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Writers- Big and Small

Writers- big and small. In a publication world, where the market is inundated with fresh minds, creative ideas, and original content, there is one thing that always remains the foundation for the people behind it all. That one thing- the glue that holds us all together and makes us feel as one, is the passion that we all share for the industry.

We know that this industry is tough. We know that we are one of many in this bowl of fish, all trying to catch a nibble of the flakes being dropped in. But still, we persevere. Catching just that one flake when we are starving for more never phases us, because our passion is what drives us to continue. The absolute need we feel to write, the craving we get to push these creative thoughts from our brains, through our finger tips, and onto the page is a vital necessity.

I’ve learned since starting my journey, that something always rings true within the writing community, especially that of the romance genre- it’s that we are whole heartedly supportive of each other. We know the hard work it takes to get to the moment where your little finger hovers over the word “publish.” We all know the kind of courage you have to have in order to share with the world a glimpse of something you’ve gingerly finessed until the wee hours of the morning. We all know the incredible feeling of receiving that first review, and the amount of cheek strain you feel from it for the rest of the day because you can’t stop smiling.

I’ve also learned that in this community we are banded together, and when one goes down, we all step up to lift the fallen.

In light of recent legal bullying within the romance genre, I have to say- I’ve never felt more honored to be part of a circle of encouraging women who aren’t letting a shark threaten this fishbowl of amazing, intelligent, and brilliant women.

Love to you all!

XOXO

Erika Daughtrey

 

 

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Paperback Heaven

It’s been more like paperback HELL trying to get this second book formatted for its hard copy release. Time consuming, incredibly infuriating, and downright maddening are a few words to describe the process. But you know what? It’s all SO worth it! “If Not For Us” is finally available on paperback!

I know, I know. It took me long enough, right? It’s been available on Kindle for a few weeks now. But it makes the release of my second novel feel so much more tangible when I can hold the book in my hands. Truth be told, there’s nothing like the smell  of fresh cut pages and ink before you gobble a story up. And I’ve had readers tell me they prefer the experience of a book in their hand over an electronic device more often than not. So, what my readers want, my readers shall get. I think I’d have to agree with them on some level, just for the sheer fact that I can actually put my stockpile of bookmarks to great use!

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out “If Not For Him” before you dive into the second book, “If Not For Us.” Here’s what readers are saying so far:

“I couldn’t wait for this book to come out! I was anxious to see where Alayna and Cameron were headed and what was in store for their relationship. Much like the first book, I couldn’t put this book down. Each chapter left me wanting to know what happens next! I cried, I laughed and I cried some more! This book is beautifully written and has such a good ending. You won’t regret this series!”

“This book was amazing!! I liked the first one but I LOVED the second. This book made my heart break a little, and was written beautifully. I will definitely read more by this author and I will be recommending these books to others. Great job Erika!!”

“WOW!!! I have been anxiously waiting to see where Cameron and Alayna’s love story will take them, and I was absolutely not disappointed. This book had me laughing, at times anxious, tearful, and, most of all, happy and joyful! Awesome read!!!”

As always, thank you to everyone for all of your support! I hope your days are filled with happiness and more book boyfriends than you know what to do with!

XOXO

Erika Daughtrey 

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