Friday, August 20, 2010

Convincing Leopold - Coming Soon

Earlier this week, I mentioned some upcoming news that I promised to share later this week. Well, later this week has arrived *g*

Convincing Leopold, the sequel to Convincing Arthur, has been contracted by Loose Id! Release date is TBD, as I haven't written the book yet. My deadline to finish the book is mid-November (yes, and that's my 10th-20th definition of 'mid'), so it won't release until early 2011.

A couple weeks ago, Arthur and Leopold snagged my attention. I had planned to start writing their sequel toward the end of 2010, but I changed my mind and moved them up the to-write list. I outlined the sequel, then wrote a synopsis and sent it off to Loose Id. While on vacation, the email stalking paid off and I got 'the email'. One of those really, really lovely ones that include a contract offer.

Last night and tonight I worked on the blurb, so I'll share it. It's not the final-final one, but it's what I'll turn in.

Mr. Leopold Thornton finally has the man he’s loved for a decade, yet he can’t believe his good fortune. A reformed rake and a conservative solicitor? Leopold tries to hold firm to his belief Arthur will someday love him, yet Arthur’s spending more time at the office, and the handsome new secretary doesn’t help matters. Desperate not to lose Arthur, Leopold does the only thing he can think of – use pleasure to keep him. After all, sex is all he can offer Arthur, isn’t it?

Mr. Arthur Barrington truly wants their relationship to work. Sinfully beautiful, without a single inhibition in the bedroom and devoted to him, Leopold’s the opposite of Arthur’s former staid lover. When they first arrived in London, everything was perfect. Yet lately, all Leopold wants is to have sex – in the study, in the carriage, and at his office, no less. Juggling demanding clients and a demanding lover leaves Arthur exhausted. Something’s got to give.

For Arthur, the choice is simple…once he realizes he needs to make it. What’s not simple is convincing Leopold he loves him. All of him and not just his body. For Leopold’s disappeared from London, and Arthur hasn’t a clue where to find him.

My thanks goes out to Eyre for the cookies at the top of the post - I snagged them from her blog. What can I say? She's got yummy cookies. :)

Well, now I'm off to finish up Bound Forever. Yeah...I'm gonna miss my mid-month deadline, but only by a couple days. After being gone on vacation last week, the EDJ has been...beyond hectic. Since I'm working on a pivotal chapter in the book, I felt Ollie and Vincent deserved my full attention. So I'm going to finish it this weekend. Promise. The guys will be well and truly smexed up by Monday and in my editor's hands.


  1. Oh, congrats! Definitely something to look forward to.

  2. Congrats on the new contract!!

  3. Yes and it's going to be fabulous of course.

  4. Looking forward to them all!

    Sherry F (from the Midwest)

  5. Oh yummy... both the picture and CL! I can't wait to see the boys again! :) Congrats on the contract, Ava.

  6. Thanks, Shawn, Sherry F, Em, Stephani & Eyre :)

  7. Aww, poor Arthur all worn out and exhausted. Life is hard man. hehe. I am so glad you are writing Convincing Leopold. I can't wait!!!

  8. Hey FV! A hot boyfriend and lots of smexin'...yeah, Arthur's life is real hard. LOL

  9. Congrats, Ava!! I'm looking forward to reading it :D

  10. Congrats, Ava! Don't you just love those lovely contract emails? CL sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. :) Good luck on the writing this weekend too.