Yep. I've been dangling news. Not on purpose obviously, but there are a few moving parts and it has taken a while to work things out. However, this is what just happened on my twitter:
Let me tell you a little about Headline (from their Website): Headline Publishing Group was founded in 1986, floated on the Stock Exchange in 1991, won Publisher of the Year in 1992, became part of Hodder Headline PLC in 1993, and today is a division of the UK’s No 1 publishing group, Hachette UK. Headline is a powerful publisher of stylish bestsellers in fiction and non-fiction, and has stayed true to its original principles of publishing books that will entertain their readers and by providing authors and customers with a unique level of friendly involvement and service.
Sounds pretty awesome right? Yeah, I thought so. But when you read the list of authors in their eternal line ... you may, like me, freak the F8ck out !! Seriously. *breathe*
So this was the feedback I received about Eversea : (Names withheld to protect confidentiality).
We all have fallen in love with Natasha Boyd and her sensational debut. Not only has Natasha created two unforgettable characters in Keri Ann and Jack, she has also swept us off our feet with their irresistible, passionate and electrifying romance. Natasha has crafted a gorgeous sultry setting in Butler Cove. ( ...) there really is a vivid sense of place, and we loved the sexy coastal feel. For me, EVERSEA has a flavour reminiscent of Nicholas Sparks, and the Hollywood movie star falling for an ordinary girl (like us!) is a fantastic hook. When I finished reading EVERSEA, I was hungry for more, and, to my delight, the early chapters of FOREVER, JACK, did not disappoint.
So what does that mean for you? Well, first of all let me say that there will be three books. THREE. The third one is still in talks. It may be Jazz and Joey, I don't know yet. And you will still be able to buy both Eversea and Forever, Jack online. And in the USA nothing will change. I will still own all my rights (woop!)
But in spring 2014, you will be able to walk into a bookstore, for example, in London or Johannesburg or Sydney (and potentially a host of other countries) and see Eversea on a shelf! This is so important to me because not every other country is as dependent on digital reading as we are. And there are TONS of readers out there who may not ever discover the absolute insane hotness of JACK EVERSEA (horror!) unless they walk into a book store! And let's not forget I grew up in other parts of the world (England, South Africa, Belgium etc) ... so for me ... this is a REALLY BIG DEAL!
OH AND WAIT ....
This is what my new editor (GASP... I have an editor at headline *faints*) said about Forever, Jack in an email: I stayed up late last night and finished FOREVER, JACK. I was absolutely blown away, Natasha - it is FANTASTIC!!! Dark, brooding, meaningful, sexy, powerful, emotional and ultimately totally satisfying.
HOLY SH*T ! I am so excited to share it with you guys. OKAY so TIMING :
We are still on schedule for USA/CANADA release. Everywhere else will have a small wait (I AM SO SORRY!) but there will be preorder links up! YAY!
Thank you all so much for being a part of my success ~ I LOVE YOU !