Everything that could go wrong in the release of this series did go wrong. I had to rewrite sections of the 3rd book because of a hard drive failure. That made the release timeline VERY tight. It wasn't until I finally told myself that I wasn't going to make the release date for the 3rd book, that I actually began to be productive and write the necessary sections of the 3rd book.
I've learned that historical romance readers are truly wonderful readers. I've gotten more kind emails and personal notes from readers on this series than on any of my other books. I did some outside the box things in the 3rd book, and no one has bashed me for it yet.
And saying goodbye to one of my favorite characters, Varian Deverell, is a very sad thing. I've been mopey since I hit release. He's been with me for 20 years, and now I'm done and he is no longer an endeavor of mine and I miss him. Lame right? He's a product of my mind.
So now I'm off to finalize release of the second Half Shell and Affair Without End books and a couple other things I thought would be fun. I wonder what my readers will think of those? I wonder if I will be sad again when I complete those series and say goodbye to Alan and Jack? I wonder if anyone will even read the books. I wonder if a new book boyfriend will replace Varian, Alan and Jack in my mind.
Don't know. I wish you peace.