I’m thrilled to announce that in honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ve combined two of my most romantic novels into a single volume, The Harrison Duet, at a special introductory price. That’s two books in one—Songbird and Propositions, books which Christina Boyd of Austenprose gave five stars and said kept her “turning pages well into the wee hours of the morning.” The Harrison Duet is available now for download for Kindle and Nook (promo price ends Feb. 26) and the print edition will soon follow. As a bonus, the book also includes my short story, “Jane Austen’s Nightmare.”
THE HARRISON DUET holds a special place in my heart, because the stories are very personal. The heroes and heroines experience whirlwind courtships, just as my husband and I did when we first met and fell in love.
When radio deejay Desiree Germain embarks on a passionate love affair with wealthy entrepreneur Kyle Harrison, it plays havoc with the life she has struggled so hard to control. Can Kyle convince Desiree to risk her heart and her career for love?
“I loved it! A beautifully written, almost lyrically told story about two people overcoming their fears and the profound love they share.” —The Book Hookup
“Provocative, sultry romance! Songbird hits all the right notes…Syrie James’s realistic characterization of two strong personalities kept me turning pages well into the wee hours of the morning.” —Christina Boyd, Austenprose
Read an excerpt here.
Advertising artist Kelli Ann Harrison can’t resist teaming up with ingenious Grant Pembroke to create an ad campaign for a casino account in beautiful, wintry Lake Tahoe, but a high-voltage charge sizzles between them. Can business and pleasure mix? Can a whirlwind love affair last forever?
“I loved, loved, loved this perfectly crafted, lush love story…This poignant, steamy romance will have you believing there can be love at first sight. 5 stars!” —Christina Boyd, Austenprose
Read an excerpt here.
BONUS MATERIAL: JANE AUSTEN’S NIGHTMARE
This short story, originally published in the anthology Jane Austen Made Me Do It, is a first person narrative by Austen herself. She recounts a dream in which she unexpectedly meets some of her own characters—many of whom have a few choice words for her about how she portrayed them.
“A clever story which asks the question, what would happen if Jane Austen met her literary creations?…This story just proves why Syrie James is one of my favorite authors.” —For the Love of Austen
“It is only fitting that the collection begins with the woman who started my journey onward into the world of Jane Austen and subsequent retellings and inspired novels, Syrie James with ‘Jane Austen’s Nightmare.’… From characters perceived as too perfect to those with a great number of flaws, Austen meets them all in her nightmare set in Bath.” —Savvy Verse and Wit
Comment below to WIN a free copy of The Harrison Duet
My excerpt from SONGBIRD is a snippet from Kyle and Desiree’s first date. What was your most memorable and romantic meal, and who did you share it with? We’d love to hear! Or tell us what intrigues you about The Harrison Duet. I’m giving away one free Kindle or Nook edition to a lucky commenter. The contest is open until 11:59 pm PT, February 20, 2014. U.S. Residents only.
Post a review to WIN an ARC of Jane Austen’s First Love
Post a review of The Harrison Duet, Songbird, or Propositions on Amazon.com, bn.com, or goodreads.com, email me to say you posted at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you’ll be entered in a contest to win one of several free advance copies of my next book, JANE AUSTEN’S FIRST LOVE. For every review posted you receive an additional chance to win. The novel is due out from Berkley, a division of Penguin, on August 5, 2014. Reviews must be posted by April 15. U.S. Residents only. Thanks so much for your support!