Regency Historical romances.
All That Bleeds, the first novel in Kimberly Frost’s paranormal romantic suspense series, was named a Barnes & Noble “Must Read” romance for January 2012. The story was also given 5 Stars by Manic Readers whose reviewer called it “spectacular.”
This February Lynn Lorenz released her first Amber Heat PAX, from Amber Quill Press, called Wintertail. It’s a novella about a dragon who finds love right here in our own Houston, Texas. With a winter storm bearing down on Houston, Chinese fire dragon Tsang Zhou finds his life on Bellaire Boulevard becoming more complicated. And Maddie Nordstrum isn’t making it any easier for him. He wants her, but the last time he trusted a woman, she betrayed him, and he had to flee his homeland or be killed.
Coming on April 2, Lynn’s long awaited new series WereWolf Fight League premiers with its first book, Tor. A mixture of elements – from Persian harems, Roman gladiators, thoroughbred racing, dog fighting and Ultimate Fight Club – Lynn’s created a world where werewolves are bred to fight and slaves are bred to be their mates. Tor’s lost his mate to a crazed wolf in his last cage match and refuses to fight again. Until his owner brings him Sky, a young sex slave to be his new mate. Both men fall in love, but will Sky’s betrayal end Tor’s life and everything Sky has found with his mate?
Jane Myers Perrine is one of five Love Inspired writers who collaborated on a book about their experiences with dyslexia and has been nominated for a Women of Worth award. The title is The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities. The book is available at amazon.com both in paperback and for Kindle.
Amber Shah signed with agent Jewelann Cone of the Cascade Literary Agency. Her contemporary erotic romance, Asking For It, was contracted with Loose Id and will be published under the pen name Amber Lin.
Kerrelyn Sparks’ next release, Wanted: Undead or Alive, goes on sale March 27th! The e-book price is only $4.99! Please visit www.kerrelynsparks.com to read the excerpt and enter the contest. Kerrelyn will be speaking at the Virginia Festival of the Book on March 24th. Launch party for Wanted: Undead or Alive is at Katy Budget Books on March 27th. Book tour begins March 29th in Dayton, Ohio. Many thanks to everyone for their support!
Linda Warren got unexpected promo from a YouTube video by Carly Rae Jepsen for her single Call Me Maybe. The video is a take on the Harlequin novel and Linda’s book, Skylar’s Outlaw, was one of the three books featured. The song is Number 1 on the pop charts in Canada and last week Carly signed with Justin Bieber’s label, School Boy Records and will be touring with him. The video now has over 4 million views. Check it
Sandra Worth is very excited to announce that the first and second book in her Rose of York Trilogy are now available as e-books for $2.99! Based on history, the first novel, The Rose of York: Love & War, relates the love story of Richard of Gloucester and the traitor’s daughter Lady Anne Neville, before they become King and Queen of England. Each of the three has won multiple awards and prizes. For more info, visit www.sandraworth.com