“Blue Notes” to be published in December 2011/January 2012

Wow!  Birthday week.  I was so completely ready for a terrible week, and dreading officially facing another year to add to my growing collection…  But it was a fabulous week, in so many ways!

It started out with my first look at the cover of my upcoming novella, “The Dream of a Thousand Nights,” which completely floored me.  So gorgeous, and a perfect representation of the characters, Neriah (the Prince) and Tamir (the Jinn).  Anne Cain’s artwork is so beautifully evocative of the sand fic vibe of the piece, and I couldn’t have imagined a sexier Neriah.  Are there truly men THAT beautiful out there in the “real” world?

And then, two days later, I got word from Dreamspinner Press that they will be publishing my first, full-length novel, “Blue Notes!”  At this point, I was bouncing off the walls (like a big kid – so much for acting my age!).  Tentative release date is December 2011/January 2012.  To say that I’m thrilled is an understatement!  So, for those of you who may not have seen the “blurb” for this new story, here goes:

Blame it on jet-lag. Jason Greene thought he had everything: a dream job as a partner in a large Philadelphia law firm, a beautiful fiance, and more money than he could ever hope to spend. But when he finds his future wife in bed with another man, he’s forced to rethink his life and his choices. On a moment’s notice, he runs away to Paris, hoping to make peace with his life. But Jason’s leave of absence becomes a true journey of the heart when he meets Jules, a struggling jazz violinist with his own pain to shoulder. And when Jason wakes up in the young Frenchman’s arms, will he take a chance and follow his heart?

The novel will be available both in ebook format, as well as paperback! I love ebooks (and my Kindle!), of course, but the thought that the story will be available as a paperback book is particularly exciting to me.

Add to all this, my wayward husband has returned from 4 weeks of travels in the Third World, a wonderful Peruvian dinner out last night, and I am a happy camper.

So here’s to another year in the life!

Peace,

Shira

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