2011, phew. Where did 2010 go? I need to better chronicle my life. I can never remember anything.
Anyway, here’s a lovely foreign cover of NOT QUITE A HUSBAND to start the year.
I think the French like their romances set in exotic locales. Bryony is never in native attire, if memory serves, but the Indian aspect, instead of being downplayed on the U.S. cover, is unambiguously emphasized here.
My favorite part of the cover, no doubt, is the band on the bottom that declares this book to have won the “Prize of the best historical romance of 2010.” Hee. The book came out in the beginning of November 2010, so I won the RITA just in time for it to be emblazoned across the cover.
In other exciting news, NQAH came in #18 in the All About Romance Top 100 Romances poll. I am completely thrilled. NQAH is my favorite, my own, my precioussss. Debut books usually get all the attention so I’m really happy that NQAH, not a debut book, went so high.
As for the new books–the Fitzmaurice Trilogy–I am chugging along on pace for them. Did a big push for book 1 in December. So at beginning of 2011 the book is at the halfway point. And now the story for book 2 has finally fallen into place in my head, i.e., I’ve got a grip on the hero now–no puns intended at all. 🙂
This morning, as I was reflecting on at last getting inside the hero’s head, I realized that with the exception of DELICIOUS, which was about the hero’s honor, the epiphanies PA, NQAH, and HAN have all revolve around how much the hero loves the heroine. Also book 1 of the Fitzmaurice Trilogy, which is tentatively called An Affair with the Duke (formerly known as Fornicating with the Duke).
The crux of Book 2, however, is going to be quite a different kettle of fish. It will be an interesting book. Or at least it won’t be like any of my other books. Might be dicey for readers, but it is very exciting for me as a writer so I will quit blogging and work on it some more. 🙂
A belated Happy New Year to all, and may your 2011 be a year filled with good books, good friends, comfort, love, and security.