by Laura McCallen, Assistant Editor/Editorial Assistant
Way back in November 2013 your intrepid Presents team ventured out of the office on a grand adventure for an incredibly exciting task…brainstorming ideas for 2015 editorial projects! Nestled into a corner table in a gorgeous little tea shop in Richmond we threw ideas back and forth over tea and scones, argued (good naturedly!) for our favourites and in the end came away with three particular projects that had captivated our hearts and minds and wouldn’t let them go.
You’ve already had the pleasure of seeing the Presents’ teams take on the Seven Sexy Sins with Cathy William’s To Sin With the Tycoon and Dani Collins’ The Sheikh’s Sinful Seduction. And you’ve gotten caught back up in the scandal and sensation of The Chatsfield with Maisey Yates’ Sheikh’s Desert Duty, Abby Green’s Delucca’s Marriage Contract and Carol Marinelli’s Princess’s Secret Baby.
Now it’s time to introduce you to four of the sexiest alphas you’ve ever met in…Society Weddings!
When I was handed the reins for this fun, fresh quartet I could not wait to get started. In this case that meant a lot of hours on Pinterest poring over pictures and styles of gorgeous men (all in the name of research, of course!) to help figure out exactly what kind of heroes would be at the heart of these stories. Rocco Mondelli, Christian Markos, Stefan Bianco and Zayed Al Afzal were very quickly born.
The dashing gents immediately took up permanent residence at the forefront of my mind and with a lot of thought and more fun brainstorming with the brilliant team the individual stories began to take shape. Now it was time for the challenging task of getting them down on paper. Writing what we at Romance HQ refer to as ‘The Bible” for the project was so much fun! For each book authors were provided with back story, an overview of the heroes and heroines and a roadmap for their love story. Once this was complete and it had been checked (and double checked, and tripled checked…) we officially handed things over to the authors and began our eager wait to see the stories in full!
And the Presents team was NOT disappointed! You already know that Presents authors Jennifer Hayward, Michelle Smart, Tara Pammi and Andie Brock are spectacularly brilliant at what they do so you won’t be surprised to hear that you’re in for a real treat with their Society Wedding stories! They’ve brought the characters, settings, glamour and romances of this exclusive, opulent high society world to life in a way that surpassed the wildest dreams of the Presents team. And my favourite thing about what they’ve done? They worked extremely closely to get inside the heads of not only their own characters but also each other’s. The result is an impenetrable bond of brotherhood between these four heroes that feels so incredibly real and four books that you will adore and reread for years to come!
I’m absolutely THRILLED that the first book in the quartet is now available and everyone can get their hands on Rocco in The Italian’s Deal for I Do by Jennifer Hayward.
And I can’t wait for you all to meet the rest of the boys in their stories which are coming very soon!
Read Christian’s story in The Greek’s Pregnant Bride by Michelle Smart
Read Stefan’s story in The Sicilian’s Surprise Wife by Tara Pammi
And read Zayed’s story in The Sheikh’s Wedding Contract by Andie Brock
And don’t forget to read Ruby and Tate’s story in Jennifer Hayward’s Society Weddings prequel – Society Wedding Secrets – and see the boys causing a flurry of havoc in their final days of bachelorhood! Available for FREE online now!
And in the meantime tell me…whose story are you most excited for?! And where in the world would you hold your own fabulous Society Wedding?