Friday, September 14, 2012

The Sweet Trilogy - NEWS!!!


Yesterday was a fun day for me.  (EEEEEKKK!!!!)  I bounced around the house kissing my children and laughing like a lunatic.

First off, I've had my very first foreign sale - to Albatros Publishing in the Czech Republic!!!  Aahhhh!!!  And I have a special message to my Czech readers (thank you Vendula Dvořáčková for the translation):

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Zdravìm vsechny ceske ctenare! Uz se nemuzu dockat, az si budete moci precist Sweet Evil ve vasem materskem jazyce. Dekuji za vasi podporu! Kniha vyjde u nakladatelstvi Albatros (zatim neni zname datum vydani). 

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There's something extremely thrilling about knowing my words will be translated into another language and made available to another culture on the other side of the world. It makes me weepy just thinking about it.

And speaking of weepy...I've made my very first vlog. For you. To announce my news...this was my first take, and though it's a little embarrassing and taken at a bad angle, it shows how I feel, so here ya go.


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I promise to announce news as I get it.  Feel free to ask questions in the comments, and I will answer all of them.

All together now...*GROUP HUG*
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69 comments:

  1. Ohhhh... Wendy! I'm totally in tears! I'm so excited/happy for you. SO MANY people love your work and are going to be so stoked to have a trilogy! (Me included, of course!) And I love the vlog----You are so stinkin gorgeous. ;)

    I love good news! Thanks for this!

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  2. Congratulation. I'm looking forward to reading your book in my nativ languagive.

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  3. Wooot!! I'm really happy happy to hear! I so wanted to read the next books, and I'm so glad they got picked up!

    But dang it! December 2013! *grumble grumble*

    Thank you for sharing your good news with us!

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  4. AHHHH Congratulations! I am so excited for you!

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  5. SOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! *BIG HUG*
    And however long we have to wait, we'll do it and it will be worth it :D

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  6. Congratulations! so happy for you and the sweet trilogy,i'm going to die from impatience , bummer about the title thought , ummm.... how about ;
    sweet hell or sweet sorrow ?
    i'm not very good with titles either.

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    1. My agent also suggested Sweet Hell, but they want to stay away from the word Hell. I'll pass along Sweet Sorrow - thank you! :)

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    2. Could we add Sweet Despair to the list also. Despair is an additional antonym for hope. (that way we can secretly keep hope as part of the title) ;) (I guess it's not a secret anymore......OOPS!!)
      Best Wishes,
      -Markell

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  7. Wow, I was so waiting for this news so I can dig in and get to know all the awesomeness Sweet Evil has to offer. Congrats, Wendy! =D

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  8. Amazing news !!! I'm so happy for you ! What about Sweet Desire ? Although, that makes it sound a bit " mature and naughty " but hey, that's what Kaidan is ;)

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  9. I was without my glasses but i was really anxious to read the news about the Sweet trilogy so i started reading without it anyway and was something like this " I bounced around the house kicking my children and laughing like a lunatic." and I was Like OMG!!! :O Better get my glasses

    AWESOME! News! I can't really express how happy I'm right now.
    I'm complete and utterly in love with Sweet Evil since I read for the first time.

    About the titles, I like the Sweet Torment. I'm also thinking about Sweet Misery. What You think?

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  10. Yay! I'm really really happy right now!
    I'm from Sweden and I read your book this summer and it is one of my favorites! I recommend it to all my friends! I'm really, really happy for you! :D

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  11. Wendy, YAY!! You are such a rockstar :) CONGRATS on the trilogy deal. You totally deserve it. I can't wait to read more Kai and company!!

    @1of2chicksonbks

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  12. Congratulations, Wendy. I'm very happy right now!!! xD

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  13. I will wait forever for you!!!!!! I am so, so, so excited. I completely understand your deal with marketing, and I feel like this book deserved way more than it got. I think you're amazing, and I love you. Stay strong and keep up the awesome work. We've got your back, girl. HUGE congratulations for the two book deal! I'm so proud of you.

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  14. I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    So, so, so stoked!

    Let the title brainstorming begin!

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  15. Hello Wendy! So glad that you got your books picked up!

    I have a few titles suggestions. First one that came to my mind is Wickedly Sweet. It's backwards but I think it works.

    Again, congrats! Can't wait to read the next book!

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  16. Aww you made my cry! This is so exciting and I'm so happy for you. Congratulations girlie! *Big hug* :)

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  17. OMG Wendy I am so damn excited. I totally squealed and danced!!

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  18. I am so freaking excited. Wendy, you're so amazing.

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  19. YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! TRILOGY TRILOGY TRILOGY!!! :D I'm super excited for this. Can't wait to read more <3

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  20. TRILOGY! OMG! Congrats, so happy for you and yay for much more of my man ;) Bummer about SH title =( But the book is amazing and I know they will come up with something equally amazing for it! Congrats again, yay!!

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  21. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you :-D

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  22. Thank you for sharing your good news with us
    I'm looking forward to reading your book in my nativ languagive :))

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  23. Yeah!!! Congrats on having book #2 and #3 picked up!! Sweet Evil was a terrific book and I am very, very much looking forward to the next two books. I was hoping like crazy there would be a book #2, but now that we know there is going to be two more . . . it feels like Christmas has come early. 18 months is a long time to wait, but the wait will definitely be worth it!

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  24. Sweet Innuendo? Sweet Bite? Sweet Corruption?

    Congratulations!

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  25. I didn't realize I was holding a breath until I let it out at the mention of a Sweet trilogy. Thank goodness the powers that be at Harper Teen can see what we all already know to be true - you're a wonderful talent and the Sweet trilogy is bound to be a success!

    I'm a word smithy by trade (I'm in marketing), so I love a challenge. Off the top of my head, how about:

    Sweet Sins
    Sweet Hurt
    Sweet Grief
    Sweet Agony

    I know I have more locked away in there...

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  26. WENDY!!! Congratulations! That's amazing news! So thrilled for you!

    Aghaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

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  27. Yay! I'm so freaking excited to hear this!

    I absolutely loved Sweet Evil and am so thrilled for you getting this deal. Not only as a reader and fan, but also as a writer. Congratulations and I can't wait to find out was in store for Anna and Kai next!

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  28. Wendy, you are just so sweet. I'm thrilled to hear the great news! While it is quite the wait until the next one, I'll just have to settle with rereading Sweet Evil a few more times. ;)

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  29. YES!!! I can cry tears of joy now!!
    This is great news Congrats!!

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  30. Oh my goodness, I am so happy to hear that the full trilogy will be published! The wait until December 2013 might be agony but it will so be worth it :)

    How about Sweet Darkness, Sweet Malevolence, Sweet Tragedy, Sweet Poison?
    Honestly, the title could be whatever, I just want to get my hands on book 2 ;)

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  31. I am jumping around in total excitement. So happy right now!!! It amazes me that there isn't much marketing being done or that it was ever even a possibility that the other two books wouldn't be published. Why not!?! It is amazing! No worries about the longer wait. I would rather have the next books than not. I agree about the title. I love the title Sweet Evil and just its title has helped me recommend it. It intrigues people into wondering why Evil is so sweet. :) I always respond with wait until you meet Kaidan. *sigh* Just some titles ideas that came to mind. Torture, Agony, Anguish, Suffering, Heartache, Misery, or Despair. Congrats again!! *hugs back to you*

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  32. Love you girl!!!!! So stinking happy for you. I love it when good things happen to awesome people <3 <3

    xoxoxo
    Rachel

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  33. OMG!!! That's exciting news, Wendy! I'm so happy for you.

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  34. I am so happy for you and for us!!! This is just so awesome even if they are looking at a publishing date that's 18 months away. For a good book I'm willing to wait. Yay for Harper Collins realizing what a gem they have! How about:

    Sweet Disbelief? Sweet Malice? Sweet Disaster? Sweet Discord? Sweet Doubt? Sweet Fear? Sweet Uncertainty? Sweet Apprehension?

    I know that someone also suggested Sweet Torment which I like...alot...LOL

    Does Sweet have to be the first word? What about:

    Malevolent Hope?

    This is such great news and you deserve it because you're an awesome writer. Can't wait to hear more info when you have it. :)

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  35. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY WENDY!!!!!!!! That is all all-caps worthy announcement:) A HUGE congratulations to you, I'm absurdly excited that we're going to get the continuation of Anna and Kaidan's story and have already begun the slightly painful task of counting down the days until Dec. 2013/Jan. 2014. Kaidan will no doubt be worth the wait though.

    *tackle hugs you*

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  36. Woohoo!! That's great news! A long ways off but, worth the wait! Sweet Evil was awesome!!
    Brittany S

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  37. YAAAAAYYY! I am doing embarrassing happy dances right now! xD
    Congrats on having Sweet Evil being made into a trilogy! I'm so excited!!
    December 2013 is a long wait, but I'll be patient. :)

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  38. AHHH! I'm so, so happy for you, Wendy. This is fantastic. I can't wait until I can finally find your sequels on the shelves! <3

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  39. Awesome news!! I'm soo excited. I've been telling ev1 about Sweet Evil...even the nurse who drew my blood today LOL

    Title wise..How about Sweet Tribulation? It has the juxtaposition they're looking for and not only plays on the slight religious themes with the angels/demons, good/evil, etc. but also the trials that Anna/Kaidan face in battling it all. I also thought of Sweet Curse. It speaks to the fact that Nephilim are supposedly doomed from birth but also to this destiny/legacy Anna has inherited which could be viewed as a curse. She didn't choose any of it yet she has this cross to bear so to speak and while the journey may be difficult, dangerous, and heartbreaking it can also be "sweet" in unexpected ways ;) What's a few Dukes and demons when you've got Kai by your side?!!!

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  40. OMG I am so thrilled beyond words and I am so so so oooo happy you finally got those amazing news! You deserve it, and mainly you deserve ti be finally put out of this misery of waiting and hoping!! Too bad they do not like Sweet Hope, in my mind the sequel will always be Sweet Hope, as it also reflected this time of waiting and hoping for any news!
    I was touched seeing you so emotional and, I know pople love you and your books like crazy. I know I do!

    *hugs and kisses*
    I am so thrilled, relieved and happy right now!

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  41. I'm so happy for you! And for myself of course, can't wait to read more :D
    Love the emotional video because it shows how much this means to you.
    I think 18 months looks like a long time but I'm sure your fans will be waiting!

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  42. Congratulations!!!! That's wonderful news <3

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  43. Sure it's available to other countries. I’m form Poland and received one form my US friend. I loved it and recommended to my other polish friends :). I prefer reading those which are written in their original language, even if it's not my mothertongue. Sometimes it’s a challenge but it’s totally worth it. Anyway my point is that I am sure many Europe readers already went thru this book.

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  44. yayn congrats Wendy :) !!!
    I'm French but I read Sweet Evil already and LOVED it (more Kaidan, please ?). I look forward to see it in the French bookshops where this book definitely belongs :) !!

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  45. You are ADORABLE! I'm so excited for this!!! Congratulations, Wendy, you deserve it!!!!!!!! Can't wait for more Kaidan!!!!

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  46. Yay!! Congratulations <3 this is the most wonderful news xx

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  47. *fangirl squealing* This is EXCITING news! I'm so happy for you Wendy!!! I'm looking forward to book two and three =D

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  48. I'm sooo excited to hear there will be two more books!!! I just finished SWEET EVIL like 10 minutes ago and can't believe how unbelieveably awesome it is. Thank you for writing it!!

    How about SWEET SIN for book two?;)

    Harper couldn't have done anything else than pick up your books! You've already got fans all over the world. I'm from Germany and can't wait for the book to be sold to Germany. You so deserve it!

    x
    Sarah
    http://misspageturnerscityofbooks.blogspot.de/

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    1. Thanks Sarah! (sorry about the incorrect line of German, btw *cringes*)
      The publishers are trying to avoid the word sin in the title. My original title for Sweet Evil was Sin Legacy, lol. :)

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    2. How about Sweet Temptation it can go both ways on one hand its a bad thing, but on the other hand its a good thing

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  49. Wendy congrats! So glad its getting picked up as a triolgy! Shame its December 2013 if we're lucky!
    Here are some terrible titles:
    Sweet loss? Sweet tears? Sweet fall? Sweet misery? But i guess it all depends on the plot of course. But sweet torment sounds good to me.
    Iris

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  50. I'm so happy for you Wendy!! :) :)

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  51. How about Sweet Temtation it can go both ways on one hand it could be a bad thing on the other its a good thing

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  52. AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!!! SO excited for you, hun, and as much as we all want it out yesterday, it will be worth the wait! Congratulations, you so deserve it!!

    As for the title, that's a bummer, but it's kind of neat that all your fans will be sending a ton of ideas and getting hyped for that, too. =) As for me, Kaidan is my sweet TEMPTATION!! LOL

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  53. *Squeal* *Happy dances* *dies* AHHHH!!! I'm so happy! Even if it is a wait, at least we are waiting! We have something to look forward to! I really liked Sweet Hope but if we have to change it . . . I'm a fan of the suggestions Sweet Sins, Sweet Misery, and Sweet Temptations. I also like Sweet Corruption and Sweet Sorrow!

    but AHHHHHH!!! Can't wait to hear more news! :D

    Congrats Wendy! You've definitely earned it! :)

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  54. HELL YEAH!! AND NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! DECEMBER 2013 AT THE EARLIEST!? My Harper Collins!? WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME!? *grumble* But at least we're waiting for SOMETHING.
    It's okay ..I'm just happy they picked up Sweet Hope and Book 3! Let's see what my brain can come up with...
    Sweet Temptation, Sweet Revenge, Sweet Kai, Sweet Curse, Sweet Dreams, Sweet Darkness, Sweet Chaos ...that's all I got! :)

    GOOD LUCK ON TITLE PICKING! :D

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  55. AGhhhhh! Emailing you now!! <3<3<3

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  56. Yayyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!.Wow.Congrats.
    Although I really liked the first title ,Sweet Hope, when I thought of the first book and the description of the second ,these titles went through my mind:
    Sweet Escape
    Sweet Lust
    Sweet Price
    Sweet Torture
    Sweet Destiny
    Sweet Crave
    Sweet Survival
    The Sweet Unknown

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  57. Hi from CR! I am really looking forward to your book :) have a nice day!

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  58. I love every book you write
    I have been reading like crazy since sweet evil
    You are a very talented writer

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