Connie Suttle, Author:
Urban Fantasy/Young Adult
Thank you thank you thank you!!! Sadly, I've been refreshing your blog page for the last 2 days hoping this post would appear!!!Not that I'm obsessed with your books or anything. ::whistles innocently::
You're welcome! Happy weekend :)
Having read Blood Redemption, re-read parts of Blood War, and then re-read parts of Redemption for cross-reference - AND having spent something like half the day in tears while reading...All I can say is, I hope you're proud of yourself. ::sniffle:: Reducing all of us to tears.(Because the books are just that amazing. Thank you again!!)
Thanks :)Next box of tissues is on me!cs
Hi ConnieThanks for getting the book out early, I downloaded it straight away and have just finished it (everything else got ignored, housework, dinner, children!) It's another great book, I'm so glad I've got another one to look forward to.Thanks again for making my weekend. Brill Book.
Thanks! Happy weekend :)cs
Amazing. Loved it. SO much more I want to know about these characters, this world, the newly introduced characters. I read the book at work on my phone and cried, more than once. So sad in some points, but so much joy in others.Can't wait for others to finish so we can start some of the fun discussion here and on FB. <3Thank you.
I'd love to see discussion on this one :) Have a wonderful weekend!cs
Connie, that was more than I could ever hope for - I laughed so much in parts at the banter and cried so hard I felt Lissas sorrow every step of the way. You bring so much emotion to the fore in all your books but this one has me left me in awe from the opening words to the closing chapter and epilogue, I had to keep remembering to breathe in parts! Every time I read your books I'm on the journey of a lifetime and each one becomes more breathtaking every time! Thank you for a fantastic, unforgettable experience I loved every second of it!!
Thanks, Lisa. I'm out of town at the moment, but I'm anxious to finish up Blood Reunion (it's almost there). I have to edit Vendetta in between, so I'll be busy the minute I get back home. Hope all is well with you!Connie
Read the book, i still say Griffin needs to spend a life as his own daughter, the man is worse than the energy death of a universe. I am up for some discussion :-)
Hi, Larry!Griffin will get some payback in the High Demon series. Just how much remains to be seen :)Happy Tuesday!Connie
Hi Connie,Thanks for another excellent story! BTW, I loved the cover - I assume that's Norian. I found it on Amazon before it got posted here (like others I've been refreshing regularly, but I also scout Amazon for my favourite authors all the time). Now I guess I'll give it three weeks and then start keeping an eye out for Vendetta (can hardly wait, so I'll probably have to reread this one a time or two before then).
Thank, Bob!I'll be working like mad on Vendetta as soon as I get home on Wednesday. Hope your day is a happy one--Connie
Maybe she should try the old adage- "Walk a mile in my shoes!"I think Lissa is still holding some feeling within her heart for him given her step fathers abuse, she have held to the hope that they could have a positive father/daughter relationship one day. She is a loving, feeling, heart felt person and for someone to truly hurt your heart it has to be open to them in the first place. As we've witnessed he is a bit of a serial offender in her case! Anyone she didn't care for would be dust!On a lighter note ,Its a good idea Larry; I'd imagine her to be a ladies uk size 3 shoe and I'm sure Gryphon to be a mans UK 12! Speaking from experience when I, aged 16 and a size 6 (ok- 7) shoe, ahem-borrowed (ok! took) for the night, my very dainty, older sisters size 4 shoes... I never got over the damage I did to myself and those around me especially..... my mums antique coffee table, that could have been mistook for match sticks (sadly my mum had a keen eye and knew it for the table it was!lol) needless to say I learnt my lesson immediately! So hopefully Gyrphon may only have to "Walk a day in her shoes" to learn his lesson. He may be shocked to find that hers are much bigger and harder to walk in than he could ever have imagined no matter how hard he "looked"! ; )
Just saw the post, and immediately downloaded the book. Cannot wait to see what happens in the conclusion of Lissa's POV, and figure out what everyone is hinting at above. I am picturing a late night ahead...
Lisa Fu - I think I am bit more vindictive than you, my thought is to basically force Griffin to live the life of one his ill-used daughters (start to finish) as a passenger. He would be forced to experience the pain, anger, and betrayal that he caused to his daughter(s) without the ability to change or influnce the outcome. I, personally, consider Griffin's repeated betrayals of all his daughters to be nothing less than the ultimate betrayal of his noninterferance pledge. But ... enough Griffin bashing (on my part anyway ... lol).Onto some book discussion.1) Rolfe, Giff, and Yoff - tragic, we need more winged vampires ... =p.2) Since the Larentii can help Lissa, does this mean they can do the same for the other vamp consorts?3) I don't know about the rest but I would like to see Lissa with her swords more often, more reach without having to use "power".All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. - Winston ChurchillLarry
Larry , Hi! I'm a great believer in what does not kill you will only make you stronger :) I think Lissa wouldn't be the person we all love if she hadn't experienced all that she has-it shows her strength of character that she is willing to keep going after all the betrayal she has experienced and is still willing to forgive albeit not forget: ) she stills holds onto her humanity despite her abilities, which is one of the things I admire about her , I hope you agree. Also comments: 1. I totally, totally agree lol, I would love to see more winged vampires emerge and pray that Connie will grant this wish in her forthcoming "High Demon" Series (please?). 2. I think that's a question only Connie can answer although I don't think there is really anything that they aren't capable of - I think its more a question of if they would feel it is justified and has no effect on the time line? 3. Its amazing when Lissa is "undercover" so to speak and utilises her master of blade weaponry but there are many humanoids who can master a blade she is the ultimate weapon in herself and I love it when she combines her powers using strategy it is an art form in itself as she really is a power to be reckoned with - I don't think we have seen all her powers yet as she seems to be evolving constantly. Again, I hope this is something that we will find in the next two books in the series and hopefully the"High Demon" Series.We know what we are, but not what we may be.....William Shakespeare
Lisa Fu - sorry for the long wait for my reply but I had to do some research to make sure I answered correctly.Lissa spent about 1 year 8 months as unenhanced Queen Vampire, she then spent about 7 months as a Saa Thalarr enhanced Queen vampire, then about 2 years as "sister to the Nameless Ones" Queen of Le-Ath Veronis, up to the start of Blood Redemption, totaling 4 years 3 months. I would be highly surprised if we did not see her develope more powers. Also I can see Lissa giving up a great deal of power under the right conditions (i.e. regaining the ability to carry her own children), but this is just conjecture ... lol.The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.- Abraham Lincoln
First This was a REALLY great book. Second I think Griffin (or any person for that matter) would not be like Lissa after everything shes been through. (You can drop a ball a hundred times and it will fall a hundred different ways.) What I really want to know is out of all of Lissa's mates, I want to know if Roff can also have a kid with Lissa? and if he can than if their kid will be born with wings?
Hi, Taylor--I haven't sent my thoughts in that direction yet. I do hope you'll be happy with Blood Reunion, though...Glad you enjoyed the book--thank you!cs
Lisa Fu - I agree, the travails that have given Lissa her strengths and weaknesses were necessary, I do not argue that.Taylor - Since I am trying to refrain from further Griffin bashing in the thread ... I will just say I never expect him to be like any of his daughters ... my expectation is for him to truly learn from his mistakes instead of consistently repeating them.If I remember correctly there is already one born Vampire (Merrill's son I believe), so there is precedence for it happening ... however the thoughts of going through the terrible two's with a flying, carnivorious toddler ... yikes! LOLI hold it true, whate'er befall;I feel it, when I sorrow most;'Tis better to have loved and lostThan never to have loved at all.- Alfred Lord Tennyson
Larry- I also agree with the no more Griffin bashing. I think that if he doesn't learn his lesson, then the Nameless Ones or the Powers That Be will just take his gift of foresight away.Also Merrill's son was a special case, that is one leads my question. But I also don't think that if they did have a winged-vampire baby, that it would be a carnivorous toddler."The quality of life isn't determined by length, but by the passion you feel."
Once again a fun read! Thanks! :)
My thoughts --1) I want the reptinoids rescued. I have no doubt that Lissa will do it, just that I am impatient for them to get away from evil. 2) The babies. All of them (including Toff). I want their stories. :)3) As it comes to Griffin - I really appreciated the comment Belen made. He has no faith. I think it must be overwhelming to see so much. While I want him to learn a lesson, more importantly, I want to see Lissa and Griffin reconcile. 4) And on that note, I want to know why he separated Kyler and Cleo (oh and I want their back stories). Umm...so basically, I kinda want to know everything about everyone. I love this world.On to things I think others may disagree with -- I think that Norian got WAY MORE than his fair share of Lissa's time and attention. Norian while needing the unconditional love that Lissa offers, well, he's kind of a spoiled brat. Rigo deserved it so much more. Lissa needed a Rigo in her life and he deserves some time from her. They need a honeymoon! :)I find the THOUGHT of 17 mates exhausting, let alone the idea of trying to give each of them attention. I think her mates are incredibly patient and sharing, especially the ones that don't have other mates. Hope that the harmony remains.Lastly - the Mighty Hand. I loved the story, but I would like to understand the strata of the demi-gods a bit better. He kinda acts like maybe he's a future mate for Lissa? To pick up on Lissa's thought - why does he choose to withhold his strength?Love, love, love the story! Can't wait for more.Elizabeth
Hi, Elizabeth!Here are some answers--as much as I can give, anyway :)#1 The fate of the reptanoids will be determined in the High Demon series.#2 You'll Get your wish in Blood Reunion. In fact, here is the first line in Blood Reunion: "Toff was seventeen and his life was in ruins."#3 There will be some payback for Griffin in the High Demon series.#4 I'm not sure if (or how quickly) that might happen. I hope I get to it someday, even if it's in a short story.Also, The Mighty Hand cannot be a future mate for Lissa. That will be explained eventually, as well as the reason he holds back his strength. I'm plotting out those books now :)Happy weekend!cs
Darn it, Darn It, DARN IT!!! You can't (I guess you can, since you did), but you can't tease us with a line like "Toff was seventeen and his life was in ruins" and not expect consequences. Mainly, me begging you to release the rest of that story ASAP. So hear it goes...PLEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!! time infinity ;PBTW, I may need to go through some type of rehabilitation because I am hooked on your stories. I check this site regularly to see if you have posted any new information to tide me over until I get my next fix. Which is sad, I am addicted to books. Shame on you for supporting my habit; but Thanks!!!
Hi!It's Monday, and this is how my day has gone so far:Laundry--Vendetta line edits >Growl, grumble>Reading your post made me laugh out loud! You get five stars from me and the first page of Blood Reunion: Toff was seventeen and his life was in ruins. He didn't look seventeen or anywhere near that age. Twelve was closer to the mark; his height and face worked against him. The others teased him unmercifully about it, although he kept up easily in all the lessons. Today was one of the bad days—Toff jumped into the chilly pond with the others after a long day of harvesting grapes—throwing off his clothing of course, just as the others did. The boys he swam with were all proud of what they had between their legs. Toff didn't have that. Had never had that. The word eunuch had been whispered around him since he was old enough to work in the fields during the summers and early fall. At first, he hadn't known what it meant. Toff had learned, however, and the revelation embarrassed him. He was less than the others. "It's nothing," his mother, Redbird, told him when he came home in tears at age nine. At the time, it hadn't mattered so much. Now it did. The males his age would pair up at times with one of the girls, and they'd go off together, down by the pond or into one of the orchards. Toff saw their smiles as they returned. The older boys didn't hold back their sneers or taunts either, whenever they caught Toff looking their way. Of course, they never did it around the elders—they knew better. Toff's persecution was always done away from anyone who might intervene.Happy Monday!Connie
Hi ConnieThanks for the snippet. It was great! I still long for the rest of the book and can't wait to it comes out. I am glad you got a chuckle from my last post and I hope it broke through the tiresomeness from editing Vendetta. On that note, thanks for having it ready for it's release date (maybe before, if the trend continues). Also, Thanks for sharing your world with us and for taking the time to talk to your fans.You are the bestErika
Hi Elizabeth, Welcome back, nice to see you again :-).1) The reptanoids, I think that would fall under Norian's job description ... I believe Lissa's time would be better spent chasing Zellar down.2) Yes ... more LOL.3 & 4) Griffin ... hmmm ... [places both hands in pockets and walks away from soapbox]. On Norian - I highly suspect that the mates will take matters in their own hands, by either having a long discussion with Norian or simply seducing Lissa (nothing wrong with a good seduction to make your mate happy), or possibly a combination thereof. I have to agree that Norian got a lot of time in this book, however her twins have done the same a time or two. That many mates probably helps in explaining the times that Lissa spends months flitting around the universes ... lol. I think we will learn more about the Mighty in the Legend of the Ir'Indicti Series, there is prob ably a lot of overlap that has not been made apparent yet.All human wisdom is contained in these two words--"Wait and Hope.” ― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
Good morning, Larry!#1 you're right--Norian actively hunts the reptanoids in the High Demon series.#2 it's coming :)#3 & 4 LOL!You're right about the overlap in the Ir'Indicti series!Have a wonderful weekend!cs
Good afternoon, Connie!Thank you for the replies and I am glad I was able to provide a laugh :-) ...You know, with all the quotes I have been posting, I am ashamed to admit that I missed a very important quote. I will fix that at the end of this post.Another thought on Norian if he can't quit monopolizing Lissa ... a great majority of her mates have compulsion ... just saying ... lol.Four glasses of wine and poof, I was a vampire.- Connie Suttle
Thanks for the quote--It put a big smile on my face!cs
Déjà vu -At the end of Blood Royal Devlin was executed by Gavin at Lissa's approval.In Blood Redemption Lissa asks about what happened to Devlin then gets the story that Devlin stood for judgement before Wlodek several days after the vampires learned of Lissa's death ... someone is messing around in the time stream ... lol.
Sadly, it is the author messing with the timeline. I rewrote the ending of Blood Royal, and then failed to make Blood Redemption match that ending. Mea Culpa. Apologies all around.CS
And here I thought I found a plot twist ... sigh ... well I suppose he deserved to die twice. A well used literary phrase is "If I could bring him back and kill him again ... ", you did :-).Larry
You know, I could work it in as a plot twist eventually with a new character coming on board later. Hmmmmmm:DCS
Did anyone else notice that Blood Redemption is #61 on Amazons Top new fantasy list today?Congratulations Connie you beat out some pretty big names !!!! I like being able to give credit where I believe it's due :-).Larry
Thanks for the info! I've been so buried in Vendetta edits that I haven't even looked lately. Happy weekend!Connie