Sunday, 26 August 2007

Chateau Despair

I have a book coming with with Red Roses Publishing in the near future that I really want to tell you about. It is called Chateau Despair and I wrote it a couple of years back. My agent of the time said it haunted her but she didn't know where to send it so I kept it on the computer. A couple of months back I sent it to an ebook publisher. I really love this book and I am thrilled it will be published. If enough copies sell it may go into paperback. I really like this cover. Love to you all, Linda

Thursday, 23 August 2007

Slave of Love

And excerpt from Slave of Love/Anne Ireland/amirapress
Marcus Wiverton, Earl of Wyburn, stood looking at his reflection in the mirror. He saw the face of a nineteen-year old man, untouched by sin, pain or guilt, still as handsome as the night he had gone to her, the great courtesan—more properly known as the Queen of Lust.
Could it really be ten years since that night? He turned away from the mirror, glancing at the bed where the body of a young woman lay slumped in death. Helene Brockelton. She was beautiful, passionate and so full of life, now dead. Not at his hand but because of him—because she could not live without what he gave her. And he could not love. He laughed bitterly, for the irony of his situation was that he was considered a wonderful lover. Women begged him to lie with them, because only he could satisfy their needs. Once they had lain in his bed no other man would ever be enough.
It was not vanity that made him think as he did, but the simple truth. It was the gift she had given him that night—that witch! A groan of anguish broke from him as he recalled all the things he had done since then—the hearts he had broken, the lives ruined, marriages torn apart. He was known as a wicked seducer. Mothers warned their daughters not to speak to him, and yet they were drawn against their will…drawn like moths to the flame, curious, innocent and then willing slaves to Lust.
This will be available from 24.August

Thursday, 16 August 2007

Dangerous To Know

This is a short excerpt from Dangerous To Know/Anne Sole /Dark Eden Press

"Your work sounds fascinating," Karin said. "Are you sure you wouldn’t like something to drink – tea?"
"Maybe I’ll chance the tea," Mike said, his look teasing her. "You Brits make the worst coffee ever."
"Thanks!" Karin’s laughter was soft and husky. She stood up and Mike rose to his feet; he caught her wrist as she would have passed him, swinging her round so that they were very close, gazing into each other’s eyes. "Mike?" she breathed in wonder as he reached out and drew her into his body, holding her pressed against the length of his body. She was aware then of the masculine power of him – and the fact that he was physically aroused. She could feel the heat of him burning into her and it was doing odd things to her senses.
"I haven’t been able to get you out of my head," Mike said as his head bent towards her, his lips seeking hers. "I’ve been wanting to do this again…"
Karin’s body arched into his, her mouth opening softly beneath his as they kissed long and slow. The heat rushed through her, making her bones melt with the liquid, churning desire inside her. There was no thought of resistance, only a hunger that she had never experienced before. This felt so right!
The kiss was exploratory on Mike’s part, his tongue thrusting its way inside her mouth, tasting her, teasing her as her hands went up into his hair at the nape, her long fingers caressing him. For the moment that he held her it seemed as if they were alone in time, apart from the reality of the outside world – something Karin had never known before. She had enjoyed passion with her boyfriends in the past, but this was something very different. They were both visibly affected when they at last drew away from each other.
"You had better make that tea," Mike said, following her to the adjoining door that led into the kitchen. He watched the sway of her hips in the short black skirt, feeling the burn of desire in his guts and knowing he wanted her. He wanted her badly at this moment, so badly that he ached with the need, but anything between them was bound to be of short duration and he didn’t want to hurt her or be hurt himself. "Talk to me, tell me about Angela. You two were twins but were you alike in other ways?"
"No, not much," Karin said without looking round. She was filling the kettle, preparing a tray. The kitchen was neat and clean, but very cluttered with cooking tools and books, every shelf crowded with bits and pieces. The clutter seemed friendly clutter and Mike liked it – he liked everything about her more and more.
Karin turned slightly and smiled at him. Her mouth was soft, shining a little, her eyes clear and full of a secret laughter, as though she was amused by what she was about to tell him.
"Help me know her, Karin," he invited.

Dangerous To Know will be available from the end of August at

Monday, 13 August 2007

Golden Apple competition

Watch for more details about this compettion being held by Dark Eden Press!

Sunday, 5 August 2007

More new books!

I have heard that Amira Press is taking my ebook The Slave of Love. This is a saucy tale set in Regency times about a man who wants to be a great lover and what happens to him after he gets his wish. I think I said that Dark Eden Press is bringing out three of my books and I have several coming out with both Severn House and HMB - which means lots of corrections and lots of work! It will all get done eventually!

Actually, I want to tell you about a wonderful book I have just read called - How Wicked Can She Go? by J Morgan. I have reviewed it for but I thought I would tell my friends here about it to, because it is so funny. If you like your books a little bit naughty but nice and very funny you would love this one. You can buy it from Dark Eden Press and it isn't expensive. I highly recommend it.

Anyway, I am going to post the cover of Dangerous to Know/Anne Sole. This is the first of my Dark Eden books and comes out at the end of August. I really like the cover.

Love to you all, Linda