REASON AND ROMANCE releases in a few hours (or maybe it’s already released in the timezone that you guys are in), and all I have to say is … I’m deeply thankful and scared XD Happy, nervous, worried, thankful … and yes, thankful for the third time!

In the back of the book I have my Acknowledgments, but it’s worth saying it here. When I was young, I knew I loved writing because I’d always get excited over paper and notebooks. I loved writing and scribbling stories. I loved typing my stories on the computer. I loved sharing them with my friends, classmates, and teachers, but it wasn’t until I discovered fanfiction online that I thought I should share my stories with the greater public.

I think I got only 3 responses for my first story, but I was so happy that I didn’t care. There were moments of frustration, but many, many, many moments of sheer joy and bliss that comes from creating a story universe and characters. My writing wasn’t that good, but I had fun 🙂 Eventually, that led me to Fictionpress and original fiction.

And eventually…

Fictionpress was an utter blast. It’s easy to forget how great the first few years were, because of the ugly plagiarism toward the end, but I truly loved writing and sharing there. I met some of you guys there, and without your wonderful comments, feedback, and criticism, I would not be here today.

The plagiarism nearly did my writing in, and I came very close to quitting, but, no, you guys reminded me why I loved writing. I’ve gone through many ups and downs with my writing over the years, and yet you guys are here.

We are finally here. REASON AND ROMANCE comes out, and I hope this is only the first book in a succession of books yet to come. I will do my very best to bring out my older stories that you guys loved as well as newer stories. I am a writer, and I will always write, but you guys are here, and that truly helps to inspire my writing.


12 thoughts on “THANK YOU!

  1. I’ve followed you from your journey from FP to PH and now here in self publishing your book. You don’t understand how many times I’ve stalked your page in hopes of you putting out the River Valley series again – I’ve missed Alex and Adrian so much (And Quentin, got to love him)!! I ordered your book last night and finished it all in one sitting, hitting that last page never felt so bittersweet. I loved being reunited with all of these characters again; 2015 can’t come soon enough!!

    Thank you for deciding to self publish and letting us read all your wonderful stories again. Best of luck finishing the rest of the editing process.

    Anxiously waiting for The Only Reason,

    1. Dina, thank you for commenting! It’s been so long, hasn’t it? FP, PH, and now here! I honestly thought I’d never self-publish River Valley because who wanted to read it, right? Then I realized I was wrong to think that way. I robbed myself, but also the readers like you who wanted to see the characters here. I’m so happy you enjoyed the book!

      Now onto the seequel and then Quentin’s and then… XD

  2. I’m so very excited that this has been published. I remember reading this on FP back in the day. I only stumbled across it again the other day while reliving memories on FP. I purchased Reason and Romance instantly and like so many others, I’m sure, I read it in one sitting.

    A guide to when the sequel will be released in 2015 would be greatly appreciated and eagerly waited for!

    1. I’m glad you bought and liked REASON AND ROMANCE! I have many good memories of those old FP days too 🙂

      I will update with more information about the sequel when I can!

  3. I was hoping this would be an entertaining read, and indeed it was! I love the drama. Lol. I really enjoyed this book, I can not wait for the sequel, and I know I will be marking my calander the minute the release date is out! I don’t know what else to say, I am literally still picking up the broken pieces of my heart shattered on the floor. Fuck you, Alex.

    Congratulations on publishing your first story, by the way!

    1. Liz, I’m glad you enjoyed my book! I’m making pretty good progress with the sequel, so I think spring 2015 is definitely looking good right now! The very minute I know for sure, I’ll post! As for Alex … ha! I hope you’ll be pleased with the sequel XD More and more drama, definitely.

      1. Are you still looking at a Spring 2015 release date for the sequel The Only Reason? The cliffhanger is killing me with how it ends.

        1. Yes, I still am looking at spring. If something changes, I’ll let you guys know, but currently I’m looking at April-ish! 🙂

  4. I remember reading all your stories on FP, and I also remember kicking myself for never commenting, reviewing, or anything, as I never was able to follow you to PH. Not that I blame you for that, plagiarism does violate a person in the worst ways. But that said, Adrian and Alex’s story has been one of my all time favorite stories, and I’m incredibly glad to be able to enjoy it once again. Now when my all time favorite scene from any piece of fiction ever gets published (that being a certain scene involving Q and Devon’s mom that leaves him… I believe you called it petrified)….

    Did you reorder some elements of the story from Redux though? The one that I noticed immediately was I could’ve sworn Alex made his “I’m a horrible boyfriend but an excellent one night stand” line MUCH earlier (I want to say I remember him saying it at the beginning of the story.) I could very well be totally off here, as I said, it’s been since before you left FP that I last read this story.

    Can’t wait for the sequel!

    1. You’re right, the plagiarism was terrible :/ Thankfully, I’m back, and I’m so happy to get the chance to share my stories once again with the readers 🙂 As for Quentin, ha! Yes, his story is coming after THE ONLY REASON, so I’m sure we’ll see him and Devon’s mother 😉 I would never leave that scene out! It’s one of my all-time favorites, obviously!

      Yes, I reordered some elements – I dropped some, I switched some around, I expanded some, etc. I felt like it needed another rewrite. This story will be the writing death of me XD

  5. I loved reason and romance, but I have been trying for months to get the sequel the only reason please can some one tell me if the is available yet. Thank you

    Jackie Johnston

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