Always happy to share a David Bowie video and I think Changes is such a great song. Hmm, maybe I can work my all-time fave David Bowie song Heroes into a blog in the future. I think it’s got potential!
There have been Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes in Campbellandia over the last year. And I’m finally in a position to let my Banditas and Bandita Buddies know all about them. Huzzah!
A few of you have contacted me asking when the next book is out. The answer is…
In North America, I’ve changed publishers from Avon to Grand Central Publishing (I’m still with HarperCollins in Australia). SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED (I love that title – it was actually my working title and I’m so glad that Grand Central have decided to keep it) is the first book in my first series called “Sons of Sin”. The link between the books in what is currently projected as a trilogy is that scandal surrounds the birth of each of my aristocratic heroes. I’m currently working on the second book which has a vaguely Scarlet Pimpernel feel and I’m having a wonderful time with the story.
Anyway, back to SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED. It’s a very gothic take on Beauty and the Beast. I know all my stories are BATB but this one’s really OVERT. In fact, even the characters know they’re in a Beauty and the Beast story, LOL! It opens with brave, beautiful Sidonie Forsythe presenting herself at half-ruined Castle Craven on the Devon Coast to save her sister from a fate worse than death. But while the man she meets might be scarred and tormented, he’s no monster. I fell in love with beastly Jonas Merrick, the ‘rogue’ of the title, and I hope readers will too.
Here’s the blurb:
WILL A WEEK OF SEDUCTION . . .
Desperate to save her sister’s life, Sidonie Forsythe has agreed to submit herself to a terrible fate: Beyond the foreboding walls of Castle Craven, a notorious, hideously scarred scoundrel will take her virtue over the course of seven sinful nights. Yet instead of a monster, she encounters a man like no other. And during this week, she comes to care for Jonas Merrick in ways that defy all logic-even as a dark secret she carries threatens them both.
. . . SPARK A LIFETIME OF PASSIONATE SURRENDER?
Ruthless loner Jonas knows exactly who he is. Should he forget, even for a moment, the curse he bears, a mere glance in the mirror serves as an agonizing reminder. So when the lovely Sidonie turns up on his doorstep, her seduction is an even more delicious prospect than he originally planned. But the hardened outcast is soon moved by her innocent beauty, sharp wit, and surprising courage. Now as dangerous enemies gather at the gate to destroy them, can their new, fragile love survive?
The picture above is of Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland. Castle Craven in ROGUE is actually on the Devon coast but I used this magnificent ruin (it once belonged to John of Gaunt which will make admirers of Anya Seton’s KATHERINE leap about with excitement) was the inspiration for the setting. Mind you, Jonas’s castle does have the odd habitable room, unlike Dunstanburgh! I mean, I need somewhere for the ‘bed’ of the title!
STOP PRESS! THE COVER IS UP ON AMAZON AND
YOU CAN PRE-ORDER IT! HUZZAH! ISN’T THIS A BEAUTIFUL COVER? I’M IN LURVE!!!!
Anyway, as you can imagine you’ll be hearing MUCH more about SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED over the next months, but I just wanted to give you all a heads up as to what’s happening and when you can expect a new Anna Campbell book. Over the next little while, I’ll be sharing an excerpt and I’m sure dropping many, MANY more hints about this new story.
Speaking of Anna Campbell books, I’m delighted to say I just heard that my 2011 release MIDNIGHT’S WILD PASSION has finaled in the Birmingham Southern Magic Chapter’s Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Even better, my lovely Bandita friend Donna MacMeans has finaled too with her great REDEEMING THE ROGUE. Congratulations, Donna!
So I thought I’d hold a giveaway to celebrate my publishing news and also this Award of Excellence final. One lucky commenter today will receive a signed copy of MIDNIGHT’S WILD PASSION.
So obviously that’s your October reading sorted (snork!). What other books are you looking forward to hitting the shelves this year? I know I’m really looking forward to all my Bandita sisters’ releases (that’s a no-brainer) and the new Madeline Hunter series “The Fairbourne Quartet” starting with THE SURRENDER OF MISS FAIRBOURNE this month. Tell me some of your reading plans and you might win MIDNIGHT’S WILD PASSION! How’s that for a deal?
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