I’ve thought a lot about whether to write a sequel to Love Left Behind and/or Fated. It was a hard decision but I’ve finally decided that although I love the characters in each of these books, I won’t be continuing their stories. I was on the fence about it for a while but I believe that’s the best decision.
I wrote each book with the intention of it being a stand-alone novel, and while I could easily stretch out their stories, I believe everything that needed to be told was already done so in those books. I don’t want to do them a disservice (because of course in my mind they’re not fictional ) and I especially don’t want to do my readers a disservice by writing a book that my heart isn’t wholly into 100%. I’ve always loved books that had an ending that gave a feeling that the characters were off living their lives beyond the confines of the pages, and this is how I feel I left Emma/Jackson and Lauren/Caden in their stories.
Of course I hate disappointing my readers and I know some of you really really really wanted a sequel, but I promise the main reason I’m not writing one is because I want to give you the best reading experience possible, and I believe not writing a sequel is the best decision.
The good news is that I’ve started a new contemporary romance novel that I hope you’ll love just as much. It’s in its infancy stages and I’ll update when I have a better idea of when it’ll be released.
Thanks to everyone for their patience while I waffled on my decision. Hope everyone is doing well!
Fated is finally available on iTunes! Yay! You can find it here.
Thanks so much to everyone who’s already read Fated! Your comments have been awesome, and it’s always so gratifying to hear feedback since it can be a little nerve-wracking sending your creation out into the world. As to whether there will be a sequel, I’m still in the midst of finishing the third installment of the Shadow Series, so I’m going to table any decisions about that (as well as whether there will be a sequel to Love Left Behind) until I’m done. Caitlin and Simon are getting pretty impatient and want me to hurry up and finish their story already!
Fated is finally live on Barnes & Noble! (I’m trying to ignore the fact that they’re missing the description of the book. I’m hoping it’ll eventually appear!) You can find it here.
It’s also live on Smashwords here. I’ll post an update once it’s available on iTunes.
Fated is now available on Amazon here!
For UK Amazon readers, it’s available here!
Sorry Nook readers – Barnes & Noble keeps telling me that they’re having technical difficulties when I attempt to upload the book. I keep getting the message to try again later, which makes me a little crazy! I’ll post an update when it’s finally available there.
I hope you enjoy it!
I’m excited to announce that my new contemporary romance Fated will be releasing earlier than expected on December 6th…that’s next week! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it! I fell in love with my protagonists, Lauren Sloan and Caden Riley. I’ll post an update as soon as it’s live. Below is the blurb and cover.
Do you need to love someone to be happy? Does happiness mean a fairy tale ending?
Caden Riley challenged me from the first moment I met him. It was more than his good looks or his fame as a photographer that drew me to him. He offered me things that I never knew I wanted, and didn’t demand more than I was willing to give.
Was I happy? I’m not sure. Happiness is an emotion I’m unfamiliar with. But I finally knew what it felt like to experience real passion. To let go of all my inhibitions and surrender to my desires. It was enough for me, because it was more than I ever expected.
Until Caden tempted me with possibilities. The possibility of a future; the possibility of a life I never imagined; the possibility of heartbreak and never hearing the words “I love you.”
Love is a funny thing. It can make you feel like the world is yours to conquer. It can also bring you to your knees. I’m not sure which is my fate.
- My new book, an adult contemporary romance, is slated to release early January 2013, with a chance of it releasing earlier. It’s called Fated and if you liked Love Left Behind, it’ll be right up your alley. The hero, Caden Riley, is hot, but in a different way than Jackson Reynard. Plus, I really love the heroine, Lauren Sloan. I’ll post the cover and description and all that junk when it’s ready.
- I’m knee-deep in the third and final installment of the Shadow Series right now, and boy these waters are treacherous! My own heart has raced a few times, and that’s with me knowing what’s going to happen! I still don’t have an exact release date except early 2013, but I’m pushing, pushing, pushing to get it done as soon as possible.
- If you’ve read some of my posts here, you’ll realize that I’m obsessed with food. My latest obsession, after my trip to New Orleans, is trying to recreate the muffaletta. The one at Central Grocery was a doozy, and I’m up to my elbows in olive salad as I try to perfect my recipe to mimic theirs.
- Speaking about food, Thanksgiving is right around the corner! It’s my #1 favorite holiday. Turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing…here I come!