Friday, April 19, 2013
YES! That's right. The new book is out, the last installment in the Dragons of Witchcraft series, Beads of Blood. I'm so so happy. This book took so long. Anyone following the series will tell you. I think it took about a year or something close, which is HORRIBLE. I've been working feverishly on the second book in the Witherheart series in between projects. I love it so far, but this post is about Beads of Blood.
Paige has gone through a lot in the series, and so has Andre. For a long while Bishop is out of the picture in this one, though he does come back. I'm not going to tell you when or how (you'll have to read to find out). Part of the reason I did this is because of how much screen time Bishop got in the last book. The crux of the story revolves around the relationship between Andre and Paige (being as how Andre was the one to forge the contract), and in the last couple of books I didn't feel as if they got enough time to develop. Now that it's mostly the two of them, they have a better opportunity to bond, which was next to impossible due to Bishop always being around. Anyone who has read the first couple of books knows how Andre feels toward Bishop, and how negatively it impacts his relationship with Paige.
Of course the romance factor his greater in this book. It was done entirely on purpose, and with purpose. I don't like it when love happens in a day. I hate it. That's why it took three books for Andre to finally come around. He's such a cold-hearted character, and for him to even like, let alone love somebody is bound to take time.
I do so love my characters and I'm sad to see them go. That's why it took so long to reach this point, as you know. Now that the chaos is over I feel as if I have more freedom to work on other books, and I'm excited to continue my journey. Who knows? One day I may bring Dragons of Witchcraft back! The ending did leave room for more . . .