However a few things happened while I was away. First up, a five-star review for Empire: Dawn Rising from JERR, who gave the first Empire book a Gold Star Award.
Dawn Rising: Empire 4 is a truly imaginative and wonderful way to end an empire! I’ve enjoyed this entire series, not only for the great story but the amazing characters, the methodical way the puzzle pieces went together until their stories were revealed and all the incredible ménage sex scenes along the way. Dawn Rising is my favorite book of the series, mostly because it finally is Edward’s story.
I admit I really looked forward to writing Edward's story. He kind of lurked his way into my subconscious as a character I hadn't even intended to write in, and became one of the most complex and dark characters I've written (No, Striker in the Realms books doesn't count. He's dark, but he's not very complex: he's just insane).
Then Dawn Rising was also nominated for Paranormal Book of the Year by Love Romances Cafe. I'm pretty chuffed to be on this list, since the name right above mine is Sherrilyn Kenyon, and she's like a proper author and everything.
Also, the wonderful cover for Dawn Rising was nominated for Best Cover. Congratulations to Sahara Kelly, who created it!
Also in the Awards category, I'm really pleased to pass on the news that two of my lovely chaptermates from the Cambridge chapter of the RNA have been shortlisted for the Love Story of the Year Award. This will be announced March 16th at the very glitzy Awards Luncheon in Kensington. Congratulations to Jan Jones and Louise Allen! The only problem now is that they can't both win...