by Pat Esden
Being traditionally published is full of joys and difficulties. Probably one of the more difficult aspects with being traditionally published is the long time frame and waiting periods. I was aware of this going in, but there have been a lot of times where I have felt antsy for things to move faster. For example: REACH FOR YOU is coming out next week, but I originally finished the novel a year ago and turned it in to my editor. I received revision notes from her last November, did copy edits in January and later received the proof pages to go through. It felt like the process took forever. But in truth, this slower time frame is wise for me. It forces me to take breaks from the novel and gain the distance I need to revise. If I were left on my own, I’d no doubt fall prey to the desire to rush and publish before the novel was truly ready. I have boundless gratitude, respect, and love for my editor, Selena James, and Kensington’s copy editors, as well as the rest of their team. The make me look good, and leave me to focus on the creative aspects of writing.
As a side note, I got to enjoy one of the biggest joys again about a month ago when I was told Kensington wanted another series from me. In September 2018, the first book in my Northern Circle Coven series will be coming out. It’s a bit different than the Dark Heart series. These books will be standalone. They’re set in contemporary Vermont and center on a disreputable coven. Each book will have a different witch as the main character and focus on her finding love while struggling to restore the coven’s reputation.
An antique-dealing florist by trade, she’s also a member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and the League of Vermont Writers. Her short stories have appeared in a number of publications, including Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, the Mythopoeic Society’s Mythic Circle, and George Sciter’s Cat Tales Anthology.
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Pat's Newest Paranormal Romance: Reach for You
Annie must stay strong, even as the future she imagined is slipping away. With the help of family and friends, she discovers that Lotli is being held against her will, by those who want to exploit her powers. But though weakened, Lotli remains a powerful alley and adversary. A bargain is struck. And now Annie’s only chance to rescue Chase could also tear them apart . . .
Loyalties will be tested, walls will be breached, and enemies will be fought, yet Annie’s greatest battle lies within her own heart—to trust her love for Chase to overcome its greatest enemy, and to save those she holds most dear from the terrifying realm of the djinn . . .
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