Bailey Ardisone
Happy weekend! I have several things to share with everyone. I want to first start off by saying THANK YOU so very much to everyone who has downloaded and shared Sweet Oblivion! It made Amazon Best Sellers list while at 99¢ a few months ago, which of course I was happy about, and then once it went free it continued to do well! The highest rank while free was #243 overall, #1 in Science Fiction, #8 in Fantasy, and #8 in Paranormal. I couldn't be more thrilled with these numbers!! So thank you from the bottom of my heart! I will be keeping Sweet Oblivion free for a very long time, maybe even forever! =) I had been trying to get it free on Amazon for seven months, and then once Sweet Escape went live, it finally happened. Yay!

Next, a big thing I wanted to announce is that my sister is unable to continue writing with me, which I believe started back in March. At that point, Sweet Escape was less than half-way done, but as you all know, I was able to finish it. Don't worry, I also did the same thing with Sweet Oblivion when my sister was unable to help with the writing, and we were around less than half-way through then too as well. What I am saying is, if you are worried about the series, don't be! I have no problems writing on my own, and have proven that with finishing Sweet Oblivion and Sweet Escape by myself. If you didn't notice while reading Sweet Oblivion/Sweet Escape, then you shouldn't notice while reading the rest of the series. Naminé came from my head, and although my sister gave her a voice in Sweet Oblivion, I know her and how she should be, which again I think I have proven that in Sweet Escape.

I will be finishing the series on my own, but I want you all to know that you have nothing to worry about. The series will not suffer in the slightest, and I truly believe will come out even better than I had originally anticipated. I put everything I have into Sweet Oblivion and Sweet Escape, and that will never change. I will continue to give all I have into this series and the upcoming books. So please stick with me, and I promise not to let you down. There will be four in total, with the prospect of a novella or two. ;)

Okay...next. The third book of the series is called Sweet Requiem, and my GOAL is to have it released in October - possibly October 24th for Nari's birthday! ;) However, we will see how much I am able to get done by middle of next month. If I feel October is too early, I might push to end of November. So, I will NOT be making an official release date yet, but I wanted to at least give you an idea of what I am trying to do. Then, I am hoping to have the 4th (and final) book out in February (or March) of 2014. I do have the name for this book, but I am holding off on releasing that name until after Sweet Requiem is out. ;) *giggle*

Moving on. Have you heard of Indie Girl Con? It is a new book convention that started earlier this year, and already I feel it is becoming big. I will have an author/signing table there, so I wanted to ask each and every one of you to PLEASE come and see me! I would love to sign your paperbacks, and I will be having VERY special things there, such as maps of East Luïnil, and T-shirts! The dates of the convention are February 21st & 22nd, 2014 AND they will be having an award show!! What makes that exciting is Sweet Oblivion and Sweet Escape will be NOMINATED books! I would absolutely love it if you voted for them once the time comes, and even better if you were there to celebrate with all of us! Here is their website to get more info: http://indiegirlcon.com/

Can't make Indie Girl Con? Well, even if you can, there is a MUST GO TO convention called UtopYA Con that I will also be attending. I went for the first time this past June, and wow. I absolutely loved it, and am counting the days until I get to go again next year. Even Jennifer Armentrout was there, and she was HILARIOUS!! The dates for next year are: June 20th - 22nd, 2014. PLEASE, PLEASE come to this. You will get to meet so many amazing authors, and even get signed paperbacks for really cheap!! It is so much fun, TRUST ME, you just HAVE to come. You can even stay in the hotel that all your favorite authors will be staying at, and then get to hang out with them each night! Here is the website to check it out: http://utopyacon.com/

Okay, what else, what else...Hmmm, I can't remember, so that MIGHT be it. ;) For now. Stay tuned at www.facebook.com/TheSweetSeries for instant updates! Going forward, I am going to do my very best to make more blog posts, but for quick little things I will always post them on that FB page.

Thank you to everyone for all the support!! <3 and hugs!
Bailey Ardisone

Lindsay Paige and Mary Smith are co-authors of The Penalty Kill Trilogy. Their first book, Breakaway is due out on Aug. 15, 2013

About the Authors:

Lindsay Paige and Mary Smith created The Penalty Kill Trilogy through their love of writing and hockey. BREAKAWAY, book one, is set to release August 15, 2013. Stay tuned for more details!

Lindsay Paige is a romance author from North Carolina who has published five books on her own. She is a huge hockey fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins and loves to play tennis. When not writing, Paige is focused on completing college. 

Mary Smith was born in Chicago, Illinois, but currently lives in West Virginia. She is an avid reader, co-founder of Book Nerds Across America, and author of Melting Away the Ice. She goes nowhere without her cell phone or Kindle. Mary loves anything to do with Chicago Blackhawks, Patrick Sharp, and hockey related!!

Lindsay and Mary created The Penalty Kill Trilogy through their love of writing and hockey. Through their late night writing sessions, text messages, and emails, they have created a trilogy following two characters dealing with college, family, friends, and the one sport that connects them all. Even though Lindsay and Mary are fans of different NHL teams, they are still close friends...except when their teams play each other.

About the Book:

Levi Carr is captain of the Roxboro University Lions hockey team. His rival is James Wayne University and their captain, Trevor McCarthy. After an incident in high school and his mother’s death, Levi does whatever he can to make McCarthy’s life a little harder. When leaving the rivaling campus one night, Levi meets one person who can unknowingly help him mess with McCarthy.

My one job in this is to mess with McCarthy’s head and all it has done is mess with mine.

Presley McCarthy lives in the shadow of her twin brother, Trevor. After being separated when their parents divorced, all Presley heard about was Levi Carr being a bully to Trevor. Now in college, Presley is trying to be her own person, but when she meets Levi Carr, it all changes. But will the changes be good or bad?

He is nothing like my brother described. Maybe I’ve been wrong all along.


Stalk Links:

For Lindsay:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lindsay.paige.books

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lindsaypaige11

Website: http://authorlindsaypaige.blogspot.com/

For Mary:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMarySmith

Twitter: https://twitter.com/maryms1980

Website: http://authormarysmith.blogspot.com/

For The Penalty Kill Trilogy:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePenaltyKillTrilogy

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PKtrilogy

Website: http://thepenaltykilltrilogy.blogspot.com/

Levi Carr on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Levi_Carr_10

Presley McCarthy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PresleyMcCarthy

The Cover:





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