Author Note

First, thank you for taking the time to read this. I have a lot to say about Sweet Oblivion – about the series in general. I’ve spent years debating on whether to create this note, and I think it’s finally time. I’ve noticed a lot of readers not wanting to finish Sweet Oblivion, or if they do, not continue with the series, due to the fact that they find it confusing. They don’t understand it and therefore don’t take the time to understand it. But I want you, as the reader, to understand that this book is meant to be confusing. You’re not supposed to have all of the answers yet. Sweet Oblivion is the foundation to an epic journey for these characters. You’re supposed to learn about their weaknesses first, learn about them from the beginning and invest your emotions in them, and then gradually, see how they overcome those weaknesses over time in each book.

My intention with Sweet Oblivion is to make you think. If you take the time to contemplate deeper than the surface, you will see that the answers are in fact there from the very beginning like bread crumbs sprinkled throughout the book. The answers are not obvious – they’re not meant to be. I feel a good book should be mysterious and shouldn’t tell you everything about the story from the get-go. A good book should have small clues that you might not pick out until the end, but are there nonetheless. I want you to discover the answers on your own without having to tell you flat out. If you give this series a chance, I think you’ll find that an emotional, intricate journey awaits you.

If you know of someone, or see someone say that they don’t want to finish the book for the reasons stated above, please do me a favor and educate them. With respect and politeness, of course. People tend to not give things a chance once they make their mind up about something, and in doing so, they miss out on what they might’ve otherwise enjoyed. Now, the Sweet Series is by no means going to be liked by everyone – and that’s completely, 100% okay! I just want people to not like it for the right reasons – simply because they hated my writing style, found it boring, wasn’t their taste, or whatever the case may be. But it honestly breaks my heart when people don’t finish because they don’t have all the answers right away. That’s not a good reason to give up on a book. The best things come to those who wait, do they not? :)

If you’re currently reading Sweet Oblivion and have any questions for me, I’d be happy to answer them the best that I can without any spoilers. :)

Thank you again for taking the time to read this, and if you do end up helping me out by spreading the word to those that need encouragement to continue reading the series to the end, please know that you have my utmost respect and gratitude.

As always, Happy Reading! <3

3 Responses

  1. Suz

    There have been books that I have read from an author that I follow that just doesn’t do it for me. I have found that if I put these books to the side and read them months later I usually come away with “why did I struggle with this the first time”?
    Your writing style is what I love about you, please don’t change. I’ve quit reading famous authors because they no longer took the time to keep the intrigue going, instead they made it too obvious and I was no longer able to use my own brain and imagination.
    I have read the first 3 books in the series (just learned there is a 4th) and have loved the subjects and styles.
    There are books and authors out there for everyone, just don’t let some responses change what you read or how you write.
    My life would be totally different if I didn’t have books to read each day, they are my escape but I also don’t want light fluff that doesn’t make me think.
    But that’s just my opinion. ;)

  2. Bailey Ardisone

    Suz, that’s funny that you say that, because I do the exact same thing! In fact, that includes my all time favorite book and author to this day! I hated the book at first, couldn’t get past the first chapter. Tried a few months later and as I said, is now my absolute favorite series and author! It’s strange how that works. :)

    Thank you so very much for your kind words about my books – that’s exactly how I feel about reading as well. I don’t want light fluff all the time, but something to keep me guessing. I’m so grateful for your kindness and support! You’ve definitely made my week. :) Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

  3. Suz

    You know how much I love your books. Now how did I not know you have a new book out, I’m so disappointed in myself. An error I will have to correct soon. :)
    Love you girl, keep to your fantastic writing style!

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