Monday, January 14, 2008

Debut of new Steeple Hill line

It's kind of exciting to be part of the debut of a new line of fiction, in this case, Steeple Hill's new series of historicals: Love Inspired Historicals. Their previous Love Inspired lines (Love Inspired contemporaries & Love Inspired Suspense) have been so successful, that they are now taking the plunge and publishing a line of two titles per month of historical romances.

Time periods and storylines in the first few titles run the gamut from medieval to World War II. My own story, Hearts in the Highlands, is a Victorian setting, a time period which I love. This story takes place in London and in the Scottish Highlands. A woman who thinks she is safely a spinster and beyond all foolish romantic ideas has another think coming when she meets handsome Reid Gallagher, fresh from the archeological digs of Egypt. Imagine a combination of Indiana Jones & Denys Finch-Hatton (of Out of Africa fame).

I love the cover the Steeple Hill art department came up with for this story. It fits soooo well! The Scottish Highlands scene accurately portrays one of the scenes in the books, and the hero and heroine are perfect!

The line officially debuts in February with books by veteran authors Catherine Palmer and Jillian Hart. As part of the promotion, Steeple Hill is hosting a forum featuring LIH authors and editors. Come join us this month at www.eharlequin.com.

2 comments:

Ruth said...

I am so excited about the new Steeple Hill historical line! I can't wait to read your new titles (and I LOVE the covers!).

Ruth Axtell Morren said...

Hi Ruth,
Another Ruth! Hi, nice to hear from you. I just looked at your website, and I'm a HUGE Jane Austen fan. I know the current series has probably already been aired on BBC, which we get here in the Netherlands, but somehow I missed it.
I think Persuasion is my favorite J.Austen novel (it's between that and P&P). I have a dvd of another BBC Persuasion, which I liked very much. This hero looks better, though LOL.
I don't think this current Sense & Sensibility version will top the Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet version, though. Let me know what you think when you see it.
Ruth