The big day has finally arrived and I am feeling #penntastic! I am so, so happy and excited and kind of terrified to say that Christina Dominguez and Aaron Penn are ready to officially meet the world.
As is usually the case when publishing a book, it's been a crazy journey to get here filled with ups and downs, but all those hours at the keyboard have come to fruition and I can't wait to see what's up next for the book. The future of 'Thigh Highs' is now in your hands, oh my delightful, wonderful, amazing readers, and I couldn't ask for a more top notch group of people to pass it off to. Thank you and enjoy!
This day is only what it is because of the help of so many people. I could write a lengthy list of acknowledgements here on the blog...but I already did that in the book! Here's the acknowledgements section you can find at the end of 'Thigh Highs':
There are many people that need to be thanked for their contributions to the writing and publication of ‘Thigh Highs’, but the first person I want to express my complete and total gratitude to is you.
Yes, you. The one reading this book right now. As a reader myself, I know that free time is often too limited and TBR shelves are often too long. The fact that you’ve given some of your precious reading time and made a bit of space on your bookshelf (or eReader hard drive) for my story is truly an honor, and one that I don’t take lightly. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking a chance on an indie author.
I had a kickass team of betas and proofers help me out on the book. Their feedback lit up my life every time it filled up my inbox, and I’m so thankful for each and every one of them.
Pam- PAM! PAM! WHERE DO I EVEN BEGIN? You have been beyond supportive of me and my writing and I’m so thrilled we’ve had a chance to connect. This book wouldn’t be what it is without you. You’re a glittering crown jewel in the world of indie romance.
Maria- Gurllll. You rock my world and your feedback has been irreplaceable. Thank you a million times for all the support. I can’t wait to see the incredible places your own writing goes.
Urvi- Thank you for coming up with the concept of #penntastic and for all your amazing feedback on the story. It would have been far less #penntastic without your help.
Margie- You are truly a romance guru and your comments and suggestions helped to strengthen the story so much. I kept having “Why didn’t I think of that?” moments, and I feel extremely lucky that I had you to think of all your feedback for me! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Jenny- Thank you for your detailed answers to all my questions and for helping get the first few chapters into shape.
Christine- Thank you for your speedy edits and encouragement, and for dealing with all my beta questions.
Michaela- You have the gift of being both an honest and encouraging beta reader, and ‘Thigh Highs’ benefited so much for your help. I’m so glad we got to work together.
I am also bestowing endless gratitude and limitless bouquets of imaginary flowers to all the bloggers and ARC readers who have supported ‘Thigh Highs’ and my writing in general so far. I’m still so amazed by the sense of community in the indie romance world, and I stand by my statement that it is due to people like you. I don’t think I can properly explain what your help means to me, but I hope you know that I honestly couldn’t do any of this without you. Keep being awesome.
And of course, to Hamster Feet. You love me when I’m freaking out over bad things and when I’m freaking out over good ones. There’s no one else I’d rather have with me in either situation.
Once again, THANK YOU to you all!
Don't miss any of the satin, lace, or punches to the face. There's a copy of 'Thigh Highs' waiting for you here.