Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Delay by Shana Galen
This month we’re blogging about procrastination. That word isn’t really in my vocabulary, but I do have a little delay to talk about.
First, I want to gush about the cover of my September release, LORD AND LADY SPY. This is definitely a book of my heart, and I can’t wait for readers to meet Adrian and Sophia, Lord and Lady Smythe. You see, the Smythes aren’t your average viscount and viscountess. They’re actually highly specialized operatives working for a secret organization called the Barbican group. Their identities are so secret, they’re even hidden from each other. Their mission? To defeat Napoleon.
But what happens when the mission is complete?
Meet Lord and Lady Smythe, out of work spies. Lady Sophia Smythe will scream if she has to attend another tea party. Lord Adrian Smythe will hit someone if he's forced to while away another evening in Parliament. What are secret agents to do when the war is over?
There's one chance left to get back into the game. The prime minister needs a murder investigated. The problem? Two spies. One position.
All's fair in love and war.
If you think the cover is a bit of a wink to Mr. and Mrs. Smith, you’re right on track.
And now for the delay. THE MAKING OF A ROGUE, the third in my Brothers of the Revolution series, has been changed to a February 2012 book. This was a strategic decision made after discussions about my brand and how to properly brand me. Those of you who read my books know I write fast-paced, adventurous historicals that are often witty and poignant but always exciting. I’ve been fortunate to have some truly beautiful covers and great titles, but these covers and titles didn’t always “say” much about what a reader would find inside the book.
I’m excited that with the cover for LORD AND LADY SPY, I finally have a title and cover that completely illustrates my brand. THE MAKING OF A ROGUE is going to get the same treatment, so look for a new cover and possibly a new title in February. In the meantime, stay tuned for more about LORD AND LADY SPY.