- Is anyone in Hurricane Sandy’s path? I’m not sure how concerned I should be. Should I be out at the grocery store stocking up on milk and bread? Although vodka and potato chips would probably better serve my purposes. All joking aside (although I never joke about vodka and potato chips), I hope everyone in its projected path keeps safe!
- I know I’ve been a bit wishy-washy about whether there will be a sequel to Love Left Behind. I’m currently trying to finish two projects – an adult contemporary novel and the third installment of the Shadow series – so I don’t want to make a commitment that I can’t keep. That being said, after I’m done with those two projects, which will hopefully be in a couple of months, I’ll give some real serious consideration as to whether I’m going to continue Emma and Jackson’s story. I had truly intended for their story to end with Love Left Behind and they might get a little grumpy if I start bothering them again.
- I just came back from New Orleans and discovered something about myself: I have no self control when it comes it beignets. I could be full to the point of sickness, but if you plop a few pieces of fried dough with powdered sugar on top in front of me, it’ll be gone within seconds. That’s why I’m grateful for elastic waistbands today (sad, right? but it was worth it!).
- I went to Smorgasburg in Brooklyn last Saturday and had some of the best brisket I’ve ever eaten from Mighty Quinn’s. There’s really no more to this rambling than this. Meat = Good
And the most important ramble:
- It would be an understatement to say that seeing Love Left Behind on the NYT & USA Today bestseller lists has been surreal. It’s because of you guys, my readers! Not only have I been humbled by your response, but you guys have essentially become a vital part of my marketing team. The power of word-of-mouth has never been so far-reaching as it is today since we’re so connected by social media. Honestly, I can’t put into words how much it’s meant to me, and even if I never sell a single book again, I couldn’t ask for more from you guys! Well, except if one of you could invent a fat-free, calorie-free donut. Then I really couldn’t ask for anything more.
Okay, don’t kill me. This isn’t so much an update as a confession that I don’t have a release date for the third book in the Shadow Series yet. I had hoped that it would release by the end of this year, but it’s looking more unlikely as I try to bring together a very rough draft. I just want to make sure that I end the series with a book that you guys deserve, so I don’t want to rush it. I just wanted to let you know that I understand how much you guys are anxiously awaiting the final installment, and I promise to get it to you as fast as humanly possible. I’ll post more definitive info once I have a better idea of the actual release date.
Thanks so much for hanging in there! I know I’ve already said this a lot, but I’m continually amazed by my readers. You guys are awesome!
I’m happy to announce that Chasing Shadows, Book 2 of the Shadow Series, is now available! I’m ecstatic that I was able to release it early, and hope that you all enjoy it. It’s a direct continuation of the first book, so there are some spoilers for Seeing Shadows in the description below:
Warning: Spoilers below if you haven’t read Seeing Shadows
Caitlin Kile is on the run. Her life was shattered in one terrifying night, and now every decision she makes is a decision between life and death.
The only thing she knows for sure is that she’s tired of being scared. She’s no longer a victim of shadows; she’s their executioner.
But who can she trust? And who can she save? Everybody Caitlin has ever loved is at risk and she’ll do anything to protect them, even if it means her own death.
It’s available on Amazon here and Barnes & Noble here.
I just wanted to let everyone know that I’m working hard to get Chasing Shadows, book #2 in the Shadow Series, to you as soon as possible. It’s slated to release in November 2012, but there’s a chance that it may be earlier. When I say a chance, I mean I hope that by some miracle the editing process will magically become easier instead of it feeling like I’m hitting my head against the wall.
In the meantime, I encourage you to read my new contemporary romance, Love Left Behind. It’s a bit different from the Shadow series – and by different, I mean more explicit. That’s a good thing, right? Oh yeah, and it’s a regular romance with nothing that goes bump in the night. I mean, other things bump, but…you know what I mean.
Hope you enjoy!
Thanks to everyone that read Seeing Shadows! I’m hard at work on the second book in the series, Chasing Shadows, and hope to have it out by October or November 2012. I’ll update you when I have a firm date. In the meantime, I have a new book releasing in September. It’s a contemporary romance that’s considerably steamier than Seeing Shadows, for those who like that kind of thing.
It’s called Love Left Behind and explores what happens when an ordinary woman falls in love with the man of her dreams, only to be ripped apart by circumstance. It’s hard getting over an ex-boyfriend, but it’s even harder when that ex-boyfriend becomes Hollywood’s next biggest heartthrob. It’s harder still when he barges back into your life, determined to set things right.
I’ll let you know the actual date of release closer to the day.
Writing Seeing Shadows was a journey for me. I’ve always loved writing, but it was only for my own pleasure. Putting my words out there for everyone to read was scary but exciting.
Fortunately Caitlin and Simon, my protagonists, helped me out by letting me know where the story should go. Below is a synopsis of Seeing Shadows.
Caitlin Kile was living a normal college life full of parties and early morning classes. Living with her best friend and enjoying her senior year, Caitlin’s life seemed idyllic. Until her neighbor’s cousin, Simon Crewe, transferred to her school, unbalancing her tightly controlled life. Because control was one thing Caitlin desperately needed.
Simon was instantly attracted to Caitlin, but he couldn’t seem to get past her guarded walls. Caitlin wasn’t planning on competing with all the groupies clamoring for Simon’s attention ever since he became the lead singer of a popular band. But despite Caitlin’s refusal to show any interest in him, Simon couldn’t seem to shake his attraction to her.
But Simon didn’t know everything about Caitlin. He didn’t know about the images of death that haunted her while she was awake. Or the gripping terrors that plagued her at night.
And Simon couldn’t possibly know that those terrors were determined to destroy him.
It’s currently available on Amazon here. Hope you enjoy it!