LIBERATING LACEY will be available in print some time in the next month or so! I’m thrilled. Really. I’m all about electronic publishing, but having an actual paper copy of my book to put on the shelves…that’s something special. Many thanks to Ellora’s Cave for releasing Lacey in print, thereby making it available to a different subset of readers.
I’d also like to take a minute and thank all the readers who’ve taken the time to comment on the product description page. LIBERATING LACEY released on May 13th. May 14th the book received its first reader five star review, and to my utter shock and delight, they’ve continued to come every few weeks. So, to my readers, thank you. Thank you so much for buying my book, for reading it, and for taking the time to comment on the book.
I finished the final version of LIBERATING LACEY about this time last year. The book, for a number of reasons, took me over a year to write, so I had alot of time to think about what I wanted to write, and why. I wanted to do cougars *eye roll* in a different way; for that matter, I wanted to do cops in a different way…I wanted to think about what makes a relationship work, and what doesn’t…I wanted to think about the shifting, fascinating relationship between power and sex…and most of all, I wanted to really, really sink into what it means to fall in love with someone you just don’t expect to love, who’s completely unsuitable, wrong for you in all the “right” ways and right for you in the only way that matters.
I wanted to write about vulnerability, about the invisible armor we all wear, and what happens when we take the tremendous, frightening risk of letting someone inside that armor. Hunter and Lacey – but mostly Hunter – gave me a venue to explore all of that.
Readers, thanks for coming along for the ride. I’ve sold a few shorter stories this year, had some missteps that will never see the light of day, learned a lot as a writer, and I’m getting ready to tackle the next single title length book. I won’t return to the same themes…for the moment, I’m delving into different territory. All I can aim for is deeply developed characters and lots of emotional angst (I do love to make them suffer). I’m going to spend more time blogging about my writing process as I work on this book because I find thinking about how I write to be really instructive. There are no guarantees of success in this business. It really is about the journey, the ride, the process and what you learn along the way. So stay tuned!