A couple of years ago, after decades of knowing each other, a small group of writer friends began to gather for lunch once a month. We would talk about family and life but then the topics would turn inevitably to writing and stories, the market and contracts, and other publishing topics. We were a mixed group – all published, most by traditional publishers, some of us trying our hand at indie publishing, too. Finally, someone said — hey, we’re all writers, we should write something together!
And that was the beginning our our series – The Blackwood Legacy – and our first anthology – Brandywine Brides!
We gathered for planning sessions. We climbed into cars and did road trips all over Chester County PA, looking at stone houses, horse farms and the Brandywine River as it ran down through historic Chadds Ford. It took months before the family’s history and the idea of the first connected collection took shape. One writer had to bow out and we recruited another to take her place. Finally, seven stories about seven generations of the Blackwood family took shape – from the patriarch Finlan Blackwood in 1721 down to the current owner and namesake Finn Blackwood.
Brandywine Brides is now available for pre-order and will debut on April 25 — we hope you’ll give us and the Blackwood Family a try…. it’s at a special price now – 99¢ – and available at most retailers
One Family ~ Seven Generations ~ A Legacy of Love
I was so excited to be invited to write a story for a limited-time-only Celtic ghost/haunted castle collection of novellas last fall and even more excited when that collection – ONCE UPON A HAUNTED CASTLE – hit the USA TODAY bestseller list! Now, I’m releasing my novella UPON A MISTY SKYE by itself — and it’s available now for preorder!
The story — On Scotland’s Isle of Skye, Alexander MacDonald and Isabel MacLeod were not supposed to meet or fall in love or marry. Now that they have, their parents mean to separate them, by any means possible. But the ghost of Duntulm Castle has other plans for the forbidden lovers.
Here are some links to the preorder pages —
I like to WRITE. I especially like to WRITE about hunky, highlander heroes. When I WRITE, I imagine being there, in the Highlands of Scotland with those hunky, highlander heroes. When I WRITE, I lose myself in the history and beauty of Scotland. When I WRITE, I dream of going back there….
If you’re looking for my word, it’s WRITE! Now, before you go and visit the rest of the authors – would you sign up to receive my email newsletter?
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Thanks! Have fun scavenging!
PS – all the clues and a list of authors and prizes can be found at : Coffeetime Romance.
I’ve been invited to speak at a very special event at the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, NJ on August 24th — a Girls’ Night Out!
I’ll be talking about writing romances, the covers we love and hate and answering questions from the audience. There will be chocolate and margaritas and even a few prizes given out — in other words – FUN! I hope you can be there. Contact the Monmouth Museum for more info or to sign up!
And yes, this is also open to MEN WHO DARE!
I know that had to grab your attention! A writing colleague is celebrating the release of her new book PLEASURE ME with a month-long blog event featuring lots of authors and giveaways. I’m today’s guest and chatting about the inspiration I get from Gerard Butler — especially while writing my upcoming Harlequin Historical – HIS ENEMY’S DAUGHTER!
Stop over, post a comment — I’m doing a giveaway and so is she! http://monicaburns.blogspot.com/2011/02/pleasure-me-with-terri-brisbin.html#more
It’s here!! Yes it is!! The second book in my STORM trilogy hits the stores in just hours…I’ve been staring at this gorgeous cover just waiting to share it with readers. I hope you’ll look for it and give it a try.
RT Book Reviews called it ‘fast-paced and wildly hot, with a touch of supernatural’ and Romance Junkies said it’s a ‘sensuous, lush historical tale with its basis in legends and folktales’. Both sound good to me!
Bottomline – it’s for anyone looking for a sexy, emotional story set in the highlands and islands of Scotland when the Vikings ruled and when magic still glimmered in the air….
And hey, isn’t the cover just gorgeous!?
To celebrate — I’ll be doing a couple of signings — first, this week, Wednesday September 29 at the Barnes and Noble store at the Christiana Mall in Newark DE. I’m signing from 5-7 and then meeting with the romance readers’ group to chat about both A STORM OF PASSION and A STORM OF PLEASURE.
Then, on Tuesday October 5th I’ll be visiting the Barnes and Noble store on Route 18 S in East Brunswick and signing and chatting with romance readers and authors like Judi McCoy, Jenna Kernan and Shelley Freydont. It’s all begins at 7:30pm….
And, A STORM OF PLEASURE is being featured in a special Nook promotion that provides some original contest that is downloaded to any Nook ‘activated’ in a B&N store! I’m thrilled to be part of that… Please let me know if you have a Nook and receive my article at a store.
A few months ago, I was invited to contribute a short story for the ongoing, popular MAMMOTH BOOK OF ______ ROMANCE series — this time for a MAMMOTH BOOK OF SCOTTISH ROMANCE. I said yes! Not sure if the title will remain the same, but I turned in “Kidnapping the Laird”, a short sexy story about a laird and his ignored wife, last week.
I just received this and wanted to share it with you —
Isn’t that just gorgeous? I think so, too! The release date is January 4, 2011 in the US and January 27, 2011 in the UK.