The past couple days, I’ve received more emails than usual asking about Ghost & Macy and an expected release date. Believe me, if I had a date, you would know! Because *I* would be so freaking excited to have a release date for these two, I’d be shouting it from the rooftops. Let’s just say they haven’t given me an easy time. But that isn’t your problem, it’s mine. You just want to read the book! :) So here’s the low-down. It still isn’t finished. If I stayed up for two weeks straight and got it done, it would still be a five or six month process while it went through edits with my publisher. So, we’re looking at late summer at the absolute earliest. I’m fervently hoping it won’t be any later than this fall.
Thank you so much for your support and your patience. I appreciate everyone who has written to ask about the book–it humbles me to know these guys are so in demand. I wish I had better news for you. I wish I had *any* news for you. Just know that I *am* working, and I’m thinking about you all and how much you want this story. I’ll do my best not to let you down. :)
Some of you might have noticed the site took a little vacation for a couple of weeks. My web host, Janus Portal–also home to a lot of other romance author sites–was hit by a nasty hacker and most of us were down for quite a while. Hopefully all is in working order, but if you find anything still wonky, please let me know.
Also, if you sent me an email during that time, most likely it was lost since my email is through my host. I apologize. If I didn’t reply, it’s not that I’m ignoring you; it’s that I didn’t get it. I can always be found on my Twitter or Facebook, so you can always hit me up there too.
Thanks so much for your patience through that ordeal. As celebration for my site coming back, I thought I’d share some man candy. ;) Now, usually, I don’t have any celebs in mind when I write my characters. I didn’t have any in mind when I wrote Brian. Candace sort of became Jordan Lloyd from Big Brother because I was finishing up writing the book while her season was on. Cute, blonde, southern, sweet. Yep, Candace. But Brian? Nope, he was himself. But shortly after Rock Me released, a reader sent me a message letting me know she imagined him looking like Toryn Green, who used to be the lead singer of Fuel. She attached a pic. I have to say I agreed. And then I found THIS pic. And…OMG. I thought he was SO Brian in this picture, from the cap, to the hair, to the EYES–he just needs more tattoos and piercings, of course (though he does have some pretty cool ambigram tats), and he’s a little too clean shaven for Brian. But yeah. This is about as close as it gets, really, at least in my head.
I feel this is sufficient explanation for why poor Candace’s mind was short-circuiting much of the time. Hehe.
Now, about his sidekick, Ghost. I described him a certain way in Rock Me. As far as his description in the book, he has to stay the same. But damn, things go soooo much more smoothly in writing him when I imagine him as Adrian Patrick. Who is that, you ask? He’s the hooded guy in this video…
That’s Ghost and Macy’s song, incidentally. Mmm. Look at his hands. Look how he touches her. AUGH! It’s no surprise Ghost is wearing a hood in the first scene of his book. ;) And the best thing about Adrian is that he seems like a really cool guy. He wished me happy birthday on my Facebook page last year. Called me “Ms. Lynn.” HOW FREAKING AWESOME IS THAT? I nearly fell off my chair. Check out his band, Otherwise. They’re on the upswing!
This concludes a little peek into my inspiration of late. I hope you’ve enjoyed it. ;)