Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Now That We're on the Other Side

Amazingly, it's been a little over two weeks since the release of Blood Howl.  Robin and I were talking about it yesterday, and it seems impossible it's been so little time.  It feels like months since we were sitting up all night, waiting for that clock to tick over, like two impossible children on Christmas Eve.  How incredible, to know that the story we dreamed up, that we worked over and offered out, hearts in our throats, has now actually be read by people we've never met.  More than read, in some cases, people are actually enjoying it.

It still blows my mind.  I know Blood Howl isn't perfect.  Indeed, it's more of an appetizer than anything, getting our toes wet in this complex world we're now exploring fully.  But it is something we are proud of, it is the story we wanted to tell, and we realize we are incredibly blessed to have done been able to share that.  Robin and I are hard at work writing the second in the series, but I found myself, today, taking a little time to think back.

If you've read the book, what's your favorite part?  I'll admit, mine is one that actually wasn't planned out at all.  At least, it wasn't until we were almost on top of it.  The scene at the zoo (and if you've read the book, I hope you know what I'm referring to) really came out of the characters themselves, and Robin and I following along a silly impulse.  Somehow, in the writing, it became one of my favorite moments of the whole book.

So what about you?  Do you have a favorite scene?  A line?  A character?  I must admit, I'm dying to know.  I feel like everyone who's read the book is now a friend, is someone that I share a secret with.  After so many months of my sweet partner and I being the only two who knew these characters, this story, it's dizzying to think that there are others we could discuss it with.

So please, if you'd like, let us know if there was anything that stuck with you.  I'd love to brew up a pot of coffee (tea for my better half, thank you very much, though I'm sure Robin would share) and sit down with you all and talk.



  1. If I may say, Blood Howl was amazing. I have read many books of the same genre and similar plot, and I honestly didn't expect this one to be anything special. But it was. The emotion was well written and the plot was beautifully thought out, but it was definitely the characters' voices that sealed the deal for me. I could practically hear Jed cackling maniacally in my ear as I read it. The humor and unique voice were definitely the best parts. (And Knievel. And the mold democracies living in the cupboards.) Blood Howl has the rare honor of sitting on my dusty 5 out of 5 stars shelf.

  2. Heather, thank you so much! You totally made our day, I can't even begin to tell you. It's just so amazing to get to talk to people who enjoyed the book, who got the story, and who love these characters like we do.

    I am so glad that you liked it! Thank you again for telling us. :) We're so close to being finished with the sequel and this is giving us motivation to push through the end.


  3. Exciting! I can't wait for the sequel! I was hoping there would be one. Are our heroes the same or is it a different couple?