Almost there! The emails have been pinging to and fro Auckland, Dunedin and New York over the past twelve hours.
We had it all sorted and then, during a facial, one of the team came up with a BRILLIANT and far better way to end Bloodlines than what I had intended.
It is perfect and also sets the scene for book Three (without leaving you too dissatisfied - promise).
It's 1pm Sat, NZ time. I'm still in my dressing gown, supping on diet coke and polishing very gently the last of the silver. Oh, the blog is a break while my subconscious finds a word I need but has gone for a walk.
The official response (publisher and agent) to my (is this novel good enough) insecure author moment:
'the story is a good one, in fact I think in terms of character development it is stronger than the first!'
'You gotten to a worthy follow-up to Banquo's Son'
I'm beginning to agree and am very excited.