The verdict is in from the beta readers about . .
For the first time ever my beta readers were speechless!
Well sort of. I have some pretty awesome beta readers who
are not shy about speaking up when something just didn’t
work for them, confused them, angered them or if they
needed more of this or less of that. There’s always a
wonderful mix of opinions. In this case the consensus was
pretty unanimous all around. They LOVED it and they
really couldn’t think of anything they’d change. This is a
direct quote from one of my most outspoken.
“Man. Such drama. ??
I really can’t think of anything I would change at
the moment. Of course I just finished it and am on a
book high. Even the ??????? early on is nothing to
really bother changing. You’re story is so full of
depth and emotion. Much like Felix’s story. I loved
it. I’m not even sure it needs an epilogue. That
ending was fabulous!”
They did have a few small change suggestions that I agreed with completely. So now I go back and tweak accordingly. I still have the epilogue to write. I’ll have them read it. Get their thoughts and once it’s all done it’s off to the editor. I’m way ahead of schedule this time. My deadline isn’t until end of next month which is when my editor will be able to get to it UNLESS she has an earlier opening. Which is why I haven’t set a release date yet. Because it COULD be ready to go live a lot sooner than the (end of 2015) originally anticipated release date.
In the mean time how about a little tease of a *teaser?
Set up: This is very early on in the story. AJ isn’t sure what’s going on yet with his feelings for Addison. But in pure Romero style he makes things very clear to his teammates what he will not tolerate from them when it comes to the coaches daughter. 😉
*Disclaimer: Unedited, strong language.
One of the days in Boston during batting practice the coach excused himself to take a call from Addison. He’d mentioned earlier how she and Clair would be meeting him and his wife at their next stop in Toronto against the Blue Jays. They’d be taking that trip to Niagara Falls Clair had originally asked for her birthday.
AJ was supposed to be concentrating on warming up to bat next. Up until then he’d been doing good, beyond good with his short fuse. He’d made excellent progress in keeping his cool on and off the field. But the continued whispers about Addison had begun to make chip away into the wall of patience he’d worked so hard to build for years. Festering thoughts of what Addison’s eyes that close up had done to him and the unreasonable annoyance he’d felt when he’d seen Travis get so close to her weren’t helping either. He couldn’t even look at the guy now without feeling irritated. Not just at Travis but at himself for getting so worked up over a girl he hardly knew.
Biggs, one of several guys standing by him said something that got his attention. “Umm, mmm, coaches daughter.”
AJ had instantly stopped swinging the bat and turned to him. “What about her?”
“Who knew she had all that going on?” Biggs said shaking his head.
AJ gripped the bat feeling his insides heat as he peered at him but said nothing.
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What else is going on?
In case you missed my Facebook post yesterday. My website was revamped. So just in time for holiday shopping, you can now order signed copies of all my paperbacks.
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Vegas Meet And Greet!
We’re just a couple of weeks away from the first annual Team Reyes Meet and Greet. This one will take place in Vegas! Come out and join me for brunch on Sunday October 11 where we can chat with other Team Reyes members. I’ll have some books with me for purchase and will be happy to sign any books you bring with you. We’ll have giveaways and some exclusive announcements and sneak peeks of upcoming books.
Just click on the photo above for details about when and where exactly! It’s also where you can discuss the event and make plans to maybe meet with some of the other members of the team on some of the other days of that weekend. It should be a fun weekend!