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Countdown to Smugglivus: Dorchester Publishing and a Christmas Giveaway

Day 24 (2 days to Smugglivus and counting)

We are getting to the end of our Countdown to Smugglivus and our last countdown guest is Erin Galloway, Manager of Marketing for Dorchester Publishing with what we can expect from the publisher in 2009 and a very generous giveaway that will run until Dec 31st! Ladies and gentlemen, Erin Galloway:

Dorchester Publishing 2009 Romance Overview

2009 is poised to be another great year of books! With the U.S. economy in its current state, it may be difficult to get in the spirit this holiday season, but it’s important that we all allow ourselves a few moments to appreciate what we do have and to look forward with hope. I have always found that the best way to escape life’s more difficult realities is to read a good book, particularly a romance. After all, doesn’t the day just seem better when you finish a story with a happy ever after ending?

Thankfully, there will be lots of happy ever after endings coming from Dorchester in 2009. Below are some upcoming books that you can look forward to escaping with.

There are a couple of trends we have noticed in 2009, in particular Contemporary Romance.

As a genre Contemporary Romance is still going strong, but we have noticed that readers often appreciate a little something extra in their contemporary romances. This is why we have mystery romances. A contemporary setting, clever whodunit and a romance are a winning combination.

2009 Mystery Romances:

January – Mayhem in High Heels by Gemma Halliday. It’s official, Maddie Springer is getting married! Maddie knew planning her wedding wouldn’t be easy, but with a killer on the loose, “’til death do you part” might come a lot sooner than she thinks!

• February – Trouble in Mudbug by Jana DeLeon.
Sassy southern author Jana DeLeon returns with another rollicking, mysterious tale from the Louisiana bayou. Her new mystery romance series begins with Maryse Robicheaux being haunted by the wise-cracking ghost of her mother-in-law. Throw in a sexy half-Creole investigator ready to seduce her and a killer on the loose and Maryse is certainly feeling the heat on the Louisiana bayou. The next book in the series, Mischief in Mudbug will be out in October.

• June – Gotcha by Christie Craig. Another fun and sexy novel from Christie Craig. Pizza delivery girl Macy Tucker knows she cannot depend on a man and that’s why dating is off the menu. But when crazy circumstances force her to work with detective Jake Baldwin, Macy wonders if she shouldn’t expand the menu selection…to include one sexy detective.

• July – I Shot You, Babe by Leslie Langtry.
Witty author Langtry returns to her family of persnickety assassins. Perennial grad student Veronica Gale gets more than she bargained for when her latest dissertation project puts her in the path of philosopher/assassin/carnival-ride operator Coney Bombay—and an unsolved murder that might just kill her, too.

• November – Scandal Sheet by Gemma Halliday.
Gemma Halliday returns with an all new series, Hollywood Headlines, featuring none other than series favorite, tabloid reporter Felix Dunn. Felix has just been promoted to managing editor and he’s got his work cut out for him keeping the magazine running smoothly while keeping his staff in line.

Here are some special books to look out for:


Stolen Fury by Elisabeth Naughton
• Romantic Suspense
• Romancing the Stone meets The DaVinci Code meets the sexual tension of a Sandra Brown novel. Archaeologist Dr. Lisa Maxwell is looking for three ancient Greek artifacts called the Furies, and Rafe Sullivan is a thief who tried to seduce her to get the Furies for himself. Together, the two will risk their lives to solve a mystery that has haunted them both for years.


Tempting Fate by Alissa Johnson
• Regency Romance
• Alissa Johnson returns with the charming Regency romance of two characters readers met in Johnson’s debut As Luck Would Have It. They’ve teased each other mercilessly since childhood, but Whittaker Cole, Earl of Thurston, and Miss Mirabelle Browning are about to discover that trading kisses is much more enjoyable than trading barbs.

The Magic Knot by Helen Scott Taylor

• Paranormal Romance
• Debut novelist and American Title IV contest winner Helen Scott Taylor writes the tale of a young accountant looking for her roots in mystical Cornwall. Throw in a magic set of Tarot cards and a bad boy on a motorcycle, and you get a lovers’ knot that won’t ever come undone.


Someone Like You by Leigh Greenwood

• Western Historical Romance
• Leigh Greenwood returns with another Night Riders tale! When Rafe Jerry finds the woman he loves in bed with his own father, he leaves home, swearing never to return. But the terms of his father’s will force him back to deal with the family ranch, the widow who betrayed him and a new love who can free him from the hurts of the past.

Vexing the Viscount by Emily Bryan
• Historical Romance
• Emily Bryan returns with another sexy romp of a novel. An impoverished viscount hoping to excavate a lost Roman treasure at his family estate enlists the help of an innocent miss he believes to be a French courtesan in exchange for lessons of love.


The Lady & The Libertine by Bonnie Vanak

• Historical Romance
• A young Englishwoman discovers that her necklace is the key to a fabulous Egyptian treasure, and the dissipated earl who seeks it is after her as well.

Dragonbound by Jade Lee
• Fantasy Romance
• Jade Lee takes readers back to the fascinating world she created in Dragonborn. Three kingdoms vie to understand and control the power of dragons, but only a clever beauty and a dethroned king are truly possessed of it—and by it.


Eternal Craving by Nina Bangs
• Paranormal Romance
• Nina Bangs continues her dark, sexy and thrillingly original Gods of the Night paranormal series. The City of Brotherly Love has never been so dangerous as The Eleven battle to save humankind and Jenna Maloy battles save the soul of an ancient hunter.

The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie by Jennifer Ashley
• Historical Romance
• Jennifer Ashley kicks off a sexy, brand new historical series. Everyone says Lord Ian McKenzie is crazy—and possibly a murderer—but a young widow longing for passion is determined to bare the truth about the dashing and darkly charming Scotsman.

The Dangerous Book For Demon Slayers by Angie Fox

• Paranormal Romance
• This is the sequel to the runaway hit debut novel The Accidental Demon Slayer, which rocketed onto the New York Times best-seller list in August 2008. Fox
returns with another thrilling paranormal adventure. Lizzie Brown and her grandma’s coven of biker witches have rolled into Sin City to take out a super-sexy succubus who has her eye on world domination—and worse, Lizzie’s man.


A Little Light Magic by Joy Nash

• Contemporary Romance
• In a departure from her Celtic historicals and Immortals novels, Joy Nash writes a sweet, heartwarming contemporary with a bit of magic. Is it magic or not when a lonely young woman performs a summoning spell and in walks a handsome, eligible male who can also handle the renovations to her New Age shop before the tourist season begins? Either way, this will be a summer to remember.


Ice by Stephanie Rowe

• Romantic Suspense
• Best-selling paranormal romance author Stephanie Rowe heats up the Alaskan wilderness with this thrilling suspense novel. Risk-averse sophisticate Kaylie Fletcher and Alaskan bush pilot Cort McClaine find themselves the quarry in an adrenaline-packed cat-and-mouse game across dangerous, untamed wilds where women are scarce, men are tougher than the terrain trying to kill them, and no one walks away unscathed.


The Fire King by Marjorie M. Liu
• Paranormal Romance
• The next chapter in the best-selling Dirk & Steel series. The world has yet to learn the power of the tortured Chimera shape-shifter prince–and the scarred yet brilliant Soria has yet to know his love


Sliding Home by Kate Angell
• Contemporary Romance
• The story of baseball’s bad boy Kason Rhodes. This is sure to be another home-run hit from the queen of baseball romance, Kate Angell.


Christmas Anthologies
• Readers can look forward to the contemporary anthology Santa, Honey by Sandra Hill, Kate Angell and Joy Nash.
• The Christmas Ball historical anthology will feature authors Jennifer Ashley, Emily Bryan and Alissa Johnson.
• We will also be publishing The Christmas Brides, an all-new contemporary African-American anthology.

For the readers who have cried out for more of the Tairen Soul series by C. L. Wilson, have no fear. 2009 will see the release of Queen of Song and Souls, the breathtaking conclusion to the story of King Rain Tairen Soul and Ellysetta Baristani and their quest to save the tairen and the Fading Lands. Trust us; it will be worth the wait!

Thank you very much to the Book Smugglers for inviting me to share some of the exciting books we will be publishing in 2009. I wish you all of you a very happy holiday season, a safe, healthy and happy new year and, of course, happy reading.

Best wishes,

~Erin Galloway
Manager of Marketing
Dorchester Publishing

And now for the very generous giveaway Dorchester is offering: one lucky winner will get all of the books below! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Dec 31st Midnight Pacific Time. Contest is open to US and Canada only.

A MAGICAL CHRISTMAS PRESENT Victoria Alexander, Eugenia Riley and Lisa Cach
THIS YEAR’S CHRISTMAS PRESENT by Nina Bangs, Sandra Hill and Dara Joy
MAYHEM IN HIGH HEELS by Gemma Halliday
STOLEN FURY by Elisabeth Naughton
NO WORDS ALONE by Autumn Dawn
THE WILD ROAD by Marjorie M. Liu


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  • Maureen
    December 24, 2008 at 3:15 am

    What a great prize! Merry Christmas!

  • Kammie
    December 24, 2008 at 5:55 am

    Wow…that’s a nice prize! Posting to enter and sending along wishes to everyone for a very happy holiday!

    I’ve added quite a few of those books to my wish list and hopefully I can get them when they come out.

  • Cindy W
    December 24, 2008 at 6:13 am

    Thanks for the Great overview Erin. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    I may be in the minority, but I like my contemps w/o a villian!

  • Pam P
    December 24, 2008 at 6:19 am

    Great prize, good luck. I ‘ve got all except Naughton and Menden, so I won’t enter this one. The CL Wilson book can’t come soon enough!

    Merry Christmas!

  • miish
    December 24, 2008 at 6:21 am

    How awesome would winning this be?? It would be WAY awesome (= Happy Holidays everyone.

  • Carolyn Jean
    December 24, 2008 at 6:39 am

    Wow! Looks like tons of great presents!! I’m in. Please, Santa, pick MEEEE!

  • SciFiGuy
    December 24, 2008 at 6:39 am

    Nice giveaway. Looking forward to the Dorchester releases of Marjorie Liu and Angie Fox in particular.

  • I Heart Book Gossip
    December 24, 2008 at 6:52 am

    Please count me in!

  • Z.M.
    December 24, 2008 at 6:52 am

    Count me in!

  • C.C.
    December 24, 2008 at 6:53 am

    Love this contest! Enter me too please.

  • Brooke Reviews
    December 24, 2008 at 7:07 am

    Great blog here. Awesome giveaway as well. 😀

  • December
    December 24, 2008 at 7:56 am

    fantastic – added to my TBR list! Thanks!

  • Anna
    December 24, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Wow, thats a whopper of a contest. Count me in . 😀

  • Megan
    December 24, 2008 at 9:17 am

    I don’t think I realized before just how many of my favorite authors Dorchester publishes. That giveaway is awesome!

    Happy holidays!

  • Jezebel
    December 24, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Merry Christmas! It would be a great Christmas present to win this contest.

  • macbeaner
    December 24, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Merry Christmas! I look forward to all the new releases next year!

  • Raven99
    December 24, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Ooh, there are some great authors included in that prize. Merry Christmas, everyone!

  • CrystalGB
    December 24, 2008 at 10:53 am

    What a fabulous prize. Dorchester has some great books coming out.

  • tetewa
    December 24, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’s to everyone! Thanks for the opportunity at a wonderful prize pack.

  • Danielle
    December 24, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Wow, that’s pretty generous.

    My sister’s like smacking my arm for ’em, so…

  • Heather
    December 24, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks for the roundup, Ms. Galloway!

    No need to enter me in the contest as I’ve got plenty of, ahem, science fiction romances on my plate, but I just wanted to say those covers are all pretty consistently nice–especially Jade Lee’s.

    Any new Shomi titles coming out over the next year? (I know I should know these things, but having a brain fog right now!)

  • Marg
    December 24, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Wow! I should read more Dorchester – I’ve only read one of those authors before!

    Don’t enter me into the draw because I live outside the US and Canada, just wanted to comment!

  • dan-phi
    December 24, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    How can I not enter for a prize selection like that?

  • Barbara
    December 24, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    WOW! What a wonderful prize. Please enter me in the drawing 🙂 And have a Happy Holiday!

  • orannia
    December 24, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    WOW! That is an incredibly generous prize – thank you! I have to say I cant’ wait to read CL Wilson’s next book. I have Kind of Sword and Sky sitting by my bed – FINALLY!

    It is Christmas Day here now, so Merry Christmas everyone!

  • AnimeJune
    December 24, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Aaaah! So many books, so little time…Merry Christmas!

  • donnas
    December 24, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Please enter me. I see so many great books to read.

    Happy Holidays!

  • Anonymous
    December 24, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    What a terrific contest, please count me in!

    Merry Christmas –
    Lara in Kirkland

  • little alys
    December 24, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    I don’t need to win anything. I’m just happy you two are here and getting me addicted to so many new books AND having someplace I can gush my love of comic books. 😀

    Happy Holidays!

  • M.
    December 24, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    What kind of voodoo are the smugglers practicing to get all these astounding offers? One of the Smugglivus feats of strength, I guess. I don’t think you’re going to see a whole lot of airing of grievances about this.

  • bamabelle
    December 25, 2008 at 12:31 am

    Holy cow! That is a very generous prize! Several of those were already on my wish list. Thanks so much for the chance!

    Merry Christmas!

  • Debby
    December 25, 2008 at 4:23 am

    What great prizes and what fantastic books to look forward to. Thanks so much. I hope everyone is haivng a marvelous Christmas!!

  • Tiah
    December 25, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Wow, what an amazing prize! Enter me please!!

  • Anonymous
    December 25, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    wow love books\merry christmas!
    please enter me to win.

  • Wileen
    December 25, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    That’s a lot of books!! Thanks for the overview, it’s nice to be able to get an idea about all of the books. Please enter me into the contest and thanks.

  • Margay
    December 26, 2008 at 3:38 am

    This looks like a great line up of books for the coming year – more to look forward to! And what a good contest, too.

  • Anita Yancey
    December 26, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Wow! A lot of really great books. Would love to read all of them. This is a very special giveaway. Please enter me.

  • Karin
    December 26, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    The 2009 lineup looks great! I will definitely be checking some of those books out.

  • Robyn
    December 26, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Count me in! Happy Holidays!

  • Abby
    December 27, 2008 at 7:44 am

    I just discovered your blog… love it. Great work!

  • WriteBlack
    December 27, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Great contest and prizes. Count me in, too, please!

  • catie
    December 27, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Wow–the word “awesome” doesn’t begin to describe this package! Dorchester is one of my favorite publishers, so I’m looking forward to their releases in the new year.

  • Stacie
    December 28, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    This is an AWESOME giveaway- thank you!

  • marie andreas
    December 28, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Wow- ok Dorchester rocks! that is an amazing prize, and an excellent look at some great books! Count me in!

  • Lori T
    December 28, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Great contest!! I would love to be entered.

    I hope everyone had a great holiday and I hope you all have a wonderful New Year!!

  • Inky Productions
    December 28, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Oooh! These books sound awesome! What a great giveaway! Thanks Dorchester! email: siggykag @ gmail . com

  • MJ
    December 29, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    What a great New Year’s gift. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • blackroze37
    December 29, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    please enter me! really love to win!hope everyone has a happy new yr!

  • Aymless
    December 29, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    What great list of books! I think I would be able to find space for them. *g*

  • Wendy
    December 30, 2008 at 8:19 am

    Hi, Erin!

    The Wild Road and Stolen Fury are very, very awesome books – love them! The other ones I haven’t read. I’m definitely looking forward to the releases for 2009. 🙂

  • Wendy
    December 30, 2008 at 8:21 am

    I’m with Heather, I can’t wait to read more Shomi books, they’re my favorites! I haven’t read them all but the ones I have have been fabulous.

    The Countdown – Michelle Maddox? AWESOME.

    Razor Girl’s pretty great too. And Twist!

    I could go on. *g*

  • ellia08
    December 30, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Awesome set of books! 🙂

  • PeggyP
    December 31, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Thanks for the nice summary of upcoming books for 2009!

  • Ana
    January 4, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Contest is now closed! Thanks for all entries!

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