by J.D. Rhoades
Yesterday was the day.
Drop day. Launch Day. Publication Day.
The day that my fourth book, BREAKING COVER, hit the beaches to try to claw its way to success with nothing but a spunky attitude and a dream of someday making its way into the Big Time.
When my first book, THE DEVIL’S RIGHT HAND, came out, people asked me, "so, are you going to have a big party in New York to kick it off?"
It seemed like a great idea. After all, I’d seen the episode of Sex and the City where Sarah Jessica Parker kicks off the launch of her book at a great big New York party attended by incredibly witty and improbably hot literati.
With big drinks. And shrimp. I love shrimp.
God help me, I was naive enough to ask my editor if we were going to do something like that. Being a kind soul, and not wishing to crush all my illusions (or perhaps knowing that the business would be pleased to do so without his intervention) he did not laugh derisively in my face. No, he gently informed me, the publishers were going to concentrate their resources where they might actually do more good than just getting me drunk and boosting my ego.
I saw his point. After all, I can do both of those things just fine on my own.
So I confess, I’ve never had a big fancy party to kick off one of my books.
But doggone it, I still think it would be pretty cool.
So let’s have a virtual one!
All you guys are invited, of course…and you can help me plan it. You can each bring a guest, and since it’s a virtual party, it can be anyone in any world, real or fictional.
We’ll need to stock the bar, so tell me what you’re drinking.
And the kitchen’s open, with a crack team of chefs, so let me know what you want to eat.
Finally, I’ve got one kick ass band booked and they take requests…so what song is it you wanna hear?
Come on in, folks…you are invited!