Interview and Cover Reveal

What’s this? Another blog post? Two in the same month?! How crazy is that! Really though, blog writing is tough. Maybe harder than book writing.

Anyway, we have some exciting stuff to share! If you follow us on Facebook, this won’t be anything new, but for those of you who don’t, we hope you’ll be just as ecstatic!

Isis Sousa, our amazing and talented cover artist, approached us about doing an interview with her on Goodreads. We were pretty hyped about this, and loved answering the questions she asked us. So if you’d like to take a look and see who exactly Tiffany Roberts is(besides what you already know) and how we work together, you can check it out here. Be sure to also check out Isis’s page as well!

The last thing we’d like to share with you is something we’ve been holding back for months. On our blog in the past, we’ve mentioned Dustwalker, a Sci-Fi/Post-Apocalyptic Romance we were working on earlier this year. As you know, we ended up taking a break from it to begin Make Me Hunger after receiving some very helpful advice. For months, it’s been sitting at around 107,600 words, unfinished. All we need to do is write the ending. and begin the editing process.

We don’t mean to tease you (well maybe we do, but you know you like it), because we don’t have any plans to return to Dustwalker until the Isle of the Forgotten series is finished early next year, BUT! we do have a tentative release schedule for our next three books. And, because we don’t want you going home (or staying home) completely empty-handed, we have a cover reveal for Dustwalker below! Wanna know how excited we were when Isis finished this cover?

 

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Oh yeah. 

Even more so now that we’re able to share it with you!

DUSTWALKER COVER-preview-FRONT

A SYNTH SEARCHING FOR PURPOSE…

Walk. Scavenge. Destroy. Trade. A simple cycle that’s suited Ronin for nearly two hundred years. With no clear grasp of his programming, the barren wasteland known as The Dust offers him purpose, a place where his armored undercasing, amped-up processors, and advanced optics can be put to use. The ramshackle towns on the edges of the waste serve merely as resupply stations between increasingly long treks. But one night — one human woman — makes him question everything.

A WOMAN WHO BRINGS HIM TO LIFE…

Living by the strict rules bots have imposed in Cheyenne, Lara Brooks and her sister struggle to survive — until her sister is taken in by one of them. On her own for weeks, Lara fears the worst. Her only hope comes from Ronin, after she catches the synth watching her. He promises to provide for Lara and locate her sister. All she has to do is dance. But the more time she spends with Ronin, the harder it is to see him as just another bot.

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It’s been really hard keeping this book to ourselves for as long as we have. It begged to be written, and we’re itching to get back to it. As mentioned, we have three books slated for release, and the plan is to have them all out within the next year. We’re not sure what will follow Dustwalker, but the below schedule should whet your appetite for Tiffany Roberts books for a while! Hopefully!

Book Release Schedule:

Make Me Hunger — October 2016
Make Me Yours — Spring 2017 (Hoping March/April!)
Dustwalker — Summer 2017

The End…

While they are not written at the bottom of the last chapter, those two words have us perched atop a mountain of relief. The first draft of Make Me Hunger is finally complete! Does that mean we are finished?

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Not by a long shot.

We have a change of plans. At first, we decided to get right into Make Me Yours as soon as we finished this draft, but it needs work. Lots of work. We’re scheduled to turn this manuscript in to our editor in September, which means two months of intense self-editing and revisions ahead of us. We’re a little — okay, a lot — anxious with how this book will turn out (not that it’s any different from Make Me Burn in that respect), and we can only hope to make it the best it can be with the assistance of our amazing editor. We’re looking at an October release if all goes well! Keep your fingers crossed. We can’t because we’ll be typing.

We’re also in the process of commissioning the cover for Make Me Yours. We love working with our cover artist, Isis Sousa, and this could be the best cover yet! (Tiffany: Though I’m still very partial to Morthanion.) I know in the past we have given sneak peeks during the cover making process, but this will be kept under wraps until after Make Me Hunger’s release. For now, we’ll be working hard on revisions!

Looks like all those shows we’re behind on will have to wait. Good thing the internet has already spoiled most of them for us!

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Hodor, why?!

Make Me Hunger Cover Reveal

Some of you might have already seen this if you follow us on Facebook, but for those of you that haven’t, here it is! Painted by the wonderful Isis Sousa of Helheimendesign, we’re excited to bring to you the cover of Make Me Hunger! This is the second standalone book in the Isle of the Forgotten series featuring Baltherus, scheduled for release this Fall/Winter!

Make Me Hunger (Isle of the Forgotten #2)

A DEMON WITH A SILKEN TONGUE…

His village burned and people scattered, Baltherus’s dominance over the island has come to an end. All seems lost until a group of Justicars arrives with a violet-eyed elf who presents both a rare opportunity and an irresistible temptation.

A WOMAN HE COULDN’T CONTROL…

Born of mixed blood, Amnestria Sylmae has spent her entire life trying to overcome her mother’s shame. After being taken into the High Mage’s confidence, she finally has a chance to prove her worth. But she never anticipated the emotion that awakens in her when she catches the eye of a demon.

AN ISLAND MADE PRISON FOR THE UNFORGIVEN…

After more than a century of banishment, Baltherus knows Amnestria is his only means of escape. With time working against him, he’ll have to betray his soul’s other half to claim his freedom — if she can be persuaded to see past her preconceptions and submit to him.

Slow progress is still progress.

Figured it was about time to do our monthly blog update! It’s been a rocky start with MAKE ME HUNGER, and it doesn’t help that there have been so many busy weekends and time away from home. We were so stuck on our nightly writing routine, that to have that taken away, left us struggling to get back into the flow. We’ll get there. Slow progress is still progress!

We also wanted to send out a huge thank you to all our readers! We are over the moon with how well MAKE ME BURN has done as never thought it would do as good as it has. That is all because of you. Every purchase, every share, every word of mouth, every review helps us. So thank you!

For now, we’ll just keep trudging up that rocky slope, knowing that the hard work will pay off in the end!

Grace Draven’s Eidolon Release!

The long awaited sequel to Radiance is out! If you haven’t read any books by Grace Draven, you must do so! She’s an amazing Fantasy Romance author who I highly look up to and who has inspired and given so much advice. I was able to read an ARC before release and can say you will not be disappointed! And here it is! You should totally go one-click right now!

In a bid for more power, the Shadow Queen of Haradis, unleashes a malignant force into the world. Her son Brishen, younger prince of the Kai royal house, suddenly finds himself ruler of a kingdom blighted by darkness. His human wife Ildiko must decide if he will give up the man she loves in order to save his throne.

Three kingdoms on the verge of war must unite to save each other, and a one-eyed, reluctant king will raise an army of the dead to challenge an army of the damned.

A tale of alliance and sacrifice.

Make Me Hunger

Surprise! If you didn’t notice, we have decided on a title for Book Two in the Isle of the Forgotten series! MAKE ME HUNGER will be picking up with Baltherus in the aftermath of the events of MAKE ME BURN. That will be followed by MAKE ME YOURS, the third and final book in the series. We know who’ll be featured in that last book, but you’ll have to wait to find out yourself! We’re shooting to release MAKE ME HUNGER in Winter 2016, and MAKE ME YOURS in Spring 2017.

Now for DUSTWALKER news! We have decided to put this project on hold rather than rushing to finish it because there is still more that needs to be researched and planned. We know what the ending will be, but it’s figuring out the details so that we can make this a great book. Considering we were planning to release this around Fall 2017, we have plenty of time once we finished the Isle of the Forgotten series. So that means…we’ll be starting on MAKE ME HUNGER! *Throws confetti!*

We have already begun the process of commissioning a cover, a very exciting experience for all of us, and I’ll be giving sneak peeks until the final reveal. For now, make sure you check us out on Facebook and enter a Giveaway for a chance to win a Paperback version of MAKE ME BURN along with an 18×18 Tote bag with that amazing cover done by the wonderful Isis Sousa of Helheimendesign Vuttudal! The Giveaway will end on April 23rd! Ta ta for now!

Type, type, typin’ along + Giveaway!

I know we don’t update very often, but we’re not much for blogging. We don’t usually have much to say unlike those people who blog away like pros! We do, however, have a little update: DUSTWALKER is coming along and we’re approaching the end! We still have several chapters to go, but the finish line is in sight. While you won’t be able to get your hands on it until next year, it’s still a special project Rob and I have been working hard on. We don’t currently plan on writing any other sci-fi stories (never say never, though!) but this idea grabbed us by our…ahem. Let’s just say we couldn’t work on anything else because the characters refused to stop whispering in our ears, demanding their story be told.

As for MAKE ME BURN, we have received so many wonderful responses! We seriously can’t tell you all how amazing it is to be able to write a story and have so many people enjoy it, telling us they can’t wait for the next book. We can’t wait until we’re able to work on Book Two, which if you haven’t already guessed (for those of you who have read MAKE ME BURN) will be about Baltherus! We can only hope that you will enjoy his story as much as you did Morthanion and Aria’s.

And finally, we have a Giveaway live on Goodreads! Just click HERE and it’ll bring you right to the giveaway where you can enter for a chance to win a signed paperback copy of MAKE ME BURN! It will be closed on April 26th, so be sure to enter before then. As for us, we’ll just be type, type, typin’ along!

Release the Demon!

It’s so very exciting to see the final product of something that we’ve worked so hard on. To look at the screen and say “It’s done” with mild disbelief and elation and think that we did this. We really did this. MAKE ME BURN is now available and out there to the public and we still can’t contain our excitement!

After spending a few days finishing edits, reading, and formatting all the different files (now that was a pain!), as well as setting up our new desktops (our old ones were biting the dust. Literally.) we can get our focus back on writing again. We’re nearing 70,000 words with DUSTWALKER and we’re needing to finish this first draft before we can begin Book Two of the Isle of the Forgotten series. This will have our complete attention now that everything is finished with MAKE ME BURN.

If you’re still looking for the book, you can find it in Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo. The link are on our Books page. Again, we want to say Thank you to everyone who has supported us! You have no idea how much it means to us.

A little update…

Not much longer until MAKE ME BURN is released! We’ll be hearing back from our editor on the second round of edits, and from what she’s said, there are no major changes! So we are thinking we’ll have this book out within the next week or two. It’s exciting and frightening all that once as it’s our first full-length novel and we know that there will be people who’ll love it or hate it. We can only hope that there are more of the former rather than the later!

Now an update on Dustwalker. For those of you who follow me on Facebook, you might have seen that we are waiting to release this book by the middle or end of next year after we’ve finished the Isle of the Forgotten series. This is due to some very good advice from our editor, and for us, a good business move. Because while we are in this for our love of telling our stories, this is also a business we want to pursue as a career. We are finishing this rough draft first before we begin Book Two of the Forgotten Isle series, then all we need to do is get it edited. At the moment, the cover is in the works by the wonderful Isis Sousa of Helheimendesign Vuttudal and I can tell you now it is going to be amazing! We’ve seen some of the work in progress and it’s beautiful and going to be very hard to keep it from you all until it’s time for release. But that will only build antici…pation!

We are still wanting to keep to our goal of two books minimum a year, so we’re stilling planning to get Book Two out by the end of this year. For now, keep your peepers open for MAKE ME BURN!

Words, words, and more words…

We don’t update this very often, but we are making progress! After reaching a certain point in this book, we decided to go through a few working titles and finally selected Dustwalker. Short, simple, and works perfectly. Each night we’ve been working diligently, and all that hard work is paying off as we’re currently sitting around 55,000 words. That puts us about halfway through the book! Every little bit of time we get counts. At the moment, we’re hoping to make this a Fall release, so we’ll see as that draws closer. If we can get at least two releases a year minimum, that would be an amazing feat for us.

We also contacted Isis Sousa to start the commission for the cover! It was a promise to ourselves for when we hit our goal mark. Excited doesn’t even describe what we’re feeling with that. We adore her and she does amazing work, so we can’t wait to see what she comes up with the material we sent her.

Make Me Burn is currently in our editors hands, so no other updates on that until we see how much might need changed for revisions/edits. We’re still crossing our fingers for that March release!

When I have more time for reading, I’d love to have a list of books to recommend to you all, but for now, I haven’t been able to do much of that. So I am just going to throw one book I’ve already read, what I’m currently reading, and what I am looking forward to the most!

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What I’ve read and enjoyed:

TRUEHEART by Mel Sterling

Loyalty. Desperation. Grief.

Eight months ago a mysterious drug killed Tess Gordon’s brother, and now it’s spreading through her rehab counseling clients. They all claim they’re not addicted, the drug leaves no trace except its drained victims, and the cops aren’t interested. Aching with loss, Tess vows to find the source. What she finds instead is Thomas.

Slavery. Duty. Enchantment.

Thomas, the half-fae guardian of the goblin market, has plenty of problems–and just got another one. Pressed into the service of the Unseelie Queen, all he wants is his freedom. But Tess won’t go away, and the human girl is in way over her head.

One perilous late-autumn night, the fae and human worlds collide. Tess’s and Thomas’s separate tasks are inextricably tangled. Now, a half-fae and a human rehab counselor must walk the knife-edge of obligation, love, death and transformation–with the entire Unseelie Court, including the malevolent Wild Hunt, out for their blood.

Welcome to Portland, After Dark…


Available on Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble, KOBO, & iTunes iBooks

If you enjoy modern day settings with a mix of magic and fae (dark fae in particular), you’ll love this! This is the beginning of her new Portland After Dark series, with IRONBOUND already in the works. Mel’s writing is lush and descriptive, and she brings her characters Tom and Tess to life in this enthralling tale.

What I’m currently reading:

A Simple Man by Lydia Michaels

What I can’t wait to read:

Eidolon by Grace Draven (Coming out this spring!)

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What books have you read that you’d recommend? Or what are you currently reading?