When I first accepted the challenge to tackle a few readers' “unicorn book” in a cheating romance group, I already had a few books planned out in the Savage Vipers MC Series. Devastate Me was not one of them, and would have been book 4 if I’d put it in according to the initial plan.
I changed things up, in an effort to get the book out to the readers who wanted it sooner. Unfortunately, my health took a serious downturn in early 2022 when I was trying to get Devastate Me finished. Thanks to a combination of how sick I was when working on it and the shuffling of books to fit it in sooner than it was meant to be, the timeline was obliterated. What was worse, was that I was working on books 3 and 4 (originally books 2 & 3) at the same time, so those books were all wrong, too (as far as the timeline and story continuity). If Wait for Me had not already been published, it would have been an easier, one-book fix, but that was not the case.
The other reason for the delay:
Thanks to the ongoing issues with piracy, and Amazon flagging books for potential copyright infringements, I have also been waiting to get the official copyright for this book prior to release.
Now, on to the good stuff!
There are TWO VERSIONS of this book that will be for sale.
The original (unpublished) version of Devastate Me was a little over 85,000 words long.
A majority of the first book was scrapped because there was no way to keep that material and have it fit with the timeline. So, that is where the bonus material for the special edition comes in. They are scenes that ended up on the cutting room floor, from the first version of the book.
The new (published) version ended up being over 133,110 words long (which is gigantic for a single romance novel).
It is my largest novel written to date and that word count doesn’t include the bonus material in the special edition! The bonus chapters (from the original unpublished version) add an extra 34,374 words to the special edition.
The Special Edition Ebook of Devastate Me is available exclusively from the Moonlit Dreams Publications website.