Did I mention the conference/agent who steered me toward the erotic romance genre happened in April of 2004? I submitted THE GAME to Ellora’s Cave the summer of 2004. December 2004, I received an email of acceptance while at work.
Needless to say, one’s place of employment isn’t the most convenient location to hoot and holler, but I did. Tears of joy came next. The problem? My company was in the midst of layoffs, so of course everyone assumed I’d just got hit. No. That didn’t come until March 2005.
Fortunately for me, I’d been with the company for over twenty-one years and received a nice severance package. Still anyone who has been laid off knows the sucker-punch one feels, and yes, my ego took a blow that slowed— What am I saying? It halted my creative process, but all wasn’t lost. I had the release of my new book to look forward to.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned how wonderful my husband and daughters are. Each step of the process was party. We celebrated the blurb, the cover, the ISBN number, and finally May 18, 2005, the actual release of THE GAME, Ecstasy Series.
I can’t even begin to adequately describe the emotions I felt. I was writer—a published author. I’m sure I wore out my refresh button looking at the New Release page over and over. But that excitement soon became daunting. What if no one liked the book?
Nothing can prepare you for that first review. But thankfully, THE GAME was received favorably and for me a new career was born.
A taste of the erotic, a measure of daring and a hint of laughter describe Mackenzie McKade’s international, award winning novels. She sizzles the pages with scorching sex, fantasy and deep emotion that will touch you and keep you immersed until the end. Whether her stories are contemporaries, futuristics or fantasies, this Arizona native thrives on giving you the ultimate erotic adventure.
When not traveling through her vivid imagination, she’s spending time with three beautiful daughters, three devilishly handsome grandsons, and the man of her dreams. She loves to write, enjoys reading and can’t wait ’til summer. Boating and jet skiing are top on her list of activities. Add to that laughter and if mischief is in order—Mackenzie’s your gal!