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So, The Baby Bargain has been out about four weeks now. When I originally singed with Entangled Publisher I was cautious and a bit unsure. But now, after three solid weeks in their top ten (the first week out the sales were just building) , I am thrilled with the publisher. I’m very pleased with the editing process (I’m sure mistakes got through–digital is like that for many reasons) but their editing at all the stages including revision, copy edit and proofreading was as rigorous as any I’ve ever been through. My editor not only edits, but answers every question I have and cares as much as I do about the book. So far, I love this publisher All they work me hard, that’s something I respect (when I’m not griping, LOL).
Then there’s my beloved THE PROPOSITION. It did pretty well for the first of three books in a series. I decided to take a risk and offer it to a reviewer known to be brutally honest. She read it last night and contacted me today to let me know she really liked it. This, for me was a huge personal validation. The review will be up on her site next week, and I’ll link it then. But you guys have been with me through all this so I just wanted to share.
Now for our Wednesday Hunk, I went to iStock to use up some credits I had leftover there. It’s a small picture, but what do you think?
Is he hunk worthy?
April 10th, 2013 at 2:33 am · Link
Yes, he’s worthy. Beautiful smiling eyes. He’s a keeper for me.
What – you didn’t trust our opinion – I’m kidding. That must make you on cloud nine after the review. We agree – it’s good.
It’s great hat you’ve have such a good publisher who works with and really cares about your work. I’m glad you found them. Even when things get hard it must be nice to know they have your back too.
Speaking of tough – is Sloane behaving? That guy has to get in gear ;).
Have a great day!
April 10th, 2013 at 3:59 am · Link
He works for me, but for one little thing, his teeth are too white. Otherwise he’s good, real good. One anotehr note, how can she not like THE PROPOSITION, I mean it’s one of the greatest books of all time, and personally I cannot wait for the next one. (I gotta know though is Sloane behaving, cause if not he needs a time out .) Finally I have to say that having a publisher who answers questions, and that you get along with is great, especially for those of us who love your books.
April 10th, 2013 at 7:06 am · Link
You go, girl! Congrats on the success of your new books. Not surprising, imo, though. They both rocked hard.
He’s hunk worthy, but not quite Wing Slayer material. He looks too carefree to hang with the boys.
April 10th, 2013 at 8:23 am · Link
Thanks for the canidate. I think he can be a WS. Not everything has to be a struggle. He is a nice reminder of just carefree fun. Which I think we all could use more of.
I am glad that you are having a good experience with Entangled. But remember how much you can do on your own too. Finding a balance of contract publishing writing and your own self publishing books would (I think) help to balance your creative and practial writting needs.
April 10th, 2013 at 10:57 am · Link
Viki, I do trust your opinion! Really! I even thought about that before I wrote the blog. It’s more about the things I was told I couldn’t do, including getting this particular review–does that make sense?
Sloane is mostly behaving. Kat’s the one who–at the end–looked at me and said, “Is that who you think I am? Maybe I was, but not anymore.” And I was like…*&%&* and banged my head on the desk knowing she’s right. So I’ll have to figure that out. But I’ve got a lot to rewrite before I get there. But man, she caught me by surprise.
And thank you for all the support!
April 10th, 2013 at 11:01 am · Link
Amanda, LOL on the teeth, I hadn’t noticed. Now I do
Thank you on THE PROPOSITION! That means so much to me. And I promise, I’m working hard as I can on POSSESSION. I can’t tell if it’s good or not, but the editor I’m working with will tell me–that why I hired her. She’s good and honest.
Sloane can use a time out–or I can. One of us needs it! But he’s mostly cooperating.
April 10th, 2013 at 11:02 am · Link
B.E. hope you’re getting settled in!
He does look carefree, maybe we’ll have to challenge him a little bit and see if he’s up to hanging with the big boys
And thank you! You’re been great to me and I appreciate it.
April 10th, 2013 at 11:06 am · Link
Kat you said it! We all need reminders to enjoy life a little bit, and he can do that for us.
Love your comment about the balance between publisher and indie (self publishing). Those of us doing both are calling ourselves hybrids. I am doing both, right now I’m working on my self pubbed book I don’t exactly do it on my own though, I hire excellent help like my editor. But I know what you meant and it’s much appreciated!
April 10th, 2013 at 2:22 pm · Link
Had a great trip to New Orleans but I missed y’all! Today’s candidate is a cutie. He might be more former Marine than Wing Slayer but he’s a keeper either way!
I am absolutely thrilled that your books are doing so well, Jen! That makes me happy dance.
Happy Hump Day, witches!
April 11th, 2013 at 11:15 am · Link
Silver, welcome back!! We missed you! And thanks so much