In fact this book's arrival gave me cause to pause and reflect. I've been working really hard these last few years, concentrating on novel-length and giving my work the best possible attention to justify the editors who loved my ideas and put their trust in me. I was inspired by wonderful characters who wanted me to tell their stories and my output over the last eighteen months exceeded anything I'd ever managed before. Meanwhile 2012 evolved into the biggest year for erotic romance ever. Exciting times!
For me 2012 was relatively quiet because I didn't have a new novel length publication to share with readers. I knew it was coming. I'd done the work and the titles were listed. I wrote through a tough year on the personal front, but I couldn't yet see the results out there when it was such a huge year for the genre. It's one of the oddities of being a writer -- waiting for publication day to roll around -- and it's one of many things that requires patience and tenacity in this business. Back-to-back titles is a terrific way to connect with readers, a wonderful opportunity, but it does mean a longer wait.
Anyway, I was a good girl (no really! ;) and I was as patient as I could be. Then today my author copies for THE LIBERTINE arrived from HQN Books, and..... I had a moment... :) I've had so many different author copies arrive recently that it finally hit me. This is all the work I've done, actualised in print. It was really emotional for me, bearing witness that way. For a lot of last year it seemed so far away. But now I have three titles out back-to-back over the next three months, with foreign editions listed for the UK, Australia and Sweden already, and another 2 book series in the pipeline.
And the books look amazing! The jpg didn't prepare me for the beautiful end product.
This one is due out March 1st. Who wants one now? :)
If you're a reviewer and you would like an ARC to review please get in touch with me via the email link in the right hand column. I'm also giving three copies away to readers who leave me a comment on this post. I'll keep the giveaway open until Monday morning 8 am GMT.
His powers could save her from ruin, or guide her swiftly to it..
Lennox Taskill is a dissolute rogue, a powerful witch who some say even trades his enchantments for profit when it pleases him. His only loyalty is to his coven, his disdain for humanity sealed by the searing memory of his mother burning at the stake. So when the wife of a wealthy landlord comes seeking his help, the beguiling Chloris Keavey unwittingly presents Lennox with his greatest opportunity for distraction...and retribution.
By failing to produce an heir, Chloris faces a terrible threat: being turned out by her heartless husband. Now, she vows to get with child, even if it means surrendering her body—and soul—to Lennox’s seductive magic. But with a witch hunt brewing, Lennox and Chloris are soon risking everything for their forbidden nights of ecstasy…and to protect the secret that could cost them their lives."Walker deftly spins a captivating tale that will have readers holding their collective breath until the last page is turned." Publishers Weekly review.
Here's the UK print version of THE HARLOT, due out in WHSmiths and supermarkets Feb 1st.
And here's the Australian version of THE HARLOT. In Australia all three Taskill books are coming out in print, bi-monthly, 1st Feb, 1st April and 1st June.
Leave me a comment for a chance to win a copy of THE LIBERTINE.
Have a great weekend!