Thursday, December 1, 2011

SOLD!!!!!

Yes, it's true! I received a contract for my sexy Scottish romantic suspense novella, Her Highland Champion!! I'm so excited! It will be epublished by Decadent Publishing. Here are the details:

"THE CALL" EMAIL:  I left the house yesterday morning about 6:30 and didn't get home until about 7:30 last night. I still had NaNoWriMo words to finish, I was exhausted, but I decided to check my emails before I jumped in to win NaNo. I saw the email from Decadent Publishing and thought, "Damn, ANOTHER rejection!" I almost didn't open it right then because I wanted to be happy and focus on my NaNo words. But I did open it, read the words "would like to offer a contract" and immediately teared up. My first call was to my mother and then I started emailing and texting other family members and close friends. I almost couldn't focus to finish my NaNo words, but I did. I choked up quite often whenever I got a response from someone or when I thought about my story hitting the cyber shelves. I STILL can't believe it!

THE STORY DETAILS:  Her Highland Champion began over 12 years ago, when I first decided to try my hand at writing a suspense set in my favorite place on the planet, Scotland. The story had so many flaws, but I've always loved the premise and the characters and always figured I'd rewrite it at some point.

My friend Camryn Rhys suggested I submit something to her publisher because they had this new series starting called Honor Guard, with alpha heroes in international settings. Since I'm a traveler and can put local details in my stories, she thought this was perfect for me. So, I took that beloved story, revised it and submitted it. Now my fictional Scottish Highland village has a home!

AND NOW: I had always vowed to blog about every step of the publishing process, from the moment I got THE CALL right through to the book's release (and beyond). So I hope you'll continue to follow my journey and get an inside look at one woman's dream coming true.

12 comments:

  1. WOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG, I am so psyched for you! Congrats! This is awesome Lex!!!! You DESERVE this!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Alexa! Wahoooooooo, I'll be waiting breathlessly to share your journey. Congratulations!

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  3. Congratulations! I've also written contemporary Scottish RS stories and love them. I will definitely pick up yours! Well done :)

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  4. I am SO excited and happy for you. The first step in a long and storied publishing career for you, my dear friend. SO proud! :)

    Also, Decadent is a fantastic place to belong. :)

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  5. Wow!!! This is so exciting, Alexa! I am so happy, happy for you.

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  6. Congratulations!!! That's so exciting. I'm so happy for you.

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  7. Congratulations, again. That is so exciting.

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  8. Wonderful news and it couldn't have happened to a better person. Good job and Congratulations!!!

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  9. This is such wonderful news Lexi!!! So happy for you!! You deserve it!!! Doing the Happy Dance with you!!! :O)

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  10. Thank you to everyone! You've made this time even more special with your comments!

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