I am please to announce I have signed a contract with Kensington Publishing Corp's digital line, Lyrical Press for a historical romance, BOLD SEDUCTION.
This is the first time I had two contract offers for the same story, I ultimately decided to go with Lyrical. Time to try a new publisher and I am looking forward to the association. Lyrical Press was purchased by Kensington Publishing Corp in Jan 2014, and I am pleased to be part of the Kensington group. Contracts mailed to New York (how cool to say that!)
BOLD SEDUCTION is a Victorian era erotic/sensual romance of approx 38,000 words. My hero, Lord Professor Spencer Hornsby? I used Benedict Cumberbatch as the muse. Right down to his thigh-melting voice, lol~
Here is a very unofficial blurb:
An Assignment of Seduction: When two men turn to Philomena McGrattan to hire a prostitute as a surprise for their virgin friend’s thirtieth birthday, Phil decides to take on the task herself. Life had become predictable and tedious and the third son of a duke who prefers books and academia over women and lustful pursuits could prove to be just the challenge she’d been looking for.
Professor Lord Spencer Hornsby, a brilliant eccentric who prefers solitude and pursuit of ancient civilizations, is unprepared for the unexpected arrival of the strange but seductive woman with her offer of never considered carnal delights. Quiet and set in his ways, he becomes enchanted with the bold madam.
Philomena is shocked to find the odd professor stirs up feelings she thought long dead. Spencer, ever the man of research, is eager to learn all he can. Will the professor and the prostitute discover deeper emotions are in play as they take their journey of sexual discovery?
Will keep you apprised of any release dates and such. After more than 7 months without any new releases, glad to be moving forward. Also glad to be adding a New York publisher to my list of MS options. Cheers!