Happy New Year!

A very Happy New Year to you and yours! I hope the new year will bring peace, prosperity, and plenty of reading pleasures.

I’m beginning a new book with the new year–Notorious Pleasures is the second book in the Maiden Lane series and involves the daughter of a duke who has found the perfect man to marry…and then falls for his less than perfect brother. We don’t have a release date for Notorious Pleasures yet (sometime in early 2011 most probably) but the first book in the series, Wicked Intentions, will be out this year in August.

And where exactly is the Wicked Intentions page?! Well, I’m waiting on the book cover to put it up. Hopefully by February!

Finally, the final chapter–and epilogue–of my free novella, The Ice Princess is up!

I hope you enjoy.

Chapter 11 of THE ICE PRINCESS!

I’ve just handed in what I’m hoping is the final revision on my next book, Wicked Intentions, which will be out in August 2010. If you read the excerpt at the back of To Desire a Devil, you’ve already had a taste of Temperance and Lord Caire’s story. Wicked Intentions is the first book in my new Maiden Lane series and I’ve already started work on the second book (tentatively!) titled Notorious Pleasures. I’m hoping that we’ll soon have a cover so I can put up a page for Wicked Intentions with the excerpt and other info. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, I’ve posted Chapter 11 of The Ice Princess! This is the second to last chapter–I’ll be finishing up The Ice Princess in December.

I’ve posted a new Real Dog page for Rue, our newest Untrained Dog on the Extras page.

And finally, I have a new website contest up featuring three of Carolyn Jewel’s books.

Enjoy!

Books in the Works

The days are getting warmer here in central Illinois. Max, the biggest Untrained Dog, is shedding enough fur to knit a king-sized sweater..except it would be a shaggy gray black sweater that would smell like a dog which I don’t think anyone would want.

I’ve received some letters recently from readers wondering what project I’m working on now and what’s up next after To Desire a Devil in November. A couple of weeks ago I signed a new contract with my publisher (Grand Central Publishing) for three books to be published in 2010 and 2011. I’m writing the first book now of what will be the Maiden Lane series. It’s titled Wicked Intentions. The hero of Wicked Intentions is Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, an emotionless aristocrat searching for the murderer of his mistress. To find the murderer Caire needs the help of Temperance Dews, a proper widow who runs a foundling home in St. Giles. But neither Temperance or Caire are quite what they seem on the surface…

Finally, here’s a few quick links: