Monday, February 14, 2011

Celebrating Love, Celebrating The Darcys!

Valentine's Day, the day we celebrate love, struck me as the perfect time to share and yet some more good news regarding my future books. Books about, you guessed it--LOVE!

Long and very interesting story short, in addition to signing a new contract with St. Martin's Press to write a contemporary romance series entitled THE CUPCAKE CLUB... I have also very recently accepted an offer from NAL (Penguin) to write Victorian Steampunk-ish Romances--overall name: THE GLORIOUS VICTORIOUS DARCYS!

This idea has been simmering in my brain for quite some time and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to bring these romantic adventures to life! Unsure as to what I mean by Victorian Steampunk-ish? Here's a blurb about the series...

In celebration of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee (1887), an anonymous benefactor promises fame and fortune to the first man or woman who discovers and donates a technological ‘invention’ of historical significance to her majesty’s British Museum in honor of her beloved deceased husband, Prince Albert.

Lord Jules Darcy, Lord Simon Darcy, and unbeknownst to them, their sister, Lady Amelia Darcy set off in search of three different ‘lost’ legendary inventions. Whilst on their quest, all three fall prey to a sizzling romance and forever love. In the end, one sibling will bring glory to the British Empire, another scandal, while the third becomes an unwitting accomplice in a plot to assassinate the Queen. Will love or technology save the day? Will the Darcys prevail or perish? Passion and adventure abound in these humorous steampunk-ish tales.

I hope you'll follow me in this new world. One thing's for sure. Between the two series, hopefully I'll have something to offer for many varied tastes.

6 comments:

Tori Lennox said...

I'm nearly jumping up and down because this sounds so fun!!!!!! :)

Beth Ciotta said...

Thanks Tori! I think it'll be a blast! :)

Olga said...

Beth, huge congrats on wonderful news! THE GLORIOUS VICTORIOUS DARCYS sound fascinating!

Beth Ciotta said...

Thank you, Olga! Should be great fun. :)

vvb32 reads said...

exciting! looking forward to meeting your darcys!

Beth Ciotta said...

Greetings, vvb! Thanks for your enthusiasm re The Darcys. Looking forward to introducing you to their world. :)