Monthly Archives: December 2012

Tada! Our new book trailer is here!

It may be Christmas eve, but it feels like Christmas day for us! Because today is the day we debut our new book trailer for the Casters Series.

We’d love to have your comments. In fact, we’ll give away a $10 gift certificate from the online bookstore of your choice (Amazon, B&N, iTunes, Book Depository, etc.) to one winner whose name we will draw randomly from amongst the comments.

And while you’re here, consider entering our launch contest, the prize for which is a humongous Labradorite gemstone. We’re talking big-as-a-baseball humongous. Click here to enter that contest.



We thought about putting book club questions into Comes the Night for people who wanted to organize book clubs or discussion groups to talk about their experience of the book. But then we decided, why not give readers a forum to post comments? Your question/comment could be directed to us as the authors, or maybe to other readers to  get their impressions of something.



So … here you go! This thread is for you. We’ll respond to your comments if it seems you’re looking for our input (in which case, it might be helpful to start it with, “Yo, authors!”). Otherwise, we’ll leave it for other readers to respond to.


But if you’re interested in official book club questions written by us, you can download a PDF copy of them here.


Okay, it’s all yours. And don’t make us assume fake identifies and post our own questions, ‘kay? We’d really hate that.


NOTE: Comments are moderated due to high volumes of spam, so don’t be alarmed if your comment doesn’t show up right away. One of the admins (i.e., Heather or Norah) will approve your comment in due time.



Comes the Night – with a really cool contest!

This series has been a long time in the making  three years, to be precise. That’s how long we’ve been living in this dark and thrilling Caster world. Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of Book 1 – Comes the Night.


Right now, it’s available only in ebook form from Amazon (Kindle) and Smashwords (all formats), but we couldn’t wait to tell you! We are very close to launching the paperback version, and are waiting for distribution of the ebook to Barnes & Noble, the Apple iBookstore, Kobo, etc. We’ll really make some noise then!


In the meantime, we’re having a contest to celebrate the launch. Because stones will play a significant role in this series, we’re giving away an enormous, softball-sized Labradorite crystal sphere (approx. value $200). Labradorite is a stone of “spiritual awakening”. It’s found in the Labrador Peninsula in Canada (duh), but it can also be found in Norway and the former USSR. According to, it “promotes intellectual, intuitive, and mystical wisdom, calmness, intuition”.



To enter this contest, just read this back cover blurb and comment below, giving us a one-word reaction. See? Easy!


How far would you go to escape your own personal teenage hell? Would you run away, break away from everything you know—even your own body?

Alex Robbins, Brooke Saunders and Maryanne Hemlock could not be more different, yet they all have something in common—deep and soul-searing pain. They are also all students atStreepAcademy, a boarding school just one step away from juvie, where they’ve come to complete high school. The three have been relegated to Harvell House, the residence reserved for the hardest cases, the so-called Rejects from Reject Row.

In the forbidden attic of the old Victorian house-turned-residence, the girls discover the diary of Connie Harvell, a young woman who was confined and abused there some 50 years ago. In the end, Connie’s attic prison couldn’t hold her—not completely. She found a way out. At least a dark part of her did. And after reading her diary, the girls discover they can escape at will too. A terrifying, thrilling flight from their bodies and their troubles.

But God help them, their pain isn’t all they leave behind when they join with the night.

And God help anyone who’s wronged them…


We will draw a random winner from the entries on January 15, 2013.


NOTE: By entering this contest, you give us permission to add your email address to our newsletter mailing list. We promise not to spam you. Newsletters will only be sent out when there is actual news to report. This could include more giveaways and prizes!


ALSO NOTE: Comments are moderated due to high volumes of spam, so don’t be alarmed if your comment doesn’t show up right away. One of the admins (i.e., Heather or Norah) will approve your comment in due time.