So many of you asked this question, that we decided to fire off a quick post.
When there is a D in front of a name that starts on a vowel, they are glued together in pronunciation. That is the correct way to pronounce it and when Steve asked about it, we confirmed it.
But the French! Surely the French pronounce it as Dee Something? Nope.
But Renee pronounced it the other way! Yes, she did. When a narrator reads an audiobook, they make it their own. That was the pronunciation she went with and we respected her choice. She is a wonderful narrator. We also respected Steve’s choice to go with the French pronunciation of Dugas’ name, because he comes from Louisiana. Even though majority of people in US would pronounce the S on the end.
I don’t recall if there was a conversation with Renee regarding D’Ambray, bit if there was, we likely told her that should could pronounce it in whatever fashion felt natural, D Amray or Dambray or what have you.
Audiobooks, films, art, they are transformative by nature. They enrich the original material that inspired them by showing another individual’s interpretation. When Doris draws Innkeeper scenes, they don’t look the way we pictured them in our head, and they don’t need to. 🙂 Otherwise, we might as well have a computer read it or draw it.
We are in watch for audio. As soon as ACX clears it and it goes to retailers, the link will be up.
a) Is there a particular story you started, didn’t finish and would like to return to it, one day?
b) Any story you wrote and loved it but the agency didn’t want it? I’m imagining you have lots of treasures at home, kinda like Prince did with so much of his music.
c) Have any of you both thought of writing a whole book on your own? You work really well together and sometime I feel like I can pinpoint to who of you two wrote a particular *thing* (although I’m not very good at it and I ain’t hunting for it).
So basically you want access to the trunk, huh? 🙂
All writers have a trunk. Things that we put away. Most of the time they are put away for a reason. But okay, this once. Keep in mind that some of this is super old and the writing is crappy. How old is it? Some of it was written in Word Perfect and some of it has underlines instead of italics. It’s old and bad. None of it is finished. Read at your own risk.
Demon Thingie. UF. Dark and seriously weird. If you liked Alphas, this will probably be up your alley. Terrible, don’t read.
Emily. Old story about mutated humans and a girl with an enormous tank. SF. It just didn’t go anywhere. Also terrible.
Technomancer. Lighter fare, PNR, one of the Hidden Legacy’s precursers. Got bored with it. Meh, not worth reading.
Here is Hunter Beware. SF/UF. That book has serious structural problems. You will see that the chicken scene has been kind of recycled for Clean Sweep. Really bad, pass.
We like writing books together.
This post will be pulled down soon on account of some of this stuff being seriously embarrassing.
To answer some of the questions: Diamond Fire is a bridge novella. It is roughly 30,000 words long, so about a third of a typical book. It features two viewpoints. We start with Nevada, but move on to Catalina, who is solving a mystery during the wedding. At the time of the wedding Catalina is 18 years old.
The next trilogy after the novella will focus on Catalina and jump in time a few years, so she will be older. We wanted you to know where Catalina was coming from and to show her to you at a time when she felt at her most vulnerable, so you will understand what happened to make her into the woman she is when the trilogy starts.
It’s a bit of fan service, which is why they are selling it through Impulse at $1.99. If you are expecting some sort of deep love story with Alessandro in this novella, that’s not realistic. He is in it, and it’s important to understand how she feels about him, but they are both still very young.
Nevada and Rogan are beginning their HEA. The wedding itself is not the focus of the novella, but is more of a backdrop. 🙂 We are moving on, to an exciting beginning of a brand new story.