And Anna is Speechless…for once in her life

I really don’t know where to start this week.  First of all, welcome back to Anna’s beautiful world. And it is a beautiful world!

Crossroad to Love was released last Wednesday! It’s been a whirlwind ever since. It’s doing amazing so far! Getting 5 star reviews on Amazon, B&N, and Goodreads and has reached Silver star status on ARe. People can’t wait for the next book in the series, which will be out in March, The Road to Her Heart. I’m speechless…and people who know me, know that doesn’t happen very often. My dream of turning this book into a series is becoming a reality. People love my characters as much as I do. As many of you are aware, the inspiration for this book came from my own lifelong friendship with a group of girls I went to school with. We have remained friends to this day, and we get together for trips, much like the girls in the book. Those friends surprised me on Friday night. We planned an overnight trip, to celebrate the book release and let me tell you, those girls had it planned down to every detail, from cake and champagne, to presenting me with a sky wifi smart pen. The pen was from all of them, but I was told later that one of the girl’s husbands was so excited for me, he insisted on shopping for and choosing the gift himself. He could easily fit into the role of any one of the husbands in the book, in a good way, of course. You’ll see in future books just how great the husbands can be. And the people from my hometown, many of whom I hadn’t seen or heard from since high school, have been amazing!!! One of our male classmates met us for dinner the night of the party to help celebrate and another guy actually read the book, loved it, and gave it a glowing review. So many of them have purchased the book and are spreading the word. It’s true what they say…there’s no place like home. The support I’ve been shown is something I’ll never forget. Many of these people live away from the area now, but have become interested in my new career as an author, and are spreading the word to people they know. Lazy Day Publishing has been amazing, as well. I received an email from Staci Taylor with Lazy Day on Friday afternoon, telling me to have fun at my party that night!!

I have another release coming up, two weeks from today, from Rebel Ink Press. Unlikely Lovers will be out on February 3. This book is not part of the series. It’s a love story all of its own and I hope everyone loves it as much as I do. I’ll post the blurb and an excerpt for it next week. I’ve been interviewed on three blogs this week. Thank you, Tricia Drammeh, Angelica Dawson, and Ginger Ring, for allowing me to invade your space. I hope to return the favor soon.

There will be article in the local newspaper on Tuesday night. Wow! That’s all I can say…speechless again.

Well, lots to do so I’m going to end this for now. Be sure and stop back by next week for the blurb and excerpt from Unlikely Lovers. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Love,

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