Have I told you…?

Have I told you lately that I love you guys? Cuz I do. LOTS.

I was a bit blue yesterday reading some of the front-page Amazon reviews for AHW5, and I appreciate SO MUCH the replies to my blog post yesterday. THANK YOU!!!!!

****HUGS****

I’m officially done with the AHW novel edits, and we’re gearing up for a roadtrip before I start digging into the next part of Lucy’s story. Of course, me being the procrastinator I am (we leave in less than three days), instead of packing up the camping gear I sat down and started outlining the next part of AHW. Yeah, I can’t seem to get it out of my head (is that really a bad thing?). Hopefully I can get it down well enough to pound it out quickly the minute we return home, but I’m taking my laptop on the road with me in case I want to do some writing wherever we stop too. ;)

AHW notes

I’ve been a bit out of the loop the last couple days, family emergency came up suddenly so I’ve been shuffling back and forth for that (everyone’s okay now, thank goodness!). There’s been a lot of confusion with the AHW5 release and I thought I’d post something to clear up some misconceptions I may have accidentally helped perpetrate myself:
 
- AHW5 was never meant to be the last in the series. I tried to explain that before but apparently did a not-so-great job of it (bad Sara!). Part five wraps up the first “book”, the first <em>plotline</em>, but not the romance or story of Lucy/Jeremiah. The biggest confusion may have come from the publishers blurb which mentions “last and final installment”, a phrase that I’m trying now to get removed because its neither the last nor the final chapter of this story. 
 
- it’s pretty clear from reviews that readers aren’t interested in reading the story as I write it anymore, sending out the installments when they’re finished. This is fine – people are used to novels, not serialized fiction – but it means for the rest of the series that we’ll have to wait for the entire story to be done before any kind of release. The masses have spoken: for now, no more serials. 
 
What is the future of this series? It will continue, you can count on that!! A lot of you have expressed disappointment in me and that cuts to the quick; it isn’t something I take lightly, that’s for sure. Don’t let the tough exterior fool you – inside I’m all soft and squishy! I want to do right by you, but I also want to do right by the story. It’s a tough line to walk, and I’m sorry some people’s expectations weren’t met, but the story isn’t over. I’m not able to answer every single reply and message I get (or I’d be more busy writing replies than writing stories) but I do try and listen/read what’s going on. 
 
So for what it’s worth after the fact, this is me apologizing to any disappointed fans and readers. If I’ve misled you into thinking this was the end, then I’m sorry I didn’t explain myself better. (I’m a writer, you’d think I’d have a decent grasp on how to get my point across right?! ;) ) The story will continue, albeit in a different form – even if/when I do future serials, they’ll be much longer than those I did in the past (closer to or longer than part 5, less like part 1), but it doesn’t sound like that’s a viable market now without making more people angry. And, despite what you may think, I don’t want that. I love you guys, you are freaking AWESOME, and I really hope you’ll stay with me to see what happens with Lucy and Jeremiah and Lucas and all the other characters floating around in my head
 
*****HUGS*****

It's official! "Anything He Wants 5: The Betrayal" is out!!!

Omg it’s out!!! I’m so excited, writing this part was the most fun I had with the series so far!! I hope you guys enjoy it, and please PLEASE know that YES the series WILL be continued!!!!!!! More information on that as the time progresses, but here’s the story!!

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It’s official! “Anything He Wants 5: The Betrayal” is out!!!

Omg it’s out!!! I’m so excited, writing this part was the most fun I had with the series so far!! I hope you guys enjoy it, and please PLEASE know that YES the series WILL be continued!!!!!!! More information on that as the time progresses, but here’s the story!!

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Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barrnes and Noble | Kobo

AHW5 cover reveal!

It’s done!!!! My hermitage, life of being a recluse working on edits, is officially over! The final copy has been sent to my editor for the AHW novel and part 5, and everything is on track for a September 25/November 27 release date (AHW5/AHW-novel respectively). :D

Today is also another happy day because the final cover for the serial is here!! Heroes and Heartbreakers got the EXCLUSIVE cover reveal and I think it’s so pretty!!! I love where SMP has gone with the covers; they used the original models but everything matches so well now, they look like an honest-to-goodness series.

I’m also excited to announce there’ll be a small bonus story at the end of the book, a little backstory on one of the characters who will focus more prominently in the next part. (Yes folks, this story DOES continue!) Now to finally let my hair down and celebrate, as these edits have occupied my mind and life for long enough!! ;)

A changing of the guard – SMP takes over "Anything He Wants"

Tomorrow marks the changeover date for the individual AHW serials to St. Martin’s Press, and a few eagle-eyed readers have already noticed something new over at Amazon (you guys are pretty observant!). St. Martin’s is “republishing” the series, complete with new covers (but the same content so far) and they’re PRETTEH!! (links to the new Amazon.com pages within the images)

Part 5 cover to be announced soon!

Obviously they went in a different direction than the original covers, but I still think they’re pretty. Anyway, today is the very last day to get the old-school versions – tomorrow starts the big-publishing wheel! Interesting times, to be sure!!!
:D :D :D

A changing of the guard – SMP takes over “Anything He Wants”

Tomorrow marks the changeover date for the individual AHW serials to St. Martin’s Press, and a few eagle-eyed readers have already noticed something new over at Amazon (you guys are pretty observant!). St. Martin’s is “republishing” the series, complete with new covers (but the same content so far) and they’re PRETTEH!! (links to the new Amazon.com pages within the images)

Part 5 cover to be announced soon!

Obviously they went in a different direction than the original covers, but I still think they’re pretty. Anyway, today is the very last day to get the old-school versions – tomorrow starts the big-publishing wheel! Interesting times, to be sure!!!
:D :D :D

AHW5 release date

This morning, another writer friend poked me hard that I announced the release date of AHW5 everywhere except on my blog. EEP!!!

SO. I do indeed have a date from St. Martin’s Press on when they’ll be releasing the final part of this story and… *drum roll please*

September 25!!!!

The AHW novel is also set to release November 27 and will have more polish and backstory, but is essentially the same. As soon as I see the pre-order page for AHW5 I’ll announce that as well.

My apologies for being so quiet lately, I’ve been working on edits for part 5 and the novelization and can’t wait to get both out to you!!! :D :D

SO TOTALLY AWESOME!!!

Snagged this from Hugh Howey’s blog (who I got to meet yesterday in Santa Monica, he’s SO cool!). Earlier today was the Amazon conference where they made announcements for the new Kindle Fire, different programs they’re running, etc and, well, here’s a small screencap:

Look closely and tell me what you see. First one who tells me gets a BIG virtual hug and can join me in the squeeing. :D :D