Sunday, 28 November 2010

New Release: Claire de Lune

And the day has finally arrived! Pack your swimsuits, lingerie and shiniest evening attire for a lunar vacation you'll never forget. Sloane Taylor and I are proud to present our erotic sci-fi mystery CLAIRE DE LUNE, our first co-written novel at Amber Quill Press (Amber Heat).

BUY LINK (eBook available now, paperback coming mid-December)

You are invited to the galaxy’s most prestigious beauty pageant. Clothing optional. Romance and danger...fully provided...

Cocky young detectives Gerry Rappeneau and Sebastian Thorpe-Campbell arrive at the premier lunar resort expecting a week of eye candy and long massages. With a half-billion-credit purse up for grabs, this year’s pageant is the focus of a hundred worlds. And beauty isn’t the only thing in the eye of the beholder.

One contestant, Evelyn Lyons, is attacked and her assailant killed. Surely a simple case of a stalker gone mad, as nothing bad ever happens at the Selene contest. So the brochure says.

The closer Gerry gets to Evelyn, the more he is convinced she’s hiding something. His meticulous character sparks with her wild, sassy nature, and they embark on a torrid affair. Their forbidden romance isn’t the only thing set to ignite in Pont de Reves.

Sebastian’s infatuation with demure Claire Villiers, another contestant, threatens to put all four of them in harm’s way.

A deadly trail of corporate conspiracy, monstrous assassins and hot bikini wax is more than anyone bargained for in this incendiary erotic mystery. Get ready for some serious heat on the dark side of the moon.

Read an excerpt here.

The story's epic two-year journey from initial outline to finalized book is a pretty fascinating one. Over the next several weeks, we're going to share it with you at various chats and romance/sci-fi blogs, where we'll also post excerpts and talk about our other book releases (including another joint effort!). Check back soon for detailed schedule info, and don't forget to visit Sloane's fabulous website here. She's a master of sexy romance.

Hope you enjoy your lunar vacation!




Melissa Bradley said...

Congratulations!!! I wish you and Sloane huge success with this and I can't til I have a copy in my hot little hands.

Robert Appleton said...

You're sweet, Melissa. It feels great to finally get CDL out there after several crazy months. The release date kinda sneaked up on us, though--I don't know where November went!

Hope you're doing well. When's your next release?

Melissa Bradley said...

Thanks, Robert. I just turned in a new story. Byzantine Provocateur will be out March 6.

Robert Appleton said...

Fabulous news! :toasts to Byzantine Provocateur:

That title has me all kinds of intrigued.