After discussion and consideration between the team at Hachette, my agent, and moi, we have decided on the title:
As Darkness Falls
As Darkness Falls will be released in September, here in Australia.
I'm very pleased with the title, and excited that it's all starting to happen; the revised first two chapters are in, ready for production to start on samplers; the graphic designer is working on the cover; and I'm in the throes of completing final revisions, for submission next week. Then it will be head down on book 2, until the final edits come back. There's no word yet on publication in other countries, but Hachette will shortly be taking it to their international associates so we'll keep our fingers crossed that they want it!
And in other news, the workshop proposal that Valerie Parv and I submitted for the Romance Writers of America conference in San Francisco at the end of July has been accepted; so I've now registered for the conference, and will have to start looking at airfares. It will only be a quick trip to SF with maybe just a day or two of sight-seeing before the conference, but I'm looking forward to it!