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!


Love’s Last Bite called “…stunningly sexy”.

Picture this – a fairly ordinary day. Its winter in the midwest and I spent some time on Twitter bitching about the snow, etc, etc. I scroll through emails, not expecting any excitement..until…here’s a new review posted for Love’s Last Bite.

Let the nail biting commence. I flip a coin to decide if I should go read it now or later this evening? Don’t read the review and simply send a thank you email?

I decide neither will work if I hope to be semi-functional this day. So I take a deep breath and click on the link. The internet does some major thinking…ponders the state of hunger in Africa, or the state of the world, perhaps (thank you AT&T whose only response to the question of the slow internet connection despite the apparently super-speed we pay for is.. read the fine print – you lose 40% of your speed when you are not connected directly to the modem, but I digress…). The connection now connects! Hallelujah! The site loads, and I bite my lip and scroll down.

The words….’stunningly sexy’ catch my eye. Wow…cant be all bad then. It wasn’t! Thank you!!!

Oh my goodness; Love’s Last Bite is stunningly sexy!

Check out some of the other reviews:

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Cheers, Vina

 


Reviews for Love’s Last Bite

The reviewLovesLastBite_200s have been coming in for our latest Orbus Arcana series – the final book in the Vince and John romance arc! We wanted to share a couple with you:

Sexy Erotic Xciting review: 5 handcuffs

“The drama, the suspense and the larger than life characters encompassed by great writing drove this book to the top of my favorite list.”

“Everything you will ever want or need is in Love’s Last Bite. Lyn and Grey hit it out of the park.”

The Blogger Girls review:

“I adored the writing, the love between John and Vincent, the action, the paranormal aspects of Verno…. Well… everything!”

“This was a fantastic finish for John and Vincent’s story – but… it’s left at a point where we might just have another book or books in our future with either these characters or with other MCs.”

 


Blurb Blitz Tour Begins!

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The Blurb Blitz Begins! Enter at any one of these tour spots for a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card! We’d love to hear from our readers!

February 23: Books to Light Your Fire
February 23: Jennifer Lynne, Erotic Romance Author
February 24: The Reading Addict
February 25: Carly’s Book Reviews – review
February 26: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess – review
February 27: All I Want and More Books
March 2: Unabridged Andra’s
March 3: Romance Novel Giveaways
March 4: Sharing Links and Wisdom
March 5: Prism Book Alliance
March 6: BookSkater

Cheers,

Viki and Vina

 


It’s all about the BITE.

I can’t believe it’s ages since we’ve posted. I got caught up in the holidays, and now visiting family for two weeks in California. This means my routine is thrown out the window during the time away from home. The year started out crazy and is continuing through February. Once the dust settles, we hope to get more active online.

Good news. Vina and I finished book 3 of the Orbus Arcana Series – Love’s Last Bite. We are on track for publishing the book mid-February. Yay!

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Love the cover! 🙂 Thank you Lex.

We also set up a blog blitz tour with Goddess Fish, kick-off February 23. We will be giving away a $15.00 Amazon GC. So mark this on your calendar.

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Vina and I worked very hard on making the final romance arc for John and Vince satisfying for our readers. John really takes a leap of faith for Vince. At the end of the month, we’re going to plot out book 4 of the Orbus Arcana series featuring one of our favorite secondary characters – can you guess who? In between books, we will be publishing an angel/demon series Book 1 of Deliverance (formerly Sins of Lust) – in edits now. And a cowboy contemporary m/m romance novella – Long, Tall, Cowboy.

Cheers,

Viki


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