Wednesday, August 31, 2005

While you are waiting for my post-Aus/NZ trip news...

You might want to check this book out. It's definitely on my TBB list!

Garden of Eden featured in ELLORA'S CAVEMEN: LEGENDARY TAILS II by Jaci Burton (Ellora's Cave, June 2005)



Dr. Eden Mason has spent the past hundred years orbiting the Earth in stasis. Since a nuclear war destroyed everything, she and the other inhabitants of the space pods are the only survivors of the global meltdown. One special passenger has joined them-Adam-an alien sent to recreate what was once a thriving, beautiful planet. But Adam needs Eden to fulfill his goal, in a way she never expected.

Adam has loved Eden since he first came to Earth, but her father refused to allow him to meet her. Instead, the brilliant scientist kept Adam secluded while they engineered a way to save some of Earth's inhabitants before the inevitable destruction. Now Adam can touch Eden, taste her, love her like he's always wanted to, at the same time fulfilling his duty to revitalize the planet.

His love for her is energizing and Eden begins to hope that life on new Earth will be a lush garden of sensual pleasures. But Adam's not telling her everything that will happen, and his secret may end up destroying them both.

Read an excerpt.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

A really intriguing book...

Okay...when I read the back cover copy for this book, I was immediately intrigued and I figured you all would be too.  Check this out:
 
HEART CHOICE by Robin D. Owens
Publisher: Berkley (July 5, 2005)
 
 
Tracker Straif Blackthorn has returned to Druida City after his last rescue mission, intending to repair his home and resume the noble duties he abandoned at seventeen, when he lost his family to disease.  He's futilely searched Celta for a cure.
 
But he may be too late! A secret enemy schemes to claim his title, his lands, and destroy the woman he loves. As an interior designer Mitchella Clover dreamt of someone saying "no expense spared."  Unfortunately it's a wildly attractive GreatLord who offers her the chance of a lifetime - to restore an ancient showplace.
 
She knows she can never give Straif what he truly wants, but can she resist him? The job isn't easy. Both the sentient Residence and Straif's new snobbish Fam cat have remodeling ideas, and Mitchella's ward instantly dislikes Straif.
 
Everyone's back! Characters from HeartMate, Heart Thief and Heart Duel appear to help renovate the Residence, solve the mystery, give advice on the perfect duel - or meddle. And the first baby of the next generation is born...
 
If that doesn't totally hook you, then read the excerpt and it will!
 
Hugs from Down Under,
Lucy

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

NZ was incredible and Melbourne is GORGEOUS...

We had a smashing time in NZ and you'll be able to read about in my hubby's trip report next week, but I just wanted to pop in and say hi and tell you all that we've moved on to Australia now.  Melbourne is totally beautiful.  I can't really explain it except to say that there is an appreciation for the aesthetic in pretty much everything.  The buildings...the structures...the way things are laid out.  Totally fantastic.
 
But then NZ was incredible as well.  The trees are just amazing...so different from back home and yet soul stirring in an altogether different way.  Can you tell that I have a love affair with trees?  LOL  Although it is winter over here, that didn't stop the kids from getting their feet wet in the South Pacific while we were in NZ either.  And the warmth of the New Zealand romance writers made up for any chill in the winter clime, let me tell you.  I don't think I've ever felt such an immediate heart reaction with a group of writers before.  It was totally fabulous and I loved every minute of the conference.
 
But my friend Serena says everyone in RWAus is just lovely and I'm certain I will leave this continent every bit as enamored of its writers and its people!  I'm certainly looking forward to meeting my online friends.  I got a chance to meet a few at a booksigning at Rendezvous Books yesterday.  Myrna and Annalise know just how to make an out of town writer feel at home and of course meeting Jane, whom I'd corresponded with online and a couple of readers I hadn't was the highlight. :)
 
Watch this space for info on another totally fab book...talk soon!
 
Hugs and blessings from Down Under,
Lucy

Saturday, August 13, 2005

A terrific book and last minute words before leaving for New Zealand

We're leaving for New Zealand on Monday morning and I wanted to post about a terrific book by an author I hold in super high esteem before I go.  (I'll try to post from NZ, but know I'll be able to in Australia...so keep checking this space!)

 

Hugs,

Lucy

 

BEYOND CONTROL by Rebecca York

(Berkley, August 2005)

 

BEYOND CONTROL, by Rebecca York, tells the story of telepaths who discover and develop their powers only when they sexually link with another of their kind. 

Jordan Walker and Lindsay Fleming meet at a Washington, D. C., cocktail party.  When they touch, they experience an electric moment of psychic awareness.  As they explore the unique bond forming between them, they discover that the more intimate their contact, the more their psychic powers develop. 

As with York’s Moon books, Lindsay and Jordan must work out their personal relationship against a background of danger and suspense after they stumble onto his murder cover-up at a secret biological weapons lab. At the same time, two other telepaths who want all the psychic goodies for themselves set out to wipe Jordan and Lindsay from the face of the earth.

Rebecca York says that, "Publishers wouldn’t touch a story with this unique blend of suspense and sensuality 15 years ago.  But the characters and the plot wouldn’t let me go, so I held onto them until the time was right."

 

Excerpt

 

ABOUT REBECCA YORK

Ever since she can remember, Ruth Glick has loved making up stories full of adventure, romance and suspense. As a child she corralled her friends into adventure games or acted out romantic suspense stories with a cast of dolls. But she never assumed she could be an author, because she couldn't spell. Her life changed, however, with the invention of the word processor and spelling checker--and the help of her husband, Norman Glick, who spots spelling errors from fifty paces away.  Writing as Rebecca York, she has authored or co-authored over 45 romantic suspense novels, many for Harlequin Intrigue's very popular 43 Light Street series, set in Baltimore, and many with paranormal elements.

 

REVIEWS

WOW! This was certainly one very hot, steamy, mind boggling and exciting suspense thriller. . .  an absolutely riveting tale of suspense . . . with well-developed characters, stunning sensuality and some clever twists. A truly dynamite read! --Romance Designs    

 

BEYOND CONTROL . . . plays out on two interwoven levels. The storyline is action-packed from the opening sequence at Maple Creek and never slows down until the lead couple learns what happened there.  The tale also contains a delightful romance between Jordan and Lindsay that starts off with A Strangers in the Night encounter . . . and plays out on physical and paranormal planes. .. . a strong suspense-laden romantic tale.   --Harriet Klausner

 

Four plus, Top Pick  --RT Book club

Monday, August 01, 2005

Back from RWA...

I've got so much I want to post...I'm afraid I'll get overwhelmed and not post any of it, but I had a wonderful time at RWA and meeting friends, readers, editors, booksellers and other industry professionals was the highlight.  Definitely...I love people.  Traveling with the Cox family is absolutely a dream and if anyone here hasn't read Maggie Cox yet, you are missing a totally fabulous author who deals with real life issues in a beautiful way.  She's got a book out in Promotional Presents this month (it'll be out mid-month) and I hope you all will pick up In Her Boss's Bed.
 
I've just gotten the news that Cataromance.com gave The Sheikh's Bartered Bride a Reviewers Choice Award and I'm properly chuffed.
 
I'm also way excited about the release of my August book, Blackmailed into Marriage.  It's a very special book for me and the reader letters from earlier releases of it oversees have made me cry with real joy and grin until my jaw aches. :)
 
Well, that's it for now...
 
Hugs,
Lucy