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Sensual Liaisons Released Today

It was my desire to create an anthology incorporating books 2, 3, and 4 of “The Sword and the Rose” Series as it would be the only way I could get these three e-books into a print version.

Thanks to Luminosity Publishing who not only brought my books to life, they also made my little dream come true.

As of today, Sensual Liaisons: The Sword and the Rose Collection is available on major distribution sites, such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The buy links are as follows:

https://www.amazon.com/Sensual-Liaisons-Sword-Rose-Collection/dp/1544976666/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1492249253&sr=8-2&keywords=sensual+Liaisons

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sensual-liaisons-louise-roberts/1126235521?ean=9781544976662

I hope my followers will purchase a copy and that you will enjoy the stories if you haven’t already read them as e-books.

If you can review the book and individual stories it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and regards

Louise

PS. I would like to wish everyone a very Happy and safe Easter xx

 

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Introducing Sensual Liaisons: The Sword and the Rose Collection

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Cover Art by Dusktildawn Designs and Luminosity Publishing

Original Artwork is the Copyright of Dawné Dominique

I’m pleased to introduce Sensual Liaisons: The Sword and the Rose Collection which is to be a paperback consisting of books 2, 3, and 4 of The Sword and the Rose Series.

So that these three great e-books can be available in print, Luminosity Publishing has incorporated them into a paperback.

The book is due for release on 15th April 2017 and can be purchased through the usual distributor channels such as Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, and Luminosity Publishing’s own website.

Although there had been plans for three more books in the series it was decided that it was time to end the Spanish 17th century saga after book 4.

 

I will now concentrate on my “Romance in War” series comprising of different stories set during World War II.

Book 1 – Letter from a Stranger is set in London during the Blitz was published by Luminosity Publishing in June 2015 and is available on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble.

Book 2 – Dragoon Serenade is set in the south of France during the three weeks leading up to the Allied invasion of Operation Dragoon on 15th August 1944. Although this book is completed it is currently awaiting publication.

Book 3 – Balor’s Landing is set on the tiny island of Toraigh [Tory] off the Irish coast of county Donegal starting in September 1944. This book is my current work in progress, with four more books planned after this one.

In addition I am considering starting other adventures with new characters set during the 18th century but at this stage I won’t give anything away as to where and when those characters will emerge.

Regards

Louise

Lady of Seville – Three Year Worldwide Publishing Contract Signed

What a great way to start 2017…

I have today signed a three-year worldwide publishing contract with Luminosity Publishing for Book 4 in the Sword and the Rose Series – Lady of Seville.

The projected release date is set for March 2017.

The book will be released in a paperback version the following month in conjunction with books 2 and 3 of the series.

I had planned at least three more books in this series over the next two years, but I have since decided to defer these for some time in the future.

Although I will miss the characters I have grown to love, I feel the time has come to leave them alone for a while and move on to another time and location in history.

Meanwhile though I am ecstatic that Luminosity Publishing has confidence in me and my writings, and I look forward to our continuing association.

Finally, I would like to thank Dawné Dominique at Dusktildawn Designs for creating yet another masterpiece for me. The cover for “Lady of Seville” is gorgeous and describes the storyline beautifully.

Kindest Regards

Louise

Embrace Amidst Orange Blossoms – Released

Embrace Amidst Orange Blossoms – was released today 19th October 2016 by Luminosity Publishing as an e-book.

The good news is, that even before this happened the book managed to score the #1 Best Seller and Highest Historical Romance Rating at the ARe Book Distributor website:

best-selling-romance

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-embraceamidstorangeblossoms-2153229-162.html

Needlesstosay I am over the moon.

Hopefully this is a turning point of better things to come :o)

“Passionate Harvest” comes out next month on the 21st, and Book 4 is beginning to take shape.

The Highest Rating certainly is a shot in the arm and a great inspiration to my writing career.

Best Wishes… and Happy Reading!!

Louise

Two More Contracts…

With The Sword and the Rose Book 1 released eight days ago as an e-book, Luminosity Publishing provided me with two new three-year worldwide publishing contracts for books 2 and 3 of The Sword and the Rose series.

Embrace Amidst Orange Blossoms is scheduled for release as an e-book in October 2016, and in November this year Passionate Harvest is to be also released as an e-book.

As books have to be greater than 35,000 words to appear in paperback, and books 2 and 3 are under this threshold, Luminosity Publishing has agreed to combine both books under one cover to enable the stories to be available in print.

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(All cover art copyright © 2016 by Dusktildawn Designs) –

(Cover designs by Dawné Dominique)

Meanwhile I have begun writing book 4 – Lady of Seville, and today I drafted out the plan for book 5. Although I have thought of a title for the latter I’m not going to announce it just yet as this might change.

There will be at least two more books after these in the series, but whether I’ll stop and move on to something else will depend on how popular The Sword and the Rose series becomes.

I will let you know as soon as I am given the dates of the print versions for books 1 to 3.

Regards

Louise

 

Another Masterpiece by Dawné….

I recently asked Dawné Dominique of Dusktildawn Designs to create a cover for the third book in The Sword and the Rose Series. Although the novella has only recently been completed and has yet to be submitted to a publisher I always feel that having a cover ready, or an idea for a cover, gives me encouragement to move on to my next project. Equally, it is hoped, that such display of enthusiasm allows potential publishers confidence in my commitment to my stories.

I have always been delighted with Dawné’s work but what she came up with this time just blew me away:

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Passionate Harvest is a 27,000 word Historical Romance Novella

[The Sword in the Rose Series – Book 3]

Copyright © Louise Roberts 2016

Manuscript completed available for publication

Cover design by Dawné Dominique

All cover art © 2016 by Dusktildawn Designs

http://www.dusktildawndesigns.com/)

It is April 1622 and Magdalena Lorca is newly arrived at the Villa Sant’ Angelo in eastern Spain. She is maid and chaperon to Senorita Elena de Cellorigo-Borja who has travelled from Seville to meet her Valencian family.

As Magdalena is integrated into the household staff she gradually gets to familiarise with the surroundings. The Estates located near the village of Cullera are extensive and boast formidable orchards of citrus and stone fruits, but the family’s pride is their vineyards.

When Magdalena meets the wine-master, Joquim Alvares, for the first time their mutual attraction is immediate and develops into a strong friendship.

But will Elena’s impetuousness and selfish attitude towards her maid servant threaten to jeopardise any chance of romance for the young woman?

The only hope Joquim and Magdalena have will depend on whether Elena’s change in circumstance causes her to mellow when she in turn is courted by the Estate’s heir.

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Book 1: The Sword and the Rose is a 124,600 word Historical Saga with romantic elements that was first published by Secret Cravings Publishing USA in 2014. Sadly just twelve months later publishing rights were restored to me when SCP closed its doors.

As I adored the cover Dawné had designed I asked to buy it, as well as the cover for book 2:

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Book 1                              Book 2

Happily thanks to Kate Miles at Luminosity Publishing, UK, The Sword and the Rose is to be given a second chance when in May 2016 I was offered a three-year worldwide publishing contract which, of course, I accepted. The icing on the cake is that as Kate loved the cover as much as I did she agreed to release the book using that cover. The Sword and the Rose is to be released on 20th August 2016 (my birthday – what a great gift).

You’ll initially be able to obtain the book on Luminosity’s website at http://luminositypublishing.com/ and then on the usual popular book distributors.

Buy links will be added to the blog page of The Sword and the Rose as they become available.

Whether books 2 and 3 will also get published this year we’ll just have to wait and see….

Regards

Louise