Thursday, February 03, 2011

The Untamed - Harlequin Presents Series

This is going to be an interesting and unusual series.  If you read Sandra Marton's 2010 realease Blackwolf's Redemption, it dealt with time travel.  Well The Untamed will also deal with the past, the 1960's per a Susan Stephen's recent post at I(Heart)Presents and her February release Gray Quinn's Baby.


Arrogant and proud, unashamedly male!

The editorial team are always on the look out for new and exciting ideas from other cultural references (all that TV-watching and cinema-going is research – honest!) and the current one that’s got the office talking is Mad Men.

In case you haven’t caught an episode yet, Mad Men is a TV drama about one of New York’s most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s. It’s a world where men rule and women (with the exception of Peggy) type.

The series centres around Donald Draper, the firm’s mysterious but extremely talented ad executives. Love him or hate him, Don Draper is the ultimate alpha male, powerful, ruthless and always gets what he wants.

The editorial team were in agreement that what a man like Don Draper needs is a twenty first century woman tame him! And so the idea for Gray Quinn’s Baby was born! Luckily Susan thought it was a great idea! Her wonderful storytelling brought the period to life and her penchant for Steve McQueen certainly helped! Below is brief outline for Susan’s story to whet your appetite:

Wanted in the bedroom…not the boardroom!

Magenta knows having a new employer might be tricky. But she isn’t expecting the old-fashioned ruthlessness of Gray Quinn! However, plucky Magenta is up for the challenge, and tries to play the distractingly gorgeous Quinn at his own game…

Quinn is no New Man: he wants temptingly innocent Magenta in his bedroom, not the boardroom. But he can make her no promises. He’ll give her the night of her life, but he might not be there when she wakes up… And he definitely doesn’t want her taking maternity leave!

A little time travel is may be needed to transport the reader and the heroine back to the 1960s, but the relationship is pure Presents – passionate and exciting!

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