They are very pretty. I still love Kanaxa's wonderful cover. Once my sisters found out, I had to fork over their copies. One of them already read the ebook, but the other...lets just say I'm sure she'll never look at me the same way again! I am trying to weasel out of giving my mom one. I will eventually fail. Mothers trump every excuse you can come up with. Now, everybody in my family knows what I write, I blab storylines to them all the time, but unless you are m/m fan, I imagine reading it for the first time can be quite shocking. In the end though, its their decision.
Which brings me to the next scary thing about receiving those books: Autographing one!
It just so happens that on the day I received this
Pandora's Box lovely package, I had plans to meet up with my friend Mountie from the Goodreads M/M Romance group for coffee (actually I only drink tea, but we always choose to keep the Starbucks staff employed). I wasn't sure she'd want a copy, but I brought one, 'cause I just had to show SOMEBODY! Being the wonderful person she is, yes, she did want one and then...well, she wanted me to autograph it for her. OMG! What? I refrained from saying "What the hell for!" (or maybe I didn't, the whole thing is a freaky blur) and proceded to enter some bizarre fugue state.
Everything went blank. Yep. I couldn't find the words, any friggin' words, which is not something I've ever had happen to me. I mean I knew I wanted to thank her for the honor, but wow, the link from brain to hand was broken, something had short-circuited. And when I finally landed back on Earth with a thump, my shaky hand could barely hold the pen. And she was kind enough to show me where I was supposed to sign. I did not acquit myself well. Thank you for putting up with me Mountie (I have no idea what I wrote, please tell me it wasn't moronic!). If I had to have a meltdown in public, I'm glad it was with you!
So if you ever decide to ask me for my autograph (like at GayRomLit) please go easy on me. While I may wonder why you want it, I will eventually suck it up and get it done because absolutely and truly, the honor is mine, that you would ask because you liked my book, and I thank you.