Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Captive & The Perfect Concubine *Giveaways*

I'm delighted to have my dear friend Michelle Styles visiting my blog today. Michelle writes for Harlequin Mills and Boon Historical, and after she sold The Gladiator's Honor back in 2006 I love to call her the trail-blazer when it comes to opening up the line to ancient historical romances :-)

I'm over at Michelle's blog today chatting about my world of Forbidden, so do please pop by there and say hi - there's a copy of Forbidden or Captive up for grabs for one lucky commenter!

And now it's over to Michelle...

When Christina and I realised that we both had Roman set stories out in February, we decided to do a blog swap. Christina is over at my blog talking about her latest release Captive and I am here talking about The Perfect Concubine.

I am so excited that all things Roman are getting more attention in the Romance genre.

The Perfect Concubine is an Undone and approximately 15,000 words as opposed to Christina’s full length novel. Undones are downloadable as e-books and occasionally they are grouped together in anthologies. They are Harlequin Historical sexiest offering and give authors a chance to explore their world more. But they are short and are meant to be in a lunch time. So they can be very focused . For me, it was a chance to revisit a world that I love.

The Perfect Concubine takes place shortly after Sold & Seduced and has a minor character – Piso the Greek as the hero. It is 68 BC and the Roman Republic has not yet given way to the Empire. The story focuses on the merchants of Rome, rather the soldiers. They built trading empires out of nothing and fought to keep them.

Rome, 68 B.C.

Valeria's life is in the hands of Piso the Greek—the very man who had risen from a common sailor to wealthy ship owner following their doomed romance. He is the only man brave enough to sail the dangerous seas to Alexandria to reunite Valeria with her missing brother and restore her family's fortune. But Piso demands a high price for his help: Valeria must become his concubine and share his bed once more....

Wherever good e-books are sold and on e-harlequin. E-harlequin is doing 14% discount until 14 February.

I have a free download to offer to one poster. It is supposed to be for the US and Canada only (or that is what I am told) as it is from e-harlequin.

Thank you Christina for having me.


Christina Phillips said...

It's official - blogger hates me :-) This was supposed to post later today, when the UK wakes up! I will actually be visiting Michelle's blog later today (for Australia and NZ) Hope to see you over there!

Bron said...

I really would like to read both books. The premise of both sound fabulous.

Amanda Ashby said...

Michelle - big waves to you!!! Btw, your cover is totally gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!

Christina Phillips said...

Hi Bron! I love Michelle's books and can highly recommend them! And congratulations on the release of INVITATION TO RUIN!

Christina Phillips said...

Amanda, isn't that cover stunning? Definitely frameworthy!!

Michelle Styles said...

Christina --
Thanks for having me!

Glad you think the books sound good Bron.
Big waves to Amanda. I do like the feel of The PerfectConcubine's cover.

Emma Lai said...

I've recently become intrigued with romances set in ancient times. Congrats on the releases ladies!

Unknown said...

Both books sound wonderful. They both have gorgeous covers!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Kaye Manro said...

Your book sounds great too, Michelle. I think it's so cool the way you two have switched blogs today!