I have two matters to discuss in this post. The first is the blurb and cover reveal of my next release. Without further ado, here they are:
Fitzwilliam Darcy had not expected to see Miss Elizabeth Bennet at Pemberley. Even less anticipated had been her reception at seeing him there. Whereas their last meeting at Hunsford had ended in acrimony, now she appeared to be receptive to him!
The morning after the ecstasy of her company at Pemberley, Darcy goes Lambton, hopeful his fondest dream might finally be realized. But all is thrown into chaos when Darcy receives word that Wickham was sighted in Lambton. The event takes on new meaning when Darcy arrives at the inn and learns of Miss Lydia Bennet’s elopement with his nemesis.
The protection of the woman he loves foremost in Darcy’s mind, he joins Miss Bennet as she and her relations follow their wayward relation, intent upon recovering her from the clutches of the man who has absconded with her. What they find is something none of them could have expected.
Flight to Gretna Green is a novella of 39,000 words.
I hope you will join me in this little story. It was a lot of fun to write. I will warn you that not all is as it appears! The pre-order should be up sometime during the day after this post goes live.
The second thing I wanted to talk about has to do with the title of this post. For several years now I’ve been having vision problems. I have double vision, where I see a “shadow” of what I’m looking at under and a little to the right of what I’m seeing. It can make things rather difficult, especially at night when things all blur in together.
I’ve been seeing a specialist who has had me on medicated eyedrops and a couple of other things, which have helped to a certain extent. The problem is I have scarring on my cornea, probably the result of wearing contacts (often far exceeding the recommended daily wear) for many years when I was younger. As a result, he tells me the outer layer of my corneas is scarred, which causes my vision problems.
The long story short is that I have to go in and have “surgery” which is in reality only a procedure where they “polish” my cornea to remove the damaged outer layer. It sounds like it’s like peeling the outer layer of skin or removing a scab. I have one eye done at a time, the first of which will be on Monday the 3rd. By the time you read this, I’ll already be in recovery.
That’s what I’m not looking forward to. After the surgery, I’ve been warned I can’t read, watch TV, work on the computer or my phone, lift over 10 pounds, exercise, or get it wet in any way for a week. Yay me! I hope when you’re reading this, you’ll feel some sympathy for the boring week I’m about to have! This will also, of course, delay my work, and though I’ve done as much as I can to mitigate it, I can only do so much in limited time.
But the good part is I’ll be able to see when it’s done. Bonus!