Firstly, I just want to say hi, and also thank Victoria for having me on her blog. Thanks, fellow Northern Bird! ;)
Little did I know that when I sent BITE WITH HEIGHT off to a publisher that a few months down the line I would be positively chomping at the bit to write a sequel. I just sent it off and kept my fingers crossed, which is my usual thing when I hit ‘send’ on those kinds of emails.
A few months later, I had a contract, a lush cover and a release date. Even then I didn’t think about writing any more of the story. It wasn’t until I received my author copy and re-read the tale in its finished form that a bubble of an idea started to form in my head. In my opinion, BITE WITH HEIGHT works perfectly well as a standalone story, but the ending is also left as such that it could be continued. I let the idea bubble away in my head and got on with life…
…but then the reviews started coming in. It was the reviews wot did it, guvnor! More than one reviewer commented on how the story could easily be expanded, and how they’d like to read more. There’s no higher compliment! But it wasn’t until I truly saw how much people were enjoying Meg and Grace’s sexy love story that I allowed myself to seriously think about continuing the story. And the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to do it! At the moment, the only thing stopping me is all the other deadlines I have to hit.
Needless to say, I now have pages and pages of notes on book two. I have a title, character names, a story arc and some silly humour already planned in. Even more excitingly, I have my first official research trip planned. I’ll be heading to Paris in a couple of months to take dozens of photos, flesh those ideas out and no doubt end up with lots of new ones – and I can’t wait! So watch this space!
Available direct from Noble Romance, as well as all good eBook retailers, including Amazon, All Romance eBooks and BookStrand.