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July 2019

Welcome to July and to a website update at last arriving at the start of the month! Cheers and felicitations, please!

After much gallivanting, it’s nice to be home again. At least for a little while. If you live on the west coast of the U.S.A. (and even if you don’t!), why not swing by the Historical Romance Retreat in Riverside, California, from 11th to 15th September? It promises to be wonderful and there are some great authors to meet, including me. I’m not sure when I’ll get back to the States so it’s a nice opportunity for me to hang out with readers.

One of the fun things about this month is Christmas in July. I’m delighted to say I’m taking part in a month-long celebration from N.N. Light Book Heaven where you have the chance to win various gift cards and books and find out what 44 great authors like most about Christmas. Bookmark it now: – and why not start entering?

I’m also participating in a charity auction to raise money for band instruments for disadvantaged schools in Kentucky.

My offering is four signed paperbacks of my Sons of Sin series (Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed; A Rake’s Midnight Kiss; What a Duke Dares; A Scoundrel by Moonlight) but make sure you check out everything else up for grabs. The Books for Band 2019 Online Auction is such a worthy cause and there are some great items on their site. Check it out, register, and make sure you bid between 12th and 21st July. Here’s the link:

A couple of good reviews for my latest Lairds Most Likely release, The Highlander’s Lost Lady.

Barb at Tartan Book Reviews gave the story 5 out of 5 stars and says, “Again this book has beautiful settings, multi-detailed fascinating characters, amazing dialogue, magnificent story lines that will make your heart race. This book is captivating action-packed, fast-paced, page-turning, filled with mental pain, physical abuse, conspiracy, mistrust, deception, deceit, treachery, blackmail, attempted murder, betrayal, intrigue, shattered hearts, trust, forgiveness, heroism, faith, joy, and so much more. An emotional book that tugged at my heartstrings, putting tears in my eyes. I could not put this book down. It had me sobbing like a bairn! So I definitely recommend to read this book with a box of Kleenex!”

Helen from Romance Book Haven also gave my Highlander 5 stars, and calls it, “a fabulous journey to a HEA that will leave you feeling so good.”

Don’t miss this month’s My Favorite Things. It’s an extra special one about my visit to the bluebell-covered island of Canna in the Hebrides. Lots and lots of gorgeous photos!

June 2019

Still late, but not quite as late as last month. Hopefully now I’m home from my big European trip, I’ll be back in the swing of getting my website updates done for the start of the month. At least that’s the plan!

First up, I’ve got a major update about forthcoming books in the bestselling Lairds Most Likely series. Last month, I mentioned that there was a Christmas story and another full-lengther on the way. Well, if you’re a fan of Scottish romance, rejoice, because there are actually going to be five more books in the series with a tentative release schedule as follows:

August/September 2019 The Highlander’s Defiant Captive

End of October 2019 The Highlander’s Christmas Quest

March/April 2020 The Highlander’s English Bride

End of August 2020 The Highlander’s Rescued Maiden

End of October 2020 The Highlander’s Christmas Lassie

Keep an eye out for updates.

It’s been a really busy month, including not only a flight home to Australia from Paris but the Festival Du Roman Feminin and the Rainforest Writing Retreat at O’Reilly’s.

The picture at the top is from the Festival and I’m holding both French translations of my Sons of Sin books. I’m delighted to announce that the third book in the series will be out 31st July and will be called Follement Amoureuse (previously I’d announced it was called La Belle Voyageuse). French readers can pre-order on Amazon here.

I had a wonderful time at both events and thank you to everyone who gave me such a warm welcome. I’m looking forward to going to the Historical Romance Retreat in California in September, to the Historical Novelists’ Association of Australasia Conference in Sydney in October, and to GenreCon (just announced) in November. Lots of chances to catch up with you all!

Thank you so much to everyone who has picked up The Highlander’s Lost Lady and especially to those people who contacted me to say how much they enjoyed it or left a review.

There have been some lovely reviews coming in from bloggers over the last month. Here’s a selection:

Historical Romance Lover gave the book 5 stars and says, “This was a great addition to the Lairds Most Likely series!! I can’t wait to see what Campbell comes up with next!!”

Jaci, the Reading Wench, also gave the book 5 stars and says, “I really enjoyed this story and know you will too!!  Anna has the best Highlanders!”

Jonetta at Blue Mood Cafe says, “I hated to see this one end.” 4 stars.

Rose at Roses Are Blue says, “How I love Diarmid!  He’s truly a hero who’s willing to sacrifice his all for the woman he’s come to love.  Even through his own pain of knowing that he’ll never have Fiona’s love, or even the comfort of her body, he treats her with care and respect.  Fiona struggles to be a good wife and to overcome the wounds that years of abuse have left on her soul.  THE HIGHLANDER’S LOST LADY takes the reader on a journey through danger and betrayal, then finally, and satisfyingly, to trust, healing, passion, and ultimately – love.”  4 blue roses.

Finally, don’t miss My Favorite Things this month. It’s a photo essay on my recent trip to Venice. Lots of water and sunlight and beautiful old buildings.

May 2019

Apologies for yet another late Latest News! At least it’s VERY latest this time round. Through all the moves around with the trip, I’ve got a little behind with things!

Anyway, firstly, I’d like to thank everyone who picked up The Highlander’s Lost Lady, and especially those people who took the trouble to leave a review or to contact me privately about how much you enjoyed Diarmid and Fiona’s story. It’s made a good showing on the bestseller lists on Amazon and Smashwords.

Reviews have started to come in too and I’m delighted that they’ve been really positive. I’ll start out with this 5/5 star review from Rose Marie at Rose is Reading: “I have enjoyed each and every story in this series, but this one blew me away! Ms. Campbell never disappoints in delivering a well-written story, full of suspense, humor, and love. It’s a fabulous story I struggled to put down. Highly recommend this book and series!”

Tracy at Flippin’ Pages gave my new story 4.5 stars out of 5 and says, “I am happy to recommend this book and can’t wait for the next one!!”

Reviews have also come in from Heather at the Australian Romance Readers Association for first two books in the series, The Laird’s Willful Lass, and The Laird’s Christmas Kiss. Heather says Willful Lass is “a great start to the Lairds series.” This is what she says about Christmas Kiss: “I’m not sure I can come up with enough synonyms to describe Ms Campbell’s stories. They are always delightful, the characters somewhat cheeky, and have interesting twists. I’m enjoying the Lairds series and this story was no exception.”

For those planning well ahead, I’m delighted to say that there will be three more books in my Lairds Most Likely series. The Highlander’s English Bride will be out later this year, there will be a Christmas novella, and then a final story to finish up the series in style in the first half of 2020. Can’t get enough of those Highlanders and I found such inspiration when I visited the beautiful Isle of Canna near Skye that I couldn’t resist adding another tale of passion and adventure to the others.

I’m still traveling (currently in England so don’t miss out on the next On the Road with Anna Campbell post on the Romance Dish at the end of the month) but will be home in two weeks. Coming up shortly are two events that you really shouldn’t miss if you’re in the area.

First up for French readers is the Festival du Roman Féminin:

Dates : Vendredi 24 mai et Samedi 25 mai 2019
Lieu : MAS PARIS – 10/18 rue des terres au curé – 75013 PARIS
Accès : Métro porte d’Ivry, Olympiades ou Bibliothèque François Mitterrand
From 31st May to 2nd June, I’m one of the presenters at the Rainforest Retreat at beautiful O’Reilly’s in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Check out the details of this year’s retreat – it looks fabulous and that setting is unparalleled. Book soon for this one! It regularly books out.
In this month’s My Favorite Things, we’ve finally reached the announcement of my book of the year. Click the link to see what it is – and if you haven’t read it, grab it now! You won’t be sorry.

April 2019

April is a very exciting month for me as it sees the release of my first new story for 2019. On 29th April for Amazon readers, Book 3 in my Lairds Most Likely series hits the shelves. It comes out on other platforms on 6th May. Here’s the blurb for The Highlander’s Lost Lady:

A Highlander as brave and strong as a knight of old…

When Diarmid Mactavish, Laird of Invertavey, discovers a mysterious woman washed up on his land after a wild storm, he takes her in and tries to find her family. But even as forbidden dreams of sensual fulfillment torment him, he’s convinced that this beautiful lassie isn’t what she seems. And if there’s one thing Diarmid despises, it’s a liar.

A mother willing to do anything to save her daughter…

Widow Fiona Grant has risked everything to break free of her clan and rescue her adolescent daughter from a forced marriage. But before her quest has barely begun, disaster strikes. She escapes her brutish kinsmen, only to be shipwrecked on Mactavish territory where she falls into her enemies’ hands. For centuries, a murderous feud has raged between the Mactavishes and the Grants, so how can she trust her darkly handsome host?

Now a twisted Highland road leads to danger and passion…and irresistible love. But is love strong enough to banish the past’s long shadows and offer these wary allies all that their hearts desire?

You can read an excerpt on my webpage. Here are some buy links:
I’m doing a few blog appearances for the new book and almost all of them include an opportunity to win a download of the story. Here are the dates for your diary:
24th April Mary Anne Yarde’s Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots
29th April On the Road with Anna Campbell on the Romance Dish
2nd May I’m taking over the Drawing Room Facebook page.
Last month, I put up a list of forthcoming appearances, including The Festival du Roman Feminin in Paris in May, the Rainforest Retreat in the Gold Coast hinterland in June, and the Historical Romance Retreat in Los Angeles in September. I actually missed out on mentioning one. From 25th and 27th October, I’ll be in Parramatta at the Historical Novel Society of Australasia Conference. Check out the great program here:
While you’re waiting for The Highlander’s Lost Lady to come out, why not pick up Annie West’s next release? Wedding Night Reunion in Greece is out 16th April and it’s brimming with her trademark emotional depth and steamy passion. Definitely recommended!
This month’s My Favorite Things is about one of the best series of books I’ve ever read, Katherine Arden’s Winter Night Trilogy. Check out my thoughts here:

March 2019

As I write this, I’m well into my latest European adventure. I’ve had a week in Paris, three weeks in Venice and I’m currently enjoying the wonderful comfort and inspirational surroundings of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland where I’m putting the finishing touches to my next release (more about that below).

The third book in the Lairds Most Likely series is up for pre-order. The Highlander’s Lost Lady will be out on 29th April on all platforms. Here’s the blurb:

A Highlander as brave and strong as a knight of old…

When Diarmid Mactavish, Laird of Invertavey, discovers a mysterious woman washed up on his land after a wild storm, he takes her in and tries to find her family. But even as forbidden dreams of sensual fulfillment torment him, he’s convinced that this beautiful lassie isn’t what she seems. And if there’s one thing Diarmid despises, it’s a liar.

A mother willing to do anything to save her daughter…

Widow Fiona Grant has risked everything to break free of her clan and rescue her adolescent daughter from a forced marriage. But before her quest has barely begun, disaster strikes. She escapes her brutish kinsmen, only to be shipwrecked on Mactavish territory where she falls into her enemies’ hands. For centuries, a murderous feud has raged between the Mactavishes and the Grants, so how can she trust her darkly handsome host?

Now a twisted Highland road leads to danger and passion…and irresistible love. But is love strong enough to banish the past’s long shadows and offer these wary allies all that their hearts desire?

Here are some buy links:

Amazon US
Amazon Australia
Amazon UK
Amazon Canada
Kobo US
iTunes US

iTunes Australia
Barnes and Noble

I’ll get an excerpt up in the next week or so, so make sure you check back for that!

And in more news, check out this beautiful cover for the French edition of A Rake’s Midnight Kiss, released there as Le Plus Precieux des Joyaux (the most precious jewel). It’s out 3rd April from J’ai Lu Pour Elle.

Cassie at Belle Addiction Litteraire reviewed the French translation of Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed and gave it 10/10! She also called it a “magnificent historical romance.” If you speak French, check out the review!

And now for some news of a few events coming up where you can meet me and a stack of other great authors.

First up, if you’re anywhere near Paris from Friday, 24th May, to Saturday, 25th May, why not come to the Festival du Roman Feminin?

I’m really looking forward to this – I’ll be signing copies of all my French books, including the new ones, Le Chateau des Miroirs and Le Plus Precieux des Joyaux. For details on where it is, how much it costs, and who’s going to be there, check out this site:

Just after I get back to Australia, I’m teaching a workshop at the fabulous Rainforest Writing Retreat at O’Reilly’s Guesthouse in the Gold Coast hinterland. This is Australia’s premier writing retreat, so you don’t want to miss out. There’s a great range of workshops and presenters on offer. This goes from Friday, 31st May to Sunday, 2nd June. For more information and bookings, check out this site:

And finally, if you’re an American fan of historical romance, don’t miss the Historical Romance Retreat at the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa in Riverside, California. I went to the first HRR back in 2016 and had a ball and I’m so excited they’ve invited me back again this year. The retreat goes from Wednesday, 11th September to Sunday, 15th September and it promises to be a blast. For details and bookings, check out this site:

Finally, don’t miss this month’s My Favorite Things column. It’s part 2 of a series on my favorite reads of 2018. This month, it’s about my favorite nonfiction books, mainly travel and memoir, as you’ll see. All four books are fantastic and well worth picking up!

February 2019

Welcome to February, the most romantic of months for those who celebrate Valentine’s Day. It’s actually an exciting month for me because I start another big European trip in a few days. Can’t wait. Do you follow me on Facebook? That’s where I’ll be putting the photos. Here’s the link:

First up a small apology. I had intended to get The Highlander’s Lost Lady (originally announced as The Laird’s Lost Lady) out at the end of March but this has turned into a much bigger story than I’d originally imagined so the release date has been delayed until the end of April. Swing back next month for a reveal of the cover, blurb and buy links.

The next big news is that Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed, my first Sons of Sin book, comes out in France on 6th February under the very intriguing title of The Castle of Mirrors. Isn’t that a beautiful cover? Watch out for the rest of the series from J’ai Lu. You can buy Le Chateau des Miroirs from all good book retailers, including Amazon France.

While I’m on foreign edition news, if you’re a Romanian reader, Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed has been out in translation there since the end of November. Check out this incredibly sensual cover!

It’s the lovely time of year when people start choosing their best romances of 2018. I’m delighted that a few of my books have featured in a couple of lists.

First up, Lord Garson’s Bride, the seventh book in the Dashing Widows series, was one of Helen’s top 10 reads for 2018 on Deanna’s World. Helen says, “Ms. Campbell has never disappointed me with one of her stories. She has a magical voice with words that entice readers to go back in time. Her characters are full of life and her stories sensual and fabulous. This one was so good.”

The wonderful Breathless in the Bush girls have all chosen their favorite romance written by an Australian in 2018 and I’m tickled pink that on a fabulous list, they’ve included The Laird’s Willful Lass. See what else they chose – all wonderful reads:

Kathy at Kathy’s Review Corner has chosen her Gems of 2018 and I’m delighted that The Laird’s Christmas Kiss made her list.

And finally a best of December listing from Cathryn Hein who chose The Laird’s Christmas Kiss as one of her fave reads of the month. Cathryn says, “An absolute delight and perfect for any season. And Highlanders!”

This month’s My Favorite Things is the first in a series of columns about my favorite reads in 2018 (why not get on the band wagon?). My four best fiction discoveries of last year get a look-in this time round.

January 2019

Happy New Year, everyone! May 2019 be a wonderful time for you. I’m off on my travels again at the end of the month so if you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, look forward to lots of photos coming up!

First up, I’ve got a bit of a present for you to start the year. The Seduction of Lord Stone, the first book in my bestselling Dashing Widows series, is currently free so grab it now!

Here are some links but just search for the title with your e-tailer of choice and you’ll find it.

Amazon US

Amazon Australia

Amazon UK

Amazon Canada


iTunes US

iTunes Australia

Barnes and Noble

And in news of another great deal, although sadly only in the U.S. and Canada, my multi award-winning Captive of Sin is available as an e-book for only $2.99 for a limited time. Click on this link at All About Romance and you’ll find the links and a precis of the book. This book was one of only 10 mass market paperbacks across all genres that Publishers Weekly chose as the best of the year in 2009, when it was released.

Two of my books have been mentioned in recent best of lists. The first is Regency Reader’s list of the top 10 Christmas anthologies which includes A Grosvenor Square Christmas, the anthology I did with Vanessa Kelly, Kate Noble, and Shana Galen. If you haven’t got this collection, grab it now. It’s perma-free.

I’m also delighted that Flippin’ Pages has chosen my latest release, The Laird’s Christmas Kiss, as one of the best novellas of 2018. There’s lots of news about some great reviews for my latest laird coming up.

I’m so pleased that The Laird’s Christmas Kiss, book 2 in my Lairds Most Likely series, has received a really warm welcome out in the world. Thanks to the VERY many of you who have picked it up and told me how much you enjoyed this story of shy Elspeth and roguish Brody discovering that there’s much more to one another than previously suspected!

Among the mail is this gem from dedicated reader Carol Pena, who asked me to quote her:

“I cannot say this enough, I love ALL your books, the series, the stand alone books. The way you can bring all the other characters into play in the Sons of Sin, Dashing Widows and Courtesan series is nothing short of brilliant! Now I am enjoying the same brilliance in the Laird series!”

Here’s a selection from some of the reviews that have come out in the last month.

Kathy at Kathy’s Review Corner says, “The Laird’s Christmas Kiss was a delightful romance that I didn’t want to put down…This story was exactly what I wanted to read at the holidays.”

Jessie at Night Owl Romance awarded The Laird’s Christmas Kiss with a Top Pick badge and calls the story “delightful.”

Tracy at Flippin’ Pages says, “I absolutely loved this novella. It was well written, paced nicely, gave glimpses of Fergus and Marina’s HEA, had witty banter, steamy love scenes, great secondary characters and a sigh worthy declaration. It is the second book in the series, but it can easily be read as a stand alone title.” 5 stars

Carol at Rakes and Rascals calls The Laird’s Christmas Kiss, “a real treat from one of my favorite authors.” 4 stars.

Jonetta at the Blue Mood Cafe says, “This was a delightful story with the Christmas season as the backdrop serving to make it even more festive.”

And a couple of reviews of assorted other books for your reading pleasure. First up, a review in Italian for A Rake’s Midnight Kiss (Un Baccio Di Un Dissoluto) from Libri Magnetici. The final verdict? “A story that I recommend reading.”

Now for a review of the audiobook of A Scoundrel by Moonlight, my fourth Sons of Sin book, from Caz at All About Romance. She gave the audiobook much-coveted desert island keeper status and says, “The relationship between the protagonists crackles with sexual tension right from their first meeting.”

And finally another review from Kathy at Kathy’s Review Corner, this time for The Laird’s Willful Lass, which she called “a sexy introduction to Anna Campbell’s new Lairds Most Likely series.”

Now for some news about a great new book by Annie West. The Greek’s Forbidden Innocent is a really sexy, emotional read about a mismatched couple who end up deciding they’re the perfect match after all. Well worth picking up!

If you’ve been following my series on My Favorite Things page about classic Hollywood musicals, it comes to an end this month with the wonderful Gigi with Leslie Caron and Louis Jourdan. Loved this one. Check out my thoughts here.