The thing is, I really hate disappointing people, including myself. So, after thinking I’d have news on Mercy about a gazillion times and getting all stoked to tell all of you about it only to learn I’d have to be patient just a little (!) bit longer, I went mostly silent.
I’m so grateful to those of you who have been patient, and even those of you who have been less than patient : ) Because I finally do have news, you see … but I’m going to make you wait just a few more minutes to find out what’s going on with Mercy. Her big sister is swooping in to steal a bit of her thunder.
As I’ve previously posted, Amazon picked up Grace, Faith and Charity from the smoldering ashes of Dorchester Publishing and have kindly offered them a home over at their romance imprint, Montlake Romance. They’ve settled in nicely, and yesterday I learned that they have rereleased Grace in both print and digital versions. This means that, for those of you who are clinging to your beloved physical books, you can pop over to my Amazon page and grab a spandy new edition if you don’t already have one. It’ll have a front cover, a back cover, some those paper thingies with words on them in between, and (best of all) if you drop it in the pool, the pages might get a little puffy and wiggly, but let it hang out in the sun for a while and you’ll still be able to read them : ) Try THAT with an eReader. Heh.
So, needless to say, I’m pretty jazzed about this.
And now … (beat on something close by, because I’m totally feeling a drum roll vibe as I type this) … without further ado, without gilding the lily, without Ryan Seacrest smugly announcing that we’ll find out “after the break,” I’d like to give you the almost certainly set in stone, and even kind of totally real publishing date on Mercy: October 1st! Or, according the follow up email from my amazing editor, September 15th. But I’m going with October 1st, so that I can be totally surprised when it’s available on September 15th. Right?
The even more better great good news is that the fourth and final book in the Virtue Series is going to be edited by the astounding Chris Keeslar, who so kindly tolerated editing me and the entire Ackerly brood for three whole books, so far. THREE, people. That’s a whole lotta Ackerly for one dude to handle. : ) And he’s still alive.
So there you have it! Thank you again for your patience. I love you all quite beyond reason.