Friday, 30 November 2012

Tasty Tats

I love my ink. I really do, and as I found out, getting a tattoo is likely to be addictive.
It all started with just one little symbol at the top of my spine but soon there were five more - and counting. Seems there can never be just one.

Not long ago, I discovered that sometimes, fictional characters can be just as addictive. For me, Caelan and Dean definitely are such characters. When I finished Ink, Sweat and Tears, I was convinced that I'd told their story. After all, at the end of the book they're together and the future ahead of them looks bright enough. Happy ever after, that's all that counts, right?
No, sir. Sometimes happy ever after isn't enough.

Imagine my surprise when these two came knocking back on my mental door and asked me to write a bit more about them. Obedient as I am (insert cough here) I got down to it and wrote More Ink, Sweat and Tears. It was supposed to be the only follow-up, but what do you know? The story kept unfolding in front of me, spinning further and further and before I knew it, what had been supposed to be a cute novella to explore some aspects a bit further was a full-sized novel. I would have loved to leave it at this, or in fact I would have preferred to tell Caelan and Dean's story in a single novel, but you see, the first book was already published and I couldn't follow up the novella with a novel, so I had to split it. Yet More Ink, Sweat and Tears was born. I know most readers didn't like the end of MIST, and yeah, I probably deserved the flak I got for it, but believe me or not, even I was surprised by it.


Now the tattoo triplets will be united as the complete series is released as a print combo titled "Ink, Sweat and Tears: In Ink", available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Oh, by the way - did you know Caelan & Dean have their own page on Facebook? Drop by if you have a minute and hit "like" for them:!/pages/Ink-Sweat-and-Tears/468113533233502


  1. I'm excited to start reading this series. heh...

    oh! and liked the fb page. xD

  2. Hi Loveless, thank you so much for taking the time to like Caelan and Dean's page. The guys are totally excited about it! They even want to send you a Christmas card now. If you'd like one, just let me know and I'll pass it on to them :)