Tuesday, September 25, 2007

October Release--Elizabeth I

I have another release next Tuesday, Oct. 2--The Queen's Handmaiden, a novel of Elizabeth I. This is historical fiction (with some romance) under my Jennifer Ashley handle. The cover is lovely.

Interestingly, the new Cait Blanchett Elizabeth I movie is releasing October 12. I had no idea the two would be out in the same month!

The book takes Elizabeth from the death of her father, Henry VIII, through the reigns of Edward and Mary, to the death of Elizabeth's governess, Kat Ashley, in 1565.

I wrote this with the idea that people who knew very little of Elizabeth's early life (which is usually not gone into in much depth) could come away with a portrait of Elizabeth as princess and her first challenges as queen.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Talk Like a Pirate and NOR Award nomination

My friend and colleague Bonnie Vanak reminded me it's Talk Like a Pirate Day! I can't believe I of all people forgot about that. My pirates would reprimand me. (Let's see, Grayson Finley, James Ardmore, and Christopher Raine ganging up on me.... I'm not seeing the bad, here.)

Also, the first two Immortals books, The Calling and The Darkening are up for awards at Night Owl Romance. Go and vote if you are so inclined. The books are in the same category (best print paranormal)--but you can vote more than once! In fact a lot of great stories are nominated all the way down.
See http://www.nightowlromance.com/nightowlromance/ and scroll down to the N.O.R. awards.

Take care, and talk like a pirate a little today!


Friday, September 07, 2007

New Cover

I love flashy new covers, and I just got this one for my April 2008 book--Highlander Ever After. I just turned in this manuscript, too, which is why I've been quiet in blogland. Writing, writing, writing.....

Thanks everyone for the sightings of Immortals: Th e Gathering. It made it to USA Today--number 109. Yay!!! I was very worried!

What have I been up to? Well, writing--that's the main thing. My husband and I sadly lost a friend recently. We knew he was very ill, so we weren't shocked, but still...

To de-stress, I've been reading a lot, and as soon as I catch up with things, I'll do a reading post.

In the meantime, enjoy my Highlander. :-) This is Egan McDonald's story, the Highlander you meet in Penelope & Prince Charming and The Mad, Bad Duke.