Christmas Epilogue – The Russian’s Acquisition
Nov 28, 2017
The Russian’s Acquisition hung around inside my brain for over a decade before it found its way onto paper. When I did write it, it became my last rejection before I sold. In fact, I often refer to it as the rejection I gave myself. My editor at the time called me to discuss further revisions, but told me she was leaving to have a baby. She asked if I would prefer to start something fresh with my new editor and I said, “Yes.”
I honestly didn’t realize The Russian’s Acquisition could potentially have been my first sale. I just pulled the trigger and shot myself in the foot.
My editor encouraged me to keep Clair and Aleksy on the back burner and it eventually became my seventh book for Harlequin Presents. When I finished it, I was so happy to finally submit it and know it was going into print, I didn’t even think of writing an epilogue.
Fans, however, missed getting a peek into Clair and Aleksy’s future. I had numerous requests for an epilogue and wrote one with a Christmas theme that I gave away to subscribers to my newsletter.