Happy February!

A few things to notice about this beautiful February day which is not quite the first of February.

First, as I mentioned when I talked about my website update, courtneymilan.com has changed its feathers from light blue to . . . oh, well, it turns out I am writing this blog post slightly before February, and so I don’t remember what pastel color February has adopted.  Maybe it is light pink?  Light brown?  Light yellow?  Light green?  There is only one way for you to find out, and that is to go visit my website.  Hurry, hurry!

BUT STOP!  Don’t hurry too quickly, because February is an exciting month for another reason entirely.  I have tentative release dates, and PROOF BY SEDUCTION is slated for release on February 1, 2010.  Yay!

I know, I know.  My hordes of shrieking fans (yes, yes, both of you–by the way, thanks for the support, Mom) are wondering how you can possibly wait a whole entire year before they rush off to purchase stacks and stacks of Courtney Milan books.  I know.  A year is an impossibly long time, and one cannot possibly go a whole year without making a purchase of a book by Courtney Milan.  (Although I must point out, it is a year minus one day, so not precisely a whole year.)

So for those of you who are shrieking in horror at the thought of an entire year without Courtney Milan, rest assured–you will not have to wait a full 12 months to plunk down your hard-earned cash.  You will only have to wait eight months, which is much, much better than a year.  How much better?  Four months better, that’s how much!  On October 1, 2009, you will be able to buy your first Courtney Milan novella, entitled “This Wicked Gift,” which will be available in a lovely anthology entitled THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS (also featuring novellas from Mary Balogh and Nicola Cornick).

Oh, yes.  You read that right.  It’s a Christmas story that’s hitting the stores before Hallowe’en, in complete violation of the no-longer-holy Hallowe’en-Christmas marketing barrier, which itself was a complete violation of the once-sacrosanct Thanksgiving-Christmas marketing barrier.  And that means I’m going to be promoting my Christmas-themed novella before October–think August and September.  Ha ha ha!  There will be no fiddly little Christmas creep at courtneymilan.com.  Instead, Christmas is growing pseudopods and engulfing you in all its holly-decorated glory.

You will celebrate Christmas.  You will celebrate Christmas NOW.

P.S.  If you are not Christian, you may substitute a winter holiday of your choice, although you must celebrate said holiday NOW.  Here at courtneymilan.com, our pseudopods are equal opportunity engulfers!

7 thoughts on “Happy February!

  1. You are too funny. Can’t wait to read the anthology! For some reason I love a good anthology at christmas time. And I’m sure yours will be good!

  2. You know it is now February and I still do not know what color my website is. Maybe it is light green? Or light yellow? Or light brown? Is there a difference between light yellow and light brown?

    Lori, I hope you’ll like my anthology!

  3. I’d call is spring green, I think. Does the blog not follow along for the ride when the rest of the website changes?

    And I have to admit, it surprised me to discover that Christmas-themed books usually come out in October. Does this mean Easter-themed books come out in February?

    What do you mean, there are no Easter-themed books? Clearly, we must do something to correct that! Because I can’t think of a more romantic holiday than one named after an ancient fertility goddess :).

    I am already looking forward with great anticipation to your anthology novella. Think you could convince Harlequin to bring it out this summer, just for me? No. Durn. Thought not!

  4. Jackie,

    The blog is not going to be following along for the rest of the ride. It is, eventually, going to get a new and different skin, but it would be sheer procrastination now, when I have a 3/1 deadline and mumble-something-thousands of words still left to write (not to mention revisions before it is editor-ready).

    I am looking forward to my anthology novella, too. Too bad my Christmas-themed anthology is not coming out in the summer. I’ll just have to console myself with . . . yours! 🙂 Yay!

  5. I think I’d call it a wintery grey. A 3/1 deadline for the anthology or the full . . . or both? I’d buy you a couple of drinks in D.C. if I was going. Speaking of D.C., do you think there’ll be ARCs of the Christmas anthology available?

  6. And, yeah, this tells me I should check out your website more often. I just saw who the second book’s about. Yay!!!

    (I still want Oliver’s book though).

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