We get a lot of emails asking for the “more.” Will there be more Alphas? Will there be more Kinsmen? Can we get a continuation of Kozlov universe? Will you write more Edge books?
We’re very grateful that you guys want more books. :) So taking these one at a time:
The Edge – probably not. There are many factors involved in that decision, and if the Edge comes back, it will come back as something new and probably independent or with a different publisher. One of the problems with the Edge is that it has stronger romantic element. It was meant to be a 50/50 blend, and while romance readers love it, UF readers are endlessly perplexed by the presence of romance in it. I think if we come back to it, we’d need to rebrand it as more romance oriented, so it would hit the right demographic. But right now – again because of the variety of factors – neither one of us wants to come back to it. Honestly, when I think about doing another book, my gut reaction is “Ugh.” Ugh doesn’t often result in a quality narrative. :)
Kozlov/Alphas/Kinsmen – Short answer, not right now. Longer answer: all these are our “other” titles. Kate Daniels is our bread and butter right now. Kinsmen – I totally wouldn’t mind coming back to this place, but neither of us has any ideas at the moment. When you think about the world, it should be interesting and engaging, but right now it feels kind of inert, which means that we just don’t have an interesting hero or story. It’s not catching. If we did it, it would have to be dramatic. Zorro on another planet. Or James Bond on another planet. Something dramatic and grand. Right now I’ve got nothing.
I did play with a YA set in Alphas universe. I felt less constrained there, because I can do horrible things to characters and get away with it. Gordon is thinking about it. I’ve got about 10K of it. I may continue it, because Kid 2 liked it, but it’s the kind of project that would require 100% from both of us, and right now we have Kate deadlines and Clean Sweep.
Gordon is working on Curran POVs. Occasionally. He is at a halfway point of the short story. I’ve tried nagging and bribing, but so far no dice.
So sorry, guys. Thank you so much for checking but right now our plates are full. We will keep going with the Innkeeper. And yes, Sean will be paying for the blackmail.
The reality of the business is that we will probably need to figure out some sort of second series to supplement our income, but whether it will be Clean Sweep, other independent projects, or some other new idea published through traditional channels, I can’t tell you. I’m betting right now on the Innkeeper. The numbers keep climbing and people seem to really like it.
Just wait until ___ shows up. Hehehehe. Poor Sean.