There is not much to this post but this:
Trial by Desire made Publishers Weekly‘s list of Best Books. This kind of floors me–I can think of so many other books I would have chosen in my place–but I’m just thrilled to be there.
The other romance books on the list are Meljean Brook’s The Iron Duke (which I adored), Jo Bourne’s The Forbidden Rose (ditto), Eileen Dreyer’s Barely a Lady (haven’t read it, but will have to correct that), and Grace Burrowes’s The Heir (which I don’t think is out yet–but it’s definitely on my list).
I’m so, so honored to find myself on that list–particularly since it includes some of the books that I loved this year.
One last thing: a huge shout-out to my agent, Kristin Nelson. This is the third year running when she’s had an author (and the author of a mass-market title, no less!) land on the list of 100 best books: Sherry Thomas and Gail Carriger in 2008 and 2009. So go over and send her your congratulations on her three-year streak!