I’m Holding My Book

So, I taught at the college today and hustled home before going to pick the kids up at school.  A big box sat on my porch.  Well, I figured it was the RWA books I’m supposed to judge for the RWA Rita contest.

It wasn’t.

The Magnificent Megan (Yes, I borrowed that term from Cynthia Eden, but Cynthia is right–our editor is awesome) grabbed some promotional copies of FATED for me.  Then, I held my first book in my hands.  Very cool.  The picture on the front is altered slightly from my coverflat – the woman has a couple of bite marks on her neck.  Oh yeah.  🙂

I may have gotten a little emotional when I lifted the first book out of the box.  Then it was pure excitement.  I held my book.  🙂  It’s been just over a year from “the call” when FATED sold.  (Remember it was called “Urban Bite”).  The year has been wonderful, and the book is about to be on the shelves.  (2/22/11).  It will be available on Kindle on 3/1/11.  Thanks to everyone who’s showed such wonderful support during this year…I really appreciate it.

Also, The Gourmet Way in Hayden is having a book launching/signing party on February 22nd from 4:00 to 7:00pm.  There will be wine, giveaways and some fun.  The public is invited and I hope to see all of you there.

I’ll have some contests and giveaways for signed copies of FATED coming up.  For now, I’m lining my copies up on my bookshelf and just admiring them.  🙂

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21 thoughts on “I’m Holding My Book”

  1. congrats, my friend. hold them close…

    1. Thanks Bon! I will. Like a new blankie… 🙂

  2. Vicki Harper says:

    I am soooo PROUD of you and thrilled for your success….cant imagine the emotion you must of felt…cant wait to see you this spring and hear all about it! Love ya

    1. Thanks, Vicki! I can’t wait to sit down and tell all about it. Have a fantastic time on your vacation…I want details! What does the sun look like again? It snowed here again today…

  3. Christal Murphy says:

    Holy cow Rebecca, I’m so excited for you. This past year has gone so fast. Thanks so much for posting the pic of the books too. I got a chill of joy for you just looking at the finished book.


    1. Christal: It’s SO good to hear from you! This year has gone by crazy fast, I agree. I hope all is well! 🙂

  4. Julie Hinsz says:

    Can’t wait to read it! So proud of you!

    1. Thanks, Julie! I hope you like it! 🙂

  5. WOOHOO!!! And what a gorgeous box of books it is! YAY!!!

    1. Hey Nikki! It is a wonderful box! Now they’re all lined up on my bookshelf — I’ll have to post a picture later. 🙂

  6. Petrina Green says:

    Hey, Rebecca.
    This is great news! I can only imagine the wild emotions connected with holding your first book. I’ll be buying FATED as soon as it comes out. Can hardly wait.

    1. Hi Petrina! Yeah, opening that box was pretty exciting. I hope you like FATED! 🙂

  7. Brooklyn Ann says:

    WOW. I am so excited for you! Did you cry? I would….but I’m not usually a crier. Cannot wait to meet you at the release party and pick up my copy of FATED.
    And I’m so stoked that for once an awesome paranormal romance author is from my town!

    1. Hey Brooklyn Ann. I’m not sayin’ if I cried or not. 🙂 I’ll see you at the party!

  8. Woo Hoo – what a wonderful surprise to come home to. Congrats!

  9. Huge congrats, this is fantastic….Woohoo

    1. Thanks so much, Savannah! 🙂

  10. sheila says:

    I wish I could have been at your home when you first opened the box. Would love to have seen your face so full of excitment. We in the Hinsz family are very proud of all you have accomplished.

    1. Hey Sheila! Yeah, it was a very exciting moment. Say hi to the family! 🙂

  11. Stephanie says:

    Yahoo!!! I am so excited for you. Can’t wait until the 22nd…it will be great fun. 🙂