Sunday, 28 August 2011

Mission Complete!

Just finished our plotting for the next book in the Sanguis Nocturn canon!  It's kind of a huge undertaking for us, with a lot of moving parts, but we really love how it is coming together.  Now Robin is color coding things, because Robin is adorable when we plot, and I'm just amazed at how quickly we can get our creative visions in line.  We work well together, and it's always so much fun.

The cats are laying right next to me, occasionally rolling themselves across the keyboard if they feel they aren't getting enough attention.  Clearly they're very involved in the process as well.

Totally stoked!  Now we get to move on to the actual writing.


Saturday, 27 August 2011

We're Getting Closer

Wandered around a bookstore today, just studying the covers, flipping through a few things that caught my eye.  Nothing I haven't done a thousand times before, nothing that isn't an almost mindless activity for so many people every day.  We touch the pages, we wait for something to speak to us, we peruse the blurbs on the back and decide, right then and there, if this is something we want to take home with us.  For all the warnings about judging books by covers, it's what we do.

And then it hit me.  Two weeks from now, our book will be there.  It will be slid into the shelves, patiently waiting for someone to take a chance on it.  All of the stress and the late nights and the inspiration, all of those things we breathed into the ether hoping that they would take form, it will become a solid reality.  People might read it, and they will love it or hate it, but it will be read.  Those ideas that were nothing more than fantasy have become as solid as they ever will be.

People sometimes compare their art to their children, and perhaps that's true, but the best way I can describe it is the sensation of pulling out pieces of ourselves and then walking away.  Everything that we can do in the creative process is done, and now we just have to hope that our book, our creation, speaks to someone.  Kind of a scary thought, to be honest.  But the most exhilarating fear in the world.


Friday, 26 August 2011


Two weeks to go until Blood Howl is released!

We've started getting into the plotting of the second book in the series. The plot is flowing pretty well so far, and we're pleased with it. Just some editing on it to go, and resolving the ending, and we'll be all set to start writing the next book.

- Robin

Wednesday, 24 August 2011


Waking up at 2am with five new book ideas and needing to write them down, in detail, before you can possibly go back to sleep - always fun!

- Robin

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Upcoming Release: Blood Howl

Gun for hire Jed Walker doesn’t figure it for a difficult job—a simple smash and grab retrieval—except his new client doesn’t want money or goods. He wants shy, gorgeous Redford Reed, a man who turns Jed’s world upside down inside a day. He is in no way prepared to fall hard and fast for his newest assignment.

Redford Reed lives his life locked in his grandmother’s house, haunted by a terrible curse and watching the world pass him by until Jed shows up, sent by a man who will stop at nothing to claim Redford as his own. Teaming up with Jed is Redford’s only chance at survival, but as the violence escalates, so does the tension between them. Even though they each finally have something to live for, now it’s going to take all Jed’s skill and every bit of courage Redford has just to stay alive.

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Art: Anne Cain

It was a lot of fun to write this book, and we're excited to finally be close to it's release. Dreamspinner Press has been absolutely fantastic to work with. They were our first choice to publish with--how happy are we that they decided to publish us? The only answer can be: extremely happy.

Blood Howl will be the first of an urban fiction series, the second of which we are working on the plot for right now.

Release Date: 12th September. Buy it here!