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1238Newsletter: December 2013
- Lynne ConnollyDec 5, 2013
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Liquid Crystal is finally out! It’s the story of two mermen and their lucky lady. If you want to know how merpeople make love underwater, look no further!
Anyway, it’s here:
And you can read an excerpt here:
One of the delays was in the cover art. In the original, something went wrong. The hero’s head was supposed to fade into the scene, but in the event, his nipple reappeared right on the parapet of the bridge! Since it was a similar colour to the bridge, nobody noticed it until last week. So I saved it from appearing in dozens of Cover Fail blogs!
And the other outlets are slowly rolling out. It’s on special offer for December, at 99 cents, so you could save yourself a bundle if you pick it up now!
So, other news. I’ve signed a new contract, for four brand new historicals, but not under the Lynne Connolly name! So it’s hush-hush and very exciting, but since it’s all new, I can’t really say too much more, and I probably shouldn’t be telling you that much. I’ve spent all the last few months working for this new project.
Plus, something I can tell you about, and a cover reveal!
A new story, called Lightning Unbound, will be appearing at Samhain in spring next year. I’m more than thrilled about this one, it’s a project that is dear to my heart. I worked it through a few years ago, but when the rock star series and the Cougar Challenge series proved so popular over at Ellora’s Cave, I concentrated on those. The first book came very close to publication, but the publisher went bust, and I tucked the book away on my hard drive.
But I never forgot this one. It’s set in the mid-eighteenth century, and it has strong paranormal elements. Two of my interests are mythology and the way it feeds into the zeitgeist, and of course history. I blended the two where it seemed most appropriate. I can promise that the books will be as rigorously historically accurate as any of my historical romances. But the addition is the paranormal element. I promise there are no shape-shifters or vampires. I’ve taken a very different approach with this one. I’ll let you know more details nearer the time.
But here’s the cover. You like?
When designing this cover, the one thing we couldn’t find was a decent picture of people in accurate period dress which hasn’t been used over and over. The alternative was a lovely image of a lady, but I’ve seen that particular image used a lot recently, which is some indication of the lack of suitable images.
Next February has been marked for the release of “Dispossessed” at Loose-Id. I’ll tell you more about that next month, but it’s a spin-off series from Department 57. You don’t have to read the Department first, this is completely new!
Watch for another Dept 57 re-release in January. I’m so delighted that this series is refreshed, and will reach a whole new audience. There might even be new books!
So whatever you celebrate in December, have a really happy one. I’ll be on Twitter and Facebook, obsessing about my favourite programs, the writing life and music, and I’m preparing for my Trek Across The Pond next May for RT and other goodies!
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