Friday, August 24, 2012

Secret loooovers: that's what we are...

I'm Macy Beckett, and I have a confession.


See the pretty cover up there? The one with moonlight dancing over a placid Texas lake? Well, I've been having a secret, obsessive relationship with that book. (Shh! don't tell my husband!)

It all started a couple of months ago when the FedEx man delivered a batch of ARCs (advance reader copies) to my doorstep. Sultry with a Twist is my debut novel, so this was the first time I'd seen my work in print form. It was magical. It was stunning. It was A REAL BOOK!

It also occurred to me that if I was holding my secret lover, other people were, too. (She gets around, but that's okay. We have an open relationship.) Not only had print ARCs gone out to bloggers and reviewers, but the digital copy was available on netgalley. That meant strangers were reading my book!

Commence screaming!
That's when the nasty beast Anxiety wrapped its tentacles around my body, bent me over the sofa, and had its way with me. Holy sh!t, real flesh-and-blood humans were reading my book! Would they love it? Hate it? What would Publishers Weekly say? (For the record, they called it a "delightful debut." Just sayin'.) And what about readers? Would they embrace my new series?

Anxiety was soon joined by his best buddy, Obsession. Together, the little bastards forced me into a daily routine of compulsively checking my Goodreads reviews and my Amazon rankings. I cried out, "But that's not helpful! I have work to do--other books to write!" However, my captors only laughed in my face and made me Google myself as punishment for my impudence. Obsession and Anxiety are merciless masters.

Veteran authors tell me I won't feel this way forever, that the novelty (haha...get it?) will wear off in a few months. I hope they're right, because I'm beginning to develop an eye twitch and a Merlot dependency.

And because I have no shame, I created a short film depicting my illicit love affair. Enjoy, and don't judge me too harshly. I'm suffering for my art! ;-)

 

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Macy Beckett writes hot & humorous small-town romances set in Sultry Springs, Texas, where first loves find second chances. Her debut novel, SULTRY WITH A TWIST, is available for pre-order (just sayin') at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indie Bound and several other online retailers. SULTRY WITH A TWIST releases October 2nd, followed by two more Sultry Springs novels in 2013. Macy loves to keep in touch with readers on Facebook and Twitter, so stop by and say hello!



12 comments:

  1. Cute way to introduce your book. And I do love that cover! Here's wishing you many more successful books!
    Amelia

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  2. I'm so glad I don't have a panic key on my keyboard like you do! Or I'd most likely use it! :) Congrats on the new release and here's to only great reviews!

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  3. Ha! That's a great way to start the morning. So cute :-)

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  4. Thanks, ladies. Macy Beckett is not afraid to get her dork on. Melissa, on the other hand, is much classier than that. ;)

    ~Macy/Melissa

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  5. lol Maybe you missed your calling! Don't tell me someone is going to win "that" copy roflmao. I love your sense of humor and I'm sure that shows in your writing. Your lover ummm book looks like a winner!

    catslady5(at)aol.com

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  6. Macy, that was priceless!!!!!
    I'm going to ask all my fans watch it. Right. Now.

    Congrats and I'm SO glad you didn't give away your last arc!

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  7. LOL.. I loved this! And look at you, you little actress.. oh wait, you weren't acting were you? You will "Never let it go" Very nice! BRAVO!

    Nicole :)

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  8. LOLOL! The ARC in the video sits in a place of honor on my bookshelf, where it will stay forever and ever and ever. Luckily, Sourcebooks mailed 4 new copies to me this week, hence the giveaway. :)

    ~Macy/Melissa

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  9. Congrats on your upcoming debut release, Macy.

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  10. Don't know who told you that you'd react differently with more books. They must have sold a bunch more than I have because I still get all giddy every time I get ARC's, books, contracts or even covers! Your post gave me more than one giggle this morning!

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  11. Thanks, Jane!

    And Carolyn, I'm going to pretend you didn't say that. ;) I need to believe my neuroses will fade with time.

    ~Macy/Melissa

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  12. That was hilarious! I suffer from your neuroses. Unfortunately, it hasn't gotten better with time. I think it's gotten worse.

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