Authorversary... Author Birthday... Bookiversary...
Call it whatever you'd like, but April is the birthday of Lea Barrymire. :D I was born in 2012 with the first released book I ever had, Maggie's Abduction, through Siren Bookstrand.
I can still remember the instant tears I had with my first acceptance letter after sending Maggie and Cain off to more publishers than I count (not really... I can count pretty high, but it was a lot!) I pulled my husband to the computer and made him read it to verify I'd really gotten an acceptance for a story. I read it to my mom over the phone. I was on a high for weeks over a simple email.
That email was a defining day in my life. The day I became a real life author of erotic romance. The first time someone found my work worthy to be published.
It's been a wild rollercoaster of many, many ups and a few crashes. Writing has taken on a life of its own in my life and I wouldn't have it any other way. I've loved every single moment of it. Including the downs, because without them I wouldn't be the person I am.
To celebrate this momentous occasion and to hopefully force my hand to finish another book or two, I'm bringing you all along with me throughout the month of April. I'll be discounting books, posting snippets from upcoming stories, asking questions and just partying.
Pull on your big girl panties, grab a wine glass and a bottle of your favorite... we're in for some fun!