Status Report: April 2014

February was grueling, what with final edits and formatting of both Wholly Trinity and the Desert Menage Trilogy box set. But it was also loads of fun playing all those games here on the blog leading up to the release day.

For those of you who monitored Amazon faithfully searching for Wholly Trinitythank you! One of the biggest thrills of my life was waking up to a fan’s post on my Facebook page announcing Wholly Trinity was live the day before its official release day. (Thanks to Amazon’s self-publishing process, there’s a 12-24 hour delay between clicking the “publish” button and when a book goes live, so I always jump the gun a little just to make sure everything’s ready on release day.)

Wholly Trinity’s release has been a smashing success thanks to all of you. It’s been ranked on Amazon’s Top 100 Paid Kindle Gay Romance bestseller lists for the past 32 straight days! Reader response on my Facebook page has been positive and heartwarming. To everyone who’s left a starred rating and/or review on Amazon and Goodreads, thank you!

So, what’s next? I’m making great progress on Ingenue, completing several chapters in the past two weeks. The end is in sight, and I’m hoping to have the rough draft done (or mostly done) by the time my kids get out of school for summer. Wish me luck and high word counts!

I’m super excited about attending Desert Rose RWA chapter’s Desert Dreams Conference this weekend. If you’re in the Phoenix area on Saturday evening, I would LOVE to meet you at the Multi-Author Booksigning event at Tempe’s Mission Palms Hotel (free and open to the public from 7-8:30 p.m.).

Hoping April brings lovely spring weather your way,

Shanyn