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There's a world of romance out there . . .

And I always find it so thrilling when one of my books get translated into another language.

I’ve had books translated into Russian, German, French, Italian, Romanian, Norwegian, and several others and some have had very pretty covers–like this one, and others that were . . . well, bright and colorful, were the nicest things I could say about them.

But there is always that moment when I open the UPS package from my editor with my 6 copies of this foreign treasure, stare at the new cover, see my name (which is always reassuring) and scratch my head and say, “Huh? I wonder which book this is?”

Thank goodness they come with a cover letter (or as I call it, the cheat sheet) that tells all. Because then I would be in your shoes right now. So take the “huh?” test. Which book is this? And props to you if you also know the language. Sorry, you don’t get the cheat sheet.

9 comments to “There's a world of romance out there . . .”

  1. Margaret Garland
    September 12th, 2007 at 6:01 am · Link

    Hmm “One Night of Passion”? The language sort of looks Slavic. So, I’m going to guess Russian. I’m no expert, however. Some days I can barely speak English as she is spoke.


  2. Margaret Garland
    September 12th, 2007 at 6:07 am · Link

    BTW, I just finished “Love Letters to a Duke” over the weekend. I loved it! Of course, Felicity was my favorite from “This Rake of Mine”.

    Since I knew I was getting LLTAD, I re-read TROM so I could flow from one to the other.

    Felicity deserved a special story and she got one. Congratulations.

  3. Haven Rich
    September 12th, 2007 at 6:13 am · Link

    Oh man, when I first read this topic no one had replied yet. So drat, I don’t get to be first.

    But it’s One Night of Passion and it is indeed Czech or Slovak. So probably from Czechoslovakia. BTW your typical Russian translator doesn’t translate this one.

  4. KeiraSoleore
    September 12th, 2007 at 2:27 pm · Link

    “Noci” is walnuts in Italian, but none of your titles has, er, nuts in them. 🙂 However, the first word looks Slavic.

    Did some more digging and dang if the answer wasn’t there on the web. “One Night of Passion” in hardcover Czech. I’ll post the link after Elizbo acknowledges the correct answer.

  5. Jamie Leigh Hansen
    September 12th, 2007 at 9:14 pm · Link

    You can say you get beautiful covers in any language! lol I love the dress.

  6. Maggie Robinson
    September 13th, 2007 at 5:50 am · Link

    Did Beyonce pose? This model is very bootylicious!

  7. Haven Rich
    September 13th, 2007 at 6:28 am · Link

    I agree with Jamie, it’s a very beautiful dress. I think it’d be fun to make that dress too.

  8. Elizabeth
    September 13th, 2007 at 10:09 am · Link

    You all are good! And way fast. Keira is right! One Night of Passion in Czech! Isn’t that fun. And I love that dress as well. This is one of the nicest foreign covers I’ve had–and I agree–I love the dress. I have a prom dress from the 60s that has very similar fabric, so I smiled when I saw it.

    And Jamie, really, this is a GOOD cover. There is one from Russia that was so scary and then there is one of the Italian covers that had the heroine sitting on a stool with the hero kneeling in front of her, and let me say, her legs weren’t exactly primly crossed in front of her. I died when I saw it.

  9. KeiraSoleore
    September 14th, 2007 at 12:20 pm · Link

    Elizbo, did you think that the hero was going to, er, ahem, ahem?? You know, you could do a cultural study based on the type of covers the publishers “think” are popular and sell.

    Here’s the link for the book in Czech:

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