Archive for January 19th, 2012

Browsing for books and found this one, PLEASURES OF A TEMPTED LADY by Jennifer Haymore. This is Book 3 in her Donovan Series. Comes out July 31, 2012, from Grand Central Publishing.

Meg Donovan, the twin sister of Serena Donovan (from Confessions of an Improper Bride) was lost at sea years ago. Or so everyone thought.

While sailing one of his vessels off the coast of England, Captain William Langley encounters a tiny boat adrift at sea. When he and his crew move in to investigate, they discover a small child and an unconscious woman–a woman Langley instantly recognizes as his former fiancĂ©e, Meg. But could this really be her?

Langley once loved Meg Donovan more than anything in the world, and news of her death nearly did him in. But much has changed in the years Meg has been gone. Langley is older, wiser and knows how easily people can be deceived. Even if Meg’s identity can be proven, there are many other questions that need to be answered. Where has she been for all these years? And who is the child with her? With so many secrets still separating them, can she and Langley rekindle the love they once shared?

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Received this today in my inbox and thought I’d share for those interested. 🙂


New York, NY—January 19, 2012

Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, announced today that it will launch Forever Yours, a new digital imprint, in February 2012. The imprint will publish two to four e-book titles a month, featuring both new, original works and classic romance titles from Forever’s rich backlist. Jamie Raab, Executive Vice President and Publisher, and Beth de Guzman, Vice President and Paperback Editor-in-Chief, made the announcement.

The first two e-books on the list are EMBER by Kristen Callihan, a gothic historical romance prequel to the author’s debut novel, Firelight; and ONCE UPON A WICKED NIGHT by Jennifer Haymore, a historical romance novella set in the world of the author’s bestselling Donovan series.

Amy Pierpont, Editorial Director, Forever, will oversee and direct the imprint. “With the growth of the e-book market, and the success of romance e-books, which always top the e-book bestseller charts, this is a tremendous opportunity for authors and readers,” said Pierpont. “We are excited to discover new voices in romance, and introduce readers to an exciting array of stories across all genres—contemporary, historical, and paranormal.”

Forever Yours will be accepting submissions from agented and unagented authors alike, and publishing short-form novellas (10,000 to 50,000 words) as well as longer length novels (up to 100,000 words). Submissions can be sent to foreveryours@hbgusa.com.

“Forever Yours titles will be given the full publishing package,” said Raab. “Competitive pricing, cover design, advertising, publicity, and promotion will round out dedicated editorial and sales support for each title.

Grand Central Publishing launched its romance imprint, Forever, in January 2003. Since then, Forever has propelled numerous authors onto the New York Times bestseller lists, including Elizabeth Hoyt, Larissa Ione, Paula Quinn, and Jill Shalvis.

About Hachette Book Group:
Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the second-largest publisher in the world. HBG publishes under the divisions of Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, FaithWords, Center Street, Orbit, and Hachette Digital.

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