Winners, and Unraveled Update

So, here are the winners of a copy of The Lady’s Secret: Sara Anne, azteclady, and Clavis.

E-mail me at and tell me how you’d like your copy. As far as I can tell, I can give gifts on Amazon, All Romance eBooks, and … maybe others, still to be explored. Let me know how you prefer to get your e-copy, and I’ll see how best to get it to you.

Also, I promised an update on Unraveled in the comments section. I have had a lot of e-mails and the like asking me the following questions:

  • Q. When is it going to be out?
    A. When it is done.
  • Q. No, really, when is it going to be out?
    A. There is one thing I can fairly well promise you: It won’t be out before Thanksgiving. I am working very, very hard to try to make it land in the “late November” date rather than, say, early December. “Late November” almost certainly means November 30th. If it doesn’t, I’ll let you know. At this point, the book requires essentially nothing more than the application of work to book. (This is not always true. There are points in the writing of the book when it requires the pulling of hair and the gnashing of teeth. I am past that point.) I am not sure how much work will be needed. Here is the other thing I will promise you: If my choice is between releasing it late and releasing it unready, I will release it late. Hopefully I will do neither.
  • Q. So does this mean the book sucks?
    A. No. I actually love it. I love it a lot. That is why I’m working hard on it, because I don’t want to mess it up.
  • Q. Why can’t I preorder it?
    A. Because it’s self-published, and the major accounts do not make it possible to preorder a book. It will be available, promise.
  • Q. Will it be available in print?
    A. Yes. I’m arguing with myself over various aspects of print pricing.
  • Q. Is there an excerpt?
    A. Why, yes. Yes there is. I’ve delayed putting it up because I’m still fussing with bits and pieces. I will be fussing with bits and pieces up until the day that I post this sucker, so expect changes. But from this point onward, changes will be largely cosmetic. And so I’ve forced myself to put up the first chapter. It’s here.
Courtney Milan writes historical romances, which might lead people to think that she could be cool. In reality, she's about four different kinds of geeky. At present, this blog is where Courtney applies semi-dormant geek skills to publishing.

8 thoughts on “Winners, and Unraveled Update

  1. Ohhhhh the Smite-love. It grows and grows. Thanks for the update, and for the delicious first chapter! (I love how you called it “Unproofed”–it’s like another title in the Turner series.)

  2. Debating if I should go lobby the office of collection development to let me buy some copies for the library and be reimbursed now (the library usually has trouble buying self-pubbed books because our usual distributors can’t generally get them, and apparently buying from other places gives them some kind of billing problems if they have to do it by credit card instead of being sent an invoice… I really don’t completely get it) or wait until the print price and release date are set.

  3. Oh – It was nice to see the dog make another appearance. In Unclaimed, it was amusing when Smite noticd the bag moving and out popped the puppy.:)I have a feeling Smite’s story is going to be intense. The first two books in the series alluded to his being abused, so I imagine this book is going to be gut-wrenching.

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