It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. - Seneca

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Our SPOTLIGHT is on COMET by Miriam Newman!


COMING SOON FROM THE DARK CASTLE LORDS .....

An ambitious young Norman knight, Neel, is seriously wounded at the Battle of Hastings and nursed back to health by a Saxon girl, Rowena. For her, it is only a matter of Christian duty and she is shocked to receive his proposal of marriage in return. She dares not refuse, but how can she love a Norman?

For Neel, Normandy is only a bad memory. His future lies in Rowena’s land and her bed, but he is not welcome in either.

From pastoral Sussex to the furthest reaches of Wales, he will seek to make her his own.

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27 comments:

Renee Vincent said...

Miriam, I absolutely LOVE this cover! I know this book is going to be a great seller, especially with a gorgeous cover like that.

Miriam Newman said...

Thank you, Renee! I am very happy with the way this book turned out and I agree, I love that cover. I hope historical readers, especially, will love it as well. Interestingly, I now actually know someone who can trace her ancestry back to the Norman conquest of England and her own descent through the children of a Saxon war bride.

Skhye said...

OMG!!! Whoever designed this cover is a genius. I've studied everything on that little vignette!!! It's amazing how covers work... I WANT this book! :)

~Skhye

Chicks of Characterization said...

Wow, you ladies are quick!

I wanted to take a minute to say HELLO to Miriam, and to thank her for allowing us to SPOTLIGHT her and COMET!

I couldn't agree more Renee, the cover to this book is GORGEOUS!!

AND I LOVE the blurb! I really cannot wait to get my hands on it!!

Miriam, that person you know should write her own story! How cool is that? To be able to trace her heritage back that far, and to know such intimate and interesting details! LOVE IT!! I have traced mine back to the 1500's and have found out some really interesting things, but not that interesting!!

Thanks again Miriam for being here with us all week!!! And best of luck with COMET!

Andrea :O)

Miriam Newman said...

Skhye, Annie Marshall at DCL Publications did that cover and I agree. I was speechless with delight (a very rare state for me!) when I first saw it. The book should be out on January 20, God willing. (Ice storms and power failures have delayed things.)

Andrea, I know, I was amazed that someone could trace their ancestry back to 1066. It didn't inspire the book--I had already written it--but I was just so impressed and it brought the sense of history home to me once more.

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

This is so exciting! I'm a sucker for Saxon war bride stories!

Nicole North said...

Yes, brilliant cover! The book sounds wonderful!!

Jeannine Standen said...

Miriam, I can't wait to read this one! I love settings like this. A war bride is right up my alley. Best of luck with it.

Elizabeth Kelley said...

Miriam, I love your stories! Are you writing a follow up book to the COMET?

Adele Dubois said...

Miriam--You are a wonderful writer and I wish you the best of success with THE COMET.

Congratulations!

Adele

Cara Marsi said...

Miriam

I agree with everyone about the cover. It's beautiful. The blurb makes me want to read this book. I love the premise. Can't wait to read it.

Carla said...

Miriam, I *love* this cover, and the story sounds fantastic! Can't wait to read more! Awesome work as usual! :) Congrats!

Susan Blexrud said...

I love a cover that truly depicts the era, and The Comet certainly does. You have a real knack for historical romance, Miriam.

Kate Hofman said...

Miriam -- I am delighted that you have a new novel out. I love your stories, and this seems to be destined for best seller status.
Way to go, honey!
xoxo KATE

Pat McDermott said...

How can she love a Norman indeed?! Wonderful premise, "take me away" setting, and, as others have noted, a gorgeous cover. Will be looking for this one, Miriam. Good luck with it!

Miriam Newman said...

Well, Pat, I know they were hard on Ireland, too. Still, if she doesn't want him, I'll take him! Thanks for stopping by.

Heide Katros said...

Nicely done, Miriam and Annie. And thank you for showing me another avenue where I can promote my books
Heide

She said...

Sounds like a good book. I love the medieval period of history. I think it's because I had an excellent professor of medieval history. I learned so much of the social history. It was fascinating.

Judi Fennell said...

Brava, AGAIN, Miriam!!! You know how I feel about your writing. And, oh, my... the cover!

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

It most definitely is a great cover. Your story sound captivating and just the kind I love to read. Good luck with lots of sales. :)

RuthZ said...

Miriam,
The blurb is well-done. And, certainly, the cover is very appealing! :) Wishing you many sales! :)
Ruth
www.ruthzonline.com

Miriam Newman said...

Thank you all, ladies. This book was the greatest fun to write. And thank you, Andrea and Corrina, for promoting it here!

Diane Davis White said...

This is one fantastic story!
Brava, Miriam!

Miriam Newman said...

Thank you, Diane! I'm glad if you got a chance to read some of it.

Donna Goode said...

What a wonderful premise for a story, Miriam, and I love your FABULOUS cover! You're going to have a hit on your hands. I, for one, will do my part. I love your writing!
~Donna

Brandy B aka Brandlwyne said...

Hi Miriam,

I love the cover to and cant wait to hear more about this book!!!

-Brandy
brandyzbooks@yahoo.com
www.brandyzbooks.blogspot.com

Renee Vincent said...

Interestingly, I now actually know someone who can trace her ancestry back to the Norman conquest of England and her own descent through the children of a Saxon war bride.

Wow, that is a far ways back to be tracing lineage! Very interesting indeed!

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