It’s here—the one-year anniversary of the release of Pinnacle Lust! It’s a very exciting time for me, as you, my loyal readers, can imagine. I thought I’d spend a few moments sharing the highlights of the past year with you, and expressing my gratitude on this important milestone.
First and Foremost: Thank You To My Readers
Where would I be without my readers? Surely not celebrating Pinnacle Lust’s success, including being named as the 2015 Beach Book Fest’s winner in the romance category and receiving an honorable mention in many other book festivals this past year. Thank you for making Sharon Lapidot’s steamy affair such a popular read!
Then: Thanks To My Reviewers
I was surprised at the volume of reviews that started flooding in shortly after Pinnacle Lust’s release. Readers have taken time to post detailed reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, and I’ve even managed to snag some great professional reviews—including Steve Bowden, New York Times bestselling author and Grady Harp, a Top 50 Amazon Hall of Fame reviewer. It’s a wonderful feeling—being validated by so many voices stating that they loved my book. Thank you.
And The Sour Part: Overcoming The Struggles
Of course, not all of this past year has been sunshine and rainbows—there have been ups and downs. While I’ve gotten plenty of positive reviews, I’ve seen the bad ones too—ouch! Yes it hurts, but my first published book will always remain a source of pride and gratitude.
Last But Not Least: The Learning Curve
No matter how many professionals were involved in the publishing of Pinnacle Lust, problems and mistakes were and are part of the game. Not every problem or mistake can be corrected and overcome—some you have to let go and may even have to pay a price for. But what author will share his/her mistakes with you? Humm… well maybe I can share just one. Stay tuned for next week’s blog post, as I’ll be revealing the one major mistake I made during the publishing of Pinnacle Lust.
Again, thank you to all of you who continue to stick with me, even now, during my sometimes-silly blog ramblings, and those who look forward to the sequel, which will be released later this year.