For those who are on my Royal Readers Team, I had sent out the beta version of Sun Kisses, then had to turn around and do a "re-call". My editor felt the book needed more tweaking, so I'd asked those who'd already downloaded the original to either read with the understanding that a lot would change, or to wait for the updated version.
Here's What Happened....
In Raining Fools, I'd had two story lines going: Stephen and Bekka's and Haley and Ethans. It worked in Raining Fools because Ethan had such a strong connection to Stephen and Bekka.
So, it was my intention to do that again in Sun Kisses. Unfortunately, Haley and Ethan's story line didn't flow as smoothly with Karen and Kelvin's main story. So, I had to cut it out.
Cutting is always painful, but I feel the book is much stronger now. I'm really grateful for my editor, Kathy. She's a gem.
You might be wondering about Ethan and Haley's story thread? Well, they're still in Sun Kisses, but not as point of view characters this time. I've been struggling with how to tell the next story that kind of wraps up Haley and Ethan's story. (Don't worry, there will be more Madison Creek books, and the Winters will still be stable characters, but the series will branch out to other townsfolk and visitors in upcoming books.)
What I did was take out Haley and Ethan's plot and I'll incorporate it into Winter's End, the next B&B story. There's a few hints about what's going on with them in Sun Kisses, but you'll have to wait until the next installment to learn what's "really" going on.
If you're wondering about the mention of free ARC copies going to my special readers' group, you are all welcome to come join the fun. Slip over to the Royal Readers Page, or click the ARC TEAM tab and fill out the questionnaire and you'll be in. I'll send you a follow up email with a link to our facebook page. If you're not interested in joining us on facebook, don't sweat it. I also send out an email for important information and offers.
Hope to see you there.
Blessings and Peace,
Jackie Castle is an author, artist and dreamer. She lives in Texas with her husband, two grown children and her dog, Banjo. She looks for the extraordinary in the ordinary in everything she experiences.
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