Returning to a series… The good, the fun, and the terrifying! by Rhyannon Byrd + Giveaway

by Rhyannon Byrd, author of Dark Wolf Rising (Harlequin Nocturne, January 2013)

After five years, I’ve finally had the chance to get back to my Bloodrunners series at Harlequin Nocturne and I’m over the moon. This series and its characters have been near and dear to my heart for so long now, and I’ve been looking forward to returning for what feels like forever. But it was anything but easy.

First, there were practical issues, such as the sheer amount of time that had passed since I’d worked within this world. Before I could even think about starting, I had to go back and refresh all the details in my head. Characters, places, plots! But it was a lot of fun to revisit the first three books, so I really enjoyed that aspect of the process. The terrifying part was making sure that I got it right! I knew that if I wanted readers to feel that Dark Wolf Rising was worth the wait, then it would have to hold its own in the Bloodrunners series and “fit” with the other books. Making sure that it had the right “vibe” was at the front of my mind the entire time I was working on Eric and Chelsea’s story, and I hope readers will feel that I captured the heat, humor and action that was so much a part of those first books. The feedback has been wonderful so far, and I’m hopeful that all my stressing paid off! If it has, I have to give all the credit to Eric and Chelse, because they were a blast to write about, and now I can’t wait to sink my teeth into the books for the other two Drake siblings. Elise is up next in Dark Wolf Running, and after her story readers will finally get the chance to meet the banished Eli. (I so looove that wicked mercenary!) Fans of the series have been so awesome in keeping the enthusiasm for the Bloodrunners going and I simply can’t thank them enough. They’re the reason why I was so eager to get back to the series, and they’re the reason I’ll continue to write books for this loveable, crazy, sexy bunch of characters.

So are there any series out there that you’re waiting for a book from? For me, it has to be Joe’s story in Lisa Kleypas’ Travises series. I loved the first three books . . . and have been waiting impatiently to find out what happens with the youngest Travis brother. I’m hoping Lisa will take mercy on me soon!! *g*



Leave a comment for a chance to win some Bloodrunners promo items and a signed print copy of Rhyannon Byrd’s Dark Wolf Rising. Contest will close on January 18.

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18 Responses to Returning to a series… The good, the fun, and the terrifying! by Rhyannon Byrd + Giveaway

  1. Cathy Cathy

    Love to win and read Dark Wolf Rising

  2. Ooohh! I would love to win!!!

  3. Sounds like a great book! I would love to win it.

  4. Dorothy Falke

    I have read the Bloodrunner Series several times and absolutely love them! It was hard to wait for Dark Wolf Rising to come out. Last Wolf Watching has been my favorite so far. I can’t wait for the next one. I hope it is soon.

  5. Dorothy, it’s so great to hear that you’ve enjoyed the series…and many apologies about the long wait for Book 4. The next book in the series, Dark Wolf Running, will be out in November. 🙂

  6. Sounds awesome! Would love to win : )

  7. Waiting for Lanthe’s story from the Immortals After Dark series

  8. thanks for the great post and congrats to Rhyannon on the new release! Sounds fantastic!

  9. I love this series. I have been following your books. I’m waiting for the Blood of the Sorceress.

  10. Ruth Ayres

    I love all of your books, but I especially loved the Bloodrunners series. I am so glad you have gotten back to that world. I would love to win your contest.

  11. Lisa Jones

    Love love your books and your bloodrunner series is my favorite by far. Have all 3 in hardback and on my kindle and i am so excited to read the next installment. I have been having a story thread going through my head as to what will be happening next. It will be like visting family that you havn’t seen for awhile and catching up with them.

  12. Bn100, I’m desperate for Lanthe’s story, too!! 🙂

    Kai W, I’ll have to add Maggie’s series to my reading list! 🙂

  13. Just wanted to shout out a big THANKS for the lovely comments about the Bloodrunners series! It means the world to me that you guys are enjoying the books!! 🙂

  14. I love book series and there are so many sequels I am looking forward to this year.

  15. How have I not heard of this series before? I feel kind of bad for not knowing it, but now that I do I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  16. Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. Hello all — sorry I’m late announcing the winner of Rhyannon’s giveaway! The lucky reader is: Amber!

    Congratulations, Amber! Please check your email for a message from me.
    ~Amy from Harlequin

  18. I have read all books. Love, love, love, them all. My favorite would be Brody and Wyatt’s story. But the one I can not wait for is Cian’s story. He’s my favorite charactor. When will that one come out or when will your next book in this series be released?