Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas!




















I know, it's not quite Christmas yet, but I won't see you again until it over.....so Merry Christmas!

No, these aren't my cats, but they were so cute that I couldn't resist posting them. I can't believe they feel asleep wearing those hats!

I actually got my Christmas present a little early this year - last week as a matter of fact. I've been having to hold it in for a couple of weeks, but finally everything is done and finalized and I am not super-duper excited to say that:

I have accepted a two-book deal with Harlequin Intrigue!

I think I have been reading the Intrigue line for half my life and can't tell you how excited I am to get the opportunity to write for them. My first Intrigue will be out early 2011 (best I know right now) and it is a complete departure from my other books in that Intrigue doesn't do humor. So I got an oppotunity to do something I've always loved to read - write a gothic romance.

I simply love Barbara Michaels, but I am SO not worthy of writing a single-title gothic. I am totally geeked to get to write a creepy, spooky sort of romance. Here's a little teaser:

Olivia Markham makes her living by renting haunted houses and then writing about them. So when she leases the haunted laMalediction, she expects that writing her new book will be business as usual. After all, she’s a woman who has lived on her own since the age of seventeen and who writes ghost stories to boot. Nothing much unnerves her—that is until now. LaMalediction and the house’s mysterious new caretaker have her distinctly unsettled. Although she’s certain she’s never set foot on the estate before, Olivia recognizes that she has been dreaming about this house for years. Haunted by these dreams, she’s determined to figure out her connection. But someone is just as determined to see that she doesn’t.

So Merry Christmas to me - there's simply nothing like a book deal for Christmas!

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

Deadly DeLeon

18 comments:

Leona said...

Sweet!!! I love the Intrigue line. Congratulations:D I will be sure to watch for announcements of the release date and title :)

TerriOsburn said...

Congratulations! That books sounds great. What a terrific present. LOL!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Jana DeLeon said...

Thanks Leona. I love Intrigue too. There's nothing better than getting your romance/mystery fix in less than 2 hours reading time. :)

Jana DeLeon said...

Thanks, Terri! It's definitely a Merry Christmas!

Dru said...

Congratulations on your book deal.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Jana DeLeon said...

Thanks, Dru!

Tori Lennox said...

Congrats on the book deal!!! Sounds deliciously creepy! :)

Leslie Langtry said...

Jana, I like that besides "hysterically funny," you are also "deliciously creepy!" Way to go and congrats!

Jana DeLeon said...

Hi Tori! Thanks for the congrats and new buzz words for my new line. :)

Jana DeLeon said...

Leslie - Me too! I love that deliciously creepy. That's something I can truly get into being a big horror movie buff and all.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Congratulations, Jana!!! May your sales be many and your fans wonderful.

Gemma Halliday said...

Congrats, Jana!!!!I can't wait to read this!

~Gemma

Jana DeLeon said...

Thanks Susan & Gemma!!!!!

catslady said...

Congratulations, and what a sweet pic. Happy Holidays!

Jana DeLeon said...

catslady - I knew you'd like that pic. :)

Thanks and Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

It was certainly interesting for me to read that article. Thank you for it. I like such topics and anything connected to them. I definitely want to read a bit more soon.

Kathy Bacus said...

I'm a Barbara Michaels wanabe, too, Jana, and your storyline for Harlequin Intrigue sounds AMAZING!!!

Congratulations on the 2-book deal!

~Kathy~

Ashley Brooke said...

Congratulations!
But I must break it to you that those cats have been photoshopped and are not actually wearing hats.