Thursday, February 2, 2012
Last night I wrote a scene between Vasilije and Saint, and I love how those two work off each other. Vasilije is so smooth and almost smug at times with Saint. There's almost a brother dynamic to their banter, and as easily as Vasilije's words come out of my pen, Saint's flow even nicer. Smooth is great, but I love writing a smart ass. :)
In addition, I've enjoyed creating Saint's relationship with Solenne. While my female leads are never tender flower types, none have ever been as strong as Solenne. I'm not a huge fan of super-tough heroines. They tend to get in the way of what the hero needs to do. I can't tell you how often I've wanted to throw a book across the room (or throw my Kindle across the room) because some female character is in the way of what the hero should be doing or adding to his problems by doing stupid things. So I've been very careful to make Solenne the kind of strong that complements Saint instead of hindering him.
Following up Vasilije has been a real challenge for me, but I think readers will enjoy Saint's darkness in Blood Betrayed. I do love me a tortured soul! And I get to introduce more focal points in the vampire world I'm creating. The Archons are far more involved in this story, and the prophecy the Sons need to figure out is beginning to be revealed to readers.
I'm still looking at a May release for Blood Betrayed. Depending on how the action flows now that things are coming together in the story, it may be an early May release, though. Then it's on to Blood Spirit, which I'm still planning to release in the fall, but I might sneak in a summertime novella before I jump into the third book in the Sons series. I'll have to see what I can fit in, but the trilogy of novellas I planned out a few months ago is still waiting.
Keep checking back for more on Saint and Blood Betrayed. I'll be posting snippets in the upcoming months as things draw to the end. And, of course, I'll be sure to give readers a sneak peak of the sexy side of the book!