Not that this will be news to many of you – by now, it’s everywhere on the Internet. (Why can’t auctions take place on eastern hemisphere time?) But congrats, huzzah, kisses, hugs, and much much love to Courtney Milan, who just sold her first book, PROOF BY SEDUCTION, to HQN in a two-book, six-figure deal, at auction!

Words can’t express how excited I am for her, and how proud (and grateful) I am to be her critique partner. I’m thrilled, overjoyed, delighted, and just about everything else good…except surprised. Here’s the Publisher’s Marketplace blurb:

Golden Heart Nominee for Breath of Honor Courtney Milan’s debut historical romance PROOF BY SEDUCTION, about a rigidly logical marquis who uses the scientific method to save his heir from the clutches of a fraudulent fortune teller, only to fall for her and discover that the one hypothesis not susceptible to proof is love, and a second book to Ann Leslie Tuttle at HQN, in a good deal, at auction by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency (World).

Mark your calendars for Fall 2009 – I can’t wait for the world to discover this wonderful book!

10 comments to “Mark your TBR lists! (And, I told you so!)”

  1. Elyssa Papa
    · August 13th, 2008 at 8:54 pm · Link

    Yay, Courtney!!! Congrats again!!

    There’s going to be so many great books released in 2009 by former Fanlitters… both you and CM, then Sara in 2010. YAY!!!

  2. CM
    · August 14th, 2008 at 4:05 am · Link

    Thank you, Tessa and Ely! I love you both!

  3. Courtney Milan
    · August 14th, 2008 at 4:06 am · Link

    And look, you’re the first ones to get my new blogger photo!

  4. skirbo
    · August 14th, 2008 at 6:52 am · Link

    I’m hoping the second book will be the fleshed out version of the Goddess of Small Things, but I don’t imagine she will actually indulge us with it.

    WTG CM!


  5. Tiffany Kenzie
    · August 14th, 2008 at 7:02 am · Link

    Pretty pic CM!


    Huge congrats!

  6. Courtney Milan
    · August 14th, 2008 at 9:07 am · Link

    Skirbo, Book #2 is definitely not the fleshed out version of GOST. Book #3 probably won’t be either.

    If that book ever appears, it will probably be in drastically altered form. 🙂

    Thanks for all the enthusiasm!

  7. terrio
    · August 15th, 2008 at 9:55 am · Link

    Big congrats! I was so fortunate to get to read this one and happy to say I typed the words, “This is obviously going to sell.” LOL!

    So adding my “I told you so!” to Tessa’s. Whoot!

  8. Keira Soleore
    · August 15th, 2008 at 2:20 pm · Link

    More w00ts and squeeing here, too, and everywhere I see it mentioned.

  9. Santa
    · August 15th, 2008 at 9:58 pm · Link

    Would you believe I never thought to look here to send congrats but I think well wishes – multiplied – can only serve to add more wonderful things to you!

    Never mind blogger photo – that’s back cover material, my dear!

  10. Kelly Krysten
    · August 17th, 2008 at 1:37 pm · Link

    Congrats, Courtney! That’s such exciting news.