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Ari McKay is the professional pseudonym for Arionrhod and McKay, who collaborate on original m/m fiction. They began writing together in 2004 and finished their first original full length novel in 2011. Recently, they’ve begun collaborating on designing and creating costumes to wear and compete in at Sci Fi conventions, and they share a love of yarn and cake.

Arionrhod is an avid costumer, knitter, and all-around craft fiend, as well as a professional systems engineer. Mother of two human children and two dachshunds who think they are human, she is a voracious reader with wildly eclectic tastes, devouring romance novels, military science fiction, horror stories and Shakespeare with equal glee. She is currently preparing for the zombie apocal
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Ari McKay Hi! We're so glad you like the Blood Bathory series; the first Blood Bathory novel was actually the first original novel we ever wrote together, so th…moreHi! We're so glad you like the Blood Bathory series; the first Blood Bathory novel was actually the first original novel we ever wrote together, so the series is special to us too.

The good news is we're currently working on the rough draft of the third book in the Blood Bathory trilogy! We're writing the final action sequence, so we've probably got 2-3 more chapters to write. Once we're finished with the draft, we'll let it refrigerate a little while, then review it, edit it, and submit it. We're hoping we can get it wrapped up and submitted in time for it to be released this fall, depending on when Torquere can fit it into their schedule.

We hope you enjoy it when it does come out! Even though this will be the final book in the trilogy, we do have ideas for other stories set in the BB universe, so you'll probably get to see these characters again. :D(less)
Ari McKay The next Herc's Mercs book is "Herc's Mercs: Bloody But Unbowed", and it'll be released on January 7, 2015! …moreThe next Herc's Mercs book is "Herc's Mercs: Bloody But Unbowed", and it'll be released on January 7, 2015! (less)
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“Gaia isn't some mystical mumbo-jumbo conjured up by a bunch of superstitious idiots. Nor is Gaia simply a name for a power beyond our understanding, one we follow blindly like primitive nature lovers or stoned hippies. Simply put, Gaia is life — all life, from the single-celled organism up to the blue whale. But it's even more. It's also the world that life inhabits, the complex, evolving, self-regulating system that makes existence possible. It is through Gaia the atmosphere and the seas and the forests combine to maintain the ecosystem sustaining life. Everything in this world has a beginning, an end, and a purpose in maintaining the balance in which we exist.”
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message 6: by Ari

Ari McKay Yay! :D I'm glad! And now to hope that you actually LIKE the book and don't think it sucks. ;)


message 5: by Macky

Macky Hey Ari. So happy Sid is doing the pre release on his blog... And I get to do it! Happy dance. Lol. :D


message 4: by Ari

Ari McKay Thank you! We had a lot of fun writing it. We're both history geeks and doing the research was a lot of fun. We hope to write more historicals in the future, and we both have an adoration of steampunk, so that's on our list as well. So many things to write!!! Thanks again, we're eagerly looking forward to reading your review!


message 3: by Macky

Macky Aww thanks. I absolutely loved your fab book. I'm hoping Sid will post the review soon as I can't put it out here till he does. You transported me to he old Wild West and I fell hard for Stone and Luke. Wonderful. :)


message 2: by Ari

Ari McKay Macky wrote: "Thanks for the invite, I'm honoured to accept! :))"

Aw, thank you! We saw the lovely rating you left for Heart of Stone, and when I read your user profile I felt you were a kindred spirit. ;) McKay and I both LOVE your user pic!!!


message 1: by Macky

Macky Thanks for the invite, I'm honoured to accept! :))


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