Tuesday, September 29, 2009

SOLD!!! To Berkley Heat!!!

I'm thrilled to announce my fabulous agent has sold my darling Roman in a two book deal to Kate Seaver at Berkley Heat!

The books are scheduled for release in 2011.

Here's the scoop from Publisher's Marketplace:

Christina Phillips's HIS FORBIDDEN PRINCESS, in which a Roman centurion leads an invasion into Cambria, and the druid princess who both defies and enthralls him, to Kate Seaver at Berkley Heat, in a two-book deal, by Emmanuelle Alspaugh at Judith Ehrlich Literary Management.

And here's a slightly longer blurb!

As Rome conquers Cymru, Centurion Maximus falls under the spell of ethereal Druid princess, Carys. Charged by his Emperor to eliminate all cursed Druids before they rise up against their new masters, Maximus is unaware of her heritage and is determined to possess her and discover where she and her kin are hiding from the might of the Eagle.

Despite knowing he's the enemy of her people, Carys is fascinated by this commanding foreign invader, a barbarian who displays unexpected honor, and willingly meets him in secret to satisfy her desire for sexual pleasures. But when Maximus captures her heart her loyalties are twisted and freedom from Rome is no longer her single-minded obsession.

As the summer solstice approaches Aeron, the High Druid and ex-lover of Carys, gathers the dark gods to crush the enemy into oblivion, the Druids into submission and Carys to his will. Maximus and Carys must defeat the encroaching devastation, overcome the prejudice of their warring gods and opposing cultures and find a way for their love to survive.

Now I just have to write book two!!!

28 comments:

Amanda Ashby said...

I'm the first, I'm the first!!!!!!

OMG Christina Phillips I have been waiting a long time for this moment to happen and I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am - so instead I will let you know with this lovely little free-style dance sequence I've come up with!

Okay, I won't put you through that but I'm still majorly happy. You totally deserve all of this and Druid is the best book that you've ever written. Here is to many more of them!!!!!!!

Cari Quinn said...

OMG, Christina, I literally have tears in my eyes. When I read Amanda's tweet, I almost screamed for you. LOL I'm so happy for you...and that it's your beloved Roman is icing on the cake!

This is seriously the best news and I'm so over the moon for you. Can't wait to read them! :)

Sara Hantz said...

OMG THIS IS THE BEST BEST NEWS EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is so well deserved, you are the most awesome writer ever and I know you're going to make it BIG as in HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so happy for you I can't put it into words.............. but I'll definitely be able to manage a glass of wine (and....) to help celebrate!!!!

Saraxxxxxxxxx

Cathryn Brunet said...

This is just BRILLIANT news, Christina. I'm so, so thrilled for you.

I hope the champagne is well and truly flowing at chez Philips.

Many, many congratulations and wishing you a long and very fabulous career.

Erica Hayes said...

Oh, wow! That's wonderful. Mega congrats! And the book sounds amazing :D

Suzanne Brandyn said...

I couldn't be so happy for you Christina. I just got in and to read your news it's the greatest. I guess you're still mouth gaping, astounded in the reality.

Enjoy the precious long moments and excel... Shaking zee hips I see. lol..... waving zee arms.

I knew this one would make it. Woo Hoo!! :) :) :) ")

Anna Campbell said...

Christina, absolutely brilliant news! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. Whooo-hoooooo! The book sounds fantastic. I'm going to raise a glass to you tonight. Good on you! Anna xxx

Christine Wells said...

Christina, a little bird told me about your sale. Fantastic news! Congratulations and welcome to the Berkley Babes! Your book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it and best of luck with writing book 2.

Rachael Johns said...

Wohoo!!! This is so fantastically fabulous!!

You rock, Rock, RoCK!!

And it's especially brilliant cos you're a WA-er!

:)
Rach!

Rachel Bailey said...

Yayayayay!!!

Christina, this is awesome news, and not just for you! I *so* can't wait to read that book... though I guess I have to wait till 2011... :)

Congratulations!! I'm grinning big for you (not quite as elaborate as Amanda's dance sequence, but heart-felt nonetheless). Go the Romans!

Kaye Manro said...

Oh, Christina! This is the best news!! So much congrats! I know I've been out of the loop for a while, but coming back on for this is just great! I can't say how happy I am for you. OMG!!!

Authorness said...

Whoo-hoo, Christina!!!! Lovely Amanda just told me the news. Congratulations on your sale!

~ Vanessa

Sandra Hyatt said...

Fabulous news, Christina. Congratulations!

Charli said...

YAY!! SOOOO EXCITING :D Very proud, your hard work has finally paid off! *raises drink* and here's to lots, lots more! xoxoxoxo

Phillipa said...

Wooo hooooo!!!! This is wonderful news, Christina and testament to your hard work and dedication and talent. I am so thrilled for you and can't wait to get my copy.
P xxx

Nicola Marsh said...

HUGE congrats!!!

Enjoy every magical moment of your first sale :)

Kandy Shepherd said...

Congratulations Christina! Your book sounds wonderful, I can't wait to read it.
Kate Seaver is my editor at Berkley and she is lovely.

Eleni Konstantine said...

Woohoooeeeyyyy Christina!! What fabulous, fabulous news!! Celebration time!!

Helen Hardt said...

AAAAUUUUHHHHHH!

Can you hear me screaming? LOL

This is wonderful news, hon, and I can't wait to read it!

Catherine Bybee said...

I'm so thrilled for you, Christina! So thrilled. Green with envy, too! Big cyber wine for you!

Nell Dixon said...

Squeeeeee!!!!! OMG Congratulations!!! and I can say 'I knew her when...'

Joan said...

All Hail Rome!

Congratulations Christina!

I'm all for new time periods and especially LOVE Roman times :-)

www.joankayse.com

Lia Slater said...

How cool!! Congrats, Christina!! I can't wait to buy it!!

April Vine said...

Okay, I need to stop jumping up and down so I can write this!!!! Oh, Christina, I am ecstatic!!!!!!! Colossal congrats, you deserve it so much and now your Roman gets his cover, can’t wait to see him all glossed up!!!! Again, congrats. You are brilliant!!!

Eric said...

Congratulations Christina! Hoping to hear many more good news stories like this from you. --- Eric

Christina Phillips said...

Thank you all so very much for your lovely congratulations! I'm still slightly stunned and have to keep checking my agent's email to make sure I'm not dreaming it all!!!

Suzanne Jones said...

Wonderful news. Congratulations.

Caitlyn Nicholas said...

Huge Congratulations :) Feb 2011 May seem far far away now, but it'll be here before you know it. Looking forward to reading it.