Something Like Summer was published one year ago today, and man, what a year it has been! Over a hundred positive reviews on Amazon, book of the month on many wonderful sites, a movie deal, and now a sequel! The winners of the M/M Romance Member’s Choice Awards were revealed last night, and Something Like Summer did especially well in one particular category, placing first in Best Story that Should/Must have a Sequel. I said this was the best way to make your voice heard and yes, you lovely people, I have listened. As soon as work on my current project is wrapped up, I’ll get started on writing another book featuring Ben and Tim. Something Like Summer will have its sequel, a companion novel that explores Tim’s complete story. Love him or hate him, Tim has one wild tale to tell, and along the way many moments he shared with Ben will be revealed for the first time.
As for birthday presents, in addition to the award for most desired sequel, Something Like Summer also won for Best Young Adult Characters and scored another award for Best Cover. Go Andreas! Crashing the party, Hell’s Pawn won awards for Best World Created and Most Surprising/Unique Plot Device. Along with the total of eight nominations, my little gang of books are really feeling the love. I have all of you to thank for that. Come give me a hug! 2011 was an incredible year, and I promise to work my hardest to make 2012 just as exciting.