Sunday, August 1, 2010

ROYAL ROMANCES on the horizon!

Happy August, everyone!

As the "dog days" of summer continue (whyever are they called that? How would the phrase pertain to, e.g., a Siberian husky or an Alaskan Malamute on their home turf?) I am delighted to share some wonderful news:

I will be writing a fourth book in my nonfiction Royal series, to be titled

ROYAL ROMANCES: Titillating Tales of Passion and Power in the Palaces of Europe

I'm very excited about it and am still finalizing my table of contents. I'm always open to suggestions. In fact, this volume will include at least one couple of royal paramours that didn't make it into ROYAL AFFAIRS because of limitations on page count.

I tend to be as visual as I am verbal, and even though a production meeting on the cover art is months and months away, I love to imagine what NAL's art department might come up with.

Here are some of my initial thoughts:

The Kiss, by Francesco Hayez

The Black Brunswicker, by John Everett Millais

A Huguenot on St. Bartholomew's Day (also by Millais)

Just for the fun of it, if you have any cover art suggestions for a book titled ROYAL ROMANCES, feel free to share them. Who knows? Your suggestion may be on a book cover one of these days!


Amy said...

As usual, I will put this one on the top of my Wishlist! Yay!!!

Amy said...

CONGRATULATIONS Leslie! That is fantastic news!!!!!

I'll be back once I think more on a cover idea - you always have great ones!

dolleygurl said...

Oh Leslie that is so wonderful! It sounds like you are sure to be a busy lady - but that's a good thing! My favorite of the three images that you show is the Black Brunswicker - I love the colors.

So excited for you!

Leslie Carroll said...

Thanks, ladies! I love The Black Brunswicker, too, because it also is sort of a mirror image of the position of the 2 figures on the ROYAL AFFAIRS cover.

My editor at NAL always asks me for cover suggestions, so they do seek my input. I'd love to be able to present them with lots of ideas to choose from, when the time comes.