The title says it all, folks! Take Me Home will be releasing January 4th, and preorder will go up in the next week or so. Cover reveal will probably happen around December 13th.
Provided everything goes as planned this week and next, I will be announcing the release date for Take Me Home next weekend! The only hitch might be that I start a new class next week and am not sure what the workload will be just yet, though I don't anticipate it interfering with my writing schedule much, if at all.
I'm also going to Myrtle Beach for Thanksgiving, but I will not be taking a break from working hard on Take Me Home. I always find myself inspired when I'm near the ocean, and I'm looking forward to getting this story to a place where I feel comfortable setting the date. It is very close to going into those final edits and revisions, and I am so excited for you all to read the conclusion to Ash and Lila's story. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to let me know how much you enjoyed the story or to ask when Take Me Home would be available! I know I kind of beat around the bush a bit in regard to the date, but I didn't want to set something in stone and then have the story potentially suffer if I got behind but felt like I had to stick to that date. I know how disappointing it can be to anticipate a book on the release date, only to have the book pushed back. I didn't want to risk doing that.
Be sure to follow my Facebook page or check back here for the announcement next weekend!
For those interested in receiving an ARC for Take Me Home in exchange for an honest review (to be posted on within two weeks of release), please contact me so I can add you to the list. I don't send them out to everyone, but it's where I pull names from.
I guess the title probably says it all, but read on for more info...
I've been lucky enough to attend three different author signing events this year, and my Willow Creek Vamps always seem to do very well. However, I've had a ton of readers at each event ask me if they're appropriate for a younger audience. If you've read them, you know they're not, but it got me to thinking about an audience of readers who either aren't allowed to read adult books or who just prefer young adult. I think Craving, Haunting, and Awakening are really good stories (yeah I'll toot my own horn, but I can honestly say I do read them on the regular because I love them that much), and I'd like to get them into the hands of as many readers as possible.
I have decided to release a young adult version of The Willow Creek Vampires Series. I don't know when it'll happen as it won't be my main project, and I doubt it'll happen before next year. I'll be working on it when I get burnt out on whatever my main work in progress is. The original versions with all the eff bombs and steamy sex will still be available as well. I wouldn't yank them in favor of changing them to a different genre. I just want to make the story as a whole available to more people.
Here's a little Take Me Home update while I'm at it. I am working hard to get it released next month. If everything works as planned, I should be announcing a date soon. I've had a minor set back with being so sick at the moment, but I still managed to crank out 1,400 words last night in a really important scene that I'd been having trouble with. You see? I feel like death warmed over, but TMH is still my priority at the moment. lol :) I'm getting very close to final editing/revisions (I do a lot of this as I write), so it shouldn't be much longer before I'll make that release date announcement and reveal the cover.
As always, thanks so much to everyone who has read my books or helped to spread the word about them. It means more to me than you'll ever know! <3