Thursday, December 6, 2012

12 Days to New Release Day Countdown!

On the Twelfth Day to New Release Day I almost let an anniversary slip by me.

Twenty-five years ago, in 1987, I celebrated my first Release Day. In fact, that year I enjoyed three of them (two in July and one in November!) with Sweet Tempest, a historical regency written as Lauren Giddings, and Pirate’s Captive (now referred to as the naughty pirate novel by my co-workers) and Rebel Vixen written as Dana Ransom. Though 25 years and 53 books have gone by since that July in 1987 and the 12-17-12 launch of Betrayed by Shadows, the excitement and anxiousness is still the same. What’s changed (other than my hair color. I refuse to comment on my weight or my age) is the publishing industry . . . dramatically!


~First Public Outing as a Published Author-July 1987~

Allow me a little nostalgia for the next 12 days of my countdown to compare then with now as I post on those things that bring a release day to fruition: the hero and heroine’s roles, the way books are sold, covers, self-promotion, and reviews. I’ll be offering behind-the-scenes looks at Betrayed by Shadows and get you up close and personal with Giles St. Clair, Brigit MacCreedy and the “By Moonlight” series. I hope you’ll join me on these twelve days of future past starting tomorrow with a look at the “By Moonlight” series.


  1. oh yes i will be there

    thank you a lot for sharing this with us

  2. Wow! Congrats on such an amazing track record, Nancy. I'm so glad you're still writing and am looking forward to reading Betrayed by Shadows. Happy Anniversary!

  3. WoW...Congrats on the 25 years! The different cover are amazing.

  4. Happy Silver Anniversary! May lots of "silver" find its way into your coffers.

    Looking forward to these 12 Days.

  5. And what an awesome 25 years! Congrats, my friend!

  6. Happy Anniversary of your release! I hope there are many more.