Posts Tagged ‘ebook’

Happy publication day to Lia Riley!

You fell in love with Lia Riley’s breakout debut, Upside Down, second book in the series Sideswiped made you clamour for more. Now, with Inside Out, Lia Riley brings her evocative Off the Map series to its stunning conclusion.

When Talia first moved from California to Australia to study abroad, she never dreamed she’d find the love of her life. Bran understands her like no one ever has before. And despite the numerous challenges they’ve faced, they’ve always managed to figure out how to stay together. But this time they’ll face their toughest hurdle yet. Is their love strong enough to keep them together?

We would follow Bran and Talia anywhere in the world with their gorgeous story, and for the final book in Lia Riley’s romantic Off the Map series we are hoping the journey ends in a Happily Ever After!

Inside Out publishes today, out in ebook for the first time! We hope you love the ending as much as we do, although as every good author can vouch, it’s only the beginning . . .

Happy publication day Christine King!

We are excited to finally welcome the 2013 Entice Writing Competition winner Christine King to Piatkus! Her regency romance debut, The Blade and the Dove, is filled with secrets, danger and ferocious passion.

Trapped she may be, tamed she is not . . .

Lady Elinor, the ethereally beautiful wife of Sir Lucien Reveley, is lusted after by many but known by no one. Famously cold and unfeeling, she is regarded by the gossiping Ton with curiosity. Yet beneath her seeming serenity hides a desperate woman – married to a man whose public persona belies the sadistic, sensual monster within.

Finally pushed to breaking point, Elinor flees, desperate to escape the increasingly debauched demands of her husband. Living a modest life in hiding, Elinor keeps herself safe, but when she meets a man who sees beneath her reserve, a man who makes her tremble for his touch, the secrets of her past threaten to destroy her fragile peace . . .

 
Perfect for fans of Stephanie Laurens, Mary Balogh or Elizabeth Hoyt, Christine King is a stunning new voice in historical romance!

Happy Publication Day Chelsea Fine!

Sometimes wrong can feel oh, so right!

Yes! It’s publication day for the gorgeous Chelsea Fine and the 3rd in her Finding Fate series! Right Kind of Wrong is available on Piatkus Entice today!

Jenna Lacombe needs complete control, whether it’s in the streets . . . or between the sheets. So when she sets out on a solo road trip to visit her family in New Orleans, she’s beyond annoyed that the infuriatingly sexy Jack Oliver wants to hitch a ride with her. Ever since they shared a wild night together last year, he’s been trying to strip away her defenses one by one. He claims he’s just coming along to keep her safe-but what’s not safe for her is prolonged exposure to the tattooed hottie.

Jack can’t get Jenna out from under his skin. She makes him feel alive again after his old life nearly destroyed him-and losing her is not an option. Now Jack’s troubles are catching up to him, and he’s forced to return to his hometown in Louisiana. But when his secrets put them both in harm’s way, Jenna will have to figure out how far she’s willing to let love in . . . and how much she already has.

 

 

Praise for Chelsea Fine:

‘You’ll fall for Pixie and Levi, just like I did!’ J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

‘By turns humorous and heartbreaking, Best Kind Of Broken has become one of my favourites!’ Cora Carmack

Chelsea Fine‘s style is witty, visceral and fresh. All I wanted to do was crawl inside this book and live with the characters’ Chelsea M. Cameron

‘Tangled with friendship, history and heartbreak – not to mention a huge dose of humor – Chelsea Fine‘s New Adult novel is not to be missed!’ Jay Crownover

Castle Hill by Samantha Young OUT NOW

Joss and Braden are BACK in Samantha Young’s unmissable new On Dublin Street novella, Castle Hill. The novella is available to buy in Entice ebook now and to celebrate author Samantha Young has a special message for readers:

‘A huge hello to all my readers! UK readers have been so amazingly supportive of my books, especially the ON DUBLIN STREET series. Thank you for all the wonderful emails, tweets and messages of support on social media–I especially love the photos readers send me of themselves standing next to the Dublin Street and London Road street signs on Edinburgh. Always makes me smile!

It’s phenomenal how much my UK readers love Joss and Braden. I receive so many requests for a peek into their lives after On Dublin Street, so as a massive thank you to you all, I decided to write CASTLE HILL: A JOSS AND BRADEN NOVELLA. The novella dives back into Joss and Braden’s romance, and J&B share those all important moments UK readers have been looking forward to reading about. I hope you all enjoy the novella, and again a big thank you from me.’

 

Spotlight on: Lisa Kleypas

On 6th September we publish Worth Any Price, Book Three in Lisa Kleypas’s gorgeous Bow Street series.

If you’re an avid romance reader, Lisa is the author for you. She writes in both the contemporary and historical romance genres, meaning there really is something for everyone!

The Bow Street series is historical romance at its very best – available for the very first time in the UK. With great characters, love and plenty of intrigue, Publisher’s Weekly describe how ‘Like a bottle of champagne, Kleypas’s Victorian-era romance opens with gusto, but the deeper tastes of this delightful story are what make it a truly magical experience.’

Some facts about Lisa:

Her first novel was published when she was just 21 years old.

She was crowned Miss Massachusetts in 1985 in the Miss America competition.

She’s 5 ft 2 ” tall.

She got married in 1998.

She finds it impossible to pick a favourite hero from her writing (as do we!)

To find out more about Lisa Kleypas, read fun facts and take part in quizzes, visit her website here.

Worth Any Price is available in ebook on Thursday 6th September 2012.

 

Q&A with Sarah Bilston

Discover more about Entice author, Sarah Bilston, author of Bed Rest and Sleepless Nights.

In your first novel, Bed Rest, we watched Quinn go through a difficult pregnancy.  In Sleepless Nights, she’s surprised to find herself unprepared for the changes a new baby brings.  What did you find most surprising about the first year of motherhood?

Before I was a mother I used to see new mums out and about with babies in strollers, and I thought motherhood looked pretty easy. You had a lovely baby to hold AND you got to take some time off from work. What’s not to love about that?

Within twenty-four hours of having my first child I realized just how hard parenting can be. I’m an only child, and before becoming a mom I was used to plenty of me-time. Of course, me-time went out of the window of the delivery room. I nursed, and my oldest daughter was quite small at birth, so I was on a two-hour feeding schedule – which, as all nursing mothers know, means one hour for feeding, one hour for changing, then you start the whole thing all over again. Forget me-time – I found it hard to grab showering and tooth-brushing time.

My oldest girl also had colic, which was another big shock. I’d always assumed that babies cried for fairly obvious reasons, and that their problems could be easily fixed by a loving mother. Not true. Wall-to-wall crying, on no sleep, was not fun at all.  By the time she was about three months old I was so sleep-deprived I was seeing purple flashing lights.

Name three things you wish you’d known before you became a mother…

1. Other people LOVE to tell you how to raise your children – and what you’re doing wrong. Ignore the unsolicited advice.  Half the time people only tell you what to do because secretly they’re worried they could have done better themselves.  They’re really trying to reassure themselves about their own choices. Feel free to smile politely and walk away.
2. I used to believe in nurture over nature. Now I think kids’ personalities are 99% nature! My children are all so wonderfully different (I have three, including twins). Accept that their little quirks are all their very own, and focus on helping them manage (and love!) the people they are.
3. One minute you can hardly change a nappy…. the next (or so it seems) you’ve got one child on the left hip, another on the right, and you’re helping a third cut out and glitter-glue a paper snowflake. At the same time you’re cooking dinner, sending a dozen work Emails, and finding someone to come and fix the roof. Motherhood is an amazing journey. Find time to enjoy it along the way!

 

Shawntelle Madison introduces Coveted

Coveted by Shawntelle MadisonI’d like to thank Piatkus Entice for inviting me here today! I’m really excited about my first ebook release with them this month. My book, Coveted, is about a werewolf with OCD who hoards holiday trinkets. I wrote the story in late 2009 to 2010 and now Natalya Stravinsky is out in the world.

I have a special place in my heart for the underdog in any story. I’ve seen it in books and movies—that one individual who faces many adversities, but in the end they come out on top. It’s the spirit of the underdog that’s a part of my book Coveted. And in it my heroine Natalya faces not only an obsessive compulsive disorder but the issues associated with her family and friends and her pack. She is the quintessential underdog due to feeling beat down and depressed.

Natalya is not your average kick-butt heroine. She has flaws. And they’re something she can’t run away from or turn off no matter how much she wants to. But when her family or friends are in trouble, she is still loyal to the very end.

Right now I’m watching a really entertaining South Korean television show, or as they are called, k-drama. The heroine of the story is a housewife who works day-to-day in the home with her mother-in-law. She also has a part-time in a rice cake shop. She’s underappreciated and her husband sees her as inferior since he is rising in the ranks as a sociology professor and a relationship TV show host. He doesn’t value her anymore as the woman who worked hard to pay his way through school and the woman he fell in love with.

This could be any show, right? But it detailed the classic underdog. I really connected with the heroine as she made the decision to change her life to move out of the house, to divorce her husband, and to start on a path of personal growth and become a singer. There’s a lot more to show than that, and it was quite humorous and entertaining, but there was something special about her. I could see myself. I remembered the times when I wasn’t valued, when others didn’t see the potential in me. She was the underdog and when I saw her transition from being a housewife to becoming a famous singer, I cheered her on. I wanted her to win and improve her life.

I feel the same way about Natalya. She has her down moments. And a lot of them made me cry to write them. Who hasn’t felt longing for someone they can’t be with? Who hasn’t been a part of a group of friends, only to find you’re not welcome anymore—because you’re different? I can tell you I’ve personally felt that way several times growing up. I can recall many times when I wished I had better clothes or I hung out with the popular kids. I wanted to be “belong.” Now that I’m older, I can see that with time and growth, things change. I’ve accomplished so many personal goals I’ve set for myself. With three kids running around the house I’ve managed to sit down and write several books. Even with interruptions to fetch chocolate milk and make dinner.

Natalya will also have her moment in the limelight. She will shine and take steps forward to improve her life. It won’t happen overnight and she won’t get everything she hopes to receive, but, like the popular idiom goes, every dog has its day and Natalya will have hers as well.

So do you enjoy stories featuring underdogs? Movies where the little guy comes out on top? I’d love to hear your favourites.

If you’d like to connect with me, you can find me on Twitter as Shawntelle, on Facebook and through my website. I also do blog posts on Wicked Authors (Mondays) and Magic & Mayhem Writers (Wednesdays).