And a brief coming-up-for-air update.
It was an overhaul again–HIS AT NIGHT, that is. One of those days I’d love to have only revisions but so far it’s been overhaul after overhaul. It’s still not finished yet, but it’s getting there and of course it was worth it.
Heard briefly from my fellow blogger Meredith at the end of October. She is superbusy in India but will hopefully be able to breathe easier soon. We miss you, Meredith.
And now onto the covers. 🙂
First up, German PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS. I have seen some German covers before–I think the Smart Bitches fugged one Laura Kinsale cover that was spectacularly clashingly purple and pink or some such hot mess. And I wanted one of those: Every historical romance writer should have an old-skool cover. But I got a perfectly tasteful one instead. A Regency, which totally cracks me up, since I write about 90 years later. My German editor was apologetic for the wrong hair color on the hero, as apparently publishing houses there do not have a huge pool of covers from which to choose. The title translates into “An Almost Perfect Marriage.”
The Thai cover for NOT QUITE A HUSBAND had me jazzed. It’s my first landscape cover. Folks, I’ve arrived! 🙂 The mountains on the cover look more like the north of Spain than the Himalayas, but it is very lovely indeed. (And let’s face it, the Everest brings to mind oxygen deprivation and chilblains rather than passion’s undying flame.) (Hmm, passion’s undying flame. I think my dream job would have been to write blurbs for romances in the seventies and early eighties.)
And if I were a bestselling author, as is alleged on this cover, I need to know. 🙂