Frequently Asked Questions
How does your Ink and Chrome Series Connect to Your Others Including Browns/Hurleys?
Laid Bare (Erin Brown, Ben Copeland, Todd Keenan. Erin’s daughter Adele was killed in a tragic act of violence before she ends up with Ben and Todd. The three have son Alexander “Xander” during Inside Out).
Coming Undone (Brody Brown and Elise Sorensen. Daughter: Rennie. Martine, their youngest daughter, is born between Inside Out and Never Enough)
Inside Out (Andrew “Cope” Copeland and Ella Tipton. (d) Madelynne “Ash” (s) Fox)
Never Enough (Adrian Brown and Gillian Forrester. (s) Miles (d) Poppy)
Drawn Together (Raven Smith and Jonah Warner. Jonah’s daughter: Carrie. Adopted son Leander and daughter Tasha)
Sway (Levi Warner and Daisy Huerta)
Lush (Mary Whaley and Damien Hurley)
Tart (Juliet “Jules” Lamprey, Cal Whaley, Gideon Carter)
Best Kind of Trouble (Natalie Clayton and Patrick “Paddy” Hurley)
Broken Open (Tuesday Eastwood and Ezra Hurley)
Back to You (Kelly and Vaughan Hurley. Maddie and Kensie (d))
Ink and Chrome:
Opening Up (Penelope “PJ” Coleman and Asa Barrons)
Falling Under (Carmela Rossi and Duke Bradshaw)
Coming Back (Jessilyn “Jessi” Franklin, Adam Gulati, Mick Rogers)
Reckless (Miles Brown and Harlow Martin)
Ignition (Pippa Hall, Hamish Wilson, Xander Copeland Keenan)
Connections between characters:
- Brody is the older brother (and parental figure) to his siblings Erin and Adrian.
- Ben and Andrew are siblings.
- Raven is an aunt figure in Alexander’s “Xander” life and best friends with Erin.
- Xander is a tattoo artist at Written On the Body, his uncle and Raven’s tattoo shop.
- Jonah and Levi are brothers.
- Gillian is close friends with Daisy, Mary and Jules and they call their friend group, Delicious.
- Paddy, Damien, Vaughan and Ezra are all brothers who make up the band Sweet Hollow Ranch. Ezra mainly produces and does studio work as he no longer goes out on tour. He helps run the family pear orchard.
- Hamish is Jessi’s adopted brother.
- Miles’s sister Poppy works for him as his assistant.
- Duke, Asa and Mick are the partners who own and operate Twisted Steel.
Will You be Writing A Story For:
Wilhelm Ellis from the Federation Chronicles: Yes but not for a few years given my current schedule.
Jonah and Levi’s brothers from Sway and Drawn Together: I’m currently sketching out a story for Mal.
How are the Cascadia Wolves/de La Vega Cats/Bound By Magick books connected? What is the Reading Order?
The world in the Bound By Magick books is the same with Cascadia Wolves and de La Vega Cats. You do NOT have to read the Bound By Magick series to read the others or understand them (or the others to understand BBM). Each series focuses on the group and their individual problems but there’s a common timeline with the other series and a chain of events that happens in Heart of Darkness (that begins in Trinity actually) that echoes across the later books in all three series. Again, each series is standalone and it is not necessary to read the others – however each series does have a meta story arc that carries over multiple books with individual HEA in each story. Hope that makes sense!
The overall timelines goes like this:
- Reluctant Mate(Cascadia prequel)
- Pack Enforcer (CW)
- Wolves’ Triad (CW)
- Wolf Unbound (CW)
- Alpha’s Challenge (CW)
- Bonded Pair (CW)
- Trinity (a crossover that has some Cascadia but starts the de La Vega series)
- Revelation (dLV)
- Heart of Darkness (Bound By Magick – again, this is just a timeline, you don’t have to read the cats to understand the witches, etc)
- Chaos Burning (BBM)
- Beneath the Skin (dLV)
- Unconditional (CW)
- Going Under (BBM)
- Wild Darkness (BBM)
Within each series:
- Reluctant Mate
- Pack Enforcer
- Wolves’ Triad
- Wolf Unbound
- Alpha’s Challenge
- Bonded Pair
De LA VEGA CATS (Re-issued summer 2017)
- Beneath the Skin
Bound By Magick
- Heart of Darkness
- Chaos Burning
- Going Under
- Wild Darkness
Will there be more Brown Family Novels?
Yes! I’m folding in a new generation of Browns into my Ink and Chrome series. RECKLESS is Miles (Adrian and Gillian’s son) and Harlow’s book. IGNITION is Xander (Erin, Todd and Ben’s son), Pippa and Hamish’s book.
The Brown Family Novels:
- Laid Bare: Ben, Erin, Todd
- Coming Undone: Brody and Elise
- Inside Out: Cope and Ella
- Never Enough: Adrian and Gillian
- Laid Open (digital only novella): Ben, Todd and Erin
- Drawn Together: Jonah and Raven
Will there be more Chase Brothers books?
The Chase Brothers series:
- Giving Chase: Kyle and Maggie
- Taking Chase: Shane and Cassie
- Chased: Marc and Liv
- Making Chase: Tate and Matt
Is over at this point as all the brothers have their HEA. You do see the Chases in many of the Petal, Ga books (spinoff series)
Are any of your books interrelated and do I have to read them in order?
I have several series:
Federation Chronicles – erotic futuristic from Berkley Heat. Undercover and Relentless are set in the same world but are both standalone books. Insatiable, Mesmerized and Captivated are part of a three book story arc called Phantom Corps- so each book will feed into the next with one main story (war with the Imperialists) with an HEA for each couple in each book.
Delicious – erotic contemporary romance from Berkley Heat. This series features a group of women who live in Bainbridge Island, each is an artist in her own way. They’re also connected with the Brown Siblings world, but will stand alone. Books are Sway (August ’12), Tart (November ’12) and Lush (April 2013)
Brown Family – contemporary erotic romance from Berkley Heat – Laid Bare, Coming Undone, Inside Out, Never Enough and Drawn Together are all about the same group of friends and family. While it’s not necessary to read them all in order, you get to know the group of characters more with each book.
Bound By Magick – paranormal romance from Berkley Sensation. This is a contemporary paranormal world filled with Others of all sorts. The series: Heart of Darkness, Chaos Burning, Going Under and Wild Darkness are all part of one meta story arc with individual HEAs for the couple in each book. You don’t need to read them in order to understand the romance, but the larger story the series builds, is written to be resolved as a whole over the four books. Bound By Magick is set in the same world as my Cascadia Wolves and de La Vega Cats so events happen across the series in common, but from different perspectives and you’ll see many characters from those books within the BBM world but it’s not necessary to have read those other books to understand the story.
de La Vega Cats – paranormal erotic romance. This is a spin off series from my Cascadia Wolves set in Boston. There are significant story connections between the wolves and cats, and the first two books Trinity and Revelation ARE part of a two book story arc. Meaning that while each couple/triad gets its own HEA in each book, the story continues from Trinity into Revelation.
Cascadia Wolves – paranormal erotic – werewolves. These are also standalone but when dealing with details like Pack hierarchy and rules, it’s good, IMO, to read from the start to get a better feel for the universe as a whole.
Petal, Georgia – this is a contemporary small town romance series from Samhain. It’s a spinoff from the Chase Brothers and is set in the town of Petal. The first book, Once and Again, features Nathan Murphy, the second, Lost in You features Beth Murphy. Count on Me out in June 2014 will feature Royal Watson. Further books will feature other members of the Murphy family and some others in town. While they are standalone, the established relationships in the book stem from the Chase Brothers books so it’s not necessary to have read them, but it’s helpful if you’d like to know who Maggie and Kyle are, etc.
Chase Brothers – contemporary romance – sensual. This series is about four brothers in a small town. The first two are romantic suspense and as we’re dealing with a build up of characters and events with each book that feeds into the next, I think it’s nice to read in order. However, it’s not necessary.
Will There Be Any More Cherchez Pack Books?
It always makes me happy that the books and these characters are so enjoyed! For years the books sat and I figured I’d never return to that world, but in 2016 I was able to move the series to Carina Press and I’ll be hoping to write more in the coming years.
When will be the next book in your Witches Knot series released?
I loved writing the books, but the series is finished.
Will there be more FEDERATION CHRONICLES novels?
The Federation Universes are huge and limitless. At some point, yes, I will return to the series to write a book for Wil and Deimos. Not until at least 2015 though as my schedule is pretty tight until then.
When will be the next book in your Cascadia Wolves series released?
I’ve finished up with the first story arc – Enforcer through Standoff. I’ve got two standalones, Reluctant which is a prequel and Fated, which comes after Standoff. In October 2009, I released Trinity, which is Jack Meyers’ story and a spin off series, de La Vega Cats set in the National Pack territory.
Unconditional is the latest book and it crosses over a few of the series set in this world. It’s the start of a whole new story arc.
Future books in this world will often see characters from the other series set in the same world.
NOTE as of May 2016: I’ve got the first several books back and the current publisher is suffering some major uncertainty, so I don’t know when I’ll be back. But I will. Eventually. I’ve got plans in place to get new covers and blurbs for all the books and when they’re ready, I’ll get them released once more.