Awaken the Darkness hit the USA Today Bestseller List! Woohoo!! Many heartfelt thanks go out to all of the readers who put it there! Thank you so much, everyone who picked up a copy. I could not be more thrilled by your responses to Stanislav and Susan. I've been hearing from readers who tell me they've already reread it or listened to it three or four times. And I have to say: That is one of the most awesome things an author can hear. :-)
I've been busily putting together prize winner packages. I held quite a few giveaways in the weeks leading up to the release, some of which continued thereafter. I used so much tape on them. LOL. I always do in an attempt to ensure they'll reach their destinations intact. So if the winners have a little difficulty opening them—sorry about that. :-)
Congratulations to the Awaken the Darkness Pre-Order Giveaway winners:
Barbara W.All three prizes have been sent. And thank you again, everyone who pre-ordered Awaken the Darkness!
Shelly P.These prizes have also been sent.
And congratulations to the winner of the Awaken the Darkness Release Week Giveaway I held on Facebook:
Louise P.This package is also on its way. :-)
I hope everyone will enjoy their goodies. I admit I particularly like the pillows. *whispers* There's one on my sofa right now. ;-)
He started to ease around her. "Stay here."
She grabbed his arm. "No way. I'm coming with you."
He looked as though he wanted to protest but thought better of it and nodded. "When we find him, use your gift to let me hear his thoughts."
"I don't know how to do that. I mean, I can listen to them myself. But I don't know how to let you hear them, too."
He patted her hand where it rested on his arm. "Just hold on to me. You're broadcasting pretty loudly right now. So I'll hear whatever you hear when you peek into his mind."
Really? That was so cool.
His lips twitched.
She grinned. "I am broadcasting loudly, aren't I?"
Her nerves jangled as she looked toward the van.
Stanislav leaned down and pressed a kiss to her hair. "Don't be afraid. I won't let anyone hurt you."
Susan nodded, her heart stuttering a bit. She liked the feel of his hand on hers. His lips touching her hair. The casual gestures of affection. It made her feel like a teenager in the grips of a first crush.
Glancing down at her, he smiled.
"Damn it," she hissed. "I just broadcast that, didn't I?"
"Well, forget you heard it."
He returned his attention to the van. "Not likely." Palming a knife, he shifted his hand to keep the weapon out of sight and strode forward.Have a wonderful weekend!