Sunday, 13 April 2008

Fair Deception - taken!!!

Yippee! Yahoo! O frabjous day!

Not quite enough words to do justice to my excitement, but you get the general idea.

Here it is, then. The announcement .......................

I've sold my Regency novel Fair Deception to Robert Hale Ltd !!!

As the novel opens, Susanna Fair is employed as an actress at the Sans Pareil theatre in the Strand, London. (Print courtesy of the Arthur Lloyd website).

Susanna is being opportuned (I just love Regency-speak) by the Dishonourable Rafe Warwick. Fortunately, heroic devil-may-care Kit Kydd is at hand...

Don't know yet when the book will be out, but you can read the first chapter on my website.


Kate Walker said...

Congratulations, Jan love! Great news. I will enjoy celebrating with you in July



Kate Hardy said...

Yes, yes, YES!!!!!!!!

I am so pleased for you, Jan. (And I was nearly bursting, keeping this quiet when I wanted to cheer from the rooftops.)


I'll have my copy on pre-order the minute Hale's catalogue hits the bookshops :o) (Oh, and you have to have a celebratory lunch with me and sign it...)

liz fenwick said...


Jan Jones said...

Thank you, all!

V excited, as you can imagine, and I'm now reworking the first one in case they'd like that too.

liz fenwick said...

Is that they one I loved with the horses???

Jan Jones said...

Ah, no, sorry, Liz. It's the prequel.

The one with the horses will be third (she says, crossing fingers)

liz fenwick said...

Crossing mine too!

Liz Fielding said...

Jan! That is such great news. I'm so delighted for you.


Jan Jones said...

Thanks, Liz. I'm pretty thrilled myself :)

Nicola Slade said...

I'm chuffed to bits for you, Jan and for myself too, what with having a Hale book of my own coming out soon.
Smug smirks all round, not to mention champagne.


Debs said...

Sorry I'm so late to read this and say many, many congratulations to you.

I can't wait to read it.


Jan Jones said...

Bless you, Debs. Thank you!

Margaret Evans Porter said...

Popping in from across the Pond to offer hearty congratulations on your sale!
We met (briefly) at the RNA Summer Party 3 years ago, when you received the Hessayon award. I believe you were the person taking reservations (and receiving cheques!)
Sharing in your joy--

Jan Jones said...

How lovely to hear from you, Margaret!

Thank you very much - and yes, that was indeed me at the party taking the reservations and checking off the tickets.

Hope you are well.