Tonight someone asked me, “So when’s ROMANCING THE WEST coming out?” There’s a short answer and a long answer. I take that back. There’s one complicated answer. I barely understand it myself so I’m not going to try to explain it. I’ll just say it’s a weird publishing glitch. Wait. Glitch isn’t the right word. Phenomenon? Yeah. I’ll go with that.
It has to do with an original release date of July 2007 and a delayed release of October 2007 because of a new distribution deal between Medallion Press and IPG (Independent Publishing Group). It’s all good. Great news for Medallion and its authors because it means wider distribution. Read: You’ll more readily find Medallion Press books on the shelves of your favorite bookstores.
Basically, ROMANCING THE WEST was/is slated in a transitional period. The result: Stores who pre-ordered for the original release date are stocking RTW per the original release date. So RTW is in select stores now. Available through bn.com (Barnes and Noble) as of July 1. Otherwise, it will be released world-wide…. October 1.
Confused? Welcome to the club. But it’s sort of exciting, too! Look at it this way. Like an art-house film, ROMANCING THE WEST is now available in limited release. Lucky you, should you get a copy before the world-wide release! You could then taunt your friends. “Ha! I read it. You didn’t. Boy, are you in for a treat!” (At least that’s how it plays out in my brain.)
Don’t see ROMANCING THE WEST at your bookstore? Don’t trust an on-line source to send ASAP. Have to have this phenomenon now?
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Submit a comment. Any comment. And you’re automatically entered in the giveaway. Monday evening I’ll draw five random names. Five winners. Five advance copies! All you have to do is comment to this post. Come on. You know you want to!
Still not convinced? Click here for an excerpt. Click here for an advance review from The Romance Studio. Here’s a snippet.
“This complex novel has a myriad of characters and a multifaceted storyline. The drama is expected—of course Seth and Emily had to be attracted to each other! The suspense was constant because someone was blackmailing Emily. I’ll admit the ending was quite a surprise to me; I definitely did not figure it out on my own! Then there were the three men who had proposed to her; one was Athens. All the characters were strongly written and worked together to create an intriguing book which was very hard to put down.
Kudos to Ms. Beth Ciotta; she has penned an exciting, extremely interesting, tale which will keep the readers talking. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone who loves historical romance. You definitely won’t be disappointed!"
Come oooooon. You know you want a fun, fast, and heart-tugging read. Comment. Say anything. Literally. And you could win a free copy of one of my personal favorites: ROMANCING THE WEST. All I ask? If you like it… spread the word. By mouth. By blog. Just share the love!