Last week was such a whirlwind week that I'm still reeling. This week has started with a BANG also. I can't believe I am saying this (oops, typing this) but I am now listed on Amazon's Best Sellers list. I'm sitting next to authors whose works I've read my whole life - Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown (cut my teeth on her earlier books), James Patterson, Dan Brown (so in love with his books), and E.L. James (the mother of all romance novels in my opinion) and so many other great writers. It's very surreal. I'm waiting for someone to wake me up from a deep, Nightquil induced sleep.
Every day, I get numerous emails/messages/posts that tell me how much my book is loved, how the writing is amazing, the characters are to die for, and how it made people laugh or cry. I want to jump up and down, cry, and laugh with happiness at the same time. I don't know if I will ever get used to hearing those wonderful compliments. I hope they never stop. I hope Ryder and Maddie's story sticks with people for a long time. I wrote the darn thing and I still feel their pain and sorrow, along with their happiness. (Oh, just wait for the second book!)
Many people have asked when the rest of Maddie and Ryder's story will be out. I've been working on it for a while now (at the same time the editing of Promise Me Darkness was going on) and I'm working on it around the clock now (hence the sleep is overrated and coffee reference). I don't have a set date yet but as soon as I do, you will be the first to know! I have to work around other people's schedules also, such as editors, beta readers, and graphic artists. But I will say that I will be cracking the whip (yes, Mr. Grey, I said whip) to get it out as soon as possible. In the meantime, Ryder is wanting to tell HIS side of the story. (He can be very demanding.) So I'll turn my website over to him at some point in the future. Also, there will be teasers of the next book and some other extras. I'm throwing around the idea of going to print so there might be signed copies to be given away too. Just started checking that out today so it's very hush, hush. Don't tell anyone. :)
I will probably say this a million times so please don't get angry with me but THANK YOU, each and every one of you. You made this happen.