Thursday, December 16, 2004

Success Isn't Everything/Updated Info

Updated info --

We didn't make the bestseller's list. Competing against too many Christmas special offerings. (We lost to the Grinch, among others.) It's ok. Word of mouth is starting up. The book has gotten all good professional reviews and mostly good reader reviews. Got one real stinker, but I'm not surprised. This is not a book for everyone. I like it. A lot of other people seem to like it. But that doesn't mean everybody will. We knew going in that the main characters aren't "typical" romance fare. Our guy is fairly good looking, but an assasin. Our heroine isn't thin and gorgeous, and she's fairly spineless at the beginning of the book. So we were actually expecting a lot more people to "hate" Sue. So, hey, we're doing way better than we expected and are in no way griping. Who knows, maybe the sequel will hit the list in August.



Success isn't everything. I know that. But just in case I didn't, life has decided to hit me up the side of the head with a board (figuratively). The book is doing well. I'm happy about that. We may even make the bestseller's list today. (Maybe not. Have to wait and see). But yesterday I had to have Onyx put to sleep. The cancer had spread down his throat and into his chest. He almost couldn't open his mouth, and breathing was getting difficult. The medicine didn't help. So at 4:15 yesterday my son and I took him to the vet. I keep crying at the oddest moments.

Gotta go.



Anonymous said...

Cie and James,
I am so sorry about Onyx. I know how rough that is. Hang in there!

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

I'm really sorry to hear about Onyx. Please accept my condolences, I know how hard it is to deal with something like this...

But I suppose I should introduce myself. I'm an aspiring writer who came across your book after reading all the great things several people were saying about it on another writer's message board! And my fave bookstore finally got it this week, so I ran out and bought it. I haven't had time to read it yet because I'm kinda getting stuck into my current WIP at the moment but I can't wait to read it!

Oh, and just a small note. I'm from Sydney, Australia and actually purchased the book from a store in the city called Galaxy Bookshop - - which I noticed wasn't listed on your website.

Hope you have a GREAT day!