Yes, I’m that girl: the one who celebrates things like this. Don’t judge me. Or, go for it! I don’t mind either way.


XXII is surprising me in so many ways:

  1. Y’all seem to love it so far.
  2. I’ve sold wayyy more than I ever thought I would…in one week.
  3. The messages on Facebook and the texts I receive have been super positive!
  4. I catch myself re-reading it here and there.
  5. And, it’s fueled me to begin XXIII, the sequel to XXII.

Now, what would make me super happy would be if those of you who read it and loved it and told me that you did, would leave me a bitchin’ review on Amazon.com.

A review, to a neurotic writer like myself, is like blood…like oxygen. I truly, truly want to know what y’all think about my book. Did you love it? Did you hate it? Grammatically, did it flow? Was Mads a believable character? Did you fall in love with Hunter?


So far, I had about five reviews on Amazon, but they took down three of them because of location and that they were all five stars. Apparently, people would pay other people to write fake reviews and whatnot, which is clearly not something I condone or have ever asked anyone to do in return for cash. That’s ridiculous. So when I saw Amazon take mine down for no legitimate reason, my blood boiled.

But then I realized that it’s okay. It’s only been a week. And that’s why I would love y’all to review it as well. I want to take your criticism and the (hopefully) awesome things you said and incorporate it into XXIII. And even in the first five or so pages I have done so far, I have been mindful to keep my audience engaged based on what has been expressed that some of you have enjoyed so far.

So my loves, if you have read my novel, THANK YOU. I mean it. You’re a rockstar, a god or goddess, and you have made me extremely happy…it’s so surreal. Join me on this journey, join me in conversation, leave me a review or a comment…I want to talk about anything and everything with y’all, because you’re the reason why I keep on jamming away on this keyboard.

Happy one week-aversary to you all and I can’t wait to update y’all on XXIII and to give you some more behind the scenes of XXII. YAY!

If you haven’t snagged a copy yet, go ahead and click here to grab XXII!!! WHOOHOO!!!

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 😉

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XOXO, lo♥

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