With: Carole Mortimer
Carole Mortimer has written over 200 books in contemporary romance, Regency, and her own hot romantic suspense series, Alpha. She is Recipient of the 2015 Romance Writers of America Nora Robert’s Lifetime Achievement Award, 2014 Romantic Times Pioneer or Romance, and in 2012 was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II for her ‘outstanding service to literature’. She is very happily married to Peter, they have 6 sons, and live on the beautiful Isle of Man.
July is such an exciting month for me!
On July 15th Shadow Alpha, my 200th book, became available in trade paperback as well as ebook, for those readers who don’t own an ereader or who have asked me to publish a physical copy of my 200th book for their ‘keeper shelf’.
July 24th sees the release of Renegade Alpha, the 5th book in my bestselling ALPHA series, which I introduced in November 2014, with the release of the novella Christmas Alpha. I have been overwhelmed by readers’ response to this romantic suspense series. All five books, so far released in the series, are currently all in Kindle Top 100 Bestseller lists. I absolutely love writing the ALPHA books, and Lijah Smith, the hero of Renegade Alpha, is a particular favourite of mine. He’s really hot!
The pre-order for Warrior Alpha, the 6th book in the series, to be released October 4th, will also be available on July 20th.
In just a couple more days till I fly to New York to attend the Romance Writers of America Conference—and I still have to write an acceptance speech! The RWA are very kindly presenting me with the Nora Roberts’ Lifetime Achievement Award on July 25th, at the awards ceremony on the Saturday evening of the conference. This is such an honor for me, the highlight of my 37 years as an author.
Even more exciting, my whole family are joining me in New York on July 25th, and arrive in time to be able to attend the RWA awards ceremony. Then we’re all going to have a wonderful week’s holiday together in New York, one of my favorite cities in the world. We’re also going to celebrate my birthday while we’re there. It isn’t till August 5th, but who can resist celebrating in New York, so wonderful they named it twice? I certainly can’t!
Also this month my cover design lady and I have been putting our heads together and coming up with some spectacular designs for the covers for my new Regency novella series. The pre-order for the first novella will be available early September this year, with a release date of November 4th. I am so excited about this new Regency series. It will be published alternate months with my Alpha series during 2016.
Am I still enjoying Indie publishing? I think the publication of this second series speaks for itself. I love it!
Have a great July!
Lijah Smith was known as The Renegade during his years in the army, and even though he no longer serves that hasn’t changed; he’s still a renegade, believes rules were made for other people, not him. He’s also hard, ruthless, with a body of tempered steel, and when beautiful Callie Morgan tells him the reason she needs his help he becomes the deadly assassin that he was trained to be.
But Lijah has a secret, one that only a handful of people know, and Callie isn’t one of them.
Callie came to Grayson Security looking for the men who served under her father, Major Peter Morgan, knowing that if anyone can help her find him, they can. She expected to speak with the owner of Grayson Security, instead she meets Lijah Smith, a man as deadly as he is overpoweringly attractive.
But there’s something Callie isn’t telling Lijah, something that could get them both killed.
The sexual attraction between the two of them is raw and primal, and impossible for either of them to ignore. But can that attraction overcome the secrets they’re both hiding, and will they find Callie’s father before it’s too late?
Author’s Note: The stories in the ALPHA series have sexier situations and stronger language than my other books.