I have such good news!
I've been sitting on it for a few days, and it was KILLING me!!
First of all--Although the news broke on this one a few weeks ago already, I wanted to send out a super congrats to my friend and critque partner, Maggie Robinson, on her FIRST SALE!!!
Here's the blurb from Publisher's Marketplace: Maggie Robinson's PARADISE, in which an honorable man in the market for a virtuous wife must address the complication of his late Uncle's ward, who he discovers was also his late Uncle's mistress, the subject of an erotic book called The Education of a Young Lady of Doubtful Virtue and the woman who makes him forget all his good intentions, to Kate Seaver at Berkley Heat, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Summer 2010, by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency.
But that's not all!!!
Today is the day I can finally share my squees for another FIRST SALE--of my other critique partner, TRW Chapter mate, and friend--Tiffany! YAY!!
From Publisher's Marketplace: Tiffany Chalmer's debut historical romance HIDDEN BEAUTY, in which a gently raised Victorian English beauty is sold by her debtridden husband into a harem, then purchased by the Marquess she's always loved but now must reject for the safety of her young son, to Monique Patterson at St. Martin's, in a pre-empt, in a three-book deal, by Helen Breitwieser at Cornerstone Literary (World).