Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Party time...again!

chinkWe all knew it was just a matter of time. Grab a martini, a glass of bubbly, or a piece of Laura Secord chocolate...it's party time again at Scribes'. We're celebrating Brown who has been busy over at The Wild Rose Press selling not only a short story but a romantic novel as well. Details to follow!

Congratulations, Brown!!!!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A short film for the interlude...

Am lost in book world at the moment, so find myself completely unable to provide intelligent comment on anything. Instead I thought I'd provide this lovely assortment of good-looking men in breeches. And let's face it, wouldn't we all take a good looking man in breeches over intelligent comment every time?

(Or is that just me being very, very shallow?)

This is mainly for Eva, who writes a damn fine Regency hero. Of course, the James D'arcy bits are for me.

(I love youtube. Thank you to the person who put this together so I can waste my working day watching it.)


Wednesday, May 09, 2007

What's in a title?

Not a whole heck of a lot.

Regardless, I reckon a lot of time and effort goes into finding just the right title for a book. Even if the rumours are true, and the editor/publisher or even, egads, the marketing department, has the final say-so on the book's title, many writers will want at least an interim label, usueful during pitches, for example — correct me if I'm wrong, Brown— or simply when referring to the wip among writerly friends (not to mention thinking of the thing to one's self).

This past weekend I read my first Louise Allen historical, A Most Unconventional Courtship. I loved it! Louise goes to the top of my Wish List. While at Amazon, a fun place to hang out, I checked out some of her other offerings. I came across this: two titles by different authors, both of which are now sitting in said Wish List.


(Actually, I succumbed and bought Loretta's book a day or two ago. I'm trying to read it slowly because I enjoy her prose so much. Darius and Charlotte are relentless, however, forever spurring me on to read more, more, more.)

Now I think I know why the Presents line, for instance, uses so many qualifiers in its titles. We can't have simply The Defiant Mistress or The Captive Virgin; instead, it's The Italian's Defiant Mistress or The Sheikh's Captive Virgin or The Hungarian's Virgin Bride. This way, there's less likelihood of finding five books by the same name, all written by different authors.

Now I get it. Duuuhhh!

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Friday, May 04, 2007


As if it's not enough that I've already written one blog in the last month, I now find myself having to write a second and I should actually be eating my breakfast and heading off to work.

Still, some things are more important.

I just found out from Amanda Ashby's blog - who found out from Amazon - that yesterday was the official release date for the hardback version of India's book: The Italian's Defiant Mistress.
Yes folks! You can now actually buy this much-talked about book and get to read it at last!

And India, might I suggest you dust off your old trumpet and practise blowing it now and again!

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