Yes, my revised version of By Love Unveiled, which was first published in 1993 under the name of Deborah Martin, comes out tomorrow.
Just so you’ll know, here’s what I did in revising it:
- Tightened up the writing (gee, I’ve learned a lot in 20 years; who knew?)
- Made some of the motivations more believable (to me, anyway)
- Corrected some historical inaccuracies (in my defense, there was no internet when I wrote the book, and it was hard to find books in New Orleans about the history of Restoration England)
- Made the heroine a little less of a pushover (I didn’t realize how much of one she was until I read it again!)
What I did NOT do in revising it:
- Make it a Sabrina Jeffries novel
Because I couldn’t. My SJ novels have a different focus, a different take on the world, and a different era as setting. To make my Deborah Martin book into a Sabrina Jeffries book, I’d have had to throw out everything and start over. Then I might as well have written a new SJ book!
With that said, it does have a dramatic story, with lots of sexual tension and more history than my SJ books. And as usual, it has an alpha hero. So I hope you’ll like it!
Written by Sabrina Jeffries
Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of a whole bunch of historical romance novels for Pocket Books and Avon Books, as well as a caffeine addict, Third Culture Kid, chocoholic, and jigsaw puzzle aficionado. Before writing as SJ, she wrote 8 historicals as Deborah Martin (now being revised and re-released) and 3 contemporary paranormal romantic suspense novels as Deborah Nicholas. Her 24th SJ book, WHAT THE DUKE DESIRES, will be out in June, and her first revised Deborah Martin re-release, BY LOVE UNVEILED, is out now!
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