Marsha Canham's Blog

June 3, 2011

Christmas in June.

Filed under: Caesars Through the Fence — marshacanham @ 4:40 am

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…








  1. Happy Dance is, no doubt, an understatement of how your felt when you opened that envelope. But it’s not just a boon for you, my friend. It’s a huge boon for readers and lovers of historical romance. Congrats, Marsha, for winning one for the ‘good guys’ (read; authors). LOL

    Comment by Jill Metcalf — June 3, 2011 @ 4:53 am | Reply

  2. Congrats. I look forward to reading those Medievals. I had no idea you even wrote any medievals. I just really love your Pirates.

    Comment by Kary Rader — June 3, 2011 @ 4:57 am | Reply

  3. Congrats.. !!!

    Comment by Pilot — June 3, 2011 @ 6:36 am | Reply

  4. Cannot reply, as have fainted from joy. Congratulations. Can’t wait to get these babies on my reader.

    Comment by Anna C. Bowling — June 3, 2011 @ 11:34 am | Reply

  5. Very cool. I like the new covers but I really liked the covers with Rob Ashton on them. He was steamy. When I first read Across a Moonlit Sea…I opened the cover and there was this really gorgeous man. I showed my sister because she was dating a guy that looked similiar to him. Since then my sister has tried to collect all the Rob Ashton covers.
    Best wishes. Hopefully your bank account overflows.
    PS These were some of my favs (all your books are) and I think Griffyn Renaud was my favorite hero of all time. There were so many wonderful facets to him.

    Comment by Juliet — June 3, 2011 @ 6:26 pm | Reply

  6. Congrats to you!

    Comment by Kelli Doubek — June 5, 2011 @ 3:31 am | Reply

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