I have to say, I thought (and hoped) it would be sooner. But the publisher has the power, and the publisher (The Berkley Publishing Group, a division Penguin/Putnam) has decided that The Gilded Hour will be released in September 2015.
All in all I’m in a good place, given the state of the industry. You can read more about the future of bookselling (in general, and more specifically about romance) here , in an article written by Eloisa James, another academic who happens to write romance. My editor (Wendy McCurdy) has some interesting things to say too.
A question for you: Would an excerpt help pass the time?