Feeling A little Down

May 7, 2012 | Karin's Blog | 4 comments


I always do after I turn in a book.  Turning in BLOOD VOW was especially emotional because I have lived and breathed Rafael, Falon and Lucien for over two years now.  I’ve been there through their joys, their self-discovery, their pain, their sorrow and their love.  I’ve watched them suffer more in the span of three months then a city of people do in ten life times.  And when I typed The End, I sat there staring blankly at my flashing cursor, blinking back tears.  And, yes, fist pumping the air with relief.  The story that would not end was done!

But as I sit here typing this blog, Rafa, Falon and Luca are still on my mind.  There are changes I want to make to the manuscript, layering to be done and a few threads I want to rework.  It won’t be over for me until I hold the book in my hands, and then I will hand it to you so that you can laugh, cry and sigh with these amazing people who have inhabited my head and my life for so long.

I can promise you this, unlike BLOOD LAW and BLOODRIGHT there will be no cliffhanger ending.  The power of the three struggled throughout BLOOD VOW to find their place amongst each other and their packs. The story ends with resolution, and yes, I left the door open for emerging characters to have their own stories down the road.

I did that for me, so that I could revisit old friends when I found that I was missing them too much.  I did it for you too, my ever faithful friends and readers who give me a reason to do what I love to do most, write love stories.

Thank you for that, I couldn’t do it without your friendship and support.




  1. Andie

    okay, that brought tears to my eyes, and that doesn’t happen often, too. I don’t want to say bye-bye to these awesome characters either, and i’m not even their “parent”… plus i haven’t read blood vow yet, obviously… *sigh*

    THANK YOU for writing this amazing story and the world you created and these awesome characters! I’m really really happy that i found Blood Law. :))

  2. Karin Tabke

    thank you Andie for loving these characters as much as I do.


  3. Laura McCann

    What an accomplishment, girl!! You are an inspiration as usual!

  4. KB

    I hear ya! I usually sit and stare blankly at the back cover when I finish, and then wander around in a daze at what to do next sometimes. It’s like a part of my family just up’d and moved away and I feel kind of empty…yet fullfilled. Luckily, I can pick them up again later, start over, and they’re still as much fun as the first time…?

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