Thank you all for the squeals of excitement about the new series that will kick off with Ben and Fran as adults. I originally pitched the line to Kate, one of my editors, as a YA series, but as soon as I hit send on the e-mail, doubts started nagging at me. Was the YA market really the best choice for this series? Did I want to limit myself by excluding adult relationships from the storylines? And what about my adult readers--would they be happy to venture into a new side to the Otherworld in a setting that was very light on romantic shenanigans?
The doubts continued to increase until I couldn't stand it any longer, and told my agent to call up Ms. Kate and tell her that I had a change of heart and wanted the series to be part of the adult books instead. Immediately, I felt as if a dark cloud had been yanked from my life. My muse was happier. My agent was happier. And luckily, the publisher at NAL was happier with the idea of adult books, as well. And now I can relax and start writing the next vamp book while my Darling Agent Michelle and the fine folks in the Penguin Putnam contracts department hash out all those itty bitty little details that I am delighted to not have to deal with.
Enough of all that bookish talk. It's hump day, and that means we must have a question. To wit: what's your favorite scent (or blend of scents)?