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December 26, 2013

Dear Everyone,

I wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a very happy and healthy holiday season. If you celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas.

And I wish everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. Let's work together to make 2014 a kinder, more generous, more just, and more compassionate year.

All the best and thank you for your continued support,
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Published on December 26, 2013 09:41 • 346 views

December 18, 2013

Hola a todos.

Tengo buenas noticias para los lectores de habla hispana.

El libro electrónico de "La Redención de Gabriel" lanzará el 20 de Diciembre.
La versión de bolsillo lanzará 09 de Enero.

El libro electrónico incluirá un autógrafo y un saludo a los lectores.

Aquí está el anuncio en Inglés:

Dear Everyone,

I have good news.

Planeta de Libros, the Spanish publisher of my novels, has informed me that they are releasing "La Redencion de Gabriel" earlier than expected. So many of you expressed interest in the novel, they wanted to be sure to have it in your hands as soon as possible.

The Ebook will go on sale December 20th.
The paperback will go on sale January 9th.

More details will be forthcoming, including some interviews I'll be doing with Spanish speaking media, as well as an online chat in February.

I should mention that the Ebooks will include my autograph and a special greeting to Spanish speaking readers.  A special outtake will be released when the paperback edition is released.

All the best and thanks for reading,
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Published on December 18, 2013 09:47 • 135 views

December 12, 2013

Dear Everyone,

I've just learned that Gabriel's Redemption has made the December 22, 2013 edition of the New York Times Bestseller List, debuting at #6 on the Fiction Trade Paperback list. It is #6 on the e-book bestseller list and #8 on the combined ebook/trade paperback list.

I'm also pleased to report that Gabriel's Redemption debuted at #22 on the USAToday Bestseller list.

It's currently #3 on the Bestseller list.

Thank you for your support.

I'm a relatively new novelist. Gabriel's Inferno was my first novel and it was published in the spring of 2011. Since then, I've been fortunate enough for my books to find their audience. Finding an audience led to all three of my novels appearing on the New York Times Bestseller list, and to a contract with Berkley, my publisher. These accomplishments can be called "an embarrassment of riches" - things too good to be true, and far greater than any of my loftiest hopes.

Thank you.

Thank you for reading. Thank you for contacting me with notes and kind words. Thank you for telling your friends about my writing. Thank you for your support of "The Raven," as I finish writing it.

And thank you for your support of the various charities and organizations I try to highlight through social media. Many of them, especially those that work with the poor, the sick, and the homeless, need extra help over the holiday season. I've been so impressed by the readers who've contacted me to share how they, their family, and their community are seeking to meet these needs through the gift of time, goods, and donations. Thank you.

I wish you all the best and thank you for reading,
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Published on December 12, 2013 10:50 • 453 views

December 10, 2013

La Redencion de GabrielGood morning, Everyone

It gives me great pleasure to show you the Spanish translation of Gabriel's Redemtption's cover.

La Redencion de Gabriel will be released on February 6th, 2014 by Planeta.

This release is exciting becuase the Spanish speaking readers have been so supportive and I am glad to be able share this novel with yiou all in your native language.

All the best, and thank you for reading.

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Published on December 10, 2013 05:21 • 403 views

December 5, 2013

Wonderful news from Esencia, the Spanish Publisher of the novels. 

Very soon they'll be releasing the cover and the release date for the third novel in Spanish!

Stay tuned on December 10th, to SR's social media accounts, Twitter and Facebook and to the official SR Fans Spain, Mexico, ColumbiaArgentinaChileVenezuela and Central America accounts.

More translation information will be coming soon.

All the best,

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Published on December 05, 2013 07:26 • 196 views

December 3, 2013

Dear Everyone,

Today is the release date of "Gabriel's Redemption" in many English language markets, including the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. I'm proud to report that the novel is already ranked a bestseller in the Amazon Kindle store.  It's also doing well in the iBookstore and on KOBO and Barnes & Noble.

Many bookstores (Such as Chapters, Barnes & Noble, as well as Waterstone's in the UK) already have "Gabriel's Redemption" on their shelves. UK Readers who ordered e-books can probably expect those to be delivered electronically around midnight December 4 and into the early hours of December 5.

Thank you.

Without you, the readers, there would be no third book in the series. I changed my mind about writing another book about the Professor when you sent so many positive notes and emails, asking for another novel. "Gabriel's Redemption" was written for you. I hope you enjoy it.

Don't forget to join me tomorrow night, December 4, at 9PM EST as I twitter chat with Colleen Lindsay of Penguin USA. Use #PenguinRomance to join the conversation.

I will be having another chat on Sunday, December 8 at 5PM EST with the SMI Bookclub.

I know Spanish speaking readers have been waiting to hear news about the Spanish translation of "Gabriel's Redemption." I should be able to make an announcement in the next week about when you can expect the book to be released. Thank you for your patience.

Brazilian readers can expect "Gabriel's Redemption" to be published in January.

I don't have news for Francophone readers, but I hope Michel Lafon will publish the third book in French.

Casa Editrice Nord should be making an announcement about the translation of the third book into Italian, soon.

Japanese, Portuguese, Polish, and Czech translation are all forthcoming. Details to be announced.

In this holiday season, I want to express my wish that you and your family will have peace, joy, and happiness for the rest of 2013 and in 2014, as well.

Thank you for your encouragement and support, and thank you for reading,
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Published on December 03, 2013 15:45 • 478 views

November 26, 2013

Dear Everyone,

Back in September, I wrote a post in which I mentioned my next novel. I'm pleased to be able to give you more information now.

My next novel is the first in a new series, and it will be entitled The Raven.  With this novel, I'm asking you to pack your bags and travel with me to the city of Florence. The Gabriel Series showed you the city during the day.  This time, I'll show you Florence's underworld, which is ruled by creatures of the night …

Here's the formal announcement:

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Gabriel Series comes a dark, sensual tale of romance in a city shrouded in mystery…

Raven Wood spends her days at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery restoring fine works of Renaissance art.  But an innocent walk home after an evening with friends changes her life forever. When she intervenes in the senseless beating of a homeless man, his attackers turn on her, dragging her into an alley.  Raven is only semi-conscious when their assault is interrupted by a cacophony of growls followed by her attacker’s screams.  Mercifully, she blacks out, but not before catching a glimpse of a shadowy figure who whispers to her …

Cassita vulneratus.

When Raven awakes, she is inexplicably changed.  She returns to the Uffizi, but no one recognizes her and more disturbingly, she discovers that she’s been absent an entire week.  With no recollection of the events leading up to her disappearance, Raven also learns that her absence coincides with one of the largest robberies in Uffizi history – the theft of a set of priceless Botticelli illustrations. When the baffled police force identifies her as its prime suspect, Raven is desperate to clear her name. She seeks out one of Florence’s wealthiest and elusive men in an attempt to uncover the truth about her disappearance.   Their encounter leads Raven to a dark underworld whose inhabitants kill to keep their secrets …

As I mentioned in my September post, readers of Gabriel's Redemption will be able to read an excerpt from The Raven at the end of both the paperback and e-book editions.
But what I didn't mention was that one of the characters of The Raven appears in Gabriel's Redemption .  Can you identify him or her? I welcome your guesses in the comments below and on social media.

I would be remiss if I didn't mention that there's a connection between The Gabriel Series and my new series - a connection that is more than simply me, or the city of Florence, or the Uffizi Gallery. If you've read the cover copy above carefully, probably you're beginning to guess the answer. But I'll be explicit and state that we won't be saying goodbye to the Professor at the end of Gabriel's Redemption. Look for him to have a cameo appearance in The Raven as well ...

While I don't have a release date for The Raven yet, I hope to have one soon. This novel marks my transition from a contemporary love story to a paranormal one. I hope you'll join me on this journey and that if you have friends and family who enjoy paranormal novels, you'll help me share the news with them.

As we approach the December 3rd release date of Gabriel's Redemption in North America, my American publisher has listed a giveaway of the novel on Goodreads.  US entrants can enter the contest  here.

And if you'd like to read a new excerpt from Gabriel's Redemption and enter another contest, you can do so here at Romance Times.

Finally, I want to wish everyone who is celebrating Thanksgiving this week a very happy holiday. I have much to be thankful for and in particular, I'm thankful for you, my readers.

All the best and thank you for your continued support,SR
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Published on November 26, 2013 04:23 • 1,151 views • Tags: gabriel-s-redemption, the-raven

November 18, 2013

Dear Everyone,

If you've read Gabriel's Rapture, then you probably remember the narrator referring to Kitchen Table Sex as the holy grail of domestic coupling. (Ahem)

The Rock Stars of Romance website is hosting the infamous Kitchen Table Outtake from Gabriel's Rapture, in which Gabriel and Julia discover the holy grail of domestic coupling.  You can read the outtake here.  They're also hosting a contest in which you can enter to win signed copies of my books. The contest is open internationally.

Feel free to share the link with friends, especially those who are new to my writing. I appreciate the support. I should mention that the book Gabriel refers to is "Kosher Sex" by Shmuley Boteach. You can find my review of it on Goodreads.

A number of different outtakes, excerpts, and interviews were posted this week on various websites, including Barnes and  Check previous posts here on my website for the details and links.

All the best and thanks for reading,

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Published on November 18, 2013 07:04 • 578 views

November 14, 2013

Dear Everyone,

I was invited to write a special scene for Barnes and Noble, to commemorate the December 3rd release of Gabriel's Redemption.

You can read "Stelle su Firenze" here. Scroll to the bottom of the page where it says "Read an Excerpt." You may have to refresh the page a couple of pages. I think we've overwhelmed the site ...

I'm also pleased to announce that Casa Editrice Nord, my Italian publisher, is preparing an Italian translation of Gabriel's Redemption.  More details forthcoming soon.

All the best and thank you for reading,

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Published on November 14, 2013 14:09 • 459 views

November 11, 2013

Dear Everyone,

The SubClubBooks is hosting a new excerpt from Gabriel's Redemption. You can read it here.

Thank you SubClubBooks for hosting this.

The Novel Tease is hosting a contest, in which you can win some of my books. You can find the details here. Thank you to The Novel Tease for hosting this.

As we count down the days to December third, and the release of Gabriel's Redemption, more outtakes and special content will be heading your way. Please stay tuned.

Join me in remembering our servicemen and women, our veterans, and those who have fallen in action or are missing. It's Remembrance Day, lest we forget …

All the best,

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Published on November 11, 2013 05:24 • 721 views