Sometimes dreams do come true. When I was a small girl, I had 3 aims in life. I wanted a horse. I wanted a piano. And I wanted to be a writer. I attained all three, but not in the way I always thought I would. The horse was my first love, but the needs of our church and my father’s wisdom decided that the piano would come first. Yes, it was a good decision. I ended up taking piano for 12 years and served my community in countless ways playing for weddings, funerals, church services, etc. I even taught piano to 40 students at a time. The horse came too. A family friend gave him to me and he, Comanche, and I were best friends forever. The writing thing, however, was derailed. While I imagined myself spending my days sitting at a desk with a vase of flowers by my notepad, creating memorable prose – my mother had another idea. She was old-school, you need a career you can count on, she told me a thousand times. Her litany to me was, “Be an accountant, like Lowery Pickard, you’ll always have a job.” I won’t bore you with who Lowery Pickard is, but I can tell you that I became an accountant because I didn’t often buck my parents.
I didn’t realize my dream to be a writer until the day came when I was trying to influence a younger male relative who, I thought, had a wealth of natural talent with the written and spoken word. He didn’t think making a living as an author was possible, but I was determined to show him it could be done. This was about the time that kindle and amazon self-publishing began, and I was one of the first to try this. To say I was blessed is putting it mildly. I actually had been writing. I love a particular kind of book – woman faced by challenges, feels unworthy, finds man who thinks she is perfect just the way she is – and when I couldn’t find one to read, I’d write one. When I uploaded my first book on amazon, I didn’t expect it to sell. Well, lo and behold, it did – now eight years and fifty-something books later, I’m still writing and my young relative is selling real estate.
So, yes, dreams come true.
When I first entertained the thought to have a kindle world, I laughed at myself. Who am I? I am the most country, plainest, most boring, unassuming human being ever! But the idea persisted and when I got the opportunity, I pitched the idea and it flew! Then, came the horror of actually asking authors to participate. I want you to know I was terrified. I am reclusive. I have never done a conference or a book signing, the only contact I have with other authors are those that I have done projects with online. But, in doing those projects like the Six Pack, the 12 Pack, and other projects, I have amassed an association with some of the most amazing authors on the planet. And when I asked them, to my utter shock, many of them said yes. At present, I have 34 or so authors who have agreed to write in my Hell Yeah! World. And I will be eternally grateful to them for it – I owe them, for sure! They have written some amazing books.
Kindle World has approved four release dates so far – the debut launch is August 11th with 11 books. I will also release a Hell Yeah! World Handbook that will tell everything one needs to know about the original canon, plus give insights, funny stories, recipes, and a new McCoy novella. The handbook will also have all of the info and glimpses into the other authors kindle world books. Let me show you a few things:
This is the list of the 11 August 11th release authors and their books:
Randi Alexander – Saddle and a Siren
Cynthia D’Alba – Cadillac Cowboy
Lana Dempsey – The Song of Her Sighs
Desiree Holt – Man of My Heart
Maddie James – Seducing Sarah
Donna Michaels – Her Hell Yeah Cowboy
Lexi Post – Cowboy’s Break
Jodi – Cowboy Kinky
Kandi Silvers – Boardroom Cowboy
Ciana Stone – Until There Was You
Sabrina York – – Gun Shy
Feast your eyes on this trailer:
Now, look at the landing page on my website:
And this is just the first wave of releases!
I’d invite you to party with us at the following Facebook event:
And join us in the Hell Yeah! Reader room for daily news and author interaction.
And while you’re at it – dream a little dream, you never know when it might come true.
Thank you, Delilah, for having me. I can’t wait for you to write your Hell Yeah! Book – and I thank all of our faithful readers for their support.
I love you all,
Hello my friend–can’t believe I never knew you were an accountant.
Can not wait for the Hell Yeah Kindle World to be available. Only one problem……………………I may have to go to the bank and take out a loan in order to be able to buy them. You’ve got a fantastic line up of authors with this first group.
Hope it does really well for you and brings you lots and lots of new readers. 😆