Has anyone ever come up to you and said, “I have good news and I have bad news. Which one do you want to hear first?” Well, I’m saying it to you now. But for the record, I always ask people for the good news first, so let’s start with that.
My good news is actually an answer to Gabriella’s question on the blog I posted earlier. Will the new series have Derek in it? And the answer is a big YES! In Reborn you will get a peek into the romance between Derek and Jenny. Ahh, but there’s even more. I wrote several scenes, from Derek’s point of view. Some of them are scenes that actually happened in Chosen at Nightfall and some are scenes that happened off screen. But these scenes are about Derek’s feelings toward Jenny. And…my publisher is going to use these scenes to help promote Reborn. So for all you Derek fans out there, you have a treat coming soon.
Another question by Hannah Rose (Yes, I’m postponing giving you the bad news): Does Della ever tell her family what she is? That’s a really good question and one I’m considering as I write Eternal. I’m thinking the answer might be yes, but it probably won’t happen soon.
Okay, are you ready for the bad news? Don’t hate me! Please don’t buy a voodoo doll that looks like me and start poking it with pins. As I told you recently, I finally finished Reborn. And I really did, it’s done and my publisher now has it. However, I was a little late. As a result, the release date had to be changed from April 15, 2014 to May 20, 2014.
I know, that’s a whole month later, and some of you are already dying to get your hands on it, but I promise it will be worth the wait. And I blame it all on Della. That girl can be pretty stubborn and uncooperative. She didn’t always want to do what I wanted her to do. And I usually lost most of the arguments I had with her. But on the bright side, I think she was usually right. I’m really happy with the way it all turned out, and I hope you will be, too. You’re just going to have to wait a teeny, tiny bit longer to find out for yourself.
In the meantime, I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! Do you have any special New Year’s Eve plans? Maybe with a special someone? Do you have any New Year resolutions? This last year I lost almost 40 pounds and I still need to lose another 20. So I’m going to be working hard on that. I was going to a gym, but since I’ve moved I haven’t joined one around my new house. So that is on my to-do list as well.
Today, tell me what’s on your New Year to-do list and I’ll give away a promotional pack to one person. (Unfortunately, I have to limit this giveaway to US residents. If you are reading this on Goodreads, you have to leave your comment on my website blog for a chance to win.)