Publisher pitch: Escape Publishing, Dec 2012
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!
Managing Editor, Escape Publishing