Greetings, all you TRS folks!
Just thought I’d give you a peek at what you’re missing staying home during the Romantic Times Convention. You see, my extremely talented, loving, and beautiful mother is making me a Regency ensemble to wear in Kansas City (and also at the RWA Conference in Atlantic, in case some of you will be able to attend that one). The gown is pretty much finished, other than a couple of minor touches (such as improvising some way to hook up the back), and Mom is working herself to a frazzle to finish the lovely blue satin coat that goes with it.
Poor Mom! My dad keeps after her to get it done before I have to leave on Sunday (a three-day drive from central Florida). The gown itself is enough, as far as I’m concerned, but she dislikes leaving things unfinished. Besides, once I’m two thousand miles away, she’ll have to make informed guesses because I won’t be there for fittings.
She keeps telling me how much it looks like a wedding gown. Hint, hint. Sorry Mom! I’ll take the dress without the wedding. I prefer to think of myself as a princess…yes, there is a tiara if you look closely enough, but my hair isn’t done up in ringlets and you lose the effect.
But if you think I’m not looking forward to walking across the stage with a hunky Ellora’s Cave caveman with the other EC authors next Wednesday night, you are sadly mistaken. I’m thrilled! If you were there, you’d definitely recognize me, since the others will almost certainly be dressed for disco dancing, which is the theme of the party. But my editor, Raelene Gorlinsky, assures me that I can wear my Regency gown, since I write Regency romance for EC’s Blush Cotillion line.
If you like traditional Regencies, you might check out Treasuring Theresa at All Romance eBooks. Like all EC titles, it’s half-price (that’s $1.25) during the month of April, but it’s available at other e-book retailers as well. At 45 pages, it’s a good lunchtime read, and you can find an epilogue (what happens after the happy ending?) and other bonus reads on my web site: www.susanaellis.com.
Write and tell me what you think of it. I love to chat with readers!
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