I have finished books. Not cover flats, although those were lovely and exciting, and not ARCs, although I squeed over those, too. No. These are the real deal! Finished, completed, ready to be read by people other than my family and friends, and a few select and cherished reviewers.
See how pretty?
I did take a few pics of myself holding up a copy and smiling, but had to delete them. Upon mature consideration, it became clear that no reader in her right mind would buy a book written by someone sporting such a wild, maniacal grin.
Now what this really means for all of you lovely people who've been clamoring for an early peek at Can't Stand the Heat is that I have one, single, solitary Advance Reading Copy I've been saving for a rainy day. What do you think I should do with that ARC, hmmm? I'm thinking contest. Maybe even a recipe contest, where you'd send in your favorite recipe featuring something summery like corn or tomatoes. I'd pick the one that sounds best and award that cook a free, signed copy of my last ARC of Can't Stand the Heat.
What do you think?
Thursday, August 13, 2009