Thursday, May 08, 2008

Allie's Christmas in May - Presents Everywhere!



OK, first off, a hearty Thank You! to Blonde Duck, who nominated me for the "Blogging with Purpose" award. I think that's very cool...I'm not sure I always have a purpose here, but it's nice to know some reader out there thinks I do, anyway!

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And now for my very exciting news:

Yesterday I received my author copies of BOTH books that are coming out this month! I'm still a little overwhelmed that both Lost in Paradise and One Night in Boston are releasing within a week of each other, but I'm sure not complaining :)

So I thought I'd share with you a little montage of my "Christmas in May" that occurred last night when I got home and found two boxes on my front porch...



Trying in vain to open the first box, without damaging the valuable contents inside...




Ooh, look what it is! The very sexy cover of Lost in Paradise - Eddie West looks even better in my hands! (OK, pun not intended)






2nd box is a little bigger (The Wild Rose Press sends authors 1 complimentary copy, and I ordered 10 additional. Samhain sends authors 10 complimentary copies, and I ordered 10 additional.)



Here it is! The first book I ever contracted, ever edited, ever marketed, ever published...pause for some happy tears, please...



Beautiful back cover, right? Samhain also puts review clips in the front - and speaking of the front, let's just look at the title page:





Sigh. A dream come true...

12 comments:

Dru said...

aaawww, that is so beautiful. I'm so happy for you! Doesn't it feel good to get your hands on those printed copies of your book?

Congratulations!!!!

Have a good Thursday.

The Blonde Duck said...

Congrats! It sounds like a worthy purpose indeed!

Anonymous said...

Congrats I'm so happy for you!!!! Whoo Hoo!!! - Can't wait for Amazon to ship my copy of One Night in Boston!! Going to buy Lost in Paradise during your book signing at Barnes and Noble in Newburgh - I have to wait until July but I'm sure its going to be a great beach read!! - Liz

Marianne Arkins said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!

I can't wait to get my copies!!

Mom said...

What a great blog today!
I feel like you have presented me with my first grandchild! Can't wait to meet them in person!

Mel said...

Clicking heels together? Check
Smiling for no reason? Check
Outburst of Giggles? Check

Congrats, Allie.

Virginia said...

Congrats Ally, I can really tell you are happy. It must be wonderful to get you hands on your very own books.

windycindy said...

Did they smell like new books? Ala
new car smell?! They look wonderful!
Hats off to you,Allie! I wish you much success and happiness.....Cindi

Diane Craver said...

Wonderful news that you received your print copies - really something both arrived on the same day! Thanks for sharing your great pictures! Love seeing your happy face.

April said...

I am so happy for you. And thanks for sharing the pictures of you having your "moment" too. :) It adds even more to us just reading about it, but we can also see your happiness.

Amy Addison said...

:::squee:::

Happy, happy day! How wonderfully exciting.

Congratulations!

Devon Gray said...

SO exciting! Congratulations.