I always know what time it is in the UK. At least, I know when 5pm hits over there and the business day is over. That block from when I wake up to about noon is when I wait eagerly for news…if there’s any wait-worthy news on the pipeline…which there usually is.
In any case, I woke up this morning to a wonderful surprise. The powers that be have decided to rename my Harlequin Undone short from “Warrior Bride” to “The Taming of Mei Lin”. The Undone line is e-published, with a possibility of later going print in an anthology. The title is the main selling point for Undones and the powers wanted something that reflected both the sensuality and the Asian setting.
I’m quite thrilled! The Taming of Mei Lin also has the added benefit of referencing The Taming of the Shrew. Hee hee…which actually works quite well here. I wish I had thought of it.
Mei Lin is the feisty counterpart to Ai Li, the heroine of Butterfly Swords. You’ll have to look carefully for Mei Lin’s appearance in the longer novel. 🙂
Jun 17, 2010 @ 07:00:09
That’s an awesome title. I always loved Taming of the Shrew so I think it’s cool. Can’t wait to read it! 🙂
Jun 17, 2010 @ 07:04:35
I know! I feel so educated.
And now I have an answer to when people pose whether such connections are woven in purposely by the author. In this case, the elements are there, but it wasn’t at all planned to reference Shakespeare. Of course, the plot elements are classic ones.
Jun 17, 2010 @ 09:03:36
Nice. When is it due to release again? (Muhahahaha…yet another excuse to use the e-reader….)
Jun 17, 2010 @ 09:26:47
September is what I’ve been told. I hear the weather is stormy in St. Louis. Still, I need to get home.