Friday, January 06, 2012

What Overlook author has outsold literary giants A. A. Milne, Charles Dickens, and Jackie Collins? Hailed the "doyenne of the modern blockbuster" by Glamour magazine and beloved worldwide for her captivating dramas, it could be no other than bestselling author Penny Vincenzi. With over seven million copies of her thirteen novels sold, including her widely popular Spoils of Time trilogy (No Angel, Something Dangerous, and Into Temptation), Vincenzi has stolen the hearts of many across the pond and around the world.

In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald this week, the posh Brit dishes on her quaint writing space, her signature writing style, and the ritual celebration with which she caps the completion of every book: a warm glass of whisky. You can read the entire article here.

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On January 19 Vincenzi's most compelling saga yet will hit shelves here in the U.S. Another Woman takes place in the idyllic English countryside and unfolds through a series of racy vignettes. The story begins when bride-to-be Cressida Forrest mysteriously vanishes the night before her lavish wedding. As Cressida's family and friends are left to put together the missing pieces to her disappearance, a web of secrets and betrayals begins to unravel, along with the image of the woman they thought they knew.

In true Vincenzi fashion, Another Woman has garnered advance praise; here is what people are saying:

Praise for Another Woman

"Vincenzi's prolific pen demonstrates she is a master at presenting melodrama, heartache, and racy details for which readers will happily suspend belief. Her lengthy epics satisfy like a box of decadent, luscious chocolates. This offering should draw in readers who enjoy the sweeping works of such saga-weavers as Anne Rivers Siddons and Rosamunde Pilcher." Booklist

"A brisk and engaging read that manages to demonstrate that there are some problems no amount of money can forestall, or rectify." Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Penny Vincenzi

"Nobody writes smart, page-turning commercial women's fiction like Vincenzi." USA TODAY

"Penny Vincenzi is poised to fill the gap in the American realm of Cinderella fiction." Janet Maslin, New York Times

"Readers will find every page irresistible."The Washington Post

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