Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Peccati e Piacere (Sins and Pleasure)

by Jina Bacarr

Peccati e Piacere (Sins and Pleasure) is now available at a bookstore near you!

If you live in Italy.

So why am I so excited about this book? Because it’s what they call in Italy a “Special Edition“--three books in one!! And my book is one of them.

The Italian version of my first Harlequin Spice, The Blonde Geisha, is included in this Special Edition published by Harlequin Italy along with other two novels written by fabulous authors Gena Showalter and Kayla Perrin.

I had the opportunity to sit next to Kayla at the RWA Conference in Atlanta in 2006 and sign copies of The Blonde Geisha and later in 2008, I signed books with Gena Showalter at the BEA (Book Expo) in Los Angeles.

I’m so excited about this special Italian edition of our books that I put together a short video promo in Italian about “Peccati e Piacere.”

Here is the English translation:

"Many women today do not want to be just prey. Tired of waiting for the right man, they take on the role of the hunter. Pleasure is at hand, you just have the courage to grasp it …Six women can no longer deny their hunger for seduction and transgression: they decide to unleash their claws, whether engaged in the mysterious and fascinating profession of geisha or pampered by masseurs in Las Vegas, Naomi, Kathlene, Lishelle and the others are determined to experience exciting emotions and indulge in their uncontrollable impulses. Engaged in their passion, danger is lurking…"

So what are your sins and pleasure?

Ciao, ciao!


The Blonde Samurai
“She embraced the way of the warrior. Two swords. Two loves.”


Wynter Daniels said...

Congratulations on the Italian release. I love the title and I know Italian women will love your work!

Jina Bacarr said...

Grazie, Wynter!! Italy is a big market for books--I saw a lot of independent bookstores on my last trip to Venice.

Katie Reus said...

Ooh, I love the cover!! And you're with two other awesome authors. Very cool :)

Michelle Polaris said...


So cool. And in Italian everything seems more sexy. Beautiful cover.

Cara McKenna said...

Wow, so exciting! I give you permission to celebrate by drinking too much Italian wine.

Jina Bacarr said...

Katie, glad you like the cover! All the "Passion" or Spice/Erotic books published by Harlequin in Italy have that pretty pink flower on the cover. It's instant recognition for the reader.

Gena and Kayla are super nice and super authors -- and did you notice our names all end in "a"?

Jina Bacarr said...

I agree with you, Michelle, re: everything in Italian seeming sexy. The language is so musical--a song on your lips every time you speak!

Jina Bacarr said...

Cara--ah, vino!! The drink of the gods...add some ravioli, breadsticks and salad...and you know what's for dessert!

Dalton Diaz said...

OOh, so what are the odds you'll get to promo - in Italy?

Congrats, Jina. Very exciting!