Tuesday, September 29, 2009

It's Here!

I’m taking time out from our usual topics today to celebrate…Betraying Season officially hits shelves today!!!

Here’s the jacket flap description:

Penelope (Pen) Leland has come to Ireland to study magic and prove to herself that she is as good a witch as her twin sister, Persy. But when the dashing Niall Keating begins to pay her court, she can’t help being distracted from her studies. What Pen doesn’t know is that Niall is acting upon orders from his sorceress mother, who wants to use Pen’s powers for her own ends.

Although it starts as a sham, Niall actually falls deeply in love with Pen. But even if he halts his mother’s evil plan, will Pen be able to forgive him for trying to seduce her into a plot against Pen’s friend, the newly crowned Queen Victoria? And what of Pen’s magic, which seems to be increasingly powerful?


It was a delight to research this book…I only wish I could have included an actual visit to Ireland as part of my research. Maybe some day… It was also interesting to create the magical system that appears in it, from which I borrowed heavily from Celtic mythology and folklore.

If you enjoyed Bewitching Season, I hope you’ll give Betraying Season (dubbed “another page-turner” by Kirkus Reviews) a try…and to make it easier, I’ll be giving away signed copies this week to randomly drawn commenters in both today’s and Friday’s post (Tuesday's winner to be announced Friday, Friday's winner to be announced next Tuesday). And if you live in the New York/New England area, I’ll be signing Betraying Season on October 10 at Baker Books in North Dartmouth, MA, on October 18 at Books of Wonder on W. 18th Street, NYC, and on October 31 at Where the Sidewalk Ends, Chatham, MA—stop by and see me if you’re in the area! I'll announce further signings as they're scheduled.

Don't forget to comment!!

25 comments:

Regina Scott said...

Let me be the first to say congratulations, my dear! Your books just keep getting better and better, just like our friendship. Can't wait to see what you do next!

Larissa said...

Congrats, Marissa! It sounds really interesting!

Larissa :)

Roberta said...

This sounds much more intriging than the "Twilight" series...which I couldn't finish. Not enough romance...aka...sex for me...lol Just didn't get the whole teenage/high school drama of it all. Prefer historical romance that has some depth to it...so very interested in both of your books...best of luck, roberta

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! Bewitching Season was so fantastic I couldn't put it down...am sooo looking forward to getting my hands on this one. Best of luck with it!

Aimee States said...

Happy Release Day!

Ello said...

Oooooh, I've been eagerly waiting for it! And I'm commenting to be a random pick! I'm thinking random, random, random, random....

Congrats Marissa! It is a beautiful book! I can't wait to read it!

BookBegger said...

Congratulations!! I can't wait to read Betraying Season! :)

QNPoohBear said...

Congratulations! I loved Bewitching Season and I'm sure Betraying Season is just as good. I can't wait to read it.

Joanna said...

Congrats on the book! I cant wait to read it. :)

Addie said...

Congrats! I LOVED Bewitching Season, and I can't wait to read the newest one!

Ashley said...

oh my gosh! IT'S OUT! Oh I love Bewitching Season and I can't wait to read Betraying Season. I love the cover. Both of your books' covers look so nice. Congratulations by the way.

H. Pinski said...

Congratulations, Marissa! I'm spreading the word! Any chance you'll be doing a signing in CT?

hilary

Ena said...

I can't wait to get my hands on this!

Marissa Doyle said...

Thank you so much, everyone!!!

Hilary, there's some chance of a group signing happening in CT maybe in the spring...more on that when plans are firmer. And I have been invited to speak at the CT Library Association conference in April, so maybe I could set something up then...need more details about *where* in CT that will be (Hartford, maybe?)

Ellen Booraem said...

I can attest that BETRAYING SEASON is indeed a page-turner! Now I can't wait for the next one...no rest for the wicked, Marissa!

Marissa's interviewed tomorrow on The Enchanted Inkpot -- http://community.livejournal.com/enchantedinkpot/ (Hope it's OK to mention that here.)

Jo Ann Ferguson said...

Congrats, Marissa! I know I posted that on the YARWA loop, but I wanted to say it again here. The first book was such a fun read -- and I can't wait to read this one! And all the wonderful books you'll write in the years to come!

Jo

Christina Farley said...

So exciting!!!!! Congratulations.

Ashlyn Chase said...

It sounds wonderful, Marissa!

And what a terrific setting for a book on magic.

Ash

Jessica said...

Congratulations, Marissa! I am so happy for you that book two is now on the shelves!!

Dara said...

Congrats! The book sounds amazing :)

kimmyl said...

Congrats Marissa!!! I can't wait to read it.

Tricia Tighe said...

Woohoo! Congrats! :D

ChaChaneen said...

Congratulations! I wish your were coming to California, I lurve to meet/greet. Best wishes to you and I look forward to seeing you in my local bookstore!

QNPoohBear said...

I went to a university bookstore today and they didn't have it in stock. It looks like they may have had a copy and it sold. There was an empty space next to the paperback version of Bewitching Season. I may be able to get to a larger store on Friday.

KatieO said...

Congratulations, Marissa!
I loved your first book and can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this one!
Hugs-
KatieO