Yesterday afternoon, I was trying to sneak in a nap. Yes, I do that sometimes.

My phone is always on silent, especially when I’m writing. I glanced over and saw I had a call from a CA number. I assumed it was a telemarketer and ignored it. I glanced at it again a few minutes later and realized my phone was blowing up with numerous voicemail messages, texts, and PM’s. My initial thought was that someone had died.

I checked the first message. It was from the sweet, soft spoken, and amazingly talented author, Cynthia Wright. “Suzan, I’m not sure if you’ve heard yet, but we made the USA Today Best Sellers List!”

Hand to God, I started jumping around the room, squeeing like I’d just won the lottery!

The next voicemail was from my sister from another mister, the divine and beautiful author, Kathryn Le Veque. One long AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!! It was a good thing I heard Cynthia’s voicemail first or else I would have called 911 and told them my friend Kathryn was being attacked! lol

Our novel With Dreams Only Of You – The Legend of the Theodosia Sword hit the USA Today Best Sellers List.

Our novel With Dreams Only Of You – The Legend of the Theodosia Sword hit the USA Today Best Sellers List!!!!!!

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This is the first time I’ve ever made that list. It’s a dream I’ve been keeping closely guarded since publishing my first novel in December of 2011, one of those secret dreams I was always afraid to say out loud for fear someone would scoff or I’d sound vain and egotistical.

But it has finally happened!!

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Together with Kathryn Le Veque, Christi Caldwell, Cynthia Wright, Eliza Knight, and Eva Devon, we wrote a multi-genre collection unlike any other historical romance collection. This is not a bundle of past work, it is a collection of brand new stories that begins with the origins of the Theodosia Sword in ancient Rome and travels through centuries until we end up in contemporary times. Each of us took an era and wrote our individual stories. And we had a blast doing it!

Roman Scotland – The origins of the Theodosia Sword.
Medieval England – The legend begins.
The Scottish Highlands – The legend takes a twist.
Tudor England – A new dimension to the legend.
Georgian Era – The legend upon the high seas.
Regency England – The legend has new life.
Contemporary Times – The legend concludes.

I want to thank these exceedingly talented women for allowing me to be a part of the collection (even if we hadn’t made the USA Today Best Sellers List) I’d still be just as happy and proud to be a part of this collaboration.

I also want to thank our readers for helping to make yet one more dream of mine come true. I believe I can speak for Kathryn, Cynthia, Christi, Eliza and Devon when I say we are grateful to all of our amazing readers.

Now I’m off to go buy up every copy of the paper that I can get my hands on!

With love and gratitude,


(With Dreams Only of You is available at Amazon, iBooks, B&N and Kobo.)


6 thoughts on “WE DID IT!!!

  1. Congratulations Ladies you so deserve it! I am already done reading it and it SHOULD be on the bestselling list. SOooooo glad I preordered my copy! Cheers to your next sucesses!

  2. congratulations Susan and fellow authors.

    Judy Lea in Lancaster, OH

  3. Congrats to all!! Will this be available in paperback? Lori

  4. Thank you all so much! 😀 Yes, Lori McFeeters, it will be in paperback within the next week or so. We’re having it formatted now.

  5. Awesome!!! I am happily reading my copy and I’m glad the word is out about your book!!! Congrats to all of you ladies on your success!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

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