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October 2, 2000 - Hi, welcome back! ***Deborah Simmon's new book MY LORD DE BURGH is one of the most in-depth character analysis of a hero yet. Stephen's weaknesses, his unknown depths of emotion and his strengths keep one riveted to the book! I think this is my favorite of them all.***Jo Beverley: "In 2001, there'll be a novella and two novels about three guys called George. Really! They're about the same age, and grew up as neighbors, so they all use different names, but they were all called the patriotic George and there are intersting connections to St. George and the dragon. What's more one of the Georges is Con Somerford, a member of the Company of Rogues, so I'm moving back into that. Anyone who wants to be completely ready for this should be sure to read AN ARRANGED MARRIAGE and AN UNWILLING BRIDE, but especially the latter, because the events of the THE DEVIL'S MISTRESS grow out of that. So, here is what's coming : 10-00 TWELFTH NIGHT (reissue) in FIVE GOLDEN RINGS, Zebra.12-2000 UNWILLING BRIDE (reissue) Zebra, 3-01 - THE DEMON'S MISTRESS, in IN PRAISE OF YOUNGER MEN, NAL Signet, 4-01, THE DRAGON'S BRIDE, Signet Historical, and 8-01, THE DEVIL'S HEIRESS. I've been especially busy because originally, THE DRAGON'S BRIDE was going to be the final story of this set, but as I wrote it I realized that it had to be the second. So, I had to persuade my publisher to switch the order, and then complete the book very quickly. I shipped it off two weeks ago."***Sherry-Anne Jacobs aka Anna Jacobs likes to write about Northern England. LANCASHIRE LASS (9-00), SEASONS OF LOVE (12-00), and OUR POLLY (2-01). "I have another regency coming out the middle of 2001 from Severn House UK. This one is called A FORBIDDEN EMBRACE and is about a young lady from the North of England. So many regencies have southern heroines, I wanted to redress the balance", Sherry noted.***Cathy Maxwell brings us up-to-date: the third book of the "Marriage" trilogy THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT (2-01)is Anne and Lord Tiebauld's story. Cathy has signed another contract with Avon and is working on "The Spender Stud" (tentative title) (2002).***Julia Ross' next book (The English Georgian one) will be released in August 2001. We're still waiting for final confirmation on the title."***Ann Lawrence's sequel to VIRTUAL HEAVEN - VIRTUAL DESIRE is due out in August. She has a medieval historical romance due June 2001, LORD OF THE MIST". You must go to Ann's site and see the cover for "THE LORD OF THE MIST!! My favorite model! (sigh, grin)
Barbara Dawson Smith undoubtedly has some of the best artwork for her books! The cover for ROMANCING THE ROGUE is nice looking, but the stepback is eyecatching!!! ROMANCING THE ROGUE is the first of a series about the Kenyon family. Barbara: "I'm just now finishing up book 2 which will go on sale next summer."*** Harlequin Historical has two series starting with Gayle Wilson and Ruth Langan (see current and upcoming releases for titles of Ruth's books) respectively. Gayle Wilson had the following to say about her new books. "I have a new Regency set trilogy, THE SINCLAIR BRIDES, (from Harlequin Historicals) starting in June of 2000. The first is the only one titled, and it will be MY LADY'S DARE (HH #516). The
other two books concern Dare's brothers. Hope you'll watch for these. Also
I am doing an anthology, a Harlequin single title, with Mary Jo Putney and
Merline Lovelace. BRIDES BY ARRANGEMENT will be out in September 2000, and
my story is entitled "My Darling Echo." I'm very pleased that Harlequin is
still committed to Regency era historicals " *** Ruth Langan's "Sirens of the Seas" is the set during the reign of Charles I of England. Three bold, daring sisters face unknown perils at sea as well as perils of the heart. Book 1, SEA WITCH, August, 2000, Book 2, SEA NYMPH, January, 2001 and Book 3, SEA SPRITE, March, 2001.***Elizabeth Thornton's new book as yet untitled is set in 1816, with a war widow, inherits a legacy and finds herself plunged into a deadly game of greed, lust for power and murder. Elizabeth said it would be published in 2001, it will make two in 2001! "For those who read WHISPER HIS NAME, Richard Maitland and Harper play supporting roles in this book, and in the next book, Richard has his own story. Harper will be there, too," Elizabeth said.
*** Carola Dunn has signed with Signet to write two more regencies. One will be a sequel to LIBBY'S LONDON MERCHANT and the other a book that takes place during the war in Spain.*** Casey Claybourne has a new book A THING OF BEAUTY due 10-00 from Berkley.***Julia Quinn's new book THE VISCOUNT WHO LOVED ME (where Anthony Bridgerton finally meets his match) coming out December 2000. She hopes to have the cover up sometime in August and the first chapter in October on her website.***Each of the Ballad Historical Books will be in addition to being a "stand alone book", will also be part of a two-to-six book series by the same author.
Deborah Matthews fourth book is due in 2-01, THE DUCHESS AND THE DEVIL. It is a Kensington Precious Gem historical set in Regency England.***Wilma Counts' third book, THE WILLFUL MISS WINTHORP comes in October and this Regency takes place mostly in the Peninsula. Her heroine has joined her soldier father there.***Connie Mason's A TASTE OF SIN is the first of three. The next book will be about the older brother Julian - A BREATH OF SCANDAL in 2001, Emma's story, A TOUCH SO WICKED due 2002.***Sabrina Jeffries - " A DANGEROUS LOVE, the first book in my Swanlea Spinsters trilogy has been moved up to a 11-00 release", she said. "My just finished book has a hero who's a former smuggler and the bastard son of a famous (now dead) highwayman! The book is out next October, but the character first appears in my November title." Sabrina has finished the first book of a trilogy due out Jan 2001 - THE MAN OF AFFAIRS. Sabrina also starting her latest historical romance, tentatively titled THE HIGHWAYMAN'S SON. ***Barbara Miller's next book is MY PHILLIPE by Sonnet 10-00, with THE GUARDIAN coming early 2001. ***Stephanie Lauren's #6 installment of the Bar Cynster series is ALL ABOUT LOVE (Lucifer's story). Seven is Chillingsworth's, #8 is Amanda's, #9 Amelia's, and #10 takes place at a later date and is about Simon. ***Nancy Butler's THE PRODIGAL HERO is a sequel to THE RAMSHACKLE SUITOR. The hero is Roddy's mysterious one-handed valet. Nancy described him as wounded in body and spirit, a man at the end of his rope, who needs to come to terms with his past before he has a shot at any happiness. Nancy said, "my November book features a former smuggling captain who is forced to play highwayman just once." *** Margaret Evans Porter has updated her website and includes information on her next historical IMPROPER ADVANCES.***Donna Simpson third linked book, LADY MAY'S FOLLY due out 2-01 is the story of Lady Grishelda May van-Hoffen (who made her appearance in LADY DELAFONTE'S DILEMMA) as she learns the truth about herself and love. In January 2001, Donna has a novella in the Valentine Rogues & Rakes Anthology (another nice cover, grin). Her next book is MISS TRUELOVE BECKONS 6-01 by Zebra. BELLE OF THE BALL is not yet scheduled for release by Zebra.
One of my old favorite Regency authors is Gail Whitaker aka Gail Crease. Here is what she said recently: "As to my next Regency title AN INNOCENT DECEIT, it's coming out in October with Mills & Boon Historicals. Unfortunately, M&B historicals aren't available over here, which is why there's been no mention of my last two Regencies either. They have to be ordered through Amazon's UK branch, and sometimes, they only list the hard cover version of it which sells for over $20.00! I do want to let Regency readers know I'm not dead! Hopefully a few of them have wonderful memories like yours! I also write as Gail Crease. I have my first contemporary paranormal romance coming out with Berkley's Magical Love line in October, entitled The Dream Spinner."
*** Joan Overfield aka Carolyn Madison wants readers to know she has plans for Lord Falconer and he is the hero of her next book. The working title of my next book is THE SINISTER SPINSTER. Hero is Adam, Marquess of Falconer from SCOTSMAN, and the heroine is Miss Elizabeth Mattingale, a pert companion who gets accused of being a notorious French spy.... It is a light and traditional Regency with a bit of a serious undertone.... and a sexy Russian prince certain to set the ladies hearts a fluttering. The hero and heroine of THE SCOTSMAN AND THE SPINSTER put in a brief appearance as well....no publish date at this time," Joan said.***Diane Farr has "ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS (10-00 Signet), plus a short story in the Regency Christmas anthology by Signet (10-00). Diane reports, "Some of you will be glad to know that Signet bought my proposal for the book about Lord Rival from FALLING FOR CHLOE!" ***Kate Huntington, Zebra Regency author will have a new book MISTLETOE MAYHAM, Christmas 2000.***Laura Kinsale's ENCHANTER (sequel to FOR MY LADY'S HEART) is still in working stage. She did say that several of her books would soon be available as electronic reads and on-demand printings. This should make it easier to obtain some of the harder-to-find LK reads, she said. Laura has a new webpage design under her own domain name with direct links to ordering sources.***
April Kilhstrom: "THE AMBITIOUS BARONET (first in my "magic locket" series) is due out March 2001. The 3 book series will feature three sisters and a wise
woman/healer named Margaret, who lives in the woods," April said.
***From a recent newsletter, Patricia Veryan reported that THE RIDDLE OF THE SHIPWRECKED SPINSTER is now in New York and she was expecting the copy-edited manuscript soon. It's still scheduled for April. "Mean while, I've submittted the Outline for another book, tentatively entitled THE RIDDLE OF THE DEPLORABLE DANDY, which is a sequel to SHIPWRECKED SPINSTER," she said.***Candice Hern has a Signet Regency scheduled for February 2001, tentatively titled "The Last Season" It is the story a a shy mousy young woman who learns she has only 6 months to live and decideds to live it up! No, she doesn't die, but she does cause a lot of trouble before she realizes the doctor was wrong. Candice is also working on a long historical romance for Avon an unconfirmed early 2001 publish date. This is of a woman sold at auction by her husband. Title and date unconfirmed as yet.***Miranda Jarrett will have two Fairbourne books in the fall of 2000. STARLIGHT and STAR BRIGHT are the first two stories of the next generation Fairbournes. ***SANDRA HINGSTON (aka MALLORY BURGESS), is working on a regency series for Dell. It is centered on girls at a (School for Scandal) young ladies academy.***Elena Greene: "I just finished THE WEDDING WAGER, a novella scheduled for Zebra's 2001 JUNE BRIDES anthology. THE INCORRIGIBLE LADY CATHERINE is due the summer of 2001 and Lady Catherine has two school friends who are also clamoring to have their stories told. I'm having fun with the THREE DISGRACES; I hope that eventually readers will, too."***Jesse Watson's new book THE COUNTRY MOUSE deals with a less than graceful hero and and the sensible, bold Lavinia, whose servants are plotting for a match between them (December 2000 Zebra). Janis: The scene where the hero and heroine meet was actually written many years ago, but the idea of a less than graceful hero stayed with me and I resurected it for "THE COUNTRY MOUSE". I noticed John DeSalvos is on the cover right off the bat!! (Can you tell he is my favorite model? - grin) Can you find him in the other covers in this issue?)
Mary Balogh has completed the sequel to MORE THAN A MISTRESS - NO MAN'S MISTRESS. "For those of you waiting for the sequels to "One Night For Love", I am writing Lauren's story. In this book, I am introducing a family of hellions, four brothers and two sisters. I am already rubbing my hands in glee over a prospective six books about the Bedwyns." Mary reports. Mary said, "Dell is currently looking at 5 or 6 of my older books with a view to buying and reissuing them somewhere down the road. Nothing real definite this year, but I'm hoping." Mary's A PROMISE OF SPRING is being reissued this October by Regency Press. ***Shelly Thacker's working title in progress is JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT.***Eloisa James has finished ENCHANTING PLEASURES.*** Sherri Cobb South's BRIGHTON HONEYMOON, is sequel to THE WEAVER TAKES A WIFE. Sherri: "Next fall there'll be a third Weaver book, FRENCH LEAVE, which features the Weaver's villain as its hero."
***JULIA LONDON's THE ROGUES OF REGENT STREET: A RUTHLESS CHARMER (Dell 10-00). Julia's historical series for Dell explores the recklessness of youth as three men come to realize how easily life and love may be lost. Foundation for series is the death of one of the Rogues of Regent Street. Four men of privilege who have earned their reputations through reckless living and scandalous disregard for their positions in society. The needless death of Phillip Rothenbow sparks a chain of events that forces the remaining three to face their own mortality and the quality of life they have foolishly squandered. The first installment "A DANGEROUS GENTLEMAN" is Lord Albright's story after killing his cousin in a duel. The second book THE RUTHLESS CHARMER will be about Julian Dane, (Phillip's constant friend) who is being slowly tormented by guilt from the death of Phillip. The violent and unnecesary death of his close friend plagues Julian to the verge of death...until he again lays eyes on his secret love, Phillip's intended Claudia Whiney (10-00). The third book THE BEAUTIFUL STRANGER is about Lord Arthur Christian, brother of Alex Christian from "WICKED ANGEL" mid 2001.*** Susan Krinard reports that her third book in the Wolf trilogy, very tentatively called SECRET OF THE WOLF will be for Berkley/Jove.***Happy Reading! Marilyn