Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A beautiful Georgian romance gets its cover ...

The Cover Factory speaks ...

If you've been following the releasing of our first stunning romance covers over the past 24 hours, you'll probably be too shocked and in awe to be reading this.

But if you're still able to to click a link, you can find out how Cover Factory guru Chris Hamilton-Emery went about selecting our luscious new cover images over on the Salt Publishing blog.

Poor Chris. Poring over half-naked women all day ...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

November Newsletter: Coming Soon!

The November Newsletter will be on its way out soon, with tons of exciting news from Embrace and the usual cluster of fun and interesting feature items, like tips on writing romance and our regular Love Letter feature.

Apologies to those who missed our earlier newsletters. We were thinking of changing the way the newsletter is presented, but in the end decided to keep the standard style for now.

Come our mega-launch in the New Year, a whole barrage of fabulous new Embrace features are due to appear, including a brand-new website, a chat forum, an email group for readers to meet writers - and a revamped newsletter that will launch along with our first 8-10 titles.

A busy time, then, in the run-up to Christmas. But so exciting!

Do look out for the November Newsletter, which should drop into your inboxes in the next ten days. So better put Embrace Books on your Not Spam list, just in case, and if you're not already a subscriber, the link to be added to our email list is in the right-hand sidebar here.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fashion and Fantasy

Embrace Red Velvet authors Sally Clements and Judy Jarvie both love a challenge.

So when world famous fashion photographer Benjamin Kanarek recently urged writers to send him short fairytales via his famous fashion blog, they had to participate. The idea was to celebrate his fairytale inspired 'Tale of the Unexpected' images for Harper's BAZAAR Hong-Kong.

Their short tales were selected by Benjamin to accompany his wonderful images. You can read more about the story here – why not see Benjamin's magical photographs for yourself?