Shannon Stacey

T-minus seven days and counting…

…until On the Edge releases! A couple of people have asked me if this is Gallagher’s book. It’s not. He hasn’t suffered nearly enough yet. But he plays a big part in this book—he’s a little out of his element and pretty stressed. He’s a funny bastard when he’s stressed out. OtE’s hero is Tony Casavetti, who was mentioned as being undercover during the events of the first book. Charlotte Rhames, the administrative goddess of the Group, is the heroine. Explosions and mayhem ensue.

I’m a little anxious about this one. It’s the first time I’ve done a second-in-a-series book, and it’s a whole new level of anxiety. Especially with the first book, 72 Hours getting a strong dose of positive attention lately. No pressure, right? But Mandy thinks On the Edge is even better than the first book, which goes a long way toward saving my fingernails. I don’t have author copies yet and I’m not sure how the formatting schedule affects the book going to reviewers, but I’ve started making a squeaking sound and closing my eyes every time review links are posted on the Samhain loop. I’m going to look like the Bride of Frankenstein by the time this is over.

In other news, Angie has a great post up on RTB about pop culture references in books. She had four authors from four countries offer samples (I did one for the U.S.) and it’s an interesting and entertaining entry—which I think proves her point. She also offers the translations and further examples on her own blog.

I must admit I didn’t do four examples because I’m an overachiever, as Angie says. I was merely trying to hide the fact she asked for pop culture references from quite possibly the most un-hip person on the planet. :rofl:

11 comments to “T-minus seven days and counting…”

  1. Jaci Burton
      · March 20th, 2007 at 8:40 am · Link

    I can’t believe Mandy has read OTE and I haven’t


  2. Emma Wayne Porter
      · March 20th, 2007 at 8:43 am · Link

    Yeah! What gives?

  3. Shannon
      · March 20th, 2007 at 8:59 am · Link


    I was on IM with Mandy when I had a complete and total breakdown about the book, and she read it right then and pulled me out of the Pit of Despair. :hug:

    I should have copies soon. :hide:

  4. Emma Wayne Porter
      · March 20th, 2007 at 9:01 am · Link

    All right. You’re forgiven–this time.

    Next time you approach psychosis, hook me up.

  5. Charlene
      · March 20th, 2007 at 9:28 am · Link

    I’m looking forward to OtE! :woot: Ah, pre-release anxiety. I don’t think it ever goes away.

  6. Anne
      · March 20th, 2007 at 10:03 am · Link

    :boogie: :cheer: TOTALLY looking forward to this one. :clap: :cheer:

  7. Michelle
      · March 20th, 2007 at 12:22 pm · Link

    Must…have…this…book. I’m way jealous of Mandy :rant: Seriously, how long have I been waiting on this release? It feels like a hundred years.

    OK, I just looked at my past emails and it’s only been since October that I emailed you but it honestly feels like forever. Can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait…where’s that jumping up and down boob squee girl that Angie has? LOL

  8. Jaci Burton
      · March 20th, 2007 at 4:20 pm · Link

    I’m still not forgiving you. :cry:

  9. marky p
      · March 20th, 2007 at 9:22 pm · Link

    man, all this talk about release is making me randy. I NEED TO GO FIND THE WIFE!

  10. Shannon
      · March 21st, 2007 at 10:09 am · Link

    Find being the operative word there. Does she hide from you often?


  11. Sydney
      · March 21st, 2007 at 11:29 pm · Link

    :cheer: Really can’t wait to read this!

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