Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tempting Eden


Paradise, like Maggie, has been rechristened. No holy water was involved, however. *g* With the help of my crit partners and agent, we submitted a list to Berkley. My very favorite of the choices, Tempting Eden was approved. Eden is my heroine's name, but it works on other levels, too. My tortured heroine will make the transition from hell to her own kind of heaven, thanks to Hart, a man of unusual honor who risks everything when he's tempted himself.
The contract has been signed and mailed, so each day everything becomes more crystalline. Here's an interesting paradise quote which works so beautifully for my story courtesy of Laura Bradford:
Ah, to think how thin the veil that lies Between the pain of hell and Paradise. George William Russell

So, what's your idea of heaven on earth? Sleeping in? Unlimited chocolate? Cute shoes? World peace? Somebody take over now.

17 comments:

Elyssa Papa said...

I love the new title!!! Yay!!! It fits the story to perfection.

Heaven on Earth: Puppies sans accidents. Chocolate. Richard Armitage. No bills!

Tiffany Chalmers w/a Tiffany Clare said...

I love the new title, too!
Heaven on Earth? Breakfast in bed, every day for the rest of my life :)

I forget what sleeping in is... I don't usually make it past eight or nine when I'm 'sleeping in'.

MistyJo said...

Intriguing title!

Heaven on Earth: my own library, a baby's giggle, and lighting bugs at dusk.

Maggie Robinson w/a Margaret Rowe said...

Misty, you have a poet's soul. Lovely heavenly things!

Tiff, I'd need lots of those bolster pillows to manage b in b. But as long is someone else is doing the cooking, I'm all for it!

Ely, I hear you on the bills. The best thing my husband has done is pay stuff online. Somehow without the paper it's less painful. :)

Janga said...

Tempting Eden is a marvelous title! My favorite titles are those with layered meanings.

My idea of Heaven on Earth right now is no doctor's visits, no income taxes, and calorie-free ice cream.

irisheyes said...

Great title, Maggie!

Wow, Heaven on Earth, huh? a Barnes and Noble gift card that never expires (and no more medical problems).

Do you have a new puppy, Ely?

Elyssa Papa said...

No, Irish, no puppy. If I can't keep a plant alive, I don't think I should have a pet.

J.K. Coi said...

Sleeping in is definitely my idea of heaven on earth. Hubby and kiddo are "morning people" and I am not. What really bugs me sometimes is that, even if we have NOTHING to do, they will still wake me up on saturday morning by 7:30. Urgh.

Maggie Robinson w/a Margaret Rowe said...

Janga, I considered myself very virtuous yesterday when I had a huge red Solo cup full of Breyer's chocolate/vanilla ice cream, but I didn't heat the hot fudge sauce in the microwave. So that was calorie-free, right? ;)

Irsh, unlimited books...yes, definitely heaven!

JK, I'd just settle for sleeping at night at this point, LOL.

terrio said...

I just can't get over it. I just keep repeating how EXCITING it all is. LOL!

Love the title and the new name and the website and can't wait to see the cover.

And to read the books, of course. LOL!

terrio said...

Forgot to answer the question. LOL!

Heavon on Earth - FREEDOM! (Sorry, this end of school thing just feels so dang good. LOL!)

Maggie Robinson w/a Margaret Rowe said...

Terri, with your luck, you will WIN all my books, LOL. You must be beyond excited to be done with school. Congratulations! Tossing virtual mortarboard in air!

terrio said...

How about even if I win, I'll still buy them. My mom and sister will love them too. LOL! And I can say, "Here, my friend wrote this. You should really read it."

It's like *author dropping*. LOL!

Maggie Robinson w/a Margaret Rowe said...

I'll put you in charge of my fans,Terri. ;)

terrio said...

Cool. If I'm doing PR then I'm using this degree I'm paying a FREAKING FORTUNE for. LOL! Why did I have to look at all those numbers added together?

Stephanie J said...

I love the new title! It's so fantastic and I can't wait!

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