Friday, December 2, 2011

Gordon & Ilona Andrews Chat

The amazing writing team of Gordon and Ilona Andrews did a fantastic livestream chat this afternoon. They talked about everything from Kate, to the Edge to the Alphas & Kinsman books. Here are some of the highlights!

  • Derek will not get his own book in the Kate Daniels world.
  • Julie's story will be part of a Charlaine Harris anthology called (?) Apple for a Monster, but there is no release date yet.
  • Ilona regrets Magic Bites. Was unhappy with how it turned out. They were too green as writers.
  • Ilona most relates to Aunt Bea among their characters; Gordon says William.
  • **SPOILER** Despite Ilona's threat to shank him if he spilled any spoilers, Gordon leaked that Julie does not end up with Derek, but instead the Asian/ dragon guy that's in the Jim & Dali short.
  • They have virtually no say in their covers. But they say that's ok, because they are writers, not artists.
  • Anna will come back in the last Kate book.
  • There will be a Jim and Dali book, published in 2013 or later.
  • There is no cure for Dali's eyesight.
  • Gordon says he'll write the hot tub scene in Curran POV if they win a Goodreads Choice Award.
  • In fact, it seem seems that Gordon can be bribed to write more with some sort of action figures. 
  • Gordon sees Eva Green as Kate. They see Chris Hemsworth as Curran.
  • There are two Kate books left (not counting the Andrea or Jim/Dali books) and one Edge book
  • They would like to do a George/ Jack book, but the Edge books don't sell as well and they didn't seem optimistic
  • They run their love scenes by author friends, like Jeaniene Frost, to increase the heat & romance factor.
  • There might be a full novel in the Kinsmen world, if time permits.
  • May revisit the Alphas world with something self-published.
  • When asked if YAs are in the future, Ilona said she worried they would cause irreparable harm to young minds.
Ilona also promises to answer the questions they didn't get to on their blog or Facebook.

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At Friday, December 2, 2011 at 8:16:00 PM CST , Blogger Lexi said...

Great highlights! Thanks, bummed I missed it. Sounds like they would be fun to listen to!

At Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 7:45:00 AM CST , Blogger Sooz said...

Thanks for the recap! I missed it, so this is the next best thing...

At Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 1:05:00 PM CST , Blogger JenM said...

Sorry I missed that. I would read the phone book if Ilona and Gordon wrote it. So, 2 Kate books and one Edge book? I hope that doesn't include Andrea's book this summer, because if so, then there is really only one Kate book left, and I'm going to cry if that's the case. This is one series that I never want to end!

At Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 1:30:00 PM CST , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

Jen --The two remaining Kate books do not include the Andrea book or the Jim/Dali book.

At Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 1:51:00 PM CST , Blogger JenM said...

Whew, you had me worried there.


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