I was talking with a friend last night, and asked her how she was enjoying my book, "Double Blind," which I gave to her a few weeks previous.
"Well, the setup's taking a little too long."
"Wow. That's curious. No one's mentioned that before."
"Well, it's all that stuff about the sheriff, and his relationship with the married woman."
"But my novel doesn't have a sheriff."
"Of course it does!"
"I swear, honey, I wrote the book - there's no sheriff."
When she checked the book that night, she discovered that IUniverse had somehow sent me a book with my cover but somone else's text! A check of my inventory revealed that, thank goodness, this hadn't happened with any of the other copies. But my friend had been plodding through this story, thinking how different it was from my previous novel, for almost a month.
"Well why didn't you say something?" I asked.
"It wasn't very good," she said. "And I didn't want to hurt your feelings."