Yesterday I got a packet of advanced reading copies (or ARCs) of The Scorpion Rules.
I love getting ARCs. It may in fact be my favorite part of the publishing process. The book suddenly seems so very book-shaped, and real! In fact, it is real. It is real and it is coming. Not gonna lie; I teared up when I saw what was in the envelope.
(I didn't plan it, but I like the Good Embriodery vs. Evil Embroidery vibe in this photo. Peacock-themed suzani from Uzbekistan; scorpion-themed damask from the dark depths of my cover artist's imagination. And FIGHT.)