Friday, November 1, 2013

HH Good News!

HH's fabulously talented authors
have more wonderful news to share this month.
And what a wonderful month it is being NaNoWriMo time!!!
So without further ado we congratulate...
Maggi Andersen's Regency spy series
The Spies of Mayfair, Book Two
Is available now for pre-order (releases Dec 4, 2013)
from Knox Robinson Publishing

John Haldane, Earl of Strathairn, is on an urgent mission to find the killer of his fellow spy. After visiting the young widow of one of his agents, Strathairn strengthens his resolve. A spy should never marry, and most certainly not to Lady Sibella Winborne, with her romantic ideas of love and marriage. Unable to give Sibella up entirely, he has kept her close as a friend. Then, weak fool that he is, he kissed her. Lady Sibella Winborne has refused several offers of marriage since she first set eyes on the handsome Earl of Strathairn. Sibella’s many siblings always rush to her aid to discourage an ardent suitor, but not this time. Her elder brother, Chaloner, Marquess of Brandreth, has approved Lord Coombe’s suit. Sibella yearns to set up her own household. She is known to be the sensible member of the family, but she doesn’t feel at all sensible about Lord Strathairn. If only she could forget that kiss.

Nicole Hurley-Moore's Victorian romance
Is available now from Escape Publishing
and all good online bookstores

Cinderella meets Swan Lake in this Victorian-era set story about a ballet dancer,  an aristocrat, and their class-crossing romance...
Lisette yearns for freedom, security and love, but none are offered on the run-down stage of The Imperial Theatre. Instead she has hard work, a tyrannical aunt, and the hope of one day becoming a prima ballerina. Dancing on the stage she catches the attention of two powerful men: Lord Gainsworth and Lord De Vale.
Lord Evander Gainswith never expected to fall in love, let alone with a woman so wholly unacceptable to his family and his peers. The sinister Lord De Vale covets Lisette's youth and strength, and is willing to pay well for it. Lisette may dance roles in fairy tales and fantasies, but the real world is about to intrude, bringing with it the harsh realities of life for a young girl with
dreams of rising above the demimonde.

Janet Woods Victorian romance
Is available now from Severn House
and all good online bookstores

1840. Miranda Jarvis would do anything to protect her sister - so when Lucy comes down with a fever, she thinks nothing of stealing a loaf of bread from a local landowner. After all, things can't get much worse: after their father died, they were turned out of their home, and their mother lost her life on the road giving birth to a stillborn infant. Robbed by strangers, the pair of them have nothing, and no one to help them. Miranda doesn't count on being nearly brained by the cook's rolling pin...but nor does she count on the house's owner himself. The seemingly respectable businessman Sir James, known for his philanthropy, takes a keen interest in Miranda and her sister, and they are soon established in his household. But Sir James has quarrelled with his nephew, the rakish but reluctant smuggler Fletcher Taunt, and - little does Miranda know - the hostility between the two men, one of whom she comes to love, will change her life forever

Annie Seaton's romantic suspense
Is available now from Entangled Publishing
and all good online bookstores

A desperate search…
Schoolteacher Gracie James has never seen more danger than her kindergarten grade classroom, but when she goes searching for her missing sister, she’s thrown into a world of sex, crime...and passion. Following a hot lead, she sneaks onto a stranger’s boat—and gets caught. Their one-sided conversation convinces her of two things. One: the guy is seriously sexy. Two: he knows something about her sister. Oh, yeah. And did she mention he’s sexy?
And a sizzling attraction…
Jake Alexander, former cop, is staking out a yacht brimming with criminal activity, for an insurance company, when a woman, dressed to kill and totally irresistible, stumbles into his dangerous undercover op. If he hadn’t tackled her, she’d have tottered straight onto the questionable yacht in those ridiculous high heels. Then she’d be dead. Or worse. As much as he’d like to kick her off his boat, he can’t risk her going off on some hare-brained scheme—but he can’t keep her around to muck up his job. Oh, yeah. And did he mention she’s distracting as hell?
Lead to dangerous desire…
Unfortunately, she has a keen mind of her own. And a body any man would die for. Jake’s attempt to keep Gracie safe quickly morphs into a reluctant alliance. And a whole lot more... But Gracie finds herself knee deep in more trouble than she bargained for, with secrets revealed and the criminals coming after her. Unless they find a way to trust each other, they’re finished. Oh, yeah. And did they mention they’re in love?
Christina Phillips
fourth book in her mystical Roman/Druid romance
Is available now from Ellora's Cave - Legend
and all good online bookstores
A dangerous love that Rome will never allow…
Driven by his failure to protect his king and embittered at losing the woman he loves, Celtic warrior Gawain despises the lust he feels for the beautiful Roman patrician, Antonia. She is everything he’s never wanted in a woman, yet she ignites his passion like no other. Despite the danger of discovery, he embarks on an illicit liaison with her, determined to uncover the reason for the infinite sorrow that haunts her eyes.
Newly arrived in Britannia from Rome, Antonia is inexplicably drawn to the cold, tough Celt whose touch stirs a desire she long thought dead at the hands of her brutal former husband. With Gawain, she learns the pleasure of sex and his unexpected tenderness thaws her frozen heart. But she hides a deadly secret that could be her undoing, and knows her growing feelings for him can lead nowhere. When a shadow from her past threatens her future, Antonia is torn between the Empire of her birth and betraying Gawain, the man she’s grown to love.
Reviews for Tainted:

“Tainted is bursting with lush eroticism and riveting romance… Author Christina Phillips is in the Premier League when it comes to historical erotic Romance. Her novels have the perfect balance between erotic lovemaking and an exciting, credible and well crafted plot… ” 5 Stars A Readers Review.
“I was captivated with the time period and the characters… To say I loved this book is an understatement. This book is a must read! 5 books!!!” I Feel the Need, the Need to Read
Tamara Gill's Medieval time travel romance
is available now in ebook and POD format
at all good online bookstores
Unlucky in love, Maddie St. Clair hides behind an antique store and her mudlarking hobby. That is until she finds a medieval ring that throws her back to 1102 Cumberland and into the life of Lady Madeline Vincent, heiress to Norman lands and about to be married to an autocratic Baron, William Dowell, nine hundred years her senior.
Lord William Dowell protects his own. Usually, from his closest neighbor and long standing foe the Baron of Aimecourt. Forced to marry his dead enemy’s daughter, Lady Madeline, by King’s decree, he hides his growing respect for his wife behind a wanton mistress. Yet when Madeline’s life is threatened, William’s loyalty to his kin is tested by the astonishing desire that flares between them. Not to mention the love that Madeline ignites that would last an eternity. If fate will allow.

Contracts and Contests!!!
Annie Seaton has signed a contract with
Entangled Publishing
for Book 1 of a romantic suspense continuity series
The Emerald Saga (tentatively titled)
release date tba
Tampa Area Romance Authors (TARA)
announced the WINNERS of the
2013 TARA Contest
Series Contemporary
Bronwyn Stuart 3rd Place for
Mixing Business with Pleasure
2013 Selling Synopsis winners
Cassandra Samuel's 2nd Place
2013 Little Gems Cover Contest
Winner - Sheridan Kent
2014 Ripping Start Contest
(winners yet to be announced)
Cassandra Samuel's
Book Junkies Choice Award
Historical Winner
Sasha Cottman
Letter from a Rake
Available now from Destiny Romance
Congratulations everyone!
And until next time
happy reading.

1 comment:

Joanna Lloyd said...

This post is brimful of wonderful achievements from all our great historical writers. Congratulations to those with new releases and new contracts and the contest finalists and winners!