Tilly and Tess is the blog of Australian author JD Nixon. It's named after the main characters in her two series: Tilly Chalmers (Heller series) and Tess Fuller (Little Town series).
Do you know when Heller's Punishment will be available on Barnes and Noble for Nook?
Hey! I just checked Smashwords and the HP is still in the queue to be approved. Sorry. Nothing will happen now until Monday. All this is out of my control, but you can buy it directly from Smashwords for the Nook. Instructions from them are:How do I download books to the Barnes & Noble nook?Barnes & Noble is an authorized Smashwords retailer, so over 40,000 of the books you see at Smashwords are also for sale at B&N. For the nook, just attach the nook to your personal computer via the USB cable (makes it appear as a hard drive), and then download your books directly to your nook's My Documents folder. B&N calls the process "sideloading." Here's a video on the process: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook/video.asp?bnit=H&bnrefer=EBOOKS&cds2Pid=30195#vid2
The Blood Series I found by accident and after the first book I finished it and immediately bought the second. I can't wait for the next I check constantly to see if it has been released. Work hard I patiently await the next installment.
Hi Melissa. I'm happy with how the story is going so far! :-)
I love All your books and cannot wait for more. You are a great author and most good books cost more than 5 dollars I'm surprised to see you charge so less money considering your books are to die for. I'm hooked to your books,keeps making me want more. You are Awesome, I hope you keep writing. Your books make me feel like im in the middle of it.
Thanks, that's real sweet of you! And I intend to keep writing lots more books :-)
I'm excited for the new Blood Series book! Howeveer, I've just finished Heller's Punishment and wondering when the next Heller book will be out.
Glad you're looking forward to Blood Feud! I'm loving the way it's started :-) As for Heller's Decision, I'll start on it once I finish Blood Feud, so maybe July or August?
I hope heller's decision is out soon
It will be out later this year - have to write it first!
Iwish tilly can have a baby with heller would love to see what would happen wiyth that i know the doc said 1 out of 99 chance but.......... i jush what to know I mean i know heller does not want kids that is why i think tilly should have one but a also cried when the doc told her she would not likly have children and i wish we get to find more about heller
I have lots of interesting life developments planned for Tilly and am not ruling anything out! :-)
so cannot wait for bloof feud any ideas on when it will be getting released? get all tingly just thinking about it, god im so hooked! you are an amazing author
Hi there! I'm hoping to have it published at Smashwords by the end of May. I'll put up the first chapter soon as a sneak preview :-)
I love the Heller series and I just finished with Blood Ties and Blood Sport and I also really enjoyed these books. Can't wait to read more of the Heller series and the Little Town series. You are an amazing author!
Aw thanks, Dorian! Glad you're enjoying the books so far :-)
could you please make sure that blood feud is released on the kobo please as i love this series
Hi there! Smashwords distributes books automatically to Kobo, so it should be available there when I've finished it. All my books should be there, but for some reason Heller has never appeared there. Smashwords have said they're reshipping some books to Kobo, so I hope Heller is one of them - it's weird when the other three in a series appear, but not the first free one! :-)
I cannot wait for Hellers decision!!! When do u think.it will be out ?
Hi. Heller's Decision will be out later this year. I have to write it first :-)
Was wondering when Blood Feud was going to be released? Hopefully soon really love the Tess and Tilly series also can not wait for Heller's Decision to come out. Thank You for being such an amazing author.
Hi Brandy. Um, I'll get Blood Feud out as soon as I can. I have to move out of my house soon for a month or so, and am hoping to do lots of writing during that displacement. Then I'll move onto Heller's Decision :-)
I love both of the series, can't wait!!!!!
Me either!!! :-)
I just discovered your two series and am totally hooked! Thanks for sharing your talent with us and i can't wait to read more.
Thanks! Hope to have the new book out in the near future :-)
I was downloaded the first Heller book for free through Barnes and Nobel looking for a fun summer read and I not only found a great read, but my new favorite series! I finished the entire series in less than a week and can not wait to read what you have in store for the Heller family next. I could defiantly see this series as a TV series that I would become addicted to. I hope that you keep the Heller series going for a while. I plan to start the Little Town series next. Great work keep it coming!
Aw, thanks Theresa! Your new favourite series - that's lovely of you :-) And I can't believe how fast people read my books!!! It takes me forever to write them!!! A TV series would be awesome - are you listening HBO???Hope you enjoy the Little Town books - I love them equally :-)
I love, love, love the Heller series! I know you plan to write Heller's Decision and I can't wait but my question is will it end there? Or do you plan on keeping Heller and his team alive? I know it sounds silly but I read the first 4 in a few weeks and almost feel lost now that they are over. :(
Book 5, Heller's Decision, won't be the last. There are more developments for Tilly that I want to explore :-)
Sometimes it's not good being a fast reader :( I have finished the entire Heller series in less than a week!! Now I'm going through Tilly withdrawls! Already read "Blood Ties" and about to start "Blood Sport"!! Can't wait to see what's in store. Love how you develop all of your characters. I feel as if I know them!! Keep it up!!!
Hi there! Thanks! Glad you've enjoyed my books so far. Life is a little stretched (and stressed) for me at the moment, so I'm writing when I can. More than anyone, I want another book out, lol!!
Love the Heller series. I can't wait for more! Just started the Blood Ties. Love you stories! D
Hi! Thanks for reading my books. Glad you enjoyed Heller and I hope you like Tessie's adventures just as much :-)
I really love the Heller series, please tell me there will be more. I have just discovered your other series and have started reading Blood Ties. I hear that it is a good series also! Debbie S.
Hi Debbie - yep, there will be more Heller books. Heller's Decision will be out later this year. Hope you enjoy Blood Ties :-)
your series are amazing i have read both series waiting for the next....have you put a date yet on blood feud?
Hi there. Thanks! I wish I could have a firm date for BF, but all I can say is that it will be out when it's out. Hopefully not too much longer - I've written a fair amount of it :-)
Hi, I just wanted you to know that I love the Heller series. Heller, himself sounds like a dream ha. I was just browsing through books and came across the series and couldn't put the books down. You have an amazing outlook on the characters and I love that Tilly didn't give in so quickly to Heller :). Can't wait for Heller's Decision and however many mire books in the series!
Hi Sara. Thanks! Glad you've enjoyed the Heller series so far. Not sure how many books there will be in the series - strangely enough I was just thinking about this recently. One thing for sure - the series won't go on forever. It will probably end in the next couple of years. Same with my other series. After that - who knows ... :-)
I just finished Heller's Punishment and am absolutely anxiety ridden for the "Decision". I did notice that in the book with Meilei, there were a bit of similarities with him and the real life Sea Shepherds. Being from Australia, did they influence your character?Jaymi
Hi Jaymi! I hope to have HP out at the end of the year. And thanks for your comment about the Sea Shepherds. Though Meili is not based on any real person, the Sea Shepherds determination to end whale slaughter did inspire his character as did the activists who painted a slogan on the Sydney Opera House. As you can imagine, whale slaughter is a very hot topic in Australia every year.
I can't thank you enough for having a character like him. It brings the issue of ocean conservation to the forefront in the least likely space. I'm a land crew member of Sea Shepherds in California. I appreciate that you've spoken about it (even indirectly) in your book. I'm hoping to be in Australia next year helping to prepare the Bob Barker for campaign. Thank you for your books. I've just become more of a fan and plan on telling my on-shore and off-shore crew members about you.
How cool that you're a member!! You've probably guessed that whale slaughter is something I feel very strongly about, so it only seemed natural to have a character like Meili, though I usually try not to impose my own views in my books - readers want to be entertained, not preached to!Hope you do get to Australia and kudos to all you guys for what you do :-)
New here, just discovered your little town series, and WOW! Love your work so far! Wondering when blood feud was going to be released?
Hello there! Thanks for loving the Tessie books. I'm hoping to have Blood Feud out "soon" :-)
Well, I have now gone through 2 of the heller books and am on the third, since yesterday! Kind of scary really, lol. In my defense, i am sick in bed...not simply avoiding all my other life duties :) Thoroughly enjoying this series so far as well, great work! Love the humor, my husband keeps looking at me like I'm crazy because I just sit there giggling away while I read, lol. I am definitely a fan, and have already recommended your books on my Facebook and to a few friends.
Please get better soon, but I'm happy that my books are helping a little :-)And thanks so much for recommending my book on your FB and to friends - that's so nice of you, especially when you're feeling sick :-)
Hello, I love your Heller Series , I'm just wondering when Hellers Decision will be released?
Hi there! Thanks, and I'm hoping to have Heller's Decision out at the end of the year :-)
I just bought Heller's Punishment, I'm so addicted to this story. Will keep my eyes and ears open for Heller's Decision. I've recommended this series to all my reading buddies. GREAT JOB!!!
Hi Ellen! Thanks for your comments and it's really lovely of you to recommend my books to your reader friends :-)
I was just wonderig when blood feud was going to come out on barnes and noble b/c it said by the end of september and it still hasnt do u know why or why not????? an it is my favorite series every to read..
Hi there! If you look at my very latest post on the blog, you'll find an update on Blood Feud. Keep an eye on that because I'll update it further as the book is released and finds its way to retailers like B&N :-)
Hi! I normally hate reading outside of what I am required to do. I recently went on vacation and decided to download Heller. Needless to say I read all of the Heller series in a week. I had not read for pleasure in years! Thanks for writing such great books and I look forward to more from you!
Hi JoAnn. Oh gee, sorry to hear that reading was a chore for you (it's been one of my life's pleasures). But I'm thrilled that the Heller series helped you enjoy some non-essential reading and I'm hoping to have Heller's Decision out in a few months :-)
Hi! i am a huge fan of your Heller series and i was just wondering when is Heller's Decision is going to come out?
Hi there. I'll start writing it in a week or so. I'm not sure how long it will take to finish, but I'll be sure to keep my blog updated :-)
Oh, so Heller's Decision isn't written yet. I am so disappointed. I guess I read (incorrectly) that it would be coming out on November 9th. Well, I guess I can start reading Blood Ties since I am hearing such great things about it.
Hi there - not sure where you heard that, sorry. I have to get Blood Feud out and then I'll be hard at work on Heller's Decision :-)
hi read both series, absolutely awesome reading, gunna be a movie soon for sure, love them, so cant wait for "Blood Feud" and "Heller's Decision, brilliant writing, all the best in working on these next books
Hi there and thanks for your lovely comments! Glad you're enjoying both series and I'm busy with Heller's Decision at the moment. And wouldn't be a movie be awesome! :-)
Is there a date for hellers decsion yet dont want to miss it.
Hi there. No firm date yet. I'm currently writing it and hope to have it out at the end of February :-)
Hello, I have very much enjoyed the Hellers series and I wanted to check to see if Heller's Decision is available yet. Love your books!
Hi there! Unfortunately it's not available yet. I haven't been able to find much time to write lately, but soon will be doing it full-time. That should help! :-)
Hi there, I have read both your series and love them! Any idea when Heller's Decision will be out or your next Little town book? Thanks!
Hi there! Glad you've enjoyed my books so far. I'm hoping to have Heller's Decision out in a couple of months (hopefully sooner). Blood Tears should be out at the end of the year :-)