1) First things first.

I have a free story for you.

claimingtheduchess

 

It’s Fitzhugh Trilogy #0.5, a story of about 6,500 words.  Here’s the blurb:

Clarissa, the widowed Duchess of Lexington, has two great loves: the reticent and reclusive Mr. James Kingston and her faithful correspondent Miss Julia Kirkland, whom Clarissa has never met. 

Now both Mr. Kingston and Miss Kirkland are due to arrive at Clarissa’s house—and Clarissa is about to find out that nothing of either is as she has been led to believe…

And did I mention that it’s FREE? You can get it for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and your iDevice. You can also, if you’d prefer, download it as a pdf here.

Enjoy!

2) Phew, it’s been crazy busy.

I’ve been bouncing between various drafts of MY BEAUTIFUL ENEMY, the upcoming historical romance, and THE PERILOUS SEA, sequel to THE BURNING SKY, my YA fantasy.  Now THE PERILOUS SEA is all done—the galleys were turned in on April 3.  And I finished copyedits and final revisions on MY BEAUTIFUL ENEMY on April 22.

You may or may not know that MY BEAUTIFUL ENEMY is what I’ve long referred to as my martial-arts semi-epic.  Or more precisely, it’s the second half of it, the romance half.  The actual semi-epic spans nearly twenty-years and I am planning to self-publish the first half, which is less a romance than a historical YA.

My hope is to get it out slightly before MY BEAUTIFUL ENEMY–it is a prequel, after all.  But we’ll see whether I manage it. It is only half-done writing wise, and it doesn’t even have a title or a cover yet.  But it does have a webpage where you can read an excerpt. How’s that for priorities?  :-)

And if you haven’t seen the covers for my two confirmed 2014 releases, here they are.

mybeautifulenemy

theperiloussea

3) Audio covers

burning-sky-adio

I recently listened to THE BURNING SKY, in preparation for THE PERILOUS SEA’s galleys–I wanted to make sure that there were no continuity errors whatsoever.  And boy, I loved it.  I cooked tons, my house was spic-and-span, and I even pulled all the weeds from the yard.  :-)

luckiest-audio

Audio for LUCKIEST LADY happened super fast.  Tantor offered for the rights in the beginning of February, and by March it was already available!

tempting-audio

This one is not out yet, but I figure it won’t be too long now, since we already have the cover.

4) Foreign covers

But of course.  :-)

russian-beguiling

Russian Beguiling the Beauty

 

Russian Ravishing the Heiress

Russian Ravishing the Heiress

 

Russian Tempting the Bride

Russian Tempting the Bride

Russian covers.  Instantly recognizable.  :-) And now two French ones.

French Ravishing the Heiress

French Ravishing the Heiress

 

French Tempting the Bride

French Tempting the Bride

The girl in French TEMPTING THE BRIDE looks a bit like Emma Stone to me. Now a few covers from the Far East.

Tempting the Bride Taiwan

Tempting the Bride Taiwan

I love the title for the complex Chinese edition of Tempting the Bride.  It is Lake Sahara, which is a wonderful allusion to David’s hopes and dreams.

Private Arrangements Taiwan

Private Arrangements Taiwan

The title for the above is quite sexy, something along the lines of Bedchamber Tryst. It reminds me that I realized, years after the fact, that any romance with the word “private” in the title–unless it refers to a soldier–is basically signaling “here be nooky”. :-)

Vietnamese Beguiling the Beauty

Vietnamese Beguiling the Beauty

I can never find bigger images of my Vietnamese editions.

And now, last but not least, because it’s the first foreign cover for Luckiest Lady, I present you, Love something Knowledge something Marquess. (Alas I can only read Kanji and can’t extract the full title to put through Google Translate.)  :-)

Japanese The Luckiest Lady in London

Japanese The Luckiest Lady in London

And that’s it for this edition of the omnibus.  :-)

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6 Responses
  1. Kim says:

    Hi, Sherry – I downloaded your free ebook, but I haven’t had a chance to read it yet. I’m just finishing up Meredith Duran’s new book, Fool Me Twice, & really enjoying it. If you get a chance to read it, it’s another winner.

    It sounds like you’re always working on something. Hopefully, you get some fun time with your family and can just relax. Back-to-back books must be a lot of work.

    Finally, you mentioned last summer that your creative juices were running a little low on historical plots. Are you contracted past My Beautiful Enemy or will you be taking a break? Hopefully, you’re brimming with ideas, since you have such a unique voice in the historical genre. Each of your books is always special read.

    You’ve conquered historicals, YAs, now wuxia. Perhaps we’ll see that contemporary someday.

    Take care.

    • Hi Kim,

      I’m working on the contemporary, as we speak. It’s still my escape, my little thrill on the side.

      I would like to first have a solid idea for a new historical before I ponder more contracts. The last two have both been old manuscripts pulled out from the dusty interstices of my laptop’s hard drive but there are no more usable old manuscripts to be refashioned.

      And I am behind on my reading of the divine Meredith, which I must now remedy.

      • Kim says:

        That’s great that you had useable material on your hard drive. Other authors often joke that none of their old manuscripts will ever see the light of day.

        Your faithful readers will just have to be patient until you’re ready to write another historical. Brilliance can’t be rushed. :)

        I remember reading a portion of your contemporary several yrs ago. It must have been posted on your site. Hopefully, you’ll publish it one day.

  2. Michelle says:

    The Japanese Luckiest Lady in London is: The Marquess who Learned how to Love. I can only read hiragana :-)

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