September 20, 2011

Graced is up! (...finally)

First of all, I want to send out my most heart-felt apologies for everything that's gone wrong in the past month.  It's been a crazy, hectic, and stressful time for me, but that's no excuse for the delay.  I promised all of you a certain release date for the third book, and, unfortunately, was not able to come close to fulfilling that promise.  I'm determined to make it up to all my fans (..somehow), and I want to be known as the author who listens to her fanbase and is held accountable by them.  I haven't thought of what I can do yet, but it will come.  If any of you have any suggestions, please email me (, or post a comment below.  I do read everything that I get.

Anyway, with that all out of the way, I'm finally able to announce the synchronized release of Graced, the first part of the third book of the Dream Realms Trilogy.  I know some of you have already found it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble in the past week (yes, it's been up that long), but now is the first time everything is settled and ready for me to announce.  It's a full, complete book (the same length as Destined).  However, it is not the final book.  Let me explain..

When I started writing the series, I had no idea that people would like it so much.   And of course, while I'm obviously not oblivious to the faults in the books (and the fact that some people don't like them at all), I still think it's amazing how quickly everything's happened.  I've read all the feedback (from reviews, comments, blog posts, etc.) that I've gotten on each and every book, and tried to improve on the faults and problem areas for the next release.

But the thing is, people did like the first book!  And I was blown away.  Suddenly, there was demand for more books in the series, and what originally was meant to be a fairly short trilogy had blossomed into so much more.  I heard that people wanted to learn the back stories of the characters, and I tried to provide that.  I heard that people wanted books that were longer (compared to Shattered), and I did that.  I heard that people wanted more details, a richer history, and a bigger world... and I tried to do that.

But in doing so, the scope of the series increased.  And while it's still a trilogy, per se, the last book had to be split up into two parts.  Otherwise, I just wouldn't be able to fit everything in!  And as the characters developed and grew, so did the story -- so much so that I couldn't possibly close all the plot lines from Destined in one final book.  As a result, there are two final books: Graced, which is the first part, and a yet-untitled new book, which will be the last part.

So, with all of that explained, here's the release information for Graced:



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There is a prophecy that speaks of a time of great turmoil, a time when the rule of power will be overturned by the hammer of fate. That time has come, and one girl stands in the middle of it all...

Laura has been reunited with Logan, and together they must face the elders. But this time, they have the angels on their side. It is a precious advantage, but only if used properly...

She has learned of the prophecy of her fate, and learned of her destiny. But while others are certain, she is less sure. And as she moves forward, she learns that absolutely nothing can ever be guaranteed.

Graced is the first part of the final book in the Dream Realms Trilogy, and the sequel to both Shattered and Destined. It is approximately the same length as Destined.


Graced for Nook (Barnes and Noble): here

Graced for Kindle (Amazon): here


I hope all of you like it!  Let me know what you think in the comments, or, better yet, write a review on either Amazon or B&N!  And seriously, if anyone has any ideas of what I could do to make things up to you as fans, please, let me know.

Lots of love,

PS: I've already started working on a new series, and I hope you guys will be as excited as I am when it comes out.  I'm aiming for a release of the first book some time in October, after which I'll work on finishing the last book in the Dream Realms Trilogy.  It should also be out in October (near the end), although with school and classes up and running, it's getting harder and harder to find time to write.  But I love doing it, and will keep at it every single day,