Lots of good things to share this week. 🙂
My second bit of good news involves my backlist titles: I’ve just had the rights to two more of my books revert to me.
What makes this particularly exciting is that these two books – The Romance of the Rose and Unicorn Bride – are the first two books I ever sold. They’re both medieval romances, and I’m very excited to have them back in my pocket again. I don’t have the text of these books in any kind of digital file, so they would need to be typed in all over again – actually, I suspect they need some revising, if not a solid rewrite, but I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to do this. I’ll have a look at them and decide their future over the next few months.
This means that of the eleven books I sold to Harlequin Historicals, I have the rights back for five of them. Here are the other three:
I always loved the cover on Yusuf’s book, The Magician’s Quest! It was done by Pino. The two that just reverted and Roarke’s Folly had covers by Judy York in their original editions, and Honeyed Lies had a cover by Jon Paul. It was the first one he did for Harlequin that used a photograph as the base image instead of a painting. Lots of talent on my side!
If and when these books go back into the world, they’ll need new covers and copy, in addition to a revision and edit. More in my job jar, but happy news all the same!