Sunday, August 31, 2014

A Cotillion Christmas

Hello, again! As I mentioned, last month, the Cotillion imprint of EC’s Blush line will feature these five novellas as individual e-books. Although there were short summaries of the first three stories then, there were no covers available at that point. So, here are the remaining two summaries, followed by  all five covers for this year, and I think the folks at Ellora’s Cave who are in charge of covers deserve a huge ovation. I know I would be more than pleased to have any of these for my book.

The fourth of the five for this year is  It's Never Enough by Cynthia Moore, to be released on November 6, 2014.

     Lady Selina Durwood has been in love with Lord Robert Crestor since she was a young girl. As the years passed by and their relationship matured, it was assumed by all who knew them they would eventually marry.
     Robert makes a decision to join the British cavalry to assist in the fight against Napoleon. While attending a ball the night before he leaves, Robert observes his best friend Justin Wexley, Marquess of Rockton, speaking to Selina. They both appear to gaze longingly into each other’s eyes while they talk. Robert assumes they are in love with each other. Later that night, he informs Selina that she is released from any expectations of marriage with him.
     Invited to spend the Christmas holidays with her parents at his family’s estate, Selina agrees to attend believing Robert is still stationed with his cavalry in Brussels. Upon entering the kitchen with her maid for a late night meal, she unexpectedly encounters Robert.
     Will Robert come to realize he made a very unfortunate conjecture about his friend and Selina? Can Selina forgive Robert for the heartache and pain she has lived with since he set her free and went away to battle? The true strength of their love for one another is put to the test in this holiday story.

The final story for this year is A Christmas Scheme by Vivien Jackson and Christa Paige, due out on November 13, 2014.

     With her brother’s recent marriage, Kate Avery no longer is required to keep his house or look after their younger sister. She’s free. But for what? Secretly, she wishes for purpose and adventure, but finding it in the dull countryside seems unlikely. And then her brother arrives from London just in time for Christmas...with a visitor from a foreign land.
     A displaced Bengali lord, Kiran now serves the British crown in a covert capacity. Whilst on a mission to deliver a message to the Earl of Withering at his country estate, Kiran accepts an invitation to spend Christmas with the Avery family. He feels out of place and is eager to leave, until he meets Kate, who shares his desire for adventure.
     Caught in a winter storm, Kate and Kiran both must choose between the loyalties they have long held and the unexpected affection that blooms between them.

And here are the covers, with a reminder of release dates.  I think they’re spectacular, and I hope you will, too!


Tina Donahue said...

I love stories like this, Hetty - your covers are beautiful! :)

jean hart stewart said...

Love Xmas stories!!!!

Jillian said...

Such fantastic covers and stories. I'm thrilled to be part of it. Thanks for the shout out, Hetty.