Celeste Bradley starts a new trilogy called Runaway Brides in August. DEVIL IN MY BED is the first title. According to the marketing descriptions, it’s a Regency-set series focusing on three lords with a “woman in his past who may or may not be the mother of his child.” I’m a little unclear whether it’s the same woman for all three, but I’m guessing not because that would probably be weird.
Also in August, St. Martin’s will be reissuing three books from Lora Leigh‘s SEALs series for $4.99 apiece. KILLER SECRETS, DANGEROUS GAMES, and HIDDEN AGENDAS will all be part of the promo.
Bantam seems to be making a big push for Mary Blayney. TRAITOR’S KISS and LOVER’S KISS were released in beautiful combined mass-market volume last fall for $6.99 and the cover for her September 2009 release, STRANGER’S KISS is gorgeously foiled and embossed. Trust me, the picture can’t do it justice.
Speaking of gorgeous covers, coming from Orbit in September is the first book of the Necromancer Chronicles by Amanda Downum. THE DROWNING CITY takes place in a monsoon-drenched metropolis filled with pirates, smugglers and revolutionaries. As a spy for the crown and necromancer, Isyllit Isklader hopes to make a name for herself in these very uncertain times, but suddenly the dead have a lot to say, and she’s not liking what she hears.