And here we are.
It is Friday afternoon and that means it is Random Friday Five time. Today, I need to do something a little bit different. Today, I'm going to give you five random (and hopefully exciting) facts about the upcoming web serial, The Gifted Realm: Academy. Reality is a bit much for me to do the usual RFF today.
But first, I need to say this - Thank you! Thank you a million times over to each and every one of you who contacted me via email, or DM, or PM, or any M to tell me that you were returning either to The Realm series or the Camden Ranch series this week because the real world just feels too heavy to carry right now.
I can honestly say I do not think I have ever received another message that meant more to me than those do. To know that my books eased the load even a little bit brings me to tears, good tears. As an author, I could never ask for more than this. To put love out into the world and know that it is helping is all I ever set out to do.
Love always wins and you all reminded me of this when despair lurked right outside my office door today.
So, thank you so very, very much for letting me know where you were spending your week. It means the world to me that my worlds are a safe place for all of you to exist for a little while.
On that note, let's jump back into The Gifted Realm. I could use some time at Haydenshire Farm.
This coming Wednesday, January 25, we will be posting the very first chapter of the new Gifted serial right here on the site! I'm so excited to be able to share this story with you all this way.
I honestly cannot wait for Wednesday.
Here are a few insider secrets about what you'll be reading in The Gifted Realm: Academy -
1. Mr. Vindico himself starts the whole thing off. Dan will be the primary narrator for the first half of the series.
2. And then...
Garrett Haydenshire takes over! I can hear you squealing from here. Yes, Officer Haydenshire shows off all of his sexy moves in this series and if he isn't very, very careful he might just end up falling in love.
3. If you will remember Fionna was pregnant with baby Halia at the end of The Gifted Realm. We will see baby Halia be born. Picture this - Dan Vindico with a newborn.
I'm going to let you enjoy that image for a minute.
4. Okay, we will also meet new characters in this series. Jeff Strenton who is very briefly mentioned in Within the Realm is one of the main characters in this series. I must tell you how much I adore Jeff! He just always makes me smile.
5. Hmm, what else should I tell you?
How about this...
Instead of this series being solidly from the male's point of view we will occasionally get a chapter from Fionna!
Are you excited?
I know I am!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Go out and give some love to the world. We need that. And I will see you right here on Wednesday with the very first episode of The Gifted Realm: Academy.