Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Release Day, An Award, and a Coupon--oh MY!

Well, this is it! The release day for Unmasqued: An Erotic Novel of the Phantom of the Opera. Yay! Now I can walk down the street, hiding my face, wondering who's read it, and if that's why they're looking at me like that.

Someone equated publishing an erotic novel to taking off one's clothes and running down the street--your street, not some anonymous one--naked. Pam, based on your post of last week, I'm wondering if it would also be like walking naked through one's place of work.

Not only should Unmasqued be in stores (bookstores, I mean--I highly doubt Wal-Mart and Target will carry a book that clearly states "erotic" on the front cover) everywhere, but Borders is offering a $1-off coupon for the hefty, hot trade paperback.

Not only has Pam graciously read and raved about Unmasqued (you can see her quote right on the cover of the book!), but our own dear Jane Lockwood has bestowed an award on the tome.

Last week, she emailed to tell me Unmasqued won a Missed Metro Stop award. And since only three other authors (Pam, of course, Eloisa James, and Vicki Lewis Thompson) have garnered this award, I'm feeling pretty happy about that! I'm in great company.

(Although I do have something to strive for, as Ms. James also got a Wrong Line Honorable Mention.)


Kate Pearce said...

I can hear my credit card complaining!

Sassy said...

I've read your excerpt on Unmasked and it sounds like my kind of book. I can't wait to go to the book store to purchase it. I'm also anticipating your blogging with the Writing Playground tomorrow.


janegeorge said...


And extra special thanks for the coupon, because Lady Be Bad, by Candice Hern is on my TBB list, too!

A twofer. :-)

Celia May Hart said...

What is the Missed Metro Stop award???

Anonymous said...

Greetings Mrs. Gale:
How are you and your loved ones doing today? Well, I hope. Last night, I visited my favorite book shop with a friend. I wished that I could find a Phantom of the Opera romance novel. And...I did. I found your book. Read it since last night and finished it this morning. It was romantic, funny, sad, etc. SIGH...it made me fall in love with Erik all over again. It also made me fall in love with my husband all over again. It also made me believe that everyone can fine love, no matter how much they have suffered.
I look forward to your 'true' version of the Count of Monte Cristo. Congratulations on getting published and good luck with future romance novels.