For those of who read this blog the "old fashioned way" or if you've wandered over here from your feed reader, you might have noticed a new widget on my sidebar. It shows some of the cover art I've uploaded to my Upcoming Historical Romances wiki that I talk about on occasion, but that doesn't do all the great in the "hits" department. Traffic usually spikes after I mention it's existence on the blog, and then y'all seem to forget about it. So what's on this wiki you ask?
I do my best to scour my Top Secret Librarian Resources to compile upcoming titles in historical romance. Once the cover art appears on Amazon, I also upload it to the wiki because - I'll admit it - I'm a huge ho for cover art. I cannot get enough talk, discussion, snark etc. about cover art. Love it too pieces. Plus I like looking at the pretty and the shiny, even when some poor author gets slapped with a truly horrendous man-titty clinch cover.
Right now on the site? Starting with the January 2009 releases, mouse over any of the covers to see the official laydown date for the book. Also, you'll find nuggets of information like the fact that Carla Kelly's next Harlequin Historical release, The Surgeon's Lady is set for a June 2009 release date. Beth Williamson, who has published several westerns with Samhain, makes her debut over at Kensington Brava in March with The Education of Madeline. And for Georgette Heyer fans? Look for even more reprints thanks to Harlequin and Sourcebooks!
Also, check out the cover goodness!
Yeah, I totally dig Headless People covers. So sue me. But look at the colors! Aren't they purdy? And who doesn't love the anticipation of future book releases? It's like being a kid again and waiting for Christmas morning to hurry up and get here already.
So wander on over and take a look. And y'all come back now, ya hear?
Disclaimer: My wiki is not exhaustive. I don't include ebooks (for my own sanity), and I try my best to highlight reprints and all new print releases. But inevitably I miss a few titles here and there. This wiki mostly exists for my own amusement, and in the hopes that someone else will find it useful. There's no one helping me do this, and I'm not perfect. But I'll continue to do the best I can.