You're probably like "this is coming out of nowhere!" Well, it's been killing us having to deliver this news. No one likes bad news. We hate it. Our stomachs have been in knots finding the right way to unleash it, and so that's why we've been in super stealth mode this time. We love screaming about good news. Bad news? Not so much.
We're pushing the release of Thrive (Addicted #2.5) back to Friday, July 18th. It's only three more weeks longer, but we hate giving an exact day and going back on that kind of promise. We've never done it before. It's why we have tentative "months" and "seasons" until we finish the first draft. This is our 6th book, and this is the first time we've had to essentially go back on our word. We feel so awfully. But we have good reasons.
Thrive has a lot in it. The book spans 2 years and covers time frames that you've never seen as well as the same time as Kiss the Sky and Hothouse Flower. We've been stuck in revision, and we're realizing that we need more time for this to be the best that it can be. There's an element out of place, and it'll take us a little longer to fix it.
We don't want to rush Lily & Lo's book. The worst thing that could happen is that we release something, reread it and regret certain parts. We also want to have a proper kick-off for Thrive, meaning a promo tour of the same caliber that we had for Hothouse Flower. That also takes time.
We really, really hope you understand this decision. It wasn't an easy one to make. Next time, we'll try to hold off telling an exact release day after we've gone through more revisions, just to ensure that this doesn't happen again.
We're so sorry!
And to give you some good stuff so the bad stuff doesn't seem so awful, we're releasing bonus material from Thrive. We hope this helps ease the wait!
DAISY'S 17TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
Just to clarify, this will NOT appear in the published version of Thrive. (Also: The bonus material is in Lily Calloway's POV. It's about 3,400 words.)
We talk about deleted scenes all the time, and this one we decided works better outside of the book (because it's just good fun) and we wanted to share it with all of you.
Please do not add this as an extra book to the series on Goodreads. Thank you!! We love you!!
THIS SCENE WAS MENTIONED IN KISS THE SKY
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WHAT SONG YOU CAN LISTEN TO WHILE READING...
"Timber" is pretty much the party-theme anthem we write to during any "Kiss the Sky" time-frame scenes. So this was on repeat during this scene. If you like to listen to music, we suggest this tune or something else upbeat ;)
P.S. Ignore Pitbull's sleazy look in the frozen Youtube video frame below. *shivers*
THERE'LL BE MUCH MORE JULY 18TH. AGAIN, WE APOLOGIZE! WE HOPE YOU STILL LOVE US. HUGS AND KISSES FROM US TO YOU!!
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