And the winner is…!

According to my count  – disregarding double voters and including both comments and personal emails – we have a winner by four votes, which means I will be working on…

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combo project

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So, be sure to check the Bonus page over the upcoming months for updated excerpts and other fun stuff!

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P.S. – For those of you asking ‘Why the Hell aren’t you working full time on Book Four of the Cartel Series…

Many of you have asked and all I can do is apologize and tell you that honestly, it was take a break or do something crazy like kill everyone off in a fiery car crash!

Book Three, Dead End, was in fact supposed to be the end, but there were so many requests for more… Plus, I wasn’t ready for it to end either. So, I trashed the ending and opened up another door for the characters.

The problem is, characters are like people – people who share your ‘head space’ 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for every one of the 365 days you’re blessed  to live each year. After three years of the same people pushing at my brain, day in and day out, I was going a little crazy and needed some space. I decided I would invest some time in another project and come back the Cartel Series later this year.

As usual, my plan went awry.  While organizing my next project, I kept getting distracted with ideas for the fourth Cartel book. The obvious solution was to work on both. It may take me a little longer, but I firmly believe that if you write what you enjoy, others will be entertained as well. (Please God, let that be true! lol)

To that end, I hope to publish ‘Average Jill’ sometime late in the fall, and ‘One Way’ (Cartel Series, Book 4 ) shortly thereafter.

To those who are disappointed (dare I say pissed!), all the best to each of you. I sincerely hope you’ll stick around and that you continue to enjoy and share my books in the future.

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9 responses to “And the winner is…!

  1. Erica

    I just read all three books of the cartel series I literally 3 days. I couldn’t put it down. Don’t keep us waiting too long for the fourth !!

  2. Joan

    Looking forward to reading both of these!

  3. Don’t let the other book go. The western romance sounds intriguing. Maybe in 2014….

  4. Kathy Rice

    Love it!! You go girl

    Sent from Kathy’s IPhone

  5. Ree

    Can’t wait to read them both!!!!!…and plz don’t go crazy, I’ve never read books like I’ve read yours..your writing style is EXCELLENT!..keeps me wanting more!!!

  6. Yay for Average Jane! Being someone who tinkers with writing myself, I fully understand how you can work on two projects at once. I sometimes work on a number of projects at the same time. Sooner or later, one project wins out in the push to be finished. It’s like a revolving door. The characters are all strong in my head and they normally stay in their own story. Best of luck and many quiet hours as you work on your projects.