Happy April 1st! March is finally over, and I can't wait for the new month to start. A lot got accomplished last month, but the most important thing—making progress on the next book—unfortunately fell by the wayside. I'm determined to change that in this upcoming month.
Here's a quick recap of our month, in case you're curious:
1) Had three book releases in Germany. Our translations of Close Remembrance, The Sorcery Code, and Twist Me all ended up coming out around the same time. It was like a non-stop formatting and publishing marathon :).
2) Prepared for and attended our first conference ever—The Novel Experience Event in Atlanta. We met tons of wonderful people. A truly amazing (if somewhat exhausting) experience!
3) Prepped for our first tax season as independent authors and figured out our health insurance situation. Not fun, but had to be done.
4) Found someone to help out with the marketing and publishing logistics. I will introduce you all to her very soon :).
Now we're back home and ready to dive into our usual writing routine. On the agenda: The Spell Realm (The Sorcery Code #2), The Krinar Captive, and of course, Keep Me (Twist Me #2).
Dima and I are now all packed and ready for our very first book event! This should be very exciting, and we can't wait to meet everyone there. Neither one of us has been to Atlanta before, so that should be interesting in itself. Our only exposure to the city thus far has been The Walking Dead show — which we just started watching by some strange coincidence.
Here's to hoping that no zombies show up at the book signing — or if they do, they just want swag :).
***Ein dunkler, erotischer Roman***
Entführt und auf eine einsame Insel verschleppt.
Ich hätte niemals gedacht, dass mir so etwas passiert. Ich hätte mir niemals vorstellen können, dass eine zufällige Begegnung kurz vor meinem achtzehnten Geburtstag mein Leben völlig umkrempeln würde.
Jetzt gehöre ich ihm. Julian. Dem Mann, der genauso rücksichtslos wie gutaussehend ist – dem Mann, dessen Berührungen mich brennen lassen. Ein Mann, dessen Zärtlichkeit ich verstörender finde, als seine Grausamkeit.
Mein Entführer ist ein Rätsel für mich. Ich weiß nicht, wer er ist, oder warum er mich verschleppt hat. In ihm ist eine Dunkelheit – eine Dunkelheit, die mir genauso Angst macht, wie sie mich anzieht.
Mein Name ist Nora Leston und das ist meine Geschichte.
First of all, a giant THANK YOU to all of you readers, bloggers, and everyone else who purchased, reviewed, and recommended Twist Me! The past couple of weeks have been surreal, with the book getting into—and staying in—the top 150 on Amazon (peaking at #112 in the Kindle Store, OMG!!!) and top 350 on Barnes & Noble. I'm simply blown away and super-grateful to each and every single one of you!
Now on to the good stuff... As many of you have noticed from the excerpt in the back of the book, there will be a continuation of Nora & Julian's story called Keep Me. Although I originally intended Twist Me to be a stand-alone novel (hence the nice, no-cliffhanger ending :)), by the time I got to the end, I fell in love with the characters and wanted to follow them further on their journey. Yeah, that happens to me. A LOT.
So now I am again in the multiple books mode—otherwise known as WADD (Writer's ADD). Besides Keep Me (currently around 7,000 words), I've got two more books in the works. I'm about 20,000 words into The Krinar Captive, a book I've been itching to write ever since I was working on Close Obsession. It's not going to be anywhere near as dark as Twist Me (and yes, I know, some of you didn't think Twist Me was all that dark, lol), but Zaron is quite complex in his own way. I can't wait for you to meet him and Emily. At the same time, Dima & I are also working on The Spell Realm, the second book in The Sorcery Code series, for those of you who are fantasy fans out there.
At some point soon, I'll probably get focused again and start spending most of my time on either The Krinar Captive or Keep Me, depending on which one seems to flow easier. But until then, I can't say for sure which book will come out first—and I definitely can't set a release date for either. The last thing I want is to promise something and not be able to deliver it on time—or worse, do a poor job because I'm stressed and feeling rushed. So please bear with me :). I will let you know the dates as soon as I can.
Ebook Release Date: February 11th. Please mark your calendars!