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23 August 2013 @ 08:40 pm
Lovers in Arms - Out in Print  
Pretty much exactly one year ago, Lovers in Arms got published.

Today, I received the first copies of the extended version. In print. Like, as in, a real book. A real, proper book. With my words in it.

It's a feeling that's very hard to describe. I'm still feeling a little like a fraud for pretending to be good enough to write a novel(!) in a foreign language (!) about two men falling in love (!) in WWII (!) with explicit (!!!) gay sex. Well, what do I know. Apparently I am.

The print versions are lovely, and even though the format is a bit larger than I had expected, it definitely does the cover justice. I did mention the new cover, didn't I? Just in case anyone has missed it, here comes the wraparound version of the print edition:


And even though it's just a narrow paperback, it's a very cool thing to see one of my stories in this quality. I'm definitely going to give one to my mothers (the real one the the in law one) so their can harass their friends with it. ^^

Now all I have to do is to come up with an appropriately questionable dedication...

BerthaBlueberthablue on August 23rd, 2013 09:08 pm (UTC)
That is absolutely lovely! I might actually die when I receive mine in print. Like... *poof* I die.

osirisbrackhausosirisbrackhaus on August 24th, 2013 06:21 am (UTC)
Thank you, dear!

Don't die, though, we still need you. Just be happy, clutch them to your chest and run around the room a few times. It sure helped me. ^^
Herkko Rosvo-Ronkainenmissingkeys on August 23rd, 2013 09:16 pm (UTC)
Whee! That's so freaking fabulous, and I'm very proud of you.

Fancy a compliment? I had no idea that English wasn't your native language. I actually assumed you were another expat from an English speaking country who'd just also happened to settle here.
osirisbrackhausosirisbrackhaus on August 24th, 2013 06:24 am (UTC)
Oh, that is a nice compliment indeed! I DO feel like an expat at times, though I still haven't figured out from where I originally hail from.

Thanks so much, dear!
Herkko Rosvo-Ronkainenmissingkeys on August 24th, 2013 07:06 am (UTC)
You're very welcome, lovely. :)
Milady OMlady_om on August 24th, 2013 12:04 pm (UTC)
Congrats! It's so lovely! I approve the new blurb also :)
osirisbrackhausosirisbrackhaus on August 24th, 2013 01:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I'm not totally happy with the longer blurb, it feels too ham-fisted for my taste. But I'm a writer, not a marketing buff. *shrugs* But you like it, so that's a definite plus. ^^