Wednesday, June 22, 2011

THE CALL & A NEW SALE!

I am totally ecstatic to share that about two hours ago I received a phone call from Tara Gavin, senior editor of the Harlequin Nocturne line...who offered me a two-book deal on my dark, paranormal vampire warrior king series (with options to buy more!).

I am so thrilled I can't even say!

Here's the blurb (to be edited, I'm sure!!!):
Kael the Fair, one of seven reigning vampire warrior kings, loathes the Night of the Proferring—the night he must feed from a human female virgin to maintain his immortality and his humanity.  By feeding directly from the veins of the Proferred as he takes her virginity, Kael could determine whether the mating bond exists between them—but war and a previous loss lead the king to refuse to take a mate.  Groomed for the Proferring throughout her teens, twenty-year-old Shayla McKinnon has put aside her promising academic career to make another dream come true—the impossible goal of capturing the Warrior King’s heart.  In the feeding chamber this night, a battle of wills ensues, one played out through a game of domination and submission that might prove dangerous to both of their hearts.
And here's my image of Kael, borrowed from the artwork of the wonder Tricia Pickyme Schmitt.  When I was drooling over perusing her artwork one day, I saw this and it WAS JUST Kael!

 Isn't he awesome??? (And isn't Tricia's artwork crazy good???)

I don't know any more about when these books will come out, etc., but I'll be sure to share!

Thanks for reading!
Laura

13 comments:

naelany said...

*squee!* That's awesome news! Congrats, bb!! So proud of you!

Donna Hosie said...

Many congratulations!

Laura Kaye said...

Thanks nae and Donna! I'm so thrilled! :)

Jenna Howard said...

That is so awesome, Laura! Congratulations!!!

Laura Kaye said...

:D Thanks Jenna!

Danielle said...

*thud* Kael is definitely drool worthy! Excellent choice, but you must share him. ;)

Laura Kaye said...

SHARE??? LOL Danielle, okay, for *you* I'll share! Thanks!

Jannine Gallant said...

I bet you're thrilled! Congratulations.

Julianne said...

Woohoo! I bet you're still floating. Congrats, Laura!!!!! :)

Laura Kaye said...

Jannine and Julianne--I totally am still floating! It's very exciting!!! :) Thanks!

Amy said...

Yay! Laura!!! Have fun at national!

marijee said...

What wonderful news! I hope things go smoothly and we see these books in print soon! Congrats!

Laura Kaye said...

Thanks, Amy and Marijee! I appreciate that! :)