Monday, July 14, 2008

Reviews, Special Releases and Appearances

There are some great reviews for this month's books, and some new appearances you won't want to miss!

First of all, from our monthly Spotlight-er Jessica Hart (and don't forget to enter the contest at!) and her latest release, Newlyweds of Convenience : "a heart-touching, charming read full of humor and heat". Blue Ribbon Rating: 5 - Romance Junkies

The Desert Prince's Proposal by Nicola Marsh: "Warm-hearted, fresh, tender and compelling...the perfect book to lose yourself into on a hot summer night!" Cataromance, 4 stars

"Shirley Jump's Boardroom Bride and Groom (4.5) is well plotted, and all of the characters are beautifully realized. While it's often humorous, keep some tissues handy too." Romantic Times, 4.5

And a few special releases this month:

Chosen As The Sheikh's Wife by Liz Fielding, as part of the 100 Arabian Nights release! "Full of humour, romance, wit and emotion, Chosen as the Sheikh’s Wife sparkles with all the warmth, charm and flair which readers have come to associate with Liz Fielding! Fast-paced, romantic, dramatic and absolutely impossible to put down, readers will not easily forget this wonderful story of redemption, new beginnings and hope by a wonderful storyteller who is in a class of her own!" (Cataromance)

Also from Liz as part of the Mills and Boon Centenary collection: "In THE TEMP AND THE TYCOON, Liz Fielding brings together two opposites in a story that takes the reader on a journey of laughter and misadventure, romantic tension all the way to an ending full of joy and emotion." (eharlequin reader review)

What else is up and coming? Barbara McMahon, Barbara Hannay and Jessica Hart are presenting a workshop at RWA Nationals in San Francisco called "Emotion, Emotion, Emotion, Writing Romance with Global Appeal" . For those attending the conference, it's at 9:45 on the Friday.

Several Harlequin Romance authors will be at the conference, as well as Romance editors.

Shirley Jump will be at the Midwest Writers' Workshop teaching an all-day intensive workshop on writing the romance as well as several shorter workshops on other writing topics. You can find more information on the website.

Mills and Boon is holding a Summer Sale...just click on this link and you can see what backlist books are up for grabs at FANTASTIC prices! There are also collections available, like this one, that have several anthologies included by some of your favourite authors!

And don't forget the Centenary contests where you can win fabulous prizes. Just go HERE to see what the latest offers are, put your name in and cross your fingers!

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