When I started writing THE TROUBLE WITH FATE, my only goal was to finish the book because up to that point, the longest thing I had written was a fifteen page short story. Which, come to think of it, can’t really be called a short story because it doesn’t have a beginning, a middle and an end. Two Hearts Entwined and All that Crap is really more of an extended start to what could one day become a not-too-bad novel.
But that’s another story.
Anyhow, I did it. I finished my first book. Then I rewrote it. Several times. Then I got an agent who sold it in a three book deal, which turned into a four book deal some months later, when I explained to my publishers that I didn’t think I could tell Hedi’s entire story in three books. I thought I needed four to complete her character arc from self-doubting kid to self-knowing adult.
That’s a big paragraph to explain why there are four books in the Mystwalker series. (And yes, there are only four. Hedi is in a good place by the end of Destiny).
The Trouble with Fate
The Thing About Weres
The Problem with Promises
The Danger of Destiny
I’ve been told my series makes for prime binge reading, because my books usually start where the last one left off. Sometimes within six months, sometimes within a week, and sometimes, within a few minutes.
My publisher seems to have come to the same conclusion: they’ve bundled all four novels into an e-book set.
Which makes me a bundle.
(For the record, there are a lot of feels in this series and while joy is in there, it’s sitting cheek to jowl with sadness and snarkiness. All of which is topped by a nice layer of lustiness)
See? Not quite-joy.
That is, until you get to the last page.
Of the last book
Then, there might be some joy:-)