Thank you, thank you, thank you.

You guys…

I’m floored, speechless, mind-blown…slightly intoxicated…

Wait, okay…just kidding.

But in all seriousness, I am so humbled by your kindness, your excitement, and all the love you have been exuding and sending my way since Wednesday. It’s unbelievable and I can’t stop feeling so damn stoked.

Every time someone has something nice to say or leaves a review on Amazon or shares a picture of them with my book, my heart soars. It’s incredible.

And the amount of social media support–dear lord…I’ve gained a sweet chunk of supporters on Instagram and Twitter and it has been so surreal and cool to interact and put myself out there and cyber-ly meet new people. It’s wild.

My intention when releasing XXII was to write a book that I wanted to read–a book that others would find interesting and intriguing and want to read as well. And that’s what’s happening…intentions, man. That whole positivity/affirmation thing really works.

With any type of art, whether it be a poem or novel or landscape painting, there is always room for improvement, and I welcome that. I’m sure not everyone will love it. I’m sure it’ll piss some people off or they won’t like my use of italics or whatever. And that’s understandable–you can’t please everyone.

But what I do hope to do is spark a conversation with everyone. I want people who find something wrong with it to tell me why in such a manner that when it comes time to strip and edit XXIII, then I will be ready to make the necessary changes that I agree with.

Eh, maybe it’s a pipe dream to hope for constructive criticism, but for the record, right here and now, I’m putting it out there for the universe to receive. Ya never know!

I am so excited to take y’all on one last and final trip with Mads and Hunter; yes, XXIII will be the final and definitive end to their story and I can’t wait for you to read it! I can definitely promise y’all that it won’t take four years to write, though #procrastinationnn

For now, I hope you all are enjoying and losing yourself in my book. I want you to feel what Mads feels, whether it’s gut-wrenching or bliss; I want you to taste the salty sea air on your tongue or feel the slow burn of honey whiskey slipping down your throat.

I want you to love it as much as I do, that is my wish for you.

All of the links for purchase are on the homepage, or you can click here if you’d like! And if you do end up falling in love with it, make sure to leave me a review on Amazon. That would be legit. And I would love you. Forever. Deal with it.

Also, if you haven’t yet, make sure you sign up by clicking here to receive your SUPER SPECIAL INVITE TO MY RELEASE PARTY!!!! DO IT!!! K, thanks 😉

Follow this page, give me a follow on Instagram [@lovalenzaaa] or on Twitter [@life_withlauren], Facebook [] or even on Snapchat, if that’s what you’re into [lauren_costa42]! Give me a shoutout and tweet me! Sign up for all the goodness that can and will be coming your way!!!

XOXO, lo♥



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