Tuesday, June 4, 2013

SUB TO SALE in 24 hours – My Call Story


Monday 16:00 – Receive double rejection email from an Editor. It’s a nice rejection with an invitation for further submission but still…am plunged into instant depression!
Monday 17:00 – Try to elude the self-pitying vortex by submitting to Harper Impulse, Harper Collins' new Digital First imprint http://www.harperimpulseromance.com
Monday 18:00 – Fall into self-pitying vortex anyway.
Tuesday 10:30 – Notice there’s an email from Harper Impulse in my inbox and assume it’s just a confirmation of receipt email. Then I read it and see the words:
They. Want. To. Call. Me.
Tuesday 11:00 – Enter into flurry of emails with writing friends. Cue overuse of OMG and exclamation marks!!!
Tuesday 11:30 – Kim Young calls. I evict a crew of terriers from my office in case they want to join in the conversation. I try to sound like a normal person rather than the blithering-woman-in-shock I really am. Little wonder as I’ve gone from rejection to submission to sale in under 24 hours!
Tuesday 15:00 – Receive confirmation email that proves it hasn’t all been a dream and I’ve got a four book deal.

Thank you Harper Impulse for making my dreams come true J

‘Confessions of a Chalet Girl’ is a fun, flirty read set in the exclusive Swiss ski resort of Verbier, the winter playground of the rich and famous.
As the daughter of an alcoholic mother, 23-year-old chalet girl Holly Buchanan is used to putting on an act to keep her secrets hidden. Blending in can be exhausting so when her sexy new boss Scott suggests she lightens up and has some fun, her first instinct is to pray for an avalanche to bury her. 28 year old owner of Luxury Chalet Experiences, Scott Hamilton, comes from a family where hiding the truth has had devastating consequences. However, he’s tried to put the past behind him and chooses to live life to the full both on and off the piste. He knows sleeping with the staff is courting danger but it’s an irresistible challenge to prove to Holly that losing control can be fun.

30 comments:

Romy Sommer said...

Well done, Lorraine! I think you definitely deserve an award for fastest turn-around (or at least Harper Impulse does!). This story is such a fun read that I just know readers are going to love it.

Aimee Duffy said...

Yay congrats Lorraine! Fab call story, and so lovely straight after two horrible Rs. The cover is fabulous. Can't wait to read it. Only 23 days! Eek.

x

Sally Clements said...

Reading your call story makes me tingly all over again, Lorraine! Fantastic. xx

Lorraine said...

I know, it's all so fast but Harper can take credit for that!!! I can't believe how quickly it's all happening :-)

Julia Broadbooks said...

What an amazing call story! Congrats!!

Julia Broadbooks said...

What an amazing call story! Congrats!!

Lorraine said...

Thanks Julia :-)

Abbi said...

Congratulations, Lorraine! What a great call story. :-)

Lorraine said...

Thank you Abbi, it's so nice to finally be able to write one!

Unknown said...

Wow, Lorraine, that's fabulous! And so inspiring! Congratulations, Maggie

Wendy S. Marcus said...

GREAT story, Lorraine! Thanks for sharing....and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Lorraine said...

Thanks Maggie :-)

Amalie said...

Wonderful call story, and my god the turnaround time! Congratulations!

Lorraine said...

Thanks Amalie. I know re the turnaround! I'd settled in for a several month wait!!

Scarlet Wilson said...

So happy for you Lorraine, what fabulous news!

Lorraine said...

Thank you Scarlet, hey have just realised we'll be side by side in any alphabetical book listings ;-)

Lori Connelly said...

Loved your call story. Congratulations!

Jackie Ashenden said...

Always knew you'd get there, girl. :-) And the best call story ever!! So happy for you!!!

Suzanne Ross Jones said...

Fab call story - CONGRATULATIONS, Lorraine. xx

Judy Jarvie said...

Wow, amazing story and huge congrats!

Lorraine said...

Thank you Lori :-)

Hi Jackie, my long-lost and very first CP, thanks! I said we'd both get there didn't I? :-)

Thanks Suz and thank you Judy, lovely to 'see you' :-)

Christy McKellen said...

Congratulations Lorraine, what a fabulous call story! Love the cover and blurb - this one's definitely going on my TBR list x

Lorraine said...

Thanks Christy, I really hope you enjoy it :-)

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Wow - mega congratulations, Lorraine. And well done for carrying on submitting right away!

Lorraine said...

Thanks Rosemary. I think it's the only way, like getting back on a horse or bike!!

Caroline said...

Lorraine, I'm so pleased for you!! I bet you are still pinching yourself. Go you! Caroline x

Lucy King said...

Congratulations, Lorraine, that's brilliant news!! x Lucy

Lorraine said...

Hi Caroline, thanks, yes am still pinching myself ;-)

Hi Lucy, thank you for the congrats :-)

Phillipa said...

Congratulations are a little late, Lorraine but here they are anyway!

Georgina Troy said...

Sounds so exciting. Congratulations!