It’s true! It’s true! Thanks to you! (Honestly, I didn’t mean to make that rhyme. It just happened. As Sir Percy Blakeney would say, “You are a poet, and you did not know it!”).
Anyway, thanks to you, The Temptation of the Night Jasmine is #19 on the New York Times Bestseller List for February 8th. I’ve included the pdf of the list below.
Pretty cool, no? The February 8th list counts book sales for the week ending January 24th– which means that Night Jasmine was a bestseller two days after it came out. Eeeeee!!!!! (That was a very loud squealing noise, by the way. A few more exclamation marks, and they would have heard it in Canada.)
I wanted to thank you all, so much, for making this happen. Thank you for caring about my characters as much as I do and for making their stories come alive by reading them. And for giving me an excuse to drink champagne on a Wednesday night.
As a side note, I will confess that I do have my occasional Eloise moments…. Tonight was one of them. After jumping up and down and squealing and calling about fifty friends, I decided to head over to my parents’ for a celebratory dinner. In my happy haze, I got on a subway going downtown instead of uptown. I was so busy exuding joy and cheer (i.e. beaming maniacally enough to cause people to edge subtly away from me) that it took thirty blocks before I realized I was going in the wrong direction! Ooops.