Feeling like an empty-nester
It’s hard to believe that I started this journey on Dec.7, 2012 with A Harley Man? and have come full circle with A Ducati Man!, 8-months later. I started with one Reider who goes by the name of “Niteowl” as soon as the first blog was published, and have grown to more than 500 subscribed Reiders.
I liken seeing the end of Max & Jane to sending my firstborn off to college. Max and Jane have grown up in the eyes of the Reiders and they’ve found their happily ever after. Though they are not married, yet, we all share in the confidence that they will get to the altar as soon as their situations will allow them. During this time, we’ve also seen another relationship (or two) blossom and spawned off into a book of their own. Unlikely Attraction will star two very unlikely people I ever thought would fall in love with one another. When I started this blog, I did not have these two paired up in any shape or form. Organically and beautifully, these two grew into a couple and I can’t wait to show you their love story. It will truly make you feel like you’ve fallen in love for the first time, all over again.
Typical of the Reid family, they will all appear in UA, from start to finish. You’ll also get to know Roland and Estelle’s history as well as the Taylor parents and sisters. But best of all, you’ll see them in beautiful locales all throughout Europe. Writing this book has kept me back in Europe and I’m still having withdrawals from my vacation.
Since MJ is done, you’re probably wondering what’s next. I am working very diligently on UA but this one is going to take a bit longer since the story won’t stop in my mind. BUT, to tie you over, I’ve got a little gift for you. For those of you who’ve received the 15-page teaser, you know that UA is divided into three sections. These sections are called “Mo(u)rning,” “(New) Day,” and “(K)Night.” The first section, “Mo(u)rning,” are all a series of diary entries from our heroine, Delaney Reid. When I started writing UA (in the midst of writing MJ), I couldn’t get out of the blog mode, so I found a happy medium and wrote this section as diary entries. Each entry has a date and a title just like the blogs, but is written in paragraph format, rather than block format. The next two sections are written like a novel.
Starting Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, I’ll release ONE diary entry per week. I’ll warn you now, the entries in the beginning are short as they are written by a young Laney. As she gets older and her life gets more complicated, each entry gets longer. I will release one entry every Monday till the book is out. How many entries you’ll get will be a surprise, even to me.
So this is my way of keeping in touch with you and I hope you’ll continue to write in your comments and (strong) opinions after each journal entry. Also, if you have any MJ questions that weren’t answered in your mind, feel free to leave them here and I’ll try and answer them.
Oh! One last news. I have made MJ Vol. 1 free on Smashwords, iBooks, Nook, and Kobo. Amazon will not allow indie authors to make their book free unless you (the buyer) write in to them and complain. Then, they will match the free price. Feel free to download from the first four sites, or to complain to Amazon. Also, please let your friends know about MJ Vol. 1. I don’t know how long it’ll stay free, but I thought this would be a good way to introduce new readers to my writings. Thanks for you support and have a great weekend!