BLUE BLOODS III: REVELATIONS IS COMING OUT DECEMBER 23, 2008!!!
ACTUALLY I JUST SAW SOMETHING THAT SAID REVELATIONS IS COMING OUT OCTOBER 28, 2008!!!
I’M NOT SURE WHICH OF THESE DATES IS THE CORRECT ONE YET. I kind of think it’s the October date, since that was the date that was on the latest cover proof I saw. Which means it got bumped up! Yeah! Which means I really need to finish this book already.
I can’t believe it’s not done yet. But Act Two is kicking my ass my friends. All the way down the Upper East Side block. Act Two is always hardest to write, because it bridges the beginning and end of the books. Act Three is a breeze since if you’ve written Act Two correctly, then Act Three is just resolve, resolve, resolve, tying plot ends, finishing, etc. Big bow on top. And Act One is not as easy as Act Three but easier than Act Two. The hardest thing about writing the beginning of the book is simply starting it. I would just look at the empty computer screen for hours, frozen, too scared to write.
But ARGH. Act Two! Act Two has gone through several reincarnations now. I think I have it at the structure it’s supposed to have, but GAWD it took a long time to get there.
Revelations is by far my favorite of the series so far. It’s just so juicy!
Anyway, THE ASHLEYS: JEALOUS? is out now, and if you like super-sweet love stories, I don’t think you’ll find a better one than Tri and A.A.‘s. Seriously. I love those two star-crossed lovebirds. Yeah, they’re twelve years old but c’mon, you’re telling me you didn’t fall in love when you were twelve? All I DID at twelve was fall in love with cute boys. Sigh.
Speaking of super-sweet love stories, this book I blurbed, Elizabeth Scott’s PERFECT YOU is out also. You must pick up a copy! I was in the middle of writing one of my books and Elizabeth’s editor had sent me her book. She told me Elizabeth was a huge fan of the Blue Bloods books and would love it if I could read it and say a few nice words. I said sure, just keep nagging me. So she nagged. (I totally respond to nagging since I’m a nagger myself.) And at the very last day I could turn in a blurb, I read PERFECT YOU all the way through in one night. And it’s AHHHSOME. I was so sad when it ended. The love story in it is just totally hot and sexy and romantic. You need to read it. If you don’t fall in love with Will and Kate, you don’t have a heart.
If you want a sneaky-peek at REVELATIONS, Hyperion is making fabulous little chapter samplers, with the first four chapters of the book. And will be GIVING IT AWAY at BookExpo America, where I’ll be signing copies of the thing on June 1st, Sunday. I think you have to pay a fee to go to BookExpo, but it’s totally worth it and you get TONS of free books. And you get to meet me! And get a sneaky-peek at Revelations! How cool is that?
Other things that are cool: A reader made a Blue Bloods role-playing game. Ohmagawd. This is just so cool. Go here and play.
Things that are not so cool: This article in the L.A. Times about how designer shoes have crept up into the four figures! One thousand dollars for Lanvin sandals??? And yet. I sort of want them. Right???
Why is the dollar so weak??? Why?? Why???
When I was in New York, my friend Karen would pick up a shoe, turn it over and check the price. If it was less than five hundred dollars, she’d declare it was so cheap it was free. It always cracked me up. Back then, seven-hundred was the breaking point for hot shoes. But now it’s actually a thousand dollars. Used to be if you spent a thousand dollars, you at least got BOOTS. Like a LOT of leather. And it would be MANOLO. But now all you get is sandals??? What’s that three strips of leather on a sole?
I have been telling myself I am not buying anything at Barneys or going to the spa until I finish Revelations. I am DYING over here. My eyebrows—I look like Grandpa Munster. Ugh.
Anyway, back to the fabulous vampires.