My darling Gentle Reader, I am in the enviable position of being In
Demand. Well, my new book is. Or, more to the point, my new book which
isn't out until next February is.
It's not secret in some circles (namely Goodreads) that ARCs of E&E
are getting out into the universe. There have even been some very kind and lovely reviews
already. I was under the impression ARCs were not being sent out until
closer to the release of the book in February of 2013. I think that this
is because if we sent them out too soon people will forget about it by
the time the actual book releases and what would be the point of that?
know that you, Gentle Reader would never forget! But for others there's
a sudden house move, or a surprise wedding, or an invasion of chutney
daemons and then silly books about chubby floating Finishing Schools and
a young girl with a nose for covert activities get forgotten.
A year is a very long time.
some ARCs are being distributed from my publishers at promotional
conferences this spring and summer. I haven't sent any out. No one is
playing favoritism. I believe some turned up at one of the librarian
conventions recently and were given out on a first-come first-serve
basis to teen readers and a few bloggers.
is all entirely outside of my control. I try really hard to play as
fair as possible on my blog and other social media. So far, I have only
passed along ARCs to my beta readers and my mother, and even they are
under orders to guard them with the might of a thousand barking tiny
promise, as soon as I am given the OK I will run some sort of little
give away for some of the ARCs. Winners will be random number generated,
so anyone who wants to participate will have a chance at an ARC
regardless of location, blogging power, or social media standing. Cross
my little heart!
GAIL'S DAILY DOSE
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
What would Jane Austen's hero have packed for the weekend? Travel in the second half of the Eighteenth Century.
PROJECT ROUND UP
Deportment & Deceit
~ The Finishing School Book the Second:
Working first draft.
Etiquette & Espionage
~ The Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 2013.
~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless
) First chapter reviewed, drops on YenPlus
April 12th. Print release tentatively
~ Parasol Protectorate Book the Last. Out now!
~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First:
Release date Fall 2013.
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Quote of the Day:
"To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life."
~ W. Somerset Maugham