BUTselling six (yes count them: ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX) books in two three-book deals with two different publishers keeps our Jillian constantly at the keyboard.
Did you have a feeling you’d be selling –not mention selling 6 books—so soon after conference?
In the Dallas airport, on my way to conference, I returned a phone call to Audrey LaFehr at Kensington who offered a three book deal for THE SEDUCTION OF PHAETON BLACK. (The offer came from a contest final.) So heading into Orlando, I knew that I would probably have at least two new books to write under contract! I met Richard Curtis at nationals and he became my agent–happy danced over that for days! A few weeks after Orlando we accepted another three book offer from Pocket for THE YARD MAN since retitled, AN AFFAIR WITH MR KENNEDY.
In April I turned in book two, tentatively titled THE CARNAL SINS OF MR. ST. CLAIR and am currently working on number three: A VERY PRIVATE DUEL WITH MR. GUNN.
Thinking back to last summer, I think once I had the Kensington offer, I sensed that things were gong to tumble into place pretty fast. It's a great feeling!
London, 1887. Part stoic gentleman, part fearless Yard man, Zeno “Zak” Kennedy is an enigma of the first order. For years, the memory of a deadly bombing at King’s Cross station has haunted the brilliant Scotland Yard detective. His investigation has zeroed in on a ring of aristocratic rebels whose bloody campaign for Irish revolution is terrorizing the city. When he discovers one of the treacherous lords is acquainted with his free-spirited new tenant, Cassandra St. Cloud, his inquiry pulls him unexpectedly close to the heart of the conspiracy—and into the arms of a most intriguing lady.
Cassie is no Victorian prude. An Impressionist painter with very modern ideas about life and love, she is eager for a romantic escapade that is daring and discreet. She sets her sights on her dour but handsome landlord, but after she learns their meeting was not purely accidental, she hardly has a chance to forgive her lover before their passionate affair catapults them both into a perilous adventure.
The Gentlemen of Scotland Yard mix business with pleasure in these Victorian Romantic Suspense novels from Pocket Books: AN AFFAIR WITH MR. KENNEDY, February 2012 • THE CARNAL SINS OF MS. ST. CLAIR, October 2012 • A VERY PRIVATE DUEL WITH MR. GUNN, November 2012. Watch for these wild and sexy Steampunk adventures from Kensington: THE SEDUCCTION OF PHAETON BLACK, September 2012 • THE MOONSTONE AND MISS JONES, Spring 2013 • THE CURIOUS UNDOING OF GASPAR SINCLAIR, Fall 2013 .
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