Today's Coven Feature is my very own According to Plan. For fun, I thought I'd tell you the history of my debut novel.
It actually started out as Shelby's Legacy- complete with a trapped fourteenth century laird in a mirror and Tank was the ne'er-do-well boyfriend brought in to heighten the tension between Shelby and Liam.
Manuscript completed, I sent it off to The Wild Rose Press and they rejected it. (rightfully so - it really was terrible) However, the editor, Karen, liked the interaction between Shelby and Tank - not so much Liam.
So - the manuscript evolved into Shelby's Dilema as Shelby tried to figure out which man she should be with. Once again the astute editor said no, and listed reasons.
1. Liam, the cheeky bastard, was too much of a distraction.
2. Liam needed his own book.
3. Focus on the love story between Shelby and Tank.
I should have known. Tank claimed Shelby right from the start, and nothing stood in his way.
When According to Plan was ready to be launched, I once again queried this wonderful woman who'd taken the time to give me direction in my writing, but she'd retired. I didn't have the same rapport with the new editor who replaced her. I believe her exact words were to 'quit flogging a dead horse'. Then my friend M.K. Ethridge pointed me in the direction of another publishing house called Turquoise Morning Press.
Can I say - The Rest Is History?
Wow! I need some ice water after reading this! It's a scorcher! This book, from the beginning started off with a bang! The characters had an attraction that burned the pages...This book has it all; bad guys, mystery, romance and the sex..oh my!
WARNING: After reading, find a fireman who knows how to use his hose!
LOVED this book. LOVE LOVE LOVE. I absolutely adore Madison Edwards and she has now become a go to author for me. I found According To Plan to be highly engaging, quirky, sexy and just downright fun to read!
According to Plan was a good romantic suspense filled with a LOT of very hot sex. It was worth the time and will definitely warm you up on those chilly autumn nights.