And I really thought it would.
You know, be published by then.
Actually I think I said it would even be available as a pre-order.
Neither of those things happened.
I’m sorry. But I have a really, really good reason.
Not an excuse. A reason. (There’s a difference although there’s a fine line between the two!)
The fact of it was, I had written more than half of Wyst’s story when I had to go back to Rykhan and do some re-reading as research for some of the Picarian words. And as I again got caught up in his and Leah’s story (*sigh, I like them so much!*), I realized Wyst’s book didn’t contain anything of Bronsyn and what the other warriors were going through back in Phoenix!
That was just…just…
I wanted to know what was happening in the house after both Rykhan and Wyst left. And I knew if I did, you would.
So I had to stop everything and build that sub-plot, dropping it into the chapters of Wyst and Pam’s story. Letting everyone know what Bronsyn was facing when it came to Stege and the Committee. (I gotta say, Stege is absolutely not my favorite character!)
And on Amazon, if you do the pre-order thingy and miss the date you picked? All your books are in jeopardy because they will delete your author’s account. Which means a take-down, the removal of all an author's work.
So…in a two-worded kind of summation? No pre-order.
I have to say, the most fun in writing this particular Protectorate story was in learning about the Basules, the mortal enemies of the Picaris—of their history and how one pirate fell to Earth and found his happily ever after on a planet he never even knew existed. Which helps set up the next book in the Mate Search series…Tyshar.
Although we haven’t seen the last of Rykhan and Leah (*insert air punch here!*) or of Wyst and Pam (*oh yeah, they still have a long way to go!*).
Although Tyshar’s book won’t be available until early 2017, I’m back to working, to writing my sexy, little stories. And I consider that a win on every level!
Vonnie, book two of the Broken Girls series is going for edits and will be published next. Within the next couple of weeks. Be sure to check out the website at http://broken-girls.com
Then I’m considering writing about when Huff got with Carly, which is an unexpected part of the Hellion series. You know how much I hated letting the HMC go and, for whatever reason, the blonde-headed giant and his wife have stuck with me. Making me wonder about their story—one that seem to start long before they ever hit Montana and met Trey.
It’s also come to my attention some people haven’t yet signed up for my newsletter. If you haven’t, please do.
I don’t put one out often, every couple of months or so. But it includes a lot of stuff…bits from whatever I’m working on as well as having some ‘behind the scenes’ kind of things (deleted scenes, etc.).
Actually, that leads me to my next point.
What’s your take on Christmas novels?
If you’ve read a series, gotten to know all the characters, have invested your time as well as your money in a group of books, are you interested in reading how they celebrate the holidays? Please take a moment and comment about this…because I’m willing to go with the majority. As a reader, there are certain people in specific series I’m willing to follow.
To the point of observing them carving a freaking turkey and opening gifts.
Others? Yeah, not so much.
I’ve gotta say, I missed you guys. Missed hearing from you, getting your take on the different plot lines, encouraging me to continue putting fingers to keyboard. Thanks especially to Debbe, Lori and Susan. Your really cool words helped me with my six-month long funk—so much so, I printed out and hung your emails on my wall to generate a fire within me daily. Thank you so much, ladies!
Smiling and waving into a rare (as in one of our few under 100 degree) days here in Phoenix’s version of summer (read: hell on earth),