Back in 2007, I announced that my publisher (Linda Hill) & I had hatched a plan to bring back the story originally published as Shaken in a 3-volume series, with hopes I could periodically peek in on Anna & Lily as the muse demanded. One of the conditions for writing any new installments was “if the series does well …” Since the story had already been posted online and published in 2 prior editions, I wasn’t sure about its marketability as a new series, and I knew I couldn’t expect Bella to invest precious resources into a series that didn’t deliver a reasonable return. Turns out I didn’t have to worry about it, thanks to the wonderful reception from all of you. It’s now 3 years later, and the first three installments — Without Warning, Aftershock & Small Packages — have enjoyed more success than I could ever have hoped, thanks to your support. All 3 were shortlisted for Golden Crown Awards (Without Warning won in the Contemporary Romance category). Not only that, the series was also published in hardback by the InsightOut Book Club. I’m so grateful to all of you who cheered the return of The Shaken Series, and I hope you’ll enjoy this 4th installment,Mother Load. I’ve wanted for years to tell this story, and you made it possible.
Bella Books is now taking orders for Mother Load, which — as you can see — happens to have a gorgeous cover. It won’t ship until mid-October (i.e., when it arrives at the warehouse from the printer), but what’s certain is that Bella will deliver it to you sooner than anyone else. What’s also certain is that Bella deeply appreciates your support of lesbian fiction, especially when you order direct. For those who prefer the ebook, I’ll post the link for download as soon as it becomes available.
Thanks again to all of you who have emailed or posted your good wishes following my back surgery. I’m now 3 weeks post-op and doing a bit better. After the 1st week, I was sure I would bounce back quickly, but reality set in after about 10 days and I have conceded that I’m in this for the long haul. To paraphrase my surgeon, this is my window to heal, not to build back my strength & stamina. It’s driving me crazy to lie around so much, but it has allowed me to spend a lot of time in my head with a couple of new characters. Can’t wait to start writing again.