So… I have some news about FLIRTY LITTLE SECRETS. The short version is, the book’s release date has been pushed back to March 7, 2017.
Now, I know what you’re all thinking, because it’s the same thing I thought the first time my editor told me the new release date.
Here’s the deal: I needed an extra month on my deadline. The book is coming along well–really well, in fact–but I needed a little more time to do all the things I want to do with this book. Unfortunately, that one-month delay impacts things on my publisher’s side, and in order for them to be able to do all the things they want with this book, they needed to push it back to March 2017.
Trust me, I can’t wait to have FLIRTY LITTLE SECRETS out in the world. But at the end of the day, I would much rather take the time that is necessary for me to finish writing the book, than rush things and potentially sacrifice quality. There are many things I can’t control once a book leaves my hands, but the one thing I can always ensure is that I write the story I want to write.
That said, I know the delay stinks. And I apologize for that–I know how much you guys are looking forward to the book. On the upside, I’ve already talked to my publisher, and we’re going to do a monthly series of giveaways of all my backlist books as we countdown to the release of the new book. So stay tuned for that.
Feel free to leave any comments below–I’m happy to answer any questions you might have!
50 thoughts on “New release date for FLIRTY LITTLE SECRETS”
So I thought that the email I got this am from Amazon was an earlier release date of March 2016, not so?
No, it’s a later release date: March 2017.
Are we delayed yet again? Hmmmm, I smell a bit of a rat. Truth be told, I was very disappointed in Suddenly Last Summer–here’s hoping Flirty Little Secrets is worth the wait (as was the delicious It Happened One Wedding!)
I’m not sure what “rat” you smell, but I found out about the new release date yesterday, when readers emailed me about it. I’ve reached out to my editor, who also wasn’t aware of the change in the release date. I’m hoping to have more answers today and will post an update as soon as I do.
You’ll make it worth the agonizing wait. Thank you for writing the stories you want to write. All best!
(But for now, I think I need my own paper bag and pole…)
Thanks, Kanoko! I appreciate that. 🙂
I have the sadz…but also questions.
1. Any chance you’re able to write an ebook novella to tide us over? Like updates on some of your past characters?
2. Will that mean the book that follows FLS will come out sooner than the usual year gap? Or will you use the extra delay to be with the family? I’m just being nosy, so if you don’t want to answer, that’s cool.
Not being nosy at all. Instead of a novella, I plan to jump right into the next book as soon as I finish this one. I *hope* that means the next one might come out earlier, but it’s too soon to say that for sure now.
Thanks for the explanation! I wondered when I received the update from Amazon…. I’m sad about the delay but still excited for the release of a new book from you!
Thanks, Judy! 🙂
You have to be happy with the finished product, so we’ll just have to wait patiently for it. That’s an interesting detail about publishing: A one month delay in turning in a manuscript can in turn cause a one year difference in the publishing date.
As I’ve learned, it has to do with the way my publisher positions the book releases in terms of marketing, the retailers, sales, etc. I was the “lead” book for July 2016, and if I’m late by a month they can’t just stick me in August 2016, because they already have another lead book set for that month. So, my book gets pushed further back, to the next available lead spot.
Is it ok if I hope all the other writers ask for your extensions, so you get a lead position sooner? Or does that make me an awfully selfish person? Considering that I have whole chunks of your book already memorized, I *need* FLS!
I hope the writing goes well.
I’m happy to be a part of every book writing by your hands Julie, and I’ll waiting for each one…I’m rereading all your books and will have a lot of fun to March, 2017…You are the best author ?
Thank you, Aneta! That’s so nice of you to say. 🙂
Soooooo…..that means I’m going to have to keep rereading all the others for 15 more months?!!! *sigh*
I’ll post excerpts from the new book soon, so at least there’s that… 🙂
It is what it is. I’m sure it will be worth the wait. Happy Holidays, Julie!
Thanks, Anne! You, too!
Oh, no. I can’t believe there won’t be a new book coming out in 2016. But I understand the delay and can’t thank you enough for the amazing stories you write! I guess it’s time for me to re-read all the other books. 🙂
Thanks, Veronikadream! 🙂
I’m not going to lie… this is really disappointing news.
It’s also a little insulting to be placated with free books. Most of your readers will have your back catalog already. The blase attitude doesn’t really help the nearly two year wait between books.
I understand your disappointment. I, too, am not thrilled that a month delay on my end results in an eight-month delay in publication, but that’s out of my hands.
I can wait patiently. I have more books to read, so by the time the book comes out I will be ready.
Thanks, Theresa! 🙂
Ok, first time I read this I I thought it said 2016, seeing it is 2017 makes me sad ?
I know… it makes me sad that it’s not 2016, too.
Waiting is hard, but I think it’s more important that you have the time you need to write the best book you can and that your publisher has the time they need to produce and market your book.
I’m just glad it’s still coming out. I can wait a little longer. I know that I’m going to love it so do what you have to do, I’m still going to read it.
Sad that it’s delayed but eagerly awaiting the new book.
this is the reason i self-publish… you’re not at the mercy of a publisher and their timeline. lots of people lose fans when the wait is so long. you should take a cue from musicians and release things on your own schedule sooner, like w/an e-book version or something!
Waiting for the new book eagerly. And any chance to get and update on my absolute favorites…..Taylor Donovan and Jason Andrews? LOVE THEM!!!!!
Some day, I’d love to do a novella about Jeremy (Jason’s best friend), that would include an update on Jason and Taylor. I just need to find the time to do it. 🙂
The updated release date is April 4, 2017…Still excited!
Hi Judy–candidly, that new release date was a surprise to me. I wasn’t informed there was going to be a change. Yesterday, when I reached out to my editor, she didn’t know about the change in the date, either. I’m hoping to have more answers today and will post an update as soon as I do.
I’ll be here waiting – excited for any date 🙂 🙂
Thanks, Mandi! 🙂
This is disappointing but your books are so totally and completely worth the wait. I love the Chicago backdrop…and I love Cade. Can I have him? A couple of these reader comments are just…wow. Silly me thought you’d reap the bulk of your rewards once the book is available for sale in which case you’re as disappointed with the delay as the rest of us–if not more. Clearly not. Sooner is better than later but I, for one, appreciate the heart, sweat and quality that you put into each book. Thank you for that and know that it matters to a lot of us. Now, about Cade…
Thanks, Christina! Glad you enjoyed the books–and Cade. 😉
Yes, it’s fair to say that probably no one wants this book to be out more than I do!
So my mental clock said hmmm it’s about time for a new Julie James so I looked you up. Good news – my radar is pretty good (original release date of July 2016). Bad news – the release date has been pushed to 2017 (boooo!). Just wanted to say that although disappointing, I rather the story be the best one you’re able to give. I’ve enjoyed all your books and I look forward to the new one. ::sigh:: I guess I’ll have to reread some of your other ones while I wait. Such a hardship. 🙂
Thanks, Willie! I totally understand that it’s disappointing there’s no new book this year (that’s disappointing for me, too!), but that’s my philosophy: it’s worth taking the extra time to get the book exactly how I want it. 🙂
Well, I am disappointed but it will be something to look forward to in the Spring. I really enjoy your books. Thank you for wanting your books to be about quality and not just to make a buck.
Thanks, Jane! It’s my longest book by far (20K words longer than anything else I’ve written), and that impacted my timing, too.
I wondered where you went to! But now I can go back and do a massive Julie James re-read:)). I’m also happy that you care about the quality of your books…..that’s why they are so good every time<3
Thanks, Susan! I’ll be posting an excerpt soon, so hopefully that’ll help with the wait. 🙂
Julie it’s April 2017 and I cannot find Flirty Little Secrets. Did it get pushed back further?
The book’s title changed last year to THE THING ABOUT LOVE, and it comes out in two weeks. You can read an excerpt at: https://juliejames.com/books/the-thing-about-love/