I'm happy to annouce Beyond the Page Publishing has agreed to publish DIE FOR ME! Expected release is April or May, but the details are still fuzzy.
For those of you who've read LET ME OUT, this is Taigen's story and I can't wait to share it with you!
If you remember, I had a lot of trouble with this story. I'd actually written it about four years ago, but ended up rewriting the entire book last year under the direction of my critique partner. So, after all the revisions it's gone through, the email debacle of last week and me running around with my head chopped off, I bring you: DIE FOR ME.
Ex-hitman Taigen Banvard’s skills have failed him when it comes to tracking a serial killer.
When a former ally in the ATF office informs him someone is hunting his murderous, sociopathic sister, Adelaide, Taigen fears the possibilities. He takes it upon himself to bring her to justice, but the only lead he has to finding his sadistic twin is Torrhent Lynd, escaped convict and step-daughter of Isaac Rutler, the man set on using Adelaide as a personal assassin. Taigen settles back into the life he gave up in order to save thousands of potential victims, but allying himself with Torrhent begins to resurrect other parts of his life best left in the past.
After her escape from Bedford Hills Prison, Torrhent is determined to make Rutler pay for the murder she was wrongly convicted for; her mother’s. She travels across the country to enlist the kind of help only a hitman can provide, only what she gets, isn’t what she bargained for. Her step-father’s associates want the bounty on her head and Torrhent realizes Taigen Banvard is just like them, a monster, and just as dangerous.
The more they are forced to bleed for each other, the more Taigen and Torrhent trust one another; a mistake they can’t afford if they plan to walk away alive. But with the FBI on their trail, Adelaide on the loose and Rutler’s hired guns looking for blood, hitman and convict must find a way to work together to save countless lives at stake
This last week I discovered my author email account hasn't been forwarding 100% of my emails to the account I use most often. The first hint I got was when my editor from The Wild Rose Press swore she emailed Sour Cherry's cover to me last month. I hadn't seen it. So she resent it to me. No big deal. I posted it, everything was going great. The second clue I received was I still hadn't heard about a release date for Sour Cherry. I know what you're thinking: it could just be The Wild Rose Press emails. I thought of that too, but I couldn't even find them in my spam folder. So began my investigation. The hosting service I use for my website allows me to add any number of email accounts. The only problem: they require a differentpassword for each, which includes letters, symbols and numbers. I have the shortest short term memory I know of, add on a pregnancy and I can't remember my name most of the time. How was I supposed to remember what my password was to my author account? Luckily, I married a smart man. This man manages all of my websites through the host. He was able to reset my passwords and now I can reach my author account directly instead of having everything forwarded. We also put it on my iPhone so I can check there. And now for the horror. I had 250+ unread emails that had never been forwarded. One of those was a contract offer on Die For Me. FROM NOVEMBER. I was horrified. I literally got up from my desk and had to walk back and forth across the property to cool down. And even then, my anger hadn't subsided by the time I got home. So what is an author to do? I emailed the publisher. Explaining what happened, I patiently waited for a reply as to whether they were still interested in the title. Two days later, I received a yes. I was ecstatic. Someone is actually interested in this book. Yay me! And then I remembered: I have a full request sitting with a publisher I'd rather go to from December. So, using all my years of research and querying, I decided to email said publisher. I explained I had an offer and would like an answer on my full request. Come to find out, they never received the full I sent. BLASTED EMAIL, you're at it again. In the end, I resent the MS and I'm waiting for an answer from the publisher, but seriously? DON'T TRUST EMAIL!