Wednesday, September 24, 2008

TIME FOR A NEW BOOK

Remember me? Miranda Grenville. I was a bit-player in my brother's book Reunited: Marriage in a Million. The bratty sister who made Belle's life a misery.

Anyone but Liz would have shut me up in a cupboard and never let me out again, but she has a lot more imagination that that. It wasn't chance that she called Wedded in a Whirlwind her "Eurydice" book.

She sent me to hell and then, as if that wasn't bad enough, she gave me Nick Jago as my Orpheus. The woman has a sense of humour because Nick, when my screaming disturbed his hangover, wasn't in any mood to offer comfort and sympathy to a damsel in distress. I had to get quite assertive before he finally grasped the seriousness of the situation. Not that I've ever found assertiveness a problem. But I have to admit that with Jago, I pretty much met my match.

So, there we were, trapped underground. Somewhere in the dark I had a bag with half a bottle of water, a cell phone (with no signal) and a packet of mints. All Nick brought to the party was a a bottle of Cordilleran brandy and an itty-bitty archaeologist's trowel. We weren't going to dig our way out with that so we climbed.


In the dark, without sight to fill in the gaps, the other senses become heightened. You hear things in a voice that in sunlight you would overlook. The lightest touch has an intensity. And as you hang between life and death, climbing towards the light, towards life, you share everything, bare your soul and become, for a while, almost one.

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There's an excerpt on my website and the book will be available online at Mills & Boon and Harlequin as both print and ebook in October. It will be on sale retail in November.

Here's what Romantic Times had to say about it: --

"Liz Fieldingʼs Wedded in a Whirlwind (4.5) is fast-paced and fun, and the relationship between Miranda and Nick has a remarkable emotional honesty. Truly a keeper."


For chapter one, click here...



8 comments:

Snookie said...

Yay! I can buy it in ebook format in October from ehar! Not too much longer to wait :)

BTW, Miranda, I love it when you heroines come and talk to us!

Kate Hardy said...

Great review. And utterly deserved because it's a fab book. Beautifully constructed, a gorgeous hero and a lovely heroine. And the ending is just PERFECT.

Jan Jones said...

Lovely review, Liz.

Jill said...

Can't wait to read it. I love the difficult characters the best ;-)

Michelle Douglas said...

Ooh, I can't wait to read this. It sounds fabulous. Miranda was so prickly in MIAM. Am looking forward to getting to know her better.

P.S. Liz, I hope your daughter's wedding was wonderful.

Penn said...

Liz,
We want details about the wedding!

As for Wedded in a Whirlwind, you can buy it as an eBook NOW from eHarlequin.com, but you can't download it until Oct 1st. How do I know? B/c I have a coupon for the eBoutique at eHQ (25% off! WHEE!) and I was shopping there last night and WIAW is one of the 7 or 8 books I put in my cart. Not that I won't also buy the print book, but I want both, greedy girl that I am.

Penn

Snookie said...

Yes Liz, How was the wedding? Did they play the utube video clip? That was cool of your daughter's friend to do that for them.

I'm going to purchase Wedded in a Whirlwind in ebook form tomorrow :) I have a toppling tbr pile and a large ebook tbr pile, but I've been waiting for this one and am sure it's going to jump to the tbr next as soon as i get it!

Liz Fielding said...

Wedding reports coming up (but it was fabulous!).

I'm compiling photographs and you'll find stuff here right after this week's guest, Jessica Hart. Fab photos of her, too!