This has been a crazy wild few months. As you all know, I decided late last fall to self-publish a series of mine that I have loved for a long while. Many folks were instrumental in making sure that happened despite recent events. Toni Magee Causey and all my Murder She Writes sisters, CJ Lyons, Vicki Hinze, Peggy Webb, Cindy Gerard, Regan Black, and Rob Browne, just to name a few. And the fabulous Kendel Flaum who designed the covers for the Faces of Evil series. Wow! Just wow! My goodness, and my husband and our daughters who worked so hard to support me and proofread a gazillion times!
I also want to say a special thank you to Amazon for providing the opportunity for me to publish the books my way with my chosen covers, for better or worse. AND THANKS TO ALL OF YOU for making those two books such a HUGE success! The journey has been amazing, just amazing. In the past four months those two books have sold more than one hundred thousand copies! (Guess who’s finally getting central heat and air next month!!!) Both have stayed on Amazon’s top 100 bestselling romantic suspense list for all that time and remain there even now. The emails and other feedback from readers has been amazing. I get emails every single day saying, “I want POWER!”
About that, early last month as I was supposed to be finishing POWER for a mid-March release, things started to happen. It was so exciting and so amazing to have all these folks, from New York to Hollywood, who were interested in developing my series into something bigger that I got a little off track. Actually I got seriously distracted! Every day was something new! And I couldn’t share the excitement with anyone but my family because I had no idea how it would all end. And there are still some things up in the air. I hope to know more very soon! What I do know is that Grand Central Publishing (the folks who bring you Nicholas Sparks and James Patterson as well as our own Roxanne St. Claire!) will publish the first six books in the Faces of Evil series. Books one and two, OBSESSION and IMPULSE, will remain available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble just as they are now until the books are re-released under the GCP Forever and Forever Yours imprints along with book three, POWER. The schedule for the big release is this summer with all three of the first books as ebooks at just $2.99 each! Then, a short time later all three will be released in paperback simultaneously for a super low price—a price you haven’t seen in a decade! The books will be available EVERYWHERE! The schedule for books four, five and six is still in the works but the wonderful folks at GCP have assured me that we will be publishing fast and furiously. They are working hard to make things happen on their end and I am fully focused and working hard on this end (no more getting distracted!). Then it will be on to the final six!
I know this news has just added a couple more months to the waiting time for POWER so we’re going to be doing some other things to make up for the inconvenience. First, www.thefacesofevil.com is in development. The plans are spectacular! There will be info about the books, of course. Character profiles and interactive areas where suspects and persons of interest will be featured. The suspects and persons of interest will be YOU! Once the website is live, there will be a place for submitting your comments on one of the books and/or characters along with something interesting from your life. If you’re featured as a person of interest or a suspect you will win a super cool Faces of Evil t-shirt and an autographed copy of whichever book you choose.
Again, thank you all for making this year one I will never forget! Now, for today’s prizes. Leave a comment about what you’d like to see on the Faces of Evil website (any recommendations of other websites you love would be great) and you’ll be entered to win one of two prizes. A one-year subscription to RT Book Reviews Magazine and a $50 gift card from Amazon! So be sure to comment!