Recent developments on the paperback reprint of Without Mercy–there’s not going to be a paperback reprint of Without Mercy.
No, no gnashing of teeth or beating of breasts is required. It turns out that when my book was presented in the Cover Meeting at Berkley, it was mentioned that they’d recently published a book entitled Without Mercy, and it would have confused issues mightily to add another. So that means my book needed a new title. So, with a triumphal fanfare, let me announce the May 2009 release of…
Curse of the Kissing Cousins
I mean to spread this news far and wide, because I don’t want readers who read Without Mercy to go out and buy Curse of the Kissing Cousins and get irritated. (It will be somewhere on the cover, but I tend to miss those important details myself.)
I’m curious to see if people will prefer the original title or the new one. Me? I like both, but it does seem appropriate to start fresh at Berkley with a new title. Now I can’t wait to see the cover that they come up with to go with it.