So, I thought long and hard about what my last book for 2017 would be. In the end, it came down to this: I wanted to give a gift to my readers. ♥
You guys are with me through every step of the book process. You cheer me on, you love my stories, you make my life immeasurably brighter and better for being. ♥ ♥ ♥ I love you, and I know you know that…
But I wanted to show you, too. ♥ ♥ ♥
I started this journey as Ms. Essex with the Sullivan Vampires. I wrote the first novella during the worst depression of my life, right after I almost committed suicide. My wife had told me to write something, anything, to try to take my focus off the pain. “Write whatever makes you happy,” she told me, holding me close.
I wrote the story of Rose, who is completely broken–who, through love and coming into her own power, decides to keep living.
Love saves her.
The Sullivan Vampires have been my strongest loved books–and my most hated. To be perfectly frank, I’ve been going through really bad writer’s block on them because of the hate. I’m human. If I wasn’t a sensitive person with emotions, honestly my stories wouldn’t be worth reading. It’s emotion and rawness and honesty in a story that makes you love it. So the very thing that helps me write is the very thing that has kept me from finishing this series…
But I started the Sullivans because I loved them. And then *you* loved them. And, my goodness, did you love them. There is not a SINGLE DAY that goes by that someone doesn’t comment or message or email me about when the last book is coming out. You have consistently and valiantly loved these stories with your whole heart. ♥ ♥ ♥
People are going to love or hate your book…that’s the danger of being an author. And also the incredible beauty of it. I wrote these books for myself, and I wrote these books for you. And that’s what matters.
It’s easy to say that, but it’s taken so, so, so much courage to come to this place.
And to give you the greatest gift I could think of.
The story of Rose and Kane runs deep in my heart. It is the very second stitch that started to heal the wounds there, right after the first one sewn by my beautiful wife. ♥
And it is with greatest love that I tell you: thank you for reading my stories. Thank you for loving my stories and characters and thank you so, so much for reading my words.
And thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for believing in me. ♥
CHOOSING ETERNITY, the final book in the Sullivan Vampires trilogy, is set to release at the very end of this month. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ x infinity
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