Posts Tagged ‘Max’s book’

BREAKING NEWS AT LAST!

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

It’s been a long wait, but the official news is finally in: UK and NA historicals will merge next year and be simultaneously released on both sides of the pond. So no more will you see a book on one side of the Atlantic have a cover which then appears on a completely different book on the other side. Not sure whether the UK or NA “style” will be used, but as of May 2012, only one cover per book and the English-language paper and digital editions will appear simultaneously in the UK and NA markets.

The first part of the year will be taken up with “evening out” books that have been released on one side or the other but not both; then in May, all new releases will make their appearance in both locales at the same time. Because of the shift-over, Max’s book, completed and approved this spring, won’t come out until after May and still doesn’t have an official release date. Probably it will be released soon before Will’s book, on which I’m working now. Historicals Senior editor Linda Fildew said final details on the 2012 schedule are now being sorted out, so I’m hoping to know something by summer’s end.



MAX’S BOOK ACCEPTED!

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

I’m happy and relieved to receive word from my editor that Max and Caroline’s book has been accepted and put into the system for release. No date for that, or hint of a title for the book (or, for that matter, for the series itself; it may end up eventually being called something other than “Ransleigh Rogues.”) Now on to finishing the Undone that will accompany Max’s book, the story of Caroline’s cousin Elizabeth. After that, I’ll start work on Book 2 of the Rogues, which will feature Max’s black sheep cousin Will, illegitimate son of Max’s uncle, the earl’s brother. Returning after serving with the occupation forces in Paris following Waterloo, he’s outraged that Max’s brilliant diplomatic career was destroyed at the Congress of Vienna. Vowing to find the woman responsible and drag her back to testify and exonerate Max, Will sets off for Vienna. But Elodie Lefevre turns out to be not at all like the callous femme fatale he was anticipating.



POLISHING THE DRAFT AND GIVING PRESENTS

Friday, December 17th, 2010

The draft is done and by the end of the weekend, Max, first of the Ransleigh Rogue cousins, should see the draft of his book winging its digital way to my editor. As always when finishing a book, there’s a sense of wonder in how the story and the character migrated from its first glimmerings in my mind, with Max and Caro ending up together (as always envisioned) but after traveling down ways NOT envisioned. In fact, Max wandered so far that one of his Rogue cousins not only got his name changed (from Rex to Will) but also has a new heroine…the woman who betrayed Max at the Congress of Vienna.

Although I want to move immediately into writing the Undone that should accompany Max’s book (featuring Caro’s cousin Elizabeth, a disillusioned widow who married the rake with whom she fell madly in love and came to bitterly regret it) there will still be time for holiday rejoicing. I’m looking forward to spending Christmas in Mississippi at the the new home of my oldest son and his bride, then returning home where ALL my children and their significant others will join us for New Years. Hmm…should have built a bigger house!

Then there’s the great holiday giveaway ongoing with the Harlequin Historical Authors Advent Calendar contest. The event will visit here on Sunday, December 19. All you must do to be entered for my individual prize of a $50 Amazon gift certificate and the grand prize of a Kindle 3G is to post a comment here, on the news/blog page.

Happy Holidays to all!



NEARING THE END

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

I didn’t quite make it for November, but I’m finally closing in on the end of the first Ransleigh Rogues book, featuring Magnificant Max. Five more scenes to go…and then some polishing (okay, alot of polishing) before sending it off to my editor as an early Christmas present to me. During the writing process, I discovered that one of the other rogues, Max’s cousin, originally named “Rex,” actually must be “Will”…and his heroine won’t be who I thought she was either. In the meantime, Max ended up doing some things for Caro that I hadn’t anticipated, while the interplay between them was hotter than I’d first imagined it. That’s a rogue for you, always surprising you with the unexpected!

Next up, an Undone.



 

 

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