Friday, September 21, 2012

Revisions are so Hard!!

BTW - I'm introducing myself as Beverley Oakley at the Hot Down Under site together with my fabulous 13 fellow authors whose upcoming titles will be released by Pan Macmillan Momentum in November, December and January.

I'm also at Manic Readers discussing managing risk and taking care are school holidays are upon me and so is the pressure to finalise revisions for A Little Deception. (There's also an extract there.)

Anyway, the intrigue is so multi-layered that it's a huge task to stay on top of how much the innocent heroine knows as opposed to the sister-in-law and her lover who've gone to such lengths to blacken her name, as opposed to the heroine and sister-in-law's grasping cousin who's been lured into the scheme with the promise of sexual favours as opposed to the hero who must sort all this out before realising the wife who deceived him into marriage is innocent of all but loving him. (Sigh....)

No, there are no spoilers here. It's all in the intrigue and the sexual tension - and getting it all just right. The book was published in hard cover two years ago but I'd had to cut 15,000 words and a plot tangent  to fulfil the publisher's word count. Now I can add that necessary extra layer.

It should have been on Amazon a week ago and it definitely will have to be before I go camping next week! I've made too many promises and this is one I just have to keep.


  1. Beverly -

    Good luck this week-end working on A Little Deception! I'm thrilled it coming out as an ebook and hope you'll be letting us know when its available on Amazon for pre-order!

    It's overcast and cold here in New England so I hope to be able to catch up on some of my reading. In fact we already have the wood pile stacked and I can't wait to be able to have a toasty fire going in the fireplace!

    I hope you get a chance for a little relation next week-end while your camping. I must admit I miss the days when we used to take our sons camping in Vermont every year to enjoy the fall folliage!

    I'll try to make it over to Manic Readers and Hot Down Under to read your posts!

  2. The "A Little Deception" excerpt was really engaging, I was completely hooked, keep up the good work :)