Long road to release
I have to be honest, I’m not the most patient person in the world when it comes to book releases. This may be a surprising thing to hear from someone who held onto to three finished novels for between six and eight years, but it’s a different experience, temperamentally, between keeping a book in your back pocket, and having it ready to go with a publication date and everything.
Fixer is very much ready. It’s been edited to within an inch of my life and the collective lives of the editing team, and it has a lovely cover, so all that’s left is for it to roll out.
The reason the book isn’t already out is that media need time to hear about it, get a copy of it, and prepare a review for it. So while to you or I might not be seeing anything happening, right now there are people reading about it on NetGalley, bloggers getting emails and a larger P.R. machine warming up the engines. All of which means every now and then a review of a book you can’t buy yet will roll out, leading up to what should be a much larger number of reviews and/or a blog tour coinciding with the March release.
Which leads me to the first early review of Fixer, which popped up a few days ago on GoodReads.
This book is brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I don’t know what I can say about Corrigan Bain that won’t come out like a gushing, fan-girlie mess, but he is imperfectly perfect.
The entire review can be read here. And if you have an account with GoodReads you can also add it to your to-read list. Which of course you should.