Saturday, July 13, 2013

Celebrating Romance Novella

The Get Lost in a Story crew sends our CONGRATULATIONS to the

Sophie Jordan
For Az, it's supposed to be a fun summer vacation with her family. Nothing complicated. Just a quick trip to test the waters as she prepares for a year on her own. That all changes when she rescues a drowning girl and meets Tate—the most gorgeous human boy she's ever seen. 
HarperCollins, HarperTeen Impulse
Kari Sutherland, editor

Tate throws her heart, her plans, and her life into upheaval, but the closer she gets to him, the harder it is to hide the secret of what she is.With no hope for a future together, the last thing that can ever happen . . . is love.

You'll meet the heroine of BREATHLESS on the first page of FIRELIGHT -- she is the best friend to the heroine of the Firelight trilogy. "When HarperTeen asked if I would write a novella to accompany the trilogy, Az was the first character to pop in my head. She was such a fan favorite and I really felt she deserved a romance of her own. " ~Sophie

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Sally MacKenzie

The day was as hot as the pond was inviting. It's not as if anyone in Little Huffington was going to happen upon a secluded vale on the Duke of Greycliffe's lands. And Venus Collingswood didn't want to get her shift all wet. It was the perfect setting in which to plan her lovely bookworm of a sister's betrothal to the mysterious new duke arriving seven days hence. If only she had a suitable accomplice . . .

Kensington Publishing Corp., Zebra
Audrey LaFehr, editor
Andrew Valentine, Duke of Greycliffe, never thought arriving at his own household a week early would cause so much trouble. The housekeeper thinks he's his own cousin. Actually, the chance to not be the duke for a while is a pleasant opportunity indeed. It might even help him interrogate the delectable little nymph he's discovered swimming in his pond-if he can manage to get a word in edgewise . . . 

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Ruthie Knox

Carson Vance couldn’t wait to get out of Potter Falls, but now that he’s back to spend Christmas with his ailing father, he must face all the people he left behind . . . like Julie Long, whose heart he broke once upon a time.
Random House Group, Loveswept
Sue Grimshaw, editor

RUTHIE is also a finalist in the Contemporary Single Title category.

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Eloisa James

HarperCollins, Avon Impulse
Carrie Feron, editor

Sir Griffin Barry leapt out of the bedchamber window at age seventeen after a very disappointing wedding night, drank a bit too much at the pub...and woke to find that he'd joined the crew of a pirate ship! Years later, he's become one of the most feared pirates on the high seas, piloting the Flying Poppy, a ship he named after the wife whom he fondly (if vaguely) remembers.

What happens when a pirate decides to come home to his wife...if she is his wife, given that the marriage was never consummated? And what happens when that pirate strolls through his front door and is met by...

Well, that's a surprise!

Previously on GLIAS

Leslie Kelly

Harlequin, Blaze
Brenda Chin, editor

He sought a sleeping beauty
Historian Ashlynn Scott is seeking the fabled castle of Sleeping Beauty. But with just one kiss, she finds herself tangled up—and tangled in the sheets!—with a rogue adventurer. She might never want to wake up!


Jodi Thomas

Out on these rugged plains, love never comes easy. And four daring ladies will do whatever it takes to capture the hearts of four irresistibly sweet-talking Texans...

Kensington Publishing Corp., Zebra
Peter Senftleben, editor
When a quiet foreman comes to the aid of a mystery lady, they'll find that this perfect starlit night is made for courtin'...

A determined heiress gambles high to reclaim the rancher she's never stopped wanting...

When a spirited lady and a go-getter mayor compete for their town's future, it's two dreams for a lifetime...

And to attract a lonely doctor's attention, a shy young woman needs courage - and two unlikely matchmakers...

Previously on GLIAS
Congratulations to all the nominees for the RITA® in the
Romance Novella category!
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JOIN US tomorrow as RITA® week 
continues with the PARANORMAL ROMANCE category. 
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*autographed copy of FIRELIGHT by Sophie Jordan
*autographed copy of BEDDING LORD NED by Sally MacKenzie
*an digital copy of Ruthie Knox's NAUGHTY & NICE.  

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  1. Congrats!

    I have only Eloisa James' book but the others sound terrific too!

  2. Congrats to all the nominees, I am so thrilled that Leslie got nominated. Blaze is my favorite Harlequin line.

  3. Good morning and welcome to GLIAS, ladies.

    I love series with recurring characters. But there has to be a Happily Ever After for each book.


  4. yes, but only if the books are standalone and have an HEA

  5. Yes, interesting recurring characters are fun. The books have to be standalone, no cliffhangers.

  6. I love recurring characters but book must have a HEA. Congrats to all the RITA noms!

    Marcy Shuler

  7. I absolutely love books with recurring characters! It's like visiting friends and families and you never have to let go of the ones you've come to love :)

  8. Recurring characters are wonderful! That's one reason I love reading series so much! Congrats to all the RITA noms!! Those are some fabulous books. Eloisa James is one of my favorite authors and I've had that Sally McKenzie book in my TBR pile for a while.

  9. I do like books with recurring characters. You learn a little bit more about them in each story so they really come alive for me.

  10. Yes because it gives series more depth i think and allows readers to connect with characters more besides just their initial book.

  11. Congrats to all of the nominees! I love books with recurring characters, as long as they are stand alone books. I like finding out what happens to the secondary characters and knowing that they get a HEA as well. Some of my favourite authors have created series based on family members, groups of friends and even towns. The one down side is I get never get my hands on the next book fast enough.

  12. Recurring characters are like catching up with old friends. Love it!!

  13. I love series, like Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold series, where you get to revisit the characters from past books and always have a happy ending.
    Congrats to all the authors and thank you for bringing us such wonderful stories to read.

  14. After you read a book you feel a part of the community or the family, so it's nice to find out what has happened in their lives, good or bad, as long as it's not a rehashing of the last book. I dislike repetition in books.

  15. Yes, I like books with recurring characters (as long as each book has a satisfactory ending of it's own). With a recurring character, one can feel like you begin to really know them. And you can 'keep up' with their lives.

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    Congratulations to all the nominees in the Romance Novella category. Good luck!