A Thank You Note to my Readers

Thank you for putting Dangerous Temptations on the USA Today Bestseller’s list!

 

To my readers,

So something amazing happened last week… you helped put Dangerous Temptations on the USA Today Bestseller’s List!! …which BLEW ME AWAY!!

 

There’s been times where I wonder if I’m crazy for making writing my full-time career. There are times I feel so broken and down that I wonder if I’ll ever get out of the black hole of self-doubt and insecurity. There are times I can’t believe this is real life—that readers all across the globe are reading my words. And that you take the time out of your day to message me and tell me how much you loved one of my books.

It’s all so surreal.

And I’m eternally grateful.

I don’t think there’s a single author who doesn’t wake up every day and think, “Wow…I get to do what I LOVE for a living every day!” Because no matter how much time passes or how many books I publish, it still doesn’t seem real. I was just a girl struggling to stay on track for my online grad classes when I picked up my first digital book on my iPad. I was that girl who went for realistic rather than optimistic. But once I discovered the world of eBooks and a whole reading community I hadn’t known existed, I became addicted.

Long story short, two years later, you’ve put my name on the USA Today Bestseller’s List three times! When I started out, the thought of hitting a list never even crossed my mind. It seemed so out of reach, that I didn’t dwell on it. And even now that it’s happened, I still have a hard time believing it.

But you believed in me.

You picked my books up, read them, & left reviews.

You anxiously waited for more and once again picked it up and read and reviewed it.

It all overwhelms me. Like emotional-roller-coaster-of-tears-and-laughter—overwhelming.

All in the best way possible.

I’m so thankful.

I’ll never take this blessing for granted. Even through the dark days, the self-doubt days, and over exhausted because I haven’t slept in weeks days. I love every part of this journey. It’s given me so much more than I ever expected. It’s healed me. It’s saved me from going down a dark, depressive path. It’s given me hope that even after hitting rock bottom, you can pull yourself up and begin again.

Never let anyone convince you that you can’t do something… because although most people turned their heads at me when I told them what I write, I’ve proved to myself over and over that I can do this. I can put my mind to something and succeed. Even through all the failures and screw ups, I keep going. And to me, that right there is successful.

So my dear readers, thank you. Thank you for being so passionate about books and wanting to connect with authors. Thank you for interacting with me, sharing your lives with me, and being the reason I can continue doing what I love.

You’re all amazing!

 

*Hugs & Kisses*

Brooke xoxo

 

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