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::January 2014


Happy New Year! I hope 2014 is a wonderful year for you all.

First up, I've got something lovely to share with you, the beautiful cover from Grand Central Publishing for the third book in the Sons of Sin series, WHAT A DUKE DARES.  Isn't that red delicious? Here's the blurb:

A REPUTATION AT RISK…
What woman in her right mind would say no to marrying the dashing Duke of Sedgemoor? Miss Penelope Thorne, that's who. She's known Camden Rothermere since they were children - and she also knows she'd bring nothing but scandal to his name.

Cam can hardly believe Penelope turned down his proposal. But if she wants to run off to the Continent and set the rumor mill ablaze, he can't stop her. Then her brother's dying request sends him to bring home the one woman he thought he'd finally gotten over.

The only way they'll both get back to London without their reputations in tatters is to pretend they're married during the journey. That means kissing like they mean it and even sharing a bed - until it becomes hard to tell where the game ends and true desire begins...


WHAT A DUKE DARES is available in North America in both print and digital on 26th August 2014. When I know the release dates for Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain, I'll let you know. 

You can preorder from Amazon and the Book Depository.

Some advance warning on two workshops I'm running in February.

Writing Sizzle
When: 10:30am to 12:00pm, Tuesday, 11th February
Where: Redcliffe Library, 476 Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe
Cost: Free
Every great romance novel, whether sweet as fairy floss or hot as red chilli peppers, needs the sizzle of sexual tension. Join multi award-winning author Anna Campbell as she helps you put the tssss into your love story. Anna will show you how to use the senses in your writing and how to write compelling love scenes. You will learn a range of techniques to make the most of sensual and emotional possibilities, however hot you write.
Bookings essential: (07) 3283 0311   


Developing Your Writing Practice
When: 10:30am to 4:30pm, Saturday 15th February
Where: QWC Offices, Level 2, State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Brisbane
Cost: Full Price $160/Concession $144/QWC Members $110/QWC Member Concessions $99
Details: Are you a passionate writer looking to give some structure to your writing habits? Join Anna Campbell as she helps you discover and explore the discipline of daily writing, touching on different approaches, ways to get started and methods for going the distance.
Bookings essential: at the QWC website

Don't miss out on a new book from one of my favorite authors, Christina Brooke, which is out this month. THE GREATEST LOVER EVER sounds absolutely delicious and if you're in the wintry Northern Hemisphere, it might warm up a cold night or two.

Another book to watch out for is bestselling author Kandy Shepherd's first release for Harlequin, THE SUMMER THEY NEVER FORGOT. This one sounds like so much fun. I do love a good reunion story.    

I've got a new contest this month, another chance for three people to win their choice from my backlist (my last contest was so popular, I decided to do it all over again). My Favorite Things this month is a tribute to the late Peter O'Toole who sadly passed away just before Christmas.
:: Saturday, 1st February
I'm doing a love letter blog with billets doux from Richard and Genevieve on Ramblings From This Chick. Giveaways.

:: Monday, 3rd February
Vanessa Kelly is my guest on the Romance Bandits Giveaways

:: Monday, 10th February
it's my regular spot on the Romance Bandits where I'll be talking about writers in movies

:: Tuesday, 11th February
it's my regular spot on Tote Bags 'n' Blogs/

:: Thursday, 20th February
Shana Galen is my guest on the Romance Bandits Giveaways!

:: Monday, 24th February
I'm reviewing some recent Harlequin romances I've enjoyed over on the Romance Dish
::February 2014


Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! May romance flourish for you all year round! As befits the romantic month of the year, lots going on, so grab a cup of tea!

First up, if you live in the UK, I have a local release. So many of you have contacted me over the years asking about e-book availability in Great Britain and because I didn't have a publisher there, I had to return the disappointing answer that I hoped I'd have something out for you one day. Well, one day has come. On 21st February, Mills and Boon are releasing SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE'S BED (isn't that cover glorious?) in both print and digital formats. Watch out for A RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS on 20th June, with WHAT A DUKE DARES to follow.

If you live in South-East Queensland, I'm doing a couple of workshops in February and I'd love to see you.

Writing Sizzle
When: 10:30am to 12:00pm, Tuesday, 11th February
Where: Redcliffe Library, 476 Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe
Cost: Free
Details: Every great romance novel, whether sweet as fairy floss or hot as red chilli peppers, needs the sizzle of sexual tension. Join multi award-winning author Anna Campbell as she helps you put the tssss into your love story. Anna will show you how to use the senses in your writing and how to write compelling love scenes. You will learn a range of techniques to make the most of sensual and emotional possibilities, however hot you write.
Bookings essential: (07) 3283 0311 or the website

Developing Your Writing Practice
When: 10:30am to 4:30pm, Saturday 15th February
Where: QWC Offices, Level 2, State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Brisbane
Cost: Full Price $160/Concession $144/QWC Members $110/QWC Member Concessions $99
Details: Are you a passionate writer looking to give some structure to your writing habits? Join Anna Campbell as she helps you discover and explore the discipline of daily writing, touching on different approaches, ways to get started and methods for going the distance.
Bookings essential: on the QWC website


The Australian Romance Readers Association have released their nominations for their favorite books and authors of 2013 and I'm delighted that A RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS and I are up for a few gongs:
  • Favorite Historical Romance (A RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS)
  • Favorite Continuing Romance Series (Sons of Sin)
  • Sexiest Hero (Sir Richard Harmsworth from A RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS)
  • Favorite Australian Romance Author

You can see the complete list of finalists here. Winners will be announced at the ARRA dinner at Cello's Restaurant in Sydney on 22nd March and this year, I'll be attending. Can't wait. At the date of writing this, there are still a few tickets left if you're interested in a great night celebrating romance fiction. Details here.

In more good news, local bookseller extraordinaire, Booktopia, ran their annual poll to discover Australia's top 50 favorite novelists. I'm delighted to say that I came in at number 46 - not too shabby! You can see the list here.

Make sure you enter my current website contest where THREE people get their choice from my backlist. My Favorite Things this month talks about the TV adaptations of Agatha Christie's Poirot books.
::Tuesday, 7th January
debut author Julie Brannagh is my guest on the Romance Bandits where she'll be talking about her new release BLITZING EMILY

::Friday, 10th January
I'm talking about writers in movies over on the Romance Bandits

::Saturday, 11th January
it's my regular spot on Tote Bags 'n' Blogs/

::Tuesday, 16th January
my dear friend Kandy Shepherd is my guest on the Romance Bandits where she'll be talking about her first book for Harlequin, THE SUMMER THEY NEVER FORGOT

::Friday, 24th January
I'm reviewing NORTHERN LIGHTS by Nora Roberts on the Romance Dish
:: March 2014


Can you believe it's March already? This year is already going so fast!

Firstly, I've got something new on the site for your reading pleasure this month. As part of the Ramblings from this Chick Valentine's Day event, I wrote two love letters from Richard and Genevieve. As a result of numerous requests from people who saw them there, I've now included them on A RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS's book page. As you read the letters, you might pick up a hint or two about the fourth book in my Sons of Sin series, Lord Leath's story, which will be out in 2015.

Every year Romance Writers of Australia holds a favorite cover contest and I'm delighted to report that the gorgeous pink cover from DAYS OF RAKES AND ROSES, my novella from Grand Central Forever, has tied as the best shorter fiction cover. You can see all the winners here.

A couple of nice reviews of RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS to report this month. Firstly Renee at Addict of Romance called it "beautifully done." Maria over at Austen Student said this was "some of the best dialogue I have read" and she called the whole story "wonderfully romantic."

My Favorite Things this month talks about a few of my favorite knickknacks (suspect there's another one coming next month on a similar topic). And don't miss my new contest where I celebrate my first British release by giving one lucky reader the chance to win a personalized edition of the U.K. edition of SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE'S BED.
:: Monday, 3rd March
historical author Blythe Gifford is my guest on the Romance Bandits Giveaways!

:: Monday, 10th March
I'm doing a launch party for my U.K. edition of SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE'S BED on the Romance Bandits Giveaways

:: Tuesday, 11th March
it's my regular spot on Tote Bags 'n' Blogs/

:: Monday, 24th March
I'm on the Romance Dish with a review of some Harlequin romances I've recently enjoyed

::April 2014

I've had my head down on the fourth Sons of Sin book which features the Marquess of Leath who plays a major role in WHAT A DUKE DARES. This new story should be out in the first half of 2015 - keep an eye out here for updates on release dates.

Speaking of WHAT A DUKE DARES, I've got advance reader copies on the way, so make sure you check back next month and enter my May website contest to win one.

Over the next couple of months leading up to Duke's release in August, I'll also be doing flash giveaways on my Facebook page. If you'd like to follow me there, here's the link. And there will be at least one GoodReads giveaway. Here's the link to my page there.

While we're talking about the Sons of Sin books, A RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS (book 2) has finaled in the historical category of the 2013 Birmingham Southern Magic RWA Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. You can see a complete list of the finalists here.

Please check out the lovely review Maria at Austen Student gave my novella THESE HAUNTED HEARTS.  She called this story of love lost and found "hopeful and poignant." You can buy THESE HAUNTED HEARTS at Amazon and at Barnes and Noble.

There's a new article on the website this month for the writers among you. My piece on writing productivity, "The Games People Play", appeared in WQ, the magazine of the Queensland Writers Centre, last February in conjunction with the workshop on Writing Practice that I ran for them.

Have you entered my current website contest? I'm giving away one of the beautiful U.K. editions of SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE'S BED and the question is really easy. This month's My Favorite Things is a tribute to the late Elizabeth Peters and talks about her wonderful Amelia Peabody mysteries.
:: Thursday, 10th April
it's my regular spot on the Romance Bandits where I'll be talking about prologues in books and giving away an ARC of WHAT A DUKE DARES

:: Friday, 11th April
it's my regular spot on Tote Bags 'n' Blogs where I'm talking about some favorite music

:: Thursday, 24th April
I'm Dani's guest on Ramblings from This Chick where I'll be talking about my favorite romance couple and giving away a copy of the book I choose

:: Thursday, 24th April
It's my regular spot on the Romance Dish where I'm reviewing BATH TANGLE and LADY OF QUALITY by Georgette Heyer


I'd barely got home when I received a surprise phone call from Alyssa Day of Romance Writers of AmericaŽ to let me know that A RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS has finaled in the RITAŽ award. This is the romance Oscar so you can imagine how excited I was! Winners will be announced at the Romance Writers of AmericaŽ conference in San Antonio in July. You can see the complete list of finalists here.








May is Brenda Novak Auction for Diabetes month! This wonderful event has raised over $2 million for research into a cure for juvenile diabetes, a great cause. This year, from me, you can bid on:

All are available internationally and I cover postage and packing.









The Romance Bandits have some wonderful prizes on their page too.  I've contributed two books to the Romance Bandits basket, a signed copy of SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE'S BED and a signed ARC of WHAT A DUKE DARES.

More good news this month! Futami-Shobo in Japan have contracted to publish MIDNIGHT'S WILD PASSION and Epsilon Yayinevi have bought Turkish rights to SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE'S BED and A RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS.

I've received beautiful ARCs of my next release WHAT A DUKE DARES. There will be various opportunities to win an advance peek at Cam's story. Keep an eye on my Facebook page and on my blogs over the next few months - and make sure you enter my latest website contest where there are three chances to win.

On March 28th, there was a  lovely review of A RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS from Sarah Rex at the Sunshine Coast Daily: "Anna Campbell delivers another brilliantly written Regency romance with A RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS. Filled with secrets, seduction and a hero you are guaranteed to swoon over, this book will have you begging for more from the Coast-based writer."

Amy Alessio did a roundup of great Regency rakes on Romance University and mentioned A RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS calling it "an exciting battle of wills."

Anna at Martini Times Romance really liked SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE'S BED in a rave review which earned a golden olive (a book worth its weight in gold). "Anna Campbell has blown me away."

There was also a great review of one of my older titles, MY RECKLESS SURRENDER from Andra at Naughty Ninjas:  "Ms. Campbell has crafted a tale in which we live and breathe every emotional and physical craving of hero and heroine. MY RECKLESS SURRENDER enveloped me in an enthralling, subtle sensuality which, for someone who's partial to erotic romance, ticked absolutely every box. My first foray into the worlds created by Anna Campbell won't be my last."

Mills and Boon UK had a Kindle special in April on SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE'S BED and I'm delighted to say that as a result, Jonas and Sidonie raced up the Amazon bestseller lists, hitting number 1 in Regencies and historicals, and top 40 overall. Thanks so much to everyone who picked up my first Sons of Sin novel.

This month's My Favorite Things has some gorgeous photos of the glamorous 1920s fashions from the TV series MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES which were on display at Old Government House in Parramatta when I visited Sydney for ARRA. And make sure you enter my latest website contest where I'm giving three people the chance to win an advance copy of WHAT A DUKE DARES.

Harlequin author Michelle Douglas, St. Martins Press author Christina Brooke, and Harlequin author Victoria Purman.
:: May 2014

Lots of contest news this month!

At the end of March, I flew down to Sydney for the Australian Romance Readers Association Awards. I had a great weekend catching up with chums and living the high life. My lovely weekend was made even lovelier when my Sons of Sin series collected the favorite continuing romantic series award. Thank you so much to ARRA. It was a brilliant night. You can see all the winners here.
Harlequin author T.M. Clarke with me
Cristina Lee of Harlequin Australia with award winner Kelly Hunter.
A happy shot of award winner Helene Young, Christina Brooke, ARRA member Helen Sibbritt and me.
:: Monday, 5th May
I'm hosting the brilliant Annie West on the Romance Bandits. Annie's going to tell us all about her wonderful new novella BACK IN THE ITALIAN'S BED! Giveaways.

:: Saturday, 10th May
I'm talking about favorite comfort reads on the Romance Bandits

:: Sunday, 11th May
I'm talking about my stationery obsession on Tote Bags 'n' Blogs

:: Saturday, 24th May
I'm reviewing some recent sweeter reads that I've enjoyed over at the Romance Dish

:: Tuesday, 27th May
I'm hosting Aussie historical romance author Alison Stuart on the Romance Bandits. Alison will be talking about her new release LORD SOMERTON'S HEIR. Giveaways!
:: June 2014

This month, I'm delighted to offer you all an excerpt from WHAT A DUKE DARES, which is out on 26th August, from Grand Central Forever. I love this third Sons of Sin book and I hope you will too. You can read the lead-up to the first kiss (always one of my favorite scenes in a romance novel) here. I also have a release date for the Australian edition from HarperCollins. It's 25th August!

Isn't this cover for the U.K. edition of A RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS luscious? Love the green! Rake is out as a Mills and Boon special edition on 20th June. Here are some links to buy from Amazon, Book Depository, Waterstones and WH Smith.

For a couple of weeks in May, the e-book of A RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS was on super special at $1.99. Thank you to everyone who picked up Richard and Genevieve's story! It hit the top 2,000 on Amazon and top 25 Regencies. And also prompted this great coverage from Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. "A RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS by Anna Campbell is $1.99 right now. Campbell is exceptionally talented, especially with plots that challenge the reader, and emotions and characters that are complex and memorable. Usually Campbell is who you reach for when you need some cathartic crying or need some intense emotion in your romance. This one, while emotional, is also more sweet, with a scholar heroine who is hiding her authorship under her father's name, and a hero who first encounters her when he tries to steal something from her home. It has a 3.9-star average on GR. Pardon - I have to go reset my Catnip Alarm."

Also on A RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS, Richard and Genevieve have finaled in the historical category of the 2014 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, run by First Coast Romance Writers of America. You can see a complete list of the finalists here.

May saw the release of the Turkish edition of SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE'S BED. Love the red dress of fans! Sidonie looks quite saucy in this pose! Here's the link to the Epsilon Yayinevi page.

I'm really pleased that SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE'S BED is going to Japan, along with book 2 of the Sons of Sin series, A RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS.  Shueisha Creative have bought both titles for release there.

Something that I missed out mentioning last month is Annie West's great new novella BACK IN THE ITALIAN'S BED, the first in the Hot Italian Nights series, which is available as an e-book at the bargain price of $0.99.  Here's the Amazon link.

Have you entered my current website contest? I'm giving away three ARCs of WHAT A DUKE DARES (international) and it's a really easy question. This month's My Favorite Things features a few vintage anthologies from the 1930s that I discovered when I was cleaning out the house. I hope you enjoy my trip down memory lane!
:: Friday, 6th June
I'm hosting Aussie author Susanne Bellamy on the Romance Bandits Giveaways!

:: Tuesday, 10th June
it's my regular spot on the Romance Bandits. Make sure you swing by - I'm pretty sure I'm giving away an ARC of WHAT A DUKE DARES

:: Wednesday, 11th June
it's my regular spot on Tote Bags 'n' Blogs.

:: Monday, 23rd June
I'm facing 10 Questions from Teresa at Be My Bard. Another chance to win an ARC of WHAT A DUKE DARES

:: Tuesday, 24th June
I'm reviewing the gorgeous Travelling Matchmaker series by MC Beaton on the Romance Dish These are a recent discovery for me and I loved them

:: Saturday, 28th June
I'm featured on the Author Snapshot on Rowena Holloway's blog. I'm giving away a copy of my RITA nominated A RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS
:: July 2014

It's the depths of winter here in Australia - well, as depths of winter as we get on the Sunshine Coast. I'm just back from a week or so in Melbourne. Brrr, that really did qualify as the depths of winter. My Northern Hemisphere friends are enjoying high summer - I hope you're picking up some great reading during those lazy, hazy, crazy days.

My first bit of news is that A RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS is a July release from Mills and Boon in the United Kingdom. SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE'S BED was very popular with people in the Old Dart so I'm hoping they'll flock to Richard and Genevieve's story in droves. Here are the buy links at Amazon, Book Depository, Waterstones and WH Smith.  You can read the blurb and an excerpt from Rake here.

In other news, A RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS placed second in the Wisconsin Romance Writers of America Write Touch Readers Award. Hurrah! You can see a complete list of the winners here.

If you live in South East Queensland and you're a member of the Queensland Writers Centre, why not come along to the Express Year of the Novel course I'm running from July? During five face-to-face days at the State Library on South Bank in Brisbane, I'll be helping a bunch of writers turn their novel-writing dreams into reality. For dates, details, prices and bookings, check out the QWC website.

Three new books to look out for this month! The first is the fabulous Christina Brooke's latest Westruther historical romance, THE WICKEDEST LORD ALIVE. I've been waiting for Xavier's story since the series started with HEIRESS IN LOVE and it looks like it's going to be a doozy of a story. Here's the Amazon link.

My Romance Bandits sister Anna Sugden has a new release this month too, a follow-up to her bestselling A PERFECT DISTRACTION. A PERFECT TRADE is also based around those sexy hockey players in the New Jersey Ice Cats and sounds like a great read. Here's the Amazon link.

I loved Kandy Shepherd's first Harlequin romance, THE SUMMER THEY NEVER FORGOT. This month, she's releasing another book in the Dophin Bay series, THE TYCOON AND THE WEDDING PLANNER that sounds just as delicious. Here's the Amazon link.
:: Tuesday, 1st July
I'm Mary Chen's guest on Buried Under Romance where I'll be talking about my forthcoming release WHAT A DUKE DARES and doing a giveaway

:: Thursday, 3rd July
double RITA winner and 2014 nominee, Sarah Morgan is my guest on the Romance Bandits where she'll be talking about her latest O'Neil brothers book SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER. Giveaways

:: Monday, 7th July
debut Aussie author Stefanie London is my guest on the Romance Bandits where she'll introduce her first Harlequin romance, ONLY THE BRAVE TRY BALLET. Giveaways

:: Thursday, 10th July
I'm doing a launch party for the U.K. edition of A RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS on the Romance Bandits Giveaways!

:: Friday, 11th July
I'm talking about my latest crush over on Tote Bags 'n' Blogs

:: Friday 11th July
I'm talking about the importance of the first kiss in a romance novel at Romance University

:: Thursday, 24th July
I'm reviewing Daphne Du Maurier's classic REBECCA on the Romance Dish These are a recent discovery for me and I loved them
The release date for my third Sons of Sin book WHAT A DUKE DARES is coming down the road at a rapid rate of knots - 26th August will be here before we know it. To celebrate I'm giving FIVE lucky readers a chance to win a signed copy. Details on my Contest page. My Favorite Things this month talks about the classic movie, NINOTCHKA, starring Greta Garbo in her first comedy.