Soooooo some of you already know this, but a lot of you don't, so I'm going to go ahead and officially announce it:
The rights to Sempre and the forthcoming sequel have been sold to Simon & Schuster!
Okay, okay... enough celebrating. This actually happened months ago but we've been sitting on the details while the kinks were worked out. I know, I know... sooooooo sorry to keep you waiting. I've really been waiting just like you. But I can now tell you that I have a beautiful editor by the name of Kiele Raymond who is hard at work on both books (yes, she's editing BOTH BOOKS).
As for the sequel, it's slated to be released a month later.
YES. DECEMBER. OF 2013. THIS YEAR. IN A FEW MONTHS. WITH PAPERBACKS OF BOTH TO FOLLOW FROM S&S IN EARLY 2014.
Okay, on a serious note... I know some of you will be upset by this news. I get it. I do. This means more waiting. But the end is near! There is a light at the end of this tunnel. The sequel is coming, and from an amazingly awesome publisher I'm honored to be working with. The ebook price will not change, so don't worry, and I'm venturing to guess the paperback will be significantly cheaper than I could ever sell it for myself.
So for now, Sempre is no longer available for sale, but will be back with the sequel in tow ;)
THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT. Seriously. I'm sorry to be all shouty-capping you, but I'm so, so, so very humbled and honored by your love and support of me and this story and Carmine and Haven. They're so near and dear to my heart, my mafia prince and his hummingbird... *sigh*
Oh, right... I have three self-pubbed copies of Sempre I need to get rid of ASAP. I'll sign them for you and throw in some bookmarks. Leave a comment telling me what you'd do for a Klondike bar, and I'll randomly pick three of you (via one of those randomizer sites) and ship the book to wherever you want me to (to you or someone else... I'll throw in a Klondike bar, too, if you insist, but it'll probably melt and fuck up the book during shipping.)
*waits for someone else to clean it up*