Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sequel News

Hi everyone,

I'm sorry that there is still no sequel news.  The second Sweet book has not yet been taken to the acquisitions board for various reasons (nothing to do with the actual sequel itself, to my knowledge). I'm not sure if/when it's going to be picked-up at this point. Maybe this fall?

Along with being a writer, I'm a voracious reader.  I know how much it sucks to wait for the next installment in a series you adore.  I hate waiting a whole year...so the thought of making my readers wait even longer than that hurts my heart.  I'm sorry.  I have no control over it.  All I can do is hope that word of mouth will spread about Sweet Evil and sales will help nudge the publishers.

Some people have asked if I can take the sequel to another publisher, but we don't want to do that.  I want to stay loyal to the ones who took a chance on me. If they say no, then we'll rush it off to different publishers. Either way, it's going to be a long wait.  

In the meantime I'm just trying to stay busy and positive.  Pictures of baby animals help.

Thank you so much for your support and patience.  This summer is extremely crazy, but I hope to have a special Kaidan point of view scene written for you come September.  I seriously have the BEST fans in the world.  You guys make it all worthwhile, and I'm certain this will all work itself out in due time.

Big hugs,

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44 comments:

  1. I certainly hope the publisher see how badly fans want this sequel. *Growls*

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  2. I know i want it. . . badly ;)

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  3. I agree with Sam, including the growling! Sweet Evil was one of the best books I've read this year.

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  4. The publisher would be crazy to not pick the sequel up, i mean have they READ THE BOOK ? it's freaking awesome ! ( of course i'm being sarcastic about them reading it...) Anyways, until then, i look forward to the Kaidan's POV scene !

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  5. Oh dear Wendy,
    I hope HC take action on this issue soon. Im dying for the sequel. Sweet Evil is on my Top 10 of this year and it will remain there for sure. I LOVE it so much! (and Kaidan too hell yeah)
    Crossing my fingers to have good news soon. :)
    ^___^

    Yay!

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  7. I seriously have my fingers crossed, Wendy. I have to say that I'm truly puzzled. Sweet Evil is one of the best books HC has put out in a long time.

    Hugs!

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  8. We need a sequel and I truly hope HC is moving on with this issues! They cannot tease us with this awesomeness and then not going to publish the sequel!

    We believe in you, your book and Kai!

    *hugs*

    We will be here:)

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  9. Sweet Evil has been one of the most unique and fascinating books I've read in a long time. You found the perfect balance of YA in your novel without withholding so many important scenes for your readers to have,...as so many authors do in YA. Your story is interesting and Kaidan is sexy! (duh)Regardless of whether the sequel comes out in 2 years or 5 years, I will be reading it as I'm sure other readers will be, too!!

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  10. When all else fails go Indie! You certainly have enough buzz with Sweet Evil for it to work for you :) Ooo. Ooo. Ooo...how bout an indie pub Sweet Evil 1.5? :D

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  11. I definitely have my fingers crossed for you! I truly loved and enjoyed Sweet Evil.
    It was a great read and a unique book. Plus, I am dying for the sequel!
    I will endure the wait, 'cause it's worth it!
    *huggles*

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  12. I wish for the best!! I, like so many people want to see SE2 and I am keeping my fingers crossed that you'll and us of course, will have good news soon!

    -Patricia

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  13. *huggles* no matter what happens, your fans will stay loyal to you! We all loved Sweet Evil! Hope we get some news soon!

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  14. *sobs* Even though it's hard on us...I can't even imagine how it feels for you! I just really really really want to read more Kai and I'm sure you really really really really really really want to share more of him. :) I will keep up with my book pimping and hope that one of these days it will work out for you!

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  15. Hugs and I enjoyed the story and Yes I want more. Good luck :) Hoping it gets picked up

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  16. Well I would rather wait than not get it at all. Waiting is so very hard. I will cross my fingers they act on the sequel soon. A scene from Kaidan's POV sounds delicious.

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  17. *Fingers crossed* Good luck with everything! :)

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  18. Don't worry, Wendy. I got your back. Plus, they can't say no to me.
    On a way brighter side. I know they can't say no to you, either. Your first book was absolutely amazing, so I believe you have nothing to worry about. :D

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  19. Hi Wendy

    It would be a tragedy if the triology is not completed. It was an amazing read and I could not put it down. As I said on FB, I read it in 2 days and I was so sad when it was over. I can't wait to see what happens next. It was gripping and exiting!!!
    Holding thumbs.

    Regards,

    Michelle

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  20. OMG, this is going to kill me! But I will wait because it is worth it. Fingers and toes crossed. Can't wait for Kai's POV. Totally love him.

    Thank You!

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  21. Fingers crossed for you. Spreading the word how awesome this book is. Im sure your publisher will see the 'writing on the wall' and green light it.

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  22. When I saw the title of this post, I went, "Sequel news? FINALLY!!!" I'm sorry to hear that there isn't any news yet. I'm here hoping and waiting with everyone :)

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  23. I totally love sweet evil!!! It is one of my top favourite books! I truely enjoyed the whole book and i couldn't stop reading until late night! I hope there will be a sequel!!!!!! I want to know whats gonna happen next! I absolutely loved kaidan!!! Pls pls pls publisher! Let there be a sequel ! Plus i can't wait for kai's pov! The ending of the first book made me want for the next! And kaidan is going L.A?! OMG!!! I HOPE everything is going to be well!!!!

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  24. I really hope your publisher picks up book two soon! They'd be crazy not to! If I have to personally advertise to get more people to know about Sweet Evil, I will totally do it if it means I can get book two sooner. Fingers crossed and good luck to you Wendy :) I loved your book and I hope your publishers see how much fans want more soon :)

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  25. Publishers be craaaazzzeeeee... Sweet evil is gonna be another of those books that i will think about at least 3 times a week and google everytime i do to see if a release date has been announced. Then flip google off when i don't see one. Im going to flounce off to Twitter now and spread the good word of Sweet Evil. You push from your end and we will push from ours :)

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  27. I m french so sorry for my bad english. I read your book last week and I have to say that I fell in love with it.

    I definitely have my fingers crossed for you! Thanks you and good luck!

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  28. OMG!!! My best friend just told me about this post. I can't freaking believe it!
    Your book is one of the best of the whole year!
    This sucks! but I hope they don't miss it!
    Fingers crossed!
    Lovelots!!

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  29. Awh I came on here after finishing Sweet Evil this morning hoping to read the sequel won't be too far away, I am gutted to hear there is no expected date as yet. I absolutely LOVED the book, Kaiden is so dreamy, swoon, and even though the book is over 400 pages I just wanted it to go on and on.

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  30. I am absolutely heartbroken. I don't know if I can go on without knowing the rest of this story! <3
    Kaiden broke my heard right along with Ann's.
    I cannot wait until the next book comes out-i'll be ever depressed until I can get sucked back into the continuing story

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  31. Just finished Sweet Evil over the weekend and loved it! I'm sorry the publishers are being stubborn, and slow, about getting the sequel, but I have my fingers crossed for you. In the meantime, I will do everything I can to get the book more publicity. Thanks for the wonderful story!

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  32. I stayed up till 4 in the morning reading Sweet Evil. If HC does not publish the sequel(s) to this book I will be upset and boycott them. I need to know how the story between Anna and Kaidan plays out as well as the battle between angels and demons. Wonderful book Wendy! Not many books will keep me reading into the wee hours of the morning. Please keep us up to date and let your publishers know how many fans want this story to continue!

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  33. Wow we not even a promising date for a sequel!!! Sooooo disappointing

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  34. It is hard to grab me from the beginning and keep me entranced and that is what Sweet Evil had done. It really would "Suck" to have to wait a year. I find that the more we wait the more I forget the story. (Mainly because of all the other books I read in between the next installment.) Is there a way for us to petition the Publishing House for you??

    Either way, please keep us posted and thank you for sharing your creative mind.

    Lettee

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  35. NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! I read at least 2 books a week and when I sat down Sweet Evil I didn't get up till it was finished! If there is anything we can do to help please let us know. I absolutely love this book. The concept was original and definately offers a fresh perpective on paranormal romance. Do what you have to do!!! We NEED a sequel!!! Good Luck You are awesome

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  36. They seriously need to pick up book 2. Sweet Evil sells so consistently! I hope good news comes soon!

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  37. Love this boook, i really want book 2

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  38. Love this boook, i really want book 2

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  39. Love this boook, i really want book 2

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  40. SEQUEL! I really hope things go better with the publishers! Can't wait for Book2

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  42. I just finished Sweet Evil in barely 24 hours, it was sooo great. It took the Nephilum idea to another level. I loved it all!

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