I have to start this post off by saying how much I love my fans. Every single person who emails or writes to tell me they’re enjoying the Eternal Guardians holds a special place in my heart. From the bottom of that heart, I thank each and every one of you who have not only bought the books, but who have spread the word about this series. I’m super excited that the series lives on, and hope with the next two installments – ENRAPTURED in April 2012, and ENSLAVED in November 2012 – you fall even more in love with the guardians. That said, I have a little news to share…
Most of you know the first two books in this series – MARKED & ENTWINED – were originally published with Dorchester Publishing. For those who follow publishing, you also know that Dorchester has been in the news over the last eighteen months, and not everything (okay, most of it) has been unflattering. When Dorchester decided to change their print program from mass market to trade, I decided to leave, and moved the series to Sourcebooks. I’m not going to get into specifics about my personal situation with Dorchester, but I will say this: no matter what happened, they gave me my start. They published the Stolen Series and they launched the Eternal Guardians. I met and became good friends with my editor – Leah Hultenschmidt – who is also my editor now at Sourcebooks, and that would not have happened if I hadn’t originally sold to Dorchester.
I’ve been getting emails for months from readers who are anxious to read the first two Eternal Guardians books but can’t find them online to download. The reason for that is because I recently got my rights back on these books, meaning Dorchester can no longer sell them. You can still purchase print versions from online retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble until the print stock they purchased runs out, but once those are gone, the print versions with the original Dorchester covers will be gone as well.
What does this mean for readers?
Well, it means two things. 1) It means control of the books is back in my hands. And 2) It means I get to decide when and how they’re available for purchase.
After several months of waiting while things were finalized behind the scenes, I’m excited to announce that MARKED and ENTWINED are once again available for download! You can now find the first two Eternal Guardians books at all the major online retails, specifically Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. Because Dorchester technically owns the cover material on the books, I had new covers created (which you can see here), and I’m really excited about them because I think they’re even better than the originals. In the next few weeks, I’ll be working to make the books available in print with the new covers, and I’ll be sure to post as soon as they’re available. (I will add…If you’ve already read the books, you aren’t missing anything. The content inside is the same. The books are just being repackaged and redistributed.)
In the meantime…if you own an ereader and have been wanting to try this series…now’s your chance! MARKED and ENTWINED are available for download for only $4.49! You can find links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords on the right of each book page on my website by clicking the hyperlinks above.
And if that wasn’t enough news to share…
In case you haven’t seen the OTHER new cover on the my blog sidebar, I’m thrilled to announce the publication of my very first contemporary romance. WAIT FOR ME is a book that has been in the works for a very long time, and it’s a book that holds a special place in my heart. When I got the rights back for MARKED & ENTWINED I decided to take the plunge and publish this one as well, and I really hope readers fall in love with the characters and story as much as I have.
Yes, WAIT FOR ME is a contemporary romance, but it does have a suspense thread (I can’t seem to get away from the murder and mayhem!). It’s scheduled to be released in ebook form December 22nd, and will be available in print soon after. You can find a blurb and excerpt of the book by clicking the title, which will take you to the book page on my website.
Thanks again to everyone who follows me and reads my books and shares them with friends and family. I have lots more excitement in the works for 2012 and can’t wait for what’s to come. Until then…Happy Reading!