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).
Hi JD,as usual I cant wait for u to finish writing Blood feud! please write fast...You are the best!I wonder if Tommy Bycraft has really change?????Luv ur wrkDJ
Hi DJ! I'm excited what it means for Tess if Tommy Bycraft really has! :-)
Thank you so much for the preview. I am excited about the new book and truly look forward to it! In preparation I am re-reading the 1st two! Cant wait!
Thanks! In that case, I'd better get moving on it, lol! :-)
Hello there JD!What a great preview, thank you so much! I love the new twist that separating out Tommy by him being in prison and he getting pcychiatric help, that he wants to run as far and fast as he can away from his messed up family when he gets out. They just don't know they're sick and twisted until you put them away and untwist their brains. Hahahaha, can you tell I'm just a "little" into your books!!! Can't wait for the rest of the book! Here's to a smooth and steady mind to hands flow! HAHA! Happy writing!Debb ;-)
Hi Debb! Thanks, glad you enjoyed the first chapter. I'm very excited about what it could mean for Tessie to have a Bycraft hold out an olive branch. Divide and conquer is her motto, and if she can't quell them with retaliatory violence, maybe there are other ways! :-)
When should we expect the whole book? An do you know how much the book will cost? Not that it matters I will pay for it anyways!!! I am so excited for this new book. :D
Hi there! Hopefully it will be at Smashwords by the end of May, but I'll have to get moving to meet that deadline. I've been playing around with the covers for the Little Town adventures instead [bad JD] :-)
i am so obsessed with your books, you need to write faster hahahah.. lov lov lov them
Hey, I'm pretty obsessed with them too, lol! And I really wish I could write faster too, but unfortunately being human and all, I have to stop to sleep and do other pesky things :-)
Love your books.... can't wait to read both the "Blood Fued" and "Heller's Punishment".... I have a Nook and purchase these through Barnes and Noble. Any idea when B and N will have them? I went on Smashwords (or smashbooks, or smashmouths or whatever it is called) and it only had instructions for purchasing for the Kindle ereader. I would really like to get started reading Heller's Punishment while I wait for Blood Fued. Thoughts?
Hi there. If you go to this link at Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/about/supportfaq#kindle and scroll down you'll come to the instructions for the Nook, including a video from B&N. Also check out my blog entry called "Heller's Punishment approved for distribution". In the comments there I publish the instructions for downloading (sideloading) to the Nook from my readers who have done it successfully. It doesn't appear as if it will turn up at B&N anytime soon. Good luck! JD
I have NOOK also and I have been able to buy and download easily HG and HP. I am not particularly tech-savvy either.Don't be intimidated by the process. Just jump in. I opened up the Nook manual thru B & N on my computer and followed it to get them.. You'll be glad you learned how. As an added benefit, JD gets to keep more of the profit thru Smashwords. You know we want to keep her housed and fed so she can keep writing.
Well, I do like to eat, lol!! :-D
JB, I'm hooked! It sounds great. Loads of luck!
Thanks Annie :-)
I cannot wait for this new book. Tess is the best. Does Finn have romantic feelings for Tess or am i picking up on some imaginary sparks? And wow @ Tommy!! I hope he means it. Plus is Danny going to end up saving Tess? I can see that happening... Love your work ?JD. Your amazing!!!
Hey there! Thanks! I think Tess is pretty cool too. And as for Finn's feelings - he might just be starting to regret being engaged . . . :-) JD
Thanks for providing the sneak preview! Can't wait to read about Tessie's next adventures. On a side note...I absolutely LOVE Fiona's character!!! At first I was hesitant by all the vulgarity, but it totally works for her. I am constantly laughing out loud by her "one-liners." I couldn't imagine her any other way. Thanks for including her in your books.
Hi Felicia! I love Fiona too and while I cop a lot of flak for the language in my books, I couldn't imagine her any other way. And she certainly stretches my imagination when I'm writing dialogue for her!! :-) JD
I found Blood Ties on BN.com and I was hooked from page one which is really a big deal because i work for a publisher and read all the time!! I absolutely love Tess and Fiona! Dad is cool too!! I want Finn and Tess together now (In Fiona voice) :-) Thanks for the sneak peek I am HOOKED!!! Cant wait!! Best to you!!
Hi DeeLight! Thanks & glad you're enjoying Tessie's adventures! And as for Finn and her being together . . . time will tell :-)
Yes JD I must say I have now begun reading the Heller series you are no joke Ms. Lady!!! Love your writing!!!
Thanks! Hope you enjoy the whole Heller series :-)
TO ALL JD'S FANS: "HELLER'S PUNISHMENT" IS #1 SELLER ON SMASHWORDS FOR PAST 90 DAYS AND #4 OF ALL TIME.YOU REALLY, REALLY ROCK OUR LITTLE WORLDS, JD.
Thanks everyone who bought HP at Smashwords!!
Help, I'm experiencing Tess Fuller withdrawal and I need a fix! Do you have a set release for smashwords? If not, can we get another preview? I love your work JD!! Happy writing :)
Hi Ashley. Now I feel guilty it's not out yet, lol! I've been distracted with "real life" things lately and writing progress has been very slow. I hope to pick it up again next week and hope to have it out in the next month (but not the end of May). If I'm running later than that I'll put up chapter 2 as well :-) JD
AHHHHHH! I loved the sneak peek! That was the last thing I expected! Cant wait for the book!
I so much wanted the book out today to celebrate my first year anniversary as a published author :-( Never mind - I'm determined it will be out by the end of June.And I'm glad you like that little plot twist. I thought it was about time that Tessie found some new allies (and from the least likely people)
I have been anxiously (ok ..... like freaking out) waiting for this book to come out. I'm at least glad to read that it should be out at the end of June. I was like May is over where is this book. I am sure it gets pretty annoying people being like write this book already! But please know you have us addicted!
Hi and thanks! I'm not really sure when it's going to be out, but it will be as soon as I can. And having said that, I better get back to it :-)
I've read all of your books... I need a new Tilly book pleeasse
Hi there. Heller's Decision will be out later this year :-)
No date yet for Blood Feud?
I have to move out of my house in just over a week for at least a month, so once that happens I'll have much more spare time (busy packing rooms up at the moment). I hope then to make up for the last couple of months by writing furiously! But anyway - short answer, no :-)
Will blood fued be out any time soon? This book would be the perfect summer read.
Hi there. I've written about 3/4 of it - would love to finish the draft next week and after that it would only take a couple more weeks before it was ready. So within a month I hope! That still leaves a little bit of summer in which to read it :-)
do you have a time frame yet of heller's decision? excellent books, i am hooked!!!!
Heller's Decision will be out later this year - I have to write it first, lol :-)
I love both of your series, I can't wait to reAd blood feud and heller's decision. You are an amazing writer, thank you for such an exciting experience of reading your work. I'm a complete bookworm, I love reading, so it's such a great opportunity to read your inspiring novels. Taylor <3
Hi Taylor. Thanks! Glad you're enjoying my books so far. I'm a big bookworm too, but unfortunately I don't get as much time to read these days as I used to :-)
I love love love all your books. I tell anyone I can about them and have caused a few addictions in my friends. I am very excited to keep reading both of the series!!!!
Well, hi there and thanks! I'm so glad you like my books so far. And thanks also for recommending them to your friends - that's really nice of you :-)
I have read both series and love love love them. I was hoping Blood Feud would be out in Sept 2012. I have looked and can't even pre-order it. Do you know when it will be out for purchase?Also, thank you for making them so enjoyable.
Hi there. Thanks! I don't think you can pre-order my books because I don't have a publisher to pre-order from! My books are only available when I publish them thru Smashwords. I'm hoping to have Blood Feud out at Smashwords at the end of September :-)
I can't wait till Blood Feud is out. Do you know when Blood Feud will be out for purchase on Barnes and Noble? I have read some of your other books and i love them:)
Thanks! My books are usually available at B&N about 2 weeks after I publish them at Smashwords. I'll make sure I post it here when it does appear :-)
I have read both series(Heller & Blood Feud) and enjoyed both. When do you expect the next book to be out for each series in eletronic version, ie. Nook?
Hi there! Glad you've enjoyed my books. While I hope to publish Blood Feud at Smashwords at the end of September, it can still take a couple of weeks to make its way to major retailers like B&N. Because of that, a lot of my readers are downloading my books directly from Smashwords (which offers ebooks in every format possible). I'll give more instructions about that when the book is out (though if you hunt through the posts here, you'll find lots of instructions for it!). :-)
I can't wait for blood feud to be out, I have read both blood ties and blood sport in about a week and finished blood sport last night staying up way past midnight to finish it I love this book, I was surprised because I mostly read fantasy or loveish novels and stumbled across Blood ties on itunes and thought it had something to do with vampires but it wasn't and yet I couldn't stop reading it's so good and nothing I expect to happen happends so its all new and exciting :D I am so glad I started reading your book, I'm about to read the sample of the first chapter of Blood feud and after that I shall be eagerly awaiting its release~ <3
Hi toxxic-rainbow. Thanks! I'm always happy when Tessie receives some reader love :-) And how great that you chose a book outside your normal reading genres - I'm a terrible one for reading quite narrowly (in mystery/detective genre). Hope you enjoy the sneak peek of Blood Feud!
have you finished blood feud yet? I JUST finished the second book in this series and cannot find the third anywhere! you are such an incredible author! I have also read the heller series and im excited for the next one to comeout as well!
Hi there - the draft is finished and it's in editing at the moment, so yes and no. Blood Feud should be out soon :-)
I am so excited... Thank you so much for the oppurtunity to read your books. they are well worth the wait.
Thanks for reading my books!! :-)
You are a great writer, read both Blood Ties and Blood Sport and kept prmpwaiting for Finn to make his move on Tess. Maybe your next novel about Big Town things will happen. Keep up the great work J.D.
Hi there prmpgrmp - thanks for your lovely comments. And as for what will happen between Tess and Finn in book 3, my lips are zipped!! :-)