Publishers Weekly Top 10 Romances for Spring!
I’m thrilled to share that Touch of a Rogue was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Top Ten Romances for Spring (Jan-June 2012). My head was spinning when I checked out the other authors named. The list is filled with writers whose work I’ve admired for years (most notably Mary Jo Putney who graciously gave me a cover quote for Touch of a Scoundrel, coming later this summer!) as well as one debut author.
My two publishers are well-represented on the list. Kensington claimed four spots and Sourcebooks was awarded two. There’s a generous mix of contemporary and historical, paranormal and suspense. Be sure to mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss a single one!
PW’s Top 10: Romance
A Perfect Storm by Lori Foster. HQN, Apr.
Before She Dies by Mary Burton. Kensington/Zebra, Feb.
A Secret in Her Kiss by Anna Randol. Avon, Feb.
No Longer a Gentleman by Mary Jo Putney. Kensington/Zebra, May.
Touch of a Rogue by Mia Marlowe. Kensington/Brava, Mar.
Firelight by Kristen Callihan. Grand Central/Forever, Feb.
Enraptured by Elisabeth Naughton. Sourcebooks Casablanca, Apr.
Born to Darkness by Suzanne Brockmann. Ballantine, Mar.
Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel by Samantha Grace. Sourcebooks Casablanca, Feb.
Sweet Stuff by Donna Kauffman. Kensington/Brava, Feb
If you subscribe to Publishers Weekly, you can see what lovely things they had to say about our books here.
When I’m deep into writing a book, I’m a terrible judge of my own work. By the time I turn it in, I’m usually convinced it’s pure crap. No one was more surprised than me when my editor, the lovely and talented Alicia Condon, told me Touch of a Rogue was the best thing I’d ever written. Bet she feels vindicated!
Lest you think I suffer alone from chronic low self-esteem, let me share that I’ve never met a writer who felt otherwise about her own work. Self-doubt seems to be a communicable disease in the writing community. Second guessing myself is second nature. But maybe we need that nagging internal editor to drive us to always strive to put our finest work on the page, to be dissatisfied with merely good enough.
So now that I’ve basked in the sunlight of approbation for a bit, it’s time to slink back to my writing chair and immerse myself in my current WIP again.
Which, as you may have guessed, I’m convinced is crap. ;-)