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Carol asks: Since Ravens book is the last in the Brown series does her epilogue go into detail of all the characters from all the books? Or will we still be seeing the gang in the Delicious series??
The Browns, Copelands and Keenans will be part of all the Delicious books, as well as part of Raven’s book. Raven’s book takes place about two years after the events in Tart.
Mia asked: I always felt like Erin had been the main focus in the triad, especially where pleasure was concerned, but in the most recent installement I felt Todd was more focused on Ben in every way. Was this intentional??
No. Everyone’s relationship is going to have moments when someone is the focus. I think in Laid Open, the precipitating event is Erin’s but Ben is the one who is the strong one, and in doing so, he reveals part of himself to both the people he’s involved with.
Kelly remarked: hmmm my question was answered kinda i was wondering if the copelands would and show up again and except todd and ben and erins relationship without any added drama
I can guarantee that if I wrote a book without any drama, people would complain that nothing happens. People would be bored with an entire book of people going to the grocery store and getting gas and changing the oil 🙂 So there will be drama or some sort of dark moment in any book or novella I write. I’m done writing full length books in the Brown siblings series. I may do follow up novellas with different characters in the future – in any case, all the folks from the Brown siblings are in the Delicious books (Sway featured the Browns, Tart features Gillian and Adrian’s engagement party and wedding, Lush features the wedding)
Alex asks: 1)How do you decide on character ‘s names? Do you name them after people you know? I use name websites, the phone book, baby name books and sometimes, yes, I name after people I know or admire. For me anyway, I like to choose a name for a character that means something to me. Whether it’s funky for an artsy character or whether the name actually has a specific meaning relevant to that character.
2)How long does it take you to write a love scene? That depends on the book, the scene and the characters. Some scenes are easy and flow well and quickly. Others are really slow and it can take days.
3) how do you reward yourself after finishing a book? Usually with a day or so break and media of some sort – movies or books I’ve been waiting to watch
PAL asks: wrote this in a comment somewhere, but I’m actually curious. Were you around Seattle during the grunge years and if so, was Mia Zapata part of your inspiration for Erin in Laid Bare? Since I started reading this book (that I won in your generous giveaway—thank you!), I can’t stop thinking about her. Maybe it’s just me, though. You capture the sadness of that period really well.
Thank you! I was here during that time and it was a really great period in my life so it was easy to bring that to the page. No, Erin wasn’t inspired by Mia Zapata, though certainly Zapata left an amazing (and tragic) musical legacy here.
Coco asks: Will there be a story for Levi’s brother, Jonah in the future?
I do plan to write stories for at least a few of the Warner brothers 🙂
80baby asks: 1. How many books do you have planned for the Petal Georgia series? One for each sibbling? At this point I don’t know. I may not only write books for the Murphy siblings. In fact the book I’m thinking of writing next may not be a Murphy at all. This isn’t a series I’ve got mapped up front (as some others are) I’m going to write the stories if and when they come to me 🙂
2. I like the dynamic and story line your brought into Sway tackling age and cultural differences. Do you plan to write more of that? I would love to see characters of Asian or African American decent brought into your stories. If you’re looking for multi cultural characters my entire de La Vega Cats series features heroes who are half Jamaican half Spanish. Piper, the heroine from Mesmerized is half Chinese half African American. Nina Reyes from Enforcer is Latina, Nate from Thrice United is mixed as well. I generally haven’t done large age differences in my books though – Chased has a heroine several years older than the hero and then of course in Sway you’ve got a bigger age spread between Daisy and Levi.