Good Morning Monday ~ And what a week it was

These Mondays are just coming too damn fast! This year is just flying, and some days I feel as if I’m barely keeping my head above water (while the words ‘just keep swimming’ pay on loop in my head).

So this was an interesting week… Imagines came out! And because I have the most incredible readers on the planet, it went straight to Number One in Gay Romance!!  In the first 24 hours, Imagines was #1 in 6 countries!  I’ll never not be amazed, and truly humbled. If you’ve bought, read, reviewed, whatever, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

You can find Imagines at Amazon.

As you may or may not know, an ARC of Imagines was put on a pirate site before release day. That means someone who was trusted with an Advanced Reader Copy shared the file with someone else.

The investigations are still ongoing, so I can’t say too much, but it’s made me rethink my sending-of-ARCs process. There is a long version response, but the short version is I probably won’t be sending out any more ARCs. 🙁  I’m still undecided, and my feelings might change at some point, but as of right now my answer is no.

So, how should people who steal books be treated? Well, I’m not really a violent person, but there’s this…

From extreme lows to awesome highs, the audio of Red Dirt Heart 2 was voted Audio of the Month at Love Bytes! A HUGE thank you to all the readers who voted, and especially to Joel for the amazing job he did giving Charlie and Travis a voice. <3

On a personal note, I’ve been struggling with illness. About two months ago, I was mowed down with some kind of virus and I’m simply not recovering. Basically, I feel like I’ve been hit by a bus. So far, they’re calling it Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome, but I’ve had more tests done to see if it’s not anything else. Thankfully my doctor is keen to help me get to the bottom of it.

It’s really killed my productivity and ability to focus on writing. I’m so exhausted all day long that I’m struggling to write at all. My WIP is at 10K, and it should have probably been finished by now.  I’ve ordered Dragon speech software, which I’m hoping will arrive this week, and it’ll be interesting to see if I can get more done that way. I’m told it takes some learning, but perseverance is key. Also, teaching it Australian might be funny (or infuriating), and who knows? If I don’t say the word “comma” eleventy billion times, my editor just might thank me 🙂

Fingers crossed it helps and I can dictate my words instead of typing.

Until next week… <3

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