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Secrets Volume 30: Desires Unleashed

by MareeAnderson

Hi all,

This year’s going by so quickly I’m scared to blink in case I miss it. And before we know it, the next Red Sage Secrets anthology will be hitting e-tailers and a bookstore near you.

Speaking of Secrets anthologies, my dream ever since I had my first novella contracted by Red Sage was to some day have a novella accepted for Secrets. So you can probably imagine how thrilled I was when Kat On A Hot Tin Roof was contracted In April last year for the upcoming Secrets Volume 30 anthology. Cue a heckuva lot of SQUEEEEEing, and cracking open a bottle of champers. I seem to recall there might have been chocolate involved, too 😉

And almost more exciting than signing off on that contract, was finding out who the three other participating authors in the anthology were going to be. The anticipation just about killed me!

Well, it’s probably no secret by now (oops, please excuse the unintentional pun) who those three authors are: Alice Gaines, Nicole North and Anne Kane!

I’ll let you in on another secret, after a weekend brainstorming titles for Volume 30, it’s officially going to be known as Secrets Volume 30: DESIRES UNLEASHED. And after checking out the back blurbs for Alice, Nicole and Anne’s stories, readers will definitely be in for a deliciously naughty treat that — dare I say it — might even be better than chocolate!

On the subject of back cover blurbs, a couple of weekends ago I was asked to come up with a 60-word back cover copy for Kat On A Hot Tin Roof. And as fellow Wild Woman, Anne Kane, and anyone who visits Writers Gone Wild, the group blog we both participate in, is well aware, I’m *ahem!* not exactly a woman of few words. (Anne, you can stop laughing now, BTW.) Sure, give me a couple of paragraphs, and I can give you fairly decent  back cover copy. But limiting me to 60 words? Cruel-And-Unusual-Totally-Undeserved-Punishment!

But hey, if Alice, Nicole and Anne can do it — and bloody well, too, I must add after reading their efforts — then surely I must be able to do it, too. Right?


Just between you and me, it wasn’t exactly easy. It took me a day and a half to come up with the right 60 words to encapsulate Kat and Jace’s story. Kat On A Hot Tin Roof is a much lighter paranormal than I usually write — almost to the point where it’s a romantic comedy. My editor at that time, Judith, describes the story as “howlingly funny, deliciously tender and super-hot”.  And finally, after a bit of sage advice from Alice, Nicole and Anne, I think I’ve managed to get that across in 60 words. (Oh, all right. Busted: a few more than 60 words, but luckily for my continued mental health the lovely Tara, who’s responsible for the back cover copy, gave me a pass on that — thank you again, Tara!)

So without further ado, I’m unleashing the back-cover copy for…

Secrets Volume 30: “Desires Unleashed”
Kat On A Hot Tin Roof
By Maree Anderson

“Workaholic architect, Jace Burton, inadvertently flashes Kat Meyer, who later turns up at a crucial meeting…and seduces him in the bathroom. She’s one of the designers vying to impress him. And boy, is he impressed to discover her prowling his house—naked. Kat has no clue what’s causing her nocturnal wanderings. And when Jace discovers she’s the victim of a zodiac curse, will he fight to keep her, or run for the hills?”

And if you all ask reeeeally nicely, I’m sure Alice, Nicole and Anne might be convinced to share their blurbs with you, too 😉



Maree Anderson
EVEN DEMONS GET THE BLUES–Night Owl Reviews Top Pick
LET SLEEPING DEMONS LIE–Night Owl Reviews Top Pick
FROM THE ASHES–Nocturne Romance Reads 5 Hoots
SCENT OF A MAN–Red Sage Publishing, Feb 2011


Nicole North March 29, 2011 at 4:33 am

I love your blurb, Maree! Sounds like sexy fun! I also love our new title! Thank you for coming up with that!

My blurb for Scoundrel in a Kilt? Okay here goes…

Brodie, Chieftain of Clan MacCain, is a dark, sensual Scottish scoundrel who loves nothing more than being a selkie shape-shifter, even if he has been cursed by a witch of the dark arts. Stunning modern day supermodel Erin Schultz blazes into his 1621 world like a falling star. Though he’s certain she will shatter life as he knows it by breaking his curse, he can’t resist her tantalizing seduction.

Maree Anderson March 29, 2011 at 9:41 pm

I HEART this blurb of yours, Nicole. It’s just brilliant — can’t wait to read this story!

You sure you don’t want to write my blurbs for me in future? Pretty please???

Nicole North March 29, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Thanks, Maree!!

Are you kidding? Your blurb is fabulous!!!

Jennifer Probst March 30, 2011 at 1:01 am

Hooray – I cannot wait to get my hands on this volume! Congrats ladies – and I love the title – excerpt looks awesome.

Maree Anderson March 31, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Thanks, Jennifer! I’m so looking forward to seeing the print version of this anthology. My first ever time in print? Squeeeeee! Guess what all the rellies will be getting for Christmas this year 😉

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