While we’re all still anticipating the launch of Kiss of the Rose book #1 in the Tudor Vampire Chronicles on August 3rd, (well, I’m anticipating it!) I’m just finishing writing book #2. The basic premise of the series is to cover one of King Henry VIII’s wives in each book. So the first book involves Queen Katherine of Aragon, Henry’s first wife.

The second book will feature the lady pictured above, Anne Boleyn, probably one of the best known of Henry’s queens. A woman who has inspired numerous works of fiction, films and scholarly reviews. The book will also feature the same hero and heroine, Christopher Ellis and Rosalind Llewellyn, from book #1. It was fun to revisit these two and other characters from book #1.

I can’t tell you a lot about book #2 yet, other than it will be called Blood of the Rose and that it will come out in February 2011. We’re currently talking about the cover and back cover copy, which happens very early on in the process. I can tell you that it is good though, and that I’m very pleased with it.

Here’s Showtime’s “The Tudor’s” version of Anne, just to compare. 🙂