Here’s the cover for BREAKS, book three in The Dolphin Prophecy novels. What do you guys think? Isn’t it lovely and shiny and perfect? Every time I look at it, it just wrecks me, which is kind of the point, especially when you see it next to the other two. No really, check it. I’ll wait. It’s seriously that great.
BREAKS, aka book three, in the series is a crazy fun whirlwind of a mess that has the Pinhold twins globetrotting to places they never could have imagined. Book three was crazy, fast and fun to write.
At this point, you would be right to wonder….book three? Am I behind? What happened to ECHOES? Did I miss something? And my answer to that would be no. You haven’t missed anything. I have.
I’d been warned about the sophomore slump before, and about the impossible nature of first sequels. The idea itself is an oxymoron, and book two has really put me through the ringer. Kaleb demanded more air time, Gram had important secrets to share, and by the end of book two, nothing in Cami’s life looks familiar anymore. And, because book number three was easier, it forced bunches of edits in book number two, and I can only beg patience from all of you and pray you’ll still be excited when it leaves my nervous, nails hands, because the changes really do make the story better.
But getting it all in there, and making sure middle book links between one and three properly – well, it’s been torturing me for months, keeping me up for weeks because deadlines are important and terrifying! When I do sleep, I wake up choking, like I’m drowning. The good news is, it’s getting better. I know because sometimes, I can sleep and I only wake up that way a few times per week now.
ECHOES is close and I’m just triple checking that everything important is in there before formatting, (again.) My key focus is making sure everything needed is in there. And even though we could be talking minutes, or days, I’m not going to give an exact time for release. You’ll know when I share the links, and when I do, I hope you’ll help me share them with everyone else. Trust me, when ECHOES is out, I will be shouting from the rooftops, Facebook and ever single social platform.
In the meantime, we’re celebrating other things. Like the cover of BREAKS, and how grateful I am to get to work with Regina Wamba on this series. She totally gets my vision, and with each new cover she takes the visuals a hundred steps further than I could ever imagine. She’s tireless in her passion and her perfectionism, and you can really see it. I’m so grateful to Nazarea and KP at Ink Slinger PR for organizing a cover reveal, and to all of the bloggers who participated.
We’re also celebrating the fact that CLICKS is free and has been downloaded almost 10,000 times in a bit more thank a week, thanks to iBooks and Kindle both putting it into promotions. That means many more readers looking to get ECHOES! And we have a big rafflecopter going so you can win stuff. Keep checking it because I’ll be adding more prizes all month.
Lots of love and waves of gratitude to you all. The questions about when ECHOES is coming is the best motivation I could ever know. I’m so happy you guys want to spend more time with the people who live in my head because I love them so much, and I love you all too!