Our Thanks on Release Day…
Today is the book birthday for our debut novel, Exposure.
When we began writing this story in 2012, we knew we’d found a fun yet sometimes emotional project.
One summer evening, six months after we began writing Exposure, we found ourselves sitting outside. We were enjoying a rare moment of quiet time at our fire pit when we decided the time had come to seek publication.
Last July, we felt the story was finally ready and took a leap of faith. What happened was beyond our expectations. The first novel either of us had ever offered for submission was accepted by our first choice of publisher.
Yesterday morning, Exposure became available for order on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble and we wish to offer some thanks:
We wish to begin by thanking Becca, Elli and Sue, all of whom volunteered their valuable time and talents. They read this story and provided feedback at nearly every stage in the writing process. From the beginning, their commitment and enthusiasm for this novel has been nothing less than amazing. They invested as many months into this story as we did, and did so from behind the scenes. This is why Exposure has been dedicated in their names.
Thank you to Nina for her guidance and support. She has been instrumental in the publication of this story and we extend our heartfelt appreciation. Thanks also to Mina Vaughn for generously providing advice early in the submission process. She steered us in the right direction, and we are grateful for her assistance. We also thank Carmen and Chris for their friendship and help during a critical time.
We have enjoyed our collaboration with Omnific and especially wish to thank Nina, Lisa, Elizabeth, Colleen and Kimberly for their hard work. Special thanks go to our editor, Sean, for taking us on and showing us the ropes. We consider ourselves fortunate. We’ve enjoyed working with him and everyone at Omnific and look forward to doing so again in the future.
Writing has brought us closer together as husband and wife, but also required much of our time and attention. Our friends and family deserve more thanks than we can adequately provide. Over the past four years, there were moments when those closest to us raised an eyebrow or two, but no one ever discouraged us from the journey. For that, we will be forever grateful.
Finally, we wish to thank E.L. James and Sylvain Reynard. Their stories sparked our own creativity while their friendship and support have enriched our lives. Many thanks for all they have done for us.
And of course, no list of thank you’s would be complete without thanking those of you who choose to give our book your time and attention as readers. We’re excited to finally share Exposure with you and we hope you’ll enjoy the story.
The blog tour for this novel begins today and will run through June 17. We’ll keep you up to date with that daily via this blog and our social media sites on Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads. We hope you can join in on some of the fun!
Morgan & Jennifer
Amazon UK Kindle Version: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00KQ8CDQA/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1401798701&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40
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