WOW! What a year. So much as happened that it’s been kind of crazy but awesome at the same time. Some of my high points were the big move to Nevada after buying a new home. We used to live in a small mobile home and now I actually have my own office in the much bigger house. It was awesome and kind of lonely for the first few months since I moved into it alone...until my kids finished their school year. I really missed them and Mr. Laurann.
A huge career high point was...Five books hit the NY Times and USA Today best seller lists in 2012. Brawn, Wrath, Tiger, Obsidian, and Shadow. I never saw that coming. LOL. I never even dreamed it could happen - to be honest. It’s funny how some things turn out when you least expect it. I was working on the series I had out at the time and kept getting asked about the books I’d written before I was published. I had sent the New Species series to a beta reader and to my critique partner to read to see if it was worthy of massive overhauls and rewrites the books would need to attempt to get the series out there. Their responses were very positive so I began work on Fury to update it. LOTS of work. They used payphones and there weren’t cell phones. Everyone dressed as if they walked off the set of Miami Vice or just...dated to when they were first written. The responses to the series was remarkable when the first few books released in 2011 and I knew they were selling well. Then the 5th one hit the lists in January of 2012. WOW. I sat at my desk with my jaw hanging open...then expected it to be some kind of mistake. It was a surreal feeling seeing my name up there with some of my favorite authors. I was blown away.
I went to Romanticon and I always love going to that convention. I get to see and meet other authors and readers. The Ellorascave staff and cover models are just fantastic people. It’s also great that I get to travel with my husband. It’s the BIG event every year that I really look forward to and as always...we had a fantastic time. When you write...you’re in a room (if you’re lucky you have some privacy...LOL...I used to write in my living room with the kids playing around me so it can be chaos). You wear Pj’s, forget to brush your hair when you’re on a deadline, and just in general...writing is a pretty solo thing to do. Then you go to a convention and actually meet the people who have read your books. AMAZING!!! It’s hard to describe how it feels because there are so many emotions involved but I think that one word covers it. LOL!
So what is up for 2013? More books!!! The next one out will be Mine To Chase. It doesn’t have a release date yet but should be assigned one soon. It’s a novella length book that is connected to the short story of Scarred and Kilt that was published in the SomethingWicked This Way Comes - Volume 2 anthology. There is a third story that will relate to both of these stories in the upcoming (no release date yet) Something Wicked This Way Comes - Volume 3 anthology. Moon from New Species will be finished and turned in soon. Also, the next Cyborg Seduction book is almost finished. It’s about Blackie. I’ve put some serious write time into the Raines and Mating Heat series so there will be books coming out for them in the near future. I’m still trying to find a few months open to finish the last three Zorn Warrior books about Coto, Vhon, and Vinlotti.
I apologize for the delay. I wanted to get one or two more books out this year but I was able to get out Wrath, Tiger, Obsidian, Shadow, and the Something Wicked This Way Comes - Volume 2 this year. I turned in Mine To Chase. By the end of December I should have Moon turned in. That’s a whole lot of writing. LOL! The NS books take a little more time since they are heavy on the word count length. My goal is to get out at least 6 books in 2013. Hopefully more since I have a few that are almost done.
I wish everyone the very best holidays. Please be safe while having fun. Thank you so much for reading the books. I deeply appreciate it!