Stacking the Shelves (52)

Stacking the Shelves

It’s summer. It’s kind of hot out, even here in temperate Seattle, to the point where we’re debating between more fans and just breaking down and getting an air conditioner for the bedroom.

But I’m seeing (and getting) not just winter review books from NetGalley and Edelweiss, but books for next Spring! The Revenant of Thraxton Hall has a publication date of March, 2014. I’ll admit to being puzzled. If it’s complete enough for even an eARC, why wait nearly 8 months to publish?

Sometimes, ours is really not to reason why. Just to read and review.

Stacking the Shelves Reading Reality July 27 2013

For Review:
Blind Justice (William Monk #19) by Anne Perry
The Boleyn Deceit (Boleyn Trilogy #2) by Laura Andersen
Choose Your Shot (Long Shots #5) by Christine D’Abo
Dangerous Seduction (Nemesis Unlimited #2) by Zoë Archer
Deadshifted (Edie Spence #4) by Cassie Alexander
Dreams of the Golden Age (Golden Age #2) by Carrie Vaughn
Getting Rowdy (Love Undercover #3) by Lori Foster
Heaven and Hellsbane (Hellsbane #2) by Paige Cuccaro
I Only Have Eyes for You (Sullivans #4) by Bela Andre
Lord of Snow and Ice by Heather Massey
Never Deal with Dragons (DRACIM #1) by Lorenda Christensen
The Revenant of Thraxton Hall by Vaughn Entwistle
Shadow’s Curse (Imnada Brotherhood #2) by Alexa Egan
Soul of Fire (Portals #2) by Laura Anne Gilman

Checked Out from the Library:
Baskerville by John O’Connell

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11 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves (52)

  1. Marlene, I had to laugh out loud when I read STS 52. As the author of The Revenant of Thraxton Hall I was thrilled to land a two book deal with St. Martin’s Press However, the glacial pace at which the publishing industry moves has me grinding my molars to dust. I landed my agent, Kimberley Cameron, on only my second query letter. She, in turn, sold the book in under six months. But then it took the lawyers three months to finalize the contracts. The book required very little editing, maybe two months of back and forths and then a few passes at copyediting. Everything has been done for a while now, so the news that my book wouldn’t be published until March, 2014 was more than a little disappointing. In the meantime, I am close to finishing the second book in the series, The Dead Assassin. That probably won’t be published until a year after The Revenant comes out. If your readers cannot wait until next year to sample my writing, my novel Angel of Highgate (another gothic Victorian read) is available as an ebook from Amazon. Hope you like The Revenant. BTW, I love your website. Best, Vaughn Entwistle

    1. Thank you for satisfying my terrible curiosity, even if it involves teeth-grinding on your part. The saga of getting your series into publication does not bode well for how traditional publishing is adapting to change. Yours is still the book furthest out in my review schedule by over two months and this makes no sense to me either. Nothing much gets published in November and December, but why not January? If someone gave you a good answer, I’d love to hear it. (My email is on the About page)
      But good luck with the series, and thanks for stopping by and saying nice things about the blog!
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