October 2017 Newsletter
Fall is here and I’m thankful for a change of season. The last few months have been challenging personally and professionally.
Living in Orlando, my husband and I lived through Hurricane Irma. We were fortunate not to suffer any damage to our home other than losing power for 36 hours, but a lot of people in Texas, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean islands have fared much worse. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those who have and are continuing to deal with the destruction left in Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria’s wake.
Professionally on the author front, most of you heard a few months ago that Harlequin will be closing the Kimani line geared to African American romance after December 2018. This was devastating news to receive because this line started nearly 3 decades ago and let the publishing world know that African Americans did read and there was a market for us. I did not respond because I needed time to process and figure out my next move.
I stand with my fellow Kimani authors that the closing of this line will not stop us from having our voices heard. I will continue to self-publish as I have been the last 6 years on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Ibooks and Smashwords and give you the heart-stopping romances you’ve come to expect from me. In addition, I will continue to be a hybrid author and stay in traditional publishing as well. I’m pleased to announce that I’m finalizing a four-book deal to stay with Harlequin and write for their Desire line. Many of you should be familiar with the Desire line as Brenda Jackson also writes for this line. I hope you will support me in my next venture as you always have.
SECRETS OF THE A-LIST is an exciting, sexy and mysterious 12-episode serial that I worked on with (11) other Harlequin authors has been released. Kimani authors such as myself, Donna Hill and Reese Ryan contributed and wrote episodes. Episode 1 debuted on September 1st. If you haven’t started reading check it out, you might be pleasantly surprised to find yourself hooked just as I was when presented with the storyline. My Episode #7 debuts October 15th. Download your copy today! http://bit.ly/2wBbLW4
TAMING HER BILLIONAIRE, the conclusion of Knights of Los Angeles series that began with Taming Her Tycoon will be released November 1st. Pre-order your copy today: http://bit.ly/tamebil
In honor of Taming Her Billionaire’s release you can expect another contest. Visit my website for more details and your chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card!
My final Kimani Romance HIS SAN DIEGO SWEETHEART‘s release date has been bumped up to March 1, 2018. I’m hoping you continue to purchase these final books as every sale affects my future endeavors in the publishing world. Pre-Order your copy today: http://amzn.to/2w9EOis
Finally, I’m in the process of writing the last book in the Hart sisters’ spinoff. Beautiful news anchor Jada Hart will meet her match in handsome millionaire Shane McKnight. Captivated Hearts will be the final book in my self-published Hart series and will come your way early 2018. From there, I’m super excited to be working on my next self-publishing effort. Thanks to my husband, a retired veteran’s knowledge, it’ll be a new military romance series in 2018 focusing on the Mitchell family.
Thank you so much for your continued support of me.
All the Best,
Yahrah St. John