It’s exciting any time a book I rep gets a starred review or some kind of extra attention, but when it’s a debut, especially, I just want to shout from the rooftops, “Yay, I’ve always loved this book and think you should all rush out for a copy to find out why!” Or two…or three copies… Books make great gifts! Anyway, my whoo and hoo are coming out right now for J. Kathleen Cheney’s starred review in Library Journal for THE GOLDEN CITY. To quote, “VERDICT Cheney’s debut is a masterpiece of historical fantasy, set in early 1900s Portugal, a time and place rarely explored in English-language fiction. The fascinating mannerisms of the age and the extreme formality of two people growing fonder of each other add a charmingly fresh appeal that will cross over to romance fans as well as to period fantasy readers.” Yay!
Also, I want to congratulate The Knight Agency’s Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award nominees, listed below! So proud!
Contemporary Romance: SUMMER AT MUSTANGE RIDGE by Jesse Hayworth
Regency Set Historical Romance: WHAT A WICKED EARL WANTS by Vicky Dreiling
Vampire Romance: PRINCE OF SHADOWS by Tes Hilaire
Paranormal Romance: HEART OF OBSIDIAN by Nalini Singh
Paranormal Romance: BLACK AND BLUE by Gena Showalter
Futuristic Romance: HEART FORTUNE by Robin D. Owens
Urban Fantasy Worldbuilding: LAST BLOOD by Kristen Painter
Urban Fantasy Worldbuilding: BLOOD WINTER by Diana Pharaoh Francis
Harlequin Desire: BEDROOM DIPLOMACY by Michelle Celmer
Paranormal Worldbuilding: GUARDIAN DEMON by Meljean Brook *
Harlequin Desire: BEHIND PALACE DOORS by Jules Bennett *
Harlequin Nocturne: TAMING THE DEMON by Doranna Durgin
First Mystery: DEATH COMES TO THE VILLAGE by Catherine Lloyd
* Not a TKA title