I’m excited in all sorts of ways that my publisher will be reissuing The Slightest Provocation in mass-market format this May 4.
Which means, if you don’t know, that typical romance novel size, shape, and look. Dark, sexy, clinchy. Heavy on the male abs. These days with the heroine doing that weird raised leg thing. As in — voila!
And while I don’t want to get too excited, I confess that I am hoping for masses (well, small masses anyway) of new readers, who might hitherto have thought that Pam Rosenthal wrote elegant, poetic historicals that might even be a little too poetic (or uplifting or improving) for settling into after a hard day of work, when you want to be swept away by something sweaty and passionate.
It’s certainly a very different look, don’t you think, from the original very elegant (and perhaps uplifting and poetic) more period-correct cover on the 2006 trade original, here on the right.
And in fact I think there’s something to like about each cover — and so did my readers at the History Hoydens blog, where I sparked a lively discussion last week, with partisans on both sides.
Gemini-like, I’m both places. Come back soon to find out why, and to enter a contest based on this most passionate and tempestuous of my romances.
But meanwhile, which side are you on?