That’s what it felt like, anyway. Monday afternoon of this week, a Fedex truck pulled into my driveway and I was handed an envelope. Inside was something that made me do a little dance and hug my dog. It was a letter from Random House, giving me back the rights to seven of my books.
For those who may not know how the publishing world works, when you sell a book to a publisher, you sell them the rights to publish that book in whatever form they want, for however long they want. If they keep reprinting it, they could hold the rights forever. Most authors, myself included, assume they will hold onto those rights at least until the advance they paid on the book, even though ten or fifteen years has gone by, is earned out.
Sometimes an author lucks out and gets those rights back. I lucked out big time this week. And in the coming weeks, my readers…or anyone who wants to try some good old fashioned swashbuckling romance will be able to buy my backlist books at half the price they were listed at before.
First up, live now at Amazon and Smashwords is ACROSS A MOONLIT SEA, the first in the Pirate Wolf series. Good old fashioned swashing and buckling; there’s even a pure Errol Flynn scene where the hero grabs hold of the heroine and a line of rigging and swings her across from the deck of one burning ship to the safety of another. augh! swoon! Comes with a spiffy new cover too, so if you’re looking for something to fill your Kindle or your Nook…take a pirate to bed with you tonight *g*
NEXT WEEK, look for the Robin Hood trilogy, my three Award Winning medievals, Through A Dark Mist, In the Shadow of Midnight, and The Last Arrow. All at half the publishers price, all available for an instant download from Amazon or Smashwords. Each book stands on its own, but all three together weave my version of the Robin Hood legend. You’re seeing the covers here first…