Sable Grace Guest Post & Giveaway: Dark Breed choices


Ascension by Sable GraceThank you Chelsea for having us at the Vampire Book Club and thank your readers for joining us as we talk about our Dark Breed Novels.

We thought we’d take the opportunity to explain why you might see writers wandering around, their hair sticking up, talking to themselves…. It’s because stuff like this is usually going on in our heads at any given moment….

When we first started Ascension, book one in the Dark Breed Novels, the book was supposed to have a different heroine and a completely different storyline. Then Kyana walked on stage. She’s such a strong character that she demanded that we rewrite the idea to fit her storyline. And we listened.

However, when we started Bedeviled, we realized that we had more than a few holy crud moments and panic kicked into overdrive.

Firstly, Kyana’s entire character changed. What if the reader isn’t prepared for a new and improved Kyana? What if they don’t like her at all and the improved part is left out altogether? And OMG! there’s still book three to write, what do we do if we have to force her to change against her will to please the readers and then the storyline doesn’t work anymore—or worse, the reader hates Kyana completely now because she isn’t who or what she was in book one?

Let’s not forget about Ryker. He adores Kyana and is so good to her. We wanted to give him his reward of her love and their happily ever after, but Kyana refuses to be pushed into a corner and commit with only half of her heart. He’s waited ten years for Kyana. Is he willing to keep waiting or is it time for him to listen to her and cut their ties and walk away?

Bedeviled by Sable GraceThere’s a little more time for some humorous moments in Bedeviled. We’re always terrified that when something strikes us as funny, other people won’t see it that way. We crack each other up, but we both have this dry, sarcastic type of humor that we get. What if no one else out there laughs when they’re supposed to? Or worse, what if mixing humor into a story with so many life threatening moments doesn’t read the way we think it does?

Oh, and let’s not forget the burning question of how much it too much? We’d never written a series before so the constant concern that we were either going to inundate those who’d read book one with so much backstory that they’d never want to read book three. Or, on the other hand, put in so little that new readers would be lost, and instead of capturing their interest enough for them to want to find book one, we’d turn them off completely. More than a few nights sleep was lost trying to figure this one out.

In the end, we followed our instincts and put our trust in the readers and in our characters. We had to believe in Kyana and Ryker. It’s their story the reader is returning to and it’s our hope that the paths they take will lead the reader on a memorable journey—even if it isn’t always the one they’re expecting.

There’s a reason writers are seen as neurotic. It’s because we are!


We have one copy of Ascension to giveaway. The contest is open to U.S. addresses only, and closes Feb. 15. Fill out the form below for your chance to win!

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9 Responses to “Sable Grace Guest Post & Giveaway: Dark Breed choices”

  1. Miss Mel says:

    I’m not entering the contest because I already own (and loved) both of the books in the Dark Breed series but still wanted to say something. I am thrilled that the duo known as Sable Grace decided to focus on Kyana because she is bad ass. She’s a beautiful, complicated, frakked up person and I love reading about her. I certainly see how she could demand the stage. The character development in this series is great, the action is nonstop, there’s lots of turmoil, a seriously disturbed vengeful God, an Irish vampyre turned God that is hotter than Hades, a surfer boy demigod and an emotionally scarred heroine you can’t help but love. Ascension and Bedeviled were two of my favorites from last year. Kyana has grown so much and I can’t wait to see what what’s in store for her next.

  2. Jamie says:

    I’ve been a follower for a while now and love your blog. Thanks for the chance to win. I haven’t heard of this author, although the books sound interesting and I would like to read them. 🙂

  3. Thank you Chelsea for the interesting guest post. I haven’t read anything from this author yet. This series sounds very intriguing. I’m off to add to my reads list. Thanks so much for the chance to win! 🙂

  4. Sable says:

    Thanks so much for having us!! This was a fun one to do 🙂

  5. Cate says:

    ThAnks for the giveaway. I haven’t read any books from this series but it sounds like a good read. Can’t wait to
    read the 1st one. Thanks, kayko118(at)yahoo(dot)com

  6. Denise Z says:

    I have had my eye on this series and would love to read it. Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us today and spotlighting it with such a fun giveaway opportunity.

  7. Kristen Heyl says:

    Sounds like a great series….I would love to read it.

    sweetreaderma at comcast dot net

  8. Penny says:

    I’ve not read this author before & would love a chance to “expand my reading horizons”

  9. Allison Hickman says:

    Another new series to check out! This sounds really interesting.

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