As I sit here at the computer to type this post I'm wondering what all the CRAFTIE Ladies are doing while at ACFW. I will miss seeing you all. But alas I'm home working on my next proposal for LI.
Okay, onto Cash and Serena. If you haven't read Cradle of Secrets, my November 2007 Love Inspired Suspense, then you won't have a clue what I'm going to talk about. (It's still available online though, so please check that out at Amazon.com.) Hardly a week goes by that I don't get an email or two from readers who want to know whether I've written a book about Cash and Serena. And every time I get one of those letters my shoulder's sag. You see, I fully intended on making Cradle of Secrets a 3 book series. Cradle of Secrets laid the groundwork for the series and Her Only Protector was the follow up story that dealt with the rescue of baby Ellie. The last story, Cash and Serena, was always meant to be the most romantic and the wrap up of the taking down of the Aztec Corporation.
I'd submitted the first few chapters and a synopsis of the entire story. Unfortunately, Steeple Hill decided to pass on the story for a couple of reasons. For one, Cash and Serena are already married and Steeple Hill is not currently publishing heroes and heroines who are already married. Trust me when I tell you that I was as crushed as all of my readers who email me. I've had many of you ask (okay, beg) me to send you at least Cash's rescue. I'm tempted. And maybe I will put together a short version of the rescue to send off in a newsletter. If you're one of the readers who is wondering what happened to Cash and Serena and still need to find out, send your email address to LisaMondello@aol.com. I'm collecting addresses so we can all finally get closure.
Many blessings, Lisa Mondello
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