Romance That Will Set Your World On Fire

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Final Countdown

Hallelujah, my release date for The Onyx Seeler is just around the corner on Monday, July 22nd, and my blood is pumping like a racehorse!  I'm so excited to be able to say that.  Tied closely to that is the launch of my brand spanking new website by week's end, and I can't contain the excitement.  Woohoo!!

I'd made a promise to myself last year that if my manuscript didn't go the full mile at Entangled Publishing, I would self pub.  So when, after a request for my full manuscript which prompted a request for a pretty massive revision, things didn't go the way I'd hoped, I buckled down and began to fulfill that promise I'd me.

Enter Kim at Hot Damn Designs who I swear took up residence in my head to be able to pop out a cover which matched exactly what I'd envisioned!  Next came a fabulous gesture by my friend Naima Simone who gave me a cover quote, and my foot was over the indie pub line.

Incorporating all the things I'd researched and learned became more time-consuming than I'd first believed as every step started uncovered two more I needed to do before completing that one.  Sigh...  But perseverance is an attribute I'm more than familiar with and amidst majorly revamping the business side of things for my husband's sole proprietorship and planning my high school class reunion (I won't say how many years, so don't ask!), I tackled Kindle formatting, copyrighting, front matter, back matter, table of contents, blurbs (both about myself and my book), and other things I'm probably choosing to forget right about now.

Now here I sit, pumped up and ready for some action--in the digital sense, that is.  So if you've stumbled across my blog or website for the first time, or if you've known me forever and are just interested in seeing what's going on in my little slice of life, thanks for taking the time to read and I hope we share many, many more conversations together.


  1. I am SO excited for you, Lanna! So much more than I can express! Your story deserves to be shared with readers everywhere, and I can't wait until it goes live and has that opportunity. The Onyx Seeler is such an AWESOME book! Wonderful characters, phenomenal world-building, hot romance and breath-taking action! I can go on and on! LOL! You're going to rock the world of paranormal romance!!

  2. I take a bow before those humbling words and simply hope I can live up to the way you make me often feel. :-)