Friday, December 04, 2009

Publication day (aka seven different books in fifteen different countries…)

Current work: revisions – French duo book 1;
Listening to: Boston and Kansas (guess which two songs, on loop? Ahh, the joys of classic rock)
Reading: (no time!!!)

Today’s the official publication day for Falling for the Playboy Millionaire in the UK. If you’ve enjoyed the Penhally series, you’ll be pleased to know that this is part of it – and I had a lot of fun with this book. In particular with the puppies (planned meticulously by Margaret McDonagh and me), the dancing (I’d just got into Strictly Come Dancing at this point - and I think the waltz is so romantic), and the proposal scene.
I should warn you that you WILL need tissues for this one, though. It made me bawl my eyes out, especially Kate’s part in the continuity. (That’s why the book is dedicated to my mum as well as to my friends and colleagues who made the series such fun to work with.) It's also out in Australia and New Zealand next month (or at the Aussie Mills and Boon website right now). There isn't a widget on the sidebar because M&B doesn't have one (it's part of the Penhally series), but if you want to read the first few pages it's on my website - just click on the book's title above to read more about the book.

Temporary Boss, Permanent Mistress is out on shelves in Australia and New Zealand this month, and you can get an early copy of the book from Harlequin.com in the US (due on the shelves at the end of the month).

I’ve also had some translations come through my door, and was amazed to discover that how many different ones there are in Europe. You can get Surrender to the Playboy Sheikh in Germany and Holland, The Doctor’s Very Special Christmas in Italy, and Seeing Stars in France. Oh, and next month (so you can get hold of it this month on the Harlequin websites) there’s Their Christmas Dream Come True in Denmark (which means it’s about to be in Sweden, Norway and Finland as well – the Nordic editions tend to be released together). And somewhere about now there’s The Spanish Doctor’s Love-Child in Poland.
There are translations outside Europe, too – Surrender to the Playboy Sheikh is also newly released in Brazil, and Their Christmas Dream Come True in Japan.

Blimey. I don’t think I’ve ever had so many different titles, in so many different languages, out in the same month before! Very exciting.

Off to the osteopath this morning. And then I have to tidy the house (including my office, which is our second spare bedroom) as we have ‘early Christmas’ with my best friends from uni, aka the children’s godmothers. Turkey defrosting? Check. Crackers ready? Check. Wine chilling in beer fridge? Check. Pressies from Santa wrapped? Um, almost – will be later today. Decent choccies in? That’ll be ‘check’ as I’ll drop in to Hotel Chocolat after the osteopath.

Hope you all have as nice a weekend as I’m planning. (Whatcha up to? Enquiring minds aka Kate Nosey would love to know…)

16 comments:

Katie said...

Congrats on all the releases. I picked up Temporary Boss, Permanent Mistress on my way home tonight and looking forward to starting it.
I have to work both days this weekend - bluergh! and write my christmas cards. Hoping to get some reading and sleeping snuck in too! Happy Early Christmas :-)

Olivia Ryan said...

Happy Publication Day, Kate - and congratulations on ALL your success, home and away! What a fabulous achievement. xx

Diane said...

Hope your back gets fixed well enough to enjoy the next few days. Nice way to start the weekend, though.

Just one gig booked in this weekend for me.

susanwilson44 said...

Congratulations Kate on your many releases, Just read Falling for the Playboy Millionaire and loved it!

Shirley Wells said...

Good grief, you're taking over the world. Many congratulations.

I'm still hoping that one of the puppies from Falling for the Playboy Millionaire will find its way to my door. :o)

Hope you have a fab weekend. I'll be getting Christmas all wrapped up. I will, I will...

Caroline Storer said...

Have a great weekend - sound like a blast in the making. What am I up to? Having a sauna tomorrow. Church on Sunday. Sunday dinner then trying to up the word count on the wip. My turn to be nosey! Do you get box fulls of your foreign translations as well as the English ones? Take care. Caroline

Nicola Marsh said...

Wow, that's a lot of books, Ms. Hardy!

And thanks for the Aussie mention, off to the shops today to grab my copy!!!

Lacey Devlin said...

Happy Publication Day! I hope you celebrate with a bit of bubbly I think it's called for :D

Kate Hardy said...

Katie - thank you! Hope you had a nice weekend and managed to sneak in your reading and sleeping, as well as working and writing cards :)

Kate Hardy said...

Olivia - thank you! I'm still pretty amazed by it.

Kate Hardy said...

Diane - thanks, it was. Hope your weekend was good.

Kate Hardy said...

Thanks, Susan - so glad you enjoyed it.

Kate Hardy said...

Shirley - Mags is planning a major menagerie for the next one. (She's giving me kittens. Ummmm. She's going to need to give me advice on how to look after them, too, as I have never, ever had a cat!)

Hope you managed to get your wrapping done.

Kate Hardy said...

Caroline - sounds as if your weekend was going to be wonderful, too (what a nice start, with a sauna). Foreign eds - usually two copies, sometimes one, and sometimes none at all and I discover them on my royalty statement! It's fun, though, working out where you are in the world.

Kate Hardy said...

Nic - thanks :o)

Kate Hardy said...

Lacey - erm, suffice it to say that wine was drunk over the weekend ;o)