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There’s a strange thing happening today – the sky which has
been grey and cloudy and miserablefor –
well, for ages it seems,is suddenly
blue with justtiny bits of wispy clouds
here and there. And there is a strange golden thing shining high up there in
the blue . . . and it’s warm! I’m told
it’s called the sun! I haven’t been
outside when there was any warmth -or
any sunshining in I don’t know how
long.Last week, the clocks changed here
in the UK and it seems like at last spring is finally on its way.
After a cold, difficult few weeks,suddenly things look so much brighter.And there has beena good week on the books front that have
added to the brightness too. Sometimes I
can go for weeks and weeks with nosign
of any books being delivered –then suddenly there’s a whole rush of them. Believe me, even when the days are bleak and
cold that can brighten things up instantly.
And it’s even more funwhen the deliver brings a collection of foreign editions, translations
into different languages,all with
different cover designs. It always intrigues me howdifferently the same books can be presented
all over the world.
Here’s a few of the books I’ve had this week.
There was the Norwegian edition of The Twelve Month Mistress. The USA edition wassexy and sensual -the Norwegian copy (in a 3 in 1 collection) has this pretty, spring like edition.
One of my favouritethings about the Czech editions is the way my name change – I become
Kate Walkerova!Not quite as much fun as
my fellow author (Historical) who becomes Elizabeth Rollsovabut it’s still fun. And the cover of this
edition of The Konstantos Marriage Demand has just
the right atmosphere (and the suggestion of sun and heat to make me sigh even on
this milder spring day.)
There was a great delivery from Japan -the new Japanese edition of The Devil and
Miss Jonesand a
fabulous Manga reprint of a book that came out12 years ago – The Hostage Bride- that now has a great new lease of life in this specialised art form. Don’t you think the illustrations are just
great- and the cover is wonderful.
But perhaps the best delivery was the box full of my brand
new title – A Throne For The Taking,There’s nothing to beat thatmoment when you open the parcel and first
hold yourprinted and bound book in your
hands. If I open it and read the pages, I can remember writing those words –
the moments of inspiration and the places
where an editorgave her input! But it
all seems so different nowa real book
rather than a work in progress.I only
have the Presents editions right now,
but the M&B Modern one will arrive
soon.And then in a few weeks it will be
publication day.Now there’s something to brighten the days – no mater what the sun
I hope you have some brighterdays to makeyou smile now.AndI hope to brighten someone’s days today
too.I have to apologise that liferather exploded which meant I never managed
to pick the winners of my giveaway last month. I originally had one book to
give away but because of the delay, I got Charlie to pick two winners – and they
are Linda Henderson and Mary Kirkland. Mary and Linda will you please email me ( kate
AT kate-walker dot com) and I’ll sort out the books for you.
Kate’s latest hero is Alexei Sarova, a black sheep prince
who has to face up to a new and unexpected destiny. A Throne For the Taking
will be published in the Royal and Ruthless miniseries on May 21st in Presents and in June in UK
Other up to date news and details of all Kate’s books can be
found on her web site and in her blog.