Thursday, January 27, 2011

February belongs to "Belonging"

Bat bitches unite! For those who didn't see it over on Title Magic, here's the cover for "Belonging." Gay vampires, male prostitution, hot guy-on-guy action, slayers loose in the streets, references to "The Wizard of Oz" -- this one's got it all. I'm working on the final edits now. I have to work fast because I've been told the release date is Monday, February 7. That's what I love about e-publishing, the quick turnaround. No waiting for two years to see your book on the market.

I was also told there'd be a print version later in the year. I'm not complaining, but I am wondering because I thought the minimum word count for print was 60,000. "Belonging" clocked in at a little over 53K. Same for "Love on the Wild Side." Both stories together don't equal 60K words. This is good news of a sort, because it means we don't have to bloat up our anthology stories in order to make print. If we all end up with stories of only 10-15,000 words, we'll still be okay.

Our first storm dumped about 3-4 inches on us, then we had a break of a couple of hours, then Part 2 came along and delivered another 6-8 inches overnight. I just got finished excavating my car. Living in the northeast isn't fun this year.

Excerpts and a possible new blog to follow around release day. Since that's a Monday, which is my post day, it'll probably mean a blog. Now, who in the cast reads vampire romances, Maggie or Lamar?


Rebecca Murray said...

Bat Biches Unite! The mental image that gave me is great! Good luck on the new release, Pat!

Savanna Kougar said...

Pat, excitement is racing my blood. Congrats, on your next release!

I say Maggie would be diving into this read while popping bonbons and some blood wine.

Serena Shay said...

Congrats on the upcoming release, Pat! Love that cover!