Wednesday, August 30, 2006

SOLD! The Concubine's Tale!

New Concepts has contracted The Concubine's Tale! Woohoo! This will be a first for me - a double romance - contemporary and historical at the same time.

Here's the blurb from my query letter. I need to shorten it and punch it up for the official blurb and tag line - which is going to drive me a little crazy.

Cait Lang is less than thrilled about having to present a rare artifact to antiquities collector Grant Pierson. Though Grant is a favorite client at the Madison-Greer Gallery where Cait is Curator, she resents his often arrogant attitude and the way her bosses fawn to get his attention.

Grant Pierson’s curiosity is peaked when the lovely but aloof Cait Lang calls to tell him about an Egyptian scroll that has come up for sale at Madison-Greer. When Cait begins to tell him the intricate and erotically charged story depicted in the ancient writing, he decides he has to

possess the scroll-and Cait.

Through the telling of the story of Nayari, concubine to a power-hungry magistrate, and Khanu, the brave warrior assigned to guard her, Cait and Grant discover their own long-suppressed passion. Shifting from present day to 1200 B.C., The Concubine’s Tale incorporates two emotional love stories connected through time by an ancient relic.

Now I have four stories awaiting release: Ravenstar's Bride [due September 1st - yikes, that's Friday!], The Adventures of Molten Man No. 1, [Due October], The Rebound Guy [TBD] and The Concubine's Tale, [TBD].

On the drawing board - Temporary Tattoos [shaping up nice at 28,000 words so far, a shapeshifter story for AQP and I have another hot, hot, hot sci-fi rolling around in my head for EC. That'll keep me busy for the next few months. I still feel like I'm swimming through maple syrup, though. I can't wait for the weather to cool off, the kids to go back to school and autumn to really begin so I can kick everything back into high gear again.


Laine Morgan said...

Congrats on the sale!

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

Thanks, Laine!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations :)

Annalee Blysse said...

Congrats on this sale too. :)