Hello all! Welcome back!
I know, I’ve been very naughty regarding blogs lately, but I do have an excuse. I haven’t been just sitting back on my duff; contrary to popular belief. I have been banging away at the keyboard, pulling forth the much anticipated sequel to The Paramedic: *trumpets blaring* Cast Adrift!
I’d like to thank all of you who have been sending those emails, asking about the book and encouraging me to get it done and out there for you to read. It has gone way beyond its initial planned publication date, for which I humbly apologize, but I honestly feel that once you’ve read it, you’ll agree that it was worth the wait.
To be honest, there have been more deletes, rewrites, plot changes and start overs than I care to admit to, but I believe all of that scrutiny has given birth to a real winner. To date, I’ve read it at least 500 times and I still find myself holding my breath at certain points, waiting for the next giggle, tear or finger nail to bite.
You’ll also find that Cast Adrift bypasses a great many of the steamier love scenes you read in The Paramedic, (although there are quite a few) but I really pressed to keep tight to the plot and worked harder on the twists and turns you’ll find throughout the book…OK, I didn’t take out all the naughty stuff. Don’t get your panties in a twist. And for you medical fetishists, here’s your sign!
Due to the fact that Cast Adrift picks up exactly where The Paramedic left the reader, (hanging by two fingers over a cliff was how one of my readers put it) I am working with the publisher to offer a special price coupon for the purchase of The Paramedic so anyone who hasn’t read it (shame on you!) can do so, then go right into Cast Adrift-not only with the satisfaction that reading a good book gives you, but with a full feel for all the characters and the events that lead up to where Cast Adrift starts.
Of all the books I’ve written, I consider this to be my best. A lot of me, heart and soul, went into writing of this book over the last couple of years and the incentive and opening for the third book in the series has also appeared on my horizon. I can promise you that it won’t be nearly as long between Cast Adrift and book three as it was between The Paramedic and Cast Adrift. I’ll have more information within the next couple of weeks as we get nearer to Cast Adrift’s publication date that I’ll share here and on my website, so stay tuned.
I would be remiss if I didn’t give a special thank you to my muse, Brenda. Her addiction to Sudoku puzzles and Face Book has allowed me untold Sundays, all day, to write in peace with her support and encouragement. Thank you, Bella Donna.
And I do thank her in the book, but I’d also like to publically thank my sister, Michelle Greenleaf, for the cover photo for Cast Adrift. I humbly admit to being the most talented among my siblings, but Michelle is a savant’ with a camera and does some beautiful work. You can see more of her work here: Michelle Greenleaf. Thanks, Shell!
It’s short and sweet this week because I’ve got to get back on the ball, insuring that our early October publication date comes to fruition. I will post a few excerpts from the book in the coming weeks to whet your appetite.
In the meantime, check out the short stories and information on all my books on my website: bgreenleaf.com
Until next time, I wish you peace, love and happiness throughout all your days.