They’re calling me to the bookstore today. I’m so excited about these three releases, all debuts of some fashion:

My local RWA chaptermate and fellow Ballantine author, Jennifer Lyon, is debuting a hot new paranormal series with Blood Magic.  The book got a TOP PICK from Romantic Times, so I can’t wait to read it!  Plus, the cover is gorgeous.

Beaumonde chaptermate Miranda Neville (who happened to have all the right information about opera house lighting just when I needed it, bless her!)  debuts with a sexy, sophisticated Regency-set historical today, Never Resist TemptationETA:  Courtney Milan is giving away a copy on her blog.  Enter by February 27 for a chance to win!

And bestselling, RITA-winning Tracy Anne Warren is making her Avon debut with Tempted By His Kiss!  Hooray!  It’s the start of a brand new series, “The Byrons of Braebourne”.

I suppose it’s only natural that right now I’m drawn to debuts.  I mean, I’m like that 16-year-old Regency miss just on the cusp of her introduction to society, watching all the older girls to see just how they handle the quadrille or carry their reticules, or… Okay, that analogy has run its course.  You get the point.  I’m reading, and watching, and learning…and just hoping that when it’s my turn, I manage to carry it off with as much grace as they do.  I found myself wondering today, just what I would do the night before my first book releases.  I mean, sleep would be out of the question.  As would anything that required a great deal of focus, like reading.  Laundry, perhaps?  A marathon of John Hughes movies?  As I write this, it’s very late (or very early, depending on your frame of reference), and I wonder what these three ladies are doing right now

What would you be doing, the night before your debut?

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5 comments to “Seduced by the blushing young debutante…”

  1. Gillian
    · February 24th, 2009 at 6:01 am · Link

    Lovely new website!

    Mary Balogh’s newest, First Comes Marriage, is released today as well. An excellent reading day, after the work is done. 🙂

  2. Tessa
    · February 24th, 2009 at 9:06 am · Link

    Yes! And releases from Sophia Nash, Nicole Jordan, Stephanie Laurens, Samantha James… ❗

    A very big day, for historicals alone.

  3. Christy Reece
    · February 24th, 2009 at 11:33 am · Link

    Tessa, love your new website design. Very pretty!

    What will I be doing the night before my debut book releases? I have no idea. But it’s only two months away so I’d better start planning. For some reason, I think alcohol and chocolate will probably be involved. 😉

    Thanks for the reminder about all of these wonderful releases! I’m heading to the bookstore immediately.

  4. Miranda Neville
    · February 24th, 2009 at 6:50 pm · Link

    Tessa, thanks for the intro. Straight from the source, this is what I did last night. (a) drank champagne – and more tonight too. (b) updated my website. No longer “coming soon.” (c) Read a book that is about as far from a romance as you can get – Iodine by Haven Kimmel about a lot of dysfunctional people in Indiana. It’s the kind of book that usually depresses me but it’s great. Sad funny stuff, including the heroine’s best friend who has decided she was abducted by aliens, and beautifully written. It will keep me going till I get to Borders to buy all the other great books released today and to gloat at my own. I’ve heard reports there’s a whole slew of them and some of them have been sold (I have good friends). I may have to post a photo on my website.

  5. Tessa
    · February 24th, 2009 at 10:54 pm · Link

    Hey, Christy! I’m excited about your debut too! Alcohol and chocolate sound like a plan to me. Or at least a solid beginning.

    Miranda, thanks for stopping by! This week must be a whirlwind for you. You deserve champagne more than just two nights in a row! A solid week, at least.

    It is good to read a completely different book now and then, isn’t it? I’ve been reading some great contemporaries lately, but they’re still romance…Your book sounds great. Dysfunctional Midwesterners? Could be the story of my life! 😆 Small towns are big on drama.