Yes, I'm a child of the 80s and The Go-Go's song was a big part of my high school/college summers. And, funny, enough, I heard it today when I went to my neighbor's house (with the pool) after I got Genie Knows Best to my beta readers. The book is due at the end of the month, so you can see I'll be pretty busy the last few days once I get their feedback.
And then it'll be on to copy edits of I Dream of Genies, which are due the 6th. And then, on the 9th, I leave for RomCon in Denver, and THEN, I FINALLY get to go on vacation, and let me tell you, I'm going to need it! We're heading to Mt. Rushmore, Mt. Crazy Horse, Devil's Tower, Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, so it's not going to be the normal relaxing beach vacation where I lay around and play Scrabble and read books (that I didn't write). I'm kind of bummed about that, but I do want my kids to see these sights while we're still the main family unit, so I'm sucking up my beach-withdrawal and doing this.
But at least I won't have a deadline breathing down my back. Leave It To Genie isn't due for several months, so you can believe I'm going to take a bit of a breather for the month of July. Considering I'm travelling 17 days out of the 31, I think that's a good idea--for my sanity and my family's. And the scary dustballs that have taken up residence around the house in the last month that I've been on this deadline.
And, I'm actually able to relax because I just received a fantabulous quote by author, Kate Douglas, for I Dream of Genies, and thought I'd share. It's always nerve-wracking when you're waiting for your editor to get back to you with that revision letter, and a HUGE relief when she accepts the story, but you're still wondering what will the reading public say. What will the reviews be like? I have to really thank Kate for how quickly she read this (I think I sent it to her a week ago?) and also for her kind words. So, here you go, along with the back cover copy for the book. And, if you want to see the cover for Genie Knows Best, check out the Wickedly Romantic blog at : www.WickedlyRomantic.blogspot.com
What song brings back summer memories for you?
He needs to change his luck, and fast!
Matt Ewing would gladly hunt down a fortune in lucky pennies if he thought it would save his business. But for all his hoping, Matt's clueless when his long-awaited lucky charm falls in his lap in the form of a beguiling genie. He just can't believe that this beautiful woman could be the answer to his prayers...
She's been bottle up for far too long!
Spending 2,000 years in a bottle would make any woman go a little stir crazy. So when Matt releases Eden from her luxurious captivity, she's thrilled to repay him by giving him the magical boost he needs... But for all her good intentions, Eden's magical prowess is a little rusty and her magical mistakes become more than embarrassing. And though Eden knows falling in love will end her magic and immortality, she can't help but be drawn to the one man who wants her just for herself.
"I Dream of Jeannie meets Indiana Jones, and the action is on! Judi Fennell's I Dream of Genies, is a rip-roaring fun from the very first page--filled with magic, mayhem and mystery, with two of the most engaging lead characters ever written. When dreamy contractor Matt and homeless, on-the-run genie Eden aren't setting off sparks--or butterflies--they're dodging magic, fending off the evil Faruq or feeding one of the magical critters Eden accidentally conjures up with magic gone haywire. Filled with laughs, action, and an absolutely magical romance, this book is one for the keeper shelf!"
~Kate Douglas, bestselling author of Wolf Tales and The DemonSlayers
Go-Go's image: http://www.somuchtotellyou.co.nz/2008/08/go-gos.html