Hello, and welcome to the exciting world of the Orsini family!
I began writing about this Sicilian-American family two
years ago, though the characters had been in my head longer than that.
A Mafioso Don. His seemingly-compliant wife. Their four sons
who despise their father and have made their own ways in the world.
The characters came alive with breathtaking swiftness. I
could see them, hear them; I could hardly wait to get them on paper.
I planned four books, one for each Orsini brother. Almost as
an afterthought, I decided to include two sisters, mostly to give this powerful
family some feminine counterpoint.
I had no plans for telling their stories—and no idea that
neither Anna or Isabella would tolerate being overlooked! But as I told their
brothers' stories, the sisters began to elbow their way in. And then you, my
wonderful readers, took up their cause.
You e-mailed. You snail-mailed. You stopped me at conferences.
You said you'd adored Rafaelle and Dante, Nicolo and Falco… and their sisters. You
wanted to know their stories, too.
I know you'll understand when I tell you that Anna (and Izzy)
were starting to tell me the same thing.
Well, I finally got the message.
Ice Prince is Anna's story.
Anna's a tough, smart New York attorney. She's also a bundle
of conflicting signals. She wears no-nonsense business suits and killer stilettos. She has a
healthy attitude about men and sex but she's not interested in love.
Prince Draco Valenti can't figure her out. The only thing
he's sure of is that they're adversaries… and that he wants her more than he's
ever imagined wanting a woman. How can that be? Draco is sexy; he's an
incredible lover, but he's always been a man in tight control of emotions.
Until he meets Anna.
Their hot, tempestuous affair unfolds in Rome, surely one of
the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world.
Draco has a villa on the Via Appia. He has a tough time
convincing Anna to move in with him. He knows he's going to have a tougher time
convincing her to live with him once they're back in the States. Anna's not
into commitment. She's seen what happens to women when they let themselves fall
in love with strong, powerful men.
Draco comes up with a plan he's certain will solve the
Unfortunately, he neglects to share that plan with Anna.
And, just that quickly, their affair is over. Or is it?
Can a fiercely independent woman and a man accustomed to
running an empire find happiness together?
Find the answer in THE
ICE PRINCE, available right now!
And when you have time, come visit me at http://www.sandramarton.com where you'll
find news about me and all my books.
Lots of love,
P.S. Isabella's story will be on sale next month. It's called THE REAL
RIO D'AQUIA, and I think you'll find it equally exciting!