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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Surrender in Norsk



I got home today to find a wee box on my steps. It was from my agent. I thought it might be anything. Who knows? She periodically sends stuff she thinks I might like.

I opened it and discovered copies of Surrender in Norwegian. The title of the book has been changed to The Brand, referring, of course, to the terrible brand Annie wears on her inner thigh thanks to her dear Uncle Bain. (Norwegian is very easy for me to read; it's almost exactly like Danish.)

The blurb on the back is very well done, I thought. Authors have very little involvement with foreign publishers and foreign-language translations (though I would love to be more involved in multi-lingual events and such and maybe adding foreign-language pages to my website soon).

The back reads:

" Lady Anne Campbell was betrayed by her own uncle and sent to the English colonies in America, where she was sold as an indentured servant. It was a hard life, and Anne survived an Indian attack... only because a scout, Iain MacKinnon, was willing to risk his own life and his position in the army to save her.

"Warm feelings arise between Anne and Iain, but he has nothing to offer her. He is bound to the English army, and his commander, Lord William Wentworth, is willing to do anything to have Anne for himself... "


Anyone have Norwegian friends or relatives who might want a romance in norsk? I've got five copies. I'm actually reading Surrender right now to keep in a Ranger mood during the work week. It might be fun to see how they translated it.

Okay, so maybe this is only interesting to me. If you're bored, just look at John DeSalvo's awesome nipple on the front cover. That ought to tide you over until my next post.

Only a week till Christmas, and I haven't started shopping yet!

13 comments:

Debbie_D said...

I love the cover. I finally get my copy of Surrender from my Secret Santa over at RBL and can't wait to start it. Now I have all of your books and can fill that empty spot on my bookshelf. Oh wait, I need another bookshelf; maybe Santa can bring me a new one. Anyway, congrats on the Norwegian printing and have a wonderful Christmas. Hope you get all your shopping done!

Ronlyn said...

Very cool!!!
I have loads of family in Stavanger and on Vassoy! I can guarentee a couple of them would love "The Brand"
Christmas is frightening this year. I haven't even gotten my cards out....have boxes sitting here waiting to be mailed. It's terrible. I think I'll just start wishing everyone a happy new year now. :P

Cheryle said...

Well I am always up for a nipple shot and a well defined abdominal area!

I hope you get your shopping done soon. My DH knows a way to a girls heart and has gotten me some books for Christmas. A nice lady a Barnes and Noble had pity on this lone man in the Romance section and helped him choose some books for me. I am excited to see what he got.

Ronlyn said...

Cheryle, I love seeing guys buying their women romance novels. I've made a point of helping more than one guy who was standing there searching for something. *G* i'll never forget last year after my birthday when my DH came home pleased as punch that he was able to help another guy pick out a book for his wife based on what I like. LOL

Sue Z said...

What an awesome cover! DAMN!! I love seeing your books hitting the market in other countries. Sorry I don't have any Norwegian friends but I do know someone with a gift for foreign languages (wink, wink). It must be fun getting the mail at your house!!

I have my shopping done but no tree up and nothing is wrapped. F*CK!

Debbie H said...

Love the cover! I can say, thankfully, I have everything done for Christmas except for one last batch of Chocolate Covered Cherry cookies. This, to me , is cutting it close, as I am one of those who usually have it done by Dec 5th. (ducking from objects being thrown in my direction) LOL

Anonymous said...

Very cool I bet it is such a rush to see your novels printed in other languages. That's wonderful.

I'm ready for Christmas to be here and be over so my son can open his presents LOL. He's driving me crazy.

Christi said...

Pamela & Family - I just wanted to wish you an early Merry Christmas or "Nollaig Shona dhuit" since I will be away from my home computer till the end of Dec. Hope you have a beautiful and blessed holiday. Christi in Plano, TX

I never tire of look at John DeSalvo's nipple LOL!

Merry Christmas Pamela!

Aimee said...

That is a fabulous cover, DeSalvo is always easy on the eyes!

The blurb sure isn't like what we have in english is it? It's good, but I suspect something is lost in translation? Yes, no?

How awesome to SEE that your writing is being made available to women all over the world!

I love you, and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas! See you in 6 more weeks! wOOt!

Glad you all enjoyed the nipple. :-)

Debbie D, I hope you enjoy Surrender. Be sure to pop back and let me know what you think either way. And, yes, thanks I got my shopping done -- rather at the last moment. I hope Santa brought you an extra bookshelf.

Ronlyn, I didn't realize you have norsk heritage. Cool! You know, I kept my Christmas cards in boxes this year. It's just too messy if you ever actually open those boxes... And now I'm ahead for next year. I already have my cards. LOL!

Cheryle, so cool that your DH ventured into Romance Land and so cool that someone helped him out. I hope he got you something wonderful.

Ronlyn, your DH is too freakin' cool, and you can tell him I said that. LOL!

SueZAY, good to hear from you tonight. Sorry I had to go. We'll gab again soon. And, yes, sometimes getting the mail is fun. I get unexpected boxes of books which rocks. I'm in six languages now, did you know?

Debbie H, those cookies sound scrumptious! Enjoy your holiday with those two adorable granddaughters!

A. Nonny Mus, yes, it's an absolute thrill to see them. I'm always fascinated by the different covers and the way they present the book on the back. It's always different.

Thanks for the good wishes, Christi! Merry Christmas to you and your family, too! I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Merry Christmas, Charina! So good to see you again. I've been thinking of you, actually. Hope all is well.

Aimee, you're right -- the translation is literal and because of that it loses some of what might be sexy in Norwegian. I've read much of the Norwegian version and am grateful to write in English because we have so many more words and, therefore, so many more nuanced shades of meaning. Merry Christmas to you, too! I can't believe you're coming!

Ronlyn said...

LOL...I have loads of family in Norway. I've been there twice and would love to take my family back with me. Funny story: last time I was there it was Christmas time and I'd helped my cousin decorate. Well, when I helped take things down I missed a little Santa that I'd clipped to a lamp shade. That little Santa is still there waiting for me to come back and rescue him from his perch. *G* Inger-Lise is passing the house on to her son (who is my age) and made him promise not to take Santa down either. LOL. Oh the guilt. I have to go to Vassoy and rescue poor Santa. *G*

And no worries, there is nothing wrong with Scott's ego. I tell him he's wonderful all the time. ;)

gaby said...

that is so cool! Am I too late? Jeg er jo norsk, even though I live in Ireland at the moment.

You still owe me for the Anthon Berg, remember *wink wink*

xoxogaby

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