January is already half over and I am nearly in shock. That just means we’re almost to that time when I have to say farewell to a story that’s been kept private and let it into the hands of the masses.
This is both a very exciting and nerve-wracking thing for authors. While it’s thrilling that our “baby” will finally be let loose and the demands from excited readers will stop (only temporarily as soon they will once again start demanding the next book), it can also be nerve-wracking. Is the story just right? Will my true fans and loyal readers (you know, the ones you write for not the cynics) love it as much as the last? Is the story compelling? Will everyone fall as madly in love with the hero as I did?
Well, the honest-to-goodness truth is, I’ll never really know the answer to all of these questions, BUT you have the opportunity to form an early opinion!
1. eARCs (electronic advanced review copies) will be available for request starting Friday.*
2. Win it before you can buy it opportunity is available by commenting on a recent interview I did: http://www.girl-who-reads.com/2013/01/meet-author-rose-gordon.html (Please note, you do not need to gush or make a list of flattering remarks about me or my books, just a simple comment will do! Be sure to let me know here or on my Facebook page that you did this and your name will be entered into the drawing. Since the book in question is a digital copy, this opportunity is open internationally.)
3. As promised, I have an updated blurb for His Jilted Bride:
It’s her wedding day and there is no groom in sight. But why should Amelia Brice be surprised? Hiram, Lord Friar is known for having no gentleman’s honor to speak of and his jilting her on their wedding day makes it official.
Elijah Banks cannot allow his childhood friend to continue to be shamed this way. It’s been almost an hour past the time when the wedding was to start, and that bounder still hasn’t shown up. Unable to sit still a second longer, Elijah does the only thing that seems logical from where he stands: kidnap the bride and marry her himself in order to escape this scandal with one far more forgiving for a young lady’s reputation.
The only trouble is, she has a secret…but so does he; hers is big…but his is bigger.
4. As tradition demands, I’ll be posting Mr. Gordon’s oh-so-helpful editorial suggestions soon. And maybe even a sample chapter…
Enjoy your day!
*Requesting an eARC does not guarantee it will be granted. Please email me if you’d like to request an eARC to review.