I’m back from a busy, busy August. Big sigh of relief to sleep in my own bed. The squee you hear after the sigh? Lords of Passion (December 2010) is a featured alternate selection for the Rhapsody Book Club! And also picked for the “Heartthrob of the Month” centerfold. To celebrate, I’m giving away one ARC (advance reader copy) of Lords of Passion on the contest page this month. Just enter and tell me who your heartthrobby hero is—Hugh Jackman? Johnny Depp? The adorable Old Spice guy Isaiah Mustafa? I’ll run an informal survey and let you know who rises to the top. And check out the excerpt for Maggie Robinson’s Not Quite a Courtesan in LOP right here.

Thanks for all the summer comments! The winner of Margaret Rowe’s Tempting Eden is Maureen! Please email me at margaret@margaretrowe.net with your address, and Eden will be on her way. For a sneak peak at Any Wicked Thing and first chapters of seven historical authors, there’s another contest to enter this month too! Good luck!