But that doesn't mean this week can't be just as much fun.
Pull out your floozle horns and bang your dingbeaters as I draw back the red velvet curtains to reveal a release headed your way next summer. Ladies and gentlemen, I give to you the OF RAGS AND RICHES ROMANCE COLLECTION . . .
Here's the back cover copy:
Love Flourishes during America’s Gilded Age
The Gilded Age of the late 1800s was a time of opulence, growth, and great change for all aspects of American life. Modern conveniences and improvements paved the way for western expansion and leisure activities. The rich became richer, and the poor worked hard to make a better life for themselves. Nine couples meet during these exhilarating times and work to build a future together through fighting for social reform, celebrating new opportunities for relaxation, taking advantage of economic growth and new inventions, and more.
And here's a blurb for my story:
A House of SecretsSt. Paul, MN 1890
Ladies Aide Chairman, Amanda Carston, resolves to clean up St. Paul’s ramshackle housing and determines to demolish the worst of the worst: a “haunted” house that’s secretly owned by her beau—a home that’s his only means of helping brothel girls escape from the hands of the city’s most infamous madam.
The collection releases next July. Yikes. I'd better get busy writing.