Monday, April 29, 2013

It's finally here!

I've spoken before about the deliveryman's tendency to lean too heavily on the buzzer, thus when that happened this morning, I had an inkling of what to expect. Yes, I was still in my pyjamas but I told the guy I was "having a day off". I think that sounds better than, "I'm still in my PJs because I was in bed with my laptop and I just got an idea for a really good scene and I had no idea that most of the morning was already gone."

This is the box he handed me:
It's a little bit dusty, as you can see, but it was perfectly intact and took very good care of its precious cargo all the way from New York (according to the mailing label). Once again, I carefully opened the tape and peeled back the cardboard flaps...
Ooh, it's so exciting!

I'm really excited for this book. You can't have a favourite with your books (it's like trying to chose a favourite child) but perhaps, secretly, in your heart-of-hearts, you have a soft spot for one special little one. Just For Today is my special little one. (Well, until the next one comes along, I guess!)

I had the best time writing Just For Today, and I desperately want everyone to love Jess and Sean as much as I do. I had a heap of fun doing research for this book. To help me understand more about Sean's life writing horror genre fiction and graphic novels, I went to a couple of comic/fan conventions, including one for the TV show Supernatural, at which I got a little over-excited.

(I know you're all wondering why I didn't go to a Dr Who convention, seeing as I love that so much, but it was literally a matter of timing -- I just went to whatever was available in Melbourne that month, so Supernatural it was. But if Matt Smith (or David Tennant *swoon*) ever makes his way to Melbourne he'd better be on his guard...)

So! Now I have a boxful of exciting copies of Just For Today. It will be on the shelves in North America AND Australia in June, so you've still got a while to wait before you can get your pretty little hands on this one.

That is, UNLESS you win the giveaway I have just now decided to have, and answer my very tricky question! My question is:

Who is your favourite Doctor? 

There. That'll sort you out. I'll chose an answer at random from anyone who comments on this post in the next couple of days and I'll be in touch to send you your very own ADVANCE copy of Just For Today, so you can fall in love with Jess and Sean, just like I did!
Receiving a box of your own books is seriously one of
the most amazing experiences in the universe.

18 comments:

  1. Wow that is a gorgeous site! Thank you for the giveaway my favorite Dr is Dr Tyler Donaldson from the book NYC Angles : The Heiress's Baby Scandal by Janice Lynn.

    A cowboy turned Dr -- so perfect!
    Desere

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    1. Ooh, I don't know that doctor, Desere! I'm going to have to check it out!

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  2. I used to love Dr. John Carter from ER, he is such a cute guy with his boy-next-door image :)) And then I stumble with another doctor character, also in a TV series, Dr. David Lee from Three Rivers, a playboy surgeon. Now I can't decide which one is my fave LOL

    Congrats on the upcoming release of Just For Today, Emmie! I'm curious about the story and I LOVE the cover!! So cute!!
    By the way I hope this is an international giveaway :))

    savedbymercy at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Aline - yep, it'd definitely open globally. :) VERY good choice on Dr Carter from ER, by the way. I always loved him.

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  3. My favorite doctor has to be Dr Mark Sloan from Grey's Anatomy - I cried my eyes out when he died... :(

    Book looks great, Emmie - so excited to read this one!

    Rachel x
    rachelbrimble@googlemail.com

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    1. Yes! I cried too -- poor Mark! Thanks for your kind words.

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  4. Congrats on the release of Just for today.

    My favorite doctor is Dr. Walter Bishop from FRINGE, he is the perfect example of a crazy brilliant scientist.

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    1. Thanks Sarah, and may I say, kudos on your choice of doctor!! I really enjoyed Fringe and Walter's weird ways. :)

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  5. Congratulations on the upcoming release of Just For Today, Emmie!

    My favourite doctor is-who else? Dr Derek Shepherd from Greys Anatomy. Mmm McDreamy!

    Nas

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    1. Another great doctor choice! Thanks, Nas!

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  6. Hi Emmie - congrats on your new release "Just for Today" :) How exciting, I just love the cover :)

    Since I don't watch much TV, I'm going to have to say my favourite doctor is my new GP. Not only is he super nice but he's always on time and doesn't keep me waiting which I think is a very positive characterisitic for a hero :)

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    1. Thanks, Joanne! I like that you picked a real doctor -- having a good GP is so important!

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  7. Jennifer Wood (Dayz) :)May 1, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Hey Emmie-girl! I'm so excited to read your new novel! They are always wonderful... and I must tell you: in my CampNaNoWriMo story, the heroine catches the hero reading 'In His Eyes'. And she gets this super clever but somewhat macho (in his own way) man to admit he likes the romance novel. What does that say about your writing? Huh?? It's fab and brill and all kinds of wonderful!

    My favorite doctor? Is there any doubt... Dr. Gregory House. Though, I must say, I'm actually torn between him and best friend Dr. James Wilson because, put together, they are perfect. So can I have two favorites??? :)

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    1. I'm so honored to appear in one if your stories!! Wow! And I'm so glad someone finally nominated House. :) It just wouldn't be right if he hadn't made the list...

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  8. My favorite is absolutely Greg House. His attitude and complex personality are what drew me into the character.

    I can't wait to read the new book! Best wishes for you Emmie - I truly love your work.

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie! And another vote for House - yay!

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  9. My favourite doctor is Dr Bombay, from Bewitched. He always came right away!

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    1. Now *that* is a choice from left field!! Dr Bombay! He did come when called, but as I remember, his treatments weren't always quite effective? Good choice, though!

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