I had a short discussion with Brent from Heaven Sent on Fiction with Friction today:
I posted a little bit of nonsense over at Fiction with Friction. A discussion I had with Luc, Radin, Michael and a few other characters from my stories.
Since I seem to be getting a lot of random questions in a lot of different places, let me see if I can’t answer some of the most asked questions in one easier to find place.
Question: When is book 2 coming out?
Answer: Don’t know. Really. Haven’t started writing it and I’ve got at least 2, possibly 3 projects to finish before I can get to it. I hope for 2011 but I’m not sure.
Question: When is Squire coming out in print?
Answer: Looks like books 1 and 2 will be packaged together like books 1 and 2 of Heaven Sent. So the answer to the print question depends on the answer to when book 2 is coming out. See above.
Question: Is book 2 Danny’s story?
Answer: Don’t think so. I’m pretty sure book 2 is Lance’s story. Unfortunately, I didn’t think ahead to include more than a mention of him in book 1. Sorry.
Question: Will you write short interludes for the Indigo Knights like you did for Heaven Sent?
Answer: Don’t know. The shorts were each written for a holiday call that Loose Id put out that year — 2007, I believe — and the timing just happened to be right to provide one for each of the couples. I’m not against writing the shorts and I know they’re neat but the timing is off this time. How about “maybe”? I’ll add an “I’ll try”.
Question: Will you put out a T-shirt for Indigo Knights like you did for Heaven Sent?
Answer: I’d like to. If so, it probably won’t happen until all four main books are done, at least.
Question: Will you release any more artwork for Indigo Knights/Heaven Sent?
Answer: Again it has to be “don’t know”. Remember, I’m not the artist for HS/IK. If I want artwork, I have to pay for it. PL Nunn is a wonderful and generous artist who has yet to provide me with anything less than stunning, but I have to wait until it’s the right time. I can’t afford all the lovely artwork I’d love to commission and I can’t monopolize her time.
OK, that’s all the questions I can think of at the moment. Any more?
Last but not least, Heaven Sent. Come talk to me about the boys.
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Fun stuff, having Katrina here. She and I seem to share the same tastes in books. At least books about hot men doing other men. The excerpt for Off the Beaten Path certainly has me wanting to read more! Katrina and I have even both recently been into steampunk type stories. I wrote Sursein Judgment and Katrina’s written Slight of Hand. I know both of us are looking to do more steampunk or — as Ciar Cullen recently dubbed the softer side of steampunk — “softsteam”. Maybe sometime in the future the stars will align and we can be in an anthology or a series together.
Ah summer. Time of heat. Since I live in southern California and have all of my life, I’m well acquainted with the beast. I just realized that I don’t have many stories that deal much with the season or time of year. Oh, I mention the passing of time in the Heaven Sent books, sure, but I’ve not dealt much with it. Revelations, though, does a little. Gretchen is on summer vacation, you see. The boys in the band are on a break and she decides she deserves one too. In her new house. She’s even got a pool. Mmmm, yes, take a look at the cover for Revelations then think of Archer in the pool. That’s in the book. It’s actually great fun and I’m very happy with how it turned out. Continue reading Summer Fun
That’s Gretchen on the left, you’ve met her before. Owen, her new personal assistant, is in the middle. Isn’t he adorable? And that would be Archer on the right. He’s just as dark and luscious as he looks 😀
I’m still working on an excerpt, but I’ve got a draft of a blurb:
For years, Gretchen’s main objective has been taking care of the boys of Heaven Sent. When her boys decide to take a year-long hiatus, she decides to do the same.
Before she can begin her summer off, Gretchen has one last public commitment. There, she meets tall, mysterious, and wickedly handsome Archer Thanos. Archer’s company has a video game based on Heaven Sent and he’s has been trying to get in touch with her to discuss it. Their first meeting quickly turns into a discussion of another type … in a nearby hotel room, sending Gretchen headlong into a whirlwind summer affair she hadn’t anticipated.
Only, someone isn’t exactly thrilled about Gretchen and Archer’s romance. Gretchen’s adorable new assistant, Owen, has been pining for his boss since he started working for her but he hasn’t had the courage to assert himself and tell her he wants her. The result, Gretchen is completely blind to his feelings for her. To make matters worse, after meeting Archer, Owen knows he has no chance against the handsome devil. His own attraction to the older man is instant and overwhelming, the bisexual urges he hasn’t divulged to Gretchen fully awakening.
Owen thinks he’s not enough for Gretchen. Gretchen thinks Owen is far too young for her. Archer thinks they’re both ridiculous. He knows the three of them are just right for each other, if they can survive the miscommunications and trials ahead.
Heaven Sent: Revelations is now due out the end of July 2009. Stay tuned for cover and blurbs.