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Judi Fennell | When Pigs Fly…
Uncategorized / November 9, 2009

Okay, so I don’t actually have pigs flying in my latest Mer book, Wild Blue Under, out this month from Sourcebooks Casablanca. But I do have seagulls. And peregrines. An albatross with an agenda. Oh, and a couple of sparrow sleuths with delusions of grandeur. Well, one has delusions, the other’s just delusional. What’s the difference? You have to meet Adele and Maybelle to find out. But wait, isn’t my series supposed to be about Mers? As in Mer men and Mer maids? Yes, I do write about Mers (we Humans were the ones who added the gender tags), but in Wild Blue Under we’ve got a literal fish-out-of-water story. In In Over Her Head, we had a Human-in-the-water story; now the tide has turned. Rod, prince of the Mer world and heir to the throne (his brother, Reel, was the hero of book 1, and, yes, you are supposed to laugh at their names. Their parents have the same screwy sense of humor I do.) In order for Rod to claim the throne, The Oceanic Council decrees that he must return the lost Mer princess to their world. Should be a piece of kelp, right? Curious? read the rest…

Fresh Pick | THE SEDUCTION OF A DUKE by Donna MacMeans
Fresh Pick / November 9, 2009

April 2009On Sale: April 7, 2009Featuring: Francesca Winthrop; William Chambers352 pages ISBN: 0425228061EAN: 9780425228067Paperback$7.99 Romance Historical Buy at Amazon.com The Seduction Of A Duke by Donna MacMeans Francesca wanted to marry for love, but her social-climbing mother arranged a betrothal to an English duke who is likewise not eager to marry. But a chance encounter and a dash of intrigue make the unwilling couple rethink what they really desire. William Chambers, Duke of Bedford, ascended to the title upon his father’s death, but he also inherited his father’s extensive debts. Desperate to avoid scandal and ruin, he is willing to go to any lengths – including marrying, sight unseen, a reclusive American heiress known as Frosty Franny. Not pleased to be trapped in an arranged marriage, Francesca Winthrop conspires to turn lemons into lemonade with the assistance of a courtesan’s journal. A sexy Victorian spin on kissing the frog to find true love! Excerpt With all the malice she could muster, Francesca Winthrop whacked the wooden croquet ball beneath her foot, sending her mother’s ball careening across the manicured lawn, over the edge of the Newport cliffs, and possibly into the blue-gray waters of the Atlantic Ocean.  Pity, it wasn’t…