Every now and then in an author’s life, we get to revisit our work after months have gone by. It’s the final pass before things go to print. The only things we can correct are typos, so if we cringe at a particular turn of phrase, we just have to grin and bear it at this point.
One of my literary children has come home for me to take a final look–Between a Rake and a Hard Place. I’ve been reading it since yesterday afternoon while the DH submerged himself in football.
And I love it! Sometimes, when I’m working intensely on a book, I get so close to the characters I can’t see them clearly any more. It’s like a Monet painting. It only makes sense from across the room. Same thing with my hero and heroine. I need a bit of time to pass before I’m able to see that they really were the fleshed out, breathing on their own kind of characters I hope to create each time.
Sir Jonah Sharp is a man who can do what’s needed, whether it’s removing an enemy of the Crown permanently or seducing a lady well above his station. He expects Lady Serena to be a typical pudding-headed debutante, ripe for the plucking. But the lady has ideas of her own, including a list of forbidden pleasures she’s determined to try before she must accept the suit of the royal duke.
When Jonah discovers he’s an item on Lady Serena’s list, he wonders just who’s seducing whom.
I have an ARC of Between a Rake & a Hard Place I’d love to give to a random commenter today! Here’s the topic to get us started:
I forgot I was supposed to blog here today. I can’t tell you how stupid that makes me feel. If you’d like to cheer me up, share the last thing YOU forgot to do too!