Thursday, February 02, 2006
Gladiator's Honour in hardback
The postman brought a wonderful surprise today. My author's copies of Gladiator's Honour. It was wonderfully exciting to open the package and see it there in all its glory.
I know that there will other packages to open, particularly when the paperbacks get published.
But nothing beats that first moment, when you pull back the rather stubborn bit of cardboard and all is revealed.
My dh who happens to be home tday, blanched a bit when he read the back cover as I don't think he realised quite how racy this is. He did smile at the dedication and the biography, so that is good. It is about all I expect him to read....Racy romance is not really his thing.
I have signed the first copy I took out of the box, dated it and put author's copy and a huge number one on it. This is so I am never tempted to get rid of it.
Now I am a little nervous about reading it. Will it match up to my expectations or will I simply groan and think -- why didn't I do it differently?