Kinsale Re-Released Through Small Publisher

  From my inbox comes news that Laura Kinsale’s books are being rereleased through Sourcebooks Casablanca, a small independent publisher. Midsummer Moon, Seize the Fire, and Prince of Midnight are being promoted as spring reads, and two of the books are available now via Amazon and Powells.

I am guessing the rerelease will bring a lot more historical romance readers to Kinsale’s stories, as some have been out of print and have been hard for me to find when I go looking.

That said, I have to mourn the old style covers, because, damn. They were full of Fabio-esque goodness and oddly-lit visible buttsecks. And, I think,  Scarlett Johansson.

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    Sarah Frantz says:

    Good Lord, I missed the “re” on “rereleased” and was about to have a party. Damn you, Sarah!

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    SB Sarah says:

    Sorry, Sarah. I did notice a typo in the title, though, and fixed it so the Re-re is more obvious.

    I will say, when I first received the press release, I thought it was a home for her rumored unpubbed manuscript and totally shouted out loud. Alas, I woke the dog for nothing.

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    Suze says:

    Yeah, I picked up Seize the Fire (old copy fallen to pieces) and thought, wow, I wonder if they’re upping public interest to prepare us for the NEW BOOK!  Because that would be really good.

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    MamaNice says:

    Oh, I loves me some Laura Kinsale – my all time favorite romance novel author – proof of this being she is the first I was willing to pay hard-earned babysitting $‘s on instead of checking them out from the library. I agree about missing the old covers SB Sarah! I still remember that Prince of Midnight cover with Fabio on a horse, and the inner cover (what’s that thing called, anyway? I’m sure there’s a specific term for it) where his pants are quite undone and stirred my girlish fantasies to new heights. Recently there was some commentary by the bitchery on how sex on animals (ON – not with!) was just a bizarre concept; personally I find the scene on the horse near the end of PoM incredibly erotic; even now that I’m a grown up and supposedly beyond the adolescent horse fetish stage.

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    Becky says:

    They’re called step-back covers.

  6. 6

    I do the dance of PTSD and Penguins!  Of Vertigo and Cults!  Of Hedgehogs and Napoleonic Airplanes!

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    kpsr. says:

    It’s funny, all the stuff online says these titles are available October of 2008, but I purchased all three of the Sourcebook editions at a local bookstore 2 months ago. I’ve been looking online to see if Sourcebooks is going to be doing more reissues of romances, but their website is a bit unhelpful.
    *sigh*

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    Gemma says:

    Wow, that totally *is* Scarlett Johansson!

    I will join the club of people who are crossing their fingers that Laura may have found an amenable publisher who will in due course publish future books (such as these, which will be read by you, in the future) without squashing her muse or sucking her dry. [I am tempted to edit this sentence, but where would I start?]

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    SandyW says:

    I just checked Fictionwise; these are out in ebook too. Doing the happy dance…

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    Mac says:

    Good Lord, Gemma, I clicked on your link and Prince Caspian leaped out at me waving a sword in 3D.  *heart palpitations*

    (Hee—I hate those frame-less popups that look like a part of the intended page has gone psycho.  But I love Prince Caspian. So torn, so torn…)

    Was there a prequel to The Shadow and the Star?

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    Suze says:

    Gemma, you link brought to a page on Plan 9 from Outer Space.  No Prince Caspian, but still confusing.

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    Suze says:

    Argh. Your link brought me to a page…

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    Suzanne says:

    Hey Mac…The Hidden Heart is a prequel…it’s the story of Samuel’s adoptive parents, but he is in there and you see the horrible things that happened to him that were mentioned briefly in The Shadow and the Star.

    I have so been looking forward to a new LK book – hopefully Suze’s got the right idea and this is to gain interest for a new novel!  I would be much with the happy if this proved to be the case.

    possible96 – this wishful thinking could be possible? Right? Please.

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    When Janine of DA suggested on Kinsale’s forum that she could perhaps e-publish the new book, The Lucky One (the working title), Kinsale gave a rather cryptic answer about how Janine might be surprised.

    I hope this is the lead-up to the surprise.  A new Laura Kinsale book should never park only in her c-drive.

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    Chelle says:

    I have never loved a book as much as I love Ms Kinsale’s books. Flowers from the Storm was my first realization that a book could be more than just perfect love between a perfect man and a perfect woman. It could be messy, sloppy, cruel and broken. Even though I have the original copies of all of her books (some literally falling to pieces) I am, with a smile on my lips, buying all the new ones to show support to a woman who changed what romance could mean.

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    GrowlyCub says:

    I can’t find a pic right now, but I’m almost certain that that Scarlett cover was also used on one of Catherine Coulter’s older titles.  I’m thinking Night Trilogy.

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    Wryhag says:

    If I’m not mistaken, Mrs. Giggles just savaged a futuristic by this publisher (which I’d never heard of until today).  Of course, it wasn’t a Kinsale title.  There’s a difference between a review and sacrilege.

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    Brie says:

    Flowers from the Storm was my first realization that a book could be more than just perfect love between a perfect man and a perfect woman. It could be messy, sloppy, cruel and broken.

    My feelings exactly about Flowers From the Storm. It redefined romance for me. A few other books have come close, but none have surpassed my love for this book.

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    raspberry_wench says:

    I just read the rerelease of Seize the Fire (I didn’t check the pub date and thought it was new) and OMG WHY CAN’T ALL HISTORICALS (or contemporaries, or…books in general) BE THAT GOOD?  I’m actually going to keep it and not PaperbackSwap it, it’s that good.

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