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Publisher pitch: Escape Publishing, Dec 2012

29 November 2012

Hi everyone!

Thanks for having me back to talk about the December titles: our follow-up to our fabulous launch titles. Don’t worry if you haven’t yet had a chance to read the launch titles – everything we publish is available indefinitely on our website. On to December’s titles!

New Year’s Kisses by Rhian Cahill: We start with the very romantic, surprisingly sweet, subtly sexy sequel to Rhian’s Christmas Wishes, one of our launch titles. Emily has a five-year plan, and romance isn’t on it. But no one told Wade that. When he blackmails her into a date, he makes it the date to end all dates: a New Year’s Eve party for two.

Short Soup by Coleen Kwan: Set in a small coastal Australian town, this story is about best friends, mistakes, dreams, and the healing power of Chinese food. Toni returns to her sleepy home town after a disastrous marriage, and finds everything like she left it–except her childhood friend Dion, who has new ambitions. But Toni has always been on Dion’s wishlist, and he’s not about to put the chance to be with her on the back burner.

Summer Fling by Serenity Woods: Our first New Zealand story starts on top of the world–in an airplane with a very very sexy jump instructor and a very nervous chocolatier. After an ex declared her boring as he walked out the door, Chloe decides to take on the world by doing something truly terrifying. But this is not who she is, and she’s not sure that she’s ready for someone who flings himself into life as exuberantly as Garth.

Drawing Closer by Jenny Schwartz: This short story has sizzle! Zoe has been in love with her cohort Nick for ages, but only she and her sketchbook–full of steamy nude drawings–know. Nick has a secret too, and the blackmailer is the only thing stopping him from going after Zoe full throttle. In the world of art, though, passion overrides everything.

No Strings Attached by Bridget Gray: This sweet, funny, surprising story is set against the aftermath of the Boxing Day Tsunami. Mei Jing rescues Rod under extraordinary circumstances, and when they meet again years later, she remembers–he doesn’t. But the attraction is instantaneous. Mei Jing wants more from Rod than gratitude, and she struggles to find the right time to tell the truth. Will she be able to trust that he truly loves her, or is he just grateful to the woman who saved his life?

The Danger Game by Caitlyn Nicholas: Flick likes computers. She’s good at them, and she can trust that they will do what she needs them to do. People, however, are less certain. But she can’t do this alone–her program, the one she developed, the most dangerous program in the world, has been stolen, her mentor murdered, and she’s being set up to take the fall. She needs Ben. Then together, they need to save the world.

As always, our titles are available on our website, or through a myriad of e-retailers. Please let us know what you think, and I’ll be back to talk to you next month!

Kate Cuthbert
Managing Editor, Escape Publishing

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10 Comments
  1. aimskye permalink
    8 December 2012 12:09 pm

    Great looking covers and fantastic sounding stories! Congrats everyone.

    Aimee

  2. 1 December 2012 2:43 pm

    Congratulations everyone, what a lovely line up of covers and wonderful authors. Looking forward to reading them all.

  3. 30 November 2012 7:58 pm

    I’m lucky enough to have worked with Bridget on her debut novel with Escape, *No Strings Attached*. Wonderful book! And I know all the other December releases will be just as wonderful. I can’t wait to read them!

  4. 30 November 2012 10:00 am

    How awesome are these covers!! I’m thrilled to be with Escape, and congrats to all the December releases 🙂

  5. 30 November 2012 9:30 am

    Congratulations to all these talented authors. Love all the gorgeous covers.

  6. 29 November 2012 11:28 pm

    Can’t wait to get my copy of No Strings Attached by Bridget Gray. I read it in first draft and loved it then. The cover looks fabulous.

  7. Barbara permalink
    29 November 2012 7:41 pm

    Looks like some more good books to add to the list

  8. 29 November 2012 10:48 am

    Gorgeous December covers! Congratulations on the release to all the December authors!

  9. 29 November 2012 10:42 am

    A fantastic line up of authors and titles. There will be some great summer reading ahead.
    Congratulations to all 🙂

  10. 29 November 2012 9:44 am

    I’m so excited to be an Escape Artist (“Drawing Closer” is my short story – out 10 December) that I really, truly debated whether I dare risk a comment, here. I’m very nearly incoherent with excitement. It is so cool to have an Australian publisher, be able to talk to an editor in my timezone, use Australian slang and spelling, and write a story about one of my favourite places in the world — Fremantle. And now, seeing all the covers together…I’m giddy with happiness 🙂

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