Lee, the vampire king's human-hating first in command
So Anton and Tyra’s book, Prince of Power, is almost finished. It’s available for pre-order already and Amazon, B&N, and BaM, and the ARC is already up on Netgalley, I think. (correction: some of my street team members said they checked and no, it’s not on Netgalley yet, I was mistaken about that one. Sorry, folks. I’m sure it’ll be up in the next couple of months, I recall about a 3-4 month lead time on King of Darkness)
The last round of edits were longer and harder than I expected. In fact, I confess this whole book has kind of been a struggle for me. I think that’s natural. King of Darkness was not my first piece of fiction, but it was my first book. My first balls-out, full-length, multiple story arc, multiple POV full-length novel. I love that story, always will, and for my first effort I’m quite proud of it even though looking back I see a thing or two I wish I’d done differently. Prince of Power, was my first sequel. Turns out sequels are hard. You’re no longer writing a book in a bubble, there’s a waterfall
Alexia, the queen's human best friend
effect. You have to write the book so that it will make sense to anyone coming into the series late, but also so that anybody who read the previous story will feel that you did justice to the continuing story line. Tricky. I love Tyra and Anton’s characters and I pray I did it well. I certainly tried my bestest, and I hope you love them as much as I do.
And now, on to Lee and Alexia. I’ve been doing a lot of research for this one, which means more upfront legwork, the writing itself has been slow going. Lee’s character has been a little nebulous up until now, and I finally get to crack him open and see what makes him tick. I’m really excited about that. There are a lot of details yet to be finalized, but in the meantime I thought I’d share the inspirational photos I’ve been using for Lee and Alexia’s characters. Enjoy!