The Reason Behind The Delay

Dear Readers:

First let me start by saying that I hope all of you are having a wonderful summer! Or winter if you are one of my many Australia readers.? It is hard to believe that it is already mid-August!? I wanted, no let me correct that, I needed to let you all know what has been happening in my life and why my writing schedule has gotten so far behind.

On May 31st of this year, I slipped and fell in my kitchen, striking my head. The incident resulted in my sustaining a concussion that has been far from easy to recover from. For the first four weeks, I spent most of my time lying in bed in my dark bedroom. Since then, I have started going to therapy for the concussion several times a week. The therapy is helping ? and that?s the great news. I am just now starting to drive again, but only short distances – no highways and no night driving.

The bad news is that since I fell at the end of May, I have been unable to write. My time on the computer has been very limited, and some people have suggested that I use software to dictate stories. That would have been a great idea, except even the process of thinking through details and plots has been too difficult. My cognitive thinking is what has gotten the most messed up.

  • I was lucky enough to get some major writing done earlier this year, so with the help of my awesome editors, proofreaders and support teams, I have been able to have some releases this spring and summer. Late May, right before my injury, I released Cured by Love, a spin-off Kindle World Novel from Melissa Foster?s Braden Series.
  • In July, I released Finding the Strength, a novella that is also featured in the box set Score One for Love that just officially released. ?Huge thanks to my team and assistants for helping me get this out.
  • On September 14th, another one of my books will be included in a new box set, Paranormal Obsessions. This box set will feature My Blood Runs Blue, a book that has already previously been published.

Currently, I am working slowly through final edits for Tangled in Tinsel, a Christmas Novella that will be featured in the Spicy Christmas Kisses Box Set releasing in October.? Originally, Tangled in Tinsel was to be the first book in a series of 13 novellas called the Celebration Series. Each one based on a major US holiday. Unfortunately, I am not sure I will be able to get these done on my original schedule and will likely release Tangled in Tinsel this fall and delay the remainder of the novellas until next year. ?Trust me? I am not happy about this, but I feel they need to stay in sequence and come out right before each holiday.

I am also, very slowly, like a three or four pages a day, starting the final edits for You?re Not Alone. Originally, this was to be released in late July, but I do have great hopes that it will be released in September.

Luckily, all of these books were written and mostly edited before my injury. It is the stories that I have not yet completed that are on major hold right now.

The most common question I have been asked recently is about Second Shield 2. Many of you have asked when the sequel will be out for Second Shield, and originally it was scheduled to release in September. The book is currently sitting at about 2/3 done, but needs some revisions, plus the last third of the book.? You all have no idea how much I wanted to get this done and out to you all, but it is going to be longer than expected.

Once I can finally get back to writing, SS2 is my first priority! You all have waited longer than expected already, and I do sincerely apologize for that.

At my current recovery rate, it is going to be at least another month or two before I can start writing again seriously. Before I even start working on SS2, I need to go back to the first book and read it again to refresh myself. But since I can currently only read for about 15-20 minutes before I get headaches, doing this is out of the question for right now.

Please know that I appreciate each and every single one of you for hanging on and being so patient with me and this major delay. This injury has been life altering and I am trying to be as patient as I can and recover as quickly and safely as possible. I miss my crazy busy life!!!

Thank you – Stacy

P.S.? Thanks to this injury, I do have a new general plot line slowly bubbling under the surface. This one will revolve around a woman with a busy life who suffers a concussion and how it affects her life. Nothing like writing what you know. But don’t except this one too quickly! We’re talking about maybe late 2016.

Heroes to Swoon For – Author Stacy Eaton

Heroes to Swoon For

Author Stacy Eaton

It has been an exciting time being invited into this box set group! This is the first anthology that I have been involved with, and the experience was incredible! A quick shout out to Rachelle Ayala for the invite into the group, and a thank you to all the ladies that voted me into the set and were involved!

I’ve known Rachelle for a while, we work together for the World Literary Cafe and when she asked if anyone was interested in joining the box set, I jumped right in! Now, once I was in, I felt like I was hit by a tidal wave and pulled under a few times because it took me a while to get a grasp on what was going on. I was amazed at all the work that went into the set! We were voting and voicing opinions on an almost daily basis. I loved that people could be honest with their opinions, and no one got offended. I guess it helps when you have such a great bunch of women together too!

Due to my schedule, and coming in late to the game, I didn’t have time to write a new novel, but I did submit Second Shield into the mix. If there was ever a hero to swoon for, it’s Agent Drew Bradley! Here is a little bit about Second Shield:

Detective Sergeant Mackenzie McAllister leads a team of police investigators. When the new kid, Drew Bradley, joins the squad Mack is bound by duty to show him the ropes. The chemistry between them is immediate, but with Mack being twelve years older, she fights becoming entangled with the young sexy detective.

Drew enters the unit, not only to help with the investigation they are conducting, but to find out what is really going on inside the walls of the unit. Working with the intense and strict Sergeant Mack is invigorating, but between the need to protect her and his second shield, he is at a loss and falling hard.

Together they will uncover the evil from within, and try to deny the passions that rage between them. Who in her unit is trying to keep her from finding out the truth? Who will take a life that will draw them closer? And what are the secrets hidden behind the shield?

This is an adult novel with language and sexual content.

I personally wish to thank each and everyone of the ladies that I worked with on this! You are all wonderful woman and I am so glad to have met you and gotten to know you!

 

How to purchase the

Heroes to Swoon For Box Set:

Amazon US Above

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00PWXGA1I/

Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00PWXGA1I

Amazon UA: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00PWXGA1I

Barnes & Noble: http://ow.ly/FtEGz

Apple iBooks: http://bit.ly/1BOJLLC

KOBO: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/heroes-to-swoon-for-boxed-set

Google Play: http://bit.ly/1p2WAfy

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1F2mrGD

 

Heroes to Swoon For – Rachelle Ayala

Heroes to Swoon For

Author Rachelle Ayala

 

SE: Welcome Rachelle!? So glad to have you here and part of the set!? Have you ever been part of a box set before?

RA: Yes, Romancing Christmas?

 

SE: So many cool holiday sets out, how did you get involved in this set?

RA: We batted the idea around in the Romance In A Month group in the summer. I decided to start the set with the writers in that group initially. Later we invited other authors to join.

SE: Well, personally, I’m glad you did! What did you think of the process – or what was your favorite part of the process?

RA: I wanted to write something completely new for the set and not reuse something already published. It was quite a drama to have a deadline and I worked really hard to make it happen. My favorite part is the group we’re in. We support each other and have a lot of fun chats and side conversations. Everyone was well organized and helped out in the way they could to move the team along.

SE: I agree. Tell us about your book that is in our box set:

Roaring Hot is a story combining motorcycle racing, reality shows, and Zen Buddhism. On the surface, Teo Alexiou is an arrogant playboy who gets what he wants. He meets his match in actress Amy Suzuki, a woman he hired to play his girlfriend. The fun starts when he falls for her, and suddenly, the billionaire bad boy is wishing she’d cut the act and show him her true heart.

Rachelle Ayala’s Bio:

Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling Asian American author of dramatic romantic suspense and humorous, sexy contemporary romances. Her heroines are feisty and her heroes hot. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope.

Rachelle is the founder of an online writing group, Romance in a Month, an active member of the California Writer’s Club, Fremont Chapter, and a volunteer for the World Literary Cafe.

Find out more about Rachelle Ayala:

http://www.amazon.com/Rachelle-Ayala/e/B007DXL5WY
Visit her blog at http://www.rachelleayala.com or contact her at http://rachelleayala.me/author-bio/contact/

How to purchase the

Heroes to Swoon For Box Set:

Amazon US Above

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00PWXGA1I/

Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00PWXGA1I

Amazon UA: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00PWXGA1I

Barnes & Noble: http://ow.ly/FtEGz

Apple iBooks: http://bit.ly/1BOJLLC

KOBO: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/heroes-to-swoon-for-boxed-set

Google Play: http://bit.ly/1p2WAfy

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1F2mrGD