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Fresh Pick | THE DEVIL’S MISTRESS by Laura Navarre
Fresh Pick / June 15, 2010

June 2010 On Sale: May 25, 2010 Featuring: Allegra Grimaldi; Joscelin Boleyn 191 pages ISBN: 1609280288 EAN: 9781609280284 Mass Market Paperback $5.50 Add to Wish List Romance Historical Buy at The Devil’s Mistress by Laura Navarre Desire has never been so dangerous. Living breath-to-breath beneath the shadow of violence, Italian perfumer and apothecary Allegra Grimaldi was forced to learn the killing arts from the Hand of God—a religious assassin. She has sworn never to use her deadly skills, but now a blackmailer has her by the proverbial throat. To save her family from an ugly death, she must do the unthinkable. Infiltrate the court of King Henry VIII, poison the heretic Anne Boleyn before she becomes queen—and frame Anne’s bastard brother for the crime. Honest and principled, Sir Joscelin is the perfect pawn. Allegra is clever, captivating…and her warning to Anne immediately rouses Joscelin’s suspicion. Sworn to protect his sister, and striving for recognition from the powerful father who disdains him, Joscelin has no choice but to put aside his attraction to the mysterious lady and gather evidence to see her burn for witchcraft. To avert a disaster that will change the face of Europe, this stalwart soldier of…

Dana Marton | Change Can Be For The Best
Author Guest / June 15, 2010

I was asked recently where I get my ideas for my books. Well, the short answer is: everywhere. The long answer is: I write the kind of books that I like to read, so I usually combine my favorite plot elements to create a fun/fast-paced story. For ROYAL CAPTIVE, I took one of my favorite islands, Cyprus, a handsome prince, a reformed jewel-thief, and tossed them together in an international heist. I like it when sparks fly between characters from the beginning. Makes my job as a writer so much easier. I really lucked out with this couple. Prince Istvan didn’t trust Lauryn as far as he could throw her. Once a thief, always a thief in his eyes. The second Valtria’s crown jewels disappeared, he was certain that she was to blame and went after her with a vengeance. I love writing these royal brothers. They are honorable, brave and would gladly give their lives for their country, family and the women they love. I even set up a special page on my web site for them, I never thought I would be partial to prince heroes, to be honest. Originally, I submitted an idea to my editor about…