Author with an attitude. Editor with a paddle. Nope. Can’t imagine what might happen, can you? Maybe they go out for a drink and laugh about canoeing. Sounds reasonable!
Editorial Board, my third book with Blushing, will be released this Saturday! I gave you a taste of the story last week, but this is a new story with new characters for most of you. Simply put, bestselling author Spring (you’ll have to read the snippet to find out her last name) procrastinates, has an attitude, and throws her weight around.
Writing this book was like wish fulfillment for kinky authors. 😀
Rachel, Spring’s new editor, is tough. No nonsense. No pandering.
Guess what happens when they meet?
I resist putting faces on my covers because I don’t want the ethnicity of my characters defined. I didn’t want Spring, or a representation of Spring, on the cover. But when I received the mock-up, I paused. No, Spring actually doesn’t drink. No, she’s not a girly-girl who wears lacy dresses.But that slouch, that sulk, that attitude…the very essence of Spring even if some of the details don’t match.
Spring’s got a bone to pick with most of the world, except for her little black cat. I actually had to research cat food to find what would be best to pamper Victoria, the kitty queen who reigns in Spring’s dominion. I loved the idea of a surly author who has a soft spot for a furry creature who scorns her. Ah, the irony. 😀 (Cat lovers will understand. Cat haters will never see the point in adoring a pet who thinks she is too good for you, unless you’re opening a can.)
I like the old-time feel of this cover, as if perhaps Hemingway or Fitzgerald are lurking around the corner with their own drink glasses. I like shadows, the blending, and especially the attitude. Did I say I like the attitude?
Meet Spring this Saturday. Just be prepared for her attitude.
Editorial Board (Available THIS Saturday, March 2nd from Blushing Books!)
Award-winning author Spring Meadows and newspaper-turned-literary editor Rachel Templeton have one thing in common: they can’t stand each other! Spring is sure that her bestselling talents single-handedly keep her publishing company afloat, while Rachel would like nothing better than to take this smart- mouthed, button-pushing prima donna down a peg or two. When Spring makes the fatal mistake of accusing Rachel of sexual misconduct, Rachel decides to teach her a lesson.
“What is an author to an editor?” Spring asks herself. If only she had been prepared for Rachel’s answer.