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Fresh Pick | IN PURSUIT OF A SCANDALOUS LADY by Gayle Callen
Fresh Pick / September 25, 2010

Scandalous #1 May 2010 On Sale: August 27, 2010 Featuring: Julian Delane; Rebecca Leland 384 pages ISBN: 0061783412 EAN: 9780061783418 Mass Market Paperback $7.99 Add to Wish List Romance Historical Buy at In Pursuit Of A Scandalous Lady by Gayle Callen Three men are intrigued by a seductive painting hanging in their club…so much so that they make a scandalous wager to find and seduce the lovely model. The biggest secret in London is about to be . . . revealed. Every gentleman is wondering: Who is the beauty in the scandalous nude portrait hanging in one of London’s most fashionable clubs? Is it true that she’s a member of the ton? Who would be so daring. so reckless? Julian Delane, Earl of Parkhurst, has a good idea. So good, in fact, that he’s willing to make a wager on it. If only the bet were all that’s at stake… Determined to clear the family name from a scandal that claimed his father’s life, Julian believes the ravishing model will lead him to answers. Rebecca Leland—spirited, adventurous, with a bit of a wild streak—is just as determined to evade his questions. But when Julian finally corners his quarry, he…

Jordan Dane | Where My Inspiration Comes From
Author Guest / September 25, 2010

Unfortunately for the whole of humanity, I get most of my inspiration for plots from the headlines and real crime stories. And to make up for my being a creative leech, I give a face to the victims of crime and focus on the human spirit in the face of adversity. And my latest release, The Echo of Violence (Avon, Sept 2010), is no exception. I sometimes watch a TV show called “Locked Up Abroad” on the National Geographic channel. One day, I saw the horrific tragedy of Martin and Gracia Burnham. The Burnhams were Christian missionaries who were abducted in the Philippines in May 2001, while at an expensive beach resort celebrating their anniversary. A terrorist group of Islamist Separatists called Abu Sayyaf took the Burnhams as well as twenty other hostages, holding them for ransom. Over a year later, Philippine commandos attempted to rescue the couple and a Filipino nurse. Two of the hostages were killed in the shoot-out and Gracia Burnham was rescued. Her husband Martin didn’t make it through the ordeal. More on this story can be found by clicking here. I was also in the middle of writing my book when the incident at Mumbai…