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- Judith A. Lansdowne's next book is MY FAIR LORD QUIGGLEY (11-01) is a mix of Regency romp, a little bit of Gothic mystery thrown in with several good characters to add to the reader's enjoyment.

*** Samantha James announced that she will be writing three more historicals for Avon books, this time set in the Regency period. She's busy working on the first, a tale of the eldest in a family of three - two brothers and a sister. In the meantime, she's looking forward to the June release of THE TRUEST HEART.

*** Donna Simpson's (aka Charlotte Bennett) next book is MISS TRUELOVE BECKONS 6-01 by Zebra. BELLE OF THE BALL is scheduled for release by Zebra 11-01. February 2002 will see "A Rake's Redemption" release. Donna said, "I have just signed another contract with Kensington for a full-length Regency novel entitled "A Country Courtship". It is a sweet tale of mistaken identity and love, and is written along the theme of "She Stoops To Conquer", for anyone who has ever aread that piece of 18th century comedy."

*** Julia Quinn, "In book news, "THE VISCOUNT WHO LOVED ME, is being followed by the #3 in the series, "AN OFFER FROM A GENTLEMAN". This one is about Benedict Bridgerton and is a bit of a Cinderella story. On sale July 2001. Also coming this summer on Amazon -- an alternate ending to HOW TO MARRY A MARQUIS! Don't worry, it's still ends happily. The epilogue in HTMM is actually the second one I wrote. The first epilogue has been sitting on my computer for years", Julia said. And yes, Colin will have his own book. Julia said, "ROMANCING MR. BRIDGERTON will go on sale in summer 2002."

***Dorothy Compton who had a new book come out in April, is the mother of Regency author June Calvin. Dorothy's book HONORABLE INTENTIONS is from Awe-Struck Publications and is the story of a marriage of convenience. The Marquess of Burlingale must marry the Cit's daughter or let his family sink into poverty? He never expects his choice to lead to love! Victoria must marry the Marquess or be banished to her hated aunt's home. She insists it must be a marriage of convenience. Once wed to the handsome lord, she wishes his intentions were not quite so honorable. As for him, he long ago regretted the vow he longs to break.

***Emma Jensen has noted that the third book in her current series , tentatively titled "SPELLBOUND" is about St. Wulfstan's story, set in London and western Ireland, and should be out next fall.

*** For those who have been trying to get M&B Historicals, as well as the Readers Choice editions, Harlequin Historicals have picked up a number of regencies from M&B, which is a new thing. If there are particular M&B historical authors or titles you want, ask Harlequin Historicals in Ny. Also you can buy them on the UK amason website http://amazon.co.uk."

Nicola Cornick recently said that she had confirmation that The Steepwood Scandal Regency series would be coming out in the US Harlequin Reader Service one book per month from June 2002. No plans yet for it to go retail. More information on the series can be found on Nicola Cornick's website.

***Julie Byrne will be having a new release in July titled AN INDEPENDENT LADY. Julia is also an Australian M&B author.

*** Elizabeth Bailey is an English writer for M & B Regencies.

***Anne Gracie has a contemporary comedy (9-01) HOW THE SHERIFF WAS WON from Harlequin Duets, and another historical in (9-01) AN HONORABLE THIEF, but isn't sure if will be out in US or Australia.

***Shannon Donnelly, " My second Regency, A DANGEROUS COMPROMISE, is due out from Zebra in June 2001. Plus I'll have a short story in the AUTUMN KITTENS Anthology from Zebra in October 2001. And UNDER THE KISSING BOUGH is due in bookstores in late 2001. I'll have a Valentine's story out in 2002, and two more Regencies out in 2002!"

***Elizabeth Mansfield is working on a new Regency tentatively titled GIRL IN THE PERSIAN SHAWL.

***Carla Kelly will have a new book out in December 2001 "One Good Turn" and the reprint of "Miss Chartley's Guided Tour" will be out in November.

***Jo Beverley: " CHRISTMAS ANGEL will reissued in December and HAZARD in May 2002. HAZARD features Race de Vere and Lady Anne Peckworth. Also, a new character has walked into my fictional world -- Tristan Tregallows, the Duke of St. Raven. I've never written a duke before, so that should be a fun ride."

*** Connie Mason,"Julian's story, A BREATH OF SCANDAL, out in March 2001,has the third sequel - A TOUCH SO WICKED (located in Scotland) early in 2002."

*** Mary Jo Putney, "I'm just starting the third of the historical Bride Trilogy. (Or series? We'll see! The working title is THE BARTERED BRIDE, and it's an adventurous story featuring Gavin Elliott, the Scottish-American merchant and sea captain from THE CHINA BRIDE. He meets his fate in Amy the heroine's daughter from SHATTERED RAINBOWS of my Fallen Angels series. This won't be out till early 2002. The paperback release of THE CHINA BRIDE is scheduled for next August. SILK AND SHADOWS, the first book of my Silk Trilogy, did very well so the second in the series, SILK AND SECRETS, will be out from Signet in November with a lovely new cover. (Both SILK AND SECRETS and the first of the trilogy, VEILS OF SILK, are still in print with the original covers if you read the first book and don't want to wait for the rest of the series.)

*** 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. Carola said, "Two of my Regencies which have only appeared in hard cover are now available as e-books, for download, or on disk. The are MISS JACOBSON'S JOURNEY and THE FROG EARL, at www.BelgraveHouse.com --- At her website there is a list of all the new mysteries she is doing.

*** Wilma Counts, "THE TROUBLE WITH HARRIET" is the sequel to "THE WAGERED WIFE" and is the story of Trevor's brother Marcus, his precocious ward and the troublesome woman with whom he shares guardianship with." "My November release is MISS RICHARDSON COMES OF AGE and is Annabelle's book". "I didn't have a book for Charlotte, I think I am too far away from that "family" to keep them in character, so to speak. However, I THINK Theo, the friend with whom Trevor (Wagered Wife) goes to the Peninsula, will be the hero of my second historical. So far I plan for it to be about labor problems in the midlands near the end of the Regency".

*** Coming soon from Sandra Hill is MY FAIR VIKING. This is Adam the Healer's story; he was a secondary character in THE OUTLAW VIKING and THE BEWITCHED VIKING. This book marks a different direction for me as well since it is a female Viking story. Picture Adam (who is not a small man) being kidnapped by a Viking warrior princess...an Amazon-like woman who is perfectly capable of hoisting my hero over her shoulder and carrying him off to her longship. I describe this book as a combination "My Fair Lady," Pygmalion, Calamity Jane and Xena: Warrior Princess. Laughter is guaranteed. I also have a humorous Christmas anthology coming next October in collaboration with the hilarious Trish Jensen and Kate Holmes (aka Anne Avery). Still on the drawing boards (in other words, not written) are: a sequel to THE LAST VIKING and TRULY, MADLY VIKING, involving the third brother, Magnus; a sequel to THE LOVE POTION, involving Luc's brother, Remy; and a sequel to FRANKLY, MY DEAR and SWEETER SAVAGE LOVE, involving more of the Baptiste family", Sandra reports.


***Deborah Hale, "I have another Regency coming out in June, titled THE WEDDING WAGER. I'll be working on my seventh book for Harlequin Historicals, CARPETBAGGER'S wIFE, and hopefully another Regency or Georgian-era story after that."

***Candice Hern: My historical romance from Avon has been re-scheduled yet again. THE BRIDE is now due to be published in January 2002. I will also post the opening chapter as we get closer to publication date."

*** Patricia Bray (Coming in Fall 2001) - Who wants to be a Duchess? Marcus Heywood lives a quiet country life which is turned upside down when he learns that he is the new Duke of Torringford. But his new rank comes with a price, for in order to receive the old Duke's fortune, the new Duke must be married by his thirtieth birthday, which is just four weeks away. Faced with the urgent need for a wife, his younger brother suggests that Marcus place an advertisement for his Duchess, and laughingly pens the ad. But no one is laughing when the advertisement is accidentally delivered to the newspaper, and printed for all to see. Within days Marcus has received hundreds of letters from women eager to become the next Duchess of Torringford. Now all he has to do is choose among them....

*** Sherry-Anne Jacobs (aka Anna Jacobs) (likes to write about Northern England. "You don't know me as well in the US as they do in the UK and Australia but I'm doing pretty well in those countries. I'd like to announce the publication of two books and if you want to read about my other books, first chapters, covers and information are up on my web site at http://www.annajacobs.com ". "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 from Lancashire (the North of England) sets the town on its ears. So many regencies have southern heroines, I wanted to redress the balance", Sherry noted. Two more Anna Jacobs books,A FORBIDDEN EMBRACE & LIKE NO OTHER, this time historical romances, have been sold to a UK publisher, Severn House. These books will be published in hardback only. A Forbidden Embrace (ISBN 0 7278 5646 4) is a regency romance in which a spirited young lady. This will appear in mid-2001. Like No Other - The paperback version of this book will be published in early May in the UK, 1-2 months later in the rest of the world. Lancashire Lass in paperback edition will be released in early 2001. Jessie The publisher has just decided to 'rejacket' Jessie with the new artist whose covers for Like No Other are so gorgeous. As you can imagine, I'm thrilled to pieces. That should be ready later this year.

***Cathy Maxwell brings us up-to-date: I've signed another contract with Avon and am busy working away on a new book scheduled for 2002 tentatively titled THE SPENDER STUD. We'll see if the title sticks.

***Julia Ross' next book (The English Georgian one) will be released in August 2001. We're still waiting for final confirmation on the title. she said."

*** Ann Lawrence's new "LORD OF THE MIST" (7-01) is a medieval. Her virtual reality series will have a third book in June 2002. Titled "Virtual Warrior" it is the story of Neil from "VIRTUAL DESIRE" who have not only given up on love, but is consumed with the idea he has failed the ones most close to him. He would like to live a life without responsibility or pain. You must go to Ann's site and see the cover for THE LORD OF THE MIST!! My favorite model! (sigh, grin).

Lord Of The Mist The Duke Ambitious Baronet A Sister's Quest
***Barbara Dawson Smith: "I'm just now finishing up book 2 about the Kenyon family, which will go on sale next summer."

***Melanie George, "my next book is HANDSOME DEVIL and will be out in July. It is book two in the "Devil" series. I've been asked to extend the series to three books. Book three THE DEVIL'S DUE, out in November. The first "Devil" book, DEVIL MAY CARE, is still available."

*** THE DUKE is Book 1 in Gaelen's new series, the Knight Miscellany series.Coming in Spring 2002! Two books in two consecutive months, which means no more waiting for the latest romance from Gaelen Foley. The next two stories in the the Knight Miscellany series, are about the dangerous, irresistible twins of the Knight family returning from the Napoleonic wars, one a hot-blooded soldier, the other a cool, cunning spy...LORD OF FIRE and LORD OF ICE.

***Katherine Kingsley, " I'm now working on the spin-off from IN THE PRESENCE OF ANGELS, Pip and John-Henry's story, entitled LILIES ON THE LAKE."

***Elizabeth Boyle, "I finally have confirmation from Avon as to the title of my next book, Once Tempted, which will be a July 2001 release. Here is a brief peek at the story: When the Marquis of Bradstone drowned, any hope of Miss Olivia Sutton seeing her name cleared of murder sank with him. After seven long years, her faithless lover makes a miraculous return to London. But what the Marquis doesn't bargain for is that a lady once ruined, never forgets."

*** Elizabeth Thornton, "PRINCESS CHARMING" (is set in 1816, with a war widow, who inherits a legacy and finds herself plunged into a deadly game of greed, lust for power and murder) is the first book in a two book series. The next is called "THE PERFECT PRINCESS" and should be out 10/11-01. Each book stands alone, but characters who appear in "PRINCESS CHARMING" (Richard Maitland and his bodyguard, Sergeant Harper) now become lead characters. Yes, Richard is finally going to get his own story and his own leading lady. (He also appeared in "WHISPER HIS NAME"). And all because you, my readers, requested it.

***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.

***Karen Ranney, "The Highland Lords" series starts with ONE MAN'S LOVE 4-01 and book #2 is ONE MAN'S TEMPTATION 4-02." She is running a contest on her website (click here) for an autographed copy of "ONE MAN'S LOVE". Karen said, "I am very pleased to announce that I've signed another three book contract with Avon."

***Amanda Quick SLIGHTLY SHADY (hardcover Bantam spring 2001) The first book in Amanda Quick's new Regency romantic-suspense series featuring Lavinia Lake and Tobias March.

***Linda Needham, "It's wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! MY WICKED EARL (Avon) will be out on the stands in late July/early August 2001."

***Stephanie Laurens's #7 installment of the Bar Cynster series is CHILLINGWORTH'S STORY from Avon Books in September 2001. At the end of book #6, the earl of Chillingworth is elected an honorary Cynster for services renedered to the Bar Cynster. Devil, in his inimitable fashion, reminds Chillingworth that he needs an heir. Chillingworth agrees, but he is adamant about the price he's willing to pay - a simple marriage will achieve the same result - he has absolutely no intention of going to the extremes the Cynsters as a whole seem to find so inescapable. Having seen the fell consequences of what he refers to as the Cynsters' Achilles heel - their apparently inescapable fate of falling deeply in love with women as strong as they are - Chillingworth is more determined than even they were to escape the difficulties of love. To ensure the required heir together with a continued peaceful existence untrammelled by emotional upheavals, he devises a plan to keep his marriage, and any prospective wife, firmly in their place. Unfortunately for him, his plan develops a life of its own. Number eight is Amanda's, #9 Amelia's, and #10 takes place at a later date and is about Simon.

*** 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.

***Laura Kinsale's ENCHANTER (sequel to FOR MY LADY'S HEART) is Allegreto's story, set in the late 14th century. The manuscript is scheduled to be completed by April, 2001, although a publication date has not been set.

***Katherine Kingsley, "I'm now working on the spin-off from IN THE PRESENCE OF ANGELS, Pip and John-Henry's story, entitled LILIES ON THE LAKE."

***Shannon Donnelly," My second Regency, A Dangerous Compromise, is due out from Zebra in June 2001. Plus I'll have a short story in the Autumn Kittens Anthology from Zebra in October 2001. And Under the Kissing Bough is due in bookstores in late 2001. I'll have a Valentine's story out in 2002, and two more Regencies out in 2002!"

***From a recent newsletter, Patricia Veryan reported she has submittted the outline for another book, tentatively entitled THE RIDDLE OF THE DEPLORABLE DANDY, which is a sequel to SHIPWRECKED SPINSTER," she said.

*** Sandra Hingston (aka Mallory Burgess), "Those who are wondering whose story will come next in the School for Scandal series, I'm pleased to report that I've finished the second book, How to Redeem a Rogue, in which bitchy Katherine Devereaux finally learns to be a human being and, in the process, makes her peace with Gwen and Bess. Oh, and I nearly forgot,there's a man in there, too. His name is...well, nobody's sure what his name is, least of all Katherine. "

***Elena Greene: " THE WEDDING WAGER, is 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."

***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. "I am hoping that since Dell liked Lauren's story, they may let me do one about Gwen, as it was my original idea for Neville, Lauren, and Gwen's stories to be a trilogy." "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 said.

***Shelley Bradley said, "in October 2001, I'll have a Victorian Christmas book, set in 1852. 2002 should see the release of another early Victorian (1837) and possible another Regency. You and several others have asked for another Regency, so I might do that. I enjoyed it the first time, so why not?"

*** Elizabeth Boyle, " I finally have confirmation from Avon as to the title of my next book, ONCE TEMPTED, which will be a July 2001 release. Here is a brief peek at the story: When the Marquis of Bradstone drowned, any hope of Miss Olivia Sutton seeing her name cleared of murder sank with him. After seven long years, her faithless lover makes a miraculous return to London. But what the Marquis doesn't bargain for is that a lady once ruined, never forgets."

***Patricia Bray's newest book WHO WANTS TO BE A DUCHESS? is a story of a new Duke must be married by his thirtieth birthday, which is just four weeks away. Faced with the urgent need for a wife, his younger brother suggests that Marcus place an advertisement for his Duchess, and laughingly pens the ad. But no one is laughing when the advertisement is accidentally delivered to the newspaper, and printed for all to see. Within days Marcus has received hundreds of letters from women eager to become the next Duchess of Torringford. Now all he has to do is choose among them.... Coming in Fall 2001.

***Margaret Moore has a second medieval for Avon, tentatively titled "THE BRIDE AND HER BARON". It is a sequel to THE MAIDEN AND HER KNIGHT, which will be out in October. If you'd like to read an excerpt, or see the covers, here's a link to her website.

*** Jo Ann Ferguson,"I have the following books coming out in 2001. , "The Dowager Dilemma" A Kiss for Mama May Zebra Regency , A Highland Folly June Zebra Regency, His Lady Midnight November Zebra Regency, Call Back Yesterday (aka J.A. Ferguson) TBA ImaJinn Books 2002, Daughter of the Fox (wa J.A. Ferguson) TBA ImaJinn Books."

***Shelly Thacker's working title in progress is JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT.

*** Susan Krinard, "My next novel, the third in my historical werewolf trilogy, will be out in October from Berkley: SECRET OF THE WOLF, Quentin's story. In the meantime, I'm working on the next book, a non=werewolf historical fantasy that still has strong ties to nature and animals. It's to be set in Regency England -- my first "stab" at that time period, so I'm up to my ears in research!"

*** Sherri Cobb South, "FRENCH LEAVE" is the story of Lord Waverly, the villain from "THE WEAVER TAKES A WIFE". It's four years later, and Waverly is living in France, where he becomes entangled in assisting a very young nun to escape from a convent. She persuades him to escort her to her English grandfather (her father was English), but when they get there, Grandpa's dead, so Waverly is stuck with marrying the girl, since he finds (to his surprise) that he's not dishonorable enough to abandon her alone in a strange country."

***Julia London's THE ROGUES OF REGENT STREET - The third book THE BEAUTIFUL STRANGER is about Lord Arthur Christian, brother of Alex Christian from WICKED ANGEL mid 2001. - Lord Arthur Christian, the brother of Alex Christian in Wicked Angel, is the last "surviving" Rogue. Phillip's death has shown Arthur that life is precious and short-and that he has never really lived, except in the shadow of others. The guilt he feels for Phillip's death has festered for two years, tormenting him in frequent dreams of Phillip. Arthur believes he turned a blind eye to Phillip's mounting troubles, and actually aided him in his destructive course. After two years have passed, Arthur is ready to explode with a frustration he cannot put down. So when news comes that Phillip's last investment, his last grasp for normalcy-a cattle venture in Scotland-is failing, Arthur goes there to avenge his failures and Phillip's name. He does not anticipate is the unexpected and unwanted company of a woman who drives him mad. Because of her, Arthur embarks on a journey that illuminates the potential for a quality of life he has only dreamed of.

Kerry McKinnon is a widow fighting to keep her farm from being overtaken by sheep farmers as has happened in other Highland glens, but is fast losing ground. When she receives notice that she is to be evicted, she immediately sets out to beg her banker for help. In the course of that trip she is inadvertently thrown into the path of a beautiful stranger who makes her feel desires she has not felt in years. Though they are as far removed from one another's lives as two people possible could be, they share a moment in time in which they fall in love.

But when the world creeps in and events take hold, the differences between them are glaring and seemingly insurmountable, making them question the quality of their lives.

*** Happy Reading! Marilyn
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