I know, it’s almost a month away, but I’m so excited about my next book Cruise into Eden to be released in early September. Why? Because it is a first for me in a couple ways.
First, it is a novella. I am not known for writing short, so when my friend challenged me to write shorter than 300 pages, I was reluctant to give it a try. I like a lot of story with my erotic romance and I wasn’t sure I would be satisfied with, say, a 100 page book. I even talked to my agent about it, and she raised her brows in doubt before asking what classical fiction I would use as inspiration. Since a short story inspired a full length novel for me, she wanted to know if I would use a haiku :-)
Actually, her joke helped as it gave me the idea of looking for a poem to use and I found the perfect one. Then I asked for advice from other erotic romance authors who write short all the time, much shorter than mine turned out, and they were very forthcoming. I couldn’t have done it without them.
Second, this story is a first for me because it will be my first series, the Eden series. Yes, since I couldn’t get EVERYTHING I wanted into the story, I decided to make it a series, and once that decision was made, the writing just flowed, but not just the writing. Heroes and heroines for future books started populating my mind until I finally set-up a spread sheet to keep them all straight! So I’m happy to say that the second book in this series will be out in the spring of 2015.
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Squeeee! I’m so thrilled! Seriously, I can’t sit still :-}