Thursday, June 23, 2011

I'm Alive!!!!:D

*taps microphone*

Hello? Hello? Is anyone still here? Is anyone still bothering to follow me?

Yes? A few of you? Yay!

Sorry for the extremely long bout of radio silence. Book release season just seems to get crazier and crazier! And for my solo tour I traveled with my infant daughter so any free time I might have had, well, she eated it.:D

I have been so SO extremely excited with everyone's reaction to ILLUSIONS. It is a really special book to me and it's been fun to see fans embrace it too. It came out and managed to get a spot on the very competitive series New York Times Bestsellers list soa belated thank you for that! And for every single fan, new and old, who came out to any of my events, thank you, thank you, thank you. You guys are the ones who make these tours possible! I am so very grateful to every one of you who have helped to make this series such a success. One more book and I promise I'll stop torturing you.

Of course, I have a new series I'm working on that will be just as torturous, bwahahahaha!!!

*Ahem*

Ready for randomness???

*So I left for six days for the Dark Days of Supernatural tour on June 9 and when I came back it was seriously summer in Phoenix! I now have a warm pool, a rather nice tan, and have to go on much shorter runs in the morning lest I die of heatstroke. And you know what? I still love living here. Desert Rat to the end, I guess.

*My baby got her first tooth yesterday! The event was memorialized by her waking up about four times during the night before.

*We have long-term houseguests! A friend of the family is doing an internship down here and he and his wife and son are staying with us. He plays games with my husband, she cleans my mirrors and does dishes, and their son entertains my hurricane child. WIN!

*I am finishing up line edits on Wings4 and OMG ya'all, not to toot my own horn or anything, but man this is a good ending!! (Okay, I guess that totally comes under tooting my own horn.) Nevertheless, I am so stoked for this book!!!

*I am also starting work on my next series. I spoke with my agent about the first several chapters today and she told me the angst and longing are working. Whoo-hoo!!!

*I need more sleep.

Ciao!

34 comments:

Jena said...

Glad you're home! Cannot WAIT for Wings4 <333 and so excited about a new series from you!! :)

Jennifer A said...

It was so great to meet you and the other authors at the Dark Days tour! What an awesome group of ladies you all were (I was at the Portland stop).

From the few lines I've read on twitter, book four sounds fab! I;m a new fan, so I've only read Wings, but I already have books 2 and 3, ready to read!

Aww, I know what it's like having a teething little one. My kiddo is 3, so thank goodness that's over with for now. The teething tablets worked great for us!

A new series sounds awesome! Can't wait to hear what it's all about!

Amanda said...

I don't know how you do it!
I love devouring your books and to think you did that on top of being a great mom!
Sydney now has 2 teeth :) I know the feeling!

mrs.byles728 said...

I love your Wings series and cannot wait to read the fourth. Unfortunately, finding the time to devour the new books from all the series I love is becoming harder. I also have an infant daughter (6 months) and she's got her two bottom teeth, but all of them are trying to pop out at once.
Some days the teething situation is better than others. I love putting cold fruit in the sasse mesh teether. It's kind of messy but it helps and she loves eating fresh yummy fruit on her own.
Good luck from one mom to another, and keep writing those great stories that keep me sleep deprived. =)

barmybex said...

Can't wait for Wings 4, I love the series and am desperate for more. :D
Intrigued by new series too.
Wish I could have met you on the tour, will have to hope you come to the UK soon. :)

Mundie Moms said...

YAY for awesome news on book 4! It was so much fun seeing you in Austin for tour and my jeans look good as new. HAHA Have a wonderful summer!

Prospéryne said...

baby, please, let mom sleep, we want her books! :P

sari said...

Just finished Illusions the other day - your writing has really gotten better and better with each book! The suspense is terrific - I kept thinking "oh, I'm just going to read a chapter here and there" but then I'd get to the end of a chapter and of course have to find out what happened next.

I've really got to say I hope that you're setting it all up for Laurel and Tamani to be together. Is it wrong to say that? I hope not. No offense, David, but it's just meant to be.

Tonya said...

Hi there! I'm an aspiring YA author/mom & just wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed your books! I haven't gotten my hands on Illusions yet, but will soon. I hand all my books around to all the tween/teen girls I know & you now have several more fans! : ) Congrats on the reception of your series!

Sarah said...

So glad to hear you're working on another series! Keep it coming!

Anita said...

Nice... I still have yet to finish reading Illusions and you are already working your way through the next one :)

I have a question to ask you if it is alright....

I am currently writing a novel and I am tossing and turning as to whether or not I should publish it. How long did it take you to decide whether or not to publish your novel?

Anonymous said...

Love....!!! this series! But laurel needs to kick David to the curb! He's so winey! She has to end up with Tamani! He's so... much better for her. I was getting pretty mad about her being with David and i almost stopped reading the book because i was so sick of him, but alas! ahe broke up with him! I had to let out a scream of FINALLY!Can't wait for the next book!

Anonymous said...

Me and my friends LOVE your books. we have read all of them so far and can barely contain our excitement for the next book. I read wings within 1 day spells in 1 and a half days and illusions in 1 day. I could never put them down. Me and my friends hope the series will never end because they are the best books we have ever read. We were so lucky to have you come to our school and talk to us about your books and I actually got wings and spells signed by you. I cherish these books and have re-read them many times and hope you will keep writing. :) AMAZING BOOKS!

Tianna said...

Awesome! You're working on a new series? I can't wait! I know what you mean with the heat!

Sara said...

Hi, I just finished reading illusion in 2 days, and I'm in love with Wings series, I wait for the next and I hope that it will not be too long. (excuse my english, because I'm from Montreal in Canada and I speak french). I heard that Wings will become a movie and that Laurel will be interpreted by Miley Cyrus. I'm very sad about that, i think that she doesn't represented Laurel, Laurel is blond, pale whit pale eyes and Miley is not like that. I found that this breake the illusion that we have of Laurel. I want to know if this project is start. If it's not, are tehre auditions? Your books are incredible, It will be disappointing if the movie is not good like the book. Anyways, bravo for your masterpiece. Your books are the best that I read of all my life.

Munoz Monkies said...

I hope you know that a good ending means Tamani gets the girl? Because I am sending all that good vibes your way so we are on the same page...

Munoz Monkies said...

OMG I just read the comment thread and I haven't read illusions yet. Ugh,what a spoiler....! I wish there were a spoiler alert on these things.

Lori Ann Stephens said...

Hi Aprilynne! It was great to meet you in Austin and have drinks with the tour goddesses at the Omni. I'm late to your game, and have just now settled down to read Wings and Illusions. Can't wait. Have fun soaking up the sun and chasing after the kiddos with sunscreen.

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

I'm just barely reading Spells. LOVE it so far. Great job. Can't wait to read the third. Missed you at Storymakers.

ddigglersvixen said...

When is wings4 scheduled to come out I cant seem to find out and I am dying I just read the last 3 books in less than a week, I need to know what happens!!!

Brandi said...

I forget how I came upon Wings, maybe a free download on my kindle? Anyway...absolutely got caught up in the love triangle. I want to just jump in the story and get a taste of Tam myself! Anywho. Awesome stories! Can't wait for book 4 and the end of such a wonderful story! Looking forward to your next series.

Big waves from Tucson.

Anonymous said...

I can not belive u would let her break up with David and let be with tamani he does not even deserve her becuz when he did Noe her shedid not like him that way and now out of no where he comes into her life ALL in saying is that David won her fair and square and info not like where this is going at all and the SHE should stay wiff David and tamani should be with little miss yuki and if she foes not stay with David David should at lest get a new girlfriend!!!!!

Anonymous said...

She souls stay with david all my friends think so and if she stay with tamani I will be very sad

Anonymous said...

DAVID all DAY NO MORE TAMANI

Anonymous said...

I love your books!

Anonymous said...

I just read illusions yesterday and it is my favorite! I couldn't put it down, and I was sad when I finished it :)

Anonymous said...

Loved the books. I didnt know there was a fourth book when I started reading the series. I got close to the end in the third book and was freaking out that it was going to end and some things werent getting closure. By the end of the third i realized this wasnt the end.

Wish I knew about your tour but I also wish next time you would come to Nebraska or Iowa even.


You did an amazing job and good luck on your future endevors.

Anonymous said...

Tamani all the way!! He is her true love and they are perfect for eachother.

Sorry to the David Fans but he is not right for her.

Anonymous said...

Hi ..................um................... Well let's just say I'm speech less! Ha ha ha. Hi I LOVE your books so much I just love how you have now got Tamani's side as well it is really good !! And yes I AM on Tamani's side he is just made for laurel he has every thing ! Ps I CAN NOT wait until book..... I mean wings4 ! Wow I just read illusions and it was AWESOME ! and then guess what I did I read wings, spells and illusions ......... wait for it ......... AGAIN!! Wow big fan alert! Ha by the way is there a chance ........ I know everyone's probably been asking but if you could give a date to when wings4 is going to be out ?? PLEASE? :P

Anonymous said...

is your new series going to be a spin off?

Serena said...

I just finished reading Illusions and I LOVED it! Team Tamani all the way, sorry David xD I can't wait for Wings4!!! When is it coming out?????

Anonymous said...

I really really REALLY hope that laurel ends up with Tam! They are made for each other! David, if he makes it out alive, should go out with Chelsea because Ryan isn't right for her.

nalla said...

Hi, I'm new here but I have read all 3 books and they are excellent!!I do not want to be greedy, but whether you know when it could be published in book 4!? Books are fabulous!!!! <3

bbwex said...

what are the titles for all 4 books? i have read wings spells and illusions am i missing one?