I am pretty sure I’ve posted before that the experience and process of being published has taught me to never mock another author’s work. There is a world of difference between saying, “This isn’t my thing,” and “This is stupid.”

Since this has come up in all three interviews we have done so far, and since the genre of our book makes it likely that it will come up again, I want to be sure I have said this in a public forum: I have never read any of the Twilight series or seen any of the movies, so I can’t offer an educated opinion on them at all. What I can tell you is that I would never [again] knock the author’s hard work. As Elspeth has so sagely put it, it is very difficult to complete one book (boy howdy!), let alone to complete four. And to write four books that have captured YA and Adult adiences alike is quite a feat.

I don’t plan to read the series or see the movies because Laurell K. Hamilton ruined vampires for me after Narcissus in Chains (p.s., I LOVE the first 4 Anita Blake novels. They are original and witty, and make for awesome Girl Powered Mickey Spillane reads.) but that doesn’t take anything away from Stephanie Meyer’s accomplishments.

My personal preference is a more Dracula based vampire, but that’s just because I like when they sizzle in the sunlight. I’ll bet they smell like bacon. Mmm. Bacon.

So, to recap: Lane has not read Twilight, but respects the work Stephanie Meyer did and how it captured the minds and hearts of millions. Lane should be so lucky.

In other news, our book is finally available for purchase. Pre-orders should be filled shortly. It will take a few days for the book to pop up on the retail sites outside of our publisher’s store , but it will be there. Keep checking.

If you’re an eBook reader, The Order of the Blood will be available to you in another matter of days.

We’re very excited and proud to bring you what we think is an original, interesting story of romance, intrigue, and double crossing. Our narrative just happens to have fangs, so the story can sink its teeth into you.