Phew! Did I wear you out with all those guest bloggers? Now we're getting back to the regular schedule of guest blogging on Wednesdays only and you'll be stuck with me on the other days.
So what's been happening at the Braemel household? Well, Guitar Hero got a full-time job working for a local electrical firm so he can continue his apprenticeship. He's working hard tearing out and rebuilding his old elementary school as it gets turned into a new campus for a local university. Curly is done school and has been working almost full time at the grocery story. He's decided to take a year off as he tries to decide "what he wants to be when he grows up." Gizmo Guy is chugging along doing well after last year's health scare.
And me? Well, I'm exhausted from all the promo for Texas Tangle but it seems to have paid off -- Texas Tangle reached #4 on Barnes & Noble's Best Selling Erotica's list, and #20 and perhaps lower on Amazon's Best Selling Erotic list (not just the Kindle list but amongst their regular list that includes paperbacks as well). Reviews have been pouring in from Book Junkie, Night Owl Romance (there are two reviews over there, one of which gave TT Top Pick status!) Romance Junkies, Bitten by Paranormal Romance, Strictly Reviews, Ramblings of a Book Bitch, Bad Barb's Reviews, Smexy Books and Dear Author (ok, so to be honest, DA didn't like it so much but gave it a C+ rating). There's another one that's still in the editing phase from Blackraven Reviews--the reviewer gave me a heads up that one would be on its way. I'll share it when it goes live.
Blackraven Reviews, Lea recently reviewed Private Property and gave it 5 Ravens and a Recommended Read. Woot! I love that a book that's been out for 18 months can still garner attention.
People have been asking what's next--I'm finishing up edits on the next in the Hauberk series. And I've outlined a synopsis and am preparing a proposal to submit to my editor at Carina for a prequel to Texas Tangle that follows Dillon's great-great-grandparents (think that's the right number of greats) in a story referred to by Dillon's grandmother in a scene that seems to have captured a lot of people's attention. (Grandma Barnett is mentioned in a lot of tweets and reviews as being a larger than life character.) And I'm also playing around with an outline for a sequel to Texas Tangle, this one following Dillon's brother Griffin that will also feature some of the fallout the Barnett family must deal with following Dillon's unconventional lifestyle choice.
So I'm definitely taking on a lot of projects. Which means my blog may not get the attention it deserves, and my Twitter usage has fallen off, but I'm around.
Well, I'll be around after today -- I'm heading into Toronto today since Gizmo Guy got us tickets to Mike Weir's Charity Classic golf event which is the lead up to the Canadian Open. (You do know who Mike Weir is, right?) So I'll be hanging out with Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Dillon, along with Tom Cochrane and a bunch of hockey players (I'm sorry, I know I'm Canadian but I don't follow hockey. Yes, I'm a bad bad Canadian, aren't I?) But I'll be back at my desk and hard at work tomorrow.