How do you describe the indescribable? That’s pretty much how I feel about how this week has gone. I knew when I was asked to join the Love, Loyalty, and Mayhem Anthology that there was something different about this group of women. Something special. The potential to do great things clear from day one. Potential that now only ten days post release has far exceeded any of our wishful dreams and near impossible realities.
I’m sure if you following on any of my social media platform you’ve seen the news, but I can’t help myself from shouting about it again. Not only did LLM hit USA Today’s Bestseller list, #28 I might add, but it also made #10 on Wall Street Journal’s list as well.
Writing those words now associated with my name seem surreal. I never thought in a million years that I would be able to claim two titles. Let alone one, and for the same book.
This means so much more than I could ever explain. After a tough year of self-doubt, stress, medical issues, and battles with my disappearing muse, I can feel myself falling back in love with writing. It’s like the veil of darkness that has been shrouding me since the end of last year is finally being lifted. And that is in part due to the response of Love, Loyalty, and Mayhem. Seeing how the twenty of us worked perfectly and harmoniously to make this anthology happen gives me hope about the future. We accomplished so much together that these amazing women are no longer just friends within the author community. They are a part of my extended family.
Just like every single person who purchased, shared, reviewed, commented, etc for our book baby. Without you, achieving these goals would have been impossible. Without you, our charity couldn’t be benefiting for our donation. I can’t say officially how much that will be yet as we are still waiting for numbers to come in, but it’s an amount that can bring great hope to those who face bullying on a daily basis.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. From all of our hearts for giving us this opportunity to help others.
Avelyn Paige is an Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY bestselling Motorcycle Romance author.