Can you hear my spurs jingling? I've just heard from my editor. She has finished the first round of reviews to the sequel AND the feedback is positive. I can't wait to get back to work on the manuscript so I can get it into reader's hands this year. In celebration of this next step in the editing process, I thought I would reveal the title to the second book in the In the Reins series. Are you ready for the sequel title reveal? I can't wait!
VIDEO: A Spur Jingling Title Reveal
I am SO excited to share the name of my next book with you in this fun little video clip! Cowboy McKennon Kelly comes from the part of me that is in love with love. My heart was a flutter as I created him. I am proud of McKennon Kelly. I hope he sparks a smile across readers’ lips as they turn the next pages of the In The Reins. series. The title of the second book is a reflection of where McKennon is now and will give you a sense of what he is going through in the sequel. Happy viewing!
I never know what I am going to call my books until the story tells me what it wants the title to be. I didn't name In the Reins until the moment those three words left my fingertips toward the end of the novel and so it was the same with the sequel. When I typed the two words you just saw in the reveal video, I instantly knew what the title to the sequel would be. So what do you think of the title? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
Soooo ... What's Next?
My spurs are jingling to bring you what happens next for McKennon and Devon! Here is what I can tell you about the next book in the In the Reins series:
I have a lot of fun things planned for readers while they are waiting for the next book. Here's what you can look forward to ...
Book Cover Reveal
It is so close! The book cover to the sequel is so cowgirlious! I'm totally in love with the early versions, but the cover is still being tweaked by my designer. I think what we are coming up with perfectly depicts McKennon’s journey in the second book.
The sequel cover has a similar feel to In the Reins. I want to ensure that the characters live in the minds of readers so I’ve been careful to not intrude on how the characters might look in a reader’s imagination. This is the reason why I decided to have the horse and rider on the front cover of In the Reins silhouetted. You'll see that when the sequel cover is revealed I don't give away what the character's might look like to me so they can continue to look the way you've imagined them to look.
Of course, there will be a horse on the cover and I anticipate that I will be sharing the cover design with you very soon.
New Character Introductions
I'll be introducing you to NEW characters. You may be familiar with my "Meet the Characters" video series. As I prepare to publish the sequel, I'll be bringing you more short video intros on the newest additions to my cast of characters.
The Sequel Book Trailer
I've been chomping at the bit to use the footage from the sequel video shoot. I have so much fun putting together these little mini-movies for the book series. It's going to be a spur jingler and I can't wait to share it with you!
In Case You Missed it!
My cowgirl heart skipped a beat when I learned that In the Reins is a recommended honeymoon read in the Wedding Issue of Horse & Style Magazine! And the sequel is mentioned as a book to look for in 2017, too. I feel so blessed!
About In the Reins
In the Reins, a novel inspired by the equestrian lifestyle, has been an Amazon best seller for more than 10 weeks, is an EQUUS Film Festival Literary Award Winner for Best Western Fiction and has earned two Feathered Quill Book Awards in the Romance and Adult Book featuring Animals categories. The book is available now in Paperback and eBook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.
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