First things first.
I turn to a vampire any time i want to. i become a vampire because of how people treat me, this world is a wicked world and not fair to any body. at the snack of my finger things are made happened. am now a powerful man and no one step on me without an apology goes free. i turn to human being also at any time i want to. and am one of the most dreaded man in my country. i become a vampire through the help of my friend who introduce me into a vampire kingdom by given me their email. if you want to become a powerful vampire kindly contact the vampire kingdom on their email REDACTEDLina Merlina
Please do not promote vampirism on our blog. We already have a contentious relationship with Dromichaetes of Dacia, Master of the Dark Coven, over his enjoyment of Jeaniene Frost’s books, and we do not want any more trouble. Thank you.
Now onward to Innkeeper questions
I wonder about the writing process in relation to the back story of characters. How much do you actually know about the characters in a book you write, especially those who are only mentioned a couple of times. For example, Arland’s dad. Do you actually know what happened to Arland’s biological father? Is that something you sketch out before or as you write? Do you care what his dad’s story is if he is not integral to the plot? Or can you just say “he isn’t in the picture or of importance to the story we are writing so we don’t care?” Or do you sketch it out in case you want to use his bio dad in a future story or to explain something about Arland’s character or his mom and how she views the world?Tiger Lily
Arland’s father met Lady Ilemina on a diplomatic mission to her House. He had just became the preceptor of Krahr and she was the marshal at the time. They fell in love, but her House refused the match because Ilemina was an excellent marshal. Their plan was to keep her within the House never permitting her to leave.
Arland’s father, like a proper vampire hero of legend, asked Ilemina to leave with him and offered the protection of his House whether she chose to be with him or not. Ilemina was in love and the experience of being loved and admired instead of being used opened her eyes. She agreed to leave with him. After some preparations, Ilemina took off and her House predictably declared war on House Krahr.
There was much bloodshed and House Krahr won. Ilemina and Arland’s father married, had two children, and lived happily for many years, until he died in one of the violent vampire conflicts. Ilemina mourned for several years until she noticed Otubar.
Otubar is a superior fighter and strategist. When Arland’s father was alive, Otubar was one of his elite fighters. He was trained specifically as an undermarshal and excels in personal combat and strategy. Otubar lost the woman he loved when he was young. It was very difficult for him and he kind of gave up on life. He has no ambition, which makes him a perfect undermarshal. You never have to worry about him claiming the power for himself.
After Arland’s father died, Otubar basically nursed Ilemina back to health. While she mourned, he was always there, like this massive silent shadow, and he took care of her. Eventually Ilemina realized that he was in love for her and she had developed feelings for him, and so they married. Neither of Ilemina’s children had an issue with it. As Arland once put it, “We understand each other perfectly well, Mother. He [Otubar] doesn’t care about anything except making sure you’re safe and happy. ”
This was just sitting in my head after Gordon and I discussed it some time ago. It’s the first time I wrote it down. Ask me what Ilemina’s husband’s name is.
That’s right. No clue.
So to answer your question, yes, we care about the history because all of these previous events made the characters who they are. The relationship between Arland, Ilemina, and Otubar is central to the plot, so we need to know the basis of it. But we don’t typically write it out somewhere or keep a series bible or detailed notes. When you do this, there is a real danger of overworking the story. We kind of just know it the way we know our family’s history.
Could you refresh us on the innkeeper line of books you have plotted out?Cynthia
Eh. We have nothing plotted out. Right now it’s all Hidden Legacy #5. We are going to resume Innkeeper short stories once we get through the publicity period for SAPPHIRE FLAMES.
Will Maud’s book go to Subterranean Press like the other Innkeeper novels?Keera
My personal preference would be for an omnibus edition, because I think ultimately for people who are trying to collect the stories in a premium edition, collections offer better value. Even though the book itself would be more expensive, the cost per novel is lower.
If caffeine is a mind-altering substance for vampires, what does alcohol do to them? Because if it does nothing, I think Sean and Arland should have a sit down chat over real Irish coffees! They taste delicious and everyone gets smashed…Kaytee
Hahahaha! Thank you, we will use this.
I still want to know what Helen’s status will be going forward. Will adoption by Arland cancel out Melizard’s blood completely? House of Krahr, sort-of House of Krahr, House of Sariv, what? Will the disgrace of House Ervan follow her?Sarafina
Helen is a member of House Krahr. House Ervan had exiled her and they have no claim on her at all. They basically purged her from their lineage, so as far as House Krahr is concerned, she might as well have been a full human. Which isn’t to say that a meeting between House Ervan and Maud is not happening in the future. Because that would be fun, wouldn’t it?
I also want to know if Dina is going to have a werewolf baby. XDSifsaffire
You’ll just have to read and see.
Is there a short story from Officer Murrace’s POV, when he finally finds out what is going on at Dina’s inn? If so then where can I find it? If no, would you consider writing it at some stage? I’d love to read about what goes through his head when he finally gets the truth and how his conversation with Sean went.Shannon
I do not understand this bizarre phenomenon of you guys assuming that there is always some sort of short story when we reference things that take place outside the narrative of a particular book. We get a lot of questions of “Where is the short story where Kate and Curran take Christopher to be medically evaluated?” or “Where is the short story of Curran rescuing Saiman from Roland?” and a lot of times when we explain that there is no story, you don’t believe us and insist that these stories do exist and we clearly are hiding them somewhere. 🙂
Do other authors get this or is it just us?
There is no short story about Officer Marais. But now we will probably write one because it sounds like a funny idea.