Okay, I make no bones about this. I hate excerpts, sneak peeks, previews, look aheads, whatever you want to call them. I don’t like them. I want to be surprised, amused, delighted as I turn the page of a book, watch a movie, check in on All My Children or lately, One Life to Live. I don’t want to know what day Angie’s baby is going to be born. I want to tune in and be part of the story, then and there. No Cassandras allowed in my life. I don’t want to know.
Sadly, I have had to come to the begrudging realization that I am nearly alone in this loathing. We live in an age where everyone wants to know, and they want to know it well ahead of time. I call this the playdate mentality. Too many people have grown up with their lives completely scheduled from the day they were born that we as a Society have lost/or never discovered the delight that is not knowing. But there it is.
So without further ado, and plenty of protests from my inner self, who is currently shouting, “Don’t let them look inside! Don’t give them even a glance!”, I give you an inside sneak peek at Lord Langley is Back in Town. If you can’t live without reading it, be my guest. If you would love to be utterly surprised when it comes out May 31st, I offer you a better place to go: Order it Now. You’ll be one step ahead of all the lookie-loos.
Do tell: Excerpts? Love them? Avoid them? Does it lesson the reading experience when you sit down to read the book?