Monday, January 5, 2009

GB-Day

Well, the day has come. Surgery (for those not in the know, I am having Gastric Bypass Surgery) looms tomorrow morning at 11 am. I can tell you one thing, I am more nervous and excited than I have been about anything since Christmas morning when I was a kidlet. Time has started to crawl, so I figure that's the excitement. If it was nerves it would start flying by...or at least that's how I see it. I'll be in the hospital for two days, if all goes well, and my assistant Ryanne and my good friend Susan will be with me. I don't exactly have the kind of family where you'd expect them to show up and all that, though to be fair my sister is in Connecticut and she would be there if she could. I will try to log on as soon as I get home and will let you all know how things went.

I haven't heard anything about how Ecsatsy is doing out there in the wide world. Not that I am paying much attention. I have other things on my mind as you see. I have gotten some feedback from some of you all and I want you to know how much I truly appreciate that. After all, you are the ones that matter and you are the ones I want to hear from. So maybe you'll be kind to me and leave me some comments about Ecstasy. I only got 4 stars from Romantic Times Magazine this time. I guess that is still good, but I want to know what cost me that half a star. Am I just being too hard on myself? Maybe that's the nerves. Who knows! Anyway, I'll give away a signed copy of Ecsatsy to one lucky person who comments on this blog in any way about anything. I could use the entertaqinment while time tick tocks away. Sigh....it only took me five minutes to write this. Now what will I do??

Hugs and kitties,
Jacki

69 comments:

Donna Locklin said...

Jacquelyn,

I wish you luck and hope everything turns out well for the surgery tomorrow. Take Care!

Donna

Marni said...

Hi Jacki,
Much good luck with your surgery - I also sympathize with food issues.

I would LOVE to be reading Ecstasy at this very minute - however, it is not yet available in the Kindle version. Any word on when it will be available?

Love and hugs,
Marni :)

Wendy said...

Wow, I hope the surgery goes well, Jacki!! :)

Wendy said...

And oh! you are by far being too hard on yourself, 4 stars is still awesome.

Jessica Kennedy said...

I wish you the best in your surgery and recovery!

I TOO would LOVE to be reading Ecstasy at this very minute and I TOO need it in the Kindle version.

Any word on when it will be available?

Best wishes,
Jess

Stefanie said...

Jacki, I hope surgery goes well and that you'll recover very soon!

4 stars is very good! I haven't read Ecstasy yet, so i can't give you my opinion about it. But it's on my TBB list, that must mean something... ;-)

Veggienetters said...

Good luck with your surgery. Everyone I've known who has undergone it has done well, so I'll be thinking positive thoughts for you!

I just found your site after looking for books similar to the Sookie Stackhouse series on Amazon and I am excited to read your work. Btw, we are neighbors. I'm about an hour and a half away in SC.

I have 8 beautiful cats and have just started writing my first novel. When your feeling better, I'd love any advice you could offer. :)

Good luck!
~Nette

Kathy said...

Good Luck with the surgery. We'll all be thinking good thoughts.

I saw Ectasy out at Borders and it killed me not to pick it up but I pre-ordered my copy from Doubleday Book Club- I wanted to keep up the series in hardcover. It's killng me though waiting for it to arrive.

Think good thoughts and I hope you have some some yummy dreams.

Kathy

Jen said...

Hey Jacki,

Good luck tomorrow with your surgery. I know everything will go just fine.

I just finished reading Ecstasy yesterday and absolutely loved it. I can't wait for the next book to come out.

ann marie said...

I too wish you the best of luck on your surgery tomorrow. My cohort had hers done almost a year ago and everytime she walks past me I always have to do a double take.

For entertainment we have a catdog who we love very much, she was an alley cat we added to the family. We have gone thru the training of not scratching on the furniture, and she has done well for the past 6 years (not one scratch on anything) for christmas we bought some new furniture for the house. I come home from work today and what do I see, you guess right, she is going to town with the scratching and she is looking at me with the "I'm not doing nothing wrong face". I left the house and went to buy her a gift of nail covers. Came back home feed her and brushed her and then I broke out with the nails, she laid in my lap as I started putting them on. She was doing fine until she realized what I was doing. Cat took off and now I'm taking a break after chasing her for the past 10 mins, now I'm off to finish the last two nails. Wish me luck :)

Looneyluna said...

Jacki!

Good luck with your surgery. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

I bought Ecstasy the day it came out. I circled all the hot spots in my Barnes and Nobles and huffed in frustration. It wasn't on the shelves! So I went up to the counter and asked for it. They had it in inventory, but they had so many people call in sick that it wasn't put out yet. So I walked back with the salesperson and got my copy.

Persistence pays! I LOVE the inside cover. Sadly, I am only half way through it. (Dang real life!)

I was contemplating going to the RT Booklover's Convention in Orlando. I saw you were hosting an event. That is the major selling point for me! I hope to see you there!

Sending speedy healing vibes your way!

Cindy

Ada Lato-Esposito said...

Good luck 4 2morrow, Jacki!

Cats Meow said...

Hi Jacki, I am reading Ecstasy right now, almost through with it, and I am absolutely loving it. Trace and Ashla's love is the kind that was made in Darkness.
All the best wishes are coming your way from my little corner of AZ.

Jessie said...

Jacquelyn,

I new and just got really into the Nightwalkers series. Have to say I am really LOVING all of them! Im actually going to be picking up Ecstasy very very soon because I'm almost done with Noah. So you'll definately be seeing my comments!

I'm sure everything will go very well with your surgery. Best Wishes!

Jessie

Amy S. said...

Good luck with the surgery! Ecsatsy sounds great!

Carrie said...

Good Luck and best wishes as you recover from surgery. Ecstasy is wonderful. I couldn't put it down. I am the same way about your nightwalker series. Thank you for the wonderful series'

dote4140 said...

j-
Loved ectacy.....really liked Gideans appearance.
Good luck with surgery

Suzanne said...

I wish you all the best for your surgery today! I'll be thinking of you. I'm behind on my reading, but as soon as I make it to the bookstore I plan to pick up Ecstasy. I'm sure, as always, it will be fab and i'll neglect making dinner and doing laundry to read it.

Hugs

~Suzi

tetewa said...

Best of luck and hope everything goes perfect! Will keep you in my thoughts.

Naa said...

I'm waiting for it to come out in the Amazon Kindle version so I can read it T_T but it's not available yet.

A co-worker here did it several years ago and she looks amazing from what she did back then.

Hope your surgery goes well!

Melanie

Beverly Scott said...

Sending my best wishes to you and hoping for a speedy recovery! It sounds like you have a great support system in place.

I too am waiting for an electronic version for my Sony reader. I check online daily and am anxiously awaiting its arrival in this format.

Drea said...

Wow, I am behind on my catching up! Bariatric surgery huh? How scary and exciting all at the same time. I work at a hospital that performs this procedure and my supervisor had it done last year. It is a hard road, but well worth it. Definitely not the "easy route" that so many people think it is.

You will do amazing! Making it to this point is half the battle. Watching Becky (my supervisor) work with her diet and exercise is inspirational. She does so well and is so much happier.

Good luck and if I can help with information at all, please let me know. I work in the dietary department and work with the RD's that do bariatric ed, so I would be more than happy to send anything you might need. I am sure that you have it all already, but it never hurts to have other resources. =)

Take care,
Drea Sly
slyiare@yahoo.com

Daphne said...

I hope all is well after your surgery. I have read Ecstasy and absolutely loved it! I wish you a quick and healthy recovery.
Take care!

Jill

Eugenia Tibbs said...

I am really looking forward to Ecstacy, haven't had a chance to read it yet because I live in the back of beyond and they only put out new books whenever they feel like it. Amazon to the rescue!

Diz said...

I wish you luck and love with your surgery! May the angels make you at ease. I LOVED Ecstasy; I didn't even realize it was coming out till I was on the publisher’s website. I loved how it all worked out and how they brought Gideon into it as well.

I can't wait to read more on the Shadow dwellers.

Thank you for your wonderful writing.

Quick Recovery to you
Laura

Elizabeth said...

Jacquelyn,

Best wishes on your surgery and new and healthy life!!! I got Ecstasy the day it came out and couldn't put it down!!! I have loved all your books and this is right up at the top of the list. I can hardly wait for Rapture to come out.

Take care and thanks for the wonderful world you have created for all of us to escape to!

B

CJ said...

Good luck and best wishes on your surgery. I hope all is well and you are feeling better.
I just wanted to let you know that I read Ecstasy and I loved it. I thought it was great. I am looking forward to Rapture.

Russell said...

So I logged in using my hubbys google name, Im sure he's gonna love that. But first of all I want to wish you the best on your gb surgery. I hope the road ahead is filled with lots of joy as you shed those pounds.

Second I want to tell you how much I enjoyed your Nightwalkers series I happened on the first one by chance and within the week had all 5. I am hoping that this new Book Ectasy answers a few questions (mainly Ruth) and look forward to seeing where this goes..Thanks for keeping us updated.

Marilyn B
Lincoln NE

Sue A. said...

Dear Jacquelyn,
I hope the results of the surgery are everything you it hope it to be and bring you peace with this issue many people are dealing with to various degrees. You're not alone in this issue or in life as your fans care about you and think about you!

Take care and be happy!
Sue

Michele said...

Hey Jacquelyn :) I hope everything went great with surgery.

I went and got my copy of ECSTASY and it was AWESOME!!! I had the book done in a day and a half. I cannot wait to read Magnus's story!!!

ann marie said...

I hope your surgery went ok and will be back on your feet soon.
Take care of yourself.

Fay said...

Jackie,
I hope that you are doing well after your surgery. I will be praying for you . I hope that you are comfortable now and are able to eat a bit of food, feel better soon . Take it easy and don't over do it.

I wanted to thank you for sharing your books with me. When I sit and read I find my self inside the book, as if I am watching all that is going on just as you have written it. I watch every thing I feel the emotions that are happening to the people , you write about.
Thanks for letting me into your worlds, when I am reading I don't have any pain from my fibro, or arthritis, I am floating there watching hearing all that happens in the world you have made. Thank you for letting me hang out in your worlds. Take care,
LOts of ~HUGS~
Fay

Fay said...

Jackie,
I sat and read Ecstasy in just two days , it really helped me to feel better as I was down sick. I Loved the book , the way you write just pulls me into the world you have made. Thanks it is a great book can't wait for the next one.
I have gotten my self in to reading just paranormal books, 1st it was Christine Feehan , I have found so many authors that I like and your books fit right in with the vampire type books I really enjoy. Thanks again for sharing your world.
FAy

Kytaira said...

Hi Jacki! I was just about to go to bed when I came on your site. I decided Ecstasy would be a good book to start in bed since I was positive I bought it a couple of days ago. I've ripped apart the house and can't find it! I happened to notice they were all gone today at my Wal-Mart!

I hope your surgery went well and the recovery also!

Dana in AUS said...

Hi,

'Ecstasy' is out in Australia and I'm loving it! Loved all your work so far.
Goodluck with the op and recovery. It's probably one of the best decisions you'll ever make for yourself (although it may not initially feel like it!!!). Take everyday as it comes and know that it will get better!!

Thanks for the writing,

Dana

CrystalGB said...

Hi Jacquelyn. I hope your surgery went well. I wish you a speedy recovery and luck on your journey to a healthier you. :)

Terri said...

Jacquelyn,

We haven't heard from you for a while. I hope you are recovering nicely. Let us know as soon as you are up to it.

I came across Ecstasy when it was recommended by an employee at a bookstore. I loved it!!

Am going back for your other books!

You are an incredible writer. Thank you for giving me an outlet to escape to.

Your Fan, Terri

nicswette said...

I hope your surgery went well and that you aren't feeling too miserable. Ecstasy was amazing and I can not wait for Rapture. If you are open to bribes for the ARC's of this book, let me know. I'll do just about anything:) Ecstasy deserved 5 stars for sure. It was so hot that my fingers are still smoking. I tried to make a New Year's Resolution to diet but that didn't go over very well. I just love food too much and have too little willpower. Anyway, I hope all is going well for you.

Trina said...

J,
I've had three major surgeries...and it's a long healing process....get up and walk when they tell you to, and rest when you get tired. This will make recovery quicker. Don't be surprised when you tire quickly, or feel a bit down because that is the after effects of surgery. Hope the courage it took to take this step becomes your constant partner in the coming times.

Kara said...

greetings! I am new to the blog and new to your books as well. I picked up Jacob about a month ago on a whim to indulge my paranormal romance addiction. Now, I am one of those who must have a good story and character content to continue reading. Anyone can write about sex and make the people having it be vamps or lycan-whatevers.Now, those who create a fully fleshed world and a storyline that keeps surprising you with new twists as wel as give us some deep, passionate and rather creative sex scenes, that is something unique that sets your books apart. I love your creations and world most of all. I have actually gotten two of my best male bookworm friends hooked on the series, can you believe that? And they are straight. Promise.

I am also bringing the books to a "sex toy" party a friend of mine is hosting to encourage their use as "appetizers". *evil grin*

I hope everything goes well with your surgery and good for you! This is a big step in the right direction to being healthy.

Keep on writing and if you can make a trip to Dallas, TX sometime in the near future. A book store called Legacy Books in Plano has been touting your books and has gotten many readers hooked. We would love to see you.

Kara said...

I should also mention that I finished the entire Nightwalker series in 3 weeks (only because I do have to work a day job :-P).
Love 'em. Makes my brain happy!

connie said...

Just found your blog today. Hope the surgery went well and love your site. Now to get a couple of books.

Amanda said...

Hey Jacki,

Hope you're home and healing and feel fabulous!!!

Exctasy was SPECTACULAR!

Loved every word on every page.

charms1976 said...

I hope the surgery went well! I can't wait to read the new book! I have been on the waiting list since I heard about it! Good luck!

Noobsville said...

Hey Jacquelyn,

I hope your surgery went well! Ecstasy was completely awesome. I loved that it had more depth to the plot then a lot of romance novels out there. You did a great job! I can't wait to read rapture. Take care!

Susan :)

Naa said...

Hey ladies, Ecstasy is out on Kindle finally!

What's sad was I finally gave up on waiting for the Kindle version and bought the paperback just today T_T

I wish they would release the Kindle version the same day the book is released.

Oh well... *sighs*

I hope you are recovering just fine from your surgery. Don't try to be gun-ho and over due it. Take your time in recovering. We can wait for ya!

Melanie

Kensana Darnell said...

Hi Jacki,
Just checking in on ya. I know Ryanne & Susan are taking good care of you.
Four stars for Ecstasy is awesome! I'm bringing my copy to Lori's for a personal touch from you. I promise this time, I'll be able to put two words together without getting tongue tied. :)
Take care of yourself.

I Heart Book Gossip said...

Hi Jacquelyn, Good LUCK! Hope everything goes well.

Debbie said...

Hope the surgery went well, and hope to have you back soon.
Debbie

Carmen said...

Hope your surgery went well. Losing weight is a struggle for us women.

I saw Ecstacy in the store without realizing what it was, just your name and wondering hmmm... is there a new nightwalker book out? Picked it up, figured it out and OUTSTANDING, I loved it! Something totally new. Very cool!

You mentioned in your previous post you found World of Warcraft! I play on several servers, and would love to know what server you are on and your toon name?

Good luck with everything, blessings to you are your kitties!
Carmen

Nae said...

Hello Jacquelyn,

Just finished Ectasy. It was good . I look forward to the next installment . It was nice to see a familar face with Gideon showing up . (no spoilers I promise for those who have yet to read it !)Hope all went well with your surgery and you are able to eat solid food once again . Have a blessed day

Nae

Shannon Sharpe said...

Jacquelyn,
I have to say I picked up one of your books (Damien), not knowing how it would be and really expecting not to be as enamored of the characters as my other favorite authors...WELL- Let me tell you I was hooked! the writing was great and I was so happily reading cover to cover within 3 days! I had to go to B&N and see what other ones you had out there. I found Noah which was just as good! They were out of the others (good for you, bad for me)! Soo I am happily scouring Amazon and other place for your previous works and am impatiently...err..patiently waiting for Ecstacy to be on the shelves! Congrats on your new Way of Life...And hope you are doing well. My sister had the surgery done 4 years ago and I can say she is now running in triathlons! Keep up the wonderful writing!
Shannon Sharpe

Lisa said...

Jacki -
Ecstasy was the first book of yours that I have ever read. And I have to tell you - you are AWESOME!! I have actually read it twice - the story grabbed me and wouldnt let me go. I cant wait for Rapture to come out and in the mean time I am looking to read the Nightwalker series. I live in a very small town and the library doesnt carry them...so off to Barnes and Noble i go..ha ha!! I hope everything went well with your surgery and you have a speedy recovery!!

Ladyhawk said...

hi Jacquelin hope all is well with you and you are on the road to recovery some in my family has had this surgery and it works great .want to talk a little about your books I have just read Jacob it was sooo good, and now am reading Gideon and it to is very good .I plan on reading more of your books once picked up they are hard to put down until finished until later Ladyhawk

RubyD said...

I hope you are doing well and will be back online soon.
Hey, four stars is good.....listen to your readers....they love your books.

Nicole Dennis said...

Hi Jacki!
Hugs and lots of luck with the surgery that I believe passed... I hope that you come through it wonderfully and keep up those high spirits..

As for Ecstasy!! OMG!! I picked it up last night and couldn't put it down! I'm only a couple chapters away from finishing, alas bed and work next day called... rats.. :) But OMG I love it!! Trace is gorgeous and the best of alpha heroes with enough beta thrown in to make him so special. And Ashla! Love her! She's awesome...

I can barely wait to get home and finish the last few chapterse and hope the next one comes soon..

Hugs and love to you and your kitties!
From me and mine.

Nicole
kitties: Mia & Harley

Kayce said...

Hope the surgery was a success and you are well on the road to recovery! Am sure the kitties were glad to get mommy back for lots of snuggles.

Regarding the ridiculous four stars ... guess someone at RT was PMSing! Want me to send in a Team? We wouldn't want them to get bored sitting around on base now, would we?! Heh, heh, heh ...

Anywho - sending best wishes to you and looking forward to seeing you back on board soon.

Kayce

Ladyhawk said...

well have read gideon and elijah since I last posted and both books are hot cant wait to read the next 3

dd03 said...

Hope all is well with you, that you're healing quickly & all has gone smooth!

Hope to have you back soon!

Tara said...

I'm hoping your surgery was a success and you're on your way to happy & healthy. *hugs*

I read the Nightwalker series & LOVED it! I just finished Ecstasy and now cannot wait for Rapture's release...it can't come soon enough! I am excited to see that a book 6 in the Nightwalker series will be coming out soon too!!! =) (any idea when???)

Thanks for your fantastic imagination. I am really loving it since I don't have one! haha

***Speedy recovery vibes***

Tara

Torii said...

I just finished Ecstasy and HOLY COW.

That was one HOT book.

Cannot wait till July.

Torii said...

Good luck w/the surgery.

But for a better note--Ecstasy was awesome. So bloody hot!! I was squirming in my chair : )

Can't wait for July.

Serena said...

Jacquelyn,

I love your books. When I heard Ecstasy would be available I was one of the first to grab it at work--working for B&N has its moments--and I'm glad I had the next day off!

I was up until 4 in the morning because I just didn't want to put the book down. And might I add I'm already anxiously awaiting the next one!

Serena

Honor said...

Hi Jacquelyn,
I've just found this blog (as I've also just found your wonderful Nightwalkers series). I really hope your surgery has gone well and you are now well along the road of recovery.

I needed to tell you that I adore your Nightwalker series and am so excited to read on this blog that there will be a 6th book! I've just got 'Ecstasy' and can't wait to start that too.

4 stars is fabulous, don't beat yourself up over a missing 1/2 a star. Keep on writing (and recovering!) your books give me a much needed lane of escapism in a frantic life here in cold old Blighty!

Honor :-)

Carol said...

Hi Jacki: I have been a huge fan of your work ever since reading "Jacob" (for the first time), I have eagerly looked forward to each new book in the series and have passed them along to my daughter in law to read, making her a fan as well. Although I was somewhat disappointed that there was not another book in the "Nightwalker series" before the "Shadowdweller series" began, I was not disappointed in "Ă‹cstasy". I loved the characters Trace and Ashla and am looking forward to "Rapture". I was very happy to see Gideon's appearance and am anticipating the coming together of the two series at some point in the future so that my beloved characters in the Night Walker series and Shadow dwellers series may hopefully join forces to defeat the "bad guys" who stalk their worlds..... I hope all went well with your surgery and that you are recovering well. A huge fan!

Carol

AMBAILEY said...

Good luck sweetie. I like the shadowdellers but i miss the nightwalkers so so bad. Please write more. The esctasy is great starts a little slow but then gets right to it. But like the nightwalers i can tell it is going to continue to get better and betterr till you can not wait for more.

AMBAILEY said...

Good luck sweetie. I like the shadowdellers but i miss the nightwalkers so so bad. Please write more. The esctasy is great starts a little slow but then gets right to it. But like the nightwalers i can tell it is going to continue to get better and betterr till you can not wait for more.

Sheri said...

Ecstasy is the first book of yours that I have read. I loved enough to finish it in one evening, and immediately go out and by the entire Nightwalker series. So I have no insight into why you would have lost a star on the review. I can't wait to read the next book, and I am so excited to have a new author to love!

lucywells said...

I was at Walmart with my husband about two weeks ago looking for a new book to read. He picked up Ecstasy and said, "This looks like the kind of book you like." So, I bought it, (I loved the cover, didn't even read the back). Within 4 days I owned copied of all the Nightwalked books too. I love the way you write. My husband was just so thrilled that he was able to pick out a book for me too! Thank you for being such a fantastic author!

 

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