Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Masquerade is out--and isn't the cover awesome?

One of the things I like best about the ebook phenomena, is that I can take books that I wrote at the beginning of my career, improve them, and put them up as ebooks.  This was a fun story, so I'm especially glad it gets a new life.

The biggest change that readers will notice is that the ending is longer and there is an epilogue. I freely admit that ending the story as abruptly as I did the first time was a mistake.  The other changes are more subtle and are mostly writing style related as opposed to plot related. For example, in the first edition I used the term "for a moment" a lot. People paused for a moment. They looked at each other for a moment. They did many, many things for a moment. And then, they momentarily did other things.

A big thank you to all the readers who overlook that sort of thing. Bless you, bless you for just paying attention to the story and not the writing.

But I still feel much better now that I've changed that type of thing.


Here is the description, that I'm not exactly happy with because it doesn't really convey that the book is a romantic comedy. (Must change that later.)

When Clarissa takes a much needed job under slightly false pretenses, she doesn't think it will be such a big deal. She may have told her movie-star boss that she was married, but that shouldn't matter. After all, she doesn't want anything to do with men for a long, long time. 

It's hard for a woman to keep up the masquerade when her boss is as handsome as Slade Jacobson and the job takes her to Hawaii with him. In between handling his whirlwind four-year-old daughter and dealing with a whole cast of Hollywood personalities, Clarissa has to keep a tight hold on her heart.

12 comments:

Dena McMurdie said...

The cover is beautiful! I'm heading over to Amazon now...

Tiana Smith said...

I bought it yesterday :) (And finished it this morning!) Loved it! I'll try to put my review on Goodreads and Amazon later. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Jessie Clark said...

Best Thanksgiving present ever! And the new cover is so pretty. Thanks for taking your moments to write for us!

Janette Rallison said...

Dena, Tiana, and Jessie,
Thanks! Tiana--glad you liked it! Dena and Jessie, I hope you guys like it too!

Miranda D Nelson said...

Yay! I'm so excited! I love the new cover and I'm glad you didn't change much plot wise because I LOVE this book! I can't wait to get my hands on it! Congrats!

Janette Rallison said...

Thanks, Miranda. You guys will have to let me know how you like the edition to the ending.

LR Ratterman said...

I must admit that I am unfamiliar with your work as I am far from an avid reader, but I found your blog intriguing. I wonder if you would check out my blog and give me some pointers? For the last four years I have been writing a series of 7 books with an additional epilogue book. I'm new to the publishing world and wonder how to get noticed on a blog. The link is www.lrratterman.blogspot.com The series is called The Memoirs Of A Naked Child. Thanks so much! LR

Janette Rallison said...

Hi LR,
If you want to be the best writer you can be, I have to say that being an avid reader will really help.

Good luck!

Janette Rallison said...

Hi LR,
If you want to be the best writer you can be, I have to say that being an avid reader will really help.

Good luck!

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