Thursday, April 2, 2009

New Contract!

Last Friday I pitched my proposal for STROKE OF GENIUS to my editor and today, she called with an offer! Here's the blurb:

Stroke of Genius
Grace Makepeace, an American heiress, is determined to marry a titled English gent, but her Back Bay bluntness wins her the title “Least Likely to Succeed.” When she takes flirting advice from the acknowledged artistic genius who’s engaged to sculpt a marble model of her hands, she garners the attentions of a duke.

A cynical, but brilliant artist, Crispin Hawke is a keen observer of the ton and enjoys the challenge of helping Grace beat them at their own game. But he begins to wish he was the object of her passion.

STROKE OF GENIUS will be out in June 2010 from Leisure Books. Guess I need to get it written!


Amanda McIntyre said...

Congratulations Emily!! Woohoo!
Sounds like a great story!

Amanda McIntyre

Anonymous said...

How wonderful for you Emily.
Congratulations!! :-)
I can't wait to read and review it for you! It sounds fantastic.


Jane L said...

Em! How wonderful for you! I cant wait to follow the blog on this story LOL! Great blurb posting!!

Teddyree said...

Super, super news!! Congrats & best of writing wishes for Stroke of Genius, sounds great.

Colleen Thompson said...

Congratulations on the new contract! Thrilled for you!

Nynke said...

Hi Emily,

sounds like a great story! Congratulations!
And I also love the new look of your website - so nice that I don't even miss the pretty colours of the old one :).

EmilyBryan said...

Thanks, everybody! I'm pumped! It's always fun to start with a new cast of characters.

Nynke, I'm glad you like the new website look. I wanted to change my name font to resemble the one on the book covers. And the colors of this site say "historical author" more than the previous ones, I think. I'm no designer, but I had fun pulling it all together. I use my website fiddling time as "imagining" time.

EmilyBryan said...

Oh, say! While I'm thinking about it, let me suggest everyone pop over to Colleen's blog Boxing the Octopus. She gave us a tongue-in-cheek "interview" of an almost "First Dog" on April Fools! Too funny!

Genella deGrey said...

YAY! Congrats, Emily!
Just look at all the wonderful "artist" books coming out!

Heck, I even have one in the queue!


Penny Watson said...

Emily, this books sounds wonderful. I cannot wait to read it. I just got Pleasuring the Pirate and I'm taking it with me on my spring break vacation to Sanibel. I'm envisioning myself lying on the beach with a strawberry daiquiri and your book...heaven!

EmilyBryan said...

Genella, I think good ideas just float in the air. It's not surprising we all pull them down. But I told a workshop once that we could all be handed the same premise and there would be as many different stories are there were writers in the room.

When is your "artsy" book coming out?

Penny--Have a friend take a pic of you on the beach with my Pirate and I'll post it! I've seen some authors do a sort of "Where's Waldo?" for their titles and get readers to send in pics of the books in exotic locations. Have a great time!

Rachel E. Moniz said...

I am so pleased to read this. I read the news on FaceBook and now got the rest of the story. Can't wait to read this!

EmilyBryan said...

Thanks, Rachel! I'm working on the characters now and I'll start plotting next. I generally know where this story is going but how it gets there is still a mystery.

Kelli Estes said...

Yay! Congratulations, Emily! I can't wait to read it!

EmilyBryan said...

Thanks, Kelli! I'm exciting about writing this one. I already adore my characters (and can't wait to torture them a little! ;)) Always have to make them earn their HEA, y' know!

Nynke said...

@ Penny: LOL, on the beach is exactly where I read pleasuring the Pirate, too! It is a really good seaside read - have fun!