Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Backlist Revival Project: One Night At The Palace Hotel

It's the night before The Palace Hotel opens, and the entire city is abuzz with what everyone is calling a throwback to the Gilded Age. Everyone, that is, except Consuelo De la Red. Faced with a destiny picked out for her and a dream she just can't forget, she confronts the choices she has made and the man she was forced to reject. When the past comes crashing into the present, will she listed to her duty, or give in to the urging of her heart?

One Night At The Palace Hotel was my first ever steamy novella and the first I wrote as Bianca Mori. I was assigned 'the one who got away' trope for this one -- not what I would have initially picked, mind you -- but when I started writing this? It just flowed. I got to exercise my telenovela skillz in this tale of sad little rich girl Consuelo de la Red who meets her first love, again, on the eve of the launch of her fiance's hotel -- The Palace Hotel.

I was inspired by the book I was devouring at the time, To Marry An English Lord: Or How Anglomania Really Got Started which is all about rich American heiresses arriving in England to marry prestigious, but nearly almost always penniless, English aristocracy. One Night sort of has the same set up, but reversed: this time it's the Castillian with the social cachet married off to the rich upstart Chinese to restart a family's flagging fortunes.

Calling all book bloggers

I've always had a soft spot for this book, but because it was my first ever stab at a pseudonym, and also because I re-read all the sex scenes with a horrified blush on my face and did NOT know how to promote it at all, I've always felt this little green novella did not receive as much love as it should have. But now, thanks to the Backlist Revival Project, we're getting a second chance!

The Backlist Revival Project is a genius idea to shine the light on books released in 2014 and older. Book bloggers can review these older gems and that readers can hopefully discover (or re-discover, as the case may be.) And I am so glad to say that One Night At The Palace Hotel is the Project's featured book for January!

Please go to this sign up form if you would like to review One Night At The Palace Hotel. Reviewers will be provided a copy of the book gratis, of course. And it would be so amazing if you could also share the link to your friends.

Thank you and shine on!

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