May was a life changing month for me! I released BARELY BREATHING; signed with a literary agent; received an offer from a publisher (nothing has happened yet, but it's still flattering to receive an offer); I quit my career of twelve years to pursue my passion of writing full time!

I sold more eBooks in the month of May than I did the entire year since the release of REASON TO BREATHE! Holy Smokes!! You've been talking about me a little, haven't you?! Well... THANK YOU!!

Now that summer is upon us, I have returned to... California! Weslyn was left behind in BB and now we're on the West Coast!! Emma was left broken at the end of BARELY BREATHING, so now she has to figure out who she is and how to be worthy of being loved by the only guy she will ever love in return. It's going to be a very intense soul searching journey for her, I promise you that!

There will be MANY new characters with their own unique personalities and roles in Emma's life. And of course there will be the return of those you already know and love, or love to hate! As I've said before, this is Emma's story. But sometimes through OUT OF BREATH, she may not be able to tell her story all on her own...

My goal (but PLEASE do not hold me to this) is to write at least one chapter per day. The past two books have been around 40 chapters. So in estimation, I'm hoping the story will be completed by the end of July! THAT IS NOT THE RELEASE DATE! Ha! (I just saw a few of your eyes light up and wanted to make certain you understood that.) That just means it will then go into the editing process. And that's also assuming that I have my creative energy flowing and can actually write a quality chapter each day. All I can say is that I will try my best! BRING ON THE DEW! (I've been trying to quit, but it's my creative elixir and I can't give it up during the most important book of the series.)

I really don't want to torture you. As contradictory as that may sound considering what I put you through with this series. I seriously get anxious when I see the posts and receive the emails requesting the release date for OOB. I don't want to keep you waiting for long, but more importantly, I don't want to disappoint you!

I will blog more frequently to keep you up to date on what's going on in my head. Warning! That could be a bit dangerous... But I do post on my Facebook pages often so that's the best way to interact with me! I respond to emails the best I can (usually within a week, although I wish it were faster).

I am working out the logistics to have signed copies on my web site available for purchase. I'm awaiting the approval from Paypal... (I'm finding out there's a lot of waiting in this industry. But then again, you know that, don't you?)

However, both books are now available in Paperback form on I do feel I need to apologize for the pricing. I will be honest and come right out and say I really don't make much from the print books; it's just the price that is set in order to print on demand. (The strife of an Indie Author I guess!) Oh! And have you seen the new covers?

A question I've been asked on my FB page is if I plan to write other books after this series. YES! I already have several in mind that will make for compelling reads. I think I like to continue writing in a realistic fiction style, but I don't think the next one will be as angst ridden. I would like to write a sweet and unconventional love story. I hope you stick around...

Enjoy your summer ~ I know I will! And I promise to post again soon!
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Published on June 23, 2012 09:05 • 2,520 views • Tags: amazon, barely-breathing, out-of-breath, paperback, reason-to-breathe, rebecca-donovan
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message 1: by Jenn (new)

Jenn I really love your style of realistic I would definitely be a fan if you kept on that train. :o) A sweet unconventional love story would be awesome!
I have to finish reading Barely Breathing I know I'm okay that you haven't finished Out of Breath yet. lol. Yay for you that you were able to take your writing full time. Congratulations! Thanks for writing an amazing story so far. You've sucked me in and sometimes I forget that these people aren't real but they sure as heck seem real!

message 2: by Mer (new)

Mer That's so great about your success. I've really enjoyed your books and am excited to see that the next one is on the horizon. I honestly was thinking that we wouldn't see that one until another year or so. Not sure why I thought that, but that's what I was prepared for, so I'm excited. You truly know how to stir emotions in your readers as we face tough and realistic situations. I would really enjoy reading a light romance from you as well. Looking forward to it and thanks for keeping us posted!

message 3: by Brittany (new)

Brittany I am so happy to read about your progress and such. Your one of my favorite writers and I am SOOOOOOOO happy to hear you are going to continue to write. You have a big fan base out here so keep em coming!
I can't wait for Emma and Evan to realize their love. I so hope that, that will happen! Otherwise these are books of torture! :) I hope that you are able to make a little more off of the printed books, you deserve it, that's for sure.
Thank you for being such an amazing author, as I have said so many times. I will keep recommending these books to friends ;) can't wait until Out Of Breath!!!!!!!!!!! <3

Gitte & Jenny - TotallyBookedBlog There is soooo much I love about this post!!!!

You are FAB-U-LUSH!!!!

Hugs xxx

message 5: by Christie (new)

Christie S Yayayay!!! I can't wait! :)

message 6: by .Lili. (new)

.Lili. Can't wait!!

message 7: by Wendy (new)

Wendy I have just finished reading Barely Breathing. I love this series - both books have had me hooked from the beginning. I have loved watching Emma grow, and have shed many a tear for her. I'm looking so forward to Out Of Breath.

message 8: by Sue (new)

Sue I can't wait for OOB...Thank you for your outstanding style of writing. Reading Reason to Breathe and Barely Breathing were so compelling. I read both books in less than 2 days. Thank you thank you thank you!!!! I am patiently breathing for Out of Breath.

message 9: by Daisy (new)

Daisy Read both books this past weekend, i am on edge it left me breathless. When is the 3rd book available? I can't believe it ended that way for Emma and Evan after everything. Please let me know the release date.

Thank you again for the story!

message 10: by Dawn (new)

Dawn I also read both books this weekend. I was totally sucked into the story and felt right there with the characters. The 3rd book is already on my to be read shelf !

message 11: by Dana (new)

Dana You are a very gifted writer. You made me fall in love with both Emma and Evan. I just hope she hasn't hurt him so badly that he will go off and do something that will ruin them ever getting back together. As for Jonathan, he's not such a bad guy..I know murdering your dad is so not the answer (and family by accident), but abuse will skew your reasoning. I want an HEA for him too, just not with Emma.

message 12: by Latoya (new)

Latoya OMG! You are like one of my fav authors, i marvel at your writing, and am anxiously awaiting for Out of Breath(even though the wait might be the death of me lol) Will you be doing a playlist for OOB?

message 13: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Latoya wrote: "OMG! You are like one of my fav authors, i marvel at your writing, and am anxiously awaiting for Out of Breath(even though the wait might be the death of me lol) Will you be doing a playlist for OOB?"

Yes! I have some songs already picked out, but I am still awaiting inspiration as I write. There's a lot of great new music out this summer!

message 14: by Rosie (new)

Rosie Sparkes I can't wait for the 3rd book to come out!!!!!!! I'm so excited!!!! Your by far my favourite author!!! This series is so excellently written!!! So compelling, so thrilling!! I read the first 2 books in 1 day non stop. I can't wait for the music playlist!!

message 15: by Alex (new)

Alex Absolutely cannot wait for this book. Your series has made me want to read more and more and your books have helped me with a bit of soul searching myself. I recently just tore up my ankle and the only thing I can do is read and I keep re-reading your books. I cannot wait for you to have signed copies of your books for purchase!

message 16: by Michelle (new)

Michelle I am seriosly dying here!!!! I just finished Barely Breathing and am going out of my everloving mind! Please please please tell me that OOB will be available shortly. I absolutely love this story and most of the characters (right now I'm kind of hating Emma). I can not wait to see how this story ends.

Alicia at Mean Girls Luv Books I love, love, love your style of writing. I can't recall any books that I've read that leave me emotionally wrung out, yet wanting MORE! Can you believe I stumbled on Reason to Breathe on accident? It must have been my lucky day. :) You have become one of my favorite authors and cannot wait for OOB. So excited! You have an amazing talent for writing beautiful, heart wrenching words. I can't wait for you to explore new stories. I'll be one of the first in line to get them! Congrats on your success!

message 18: by Angelica (new)

Angelica I absolutely love your books. They are my inspiration for writing. I'he always dreamer of being aberiter. When I was reading Barely Breathing, I felt that the song hero by Enrique iglesias was a perfect song for the book

message 19: by Rachel (new)

Rachel love the books i think the song shady by john neal shoud be jonathan's song

message 20: by McKinsey (new)

McKinsey How many books are going to be in this series??
P.S. I love you ;)
<3 Breathing Series

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