Sunday, 23 September 2012

A blurb and a release date

I have a release date!

Lovers Entwined will be released on 6th December at Ellora's Cave.

Now finally, I can reveal the blurb.

Lovers Entwined

Ewan is one of Boston’s leading genealogy experts. When a would-be bridegroom comes looking for confirmation that there are no skeletons in his ancestral closet, Ewan considers turning the job down. Trey is a jerk of the highest order and yet Ewan experiences an infuriating attraction that is easy to justify. Trey’s exactly his type—a carbon copy of the man Ewan’s been looking for his entire life. 
Harder to explain is the sense of recognition that leaves Ewan speechless the moment Trey steps into his office. Or the stomach-churning sensation at the thought of casting the job aside. 
Trey gets more appealing by the day, leaving Ewan struggling with forbidden desire for his client. Desire not helped by strange voyeuristic dreams that have started to haunt his sleep. Dreams that appear to be an echo of the past.

Read an excerpt here

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Update to my Work in Progress page

Thought it was about time I updated my Work in Progress page.

So this post does exactly what it says in the header. http://lillianfrancis.blogspot.co.uk/p/work-in-progress.html

For those who can't be arse to click the link, here's the entry in full:

Thought it was about time I updated my work in progress page.
My second novel 'Undying Love' is in that tentative breath-holding stage of submission. I'll pimp it out until somebody likes it enough to say yes.
‘Undying Love’ went through many title changes but has now become ‘Lovers Entwined’. It was accepted by Ellora’s Cave and will be released in their Blush range. I believe I’m still the only author to offer m/m in this range. Is that a good or bad thing, I’m not sure? I’m finally coming to the end of edits, so hopefully a release date will be imminent. The cover has been finalised and is available for your perusal here.
In the meantime I'm working on stories for a couple of submission calls:

A Christmas Story, which I like to call 'When love flue in', is almost ready for submission. A few little edits and the synopsis to write, then I'm good to go.
As you may have seen this novella was accepted by Silver for their range of Christmas stories. Expect to see some pimping of this in the run up to the festive season.
A story for the Animal Encounters call at Dreamspinner. The brief - animals must bring our couple together in some way.
Unfortunately mine is looking like being way too long for the 12K max word count!
I was correct in my assumption. Having pared the story down to its bare bones and still unable to get it below 13K, Dreamspinner declined it for entry into the anthology on the grounds it was too long. Anyway the lads have decided they have a longer story to tell and that 13K currently stands at 30K and counting.

And finally, a story for the Snow on the Roof call at Dreamspinner. The brief - one of the couple must be over forty. Often in my stories my boys have trouble communicating, in this I take that to a whole other level!
Based on my previous experience with the Dreamspinner anthology format I’m not even going to try to get this ready for the November deadline. The handwritten notes on this are already pointing to a much longer story, one which will have to wait until after the New Year.

Okay update over. Move along. Nothing funny or clever to see here!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Just a teaser - Cover Reveal

Over the summer I received the artwork for my latest novel and I'm feeling the need to share it with you all.

It comes on its own at the moment since the blurb has yet to be finalised but the cover is a fair representation of the story within.


Cover design is by Dar Albert. I think he's done a great job. What do you think? Does it pique your interest?



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