Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Novel Sale! The King's Viper


YES!! (*Pumps fist in air*)

I'm so chuffed I could explode - because Ellora's Cave have signed up to publish my erotic romance The King's Viper.  I haven't got a publication date yet, but as you can see I've got a cover already.
:-)

And a bit of a blurb:

When Lady Eloise of the Isle of Venn becomes betrothed to the King of Ystria, she looks forward to a life of luxury and status at the royal court. She certainly doesn’t anticipate being shipwrecked on the way there in the company of the King’s assassin, Severin de Meynard, the most hated man in the kingdom. Nor does she anticipate them having to make their way back home to Ystria on foot, through hundreds of miles of enemy territory. Above all, she doesn’t expect to fall in love with the cynical, ruthless Severin on the way.

Yes, as you can tell it's one of my *ahem* "special" romances, where everyone has to suffer horribly for love, in between all the filthy wonderful sex. Expect tears, torture and frustration before the happy ending :-)

And if you haven't seen it, there was a sneaky sneaky preview excerpt posted over at Madelynne's blog a while back. More soon, thanks to Ellora's Cave!

18 comments:

Jeremy Edwards said...

Congratulations!!

Btw, do you know the "it's the viper" joke?

Kat said...

Congratulations, Janine. Sounds fab - NEED that release date.

Janine Ashbless said...

No Jeremy, I don't - do go on...

(Will I regret this?)

Janine Ashbless said...

I haven't received the edits yet Kat, so it's not going to be next month or anything. A winter warmer, perhaps.

Jeremy Edwards said...

In brief (which is not usually the way it's told)...

Phone rings. Person anwers. "Hello?"

Mysterious voice says, "It's the viper—I am coming," and hangs up.

Phone rings a little later. "Hello?"

"It's the viper. I'm getting closer."

Later: Ring. "Yes?"

"It's the viper. I'm almost there."

Finally, there's a knock on the door. Terrified person answers, finds mild-mannered little man there. "Yes??"

"It's me, the viper. I'm here to vipe your vindows."

Janine Ashbless said...

I regret it.

;-)

*sniggers helplessly*

Jeremy Edwards said...

Then there's always the Hawaii joke, a related one of sorts...

Justine Elyot said...

Hurrah! This sounds wonderful. I can't resist a man named Severin either.

Chris said...

Great news!!

(Punches air in celebration).

And a great title. I look forward to cheering them on through terrible suffering.

Sharazade said...

Can't wait for The King's Vindows now!

Janine Ashbless said...

Go on Jeremy: The Hawaii Joke. I can take it...

Janine Ashbless said...

The King's Vindows
Oh no no no...

!!! :-D

Jeremy Edwards said...

This joke dates from a time when two competing pronunciations of "Hawaii" were current in America. And it goes a little bit like this...

A tourist from the mainland arrived in Honolulu. Disembarking from the plane, he was greeted by a local.

Before moving on, he said, "You know, something's always bothered me... I don't know whether to say 'Hawaii' or 'Havaii.' So maybe you can settle it. What do you say?"

"Havaii," the local immediately answered.

"Aha!" said the tourist. "Thank you."

"You're velcome," said the local.

Janine Ashbless said...

*groans*
:-)

Emerald said...

Congratulations, Janine!

Janine Ashbless said...

Thanks Emerald!

Charlotte Stein aka The Mighty Viper said...

HOMG Janine. How did you psychically know just what I wanted to read? It sounds AMAZEBALLS. I cannot wait!

Janine Ashbless said...

And it was named after you, Charlotte!
;-)