Karina Cooper is the author of the Dark Mission trilogy, and the first two books are tough and super-steamy. As she says on her website, they're "Wild Turkey with a bullet in the bottom of the glass."
The first in the series, Blood of the Wicked, came out in May and was quickly followed by Lure of the Wicked in June. The third, All Things Wicked, is scheduled for January 2012.
The Dark Mission series is considered paranormal romance, but as Trisha says during the interview below, it's more like "post-apocalyptic romance." The books are set in a rebuilt city, 50 years after a worldwide disaster, in a society where witches are hunted and killed.
Find out more about the series in our interview with Cooper:
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When I read Kerry's post about how many people visit her site in search of news about the sequel to The Passage, I realized something: we've been holding out on you. At least a little bit. During my interview with Cronin for our June issue, we touched on the second volume in the trilogy, which he told me has a projected pub date of sometime in 2012. Not wanting to spoil the surprise, Cronin didn't reveal any major developments, but what he did say is a little something to help you through the wait and whet your appetite.
If I could do it faster, I would, but I let them be written at the rate that they demand. I think people will be happy if it’s a great book, even if they have to wait. And volume two is, I hope, every bit as rich and engaging as the first one. It has new elements, as any book must, it’s not simply a straightforward continuation of volume one, though it certainly has that element. It has surprises aplenty, things you didn’t see coming but I hope you feel like oh, that’s just perfect.