Message from the Author:

So we've come to the end of another book. Holy cow. I literally JUST finished it about 30 seconds ago and uploaded it, so I'm not even sure how I feel. Relieved, I think. This book was difficult for me to write. I needed to reveal a lot while keeping a lot under wraps, and all in all, it was just tiring. Not tiresome... but tiring.

I'm super proud of this book. I did some super sleuthing, and I discovered that I updated Chapter I of this book on May 28, 2009. (The prologue was updated in October 2008... but that was so that you could all have the chance to add the story to alerts if you wanted, so that one day when I updated out of the blue, you would remember me and come back. This will probably happen again.) Anyway, the first actual chapter was updated May 28, 2009. So almost three years ago to the date.

I went through A LOT of changes through those three years. I entered (and ended) a relationship. I became more confident in myself as a person and, in relation to that, as a writer. I grew up too much for my liking. I graduated college with amazing grades which made me wonder if I didn't have enough fun. I started a job. It's not a career, but it is a job. I have a wonderful boy who inspires me to write wonderful happy things about love... and instead I write horrible, heart-wrenching tales of loss and misery. And even then, he helps me. I have fantastic friends who support me and my writing, (I even have an editor/beta reader!) and even though we're all spread apart now (thanks to our diaspora after college...) we're all close. And I have this feeling that things might actually work out for me.

I guess what I'm trying to say is... I'm so different than the girl who started Promise three years ago, and ENTIRELY different than the one who wrote Chosen in June 2007. But I am still 100% committed to telling Aeleisa's story... which is super surprising considering my track record of sticking with stories.

I've already started seriously plotting out the next book, even though it's been forming steadily in my head for the last year and a half or so. Again, what will happen in this situation is this: I will update the prologue of book three in about a month, so that you can story alert it (optional), shower it with adoring praise (required), and also send me presents (obviously, also required.)

Thank you so much for being patient with me over these three years. I know there were times when I left you hanging with a terrible cliff hanger for months on end. Three years is a long time to stick with anything, so thank you a thousand times for continuing to read and review my stories, and for having faith in me as an author. That means the world to me.

So, in the wise words of Roane Deilliad...

I can only pray that we will meet again. And when we do, I will most undoubtedly trip over myself in trying to keep up with you, as I have been doing for the past six months. I doubt much will change in that respect. Until we meet again...

Love always,