Thursday, February 11, 2010

Love Story of the Year Shortlist




The shortlist for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Love Story of the Year has been announced and I’m thrilled that my Ravenhurst novel The Notorious Mr Hurst (Harlequin Mills & Boon) is included. Full details about the shortlist are on the RNA’s website http://www.romanticnovelistsassociation.org/

This year two Regency novels are among the six on the list – Notorious and Jan Jones’s Fair Deception (Robert Hale) - and both of them, although in very different settings, have a theatrical background.

The Pure Passion Awards 2010 in conjunction with the RNA will be presented at the Awards Luncheon on 16th March, so there’s plenty of time for butterflies in the stomach to develop, especially as this is a very special Luncheon to celebrate the RNA’s fiftieth anniversary year.

Here’s the cover of Jan’s book.

Secrets and scandal in Regency Newmarket: When Kit Kydd rescues actress Susanna Fair from disreputable Rafe Warwick, he proposes a feigned engagement to suit them both. But problems multiply when Susanna’s past beckons, her theatre company needs her, and Rafe reappears. Not a good time to fall in love, really.
Read more on Jan’s website www.jan-jones.co.uk/fair-deception.html



And here is The Notorious Mr Hurst.
Wealthy, eligible, beautiful - Lady Maude Templeton can have any man in Society. But she wants to marry for love - and the man of her dreams is sexy, talented, intelligent - and impossibly ineligible. What is more, he doesn’t believe in love.
Making theatre owner Eden Hurst realise he needs love, and her, seems hopeless - but when she puts her mind to it Lady Maude can be quite as shocking as any of her Ravenhurst friends.
Read more at http://www.louiseallenregency.co.uk/



Louise Allen

9 comments:

Melinda Hammond said...

Oh congratulations, Louise, and to Jan, too. So wonderful to have two historicals in the shortlist! Looking forward to the lunch, which promises to be a realy glittering occasion!

Jan Jones said...

Thanks for including me on the post, Louise and thank you for my share of the congratulations, Melinda. It's a strong list and I'm thrilled to be in Louise's company on it.

The Awards Luncheon is going to be fantastic!

Caroline Storer said...

I read the shortlist on Nina's (Harrington) blog this morning! So I'm now popping over here to wish you both (Louise and Jan)the best of luck! How exciting for you both. Take care. Caroline x

kate tremayne said...

Congratulations Louise and to Jan, who has been a great supporter to our blog. Good luck to you both. It would be terrific if an historical won. Have great fun at the lunch.

Nicola Cornick said...

Congratulations, Louise and Jan! Both books are fabulous reads. Like Melinda I am thrilled at such a strong showing for historicals on the shortlist. Such richly-deserved recognition for the two of your as well!

Heather Snow said...

Congratulations all around, and best of luck!

Louise Allen said...

Thank you all for your kind good wishes!

Jane Jackson said...

Many congratulations, Louise and Jan. Echoing Kate and Nicola, it would be fantastic if a historical won. Enjoy a little bask - you're worth it!

Monica Fairview said...

Congratulations, Louise and Jan. You deserve it, of course. I can't wait to see you win...