Friday, January 19, 2007

Agas, books and blurbs.

The Aga is now working again. It is nearly up to its proper temperature, and the house feels warmer. We had lentil and bacon soup last night. And as my youngest said -- everything tastes better on the Aga. It just does. I can now warm my hands and bottom. My balance has been restored. Which is just as well as the house is upside down from the decorators! When they are finished, my dh's study will look less like warderobes were just ripped out and more like a proper study and the dining room will be a proper Victorian dark red -- almost dragon's blood red. Dining rooms for some reason used to always be red.

I have just turned in the revisions to my Victorian Christmas one. It does have a proper title -- A Christmas Wedding Wager. It will be released in December 2007 in the M&B singtle title programme as a duo with Helen Dickson. Mine is set in the industrial North and Helen's is set amongst the country house set in the South. I believe it is scheduled for Dec 2008 in North America...

My editor has kindly sent me the blurb for Taken by the Viking.

A Viking raid
They claimed they came in peace, but soon Lindisfarne was aflame. Annis of Birdoswald fled in fear, but she could not escape the Norse warriors.

An honourable captor
One man protected her - Haakon Haroldson. The dark, arrogant Viking swept Annis back to his homeland, taking her away from all she held dear.

A new life – as his mistress!
Now Annis must choose between the lowly work that befits a captive, or a life of sinful pleasure in the Viking's arms!

My next project is a linked Viking book. I am really looking forward to doing that now. No more excuses, and one of my cps is cracking the whip...It is why I love my cps. They do keep me focussed.


Anonymous said...

Yay that the Aga's working, Michelle! I've never thought of it as a bottom warmer before *grin*

I love the blurb for Taken by the Viking. Looking forward to reading that one again, too.

*eyes whip* okay, okay, I'm about to get cracking (pun intended) on my next chapter. It'll be with you soon :-)

Cole Reising said...

Cp's are great for cracking the whip aren't they? :)


Nell Dixon said...

Love the sound of that blurb!

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, sounds like a great book!

Natasha Oakley said...

Everything *does* taste better when cooked on an Aga - particularly carrots and baked potatoes I think!

Perhaps dining rooms were always read to disguise the blood that was spilt from talking politics over port .... ??? You're the historical novelist!