I am so excited! I just sent off the finished copy of Cherished to my editor so I'm just one step closer to releasing it. I'm sitting here with a warm tingly feeling, going over in my mind the publishing checklist:
Finished story - CHECK
Kick ass cover - CHECK
Tempting blurb - CHECK
Help with formatting - CHECK
Eager readers waiting patiently - CHECK, CHECK, CHECK!
Other things going through my mind is whether to do a giveaway blitz for Cherished or because it's bigger (Yep, I was paying attention to everyone saying Without Mercy wasn't long enough LOL) should I do a blog tour with guest posts, interviews and teasers. I'm really leaning towards the later. It's a great way to spread the word and give some insight into the lives of Darcy, Mason and the Mystic Wolves. I know I'd like to know more about them LOL
If all goes well, the release date will be sometime in the next week or two. That's the beauty of self publishing - once you have all your ducks in order and confident you've got the best possible product, there's no waiting!
I'm excited to see what everyone thinks because unlike Without Mercy, Cherished is a lot more romance focused and focuses solely on the kind of relationship Mason and Darcy have. There's no action ... well there is but it's the good kind *insert wink* and judging from the way I sighed while I wrote it and the swooning from my beta readers, I'm pretty confident you'll be okay without the drama!
Just in case you haven't seen the cover or read the blurb, I'll leave you with it. This really has been an amazing experience. Thank you soo much for all your support. I love you guys!
Can Darcy let go of the shame of failure consuming her or will Mason convince her that after all is said and done, she truly is… cherished?
For a moment, Darcy almost convinced herself the last twelve hours didn’t happen. As image after image hits her, the sinking realization of all she’s lost overwhelms her and all she can think of is to run. Run far away where her shame can’t find her, and most of all, where she’ll never have to see the look of blame in Mason’s eyes. Feeling like a complete failure, she scrambles to make plans. But the voice of her mate-to-be penetrates her frantic thoughts, asking for the chance to show her just how much she is loved.
It hurts Mason deeply to hear Darcy’s thoughts, knowing the events of the previous night have completely rattled her. Grieving over the death of his beloved sister Jasmine, Mason knows he has to act fast. Darcy is all he’s ever wanted and the idea of life without her is unacceptable. Armed with his unswerving love and wolfish charm, he sets out to remind Darcy just how valuable she is and why there is no one else for him but her.