I'm thrilled to be able to report that the sequel to Dance Until Dawn is now in edits. I don't want to give too much away, but there will be a wedding. Not just any old wedding, of course, we're talking a sumptuous vampire wedding here.
I apologise to the lovely people who have been asking about the sequel; schedules change (a lot) with most publishers. I know how it works, having worked in-house for many years. Times change, fashions change – even in fiction. Vampires pop in and out of fashion. They never go completely away, but their popularity wanes sometimes, and then suddenly they're rediscovered and back in vogue again.
An interesting fact, is that Bram Stoker's Dracula has never been out of print since it was first published in 1897. It seems the charismatic and intrinsically evil Count is never out of fashion.
Back to Revenge is Sweet ...
The story begins in Highgate, North London, as did Dance Until Dawn.
A discovery on the streets complicates Will's existence even more than Ellie's arrival did two years ago. A teenage boy vampire.
As the Elder of London, it is Will’s job to ensure the rules are adhered to. Turning a child or young adult is strictly forbidden, but the young vampire’s appearance is clearly the least of Will’s problems. It means there are new players in town; uninvited renegade vampires – including at least one who has no qualms about turning under-age humans. When Will's own people are targeted, all hell breaks loose. There can be no doubt that enemies are in town, vampires who will stop at nothing to wreck Will's closely guarded secret community, and ultimately threaten his relationship with Elinor.
Then Elinor makes a heart-breaking discovery in an upstairs room of Will's house – a discovery that makes her doubt the man she loves.
***I hope this little taster will keep you going for a while. Once I have the go-ahead from my publisher, I'll put an installment up on this blog to whet your appetites!