I am so grateful that my new book has come out—or at least to subscribers. And you know what? It never gets old. Holding that book in my hands. It never gets old. I don’t know why, but it doesn’t. Its exhilarating. I’ve read books all my life and looked with awe at the author’s names there on the covers. And now that book arrives in the mail and there is my name, clear and bold and my heart leaps into my throat and sometimes I have to choke back tears of joy.
Getting His Man is especially exciting and I am not sure why. Maybe because it looks like the books I bought growing up. Dreamspinner Press paperbacks are oversized, what we called trade paperbacks when I worked at Walden Books all those years, and many years ago. I always bought what my parent’s generation called “pocket books” and my generation called paperbacks. I bought a lot of series too, from the Dark Shadows books to Star Trek books and so many more. This book looks like the books I always bought (hard covers were a special gift). And its been almost an hour since I got it and my heart is still humpin’ and a bumpin’.
Getting His Man was fun to write too. So many of my books are filled with angst (and a different kind of dark shadows) even though the light comes shining through and there is the Happily Ever After readers want (and so do I). But his series, the Dreamspun Desires series, are contemporaries and are good clean fun, even though they can have some exciting moments and even a few on-the-edge-of-your seat ones as well. It was a joy to write and I even got to help design the cover and the badge for the series (I am seeing two more).
I got my copy in the mail today, along with Elizabeth Nobel’s High Test. What an honor to be paired with her. Wonderful lady and a wonderful writer as well.
Anyway, even though I have already been thankful this Thanksgiving week to be a writer, I have to say it. Today I am grateful and thankful to not only be a part of Dreamspinner Press and the Dreamspun Desires line, but to have it in my hands. It is heck’a exciting. And a dream come true.
BG “Ben” Thomas