According to the Blogging Handbook for Writers, since today is release day for Petals & Thorns, I must blog about that and only that.
Which means I have to save the story of my psycho eye doctor for tomorrow.
Some of us were getting a bit punchy on Twitter yesterday, reviewing the "rules" for how to behave on release day.
1. Must blog about it. @nwfoodie cited the Blogging Writer By-Laws, paragraph 291, sub paragraph J, section Z.
2. I should "SQUEE" on twitter every thirty minutes, the equivalent of squealing in excitement.
3. Tweet OMG! every hour, on the hour. (For Oh My God! if you don't know.)
4. Use ALL CAPS for the ENTIRE DAY. Preferably with the phrase BUY MY BOOK!
5. Generally drive everybody nuts.
Okay, maybe somewhere in the middle of that is some truth. I've actually unfollowed people who were this bad. I kid you not.
So far, though, today is really fun. Lots of Twitter friends are wishing me Happy Release Day and announcing how they just bought it. I've decided not to mention it on Facebook, since I have clients on there and this one goes beyond the pale. Now I get to be nervous, wondering how everyone will like it...
Thus, with no further dithering. Here's the official Loose Id plot summary. (Look! I'm on the home page! SQUEE!)
In exchange for her father’s life, Amarantha agrees to marry the dreadful Beast and be his wife for seven days. Though the Beast cannot take Amarantha’s virginity unless she begs him to, he can and does take her in every other way. From the moment they are alone together, the Beast relentlessly strips Amarantha of all her resistance.
If Amarantha can resist her cloaked and terrifying husband, she gains his entire fortune and will be allowed to return to her family and a normal life. But the Beast seduces her at every turn, exposing, binding, tormenting, and pleasuring Amarantha until she no longer knows her own deepest desires.
Increasingly desperate to break the curse that chains his humanity, the Beast drives Amarantha past every boundary. But her desire for a normal life may jeopardize the love that will save them both.
Yes, it's Super Sexy. Don't feel like you have to read it if this kind of thing is past your own boundaries. In fact, Loose Id includes a little Reader's Warning on there, just so you know what you're getting into.
However, should you wish to read, I know a little secret: I don't see it on the site, but Loose Id's Editor-in-Chief, Treva Harte, recently posted that all July customers at Loose Id will be entered in a drawing to win an iPad.