Thursday, October 11, 2012


Hello all! JL Oiler and Suzzana C. Ryan here to introduce you to our latest cooperative series, Glimpse of Midnight! Before we start, we would like to thank our awesome host! We are honored to be here!

First let us explain how this all came to be. We love to share this story because it is such a gamble and pure knowledge of how the two of us work, write, and interact was the only way this pairing could have taken place….
Once upon a time, the wonderful staff at Rebel Ink Press contacted the both of us with the idea to do a paranormal coop. series. What they gave us (other than this wonderful opportunity) was the basic gist of the world we were to create. From there everything from characters, subgenre and heat level was up to the two of us. Right Suzzana?
Absolutely JL, the rest was in our very over active imaginations. I would like to thank Rebel Ink Press for giving me the opportunity to collaborate with you. It’s always a pleasure to find another writer who’s mind is as out there as your own.
You were a true joy to work with as well Suzzana and I wouldn’t want to tackle this with anyone else.

Who is your favorite character from the first books and why?
 Carina, I love Vampires and this beauty was more than a vamp...she's half succubus, an insatiable beautiful creature.
I think mine would have to be Cyrus. He is the true embodiment of all that is Glimpses of Midnight. He’s dark, beautiful, sensual, an dangerous. He has enough arrogance to make you want to hate him yet the charisma to draw you in and make you want to know more.

Who is your favorite sub-character from the first books and why?
Fallon, the demon, you know there is more of him coming...and you see a slight connection between him and Carina. 
I really like Calypso. Readers just get a peek at her in book 2 and she is such a unique individual that I can’t help wonder what makes her tick or her true intents.

 What was the most difficult aspect of writing this?
Making the characters that we created believable. None of these creatures exists...and some are pure creations of Jeanne and mine's brainstorming. 
I think the most difficult thing for me, is making certain that the next edition(s) flow seamlessly together, with not only one another but the first set of stories as well. Then again, the hardest thing might be writing anything to top this period.

Now we know there are those of you out there who expect two completely unrelated or just fragments of relation between the first two stories. Well we think once you read both you will be surprised! The first two installments of the series intertwine so well that we have built a seamless connection with all the characters we think readers will love.
JL, here is the great thing about this series, you never get lost as a reader. You get to know these wonderfully evil characters very well. As a reader, you’ll want to read one, then the other and so on.

Want to know more? How about we both share a peek with the blurbs for both stories:

Carina Bellefleur is the only daughter of the dark lord of South Hedonism, Cyrus Bellefleur. Belonging to a city of indulgence and decadence has its privileges but the half vampire half succubus is having a difficult time finding someone, or better yet, more than just one someone, who can help her reach that ultimate orgasm. When a pair of human males are caught just outside the city walls, the subjects of the dark city desire nothing more than their immediate deaths. Carina, however, sees something special in the pair of well-endowed males.

Evan and Eric are the ultimate urban adventurers. Therefore, when they hear rumors of a city hidden beneath their own beloved New York, they can't help themselves. They have to try and find it. Now prisoners among creatures they'd never believed existed in their wildest dreams, the brothers find their fate rests in the hands of the city's sexy princess. 

They discover survival depends on providing Carina with the ultimate in sexual satisfaction before her father discovers humans within the walls of his city. In exchange, the feisty woman might lead them back topside. There's a catch however. What if they really don’t want to go home or she doesn’t want to let them?

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            Cyrus Bellefleur ruled the underworld but couldn’t rule his mate, Alkmene, a gorgeous succubus. The feared ancient vampire could crush a legion of humans but found it impossible to tame one redheaded beauty. Their tumultuous union periodically resulted in the succubus fleeing the underworld in an attempt to anger him. She’d do what she did best and that was ravish human men with her temptuous body. Her prowess in bed was her curse. It was at times like these Cyrus followed her into the world above.

            This time, however, when she ran from Cyrus, she found a portal in time, traveling to the year nineteen-fifty-seven, looking to hide. But Cyrus could sniff out an opening in the time line.

            Alkmene found herself a dark, handsome lover, a fallen archangel, who was ripe for the plucking. But she never figured on his lovely human conquest falling into the mix. Emmy Harris was an up and coming Hollywood starlet and the biggest thing to hit tinsel town in ages. Now Emmy became a pawn in the wicked games Cyrus and Alkmene played.

            In a world called South Hedonism, all vices, indulgence, decadence, obsession and perversion flourish. All creatures foul, evil and corrupt exist in the evil inner cities. They come and go between both worlds and love to play above. However, they always return. Hell has its advantages.    

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We hope everyone enjoys our little project and invite you to visit and follow us at Glimpses of Midnight Blog.

As always, thanks for allowing us to visit!
JL Oiler and Suzzana C. Ryan

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  1. Congrats! Do you ever base your characters off of people you know?

    1. Not totally, I do however incooperate traits and characteristics of several into a character. Well unless you count my ex-husband who has been the victim of my characters on at least one occasion.

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    1. I find inspiration in pretty much anything as to a who I would have to say my dad. His love of reading and supporting attitude was my strength to accomplish every word....Jeanne

  3. Congrats on your release! I've always liked the name Fallon which works for both genders.

  4. Is it hard to write together? Do you write the same chapter together or take turns writing chapters? Will you write together again? Will this become a series? (How's that for questions? LOL)

    1. LOL Actually we both write our own book (I did book 1, Suzzana book2) every few chapters into our work we send it off to the other person so they can read whats there and incooperate events, people, and places. We are actually working on Books 3 and 4 now!

  5. Sounds like a great series! Do you have a set number of books planned for it or will it be sporadic? And would you guys ever consider working together again on a different project? Do you have a favorite genre to write or is it always paranormal? And finally (whew) Do you you like to read paranormal outside of work or do you prefer a different genre to get a break from it? Sorry for so many questions I was feeling very curious today. lol :)

    1. No Problem I like all those questions 8)
      1. As of this moment we have plans for books 5 and 6 and options to add more titles following those.
      2. We had such a great time I am certain you will be seeing more of us as a team.
      3. I personally love to read Paranormal.