From the Author Pages…

It has been a while since I did one of these, since info has been coming out in a trickle for the last few months. Anyways, here’s whats going on…

  • If you can’t wait to get your hands on The Veil, the first book of Chloe Neill‘s new Dark Isle series, it is up for review on NetGalley. You can find it HERE.
  • I upped the blurb for Dark Promises, the 98th Carpathian book by Christine Feehan (well, 28th, but it feels like more), but a couple of days ago the cover made its grand debut. I have to say, not bad. Not bad at all, considering some of the hideous disasters this series has seen in the past…

dark promises

  • As I mentioned in passing before, the first book of the Jane Yellowrock spin-off series by Faith Hunter, Blood of the Earth, has been pushed back to late 2016. Doug Meeks did some digging, and word is that Faith wasn’t happy with the book. I would rather see someone take longer than put out something they feel could be better, even if waiting longer is a bummer.
  • On the Gena Showalter front, there is finally word about the next Lords of the Underworld book. It looks like Baden is up next, and his story will be called The Darkest Torment. As of right now, no specific release date has been nailed down and it is just showing for 2016. There is talk of another Lords book next year, too, or maybe another Angels of the Dark, things haven’t been decided on.
  • Another author whose next release is being pushed back is Jeaniene Frost. The second book from her Broken Destiny series, The Sweetest Burn, will now be released February 23rd, 2016. I believe it was originally due out this October. And it looks like the paperback re-release of the first book, The Beautiful Ashes, has undergone a design change…

the beautiful ashesUgh, not really a fan. Dude’s head looks wonky, for starters. And you know that where there is a design change for the paperback, a design change usually follows for the rest of the series.

  • For some reason, I had it in my head that Jennifer Estep‘s Elemental Assassin series was winding down, but it looks like #14 will be coming our way next February 23rd, and it will be called Bitter Bite.

Ok, that about wraps things up for this little update. Have you got anything to share from some of your favorite authors?

Site Updates…

Just a quick note to let you know that the new release dates have once again been updated. There actually weren’t that many that shifted around, surprisingly (and for a nice change). The only one that really stands out is Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter, which is the first book of her Jane Yellowrock spin-off series, Soulwood. It moved from I believe October of this year to August of 2016. Bummer. I was looking forward to that one for a while now, but on the plus side it gives me more time to get caught up on Jane’s series.

Oh, and the Sisters of the heart guide has been updated in time for the next book, Earth Bound, which comes out on July 7th. Christine Feehan is sliding closer to Lora Leigh every day, since I caught a few things in my Air Bound re-read that seemed to totally change from the previous backstory of the main character, Airiana. First off, she was Rydell in the first couple of books, but in her own book she became Ridell. And I believe that in the backstory she was a dog trainer, but in her own book there isn’t a dog mentioned (or in sight). Strange. Anyways, still looking forward to the next one.

In the next couple of days, I hope to get the guides updated for both Lora Leigh‘s Bengal’s Quest (oi, is that one tricky to organize), and Nalini Singh‘s Shards of Hope. I have all of my notes for both of them, I just have to add the 20+ pages of info for both (and hope they make sense).

More Blurby Goodness…

It was author page updating time, and in doing so I found a couple of blurbs for long-awaited books. Just a quick note…March 2016 is going to be one expensive reading month. Just saying.

This first one is for Anne Bishop‘s Marked in Flesh, which is due out on March 1st.

For centuries, the Others and humans have lived side by side in uneasy peace. But when humankind oversteps its bounds, the Others will have to decide how much humanity they’re willing to tolerate—both within themselves and within their community…
 
Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn, see the new, closer companionship as beneficial—both personally and practically.

But not everyone is convinced. A group of radical humans is seeking to usurp land through a series of violent attacks on the Others. What they don’t realize is that there are older and more dangerous forces than shifters and vampires protecting the land that belongs to the Others—and those forces are willing to do whatever is necessary to protect what is theirs…

We are counting down to the end of the Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill, and the second last book will be called Midnight Marked. Look for it on Marh 1st, as well.

As the Chicagoland Vampires series continues, Merit and Ethan find themselves in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, where winning may require the ultimate sacrifice…

A vampire’s grudges don’t stay dead long…

Merit is one of Chicago’s most skilled vampire warriors; these days, she doesn’t scare easily. But she and Master vampire Ethan have made a new and powerful enemy, and he won’t give up until he owns the Windy City.

With his last plan thwarted, he’s more determined than ever to watch Cadogan burn. Ethan has put the House’s vampires on high alert, but their enemy will stop at nothing, including pitting vampire against vampire…

In this deadly game of cat-and-mouse, the stakes are life or death—and winning might mean sacrificing everything…

Oooh, and can’t forget the next epic Patricia Briggs‘ book, Fire Touched. This one has a release date of March 8th.

Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.

Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?

There are a few other biggies coming out next March, but the blurbs have been out for a while. This past March was a huge month, too. Too much of a good thing, I think, since I would rather spread out the reading goodness. How excited are you for any of these upcoming releases?

Gena’s New Series…One More Time

It looks like there was a bit of a mix up with the blurb for Gena Showalter‘s new series that I posted yesterday. Gena’s editor, Natashya, sent word over that Amazon had posted an early draft, and that in fact her new series, Everlife, will not have a love triangle.

I repeat: no love triangle!

This is the new blub for the first book, Firstlife, which is due out on February 23rd.

ONE CHOICE.

TWO REALMS.

NO SECOND CHANCE.

Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.

There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.

In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she’s drawn to isn’t where the boy she’s falling for lives? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision…

So, I am happy to realize there isn’t a much overdone love triangle. There has to be some other way to get some drama, and any series that doesn’t go that route gets bonus points from me.

A New Gena Showalter Series is On the Horizon

I was updating the new release pages yesterday, and I came across a totally random listing on Amazon for a new young adult series from Gena Showalter. I had heard last year that another one was coming, and it looks like details are starting to emerge. The series is called Everlife, and the first book is called Firstlife. It has a release date of February 23rd.

ONE CHOICE.

TWO REALMS.

NO SECOND CHANCE.

Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.

There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.

In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms and the two boys who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she’s drawn to isn’t where the boy she’s falling for lives? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision…

Hm, sounds different. I like the asylum angle…always was a sucker for a mistaken mental illness angle, but not sure on the religious side. I was hit or miss with Gena’s latest books because of the religious overtones, so I guess I will have to see how this one goes, too.

Does this sound like something you will be checking out? Did the religious overtones of her latter books change your enjoyment, or did you notice a difference?

Kresley Cole’s Sweet Ruin Update…

Many, many thanks to Kim, who sent over word that the blurb for Kresley Cole‘s next IAD book, Sweet Ruin, had finally been released. I have been checking for info every couple of days, but Kim’s tip paid off. This one is totally out of the blue…

sweet ruinSynopsis…

Mesmerized by a beautiful supernatural creature unlike any he’s ever met, an immortal assassin is caught between desire and duty in this sizzling new novel from Kresley Cole’s #1 New York Times bestselling Immortals After Dark series, which RT Book Reviews declared “should be on your auto-buy list!”

A foundling raised in a world of humans

Growing up, orphaned Josephine didn’t know who or what she was—just that she was “bad,” an outcast with strange powers. Her baby brother Thaddeus was as perfect as she was flawed; protecting him became her entire life. The day he was taken away began Jo’s transition from angry girl…to would-be superhero…to enchanting, ruthless villain.

A lethally sensual enforcer on a mission

A threat to the Møriør has brought archer Rune the Baneblood to the mortal realm to slay the oldest living Valkyrie. Whether by bow or in bed, he never fails to eliminate his target. Yet before he can strike, he encounters a vampiric creature whose beauty conceals a black heart. With one bite, she pierces him with aching pleasure, taking his forbidden blood—and jeopardizing the secrets of his brethren.

A boundless passion that will lead to sweet ruin…

Could this exquisite female be a spy sent by the very Valkyrie he hunts? Rune knows he must not trust Josephine, yet he’s unable to turn her away. Despite his millennia of sexual conquests, he can’t ignore the unfamiliar longing she arouses deep within him. When Jo betrays the identity of the one man she will die to protect, she and Rune become locked in a treacherous battle of wills that pits ultimate loyalty against unbridled lust.

I headed over to Kresley’s Facebook page, and there was a little bit more info available. She said…

Background: I had a choice, either to start buttoning up the series to conclude, or continue on. These books are by far the hardest of any I’ve ever worked on. They take me twice as long, and demand buckets of blood, sweat, and tears. BUT I had this overall vision for the series that I haven’t deviated from and couldn’t shake.
—The Plan: leading up to the Accession, I’ll show Nïx as her enemies see her. We’ll have books from her adversaries’ POVs, including the members of the Møriør. To them, Nïx is a maddened arch villainess (we have been seeing her doing shadier and shadier things for several books). She and her bizarre allies must be stopped (we’ll revisit many of the previous IAD couples).
—Lead couple of this installment: Enter Rune, Møriør assassin, sexual weapon, and arrogant half demon/half fey badass. Only one female can keep up with him—street-smart Josephine (Thaddeus’s biological sister!), who’s a powerful phantom/vampire halfling herself.
—Their mission: assassinate Nïx. And the Ever Knowing One won’t make it easy for them!

I figured for sure it was Furie and Kristoff, or at the very least Munro and his mystery mate, so I was totally surprised by this. Not unhappy, but surprised. I don’t do well with hanging storylines, but then I haven’t been totally thrilled with the last couple of installments either so maybe a change of direction is in order. So, what is your take on this totally new couple? Are you disappointed that there wasn’t any payoff to the Furie and Munro teases in the last books, or are you happy with a new branch of the IAD?

Alexandra Ivy’s Burned by Darkness

Alexandra Ivy has always been a consistent author for me, and over the years I have really enjoyed her Guardians of Eternity series. I was saddened to find out that she was done traditionally publishing the Guardians books, and it seemed that she was going the Lara Adrian self-pubbed route. That sort of made me a bit nervous, since I don’t like change when it comes to my books. But it looks like what really happened is that she just kicked her writing into high gear. She has a monster to be released list for the rest of 2015 and into 2016, and one of those titles is Burned by Darkness. It is the first book of the Dragons of Eternity series, a spin-off from the Guardians of Eternity series, and it is due out on June 30th.

burned by darknessThe Dragons of Eternity were once creatures of mist and legend. Now they’ve returned to the world, prepared to claim what’s rightfully theirs…

Tayla is desperate for a place to call home. After years on the run, the young imp impulsively buys a teahouse and is determined to build a new life. Unfortunately, she’s barely opened the doors when she’s tracked down by the dragon who purchased her from troll slave-traders. He demands she pay off her debts…in his harem.

Baine has devoted a quarter of a century to tracking down his beautiful concubine. And now that he has her in his grasp, he’s not about to let her go. But it’s soon apparent that he isn’t the only demon hunting her. He must uncover her secrets or risk losing her forever.

Purchase at Amazon.com

I had heard rumors of this one before, but I was surprised to find a listing for it…two months away. There are a couple of issues for me when authors I followed in print releases go self-pubbed – one, they are hard to get ahead of when it comes to keeping track of their new releases. Like this one, they just randomly pop up one day and are out before I know it sometimes. Two – I either have to wait for a print version in Canada, or build up an order through the American Amazon.com and pay a fortune in duty and shipping and exchange. At least I have given up my e-book snobbery and can read it when it comes out, then wait for the print version.

So, looking forward to more Alexandra Ivy? I am anxious to check out her take on the dragons (along with her many, many other upcoming releases, that is).

From the Author Pages…

Yep, a bit more info to pass on…

  • Alexandra Ivy might very well be a writing machine. She has nine titles scheduled for release between now and the end of December. NINE. Not only are pre-order links up at Amazon for the next Bayou Heat book featuring Michel/Striker, but she is also starting a new romantic suspense series called ARES Security. The first book is called Kill Without Mercy, and it will be released on December 29th. Here is a peek at the cover and blurb…

kill without mercyFrom the hellhole of a Taliban prison to sweet freedom, five brave military heroes have made it home—and they’re ready to take on the civilian missions no one else can. Individually they’re intimidating. Together they’re invincible. They’re the men of ARES Security.

Rafe Vargas is only in Newton, Iowa, to clear out his late grandfather’s small house. As the covert ops specialist for ARES Security, he’s eager to get back to his new life in Texas. But when he crosses paths with Annie White, a haunted beauty with skeletons in her closet, he can’t just walk away—not when she’s clearly in danger…

There’s a mysterious serial killer on the loose with a link to Annie’s dark past. And the closer he gets, the deeper Rafe’s instinct to protect kicks in. But even with his considerable skill, Annie’s courage, and his ARES buddies behind him, the slaying won’t stop. Now it’s only a matter of time before Annie’s next—unless they can unravel a history of deadly lies that won’t be buried.

  • And speaking of writing machines, word is that the next Ghostwalkers book, Spider Game, will be released next January 26th. I really can’t complain about how fast Christine Feehan is cranking them out, but I do hope that the next Ghostwalkers book reads like a Ghostwalkers book and not a Breeds story like Viper Game did.
  • Jennifer L. Armentrout is also cranking out the books, and there are a few more to add to her long, long list of upcoming releases. There will be a companion novel to the Lux series called Oblivion, which will be a retelling of the first book, Obsidian, except from Daemon’s POV, and it is due out in December. Next February will see the release of the second Titan book featuring Seth, which will be called The Power. And to top things off, the cover and blurb have been released for the third and final book in her The Dark Elements series, Every Last Breath, which is due out on July 28th…

every last breathSome loves will last ’til your dying breath

Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust.

Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction.

Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…

  • This is actually the total opposite of an update…and that is the continued lack of info on the next Immortals After Dark book from Kresley Cole. After hyping the newsletter release that told nothing at all, there has been radio silence on what Kresley is working on. Has anyone else heard anything and I just missed it? Whatever it is, I guess it is supposed to be out on December 31st.

Ok, that wraps up my discoveries for a while. Time to turn the tables…have you heard of any new release dates, or found some great cover art or blurbs to share? If so, drop a line in the comments section.

Spotlight on…J.R. Ward

Every year, Pheonix goes to the annual book signing J.R. Ward holds in Cincinnati, and she is kind enough to share the info with us. I have to admit, I have a read it/don’t read it reaction to them, because I really want to know what is going on, but I don’t want spoilers. Or, should I say, I want some spoilers but not huge ones. You just can’t win with me.

Anyways, this can’t be said enough…there are spoilers here. I mean it. BIG. TIME. SPOILERS. Especially for The Shadows, so if you haven’t read it, proceed at your own risk.

Final warning – Spoilers! Spoilers! Spoilers!

 

2015 Cincinnati Immortal Q & A

Q: Who is the next BDB book about?

A: The title is “The Beast” ….I bet you know who that is about. We were going to do a short story, but there was too much to fit…he was too big to fit in a small….story. (crowd shouts: That’s what she said!)

Q: Can you elaborate on anything that’s going on with Rhage?

A: Ummmmm. He has some survivor’s guilt going on there, and there are some issues that he and Mary have to work out. There’s also one aspect of their life that will come to fruition. (crowd yells: BABY!!!)

Q: It’s more of a comment that a question. There were a lot of haters for The Shadows. For the way it had to happen, you did it perfectly.

A: Well, thank you! I totally understand people’s reactions.

Q: Are we going to see a lot more of s’Ex, the executioner?

A: Oh, yeah, I’m totally in love with s’Ex, too. (Crowd laughs at double entendre.) I want him to have his own book, his own love. I think he’s going to be protective of Trez, and s’Ex probably won’t be going back to the Territories, but I think iAm will definitely be going back and forth.

Q: What’s going on with Rhage? Is he going to be pardoned by the Scribe Virgin and have his curse repealed?

A: B**ch can’t get out of her own head long enough to fix anything. You’re going to have to KR on that.

Q: Can you or will you elaborate on how Xhex became an assassin?

A: I’m not sure what there is to elaborate on. She just came out that way.

Q: How do the Brother’s get the golden retriever hair off them?

A: Can you imagine the doggen? Just wrap one of them in duct tape and rolllllllll.

Q: With the demise of Mr. C., will Lash be coming back?

A: Yes, but we have to get through the next book and we have to get to Xcor and Layla. So, it just means getting to the point where he returns.

Q: With women coming in to the training program, will find out that women were already included, back in the day?

A: There is no back in the day for women (being involved). This is something new.

Q: When are humans finding out that there are vampires?

A: It’s coming. Remember when the sh*t was hitting the fan (Crowd: Which time?) So it’s going to come out that people have been videotaping and posting on Youtube. There was a scene, way back in one of the books, where the kid was videotaping, and it happens this time. So, yeah, that sh*t’s going to get

Q: Back in the day, before they lived in the sanctuary, there were Chosen breeding with the Brothers. Could we find out that the Chosen had offspring by different Brothers?

A: Originally they were only to breed with the Primale. Eventually, they were serving the Brothers with blood and sometimes, they would fall in love and have children. The breeding program is no longer in progress. It is possible that the Chosen had children by more than one Brother.

Q: Have we met Assail’s sibling?

A: That’s a Keep Reading.

Q: Will we find out Craeg’s parentage and is it significant?

A: That’s a Keep Reading, too.

Q: After the introduction of the training program, will there be shellans who want to enter?

A: Probably not, because those who can and want to, like Xhex and Payne, already are.

Q: Are we going to hear more about Payne’s ability to heal?

A: We’re going to learn that her ability to heal costs her more each time she uses it. And, I’m not sure what the answer is, whether she needs to refresh by going to the Sanctuary. Or there’s other consequences.

Q: Are Adrian and Eddie going to be Lassiter’s next assignment?

A: Yes, and Lassiter will get his own book.

Q: I get the drift that Bloodletter is his calling and his handle, but is that his name?

A: Bloodletter is his handle but not his real name. Can you imagine that on his birth certificate? His driver’s license. Why, sir, perhaps you shouldn’t drive….

Q: Was Bloodletter one of the Brothers guarding Wrath the Fair, in The King?

A: Maybe….

Q: Is he related to the Original Brother, who had two lines: Wrath, and perhaps an aristocrat of whom The Bloodletter is of the line?

A: Yes, he was.

Q: Selena said that she would be waiting for Trez and whomever he falls in love with.

A: I think some day that Trez will find someone to love, but it will be a long way off. You have to remember that vampires live five or six hundred years. And Serena gives him permission, says to him that if you find someone, to fall in love and live his life.

Q: Will Devina be in Lassiter’s book?

A: I think she will be in Lash’s book. Even assholes deserve love.

Q: Is Throe the new Havers (as the most hated character)?

A: Oh yeah he has bad juju. There are definitely some things to work out with Throe.

Q: What happens when Throe runs into Xcor?

A: That’s a Keep Reading.

Q: Is Layla going to have both twins?

A: She needs to have those babies. We need to move along because there’s so much more to come after that.

Q: Will De La Cruz be part of the “humans finding out”?

A: Hmm, I think he needs to see Butch again.

Q: You always write about how the males bond and give out their scent, but can it be unrequited?

A: I’m sure that happens.

Q: Now that Selena talked with Luchas about being lucky to alive, does he have a better will to live?

A: I think he does. And I’m sure we’re going to be seeing more of him, I’m just not sure right now which series he’s going to track in, whether it will be the BDB or the Legacy Series.

Q: Since Rhage is all up in his estrogen-fueled feelings, why is not the Beast all, dude, there’s nothing wrong with us, calm the eff down…

A: The Beast is non-verbal. So, not like he can just say that. (crowd laughs at image)

Q: Why is it that the Brothers can’t scent Xcor on Laila and know she’s lying.

A: It’s because she’s pregnant, and it would be disrespectful of them to get close enough to scent her.

Q: About Saxton’s HEA (Happily Ever After), can you tell us the when and who and what book?

A: Cannot answer that. Keep Reading.

Q: If feeding from humans doesn’t give vamps enough strength, like when Z was trying to survive on just human blood, how does Payne keep going feeding from Manny?

A: Payne goes to the other side and that rejuvenates her.

Q: Do we know for sure that Butch and Manny are connected?

A: Yes, they have the same father, and that guy didn’t keep it in his pants, so there may be more of them out there.

Q: I’m curious about the sympaths and if we will learn more about them?

A: Weird six finger things. If humans become aggressive toward the Shadows and sympaths, it may become a case of “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Because there is some serious sh*t coming. There is also a penal colony out west that may come into play. To keep the action going, more people have to come into the story. So, I think we’ll see all of those groups getting more involved.

Q: You had said that in honor of the tenth anniversary of Wrath’s release, there would be some sort of party or celebration?

A: With the release schedule for this year, we just couldn’t make it happen. But, maybe next March to celebrate Rhage and the Beast? We’re going to work on something.

Q: I love Godd*mn Cat. Will we find out more about Godd*amn Cat? (This is what iAm calls Boo.)

A: We will, yes.

Q: Will we see more of Fritz and his personal life?

A: He loves his job, but I can’t imagine writing his sex life. Nope….imagine a basset hound…nope…nope.

Q: Will there be a resolution to the death rate amongst females and births?

A: I don’t think so because it’s just part of nature.

Q: Throe went to Xcor to avenge his sister’s death, and the one who saved Tohr was shot in the head, so how can Throe be Autumn’s brother? (This was a confusing question, and the transcriber may not have gotten the whole thing correct, but the answer is the same.)

A: Keep Reading.

Q: Will we see more of the next generation? (Little Wrath, Nalla, Aggie, etc.)

A: I would love to see what happens when Z finds out Nalla has a boyfriend. But I don’t know how that would work. Would they be set in the future? Not sure yet.

Q: Will there be weeding out of the Bastards?

A: Oh, yeah, there will be. Leaky, messy, with a weed eater weeding.

Q: What’s with all the twins?

A: There are a whole lot of twins. I’m interested in what’s going on. Just the other day, I was like, wow, there’s a whole lot of twins in here. I know, I know, I is slow.

Q: Can we get a pronunciation guide?

A: Maybe, we’ll have to think on that.

Q: I thought John Matthew knew about Butch and Xhex? (having slept together)

A: I think JM is going to have a hard time with it.

Q: Is JM a Brother?

A: Not yet but he will be; I just don’t know when.

Q: Is wrath ever going to see his son?

A: No, he’s blind and there’s no fixing it.

Q: Layla is having twins. Will that be a problem with the birth and one won’t be ready?

A: Welll…(there was a lot of side chatter that ended with): But I promised I was finished killing people and that both would make it…

Q: Now that iAm and Boo are BFFs, now that iAm’s not at home as much, will Boo go Ninja cat?

A: Boo will have separation anxiety.

Q: Why did Qhuinn only see one twin? (In his vision)

A: I would answer that, but I can’t.

Q: The Scribe Virgin has been missing. Why did she decide to make herself known when she did? (In The Shadows)

A: I think because she knew the suffering Selena’s death was causing, and that she felt motivated which I find interesting. Someone said that if, as a deity, if no one is worshipping you, then you are as good as dead. So maybe she’s realizing that. And you know the most logical person for her to end up with??(Crowd shouts: Lassiter) Right, so Vishous would be his stepson. That sh*t is hysterical. Call me Daddy!

Q: Vampires usually have one mate, so when Tohr goes to the Fade is it going to be like Sister Wives?

A: Yep, just like Sister Wives. Tonight is your night, tomorrow’s yours. I’m gonna divorce you to give the fourth wife healthcare….(laughter)

Q: Saxton’s HEA, could it be one of the recruits?

A:You’re just trying to get me to say! I know who it is. Just not telling you.

Q: With Layla, Xcor, and the twins, will they break the kids up?

A: Hell no. The solution is there, it’s just going to take us a while to get there.

Q: Can you tell us if there is one boy one girl?

A: I’m not saying.

Q: What is going on with the Scribe Virgin? We saw her for a hot second but what’s going on with her?

A: She needs to get laid in the worst way. She needs to run off to the Bahamas with Lassiter and watch Beaches and Maury.

Q: About the Legacy series and opening with Blood Kiss. Will there be a signing event?

A: Yes.

Q: Did I hear that Phury and Cormia have a son?

A: Aggie is Phury and Cormia’s son, yes.

Q: Process question: Do you write scenes down as they come, if they’re for the future?

A: No, it stays in my head. I also have a research assistant who helps keep things straight. Occasionally, we make mistakes but I don’t write it down.

Q: We know Butch and Manny are brothers. Could they be related to Michael in the Story of Son?

A: It wouldn’t surprise me if Michael was related to Murhder, with the hair. And it wouldn’t surprise me if Clare and Michael’s kids come into the BDB stories sometime in the future.

Q: Does Layla make it through the pregnancy?

A: Yes, she does.

Q: Are Cormia and Phury ready to have a baby?

A: Yes, they are.

Q: Are we going to get more Brothers coming through the training program and how?

A: Chosen will fall in love and have more children.

Q: So about the V, Lassiter, Throe conflict?

A: I can’t say anything about that.

Q: Layla’s babies, could one be Xcor’s and one be Qhuinn’s?

A: No, that’s not possible.

Q: Does Butch get sick of V’s music?

A: You wouldn’t win an argument with V over the lint in your own bellybutton, so Butch has gotten over it. And is probably deaf now.

Q: Butch needs a vampire little sister.

A: He’s great with kids, but I don’t see a sister right now.

Q: So, in the Legacy Series, we’ll have basic training flashbacks?

A: Yep, basically.

Q: I was glad that Trez got closure (by getting to see Selena in the Fade).

A: I knew that Trez had to go through the Cleansing, but I didn’t realize the purpose when I saw the scene. I thought it was wonderful that Trez was talking to Selena, even after she was gone. And, Trez had to come back in order for iAm to have his moment with maichen.

Q: Will we see a cure for this genetic disease?

A: I don’t know but this is the problem with a breeding program that has a limited gene pool.

Q: Will we see Butch and Marissa in Blood Kiss?

A: Yes, but we won’t see them have kids yet.

Q: Will Paradise be the only female in the training program?

A: Nope.

Q: Will we ever get movies?

A: The rights have been purchased for The Bourbon Kings and the BDB is being looked at again.

Q: Will JM and Blay be inducted into the BDB?

A: Yes but I don’t know when.

Q: Would you build the mansion, based on the images in your head?

A: I would love to have a miniature model built someday.

Q: Could you do more Slices of Life?

A: I don’t know about that or another Insider’s Guide. There just isn’t time.

Q: There will be a signing for the Bourbon Kings, and for The Training Center Legacy Series?

A: Yes, end of July for The Bourbon Kings, possibly something in Nashville and sometime in December for Blood Kiss.

Q: They consulted with Havers about twins and that sometimes the second twin develops late. You

slipped a line in about triplets being rare…is she going to have trips?

A: Nope.

Q: Will there be sisters inducted in BDB?

A: Yes.

Q: Back to Rhage’s mood issues. Could it be his dragon curse and the Chosen’s moods?

A: Nope, it’s survivor’s guilt. It’s almost impossible for him to get over the fact that Mary was saved and these other shellans weren’t. There is some sh*t for Mary and him to work out…but it will be fine. Women are really attracted to him. He sees no one but Mary, but if it were a matter of he’d been with another woman when they first got together, and for her there’s a kernel of insecurity, that’s going to have to come out.

Q: iAm is going to spend a lot of time in the Territory and Trez will be with the Brothers. Is it possible that Trez will become a Brother?

A: I think that might be a great solution for him. He’s definitely going to need something to focus on.

Q: You said that the Legacy series would be more focused, and you mentioned Butch and then Paradise and Craeg, so where’s the focus?

A: It would be split between Butch and then Paradise and Craeg. The Legacy series is a great opportunity for more traditional HEA (Happily Ever After) and to focus on the original Brothers and more details of their lives that I just can’t show in the bigger books.

Q: Do you have any advice for writers?

A: Runnnnn! Save yourself!!! Seriously, though, don’t listen to anyone. Write what’s in your head. I don’t believe in critique groups or creative writing classes. Don’t listen to anyone, including me. When in doubt write. Write even when you thinks its crap. Next piece of advice: educate yourself. Pick books you like and deconstruct them. Get a pad and pen and go through these books and decide what did you like. What worked? What did you like? What didn’t you like? This develops your inner editor, then apply that to your own work. The voices in your head and the pictures in your head will always be there. Don’t worry.

Q: How are Butch and Manny related?

A: They are half-brothers. They have the same father.

Thank you to everyone who came today!

Random Updates…

Just a few quick updates:

  • Chicagoland Vampires number 12 from Chloe Neill has a title now. Midnight Marked will be released in March, 2016.
  • Jeaniene Frost has confirmed that her next trip into the Night Huntress world after Vlad and Leila’s fourth book will feature Ian. I have been whining for that one for a while, so good news all around.
  • I am very happy to say that there will be at least two more books in the Cainsville series from Kelley Armstrong. Since this is a favorite of mine, it is good news all around.
  • G.A. Aiken will release a Dragon Kin novella on October 27th called Dragon on Top. It will be Ghleanna’s story.
  • Lidayne sent over a note about Jacquelyn Frank. There will be one more book in the Nightwalker/Bodywalker series, but it will be released in e-format only. She also has stated that the book Seduce Me in Shadows, the third book of the Three Worlds series, probably won’t be released at all.