Earlier this year I edited Jilted, the second novel by romance writer Rachael Johns for Mira (an imprint of Harlequin, aka Mills and Boon). Since its release in June, it’s all but sold out its first print run (8,000 copies). As someone more accustomed to the modest figures of literary fiction, such a thing seems pretty incredible.
It’s also been garnering some great reviews. I’m always amazed by the fervour with which readers (and writers) have for the genre. Here’s a couple of reviews, by way of example:
“You are immediately drawn into the story and keep turning the pages needing to know what’s going to happen next. This is the perfect book for a cold afternoon or evening where you can snuggle up and be undisturbed.”
– Australian Romance Readers Association
“There is so much more to this book than meets the eye and I absolutely loved it. The issues were handled with such sensitivity and emphasised the sense of small town community… This fabulous read engrossed me.”
– Michelle Walker, Beauty and Lace
You can find out more about Jilted here.