Will there be another Vlad and Leila book after Bound By Flames?
Yes. The fourth and final Night Prince novel, Into The Fire, releases February 28th, 2017.
Will Ian ever get a book?
Yes, Ian will be the next vampire to get his own book(s) after the Night Prince series wraps up. It will take a very strong woman to handle Ian. Fortunately, I do know the perfect person, although I’m not saying who aside from assuring people that it is not Justina.
Why do you say “Ian book(s)” instead of “Ian’s book” or “Ian’s books”?
Until I finish writing the story, I don’t know if Ian will have only one book (which was my original intention for the Night Huntress series, if you can believe that), or will have two books (my original intention for the Night Prince series) or if he will end up having more books (see: both the Night Prince and the Night Huntress series.) Since I obviously fail at estimating a correct number of books before I start writing a story, I’m not even attempting to do that this time.
When can we expect Ian’s book(s) to come out?
This is a guess – and as I have just proved, I am bad at guessing – but I would estimate that the earliest Ian’s book(s) would release is late 2017. Early 2018 is probably more realistic because I have three more books coming out before Ian would get his chance.
What about Timothy, the fourth prisoner who was sent to the New South Wales penal colony with Bones, Spade and Ian? They all think Timothy’s dead because they haven’t heard from him in decades, but is he really dead?
Timothy is alive, and he has a very good reason for hiding from his best friends for all these years. I intend to explore that in a future book, which is why I won’t say more now or it would spoiler.
Will you ever write about Katie when she is older?
[Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD. Don’t read this answer if you haven’t read Up From The Grave yet!] I would love to write about Katie when she is older because I already have very specific story ideas about her. Plus, it would be fun to showcase Cat and Bones in their most difficult role yet – as parents of a headstrong young woman ;).
Why don’t you have a movie/TV series made out of your books?
I would be delighted to see my work on screen, but this is something I have no control over. Seeing my work in print has been a dream come true for me, so having it adapted to TV or movie format would be icing on the cake. To date, film / TV rights have not been purchased for my series, but if that changes, I’ll be sure to let everyone know.
What is the last Night Huntress book with Cat and Bones as the main characters?
Up From The Grave is the final Night Huntress book. You will still see Cat and Bones pop up from time to time as side characters in the spinoff novels, however. For a detailed explanation of why I ended the Night Huntress series at book seven instead of eight or nine, go here.
What are the “Night Huntress World” books you mention?
These are books where side characters already introduced in the Night Huntress series get to step up to the spotlight and become the hero/heroine in their own novels! “Night Huntress World” book one will feature Spade (a.k.a. Charles) as the main character. Spade is a centuries-old vampire who’d been a South Wales prisoner in the 1700’s along with Bones. The overseer used to call the former Baron Charles De Mortimer by his assigned tool, a spade. He’d kept the name so he wouldn’t forget his previous helplessness.
“Night Huntress World” book two will feature Mencheres as the main character. Mencheres is an Egyptian vampire with his human roots stemming back to the time of the Pharaohs. He’s extremely powerful and knows many secret, forbidden magics.
Both Spade and Mencheres’s books will be stand-alone novels, not the start of a new series. They will be set in current times, with their story lines running parallel to the Night Huntress series.
What is the Night Prince series?
The Night Prince series is a set of books in the Night Huntress universe featuring Vlad as the hero and a new character named Leila as the heroine. For more information, go here.
Will you ever write books unrelated to the Night Huntress series?
I have already done so. The Beautiful Ashes, book one in the Broken Destiny series, is out now. For more details on the Broken Destiny series, which featuring demons, Archons, minions, gargoyles and other creatures, go here.
What about the other books in the Broken Destiny series?
Book two, The Sweetest Burn, and book three, The Brightest Embers, will release back-to-back in the summer of 2017. The Broken Destiny series will end at book three, and I can say that with confidence because I’m done writing the second book and the third book is already plotted out in detail (a miracle for me since I almost never plot out anything in detail before writing a book!)
What inspired you to write the Night Huntress series?
I came up with the first idea of it from a dream. In my dream, I saw two people arguing. Somehow I knew the girl was a half-vampire, the guy was a full vampire, and they were arguing because he was angry that she’d left him. The story of who they were, and what led up to that point in their lives, evolved and became HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE. Now the argument I’d glimpsed in my dream takes place in the second book in the series, ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE.
Are you going to write more werewolves, like you did in the novelette PACK?
Why don’t you travel to more places for signings and events?
My publisher sets my signing schedules, so I go where they point me. In addition to that, I also try to attend at least two conventions a year so that I can meet readers in person there, too.
Why don’t you travel less so you can write more books?
Meeting readers, authors and bloggers in person, plus traveling to new places, has only enriched my productivity as a writer. If I’m shut up in my office all of the time, that doesn’t give me many chances to experience things that inspire creativity. I do limit my travel because of deadlines, however, which is why I will never get to meet most of my readers in person. That’s unfortunate, but until someone invents a teleportation device, it’s how it is .
How do I find out where you’ll be in the future?
A: The best way is to sign up for my newsletter. I promise I don’t share or sell your information and I only send out a newsletter if there’s a new release, a big promotional price drop on one of my titles, or an upcoming appearance. So, about six a year, I’d guess.
Do you write, or have you been published before, under any other name?
What are your favorite movies?
This list will change as time goes on, but here goes:
- Fight Club
- The Mothman Prophecies
- Clay Pigeons
- Finding Neverland
- The Ghost and the Darkness
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Army Of Darkness
- Groundhog Day
- Underworld (all three of them)
- Austin Powers (all three of them)
- Death To Smoochy
- Galaxy Quest
- What About Bob
- Grosse Point Blank
- The Village
- Blade (all three)
- Men In Black
- Kill Bill (1 and 2)
- Hellboy (1 and 2)
- Jeepers Creepers (2 only!)
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- The Dark Knight
- Star Trek (2009)
- Alice in Wonderland (2010)
- Iron Man (all three)
- The Hurt Locker
- The Avengers
- Captain America, The First Avenger
- Warm Bodies
- Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
I’m forgetting several, of course, but I really loved all the above.
Who are your favorite authors?
See my Links page for a list of them.
Can I email you?
Of course! I love hearing from my readers and read every email sent. But since I’m on very tight deadlines, emails are answered by my assistant, Jinger.
Why don’t you have more books released within a year?
My publisher sets my schedule. So far, they’re keeping my releases to approximately one book every six to eight months.
Do you really like walking around in cemeteries?
Yes. The older, the better, too. To me, cemeteries are like a park, history museum, and an art garden all in one. Between the sculptures, the history behind battlefield burial grounds, and the beautiful, peaceful setting most of them are in, they really are lovely and interesting to visit. Some people find that creepy, but, to each their own.