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The first finished copies of Chantress arrived in New York this week, but I knew it would take a while to ship mine across the Atlantic. I was just hoping they’d arrive before May 7th, the book’s official pub date.

So when the doorbell rang yesterday, I wasn’t thinking about my book.

But look — it’s here!

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My editor and her assistant expressed a copy over to me here in England, bless them. And oh, is it beautiful! So glossy, and the title just shines. And inside the book are my words. Words that I wasn’t sure would ever live outside my computer… but there they are, published in this gorgeous book.

More pretty pictures to follow, but before I forget, Simon & Schuster is giving away 25 (!) ARCs (advance reader copies) of Chantress on Goodreads.* These aren’t glossy the way hardback is, but the story is pretty much the same. The giveaway ends this weekend, and you can find it here: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/49010-chantress

(*Unlike the earlier giveaways I ran, this one is only open to US residents, as per S&S policy. Sorry! As a UK resident, I know it’s frustrating to be left out.)

And now those pictures:

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