Lady B, brace yourself. Fill a cup with ratafia. What I’ve brought to the ballroom today is rather shocking.
Shocking, Miss Dare?
You might even say salacious.
All I will say is that you are entirely too fond of alliteration.
‘Struth, I confess. But I have one more S-word to throw at you, and it is this:
I am nonplussed.
Albert: <squawk>What the feathers?<squawk>
Let me explain. Sometimes romance novels have a tw0-part cover. The reader flips open the outer cover, and there is a deliciously glossy, often mildly naughty image inside, and that is known as a “stepback.” And I have one–a real one–for the very first time.
But I thought A Night to Surrender had a stepback.
It did, yes. But the picture inside was a closeup of the picture on the front, so it didn’t have quite that naughty factor. Colin and Minerva in A Week to be Wicked have the real deal.
You are such a tease, gel. Post the image on the InnerNetting already, so all the Ballroom guests can see.
I’m inordinately thrilled about it. In fact, I have gorgeous coverflats with said stepback, and I’m giving away a whole slew of them to people who enter my website contest. Isn’t it exciting, Lady B?
Why. Yes. It is, rather. My goodness. I’m…
Well, that’s new. :) What do the rest of you say? Do you find stepbacks scintillating, shocking, scandalous, or something else that starts with S? Have any particular favorites you’d like to mention or post in comments? Or perhaps they are too much for you, and you prefer to leave such things to the imagination?