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!
4 Responses
  1. Jenna Roads Says:

    Awesome News! So excited!


  2. Thank you, Jenna!! *hugs* <3


  3. Can't wait to read the next books! ( I'm gonna start Sweet Escape as soon as I can, The first book was beyond perfect! Thank you so much for writing such an amazing story!) And I hope you'll release physical copies one day so I can look at this wonderful series in my shelf :)


  4. Hi Anny! Thank you SO incredibly much for the wonderful comment! That makes me super happy to know that you loved Sweet Oblivion! =) You can actually get paperback copies of Sweet Oblivion and Sweet Escape off of Amazon! Or you can get signed copies here: baileyardisone.bigcartel.com! Yay! Thank you again! <3


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