This brand new Kate Daniels novella has been posted for free on Ilona Andrew’s blog (click me!!). It’s available in various ebook formats and will remain free for a limited period of two weeks starting from yesterday!
We know a little of this story – us fans – and it’s set right in the aftermath of Magic Slays. Kate and Curran go out for a dinner – a normal date night sort of thing – and end up fighting unchained vampires that get out of control after one of their necromancers get strangled by a necklace.
This story runs parallel to Gunmental Magic which is Andrea’s story and comes out next in late 2012.
So, here’s Magic Gifts for you. Click on the link to their blog (that’s me, click me!) and enjoy the last week of the year with Kate, Curran and some very evil plotting. 🙂
Hey. I pilfered the following comment from Ilona Andrews’ blog to share with the others of my ilk who are just as bewildered as me about the whole Andrew Gordon/Gordon Andrews thing. The one is the author’s real name and the other is his pen name – so how did he end up choosing ‘Gordon’ for the name we call him by?
Gordon:I know it can be confusing, but here is the deal: My legal or if you prefer, government name, is Andrew Beauregard Gordon. Andrews is my grandmother Helen’s maiden name and my middle name comes from the confederate general PGT Beauregard who fired on Fort Sumter and basically started our Civil War. Ilona calls me Gordon and that is how I think of myself, in the military we always used our last names.
So, I guess that answers that. I really hope these guys don’t sue me for stealing their comments (can they do that?) – or blog-stalking them (which they probably can).
For those who have no idea who this post is about —
“Ilona Andrews” is actually two people, my husband, Gordon, and I. We write urban fantasy, an odd hybrid of a genre that includes elements of mystery, fantasy, and horror. Our stories are set in a modern setting that has a touch of paranormal to it.
My second question is – how do you two work together? I’ve wanted to ask this for a long time, and maybe you’ve already answered this somewhere. You can just give me the link, if you have. I always considered my ideas very private, something to stew over in secret. I understand discussing ideas for projects and doing stuff in a team, but if two people sit down to write with the same story-line (discussed and decided on mutually) in their heads, wont their writings still be widely different? How do you manage that?