Comes the Night

Blog Tour for Comes the Night!


Next week (May 13-18), we will be throwing ourselves into an awesome week-long blog tour arranged by AToMR in support of our newest Young Adult title, “Comes the Night“.  CTR is the first book in our Casters series, and has racked up some nice reviews already. I hope you’ll find us on one of the blog tour stops and leave us a comment. There will be author interviews, guest blogs, reviews, and most importantly, giveaways! Woot! Click on the image below to see the schedule.


YA Rocks! Young Adult Giveaway Hop


Welcome to our stop on the Young Adult Giveaway Tour! Heather Doherty and I write fast-paced YA paranormal/horror. While we each have our own solo writing careers (I write romantic suspense and adult paranormal romance and Heather writes literary and child lit), we do love love our YA. So here it is – 10 things we love about well-written Young Adult/New Adult literature:


  1. It’s wide open! (Almost) anything goes.
  2. It appeals to a wide range of readers, not just teens. I think that’s because our teenage years are seared into our psyches. We read a coming of age novel and we’re teens again.
  3. Well-written YA lit is engrossing, compelling and above all honest!
  4. It’s written expressly about the challenges experienced by teens/young adults.
  5. It’s wide open!!!
  6. All fiction gives us life lessons, but we think YA fiction helps the young reader mature. They have a chance to “live” multiple scenarios, watch the characters make choices, suffer the consequences of bad ones. They see the character get knocked down and get back up again. They struggle and triumph. Or at least come to a kind of clarity.
  7. It provides escape (not to be underestimated in this troubled world).
  8. It can confirm the legitimacy of your own experiences to see characters undergo the same kinds of experiences/feel the same emotions.
  9. YA lit has always pushed the boundaries of what is acceptable, sometimes dealing with very difficult or taboo subjects. Adults don’t always like that, but the fact remains that lots of young adults live with domestic violence, incest, etc., and why shouldn’t young adult literature reflect that? If not in literature, then where can we bare our souls, shred our screams and claw our way through?
  10. Did we mention that it’s wide open?




Three girls from completely different walks of life come together when their parents send them to a last chance boarding school. The only thing they have in common is the soul-deep pain each of them holds inside, from very different wounds. Each wants to find a way to escape the pain. A way out. And they do.

In the attic of the old Victorian house that serves as their residence, they’ve found an old diary that gives them the key to escape their pain, escape their very bodies. But that kind of reprieve always carries a price…

Coming soon: 



What do YOU love best about YA? Tell us in a comment below to qualify to win one of our two prizes:


–        A signed copy of our latest YA Comes the Night (Book 1 in the Casters series)

–        A $10 Gift Certificate from your choice of Amazon, B&N or iTunes.


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Oh, and if you’re so inclined, take a look at this cool video we commissioned from Jeffrey Somers. He’s doing some awesome book trailers.




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.