First up this month, I’m delighted to announce the release of Mistletoe Wishes: A Regency Christmas Collection, the boxed set of my previously published Christmas stories, The Winter Wife, Her Christmas Earl, A Pirate for Christmas, Mistletoe and the Major, A Match Made in Mistletoe, and The Christmas Stranger. You can get all six at the bargain price of only $3.99 on Amazon and $4.99 on other platforms. Here’s the blurb:
Six breathtakingly romantic Christmas treats from Anna Campbell, together in one collection at last – and all at a bargain price!
The Winter Wife: Will an unexpected meeting on Christmas Eve deliver a second chance at love?
Her Christmas Earl: To save her sister from scandal, Philippa Sanders ventures into a rake’s bedroom – and into his power. Now only a hurried Christmas marriage can rescue her reputation.
A Pirate for Christmas: What is vicar’s daughter Bess Farrar to do when the dashing new earl, the man gossip paints as a ruthless pirate, kisses her on their first meeting? Why, kiss him right back of course!
Mistletoe and the Major: After years of war, Major Lord Canforth returns to England a hero. Now he faces his greatest battle—to win the heart of the wife he hasn’t seen since their wedding.
A Match Made in Mistletoe: Serena Talbot makes a wish on the mistletoe—but the mistletoe gets it wrong! A Christmas of chaos and confusion lies ahead. Will mistletoe magic lead to a happy ending?
The Christmas Stranger: At Christmastime, a stranger crossing the threshold means good fortune. But is Josiah Hale’s arrival lucky for Maggie, the girl Christmas forgot?
You can buy Mistletoe Wishes at:
Thank you to everyone who bought my most recent release, The Laird’s Willful Lass, Book 1 of the Lairds Most Likely series. There have been some lovely reviews, too.
Lisa at Buried Under Romance has this to say: “How wonderful! We have two strong willed, confident and poised people looking for, and finding, love without knowing it. They drive each other crazy with their dictatorial assertiveness, which turns into, “Methinks thou dost protest too much.” Watching them each learn the art of compromise was charming! I completely enjoyed this story. Once again, Ms. Campbell brings us characters that we can get behind, cheer for and enjoy.”
Rose at Roses Are Blue says: “My favorite aspect of The Laird’s Willful Lass is that the whole story is basically Marina and Fergus spending time with each other and falling in love. There is no outside interference, just two strong willed people who will have to make compromises if they are to have a future. I also really appreciate that neither of them was too stubborn to listen to the other’s opinion, or to reevaluate their own thoughts on the way they feel things should be. I love the sacrifice Fergus was willing to make, and I love Marina’s response even more. The Laird’s Willful Lass is a romantic and satisfying read with plenty of steam and heart.” 4 roses.
Jessie at Night Owl Reviews says: “Anna Campbell is one of my favorite historical romance authors because her stories are consistently good. The Laird’s Willful Lass is another winner with the author’s ability to layer in historical details while creating strong female characters that get happily ever afters.” 4 stars.
Jaci at The Reading Wench says: “Absolutely Stunning!! I love handsome rugged Highlanders, especially if they are created by Anna Campbell…Anna’s writing is witty and emotionally satisfying. The sensual attraction is hot! She will keep you enthralled from the first page to the last. I am a fan and will be adding this one to my keeper shelf with all my other Anna Campbell Historical Romances. I highly recommend this book.”
Finally for this batch of reviews, Helen at Romance Book Haven gave Laird 5 stars and says: “Ms. Campbell has taken me on magical trip back in time to the Scottish Highlands, my dream holiday location, with the start of her new series. I always look forward to a new Anna Campbell book and I have never been disappointed. This one is a beauty, sensual with such witty banter and humor throughout. This journey to a HEA that is between two very strong and stubborn people will have you turning the pages. Clear your calendar because you are not going to want to put this one down once you start.”
Swing back next month because I’ll have news about my Christmas story for this year, another Lairds Most Likely installment called The Laird’s Christmas Kiss. It’s out at the end of October but it will be up for pre-order at the end of September.
This month’s My Favorite Things is the start of a series about some beloved Hollywood musicals. And what better film to launch my musings with than the brilliant Singin’ in the Rain? Check it out!
This full-length story is a Regency romance set in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and I had a wonderful time with my stubborn laird and his fiery beloved. I hope you’ll enjoy it too.
Hopefully next month, I’ll have some reviews to share with you but in the meantime, if you’d like to read an excerpt or check out buy links, please visit the Laird’s webpage: http://annacampbell.com/books-2/the-likely-lairds-series/the-lairds-willful-lass/
Thank you to the very many of you who have picked up this latest story. I’m delighted to say that the book hit top 10 hot new Scottish releases and top 20 Scottish romances on Amazon before it was even released! I’m also rapt that my laird featured in USA Today’s Happy Ever After Column as a hot new indie release to keep an eye on.
For those of you who follow me on Facebook, keep your eyes peeled for some very special giveaways in conjunction with my new Scottish series, The Lairds Most Likely. While I was in beautiful Poolewe on the far north-west coast of Scotland, I raided the local National Trust for Scotland shop for some gorgeous silk scarves and postcards that I’ll be offering as prizes over the next few weeks and then for later releases in the series. For a sneak peek, here’s a photo of one of them.
Looking forward to releases for the rest of the year, I’m doing a boxed set of my Christmas stories which will be out at a bargain price in late September, then I’m releasing the second story in the Lairds Most Likely series, a novella called The Laird’s Christmas Kiss, in late October.
If you’d like to make sure you never miss a new release, why not join my mailing list? Please just email me on AnnaCampbellOz@hotmail.com or get onto me via my contact page on this website.
For readers in Romania, I have great news for you. The first two Sons of Sin books, Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed and A Rake’s Midnight Kiss, are going to be released in your country in the near future. Stay tuned for further announcements.
The lovely people at AllAuthor conducted an in-depth interview with me last month. So if you’d like to know more about my life, my writing and my books, why not check it out?
Moving On Up – Writing Your Next Novel
The Lure of the Familiar – Turning Points in a Romance Novel
And They All Lived Epiloguey Ever After – Do You Need an Epilogue for Your Romance Novel?
Don’t miss Annie West’s new Hot Italian Nights story which is out 1st August. Burning for the Italian has all Annie’s signature emotion and heat, and you’ll love the glamorous Roman setting. While it’s part of a series, you can read it as a standalone and it’s a great bargain at only 99 cents! Here’s the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Burning-Italian-Hot-Nights-Book-ebook/dp/B07CYWTCWY/
My Favorite Things this month is a visual feast of sunrise photos from my early morning walks along the seafront around the corner from my house. I hope you enjoy them!
And speaking of photos, I thought I’d end with some pictures of the glorious Scottish Highlands and Islands, the scenery that inspired the Lairds Most Likely series, which begins with The Laird’s Willful Lass, out now!
At the end of this month, the first book in my latest series, the Likely Lairds, comes out. I had wonderful fun writing The Laird’s Willful Lass and getting two stubborn souls to admit that it’s worth making compromises when there’s a happily ever after at stake. I hope you enjoy it too. Here’s the blurb:
An untamed man as immovable as a Highland mountain…
Fergus Mackinnon, autocratic Laird of Achnasheen, likes to be in charge. When he was little more than a lad, he became master of his Scottish estate, and he’s learned to rely on his unfailing judgment. So has everyone else in his corner of the world. He sees no reason for his bride—when he finds her—to be any different.
A headstrong woman from the warm and passionate south…
Marina Lucchetti knows all about fighting her way through a wall of masculine arrogance. In her native Florence, she’s become a successful artist, no easy feat for a woman. Now a commission to paint a series of Highland scenes promises to spread her fame far and wide. When a carriage accident strands her at Achnasheen for a few weeks, it’s a mixed blessing. The magnificent landscape offers everything her artistic soul could desire. If only she can resist the impulse to smash her easel across the laird’s obstinate head.
When two fiery souls come together, a conflagration flares.
Marina is Fergus’s worst nightmare—a woman who defies a man’s guidance. Fergus challenges everything Marina believes about a woman’s right to choose her path. No two people could be less suited. But when irresistible passion enters the equation, good sense soon jumps into the loch.
Will the desire between Fergus and Marina blaze hot, then fade to ashes? Or will the imperious laird and his willful lass discover that their differences aren’t insurmountable after all, but the spice that will flavor a lifetime of happiness?
The Laird’s Willful Lass is a full-length romance and it’s out 31st July on Kindle and on 7th August on all other platforms. You can pre-order my new book at:
I’ll have an excerpt up on the website in the next week or so, so please keep an eye out for that.
If you live in south-east Queensland, why not come to a great romance panel at Avid Reader Bookshop in West End? On Monday, 30th July, at 6pm, Ally Blake, Alli Sinclair and I will be talking romance under the eagle eye of T.M. Clark. Bookings are essential: http://avidreader.com.au/events/writing-romance-panel-discussion
My Favorite Things this month is a piece on the charming Paddington movies that I very much enjoyed and I hope you will too. Check it out!
Well, at last I’m back from my overseas jaunt. I had a marvelous trip and I came home with the first draft of my next full-length novel, The Laird’s Willful Lass, and of this year’s Christmas novella,The Laird’s Christmas Kiss.
Willful Lass will be out at the end of July. I’m on the verge of having buy links, a cover and a blurb so swing back and check them out when I’ve got them up on the website.
If you live in North America and you’ve never read my bestselling title Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed (Sons of Sin 1), this is your lucky month. It features as an Amazon Kindle monthly deal and it’s available at the very low price of $1.99. You’ll have to get your skates on if you want to pick it up at this discounted price – it goes back to full price at the beginning of July. Here’s the link: https://www.amazon.com/Seven-Nights-Rogues-Sons-Book-ebook/dp/B007BGQDS4/
If you live in Sydney, or you’d like a weekend down there, and you’re interested in writing romance, why not come to my workshop at the New South Wales Writers Centre on Saturday, 16th June? Here’s the link for details of timings, location and bookings: https://writingnsw.org.au/whats-on/courses/write-a-great-love-story/
Another event to put in the diary is a great romance panel at Avid Reader Bookshop in Brisbane at 6pm on Monday, 30th July. T.M. Clark will be ringmaster to panelists Ally Blake, Alli Sinclair, and me as we talk about life as a romance writer, our books and what inspires us to write. It should be a lot of fun! Bookings are essential: http://avidreader.com.au/events/writing-romance-panel-discussion
If you’re on Facebook, don’t miss the first anniversary party this month for Jasmina’s blog, My Mini World of Reading. A whole stack of great authors are going to stage a takeover of the page and there will be giveaways and chat and lots of fun. I’ll be there at 10:30pm, Slovenian time, on the 12th June which translates to 8:30pm on the 12th June U.S. Eastern time and 6:30am on the 13th June in Australia. Swing by and say hello!
If you’d like to read a pretty in-depth interview with me, check out my chat with All Author: https://allauthor.com/interview/annacampbell/ We covered a wide range of topics!
I’d like to thank Ucila Publishing, Felix Bookstore and all the wonderful readers who came to my signing in Slovenia last month. The warmth of the welcome was amazing and I had a wonderful time meeting you all and talking about my books. I hope to get back to see you again!
I’ve included a few photos from the event. First up a nice shot of me with avid reader Spela Oven Kaltenekar at the signing and then at the base of the post, some general shots of the room and the crowd.
A new Annie West is always cause for celebration and her release on 19th June is a really fantastic read. Inherited for the Royal Bed will keep you turning the pages until you get to the blissful conclusion. Definitely worth checking out. You can pre-order it now so it slips onto your e-reader on the 19th!
This month’s My Favorite Things is part two of my roundup of series I’m enjoying. Check it out. You might find something you want to add to the TBR pile.
First up, two upcoming events to tell you about, one in May, one in June.
If you’re in Slovenia, I’d love to see you at my first signing in your beautiful country. Here are details:
What: Anna Campbell Book Signing
When: Thursday, 10th May 2018
Time: 5pm to 7pm
Where: Felix Bookstore, Miklosiceva 7, Ljubljana
The second event is at the New South Wales Writers Centre in Sydney where I’ll be conducting a full day’s training on writing a great love story. If you’re an aspiring writer in the Sydney area or fancy a weekend in the big smoke with a bit of writing thrown in, it would be great to see you. Here are the details:
When: 10am to 4pm, Saturday, 16th June 2018
Where: NSW Writers Centre, Garry Owen House, Callan Park, Balmain Rd, Rozelle
Bookings and More Information: http://www.nswwc.org.au/products-page/romance/write-a-great-love-story/
Last month I said that my next release would be the end of June. Because the book, The Laird’s Willful Lass (The Lairds Mostly Likely Book 1) ended up becoming a full-length story (she was clearly a bit too willful!), I’ve pushed that back to the end of July. I’m sorry for any inconvenience caused. Stay tuned for a cover and pre-order links in next month’s updates.
There have been a couple of very nice reviews in the past month for Lord Garson’s Bride, my most recent release.
Helen at Romance Book Haven Reviews gives the book 5 stars out of 5 and says, “It is sure to have you cheering them on. This one left me beaming with joy, another keeper.”
Kathy at Kathy’s Review Corner calls Lord Garson “a lovely romance.”
I love Christine Wells’s books. She wrote some brilliant historical romances as Christina Brooke and these days, she’s writing World War II romantic thrillers. The latest, The Juliet Code, is out this month and I’ve been dying to read it. Don’t miss it!
My European jaunt is coming to an end. I’ll be home at the end of May. But before then, make sure you check out my next installment of On the Road with Anna Campbell on The Romance Dish which talks about my Scottish travels during a very rainy April.
This month’s My Favorite Things is the first in a series about (wait for it!) series. I’m talking about some of the books that have kept me coming back for more. Check it out – you might find something you like the sound of!
Greetings from Bonnie Scotland where I’m going to spend the next 5 weeks writing a new series called The Lairds Most Likely (no prizes for guessing the setting of the stories – let’s say I’m looking for lots of inspiration!). Look out for The Laird’s Willful Lass, the first story in the quartet, at the end of July.
Lots to tell you this month, starting off with the wonderful news that all my new releases last year have featured in the finalists list of the best of 2017 from the Australian Romance Readers Association. I’m delighted to announce that my books (or me!) have been nominated in the following categories of the ARRA Awards:
Favorite Australian romance author
Favorite Continuing Series:The Dashing Widows
Strongest Heroine: Maggie Carr from The Christmas Stranger
The winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Sydney on 5th May. You can check out the complete list here: https://australianromancereaders.wordpress.com/2018/03/15/2017-arr-awards-finalists-announced/
Thank you to everyone who has picked up Lord Garson’s Bride – and there have been a lot of you! There have been some lovely reviews. Here’s a selection.
Jaci Tobin at the Reading Wench says, “This book is a perfect example of what a Historical Romance Novel should be.”
Rose at Roses Are Blue gives the book 4.5 stars and says, “Lord Garson’s Bride is a well written and passionate story that touched my heart and sent my emotions on a rollercoaster ride. I particularly recommend this book for fans of convenient marriages, and those who enjoy seeing a deserving character find out that love is lovelier the second time around.”
Jessie at Night Owl Romance says, “I truly hope that there are more books planned for this series because I would read them all.”
I’m traveling until the end of May and each month, I’m doing a piece on my adventures for the lovely people at the Romance Dish. Here’s a link to my French doings in March and make sure you swing by and check out my Scottish high jinks at the end of April. http://www.theromancedish.com/2018/03/on-road-with-anna-campbell.html Lots of photos!
If you’re interested in following my travels, I’m posting lots of photos on my Facebook page, so why don’t you follow me there? Here’s the link: https://tinyurl.com/y9btmv4p
Don’t miss Annie West’s latest Hot Italian Nights novella, The Italian’s Marriage Bargain, which is out 8th April. I loved this passionate story of lovers reunited in the glamorous city of Milan during Fashion Week.
This month’s My Favorite Things is a piece on the best books I read last year. Check it out – we all like reading recommendations, after all!