Q&A is now Open!
Feb
19
2015

Have a question for me? Today’s your day to ask!

I’ll be around from 11 am pacific today, February 19 until 3 pm pacific, watching the comments for any questions you may have. So g’wan! Ask em if you’ve got em!

 

Deanna asks: I have to say that the stories of the Browns and the Hurleys burn up the pages. Ezra and Adrian are the ultimate alpha males. What is your inspiration for the men in these series, particularly Ezra, Adrian, Brody, and Damien?

I can’t lie, I’m married to a very taciturn alpha male. He’s pretty much the blueprint for Brody and Jonah and my uber alpha dudes.

 

Glittergirl says: I’ve been trying to collect ALL of the Cascadia Wolves series and can’t locate #1-3, Enforcer, Tri Mates and Reluctant. Have these titles reverted to you and are they going to be re-released in the future? I’m OCD about reading a series in order from start to finish so I won’t start until I have the first ones… Can you help me out here with some info?

Near the end of last year, I got my rights back to the first in the Cascadia Wolves series. I’m in the process of having them readied to go back up for sale. I’m hoping to do that very soon!

 

Ruth says: In your Hurley series the dialog between the 2 main characters was amazing. Things I wish I said my relationships. How did you get them so well honed?  Do you talk it through like reading a script with someone. These dialogs are one of main reasons I love this series. It’s such a joy to see a writer just get better and better with each book.

Thank you! Honestly? It’s how I know my characters. Dialog is just something I like writing. It’s often the easiest thing for me to do in any given story so it’s something I also have to be mindful of in later drafts :) When I write, I do see the story in my head like a movie, yes..

 

 

Deanna asks: What was your inspiration for the Brown Family Series? I couldn’t stop reading. I ended up reading 2-5 in about 3 days, and I probably would have finished more quickly if I didn’t have to peel myself away to tend to my “real life” activities. Still in the middle of 6 and about to read 1. “Whew!”

I love music. It’s a major part of my life and my creative process and it always has been. Erin Brown came to me so three dimensionally. The rest of the world and characters filled in all around her, but she was always at the center. It’s her music, her energy that was so broken, edgy and dark that built their sound in my head, and the overall feel of the characters.

 

Courtney asks: I was just curious about the Federation Series? You indicated there would be more, I wanted to ask if you had a timeline?

I absolutely love writing futuristics. But the market is dodgy which makes the books a bigger risk to sell. But, like I said, I love writing them. I do have Wil’s book outlined, just no time to write it. I’ve spent the last year or so dealing with an illness that set me back at least a year in my schedule so the self publishing I’d hoped to be doing more of had to take a back seat while I get all my contracted books and obligations handled. Which is a really long way of saying, no I don’t have a schedule at this point but not for the next 12 months. But I will, because Will needs his book!

 

Deanna says: I would like to ask about how you develop your stories. While your storylines are very compelling and fascinating, do you develop your storylines first or do you develop the characters first? Also, will you have any additions to the Hurley boys? I don’t know, but something on the early days of their parents sounds interesting… Just sayin’

It depends on the book and the story. Characters like Erin Brown and Nina Reyes came to me before their stories did. But other times I get an idea for the setting, or the story type and build the world outward to the characters that should fill it. Essentially, every one of my books starts with a seed of something. A scene, a character, a setting.

As for more Hurleys? Writing the parents’ stories can be complicated (I get asked this a lot for Edward and Polly Chase) so while I haven’t counted it out, I haven’t come upon the right way to tell it just yet. As for Hurleys, they’re done as each brother is with someone now. But that world is a big enough one that I can’t say I’m done with it completely :)

 

Martha says:  I loved the edgy sexuality of the Brown family series and the Cake series spin offs.  The Hurley brothers, although I love them, seem a bit mainstream.  What direction are you headed?

I write many types of stories. The Brown books are erotic romance, which I continue to write (Ink and Chrome series out this year, for instance). But the Hurley Boys ARE mainstream, like my Chase Brothers and Petal books (and with a LOT more readers, to be honest).  I’m headed in the same direction I’ve always been headed in which is to write the stories and characters I want to. Sometimes those books are erotic romance, and sometimes they’re hot romance or UF.

ETA: I try to label things here at my website so readers know what they’re getting into/what to expect.

Feb
10
2015
Excerpt!

If you’ve been waiting for an excerpt from the last Hurley Boys book, BACK TO YOU – there’s one on the book page now.

I’ll be adding one for OPENING UP very soon as well!… Read More »

Feb
2
2015
New Covers!

The fantastic cover art folks over at Carina Press have re-done my covers for SECOND CHANCES and BELIEVE and they’re so freaking gorgeous!  Wanna see?

 

SO pretty! I love the way the feel is connected to my other contemporary … Read More »

Jan
2
2015

This year I’m aiming at a 5 positive to one negative balance in my life – there are lots of things to be angry and outraged over, but also it never hurts to put out more positive than negative –… Read More »

Dec
29
2014
The Best Kind of Trouble is an Amazon Daily Deal

for just $1.99!  Now’s your chance to grab Hurley Boys #1 for under two bucks!

 

She has complete control…and he’s determined to take it away

A librarian in the small town of Hood River, Natalie Clayton’s world is … Read More »

Dec
10
2014
Reviews, Sales and Updates, Oh my!

If you’ve been waiting to try my Hurley Boys – now’s your chance!  The Best Kind of Trouble is currently just $1.99 in digital formats from iBooksAmazon, Barnes and Noble , All Romance Ebooks  – … Read More »

Nov
25
2014
BROKEN OPEN IS NOW AVAILABLE!!

 

Five years ago, Tuesday Eastwood’s life collapsed and left her devastated. After an empty, nomadic existence, she’s finally pieced her life back together in the small Oregon town of Hood River. Now Tuesday has everything sorted out. Just so … Read More »

Nov
23
2014
Eeee! Just two more days!

 

Have you pre-ordered BROKEN OPEN yet?… Read More »

Nov
22
2014

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Nov
21
2014

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