Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Speaking of Weddings...

I just finished writing Christopher and Kieran's wedding, which occurs during my upcoming book, Salvation. I'm the type of person who cries at weddings, and ones I write are apparently no exception! It was just really emotional to write the culmination of that relationship, and I'm looking forward to bringing it to my readers!

I also used the wedding as a way to revisit all the couples from my Firsts and Forever series. You'll get to find out what's going on with Jamie and Dmitri, Charlie and Dante, Hunter and Brian, and of course our soon-to-be newlyweds, Christopher and Kieran. So many of you have taken these characters to heart, and I hope you enjoy this glimpse into what their lives are like past their happily ever after!

On top of that, you'll also be meeting several new characters that will continue to move this series forward, including exuberant Skye and troubled Christian. And of course, first and foremost this book will bring you Trevor's story. He's been a joy to write. He's shy and a bit unsure of his place in the world, which I think a lot of us struggle with at some point. I love the way he's come to life and earned his place in the Firsts and Forever family.

So when's Salvation coming out? Well, I'm shooting for a May release, and right now I'm on track for that. I still have the last section of the book to write, and then of course there's the editing process, but May is looking good at this point! I'll keep you up to date here on my blog as I continue moving toward that goal.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

From a reader...

Sometimes my readers send me emails that really touch my heart. That happened today.

I got a message from twenty-four-year-old Joe, who's marrying his true love Jonathan this summer. Here's what he had to say about their relationship:

"...I'm getting married to my fiance Jonathan in August. We've been together for 2 years now. We used to work together 5 years ago... (we couldn't stand each other then) and somehow reconnected. It's our own amazing crazy love story. Now we're getting married!"

How cute is that?! Here's the part that made me tear up, that's how much it meant to me:

"When I do my vows there's one thing I want to put in them that means the world to me and is something I always felt towards him but never could put into words. I hope it's okay that I use a line from your book:

I missed nothing, and I know that for a fact because I have absolutely everything right here. You astonish me, you fulfill me and care for me, you make me feel so incredibly loved and I'll spend every day of the rest of my life trying to make you as happy as you make me."*

I'm absolutely honored and humbled that he'd want to include something I wrote in his vows as he weds the love of his life!

Thank you, Joe, for paying me the highest compliment imaginable. I wish you and Jonathan a lifetime of happiness!

*Kieran to Christopher at the end of In Pieces