Monday, January 5, 2009


Well, the day has come. Surgery (for those not in the know, I am having Gastric Bypass Surgery) looms tomorrow morning at 11 am. I can tell you one thing, I am more nervous and excited than I have been about anything since Christmas morning when I was a kidlet. Time has started to crawl, so I figure that's the excitement. If it was nerves it would start flying by...or at least that's how I see it. I'll be in the hospital for two days, if all goes well, and my assistant Ryanne and my good friend Susan will be with me. I don't exactly have the kind of family where you'd expect them to show up and all that, though to be fair my sister is in Connecticut and she would be there if she could. I will try to log on as soon as I get home and will let you all know how things went.

I haven't heard anything about how Ecsatsy is doing out there in the wide world. Not that I am paying much attention. I have other things on my mind as you see. I have gotten some feedback from some of you all and I want you to know how much I truly appreciate that. After all, you are the ones that matter and you are the ones I want to hear from. So maybe you'll be kind to me and leave me some comments about Ecstasy. I only got 4 stars from Romantic Times Magazine this time. I guess that is still good, but I want to know what cost me that half a star. Am I just being too hard on myself? Maybe that's the nerves. Who knows! Anyway, I'll give away a signed copy of Ecsatsy to one lucky person who comments on this blog in any way about anything. I could use the entertaqinment while time tick tocks away. only took me five minutes to write this. Now what will I do??

Hugs and kitties,


Tabitha said...

good luck tomorrow and well wishes. I have just started Ecstasy it is great so far.

joyroett said...

I hope everything goes well with your surgery!

Anonymous said...

good luck tomorrow and all my prayer for a speede recover. Hope it is a great sucess. cat

Michelle said...

Lots of positive thoughts winging there way for a successful surgery and speedy recovery!

Anonymous said...

I LOVED Ecsasy!!! Can't wait for the next book! Hope everything goes well tomorrow.

Stella Price said...

Like i told you 2 years ago: I LOVED that book... So dont worry.

be safe tomorrow hun, and I still need your damn address... I have goodies here for you.

OOh and the Sleigh... Awesome. LOve you soooo much.


Anonymous said...

Hi Jacki,

May today go by quickly, everything go perfectly with the surgery tomorrow and your recovery be as easy as possible. I'm so excited for you. See you at RT!


Anonymous said...

Esctasy was WONDERFUL!!!

Sending positive vibes your way for a successful surgery!!


Unknown said...

Hi Jacki,

Yeh happy day, the day's finally come! Well I wish you good luck with your surgery, I know everything will be fine and you'll end up feeling wonderful when its all said and done. So no more worries everything will work out just fine.
Ecstasy was amazing,OMG I absolutely loved it. I loved that Gideon played a role in this book, they're all so enjoyable I personally don't know why you lost that 1/2 star those crazy people. Can't wait for Magnus's story, don't want to share too much....plot spoiling and all. I Love that the Shadowdwellers mingle with the Nightwalkers!!!
Would love to hear from you when you're home and well.

Take Care,

Tracy said...

Good luck with everything tomorrow Jacki. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

Unknown said...

Good luck tomorrow! Sending lotsa positive thoughts your way!!!

Anna said...

Good Luck tomorrow with your surgery!

I picked up Ectasy a few days ago. I'm looking forward to reading it. The inside cover is pretty amazing. :)

Diane M. said...

Good luck on the surgery! Crossing my fingers.

Karin said...

Good luck with your surgery tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Jacki - My thoughts and prayers are with you! Be sure the kitties stay off your lap while you recover. I know you will do great. Big hugs!

Stacy L.

Anonymous said...

Finished reading "Ecstasy" today.

Sorry, but I found it even worse than "Noah." Just can't seem to like characters who are promiscuous & kinky (pages & pages of it in icky details!). But then, you did say in "Ecstasy" :

"Sometimes we need to be allowed to make our mistakes and even to act like an ass." *g*

The best part I thought was the funny dialogues with Ashla, Trace, Gideon & Tristan.

Hope everything goes well with your surgery & afterwards. (& looking forward to more books like "Jacob" !)

Mallori said...
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Mallori said...

I can't wait to get your new book! and your fans all over will be wishing you the best of luck. I can't wait to hear your comments on how the surgery went and if everything is ok. Hope you had a great new year and I wish you the best for 2009!

Leah said...

I hope everything goes well tomorrow. I'll keep you in my thoughts and can't wait to hear how everything goes.

Anonymous said...


Good luck tomorrow. I hope you have a fast recovery.

I loved Ecstasy!!! It was awesome!!! Can't wait for more.


Anonymous said...

Best wishes for a safe and speedy recovery.


Hayley said...

Hey good luck with the surgery, i'm sure it will be fine. I haven't read ecstasy yet but i'm sure its great, I always like the characters because there believable enough to talk to. Not that I talk to imaginary characters...okay once but it was in a lecture and it was fantasy or a death for me, that man made archiac poetry torture and I used to like it, i'm not mentioning any names or judging anyone but I will say that the man is evil and shouldn't be allowed to talk to the outside world. I'd go so far to say that putting him in a hannibal like cell would not necessarily be a bad thing.

whitney said...

Several people in my family have had the surgery, and they are so much happier now. I pray that for you. I am still waiting to get my copy of Ecstasy. Can't wait until it get here. Again, best of luck, and know that you are loved.

Stephanie*magic* said...

Wow, it's time already!
I'm so excited for you.
I know all will go well and
you'll be home in no time!
You will be in my thoughts.
Take care! *hugs*


The_Book_Queen said...

Good luck, Jacki! I know that everything will go well and after wards you'll be back up and running full speed in no time (though it may not seem like it at first, I know. I may not have had GB surgery before, but I have went under the knife for a tumor in my brain, so I understand a little bit of the anxienty and nervousness, and a bit of happiness too, that you are experiencing, knowing that you are almost there.)

I have not yet found a copy of Ectasy in my small local bookstore, but I am still waiting. I know that it is wonderful, and I have heard many a great things about the book so far. Can't wait to see what you have planned next!

Again, good luck, and hope to be able to read more posts from you again soon.

Anonymous said...

Hey Ms. Jacki, goodluck tomorrow and Happy New Year too. I just finished reading all your books (nightwalkers) last christmas vacation and i just have to buy all the books in the series after reading Damien, and i just promise myself to moderate in book buying because it has become expensive especially here in Manila but i just can't resist buying all your books. You are so good, hats off to you... It's a pity Ecstasy is not yet here in Manila, i cant wait. Good luck again tomorrow and God bless.

Anonymous said...

Hey Ms. Jacki, goodluck tomorrow and Happy New Year too. I just finished reading all your books (nightwalkers) last christmas vacation and i just have to buy all the books in the series after reading Damien, and i just promise myself to moderate in book buying because it has become expensive especially here in Manila but i just can't resist buying all your books. You are so good, hats off to you... It's a pity Ecstasy is not yet here in Manila, i cant wait. Good luck again tomorrow and God bless. i have to repost again, i accidentally clicked the anonymous username...

Jennifer K. said...

Good luck with everything. I hope it goes well and is everything you'd hoped for.

Take care.
Jennifer K.

Anonymous said...

I found Ecstasy at the Borders and read it in one evening. I absolutely loved Trace and his dominant personality.
I was a bit put off by the level of abuse in the backstory for Ashla - the mother was interestingly creepy, but the brother was disturbing on a major level.
I adored your descriptions of Trace's natural dominance and his non-verbal communication. The dialogue is always my favorite part of your stories - the chemistry and banter between characters is lovely and the exchanges here were no exception. I was left wanting more of Trace's background story and more of his interaction with Mangus. I wanted to feel how he grew to be so much of an alpha male.
I really enjoyed the characters interacting with the cameo character near the end of the book.
I liked the revelation of Ashla's intention (the one she had a half dozen times) and her indecision that is described near the end of Chapter 9. It helped to justify her behavior, although I am sure some of your readers won't like it.
About your stars . . . If you look at the Romantic times reviews for one of my other favorite authors, Lora Leigh, you will notice that some of her books have gotten lower ratings from certain reviewers. Forbidden pleasure is a great book, better than some of her breed books, but it has a naive heroine and has dom/sub aspects, and it only got 4 stars from Susan Mobley. Her newer book Wild Card only got 3 stars from Jill Smith who had given Dangerous Games, an earlier book in the same series 4 1/2 stars. The main difference in those two books was the later book had more descriptions of torture of the main character.
Anyway, I keep losing my google username, so I can't sign in.
Hope everying is going well.

Shoshana said...

Jacki - Best Wishes for a quick recovery!

I looked all over and finally found Ecstasy at Border's yesterday.

I read it last night in one sitting.

Dunno what those people were smokin' but it's at least 5 stars in my book.

Anonymous said...

hey babes, its kore. I am sorry I havent been on lately. Ive had to hades of a schedule with work. I read your blogs tho as often as I can. I wanted you to know lil bit and I are thinking abiut her AUNT JACK on the morrow and I will be lighting a candle and sending some healing light with warm wishes and ever so gentle hugs. Be safe love and know that you are not alone, blessings.

Tess said...

By the time you read this it will all be over and you will be looking forward to beginning your life with a new body. Sure do wish I knew a Gideon in real life so we could both be healthy!

As for Ecstasy - well,started it one night and finished it the next day. It was 5 stars in my book. Trace, Ashla, Magnus, Guin, these are a few of my favorite things!!!
Rapture is gonna ROCK!

Lots of healing love is headed your way from all of us out here in FanLand. HUGGLES!!

Heather said...

Hey Jackie, I hope everything goes well for you in your surgury and your recovery. I just finished Ecstasy and can't wait for the next one!

Carmen R said...

Hey Jackie, I hope all went well with your surgery. May your recovery be swift. I haven't been able to read Esctasy due to the fact my hubby has been laid off of work for a few months and the lack of funds but I hope to get my hands on it soon. I'm sure it will be wondeful as are your other books.

Pattie said...

HOORAY for you Jacki! I applaude your courage to do this surgery as I know it is not an easy challange but a decision I am sure you will be happy with! You will be all done by the time you read this so hope your recovery is speedy!
Peace! Pattie

Anonymous said...

I have been thinking of you lately. I knew the time was getting close for your surgery. I will be sending you well wishes tomorrow and the days following for a speedy recovery. I am waiting on my copy of Ecstacy to arrive. Cindy

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the surgery!! I loved Ecstasy!! I cannot wait for the next one!!

Unknown said...

Sorry I have been away from my computer and didn't get to read your blog until today...I hope your surgery went well and everything is ok...Wishing you a speedy recovery.