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Q & A


Hi, everyone, and welcome to the Q&A page. This is a space where you can ask any questions you may have about my books in the comments section, and I'll reply to you. I get so many fantastic questions in private messages, and I thought this might be a way to allow everyone to see questions and answers, in case they were wondering the same thing.

We can talk about characters, story arcs, predictions, you name it, for any of my books. Welcome aboard, and ask away. Anonymous comments have been enabled. :)



27 comments:

  1. Do you think you will write Ghost and Maggie's beginning? Maybe how it all started with The Lean Dogs and him? How he met Adian's mom and then Maggie?

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    1. I definitely have the broad strokes of a plotline already laid out for that story. It would have a current storyline, and then take us back in time to see how Ghost as Mags met and became a couple. I don't plan on going through what happened with Ghost's first wife; we'll see the aftereffects, and how it's impacted him - the divorce - but we won't spend a lot of time on her. It will mostly be watching him as a young member of his uncle's club, and the drama of meeting Mags' family and dealing with their taboo relationship. I'd LIKE to write it all out. It would definitely be next year, though, looking at my current workload. And I have a fun idea for their present day storyline, so it's something I'm seriously thinking about :)

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    2. Yay! I'm so excited for their story!

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  2. Is there any chance we can get more of Jasmine and Carter's story? I really loved reading about their relationship in Secondhand Smoke :)

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    1. As of right now, I don't have any real plans to do a book about Carter. I have a few loose threads of a story in mind - it's a possibility, in other words - but there are lots more concrete stories kicking around in my head in the meantime. I'm also not really sure how anyone feels about Carter, individually, or with Jasmine. I'm always open to hearing what people like about the character and the pairing :)

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    2. Well I can't speak for everyone but I really like Carter and Jasmine. I like the age difference being flipped around and of course you write it so well. Thanks for the info! Can't wait for Loverboy!!!

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    4. I would like to read Carter's story too. And I like the age difference as well.

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  3. Why was there little mentioned about Tonya having the pregnancy 'taken care of'? Considering how uninterested she was in the baby I thought she would do this.

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    1. A couple of reasons. Firstly, for plot reasons, if Aidan had wanted the baby and Tonya had wanted to have it "taken care of," that's a whole other legal battle, and one Aidan couldn't win. It would have been extremely messy. The other part is simply what I hope is a representation of reality. Some people choose to terminate the pregnancy in that situation, while others would choose the adoption route. I really didn't want to get into a conversation about either/or, but hoped that Tonya's decision was a realistic one - and I think it is, in some instances. :)

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  4. Just curious. I remember reading that you had a definite actor in mind that you pictured as Fox. I tried looking on your pinterest wall to see if you posted it on there but I didn't a character post for him. Who do you picture in your mind as Fox?

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    1. Fox is directly inspired my James McAvoy. I like to think of Fox as the assassin you never saw coming, and he just fits the bill. Lol!

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  7. So I have all of the Dartmoor books, including the two books about the other Chapter. What should be the reading order? Should I read the other two books before Secondhand Smoke and Loverboy or after? Thanks. (FYI...I'm reading Secondhand Smoke now lol)

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    1. So far, sounds like you've got the order right :) Snow In Texas and Tastes Like Candy should be read after Secondhand Smoke, but before Loverboy, although there's very little crossover between the two, so you should be fine either way.

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  8. Are you planning on attending any book signing events sometime in the near future? I'd love to meet you!!!

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    1. I have several invites on the table, but at the moment I'm not scheduled to attend any events. I really love getting to meet readers, so I've been mulling over my options. Those big multi-author events are just that - big, and chaotic. I would love to host a smaller signing for fans where I could really take the time to answer questions and visit with everyone :)

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  9. Although both the Lean Dogs Series' are my favorites, I found Giselle's character from the Russell's series very interesting. I would love to read more on how she became involved with Sebastian Rolland and her relationship with Leo. Any plans?

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    1. Originally, I intended to write a book about Giselle and Leo. But at the time, low reader interest and other projects led me to move on from that scenario. At this point, it's been so long, I'm not sure I'll ever get back to that.

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  10. I love the Dartmoor series! Thank you for keeping us connected to the characters. Hopefully you have a signing in or close to Philadelphia. My coworker and I would love to meet you :-)

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  11. I am currently (along with one of my blog partners and a few girls in our Book Club) reading Fearless and I LOVE it! It just a great story and the characters and plot progresses so smooth- I literally don't want to put it down.
    My question is, do you have a playlist for any of your books. I am a huge music junkie and so whenever a song is mentioned, I run to Spotify or online to listen to the song. I was hoping you had a playlist written down for Fearless (or the other books in the series too).
    Thank you!
    xoxo,
    Stacia

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    1. Hi Stacia, I'm so glad you ladies are enjoying Fearless! Music plays a huge part in my story brainstorming, so most of my books have playlists. Some of the tracks from Fearless are:

      "Famous In a Small Town" - Miranda Lambert
      "House of the Rising Sun" - Jypsi
      "Nothing But the Water" - Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
      "Run This Town" - Jay Z
      "What Do You Think About That" - Montgomery Gentry
      "Stranglehold" - Ted Nugent
      "The One That Got Away" - The Civil Wars
      "Girl Is On My Mind" - The Black Keys
      "Fine Line" - Little Big Town
      "Landslide" - Dixie Chicks
      "Diamond Eyes" - Shinedown
      "Maintain the Pain" - Miranda Lambert

      That's just the ones off the top of my head. This Friday is Fearless's two-year anniversary, so I'll be sharing more song pics and reminiscing about the book here and on other social media; also doing a big signed paperback giveaway, so be on the lookout for that! :)

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  12. Hi, I am having a hard time buying the eBook for 'Half my Blood'. Kobo only has book 1 and 2, and I don't have a Kindle (Amazon) or Nook (B&N). Also I have had no luck through GoodReads links...any other suggestions for purchasing your books?

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  13. I am rereading the entire series and just finished Snow in Texas. At the end it says Prodigal Son book 3 in the Lean Dogs Legacy series is coming soon. Do you have any update on their book?

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    1. I don't have any sort of update for that book, I'm afraid. Prodigal Son was never a solid idea. I'll be sure to let everyone know if I start working on it at some point.

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