This week you can trot into your local bookstore and put your hands on the bright and shiny copy of The Girl in 6E, my erotic thriller. I made the inaugural trip, putting on *gasp* makeup, changing out of my pjs, and loading up the family, the three mile drive to Barnes and Noble incredibly exciting as I waited with bated breath for an inappropriate grope of my wicked baby.
My wicked baby. That’s what I’ve always called her. Originally self-published in 2013, readers flipped over the story of Deanna, a 21-year-old recluse, who hasn’t left her apartment in three years due to her inner battle with homicidal tendencies. So what does she do all day? Well, that’s when the story gets interesting… and sexual. Deanna works online, as a webcam model, a position that allows her inside the minds and secret fantasies of strangers. This novel dives into the sexual secrets of our men, and the world inside Deanna’s twisted mind.
I’ve gotten distracted. Readers flipped out, reviews started pouring in, and then the fabulous Sophie Jordan (NYT Bestselling Author) called my agent and convinced her that this book needed to go to market ASAP. So we talked it over, and agreed to give it a shot. Girl in 6E ended up going, at auction, to Redhook (Orbit/Hachette Book Group). To say I could not be happier with her new home is putting it mildly. They took 6E under their wing, put me in the fabulous hands of Susan Barnes, my editor, and we ripped 6E’s world open, adding over 100 pages of content to beef up and reinvent this deliciously naughty novel.
Now, almost a year later, its hardcover edition graces bookshelves in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Slovenia and Chechnya. I am so proud of her journey, and can’t wait for you all to experience the sequel, which is going through editing now and will pub April 2015.