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October 2017

First, news of my ‘new’ new Christmas novella this year. As most of you know, Mistletoe and the Major appeared in an anthology last year. The Christmas Stranger: A Regency Novella will be out in November. I should have the excerpt and buy links up in the next two weeks or so. Here’s the blurb:

At Christmastime, a stranger crossing the threshold means good fortune…

When Josiah Hale, society’s favorite aristocratic architect, stumbles upon an isolated manor house in the middle of a snowstorm, he feels like he’s entered a fairytale world. And Sleeping Beauty in this secret corner of Yorkshire is lovely, vulnerable Maggie Carr, surely a princess disguised as a humble housekeeper. Is Josiah her prince – or the man who will break her heart and leave her life in ruins?

But is the stranger’s arrival lucky for the girl Christmas forgot?

Maggie Carr has worked as a housekeeper at isolated Thorncroft Hall since her beloved mother died five years ago. No matter how often she tells herself she’s accustomed to being poor and alone, Christmas always stirs poignant memories of a time when she had a place in the world and a family to love. But this Christmas, a handsome stranger bursts into her solitary world and makes her feel like a desirable woman. Maggie has already lost so much to cruel fate. Now as the season advances and she finds herself in thrall to the man who challenges her loneliness and turns winter nights to sultry summer, what price will this irresistible passion demand of her?

Will the Yuletide enchantment vanish with the season’s decorations? Or have Maggie and her Christmas stranger discovered a magic to sustain them through a lifetime of happiness?

This one has a really poignant, fairytale feel with a real touch of Christmas magic – and all for the princely sum of 99 cents on Kindle!

I’m out and about in a big way in October so if you live in South-East Queensland or the Northern Territory, why not come to a workshop? Here are the details:

Brisbane:

What: The Building Blocks of Romance Fiction

When: 10:30am to 1:30pm, Saturday 7th October, 2017

Where: Queensland Writers Centre, State Library of Queensland

Bookings and more information: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-building-blocks-of-romance-fiction-with-anna-campbell-tickets-34645198722

What: Selling and Marketing Your Novel

When: 2pm to 5pm, Saturday 7th October, 2017

Where: Queensland Writers Centre, State Library of Queensland

Bookings and more information: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/selling-and-marketing-your-novel-with-anna-campbell-tickets-34645265923

Darwin:

What: Panel – The Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing with Euan Mitchell, author of Your Book Publishing Options, and marketing advice from author Anna Campbell.

When: 2:15pm to 3:15pm, Saturday 14th October, 2017

Where: Northern Territory Library in Parliament House

FREE! No bookings required

More information: http://www.ntwriters.com.au/workshops/darwin/darwin-publishing-forum/

What: Selling and Marketing Your Novel (for the Northern Territory Writers Centre)

When: 9:30am to 12:30pm, Sunday 15th October, 2017

Where: The Training Room, The Sailing Club

Bookings and more information: http://www.ntwriters.com.au/workshops/darwin/selling-marketing-novel/

What: The Building Blocks of Romance Fiction (for the Northern Territory Writers Centre)

When: 2:30pm to 5:30pm, Sunday 15th October, 2017

Where: The Training Room, The Sailing Club

Bookings and more information: http://www.ntwriters.com.au/workshops/darwin/building-blocks-romance/

Now a few new reviews to share with you. First off, some coverage for Mistletoe and the Major:

Tracy from Flippin’ Pages says, “This is a sweet Christmas novella about reunited lovers. It is a well written, steamy, emotional, lovely story that flows beautifully and makes you believe in the power of love! I really loved this novella and highly recommend it!” 5*

Meghan at Quills & Vellum says, “In Mistletoe and the Major, Anna Campbell combines the quiet joy of Christmas with the poignant sweetness of coming home. The novella is a tale of second chances and unspoken love rekindled as a dignified, war-battered man comes home to his steadfast, caring wife. Lyrical and elegant, Campbell’s latest release is a gift for the holiday season.”

And my 6th Dashing Widows story, Catching Captain Nash achieved a Top Pick at Night Owl Reviews. I’m going to quote Jessie’s review in full:

“Catching Captain Nash is the 6th and final story in the Dashing Widows series. Anna Campbell has been holding the best for last as readers finally get to witness the reunion of Morwenna and Robert. During the 5 previous novels, readers have known that Morwenna has been mourning the loss of her husband who was lost at sea. Suddenly he has returned but during the worst possible moment. Even though these stories are short, readers get snapshots into lives of characters who are having their worst and best days. Every story has been enjoyable but this one is my favorite. There is an extra bonus in this book for fans of the entire series as the epilogue is a time jump to reveal the futures of all the beloved characters. It’s a very satisfying end by a very talented author.”

Thank you to everyone who picked up the free The Seduction of Lord Stone – and you were in your thousands! I hope you enjoyed this introduction to my stories and to the glamorous world of the Dashing Widows. Thank you especially to everyone who took the time to leave a review – I’m so pleased that so many of you really enjoyed Silas and Caro’s story. The novella is going back to its full price at the beginning of the month, but if you’re quick, you still might pick it up for free. Here are the links:

Amazon

Kobo

iTunes

Barnes and Noble

Don’t whatever you do miss Annie West’s latest release, the first in her Princess Seductions Duo – the second book, The Greek’s Forbidden Princess, also a corker, is out next month. His Majesty’s Temporary Bride is a really high stakes romance with a wonderfully intriguing couple in the center of a whirl of passion and royal intrigue. You’ll love it. I certainly did!

This month’s My Favorite Things talks about my recent visit to the Heide Museum of Modern Art in Melbourne. I’ve long wanted to visit this cradle of Australian Modernism and it didn’t disappoint me.

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September 2017

Lots of book news this month so fasten your seatbelts!

First up, I have a new release (well, new if you missed out on last year’s Under the Kissing Bough anthology). Mistletoe and the Major is out on 20th September  as a standalone for the people who missed it in the set. It’s interesting – this story has quite a lot in common with Catching Captain Nash. Both involve men returned from long ordeals although I think they have a very different feel. I hope you enjoy it and it becomes part of your lead-up to Christmas reading. Here’s the blurb:

The Major is home from the wars at last…

Edmund Sherritt, Major Lord Canforth, has devoted eight tumultuous years to fighting Napoleon. Finally Europe is at peace, and he can retire to his estates and the lovely wife he hasn’t seen since their brief, unhappy honeymoon. The innocent girl he loved from the first moment he saw her, but who shied away from him on their wedding night.

The beautiful woman who greets him at Otway Hall on Christmas Eve is no longer the sweet ingénue he remembers. This new and exciting version of his beloved countess is strong, outspoken, and independent, and she’s willing to stand up for what she wants. The question is—does she want the husband who returns to her arms more as a stranger than a spouse?

Now the real battle begins.

Felicity, Lady Canforth, has had eight long years to regret that she sent her husband from a cold marriage bed to face brutal combat, danger and hardship. The only child of elderly parents, Felicity came to marriage innocent and ignorant, and unable to conceal her shock at the sensual power of the earl’s caresses. Before she found the nerve to offer Canforth a more generous welcome, he was called away to war. The Major left behind a countess who was a bride, not a wife; a woman unsure of her husband’s feelings, and too timid to confess how fervently she desires the man she wed.

Fate has granted an older, wiser Felicity a second chance to win her husband’s heart. Now nothing is going to stop her from claiming victory over the famous war hero. This Christmas, she’ll deploy every ounce of courage, purpose and passion to seize the life and love she’s longed for ever since Canforth left to serve his country. Whatever it costs, whatever it takes, she’ll lure the dashing Major back into her bed, where she means to show him he’s the only man she wants as her lover—and her love.

After years of yearning and separation, will a Christmas miracle heal the wounds of the past and offer the earl and his bride a future bright with love?

You can read an excerpt here: http://annacampbell.com/books-2/novellas/mistletoe-major/

You can buy Mistletoe and the Major from:

Amazon

Kobo

iTunes

Smashwords

Barnes and Noble

And all for the princely sum of 99 cents on Kindle! That will leave you plenty of money for Christmas presents!

And another new release to tell you about. The boxed set of all six Dashing Widows novellas came out at the end of August. Don’t you just love that cover? The Dashing Widows: Six Regency Novellas is available from:

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Kobo

Smashwords

iTunes

It’s at a bargain price too – only $3.99 on Kindle. For more information and a quick precis of each novella, check out this page: http://annacampbell.com/books-2/the-dashing-widows-series/the-dashing-widows-boxed-set/

As many of you will have gathered, to celebrate the release of my boxed set, I’ve put The Seduction of Lord Stone (Dashing Widows Book 1) up for free for a limited time. You can pick up this story of friends to lovers for $0 until early October, so don’t miss out. Here are the links:

Amazon

Kobo

Smashwords

iTunes

Barnes and Noble

And thank you to all the wonderful people who have picked up the free Lord Stone already. He’s been in the top 10 Regencies pretty much all month and at one stage climbed as high as number 2 on the free Amazon chart. That’s amazing!

In more release news, this month What a Duke Dares comes out in Slovenian. Here’s the cover!

Now for a few of the nice reviews that have come in over the month.

Jonetta at the Book Nympho really enjoyed Catching Captain Nash and said, “This is a lovely story with an equally beautiful epilogue that brings a sweet ending to this wonderful series.”

Helen Sibbritt at Deanna’s World gave Catching Captain Nash 5 stars and calls it “Another keeper.”

Carol Cork at Rakes and Rascals reviewed Pursuing Lord Pascal and gave it 5 stars, calling it, “Another charming novella to add to this delightfully entertaining series which I can definitely recommend.”

Heather at the Australian Romance Readers Association Blog reviewed Charming Sir Charles and says, “This series just keeps getting better and better.”

If you live in Melbourne, don’t miss the Historical Novel Society of Australasia’s conference between the 8th and 11th September at the Swinburne University of Technology. I’ll be presenting on two panels, one on historical romance versus historical fiction and one about writing sex and violence (that could be a challenge!). There are so many wonderful events planned for the weekend, you’d be a mug to miss out. More details here: http://hnsa.org.au/

Over recent months, you’ll have seen me recommend the new releases in Annie West’s marvelous Hot Italian Nights series. There’s a real corker out this month. Falling for the Brooding Italian packs a world of romance into a novella length. I loved it. Don’t miss it. And it’s only 99 cents on Kindle which makes it a major bargain too!

This month’s Favorite Things is a photo essay sharing the best of the photos from my stay last April on the glorious Isle of Eigg just south of Skye in the Hebrides. Check the shots out!

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August 2017

Lots of news this month so grab yourself a cup of your favorite beverage and settle in!

First up, the first Dashing Widow novella, The Seduction of Lord Stone, is currently free as a way to celebrate ending the series with Catching Captain Nash. This offer only lasts for a limited time so if you’d like to try one of my Dashing Widows stories, this is a great opportunity. Here are the links:

Amazon

Kobo

Barnes and Noble

iTunes

Thanks to everyone who has already picked up the free Lord Stone. He hit the top 100 free on Amazon and the top 5 on the free Regency lists too.

Thanks also to everyone who picked up the 6th Dashing Widow story, Catching Captain Nash, which came out on the last day of June. I’m delighted to say that Captain Nash reached the top 200 on Amazon and also the top 4 on the Amazon Regency list. Reviews have been pretty good too. Here’s a selection:

Rose at Roses are Blue calls Captain Nash “this most satisfying read which I can highly recommend.” 5 roses.

Stacey at Stacey is Sassy gives Captain Nash 5 stars and says: “Please, Anna Campbell, give me more. Pretty please with sugar on the top.”

Tracy at Flippin’ Pages says, “This book is well written, paced perfectly, it is super steamy (YES!!), emotionally charged and perfectly executed.”

Helen at Historical Romance Reviews:says Captain Nash is “an amazing story.” 5 stars.

Kat at Cathy’s Review Corner says, “What a wonderful conclusion to this second trilogy in this series.”

Jaci Tobin at The Reading Wench calls Captain Nash, “A beautiful love story.”

Jen at Jenerated Reviews says that “Catching Captain Nash was the perfect way to end the Dashing Widows series!” 5 stars.

And while we’re on the subject of reviews, Kat at Cathy’s Review Corner has also reviewed Charming Sir Charles, the 5th Dashing Widows book and called it “a delight.”

Have you ordered Mistletoe and the Major yet? It’s up for pre-order and out 20th September which is…next month! And all for only 99 cents on Kindle. Here’s a link to a page where you’ll find the excerpt and the buy links. http://annacampbell.com/books-2/novellas/mistletoe-major/

Did you know August is Read a Romance Month? There’s a huge line-up of authors involved this year, including me (8th August). We’re all talking about the power of romance. Put this on your calendar – there are a million prizes up for grabs (only a slight exaggeration) with giveaways every day and huge prizes for overall winners. Check out the calendar at the bottom of this post. You can follow Read a Romance Month on Facebook.

I’ve been really enjoying the series Hot Italian Nights from brilliant contemporary romance author Annie West. The latest goes on sale on 1st August. Don’t miss At the Italian’s Bidding which is a great friends to lovers story. And even better, it’s only 99 cents!

My Favorite Things this month looks at my favorite category romance author when I was growing up. If you’re a fan of old-style romance, don’t miss this tribute to Anne Mather!

See you next month!

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July 2017

How did we get to July already? Fasten your seatbelts! The second half of 2017 starts with lots of news!

First up, the 6th Dashing Widow – and the last in the current trilogy – is now out. You can buy Catching Captain Nash from:

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Kobo

iTunes

Even better, if you’re a Kindle reader, it’s only 99 cents! At that price, he’s definitely worth catching!

Check back for August’s news when I should have some reviews to share.

In other release news, the first of two Christmas novellas this year is up for pre-order. Some of you will have already read Mistletoe and the Majorbecause it appeared in the multi-author anthology Under the Kissing Bough for a brief period at the end of last year. Now I’m delighted to put my Major out as a stand-alone. But for those who missed out, he’s out on 20th September. Here’s the blurb:

The Major is home from the wars at last…

Edmund Sherritt, Major Lord Canforth, has devoted eight tumultuous years to fighting Napoleon. Finally Europe is at peace, and he can retire to his estates and the lovely wife he hasn’t seen since their brief, unhappy honeymoon. The innocent girl he loved from the first moment he saw her, but who shied away from him on their wedding night.

The beautiful woman who greets him at Otway Hall on Christmas Eve is no longer the sweet ingénue he remembers. This new and exciting version of his beloved countess is strong, outspoken, and independent, and she’s willing to stand up for what she wants. The question is—does she want the husband who returns to her arms more as a stranger than a spouse?

Now the real battle begins.

Felicity, Lady Canforth, has had eight long years to regret that she sent her husband from a cold marriage bed to face brutal combat, danger and hardship. The only child of elderly parents, Felicity came to marriage innocent and ignorant, and unable to conceal her shock at the sensual power of the earl’s caresses. Before she found the nerve to offer Canforth a more generous welcome, he was called away to war. The Major left behind a countess who was a bride, not a wife; a woman unsure of her husband’s feelings, and too timid to confess how fervently she desires the man she wed.

Fate has granted an older, wiser Felicity a second chance to win her husband’s heart. Now nothing is going to stop her from claiming victory over the famous war hero. This Christmas, she’ll deploy every ounce of courage, purpose and passion to seize the life and love she’s longed for ever since Canforth left to serve his country. Whatever it costs, whatever it takes, she’ll lure the dashing Major back into her bed, where she means to show him he’s the only man she wants as her lover—and her love.

After years of yearning and separation, will a Christmas miracle heal the wounds of the past and offer the earl and his bride a future bright with love?

You can pre-order Mistletoe and the Major from:

Amazon

Smashwords

iTunes

Barnes and Noble

Kobo

And all for the bargain price of 99 cents on Kindle!

Check back for news about the brand-new Christmas story I’m writing this year. If you’ve read Catching Captain Nash, I think you’ll be really excited to learn the identity of the hero.

If you’re a reader in Slovenia, don’t miss my latest release there, the translation of A Rake’s Midnight Kiss, my second Sons of Sin novel. It’s out this month.

I’ve got a couple of cracking reviews for older full-length books to share. First up is a fabulous review for Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed from Amanda Shivrattan. Forgive me if I quote in full:

When you pick up any Anna Campbell book you know you are guaranteed a story that breaks boundaries and is unmatched in drama, passion and plot lines. Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed has left me breathless. The story is darkly fascinating and deeply intriguing with twists and turns that kept me hooked. The characters are realistic, convincing and there is so much realism drawn out that left me in pure awe. I was mesmerized by the dark lord of the castle, Jonas, who is frightening as much as he is devastating. Sidonie Forsythe breathes a breath of fresh air into the halls of Castle Craven. Her whiplash smart attitude and her edgy conversations with Jonas were compelling and absorbing. In the end, Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed by Anna Campbell was a dark, striking and passionate historical romance which I loved from beginning to end!

Highly Recommended. 5 Stars.

And I draw your attention to a lovely review of A Scoundrel by Moonlight, the 4th Sons of Sin novel, from Addicted to Romance: “Overall a simply wonderful romance that crackles and sizzles.”

If you live in Australia, I’d love to see you at a couple of events where I’ll be appearing in the next few months. First up, I’m one of the speakers at the Historical Novelists Society of Australasia Conference in Melbourne which takes place between 8th and 10th September at the University of Technology, Swinburne. There’s a great line-up of guests this year: http://hnsa.org.au/conference/speakers/ I’m appearing twice on Sunday. My first panel, with excellent local authors Isolde Martyn, Alison Stuart, and Lisa Chaplin, is A Rose by Any Other Name: What’s the Difference between Historical Romance and an Historical Love Story? My second panel is the closing event of the conference. I’ll be appearing with local stars Kate Forsyth and Luke Devenish to talk about Outside the Comfort Zone: Sex Scenes and Violence – What Authors Dread or Relish? I’ve been brave enough to offer to read one of my steamy scenes aloud!

From 10th to 12th November, I’ll be at GenreCon at the State Library of Queensland along with a host of Australia’s genre fiction stars. On Sunday, I’m doing a workshop on fear and creativity. Here’s the blurb:

Writing Through Fear with Anna Campbell
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Join award-winning author Anna Campbell for a practical workshop that explores how to recognise fear’s deadly touch on our work, then learn proven techniques for combating that fear and getting back into good writing practice. Learn to stop making excuses and penetrate fear’s many guises, including procrastination, self-doubt, writer’s block, lack of discipline, the sagging middle, and the new idea’s siren call. Develop techniques for starting a novel and sticking with it to reach those magic words, “the end.”

You can buy tickets for GenreCon here: https://www.awmonline.com.au/genrecon/genrecon-registration/

If you love great contemporary romance, don’t miss Annie West’s latest brilliant novella in her Hot Italian Nights series. I had such fun reading The Italian’s Bold Reckoning and I’m sure you will too. Here’s the link to Amazon where it’s only 99 cents!

And speaking of Annie West, check out this month’s My Favorite Things where I have a rave about the wonderful books in her back list and pick out some particular favorites that you’re sure to love, too.

 

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June 2017

I’m home from my huge trip. What a wonderful time I had. Look out for a few travelogues on My Favorite Things in the coming months.

The big news in Campbellandia is that the new Dashing Widow is out 30th June. Isn’t that a beautiful cover? Catching Captain Nash is book 6 in the series and the end of this current trilogy. I’m going to take a bit of a rest from the Widows then, although I hope to come back and tie up a few threads with another trilogy at some stage.

Here’s the blurb for Catching Captain Nash:

Home is the sailor, home from the sea…

Five years after he’s lost off the coast of South America, presumed dead, Captain Robert Nash escapes cruel captivity, and returns to London and the bride he loves, but barely knows. When he stumbles back into the family home, he’s appalled to find himself gate-crashing the party celebrating his wife’s engagement to another man.

No red-blooded naval officer takes a challenge like this lying down; but five years is a long time, and beautiful, passionate Morwenna has clearly found a life without him. Can he win back the wife who gave him a reason to survive his ordeal? Or will the woman who haunts his every thought remain eternally out of reach?

Love lost and found? Or love lost forever?

Since hearing of her beloved husband’s death, Morwenna Nash has been mired in grief. After five grim years without him, she must summon every ounce of courage and determination to become a Dashing Widow and rejoin the social whirl. She owes it to her young daughter to break free of old sorrow and find a new purpose in life, even if that means accepting a loveless marriage.

It’s a miracle when Robert returns from the grave, and despite the awkward circumstances of his arrival, she’s overjoyed that her husband has come back to her at last. But after years of suffering, he’s not the handsome, laughing charmer she remembers. Instead he’s a grim shadow of his former dashing self. He can’t hide how much he still wants her—but does passion equal love?

Can Morwenna and Robert bridge the chasm of absence, suffering and mistrust, and find the way back to each other?

And all for only 99 cents on Kindle. You can pre-order Catching Captain Nash now from:

Amazon

Kobo

iTunes

Barnes and Noble

Smashwords

You can read an excerpt here: http://annacampbell.com/books-2/the-dashing-widows-series/catching-captain-nash/

If you live in south-east Queensland or feel like a weekend in Brisbane, why not come to a day of writing workshops with me at the Queensland Writers Centre on Saturday, 7th October? I’m doing two workshops.

In the morning, I’m doing the Building Blocks of Romance Fiction:

Romance fiction is arguably the world’s most popular genre, with millions of readers clamoring for new releases from favorite authors. Join award-winning, internationally published historical romance author Anna Campbell as she reveals a great love story’s building blocks. We’ll cover essential elements, including genres within the genre, structure, pacing, characters, conflict, openings, turning points, black moments, love scenes, dialogue—and the blissfully happy ending! Participants will complete structured writing exercises to develop hands-on skills in telling stories to make readers’ hearts beat faster. This promises to be a fun, information-packed workshop to help you write your bestseller with confidence.

More information and bookings here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-building-blocks-of-romance-fiction-with-anna-campbell-tickets-34645198722

In the afternoon, I’m doing a session on Selling and Marketing Your Novel:

Join award-winning, internationally published historical romance author Anna Campbell, experienced in both traditional and independent publishing, as she guides you through the labyrinth of bringing your story to the attention of millions of eager readers. We’ll discuss publishing platforms, markets traditional and new, self-publishing know-how, agents, manuscript submission, query letters, popular tropes, trends and social media. Participants will complete structured, hands-on exercises, including writing a logline for their current project to use as the basis for pitches, blurbs, and query letters. Join us for a fun, information-packed workshop and discover the secrets for success in this lucrative, international market. Examples will be from romance novels but the information provided is applicable across a range of genres.

More information and bookings here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/selling-and-marketing-your-novel-with-anna-campbell-tickets-34645265923

Check out all the Queensland Writers Centre courses for the second half of the year. There’s some amazing stuff on offer there.

Some foreign edition news. I’ve recently heard that A Rake’s Midnight Kiss, What a Duke Dares, and A Scoundrel by Moonlight are going into Russian translation. Watch here for more information. And all four Sons of Sin books (those three plus Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed) are going into French.

At the beginning of June, I was delighted to be the guest of the United Service Club in Brisbane where I talked romance fiction to a really vibrant group of women at a glamorous morning tea. I hope you enjoy these pictures from the event! The second one includes events coordinator, Narelle Segecic, from the United Service Club.

Whatever you do, don’t miss Annie West’s latest novella in her Hot Italian Nights series, out now and only 99 cents. Bound to the Italian Boss is a corker of a story about two people who think they know each other, but discover that there’s a whole other world to discover when love enters the picture.

This month’s My Favorite Things is about last year’s wonderful Historical Romance Retreat in Spokane. If you’re able to go this year, don’t miss it. I had the best time.

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May 2017

Well, as those of you who follow me on Facebook and Twitter know, I’ve had the most marvelous April imaginable on the beautiful and secluded island of Eigg (pronounced egg) in the Hebrides in Scotland.

In between taking a lot of photographs, meeting a lot of people (well, a lot in Eigg terms, there are only 100 residents!), eating a heap of lovely food, and finding myself awestruck by glorious landscapes, I managed to do a stack of writing. Catching Captain Nash (Dashing Widows 6) is now awaiting an edit so he’s all shipshape and Bristol fashion for his release on 30th June. Make sure you swing by next month for a peek at the blurb, the cover, and an excerpt.

First up news of a new Italian release from HarperCollins Italy. Isn’t this cover for the translation of A Scoundrel by Moonlight lovely? So romantic. You should be able to buy La Ragioni della Vendetta (The Reasons for Revenge) wherever good books are sold.

While I was in London in March, I visited the very swish Harlequin Mills and Boon offices to meet my editor and the rest of the team. Everyone gave me the most marvelous welcome and I managed to do this interview amongst all the excitement. Check it out: http://linkis.com/1PCSA

Now for a round-up of some recent reviews.

I was tickled pink to get a great review for the Dashing Widows series up to book 4 from brilliant Australian historical fiction writer Kate Forsyth:

Australian author Anna Campbell is well-known for her sultry Regency romances, and these four books connect together to make a series called ‘The Dashing Widows’. Each book follows the amorous adventures of a beautiful widow and her entanglements with various rakes, dukes, and wicked uncles. The books are really just love bites – I read each one in a couple of hours – and often the action of one overlaps with the action of another. They are very sexy! Perfect holiday reading.

Helen Sibbritt at Romance Book Haven really enjoyed Charming Sir Charles, my most recent Dashing Widow release: “5/5 stars for a great story.”

Kathy at Kathy’s Review Corner reviewed Pursuing Lord Pascal and described it as “lovely.”

Heather at the Australian Romance Readers Association blog reviewed A Match Made in Mistletoe and called it “another good read from Ms. Campbell.”

Speaking of photographs of places I’ve been, check out this month’s My Favorite Things where I’ve revisited a stack of my best pictures from the stay in Banff in the glorious Rocky Mountains National Park in Canada. Last October I was there for a month doing a writing residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts, which is where the idea for the stay on Eigg arose for the first time.

And now to finish some shots from my beautiful stay in Scotland. You’ll see what I mean about the scenery!

First up various sunsets looking from Eigg to the mountainous and very spectacular Rum. All of these were taken from the terrace at my bed and breakfast! Lucky me.

Second, some of the beautiful beaches on Eigg. Where I stayed was between Laig Beach and the Singing Sands (how evocative is that name?). Sadly I could only get them to give me a faint squeak. Maybe they had a sore throat!

Lastly a grab bag of pictures of Eigg. Snow on Rum (that was exciting for an Aussie!). Two shots of the very mystical Kildonnan, the site of an ancient monastery and the martyrdom of St. Donnan in the 7th century. And the beautiful woods surrounding the Lodge.

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April 2017

 

Greetings from green and fragrant England where I’m currently on a research trip. Those of you who follow me on Facebook will be seeing lots of photographs of spring flowers and old buildings. Why not join me there? Here’s the link to find my author page: https://www.facebook.com/AnnaCampbellFans/?pnref=lhc

Thank you to everyone who has picked up my fifth Dashing Widow story, Charming Sir Charles, which came out at the end of February. He’s still riding high in the Amazon Regency charts and I’m terrifically happy that so many of you have enjoyed my novella. Here are some excerpts from reviews:

Firstly, I’d like to quote the lovely review from Jessie at Night Owl Romance in full:

Charming Sir Charles by Anna Campbell is the fifth book in the wonderful Dashing Widows series. I love Anna’s novellas because they are sweet, charming, and packed with a lot of heart. Since all her characters are so likeable, I was really thrilled that this was the type of story where everyone in the book knows that Charles and Sally belong together except for Sally. This way, no other hearts are broken and it’s obvious from the beginning that this couple is meant to be together so it’s an enjoyable read from beginning to end.

Charming Sir Charles has an added bonus for fans because this story starts out with the marriage of the couple from the previous book, Pursuing Lord Pascal. However, there are now so many characters that I would suggest that readers start from the beginning of the series to understand all their relationships. I truly hope that there are more stories planned for this great historical romance series.

Jonetta from the Book Nympho says: “This was a passionate and, at times, funny story about two really wonderful people that couldn’t follow the straight line to each other.”

Jaci at The Reading Wench calls it, “A wonderful novella that proves that no matter how long or short a book is you can always count on Anna Campbell to keep you intrigued and reading late into the night.”

Rose at Roses Are Blue singles the hero out for special praise: “Charles is a swoonworthy hero, who had an aura of honor and goodness about him that made me fall a bit in love with him myself, and he’s one of my favorites that Anna Campbell has written.”

Please check out the fabulous profile Damian Bathersby wrote about me from the Sunshine Coast Daily last month. I felt like a complete star and it was wonderful to have all that space to talk about my writing life and inspirations.

Readers in Slovenia, make sure you pick up Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed, the first in my Sons of Sin series, which is out in translation right now. Here’s the link: http://felix.si/zenski-romani/12042-sedem-noci-v-falotovi-postelji-trda-vezava-9789610032809.html

This month’s My Favorite Things is about that wonderful British series, Midsomer Murders. Check out the glorious mayhem in the English countryside!

Finally, here are a few photos from my recent travels. First up, we have a picture of the beautiful churchyard in Whittlesford near Cambridge, a photo of me in front of London’s oldest pub, The Prospect of Whitby, and the famous view of Tower Bridge from the river.

Next, a treat for those who have read A Rake’s Midnight Kiss. You’ll remember the Harmsworth Jewel in that book. Here is the original of the Harmsworth Jewel, the Alfred Jewel, which is displayed at the fabulous Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. A great thrill for me finally to see it in the “flesh.”

Next, Salisbury Cathedral, the interior of the Royal Opera House and some heraldic beasts from magnificent Westminster Hall.Finally, some shots from a beautiful day at Scotney Castle in Kent, one of the most romantic landscapes I’ve ever seen.

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