Wednesday, May 14, 2014

My First Backlist Book Is Available!

I've been thinking about it for a while: getting my backlist books, the first novels I published, available online as ebooks.  But now I'm not just thinking about it.   

THE GLASS SLIPPER, the fairy tale romance I wrote years ago that was published by Dorchester Publishing Co., is now available on Kindle at Amazon! 

Dorchester has unfortunately gone out of business, but I got my rights back while they were still around to all the books of mine that they published.  I didn't modify THE GLASS SLIPPER to be current, but other than the use of a few landline telephones and other small references that aren't in keeping with today's technology I think it works out well.

What's it about?  Well, it is a Cinderella story.  Paige Conner, an insecure U.S. historian, is hired to research and write the history of Dargentia, a small European country that's finally regained its independence thanks to its hereditary prince, smart and sexy Prince Niko.  Niko needs to find the country's missing jewels and marry someone fast, according to legends.  He figures he's got to marry a wealthy princess, not a commoner, despite those legends.  And certainly not a commoner like shy but gorgeous Paige Conner. 

And Paige?  She knows why she's here.  Her imaginary--not!--fairy godmother Millicent has brought her here to find her Prince Charming.  Niko seems all that and more.  But Paige doesn't believe in fairy tales...

Though it's been a while, I remember having lots of fun writing that book.  And now I've gotten to reread it several times to get it prepared to become an ebook.  I've always loved fairy tales, especially Cinderella stories, and now my creation is available to read once more! 

How about you--do you like fairy tales?  Are you reading ebooks these days?


Betty Hechtman said...

Congrats on getting Glass Slipper out as an e-book!

Linda O. Johnston said...

Thanks, Betty. I'm excited about it! And I hope to do more of my backlist soon.

Tracy Weber said...


Linda O. Johnston said...

Thanks, Tracy!