Monday, August 11, 2014

Goodreads Giveaway!

     
Goodreads Giveaway!

I'm giving away five signed copies of my October release, THE EARL'S PREGNANT BRIDE over on Goodreads.  Click either of the links here to enter.

Good luck!

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Cover and Back Cover Copy The Earl's Pregnant Bride, an October 2014 Release

I love this cover, even though the hero really looks nothing like the hero of the book.





























Here's the back cover copy:

THE STICK TURNED (ROYAL) BLUE…

And now the princess is in a pickle. Because the night that Genevra Bravo-Calabretti and the new Earl of Hartmore, Rafael DeValery, turned to each other, it was for comfort upon the death of his brother—the man who was about to propose to Genny. It was not supposed to change their lives forever.

But it had. For Rafe, it cemented his awareness that he'd been in love with Genevra since forever. And for Genny, it made her realize that Rafe was not the second-chance brother, but the one who'd held her heart all along…now all she had to do was convince him of that. Hopefully before the new heir(ess?) to the estate arrived…



(#)
And what does Rafe actually look like, you might ask?

A cross between Jason Momoa: 

And Joe Manganiello: 

And yes, he's an English earl.  I know, he doesn't look very English.  That's because there are secrets in the story.  Deep, closely-held family secrets....

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cover and Back Cover Copy July Release

Yes, it is hunky former villain, Nate Crawford claiming this cover all for himself.  What I like:  Nate wants to make good after all his past bad behavior.  I love the expression here, like he's looking into the future and promises to be a better man.

And so he will.

This is the launch book for Harlequin's 20-year celebration of Montana Mavericks.  Yep.  You heard right.  20 full years of MM deliciousness!

And the back cover copy reads:

RUST CREEK RAMBLINGS 

Finding true love: priceless 

People say that the odds of finding your perfect partner are rather like the odds of hitting the lottery: slim to none. It's hard to believe, faithful readers, but Nate Crawford may just have accomplished both. We have the scoop on Rust Creek Falls' best-kept secret: our former mayoral candidate is now a very wealthy man! Yet he is going out of his way to make sure no one finds out. The question is, why? 

Insiders whisper that Nate is also keeping another secret from his new girlfriend, nurse Callie Kennedy—a big one—and it could be a game changer. Place your bets, dear readers! What will she do when she learns her "regular guy" boyfriend is really a maverick millionaire?

Montana Mavericks:

Twenty years in the saddle!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Great Review of The Prince's Cinderella Bride



“Prince Maximilian Bravo-Calabretti’s marriage was a lie, even though he allowed the world to think otherwise. A true-hearted, sexy former nanny might  just test his vow to never marry again. Lani Vasquez’s first love ended in disaster, which is why she’s never walking down the aisle.  But a handsome and honorable widowed prince may change her mind.  Rimmer’s latest Bravo Royales romance is set amid fictional opulence, rich with tradition, secrets and tragedies.  The author handles it all eloquently with a commanding and expressive narrative.  Her couple overcomes major emotional hurdles through sympathy, empathy and a healthy dose of humor as evidenced by their everyday interatcts and lustful, lively love-play.”
                                                          --Debbie Haupt, RT BookReviews, 4 ½ Stars!


Friday, January 31, 2014

Cover Reveal: The Prince's Cinderella Bride

This is my May 2014 release.  Back cover copy next post down.

This didn't work for me at first.  The people look nothing like what I pictured.  Nothing.

That said, it's growing on me more and more. I put it up on Facebook--and everyone loved it.  So hey.  What do I know? ;)  Also, it has a certain tender quality that  I do like.

For fun, below are the images I sent the art department to show what Max and Lani look like:....Henry Cavill.  Yes!
And Danna Garcia for Lani

Ah, well....
Very cool thing:  I now get NYT Bestseller Billing.  Yay!
What do you think?



Friday, December 27, 2013

What's New for 2014?

Happy New Year, everyone!

This year, I'll have four books coming out, all from Harlequin Special Edition.  I'll be winding up the Bravo Royales series and starting out The Bravos of Justice Creek series, featuring a whole new branch of the Bravo family.

First off, in May 2014, look for THE PRINCE'S CINDERELLA BRIDE.  This is Max's story. He's the oldest of the Bravo-Calabretti siblings and the heir to his mother's throne.  I have back cover copy for this one:

                             
                                         From Texas nanny…to palace princess! 

It should never have happened—the night of forbidden magic that turned Lani Vasquez and Prince Maximilian Bravo-Calabretti into lovers. After all, Lani knew all too well that an affair between a lowly nanny and the heir to the throne could only end in heartbreak—her own. Which was why she had to end it before she lost her herself completely… 

His New Year's Eve with Lani had rocked Max's world—and now the Texas beauty wanted to be just friends? The single father had sworn he'd never marry again, but Lani had charmed his children and awakened his guarded heart. Will the prince catch his Cinderella before the clock strikes midnight?


Then in July, I'll be launching the 20-year anniversary of Harlequin's Montana Mavericks series with MILLION-DOLLAR MAVERICK.  In this one, I get to take the villain of last year, Nathan Crawford, and turn him into a hero.  It was a tough job, but somebody had to do it.  Nate has a tragic past and a lot to make up for and his heroine, Callie Kennedy, is just the woman to help him with that.

And in October watch for THE EARL'S PREGNANT BRIDE.  I like to think of that one as my Downton Abbey Bravo Royale story.

Finally, in December, Aurora, the last of the Bravo Royales, gets together with the new branch of the family, The Bravos of Justice Creek, in A BRAVO CHRISTMAS WEDDING.  Aurora comes to be the maid honor for a Colorado Bravo cousin--and gets in deep and fast with mountain man, Walker McKellan.

All around, a fun year, I think.  I'll be posting everything you could want to know about these upcoming releases as information comes in at my website, ChristineRimmer.com

I hope this message finds you well and happy and surrounded by the ones you love.  May your New Year be filled with love, laughter--and great books!

Got special plans for New Years?  Leave a comment here before January 2--and I'll draw a winner from the comments for a $10 Amazon gift card!  Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Almost Autumn....

I can just feel fall in the air about now.  We get the sun peeking through the clouds now and then, but it's generally grayer than sunny here in the Pacific Northwest.

At left, a little vase of sunflowers to remind you that summer isn't that far gone.

Here in my office, I'm well into my current series for Harlequin Special Edition, the Bravo Royales, about the princely branch of the Bravo family.  Nine stories in all in this group.  Holiday Royale  --cover at right, top--will be book six in the series.

I've already written book seven, which is the story of Maximilian Bravo-Calabretti, the heir to the throne of fictional Montedoro, first-born of the Bravo Royales  After that, two more and I'm on to the next branch of the Bravo family, the children of Franklin Bravo.

I've just finished putting together my material to take with me to plot group for a few days in October.  We'll be brainstorming the newest group of Bravo stories.  Working title for this series is The Bravos of Justice Creek.

In publishing, the author is always way ahead of the release schedule.  I'm already planning the next series and half of the Bravo Royales have yet to come out.

Notice the new cover style on both How to Marry a Princess and Holiday Royale--more mainstream-looking, without the usual blue half-frame Special Edition has been known for.  Do you like it?  Or do you prefer the older style?

Hope this blog finds you well and happy--and that you're enjoying cooler days and getting lots of reading done.