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Anticipation

by Debra H. Goldstein

Three Treats Too ManyAnticipation. It’s a word that rolls easily off my tongue. For me, the concept of anticipation conjures up tingling feelings of being on pins and needles; of being so excited I can’t sleep; of holding my breath waiting for an outcome.

The waiting is what’s key. The chorus of Carly Simon’s classic hit by the same name referred to how anticipation not only made her late, but kept her waiting. Heinz Ketchup modified her song to create the classic jingle that conditioned us to understand the joy of waiting for the catsup to slowly come out of the bottle.

Today, I’m holding my breath waiting for Three Treats Too Many to officially roll out on August 25. Three Treats Too Many is the third book in the Sarah Blair mystery series, but the first one being launched completely in a virtual world.

Readers and reviewers made One Taste Too Many a Woman’s World Book of the Week the week it was published and recognized Two Bites Too Many by naming it as a 2020 Silver Falchion finalist. They talked those books up to their friends and followers and helped make it so, based upon sales numbers, Kensington quickly decided to expand the series to include at least five books. But those numbers were helped by an in-person launch and personal appearances at bookstores, conferences, and book club meetings.

I worry whether I can reach as many people to tell them that Three Treats Too Many has been released. So, as you read this, I am in a state of anticipation. I wonder if you will tell someone about Three Treats Too Many or share a Facebook post about it?

I don’t know. What I do know, is that I’m not the only author having these feelings. If you’d like a chance to win a copy, hot off the presses, of Three Treats Too Many, please leave a comment telling me how you share information about any author’s books with other people.