Happy (near) New 2013!

Here’s wishing all my readers are recovering from a warm and wonderful festive season, and enjoying a fabulous start to 2013.

I’m sorry to say my website is still bogged down in password issues and still my website says welcome to 2012 ( I should never have switched computers, I swear!) so it’s a wee (!) bit behind. Rest assured a new website is coming in 2013, but if you do want to catch up with the very latest Trish Morey news, make sure you friend me and check in to my Facebook page – I am much better at keeping up with what’s happening in Trishworld there!

A huge thank you to all my fabulous readers who have sent me emails about the first two stories in the Desert Brothers series, Duty and the Beast and The Sheikh’s Last Gamble. I’ve had more emails about these  two books than any others, and  most of them asking when they might be able to get their hands on the final two books in the Desert Brother’s series. I am delighted to say that Kadar and Rashid’s stories are happening this year and will be late 2013/early 2014 releases, all going well.

Meanwhile I have three new releases in the first six months of the new year, so lots to go on with! First up in January is Secrets of Castillo del Arco. This is a  book that’s already been released in the UK and Australia/New Zealand, but it’s new to North American shores, and I am delighted it’s getting a run around the block there. Here’s the blurb…

Secrets of Castillo del Arco

Reclusive billionaire Raoul del Arco’s deathbed promise to a friend haunts him. He swore to marry Gabriella D’Arenberg…but knows that taking her as his wife will only destroy her innocence.

Gaby has no idea that Raoul has sworn such an oath. And when he storms back into her life, he has a dark, dangerous edge she finds disturbingly alluring.

Now, trapped in Raoul’s gothic castillo, Gaby is paying the price of his promise. The key to her lavish prison? Succumbing to her new husband’s touch….

 

Secrets is followed closely by Bartering Her Innocence – which is out everywhere next month! February is the first month that Presents are going to simultaneous release in North America, the UK and Australia/New Zealand and it’s awesome! No more will readers have to wait for their favourite reads, already released half a world away. I’m so glad that’s happening.

Bartering Her Innocence - US

“I simply require you to share my bed.”

Luca Barbarigo has lain in wait for three long years, and is now ready to exact his revenge against Valentina Henderson. After one unforgettable night together, she left him with nothing but X-rated memories and the sting of her hand across his jaw. But they are the least of her crimes.…

Valentina swore she’d never see him again, but you don’t turn your back on Luca Barbarigo. Now she must confront the man who devastated her with only her innocence of his claims to barter… What will it cost her to walk away this time?

Phew, and that’s January and February. May sees the release of A Price Worth Paying?, a book set in the wonderful, gorgeous surrounds of San Sebastian in Spain, but May is far enough away to think I might even manage a post between now and then. Then again<g>. No, I will be good. I am a week away from a month’s travel in the middle east, and I will need to report in with pictures. That’s the plan!

Meanwhile love to all of you in 2013. May it be filled with good health, good humour and great times, hopefully spent with the people you love.

Talk soon (I promise!)

Trishxx

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Venice
March 13, 2012, 8:57 am
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I’ve been thinking about Venice a lot lately. It’s the setting for my current work in progress, and if you’ve read Secrets of Castillo del Arco (out in the UK in Jan/Feb in Australia/New Zealand, you’ll know it’s a large part of that book as well (as well as scenes set on the windswept and barren Galician coast of Spain).

I first visited Venice in the mid 1990’s, while hubby’s job was based in the UK for 18 months. At the end of that trip, we and the three kids (that we knew about then – ha – little did we know!)  -aged 5, 3 and just 1, took a few weeks to travel around. We headed for Scotland seeing summer that year had been surprisingly long and seemingly endless, but that soon changed the moment we set foot in Scotland. We grew used to people saying through the mists and mizzle, “Ooch, you should a been here last week.”  And so we turned tail and headed for Italy (it’s not that big a distance by Aussie standards so not that daunting a road trip). We visited Florence and the hill towns of Volterra and San Gimignano and Pisa, and even Romeo and Juliet’s old town of Verona. While we were so close, we made a gorgeous day trip to Venice. I know, a day trip. Hardly time at all to explore such an amazing place, and yet such a glorious day that Venice stayed with me through the years, along with the desire to one day go back.

Secrets of Castillo del Arco gave me the chance to go back through my writing. I adored the research, revisiting the major sites and then some. And the more I researched, the more I knew there was to discover about this magical city – and not via fading memories and photographs of how it had been and not via books and the world wide web – but by actually being there and experiencing the magic first hand once again.

In October 2011 hubby and I made it back, and this time for five days. It was the most brilliant five days…

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We stayed in a couple of gorgeous hotels overlooking the Grand Canal and had time to listen to the slap of water against the buildings, to see the sway of the piles in the wash from vaporettos, to hear the call of the birds at dawn after the church bells had rung out across the city and sent them from their roosts into the grey light of the morning. We had the time to explore and get lost, and found and lost again in the labyrinthian Venetian passageways.

And I just knew that I had barely skimmed the surface with Secrets of Castillo del Arco and I would just have to write another Venetian set story.

Which is where I am now, merging ideas and memories and imagination and hoping to come up with a story that does this amazing city of Venice justice.

Here’s hoping!

I’ll be uploading more photos of our Venetian trip soon, as I trawl through them for the gems that speak to me of this story. Stay tuned.