Writing retreat in Sacramento

Update from our writing retreat in Sacramento, April 8, 2017:

You haven’t heard from us in a while. We’d like to say it’s because we were writing our NYT-bound saga, but actually life just got in the way. It does that, doesn’t it? Cross-country moves, illness, retirements, new jobs, you name it. But thankfully, our families are mostly intact, and we’ve settled in to our respective towns. Once again, we live in different states and Skype has been our very good friend!

So what’s coming down the pike from Viki and Vina? All good things, friends. You’ve hung in there while we hemmed and hawed about what to write next. So, here’s are the rewards.

First off, Forbidden Bite (the dreamy Jude Mikhail and yummy Angelo’s story) is 70% complete.  We plan a summer release. Want some sizzle on your beach vacation? Forbidden Bite will be well worth the wait.

Second, remember Vince and John (like you could have forgotten them, eh)? There are two enticing short stories (free reads) coming soon. And they lead up to a very BIG EVENT. Can you guess what that might be? Nope, we’re not telling, not for coffee or chocolate or…well, maybe for Hershey’s Kisses.

Third, we weren’t all about life distractions during our hiatus. We got a contemporary male-male cowboy romance completed. Yes, sorry should have given ya’ll a heads up- COMPLETED. Release data TBA once we work through all the blah-blah parts of publishing with Amazon.

These two guys? They’re a long, tall drink of water on a hot summer day.

That’s it for now, folks. Thank you for visiting and stay tuned for rewards and freebies and more love stories to cherish by Viki and Vina.

Cheers!


Redemption now available for pre-order

Redemption_200 copyGreetings!

How exciting is this? REDEMPTION, a male-male romance about angels and demons is now available for Pre-order at Amazon.

Thou shalt not kill. An angel who sins may never find love again.

Pre-order the book to read Archangels’ Uriel and Raziel’s story. Watcha think of the cover?

Cheers, Viki and Vina

 


Love’s Last Bite Is Here!

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BUY HERE!

Whew! Finally, book 3 in the Orbus Arcana series. 🙂 As you can see by the cover, Vince and John are now standing side by side. 🙂 And, well, we don’t want to give the book away, but this concludes Vince and John’s love story…but don’t worry, they will have a say when it comes to Angelo’s love story. Vince can’t keep out of Angelo’s business when it comes to Angelo’s stubborn heart. John is trying his best to curb Vince’s desire to see Angelo squirm when it comes to his heart. Those boys!

For those of you who haven’t picked up the series, you can download book 1 – For The Bite Of It – for free on Valentine’s Day on Amazon.


Our first Audio Book

How exciting is this? The audio version of For The Bite Of It is now up for sale; narrated by the fabulous Chip Wood.

Watch the trailer here.

How did we get there? Well, first we had to decide we wanted an audio version of our book. That part was a cinch. Score Viki 1, Vina 1.

Next, we had to find a narrator. That part was not a cinch. We listened to — can’t even remember how many audio book samples. We scoured the Audible site for producers. We listened to their audio trailers. And one voice stood out between the audio book samples and the trailers – Chip Wood. Vina decides he’s one of the top picks. Sends it Viki and waits with bated breath (so not wanting to listen to any more voices). Thankfully, Viki agrees. Score Viki-Vina still even.

We navigated the ACX system at Amazon (not an intuitive easy to use despite their claims).  We bungled our way through several options and managed to make Chip an offer. He accepted and the rest, folks, is history. The audio version of For The Bite Of It went on sale this past week. And we scored – – love, love, love it.

Chip is conscientious. He made sure he was representing Vince and John just like they were in our heads. He emailed often, checking on pronunciations and names and world-building. We felt like this guy really cared about our work. He produced an excellent audio book and we are so grateful to him. Check out Chip’s portfolio – he does some really fun voices.

Chip is now working on A Bite In Time; expected release sometime in the spring of 2015. We can’t wait to see how Chip takes Vince and John further into their relationship. And of course, then there’s the last book for this duo – Love’s Last Bite.

So, if you’re looking for a little cupcake-sex-vampire-cop mayhem to listen to over Thanksgiving, give Vince and John a try. In case you missed it, watch the trailer here.

Cheers,  Vina


Trick or Treat With a Real Vampire: The Meanest, Baddest Kid

We’re excited to share with Orbus Arcana readers a free short story. John and Vince take John’s nephews and niece out trick or treating. Can you guess John and Vince’s costumes? Hint: the costumes aren’t so costume-y after all. Hope you enjoy the short story and let us know what you think!

Happy reading,

Vina and Viki

Orbus Arcana Halloween 2014 Short Story