Hello all! JL Oiler and Suzzana C. Ryan here to introduce you to our latest cooperative series, Glimpse of Midnight! Before we start, we would like to thank the awesome Lila Munro for hosting us today!
First let us explain how this all came to be….
Once upon a time, the wonderful staff at Rebel Ink Press contacted the both of us with the idea to do a paranormal coop. series. What they gave us (other than this wonderful opportunity) was the basic gist of the world we were to create. From there everything from characters, subgenre and heat level was up to the two of us. Right Suzzana?
Absolutely JL, the rest was in our very over active imaginations. I would like to thank Rebel Ink Press for giving me the opportunity to collaborate with you. It’s always a pleasure to find another writer who’s mind is as out there as your own.
You were a true joy to work with as well Suzzana and I wouldn’t want to tackle this with anyone else.
Now we know there are those of you out there who expect two completely unrelated or just fragments of relation between the first two stories. Well we think once you read both you will be surprised! The first two installments of the series intertwine so well that we have built a seamless connection with all the characters we think readers will love.
JL, here is the great thing about this series, you never get lost as a reader. You get to know these wonderfully evil characters very well. As a reader, you’ll want to read one, then the other and so on.
How did we create so an expansive and interlocking world?
Lots of Brainstorming, caffeine, and communication. We planned our environment first then weaved in a series of characters that we both enjoy. A twisted environment, which holds a place for all the weirdos our minds create.
The brainstorming was the best, how wonderful to find out JL is as warped as I am. She’d come up with a character and then I’d create a scenario. And vice versa, hence we had our world and our main characters, and down to our sub-characters all plotted out. This series is one of the finest endeavors I’ve been a privileged to be part of. I believe readers are going to be surprised and get carried away on fantastic journey. They’ll meet new evil characters and read about different lores and legends. I love the Good verse Evil theme, we’ve done it and our own way.
What is your favorite thing about this series?
The great thing about this series is we have also done our best to make something for everyone. With the options for characters and subgenre nearly infinite, we’re hoping to provide every type of reader with something they love. The first two books are Ménage and M/F. While the next set, we intend to change up a bit with F/F, M/M, ménage, and BDSM. From there the sky, or better yet the earth’s core, is the limit.
Here again, as a writer, we get to do it all. And like JL said we are giving the readers, all the paranormal has to offer along with some very erotic genres. I’m looking forward to branching out as a writer to the f/f and m/m/f genre, so yummy can’t wait.
How do you prepare for a paired release like this, with both book coming out in October (3rd and 17th)?
This was yet another collaborative effort. We put together an idea to start. We knew that we really wanted to rock October and to do that would require being a lot of places and keeping the titles right up in everyone’s face. Together we tracked down some kind folks (like yourself) to provide locations for us to guest blog/interview, and signed up for some blog hops known to generate interest. Then we looked at all the place we could advertize (with covers/banners/buttons) and after deciding those that would be financially possible and net the best results, we split the cost and booked them. With all that going on, we needed to stay organized so we have a Promo calendar that tells us what’s happening day-to-day. We also managed to lay our hands on some nice bling in the form of Buttons, magnets, a couple coffee mugs and a bunch of bookmarks that we plan to giveaway over at our blog spot site ( http://glimpsesofmidnight.blogspot.com ).
I’ve got to give JL a lot of the credit here. She’s a dynamo. I’ve learned to network and love doing blogs, blog hops, and using facebook, twitter and pinterest to our advantage. From the moment the cover art was done we were out there sharing. JL had the blog set up and its been linked to our own blogs and facebook.
Want to know more? How about we both share a peek with the blurbs for both stories:
Glimpses of Midnight: Indulgence
Carina Bellefleur is the only daughter of the dark lord of South Hedonism, Cyrus Bellefleur. Belonging to a city of indulgence and decadence has its privileges but the half vampire half succubus is having a difficult time finding someone, or better yet, more than just one someone, who can help her reach that ultimate orgasm. When a pair of human males are caught just outside the city walls, the subjects of the dark city desire nothing more than their immediate deaths. Carina, however, sees something special in the pair of well-endowed males.
Evan and Eric are the ultimate urban adventurers. Therefore, when they hear rumors of a city hidden beneath their own beloved New York, they can't help themselves. They have to try and find it. Now prisoners among creatures they'd never believed existed in their wildest dreams, the brothers find their fate rests in the hands of the city's sexy princess.
They discover survival depends on providing Carina with the ultimate in sexual satisfaction before her father discovers humans within the walls of his city. In exchange, the feisty woman might lead them back topside. There's a catch however. What if they really don’t want to go home or she doesn’t want to let them?
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Glimpses of Midnight: Decadence
By Suzzana C Ryan
Cyrus Bellefleur ruled the underworld but couldn’t rule his mate, Alkmene, a gorgeous succubus. The feared ancient vampire could crush a legion of humans but found it impossible to tame one redheaded beauty. Their tumultuous union periodically resulted in the succubus fleeing the underworld in an attempt to anger him. She’d do what she did best and that was ravish human men with her temptuous body. Her prowess in bed was her curse. It was at times like these Cyrus followed her into the world above.
This time, however, when she ran from Cyrus, she found a portal in time, traveling to the year nineteen-fifty-seven, looking to hide. But Cyrus could sniff out an opening in the time line.
Alkmene found herself a dark, handsome lover, a fallen archangel, who was ripe for the plucking. But she never figured on his lovely human conquest falling into the mix. Emmy Harris was an up and coming Hollywood starlet and the biggest thing to hit tinsel town in ages. Now Emmy became a pawn in the wicked games Cyrus and Alkmene played.
In a world called South Hedonism, all vices, indulgence, decadence, obsession and perversion flourish. All creatures foul, evil and corrupt exist in the evil inner cities. They come and go between both worlds and love to play above. However, they always return. Hell has its advantages.
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We hope everyone enjoys our little project and invite you to visit and follow us at http://glimpsesofmidnight.blogspot.com/?zx=c511203b15ae6cc5
As always Miss Lila, we are honored to visit!
JL Oiler and Suzzana C. Ryan