Covers for the next two should be appearing soon, so I’ll be on the lookout for them. I believe the cover for Night Moves is in the works as well – my editor mentioned seeing a draft right after the New Year, which is something fun to look forward to. It always feels so real once there’s a cool cover to go with the book you’ve been slaving over for what feels like forever.
Beyond Christmas shopping and Christmas decorating and trying to write the book that will not write itself (the aforementioned Night Moves and dude, Kell SO owes me for this one), plus copy edits for In the Air Tonight, things are crazy here. Must get back to the writing marathon while Zoo has the children under control…
So I got the phone call last night from my agent and my editor that HOLD ON TIGHT hit the New York Times Bestseller List at #22!!!!!
I still can’t really believe it. I mean, last night, I was hyperventilating and in a general state of, well, stunned. Like, really and truly and I’m so absolutely thrilled and thankful and grateful to all the people who bought the books and talked them up and blogged them. You guys are awesome!
Even better, I get to share the thrill with Larissa Ione – we released the same day and her book, Ecstacy Unveiled, hit the New York Times at #23 and the USA Today Bestseller List at #58 (she’s hit both lists before and she just keeps climbing higher – I’m so proud of her!)
Larissa and I have done a lot together – I mean, we write together as Sydney Croft. But it’s more than that – we sold our own first project within three days of one another. She hit the Times with her third single title. I hit it with mine. And we’re right next to each other. And we have purple covers. So it’s really strange and really cool at the same time.
Zoo had a work dinner last night – when he came home, he said, you’d have thought I hit the list – everyone was buying me shots and drinks and stuff!
For the record, I had a brownie for dinner. I know – I’m actually pretty happy about that. Chocolate for dinner – who can complain?
Today, I’ll be trying to keep my mind on my revisions – and you can read my interview over at the Black Raven Cafe – stop on by and say hello and you’re eligible for a backlist giveaway!
It’s here! Book 3 in my Navy SEAL trilogy, HOLD ON TIGHT, hits shelves today!
*edited to add* Pearl, from Pearl’s World of Romance. has an awesome review of HOLD ON TIGHT up on her blog – she gives it a perfect 10! WOOT! One of my favorite lines (okay, I love the WHOLE review but I had to give you a sneak peek here) was this: “The combination of strength and vulnerability in all the main characters is written so perfectly that I am still in awe.”
HOLD ON TIGHT is Chris’s book. His relationship with Jamie started in TOO HOT TO HOLD, and, as their story continues and there are some surprises in store for both of them.
They were caught in the crossfire between danger and desire…
HE’S A NAVY SEAL SUSPECTED OF MURDER…SHE’S HIS LOVER, AND THE CHIEF INVESTIGATOR
Chris Waldron, an elite U.S. Navy SEAL, is used to getting out of tight spots. But all his years of training can’t prepare him for the crisis he now faces. When a mission to rescue a kidnapped ambassador and his wife goes tragically awry, an FBI hostage negotiator is killed and Chris finds himself at the center of the ensuing investigation. Leading the charge is the blistering hot special agent and onetime lover who has re-ignited their mutual attraction.
Jamie Michaels is determined to keep things professional with Chris Waldron this time. But seeing him bruised and battered in that hospital bed has rekindled all those feelings she thought she’d left behind during their brief, passionate encounter in Africa. Now Jamie must keep her craving for danger at bay as she spearheads a search for the truth that just may blow Chris’s career to bits—and put them both in the crosshairs of an unseen enemy.
Today, you’ll be able to find Chris’s soundtrack, glossary terms specific to his book and a character list up on my site. I’ve got all of that for all three books now, plus maps and other extras, so feel free to look around and get lost in the site for a while.
Today and tomorrow, you can find Chris and Lore interviewing one another over with Greta and Lillie at I Don’t Want To Wait. Stop on over, join the fun and leave a comment to be eligible for the giveaway! Because, in case you didn’t know, HOLD ON TIGHT and ECSTASY UNVEILED release on the same day – which is next Tuesday.
Tomorrow night (Friday,Jan 22nd – 8PM EST) Larissa and I will also be chatting at LIST – about Nick and Chris and Lore and SEALs and Demons and everything in between. Come on by (registration for the forum’s quick and painless) and have fun at the chat!
I’ve been holed up in the house (well, that’s nothing new) with a sick husband. That’s like, the most un-fun thing ever, because sick man = someone send help please. But thanks to Z-packs, he’s much better and should be going to work tomorrow so that way I can get back to work.
I’m so turned around anyway, thanks to the holiday on Monday. So I’m like a day behind in my mind and my watch is giving tomorrow’s date, so I’m not sure if I’m coming or going. Seems like a good time to huddle in and continue reading StarDoc. I’ve never read this series and Lynn pulled me in immediately. Loving it.
So today I’m guest blogging over with Michelle Buonofiglio and the fabulous Bellas over at Romance B(u)y the Book, so stop by and say hello!
Oh, and I kept meaning to share this here – Yvette, a bud from the Writeminded loop let me know via Facebook that last week, she and her husband were in Walmart and she saw two women fighting over the last copy of Too Hot To Hold! She said they were arguing and pulling at the book and all I kept thinking was, dude, if they’d gotten into a fistfight and the cops got called, I could’ve gotten some awesome publicity. I mean, the headlines alone – WOMEN ARRESTED FIGHTING OVER STEPHANIE TYLER’S BOOKS!
Oh well, maybe someday. What? I can dream can’t I?
Also, Sue Grimshaw’s got her January book recs video up and she mentions two names that you might be familiar with (HINT – they are Navy SEALs and their books are out now!): Sue’s Must Reads | Borders Media.
New York Times Bestselling author Stephanie Tyler writes what she loves to read — romantic suspense novels starring military heroes and paranormal romance novels novels starring warrior heroes, all complete with happy endings. Her alter-ego is SE Jakes and she also co-writes as Sydney Croft. She lives in New York with her husband, her kids and her crazy Weimaraner, Gus.