# 6 on USA Today. This is the big one – it means we had #6 bestselling book in US out of all the books for that week.
#5 on NYT.
#2 on Wall Street Journal.
Our editor and the rest of the team at Avon sent us beautiful flowers.
Thank you, guys. This was a lovely release. I meant to post all the lists last week but I was just exhausted.
I tried to take pictures of Shadow for you and achieved mixed success. Nykee doesn’t sit still for pictures.
Toni Kelner says
Nicki Garvey says
Very pretty flowers you guys deserve them. I have several dogs that do the “look repentant just incase”
Congraaaaaats!!???????????? Sapphire Flames deserves all the recognition.
Denise Neill says
That’s wonderful news! Congratulations!!!!!
R Coots says
Yay! Congratulations! Hope you get to rest up well! Such pretty flowers! Such cute black fluffins!
Maria R. says
Well deserved ratings for yet another wonderful novel. Love the floral arrangement that you got from your publishers.
Awesome! I’m so glad the release went well. I loved the book! Enjoy your success!
The book was unimaginably fantastic. I believe you set the standard for the genre, as usual.
Also, thank you for mentioning yak treats for dogs. I Googleyit, found a store and now my dog believes you are the dog fairy. I will try to get a picture showing her enjoyment of this new item in her world. Unfortunately, she disappears for hours to her hiding place(under the table) to enjoy said treat. Thank you.
Helen Holck says
You deserve the sales. Live the book. Even better in the second read
What kind of flowers? They are stunning.
Carysa Locke says
YAY! So well deserved. It is such a fantastic book.
Animals are adorable. My dogs never know what to think when I point a camera at them, either.
Congratulations to you both!
Selfishly, very happy for your success, because that bodes well for more HL books!
Well deserved! Felicidades! Lovely flowers. Your kitty looks so like ours! So cute and fluffy and the “furia nocturna” attitude. Kiddos named him Miku and he is a very sweet cat with almost infinite patience(keyword “almost”) with our attack poodle, Stella, who, for some reason, loves to take on his paws lol
Congratulations on all the lists! Those are gorgeous flowers, and I don’t think I recognized any of them! Enjoy, you have earn them and some R & R time.
Congratulations! House Andrews deserves ALL the accolades! Thank you for another wonderful, delicious book.
Well, we knew it would do well.
Those are lovely orchids. Congrats.
Congratulations! Truly well deserved! Salem looks like she has two different colored eyes. Shadow looks exactly as I pictured. Both are very handsome!
Congratulations!! You more than deserve it, as you are my favorite authors. I really love your books, and from reading a lot of the reviews on Amazon, so do many other people. I can’t wait to see Catalina really come into herself as a person, as head of her house and as a magic user. And, I really really can’t wait to see what their compound will look like when they get enough money to move. Get some rest. Read. Knit. Pet your animals. Be a slug. Just “be” for a day or two or three. Just let it all go and have some fun.
Congratulations! I LOVED the book and love the flowers, too! A perfect match. Thank you for all the joy you bring to the world 🙂
K Boyle says
THOSE FLOWERS!!!! Perfection… Congrats!
Congrats! You have always been at the top of my lists. Glad to see you get the recognition you deserve. Also love your fur babies. ❤
Many congrats on all the lists!
(Thanks for sharing cute animal pictures! My cat is hiding because he knows I want to take him to vet,..)
CONGRATS!! The flowers are beautiful.
I love the critter pics. My dogs tend to look like I’ve just beaten them in pictures. LOL
Cheryl Runyan says
Another AWESOME book! Congratulations! Keep them coming!
Those flowers are gorgeous. What are they? Someone wrote orchids, but what kind?
Congratulations! See, we told you there was nothing to worry about. Yes, that won’t stop you from worrying when the next book is released, but still… We told you so! 😛
Colleen C. says
Big fat well deserved congrats!
WOOOOOOOOOOT! That’s awesome!
Totally deserve it!
As my husband said last night “you know they’ve hit it big when they make the grocery store book shelves” (which he was pointing to at the time, a gallon of milk in the other hand)
Congratulations!! Well deserved!!
Great pics of your babies—I know it’s difficult taking pics of black fur.
Too, too true. I have the same problem with an all white cat. Most of Bahzell’s pictures look like a cotton ball with gold eyes and a pink nose.
Ilona is a much better photographer than I.
SQUEEE!!! I loved the book and had to listen and when not listening I read the book as quick as I could. Then the hubby wanted to listen to it, so I started it for a third time. Hehe, love the Baylor family. Moar moar moar.
RJ Blain says
Congrats!! You’ve definitely earned it.
I bought it i hardback, and the cd! Love it both ways, and want to support you every way that I can.
After all, you live in Texas, instead of the very agricultural , between mountain ranges of upstate NY (think Vermont) that I live in, where nights are hitting 50s and days are beautiful, sunshiney, in the 70s F.
Patricia Schlorke says
Could you please send your cooler weather our way to Texas? We’re in the mid 90s with the nights are still in the 70s.
Patricia Schlorke says
Congratulations! Cute pictures of the furry family members. 😀
SO cute! Our Jaina has a strong resemblance to Salem! Awesome news on Sapphire Flames, but I can’t say that I am surprised, because you two rock! =) Congratulations on another great book!
Driving through the neighborhood on the way home once saw a cat that very much resembled Salem. Stopped the car, rolled down the window and yelled at her to go home. It wasn’t her. I just yelled at someone else’s cat.
Congratulations!! And awe on the fur babies!
Congratulations! I know you were anxious but your readers and fans are not surprised! Have fallen in love with the Hidden Legacies world.
What is the name of the flowers? That is a lovely bunch of blooms.
Congrats! You deserve a bestseller! It’s a great book in a fabulous series. I have to credit your kids, too. I can’t help but believe they have inspired a lot of the sisters’ interaction. It’s a joy to read, makes you feel like part of a wonderful family.
gaill k says
As Arabella says “YUS”!!!!!!!
Congratulations on another great book. Loved it , and love that you are continuing your winning streak. Onward to Emerald Blazes, then maybe Ruby ????
thank you and thanks for the pet photos. love your entire family.
Amy Ann says
Congratulations! All accolades are well deserved. Beautiful flowers. Lovely animal friends.
Hey, congrats on the release, you guys! Those flowers are awesome and Nykee is adorable!!! Salem is clearly uncontested ruler over all he sees.
The flowers are well deserved…
As expected, your book was well written with a story that captured the interest and kept going until the end!
Tiger Lily says
Congratulations!! Love the pets(:
Jan Tucker says
Congratulations, well deserved, and thanks for sharing the cute black n fluffy pictures ????????
Well-deserved! And the animals are adorable.
Did you SEE? https://smile.amazon.com/l/549028/ref=smi_www_rco2_go_smi_3905707922?_encoding=UTF8&ie=UTF8&node=549028
has Sapphire Flames show up on their NYTimes bestseller page!
and on the NYTimes site: https://www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers it is #5 !!!!!
Sara T says
Congrats! I loved this book.
Well I love all your books.
(and I apologize to everyone for accidentally posting the same thing 3 times on the previous post 🙁 )
Michelle C says
Love the series and can’t wait for the next one.
Congrats! Looking forward to next books. In addition to Catalina’s story, will be seeing more of Bern’s romance of Runa? Will the houses unite? Given Leon’s dislike of Ale, would be amusing to see him fall for Ale’s sister in future books. (For some reason, I suspect Arabella will end up with Augustine’s younger brother.)
I don’t know why, but I see Arabella with John Pine, the oldest son of House Piney. He’s the one from the snippet/deleted scene/whatever posted recently about Catalina and Arabella collecting payment from House Piney. The one who was “disturbingly casual” about wanting to kill his cousin. He seems like he’d be able to appreciate Arabella.
I think Arabella will rope in Augustine. He likes it orderly and controlled – and she is Anything but.
Oh lord, I sincerely would sell a kidney and like 4 of my toes to get a trilogy with Arabella. Don’t get me wrong, Nevada and Rogan will always be #1 in my heart, and Catalina and Alessandro are my spirit animals, but man, Arabella’s books would be so damn funny, I can’t even imagine…
I would not go so far to sell body parts – at least not my own – but I really, really want an Arabella trilogy.
By the way: congrats on hitting the lists – the horde told you not to worry…
Christina S says
Arabella is flipping awesome. I’d love love love to read her books!!!
I thought of Arabella with Michael, the enforcer, from the Records Keepers office.
Crystal F says
Congratulations!! You two so deserve it! I loved the book and thought the narrator did a great job! I normally would just read the ebook but I have a one year old now so have to sneak in my book fix any way I can and audible is working best for me at this point. I play it in the car when cleaning on some ear plugs or while he is passed out napping on me, etc. Anyways, I loved it!!
Also, I absolutely love those flowers. I wonder if those would grow in SC. haha.
Mary Cruickshank Peed says
+1! Congrats ( I figured the book would do well) and those flowers are lovely.! Dying to know if Nykee is part wire haired dachshund. Cute pooch!
Congratulations House Andrews! The BDH had no doubt. It is a fabulous book and totally deserves the rankings and accolades. The pets are adorable and the flowers lovely 🙂
Lynn L says
Congrats, well deserved. Those are beautiful flowers. I wonder what kind they are?
Christina S says
Arabella is flipping awesome. I’d love love love to read her books!!!
For everyone asking about the flowers, the are denobrium orchids. Just google denobrium; you can get them in different colors. I think they’re the perfect shade of blue for a Sapphire Flames woot!
Thank you!! I was scouring the comments for this.
Also House Andrews: huge congrats on the well deserved release!
I think we need a full dossier of Andrew’s pets, complete with pet- written intros.
I know my favourite entry. Artha. Amazing grand-dog, the most beautiful and protective pupper ever. Artha is everything!
I’ve read it 3 times already. Now the book hangover begins :/
It was AMAZING! I’m dying for the next. You both deserve this so much.
Anna Stanford says
Congratulations! It’s well deserved! I loved the book and feel bummed about having to wait so long for the next one…
Marian Bernstein says
Great book! Please get some rest. Your dog is so precious.
Congratulations on the list domination!! I’m not a bit surprised. Sapphire Flames is simply superb. Even considering that very painful cliff hanger. Sigh.
Love the pet photos. Isn’t it amazing how much they can talk without using human words? Always love the pet photos.
Gail G says
Congratulations! Well deserved????
Robin Mangum says
I loved the book!! Congratulations – you deserve it!!
Debra K Hoffmaster says
Congratulations. Well deserved.
Congratulations! This is wonderful news, wonderful recognition for you and for the book you created, which means so much to so many people!
Thank you ????
Diana Rivis says
Many, many congrats! Wonderful news and well deserved. Just finished the book and loved it! Looking forward to the next one.
Jennifer Avalos says
Congratulations!! Loved the book❤️Loved the snippets????love the blog???? beautiful flowers????
Congratulations! I loved the book!
Congratulations. I have to tell you that I never end a book and then, immediately, start over. If I am going to start over, I wait a few days to let things “settle in”. With this book, I not only started over immediately, I did it twice. Read the book 3 times in three days. It is that rich in content. I am so delighted with your talent. I can’t wait for the next book, the next one in any of your series.
Lest you think that I am either a bored lady of leisure or have a very small library, I am an audiobook reader who is moving. Packing boxes needs an iPod and headphones. Audible and I are good friends and I can check additional titles out from the local Digital Library. I still read your “Sapphire Flames” over and over again.
Love the flowers, love the pets, and truly LOVED the book! But you know what I love even more??? You guessed it! HOUSE ANDREWS for the win!!! (Yyaaayyyy) Seriously, all that worry and anxiety and you know we adore everything you guys write. Hope you are getting in some well deserved relaxation time.
Congratulations on your well deserved success in conquering the best seller lists again.
I loved the Hidden Legacy series with Nevada as the chief protagonist and wondered if Catalina would be as good. She is great! Different from Nevada but equally as terrific. I love how you have revealed her strengths, weaknesses, confidence and insecurities with the underpinning of loyalty ,determination and “ steel blue, blade straight “ integrity that makes her such a wonderful character. Thankyou
Hooray! Couldn’t happen to nicer folks!
The book was a blast! You two totally deserve bestseller status. It sounds like some new readers may have joined us. We’ll see how long it takes them to find the BDH.
Your flowers are fabulous. Enjoy them.
The critters are beyond cute. I love kitty paws with the fur sticking out between the toes. Shadow’s expression is pure dachshund. (30+ years of dachshund ownership here.) That “What did I do?” look is so typical.
Claire M says
Congratulations!!! So well deserved, Sapphire Flames really is incredible.
And those flowers are immense!!! So beautiful!!
Danielle Ward says
Congratulations! Great flowers, very Sapphire Flames! Pets are cute! Enjoy well deserved success.
I loved that book!!!!!
Not surprised it’s soaring on the book lists!!!!!
Can’t wait for the next!!!!!
On pics….All babies are precious !!!!!
(The only time our Black cat will allow us to rub him is when food is involved)
I forgot to say ….. for some reason I saw Arabella with Michael, the guy from the Records Keepers office, he devours magic , the enforcer.
(Thought of) Arabella with Michael
Tiger Lily says
Me too. He warned Nevada and seems young enough. His magic is cool.
Cheryl M says
Hooray for the placement on the lists! I love the book, having now read it twice, and look forward to more to come. Being married to an Italian I have one caveat, they really are not all THAT picky where the wine is from so long as it is good. The French are the picky ones.
So happy for you! I enjoyed the book so much & am glad it found an eager audience.
Now, try to take a nap or two!!
What type of flowers are those? They’re super beautiful and I want to send some to my mom.
Also, grats on the lists. I loved the book.
They’re purple dendrobium orchids, treated with blue dye. Kudos to the Avon staffer who chose them; they do look like sapphire flames 🙂 .
Congratulations! I loved it!
Debi Majo says
I bought it for my Nook immediately and over the weekend I bought two copies at B&N for each of my daughters! I just love the book! Thank you so much for writing it!????
Nothing but what you deserve!
It was so good, it prompted me to start a Kate reread.
Thank you, thank you, for all your writing.
Congratulations!! Well deserved. I have major book hangover after reading sapphire flames. Eagerly waiting for the next one.
And then Arabaella’s books of course.
Not to mention I’m still also hoping for the new Alpha Origins Series.
Basically anything you write.
Tracy May Adair says
Congratulations on sales results, loved the book myself. The flowers are beautiful. I don’t know what kind they are but my immediate thought was of the garden scenes described in Sweep of the Blade…different book, I know, but still, there my brain went.
Barbara Erwin says
Absolutely well deserved! Sapphire Flames is marvelous. One of the things I most appreciate about your characters is that each one has a different “voice”. The plotting and pace is tight and terrific. And my oh my Alessandro is yummy!
Congrats on the release! Lovely flowers-what kind?
On a personal note, really loved the story. As much as I enjoyed Nevada’s series, I liked this one (at least the first book anyway) more. Even more than the Kate Daniels. Something about the Catalina really speaks to me. Anyway, can’t wait for the next one and hope her slightly crazy cousin gets a book somewhere down the line. Something tells me it would a trip.
Thanks again for the great experience. I really needed the break from reality.
All your hard work and efforts show in your books. House Andrews’ books are superb.
Ellen D says
CONGRATULATIONS to you both! The orchids are beautiful and love the fur babies!
Really glad to hear this (suspect the audible figures will also be high)!
Congrats!! The book is FAB! xoxo
WOW! Those are absolutely beautiful flowers! Congratulations on the book’s success.
I’ve read it three times I absolutely love it. Congratulations. Take a break. Get a massage. Put your feet up. Have a moon pie. You deserve it. Thanks so much for working so hard.
Jeannie Andries says
I absolutely loved Sapphire Flames. I read it in one day. Thank y’all so much for your pet pictures, they are cute.
Lynne B says
Beautiful flowers!! Congratulations on your success! On being such awesome writers! On being so talented!! Thanks! Enjoy the flowers and the accolades.
Tiffany Crystal says
Those flowers are gorgeous and so are the furbabies ♥ Congrats on the lists! You guys earned it!
Congrats! The orchids are beautiful and very well deserved
All the Congratulations!! Plus those are amazing flowers and the kitty and puppy are adorable.
Congratulations ????????! Take a well deserved bow. Love the orchids!
Congrats!! I’ve just started the book and I’m really enjoying it!
The flowers are very beautiful. I loved you animal pictures as well.
I hope you have a nice week.
* your animal pictures… I wish so much the comments were possible to edit ::inserting embarrased face::
So deserved that book was awesome and I can’t wait for the next one!!! You guys are on my auto buy list love everything you do, thank you.
Le Ann says
Congratulations!!! I love both the print and audio version of Saphire Flame! ????????????
Congratulations! Those flowers are gorgeous. Pets are the best.
You deserve them I am rereading the whole series again love everything you write
Yvonne A says
Congratulations on all the lists!!! Well deserved, too!! I know I had it on preorder for months. Heh. I’m betting the next one will premiere even higher.
Louis Boyle says
Wondering if you’re considering adding medmagick (medmages, healers) to the Hidden Legacy universe? Seems like a logical extension of what the Osiris serum does. Might be cool to add bad medmages and good medmages, able to manipulate the serum by magick (although that may be what’s going on already in the background); or able to bypass the serum and directly modify DNA (maybe like the herbomages seem to be able to do already?).
thanks for listening; and thanks again for such great stories! SO looking forward to more!
Huge Congratulations on all the lists! It’s so well deserved! None of us BDH were worried!
I was so sad when I finished Sapphire Flames I had to go back and re-read all of them. Then I was sad again, so I had to go back and re-read all the Innkeeper books. I just finished them all. Now I’m sad again!
Gotta go pull out all my Kate books now. Getting happy again….
Bahhahaha I’m glad I’m not the only one doing that!
I did the same thing!
Awesome! I’m glad it was such a success. When the audio comes out I will be getting that as well!!!!
I think it’s out? It appeared on my library hold list (I recommended it for purchase before it was available). I bought the Kindle version, but can’t let myself start buying everything in audio too.
Congratulations – though I don’t think any of us are surprised 🙂 🙂
Congrats! Loved the book! The flowers are beautiful-what kind are they? I confess, I have a black thumb, so I’m flower challenged, ????
Wow! Congrats! Do you happen to know what the flowers are? They look like Sapphire Flames
Congrats! Well deserved !!! The book was awesome, I love all the new characters
Current re-reading white hot,
I agree with everything said in the comments. I can only think that someone had to (what is it Bug would say) have a brain fart to leave a bad review. It was probably just a bad day for them. It’s fabulous as usual and I thank you. Love the animal babies and flowers.
Annamarie Schmidt says
you deserve this, it was huge, it sucked you in and wouldn’t let you go until you finished. It was fast paced and had lots of twists. It was a GREAT read!
Suzann Schmid says
You deserve all the accolades! Here’s to black pets-the best for sure. I am saving this book for the first really bad fibromyalgia day. Season changes really suck, and I can look forward to something other than more meds and pain.
So happy that All the Readers now enjoy your fabulous books. Congratulations!
Congrats! Glad I contributed! Don’t be afraid of pre-orders.
Congrats! And Ummm what does the rest of the bag behind the flowers say? All I see is a bag of “Anus”….
I guess if you hit the best sellers list the publisher gives you a bag of anus to make up for the ones they chewed out. You have a good eye I really had to blow up the picture to see that.
It says Anushka on the purse. 🙂
Aww, so happy for you both! Reread the entire series…loved them all!!! Hope to read more in this venue sometime in the future…after you take a nice long break!
Sapphire Flames is an excellent book, I’ve read it twice and have a huge smile on my face, and so much joy in my heart. Terrific writing!!! Thank you so much.
Well, some people in the US simply haven’t heard about you yet. Don’t worry, eventually they will. I look forward to the day when House Baylor is as well known as Harry Potter.
Gale D says
Congrats! Loved the book! Thank you.
Chris W. says
Congratulations! You both deserve it and the flowers.
Beautiful flowers for a wonderful book.
So is your cat in the witness protection program and you’re breaking their cover?
Diane Lang says
Excellent news! Especially since this means the probability of more books in the Hidden Legacy world. 😀
Add me to the loooong list (of course!) of well-deserved congratulations. No surprise on this face at your success.
Yay!! Sapphire Flames was wonderful! Pet pics are the best, more anytime you want, including tails in vases, because that’s what my pics are like too!
Those flowers are gorgeous! And well deserved. House Andrews did a excellent job and created a fun well rounded story that sucked people in.
Quick! I need that yarn! lol
Congratulations on the # 6 on USA Today!!!!
The flowers were beautiful.
Jill Dolbeare says
Those flowers are spectacular! What are they? Hard to tell in the photo. Congratulations on the book, it is well deserved!
Congratulations on the book! Wonderful story.
By the way do House Andrews or any of the BDH have any advice on integrating a house with cats in it with a dog? We are thinking of adopting a dog (or two) but don’t want to upset the cats who are obviously in charge!
Sandra Hughes says
YAY!!! Great book, you deserve it. And your pets are darling!
Mary OMaley says
Congrats on making those lists!. You guys are just that awesome.
So, Makes you hotter, sexier, wilder, and more attractive.” Does that include the color “meat meal”? OMG
Mary OMaley says
Congrats on making those lists. You guys are just that awesome!
Also, “Makes you hotter, sexier, wilder, and more attractive.” Does that include the color “meat meal”? Yikes!
Yay, Shadow body double!! So cute! The book was such fun – so difficult to put it down each night so I could get some sleep and not be a zombie at work.
Congrats, again; there was no doubt from the BDH!
(P.s. have ordered from Wish before and got what I ordered. The trick was reading the descriptions fully to ensure I got what I was expecting. I was trying to order steam punk goggles and found a couple of entries that showed goggle pictures but were actually only the lenses…
Nancy Pollan says
What I do with Wish is get ideas about things I might want and then I go to eBay and find the same thing for half the price. Just be careful of buying clothes or shoes. Even they larger sizes they are still much smaller than US sizes.
We have a black kitty named Salem, too! And another one named Calcifer. <3
Loved Sapphire Flames. Thanks for sharing your imaginations and wonderful talent with us.
Alison Parker says
Congratulations! I’ve only read the book three times and listened to it twice. Plus I went back and read the other four plus all the innkeeper series again. You guys deserve all the recognition in the world for making my life livable. The edge series is next.
Congratulations for making the lists. Hope there’s many weeks to come at least in the same ranks!
Gorgeous flowers, by the way. You’ll probably be able to keep them alive much longer than I could dream of.
Wow! Congratulations! I visited the B&N where I bought my copy prior to Day One. It was a week later and they were out – not a copy in the store. Amazing!!!!
So happy for you! Y’all deserve it after your hard work and great books 🙂
Congratulations! Love, love, love your books ????????????. Flowers are gorgeous!
I’ve been meaning to drop a note about how much I loved this book. I just love this whole universe and I’m still randomly thinking about and giggling over things in the book. And I finished it 4 days ago.
Congratulations. For the great work.
I bet those are blue phalaenopsis orchids. They don’t occur in nature but use a dye process that is picked up by the flower. They sure are pretty though. You can find them in flower shops, online flower shops, etc.
thank you! I was wondering.
Those look like alien flowers from Baha-Char.
Bill D says
Well deserved, Catalina fully developes into the beautifully snarky universe you have created and now fully stands on her own with this story. Without it being a spoiler, having an Alfa Romeo in the story cracked me up,as someone with experience with them if you drove it like in the story,it would end up a mass of oil covered metal lying on tne road (though Alfa’s have one advantage when being chased by bad guys, the oil they tend to drip is a great way to cause the bad guys car to spin out). On the other hand being well off Alessandro would be the perfect Alfa owner,he could own 10 of them so at least one would be running!
FYI,I don’t know if it was intentional, but the character with the name Mira Fiore is the same as the name of Fiats main plant in Torino, Mirafiore ..
Anyway,a great story that caused me to stay up late reading it and I wait for the next installment to see if Catalina and Alessandro get their HEA and if Rogan and Alessandro have the obligatory mano et mano fight so they can bond;)
Congratulations! The book is wonderful in both print and Audio. I’m getting ready to give it a second read. ????
Bill G says
Midge Frost says
I love ???? this book! Already looking forward to the next one. I have a question, don’t think it will be a spoiler. In the snippet where Leon helps reduce Bab y, he states he got the client to sign a waiver and I assumed it was so they were not liable for damages but later they get a bill. So did I misinterpret?
Midge Frost says
Oops it’s supposed to read rescued Baby. ????
Debra Kessing says
congratulations – the book is wonderful! I adored the Nevada/Rogan books & I had no doubt you would bring Catalina to life in her unique way. Of course, you did =) When is the next book?
Those flowers are glorious <3