And I get to be one of the vanguard authors. It’s pretty cool, really. I get to wear a spacey looking suit and fly in hovercraft…oh, um…not really. Sigh… I just think being a vanguard should come with something Sci-Fi like, don’t you? 🙂
Okay, on with Harlequin’s new thing! They are releasing two category books together in one volume. Rather than being stacked in Harlequin’s special sections in bookstores, they’ll be sold along with all the other single titles. They’ve been doing this in the UK for years (with a great deal of success, I might add), but it’s a brand-new venture for Harlequin in North America. The imprint is called Showcase and one of May’s launch books will include my The Sicilian’s Marriage Arrangement (winner of CataRomance’s Reviewers Choice Award) and Julia James’ The Greek’s Virgin Bride.
I love when publishers try something different – it’s good for readers and authors!
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The Sicilian’s Marriage Arrangement (by Lucy Monroe): Hope Bishop is stunned when darkly sexy Sicilian tycoon Luciana di Valerio proposes marriage. Brought up by her wealthy but distant grandfather, she is used to fading into the background. But Luciano’s sensual lovemaking makes her feel vibrantly alive. Hope falls in love with her husband and is blissfully happy—until she discovers that Luciano married her to fulfill his own ruthless agenda…!
The Greek’s Virgin Bride (by Julia James): As the illegitimate granddaughter of a famous Greek billionaire, Andrea Fraser was disowned at birth and grew up in poverty. Now, at the age of twenty-five, she is unexpectedly called to Greece, where shocking news awaits her-Andrea’s grandfather has found her a husband! She’s promised to tycoon Nikos Vassilis as part of a business deal. But Andrea has no intention of meekly accepting a marriage of convenience. Nikos may be the most sophisticated man she’s ever met, but she’ll be leaving him the first chance…
Watch for the book video and more information on the book in May! 🙂