January 3rd, 2011

Happy New Year and Happy Book Birthday!

Happy New Year!  A few exciting things before I sign off to nurse my back for one more day.  (I threw it out by, of all things, coughing.  I'm breaking doctor's orders right now by remaining upright for more than a few minutes, but I think you'll agree that it's all worthwhile.)

First, The Knight Agency is celebrating the new year on our blog with the beginning of a fabulous free read by Faith Hunter, author of the Jane Yellowrock urban fantasy series (SKINWALKER, BLOOD CROSS and MERCY BLADE, which releases tomorrow). 
Check it out!  (Updated note: Part II is now available here.)

And a very happy book birthday to debut author Vicky Dreiling
You can check out her book trailer et al below or read her blog on how we met here.

by Vicky Dreiling
Grand Central Publishing/Warner Forever
ISBN-13: 9780446565370
ISBN: 0446565377

"What a terrific romp of a read!  Vicky is a bright new voice in romance."
--Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author of NINE RULES TO BREAK WHEN ROMANCING A RAKE

"An enchanting debut, full of humor and heart!" —New York Times bestselling author Madeline Hunter

"Dreiling's delightful debut combines the rituals of Regency courtship with TV's The Bachelor....  Dreiling is definitely a newcomer to watch." —Romantic Times

“Vicky Dreiling has set a high standard for hopefully many more books to come!... This novel is a treat to enjoy and now I can hardly wait to read how the wild hawk gets tethered in the second book.” —Fresh Fiction

Tristan, the Duke of Shelbourne is a man with a mission:
find a wife he can tolerate as long as they both shall live. Love is not necessary—nor desired. But how to choose among a dizzying array of wealthy-yet-witless candidates? Hire London's infamously prim and proper matchmaker. Then pretend she's not the most captivating woman he's ever met...

Helping a devilish Duke create a contest to pick his perfect mate is the kind of challenge Tessa Mansfield relishes. Her methods may be scandalous, but she's determined to find the notorious bachelor more than a wife—she'll bring him true love. Yet when Tessa watches the women vie for the Duke's affections, she longs to win his heart herself. And after a stolen kiss confirms Tristan's desire, Tessa knows she has broken a matchmaker's number one rule: never fall in love with the groom.