May 7 2008
I’ve never said that before, have I? Before I get to the upcoming news, let me remind the readers that there were two outstanding Caroline Linden ARC’s for her June book, A Rake’s Guide to Seduction. Two readers didn’t come forward so I am re-opening the opportunity. Caroline Linden writes smart historicals. I’ve always thought that her readership is the Madeline Hunter, Jane Feather readers. So if you like those two authors I think you’ll like Linden.
Now for the new News. A couple of months ago, I received the review copy for Loretta Chase’s Your Scandalous Ways. Chase has been a long time favorite and I’ve always said that Jessica Trent from Lord of Scoundrels is one of my most favorite heroines ever. That said, because I have such high expectations of Chase, I’m always a little afraid to start a new book in case I might be disappointed.
Let me just say that if Chase never writes another book after Your Scandalous Ways, her contribution to the romance genre would be exemplary. Your Scandalous Ways is a perfect book, in my opinion. I’m giving her an A. What’s more, three other people here at Dear Author have read it: Jayne, Jia and Robin. They would all give this book some variation of an A. (You’ll get to read Jayne’s thoughts near the release date).
We’ve had such good success in our past giveaways that I begged HarperCollins for a few early copies and they rustled up 5. Tomorrow you can read my expanded thoughts on the book and comment for a copy. The contest will be a question about the excerpt so you might want to read it tonight and be prepared. Also, I am gushing tomorrow so maybe don’t eat breakfast before you read the post.