Saturday, May 17, 2014

What's Up with Diversion?

You may have noticed that Diversion is currently out of publication. Don't worry, the second edition is on the way, and the goal is a June republishing. What's taking so long, you ask?

First, I'd like to have the book ready to go and plan out a blog hop, for not only Diversion, but the entire series. Volume 4 in the series, Manipulation, will be releasing later this year, followed by volume 5, Redemption.

Secondly, I'm trying for the perfect cover image to represent the story. I've already secured the services of one of the greatest cover artists out there, but the model pics I provided didn't capture the true essence of Lucky Lucklighter, the main character. The model is a dear friend. We discussed the story more in depth, and Lucky's personality at length. My friend said, "I know just what to do!" Soon I hope to have new images and proceed with the cover.

Stay tuned for more information. And for those of you who've looked for Diversion in vain, I wholeheartedly apologize, and hope to have the book back out there soon. The story isn't changing drastically, I merely polished the wording with all I've learned as an author since I originally wrote the manuscript.

Oh! And while I'm posting news about the series, I'll share something I've been keeping to myself for fear of jinxing the projects: a publishing company in Japan contacted me wanting the rights to translate and publish Diversion in Japanese. I couldn't believe it! How did they find my book? And they thought it would be perfect for their readers! I researched the company and found out they are one of the oldest and best established in Japan. I was over the moon...

...and then...

A French company contacted me. Seems they liked Diversion, too, and want the whole series, including the future books! I'm stunned. I'm not one of the well-known writers in the genre, and this opportunity has blown me away. 

I've signed contracts with both publishers. I don't have a date yet for French publications, as they're waiting on my resolution to my cover issues, but the Japanese version is slated for January, 2015 release. The book will contain illustrations. I can't wait to see them!

Happy dance with me!

I'll leave you with the new blurb for Diversion:

There are good guys, bad guys, and then there's Lucky.

Former drug trafficker Richmond "Lucky" Lucklighter flaunts his past like a badge of honor. He speaks his mind. doesn’t play nice, and flirts with disaster while working off his sentence with the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau. If he can keep out of trouble a while longer he'll be a free man--after he trains his replacement.

Textbook-quoting, by the book Bo Schollenberger is everything Lucky isn’t. Lucky slurps coffee, Bo lives caffeine free. Lucky worships bacon, Bo eats tofu. Lucky trusts no one, Bo calls suspects by first name. Yet when the chips are down on their shared case of breaking up a drug diversion ring, they may have more in common than they believe.

Two men. Close quarters. Friction results in heat. But Lucky scoffs at partnerships, no matter how thrilling the roller-coaster.  Bo has two months to break down Lucky's defenses... and seconds are ticking by.


  1. This is wonderful news, Eden! I'm very proud of you! Why wouldn't they find your story and want it, huh? LOL

    1. Thanks. There's just a lot of books out there. A LOT of books. So I'm thrilled they not only found mine but like it.