The Dangerous Game
A classic romance from the winner of
the Random House/Woman’s Day Romantic Fiction Prize
M y first novel and the first published. I wrote it under the pen name Louise Grant and entered it in the Woman's Day/Random House romantic fiction competition, an Australia-wide contest. The grand prize was $10,000 and a publishing contract with Random House, which ensured it attracted thousands of entries spanning the gamut of romantic fiftion—and I won!
The Dangerous Game went on to short-list for the Romantic Novel of the Year with the Romance Writers of Australia.
I since expanded the story by about 20,000 words and republished it with my original, and preferred, working title Noble Satyr.
The Dangerous Game was chosen as a ‘jolly good read for the summer holidays’ by The Weekend Australian Book Review (a national newspaper), one of only two books featured by a first-time author. Sales were strong and when chosen as the book of the day at the Australian Online Bookshop it immediately sold out and was listed in their top ten fiction sellers.
I chose the cover art so it truly reflects my style. Now out of print it nevertheless continues to attract loyal fans from those who manage to find a copy.
Arrow Paperback ISBN 0 09 183567 4
Louise Grant’s historical romance The Dangerous Game is a classic. I really enjoy historicals by Random House and Transworld Australia (Bantam) (now joined). They fall outside the usual mold for historical romance, and it is obvious their authors are experts in their fields. The plots are complex and The Dangerous Game certainly lived up to this concept. This is an enjoyable classic romance, a page-turner and thoroughly recommended by this reviewer.
Frances Grattan, Angelfire