Monday, December 20, 2010


The first of the RIVA books are going to be launched in January 2011. This is an exciting new line for Mills and Boon in the UK and you can find their writing guidelines here.

I’ve managed to get my hands on two of the stories that are going to be released and they really are standouts.  Not just because of the premise but because the characters stick with you long after you close the covers.

Deserted Island, Dreamy Ex! by Nicola Marsh was the first to arrive in my mail box.

Fabulous cover right?

But it’s more than just a pretty cover, here’s the blurb:

Kristi's Stranded Diary: Day 1

Being shipwrecked on an idyllic deserted island for reality TV show Stranded sounded blissful. Until I discovered my Man Friday for the week was Jared Malone (aka he-who-broke-my-heart!).

I mean, of course I'll be fine. I don't feel anything for him anymore. Female viewers might swoon over Jared's tanned gorgeousness, but I know he's just an arrogant, overmuscled heartbreaker!

The cameras are rolling, so I'm off to the beach to face Jared. I just hope I look okay in this bikini!

Deserted Island, Dreamy Ex! is another great read by Nicola. Inside that fabulous cover the characters come to life in their own blog and twitter posts which are very characteristically male and female, and hilariously funny. It’s a wonderfully modern read and you’ll love the behind the scenes moments when Jared and Kristi manage to escape those TV show cameras.

And I’ll just say this: Jared is delicious. You’re going to want to get your hands on him.

Need more details? Click here for the excerpt!

For obvious reasons I’d suggest getting in early for the RIVA titles in January, or wearing body armor.

Stay tuned to find out who else turned up in my mail box!

I wouldn’t mind Jared being FedExed my way...


Release dates for Deserted Island, Dreamy Ex!:

USA - Harlequin Romance - September 2010
UK - Mills & Boon Riva - January 2011
Australia - Mills & Boon Sweet - February 2011

If you're in the USA and think you've already missed out, never fear! It's still available at eharlequin and the Book Depository.


Jude said...

I like the sound of this, a lot. The new Riva covers are great too.

Julia Broadbooks said...

I'm loving the Riva books. They seem fun,and very modern. The covers are beautiful, too. But they aren't coming to the US, are they?

Lacey Devlin said...

Jude - I love the Riva covers too but I'm afraid I'll just have to love it from afar ;)

Lacey Devlin said...

Julia - They won't be published in other countries under the RIVA name but they will be available!

I've edited the post to include all the details. It's in red at the bottom.

Julia Broadbooks said...


Nas Dean said...

I like the sound of this book. Good of you to give the details so I can look out for this one!
Thanks Lacey.

Lacey Devlin said...

It's a great read. I hope you manage to get your hands on it Nas and Julia :)

Wendy S Marcus said...

Hi Lacey!
My good friend Amy Strnad (w/a Aimee Carson) is a Riva author. I've read some of her work and it's wonderful. I'm going to have to add this line to my Must Check Out Each Month List!

Nicola Marsh said...

Lacey, I'm so glad you enjoyed Jared & Kristi's story, I had a ball writing it!

(Nathan Fillion as inspiration for Jared, can you blame me? ;)

Julia, the RIVA books will be published in the USA as Harlequin Romance & Harlequin Presents Extra.

This one was already pubbed in the US in Sept this year but you can still get copies online.

Nas, this is being pubbed in Aus/NZ in Feb 11.

Enjoy :)

Jackie Ashenden said...

Yay Riva! That is all. :-)

Lacey Devlin said...

Wendy - It's such an exciting time isn't it with all these new sales? I've been trying to find out exactly when Amy's first book will be released. Do you know?

Lacey Devlin said...

Nicola - Thanks so much for stopping by! I can see Nathan Fillion as Jared!

Lacey Devlin said...

LOL Jackie!

Kerrin said...

thanks for the heads up - so excited, i'll have two Nicola Marsh's two months in a row!!!

Lacey Devlin said...

Kerrin - Don't you just love that Nicola writes for multiple lines :)

Nicola Marsh said...

Come on girls, now you're just making me blush ;)

Lacey Devlin said...

You've spoilt us Nic ;)

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