I’ve just sat here for quite
a while, trying to come up with a title and opening to this blog that’s
adequate enough to capture the epicness of the announcement I’m about to make. And
then I finally realized none of the above exists, so I’m just going to say it.
C.L. Parker’s fan fiction success THE MILLION
DOLLAR DUET, pitched as a modern-day erotic PRETTY WOMAN, to Shauna Summers at
Ballantine, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, by Alexandra Machinist at
Janklow & Nesbit (NA).
as a way to hone my writing skills before I eventually published the Supernova
Saga. Well, while writing the first book, Supernova, I needed a smut outlet.
Million Dollar Baby was that. (the published title is still to be determined)
I’ve hit a bit of writer’s block on my new series. Real life issues made my
mojo go a bit limp (personal problem, I know). Publishing M$B was supposed to
be my Viagra of sorts. I figured the time was right, and loads of readers had
been flooding my inbox, asking me to publish it in light of all the other
fanfics that have been hitting the shelves.
something much bigger came about. I’d told her about my new adventure and she’d
stopped me dead in my tracks, asking me to hold off on self-publishing. Darynda
can be quite convincing when she wants, the vixen.
at Janklow & Nesbit Associates) was ringing my phone and overnighting me a contract.
Less than two weeks later, a super sweet deal was on the table for THE MILLION
DOLLAR DUET, the above announcement was made, and THE Shauna Summers (senior
editor at Ballantine, Random House Publishing Group) was chatting me up.
Adrian, and Karen Marie Moning!!!! Aaaannnnd, I have the same agent as Darynda
I knoooooowwwwww!!!! It’s got me doing this . . .
Won’t you join me?