VIPER was accepted by Sophia Press today! Here's the email sent by the acquisitions editor to the publisher and cc'd to me:
Last night I just finished reading John Desjarlais's new manuscript VIPER (the sequel to BLEEDER). I really couldn't put it down. I hope to call John D. today with some suggested revisions, none of which are major.
When you return from vacation, I'd like to recommend that we bring this MS to contract as soon as we can. I found it even more compelling than BLEEDER and I strongly suspect our readers will feel the same way.
We'll promote it at a major trade show in August and aim for a Fall release. Raise a glass, everyone!