Today is the official release day for Play Your Heart Out!
I’m not the biggest fan of release days. I get nervous. Really nervous. I worry people won’t like that latest book or that it won’t sell. I worry I’ll have a technical problem. There are a million and one things that can go wrong.
Today is its usual mix of emotions. I’m excited for everyone to read Pete’s book, I’m nervous about its reception, and I’m sad this is the last full length Sinful Serenade novel. Believe me, I’ve seriously considered writing a few sequels for each couple. After four books, I love just hanging out with Miles, Derw, Tom, and Pete. They, and their heroines, feel like my best friends.
I’m super excited to write Sinful Ever After. It’s a collection of novella length extended epilogues, one for each couple. (I’m attempting dual POV. I usually prefer single POV. It’s just my jam. But I know y’all want inside the fellas’ heads so I’m giving it a shot). Without giving too much away, I’ll promise there’s at least one wedding :p I’m really looking forward to giving the band the send off they deserve, and I’m psyched for their appearances in Dangerous Noise, but there’s no denying that Play Your Heart Out marks the end of an era.
Now, I shouldn’t admit this, but I love the Sinful Serenade series the most of everything I’ve written. Sing Your Heart Out was a book I wrote for me as much as I wrote it for anyone else. It was mostly inspired by my high school crush on a certain musician/lyricist, and how badly I wanted someone writing songs about me, having those kinds of intense feelings about me. And, okay, it was also very much inspired by my love of muscular, tattooed men with smart mouths and magic fingers 🙂 When I started Sing Your Heart Out (then titled Untitled Rock Star Romance), I had no idea it would find the audience it did. I get into discussions with other romance authors all the time. Most give the advice to write what is trendy and to write it fast and to write it without getting too unique. But that doesn’t work for me. I have to love what I’m writing, and, my goodness do I adore this series. There is so much of me in the Sinful Serenade series. (I hope that didn’t make for too many Jurassic Park and The Hunger Games references).
It means so much to me that you’ve all come on this journey with me. I hope to see you back for Sinful Ever After and for the Dangerous Noise series.