Do you remember the old Russian reversal jokes? You know, “In America, you find party. In Soviet Russia, party finds you!” Or: “In Soviet Russia, cold catches you!” And so forth.
In any event, I was trying to figure out yet another way to describe Unveiled for an upcoming blog post. Blah blah blah, I am so bad at telling people what my books are about! When I talk about Unveiled, I tend to say stupid things like, “this is a book about sexy, sexy bigamy!”
Not working so well. Or: “This is about this dude–and even though he is out for revenge he is totally cool–no, honest, I know it sounds like he’s vengeful, but he’s actually a total mensch, you know? He’s like…the Harlequin Presents mensch.”
And sometimes I sit down and spend half an hour constructing the following: “Margaret knows what all the rules are, and has followed every one… up until the point when she discovers that her father and mother weren’t really married, and she’s a bastard. By all the rules, she’s worth nothing.”
This, of course, is not even a description of the book; it’s a description of a tiny fraction of the events that happen before the book starts. Still, it leads me to the Best. Description. Ever. for Unveiled. Are you ready?
In America, you break rules. In Victorian England, rules break you!
Okay, fine. This still does not describe Unveiled, not at all, but hey, who cares? It’s fun!
So here’s the deal. You want to win a copy of Unveiled? Come up with a Victorian reversal. Post it in the comments below. One person will win randomly. One person who has the best reversal (as chosen by Mr. Milan, a sage and fair judge) will also win a copy. You can enter the skill portion as many times as you like, but you’ll only get one random entry per person.
This contest is open until the year 2011 hits the West Coast. 😉