Could you describe yourself Twitter-style, 140 characters or less?
*groans a little* Okay I’m going to cheat. I just texted my best friend and I’ll use her description. Ready for it?
@thebookishsnob = #Awesome #Rockstar C it. Believe it. Tell every 1 u know!
Gotta love the support and complete faith, right?
Good question! When I set out to write Darcy’s story, I assumed she’d be a vampire because I like to write about what I love to read. But as I started writing Without Mercy, I got a very clear impression who Darcy was and she shared she was a werewolf. It’s sometimes easy to overlook shifters for the sexy, mysterious vampire but they definitely don’t lack for passion. It was really a case of just letting the character decide and I’m excited.
You have given your supernatural characters vulnerabilities and self-doubts that are very human, was that difficult to do?
Not at all. As a reader, I love the flawed heroine and hero. I love seeing that for all the powers and abilities they have, they still have very human moments. Behind all the wonder and glamour, they are subject to their own issues. Would you really believe in a character where nothing affected them? Where they showed very little you could relate to? I know I don’t because it’s in those vulnerabilities and self-doubts that conflict is created and intensity. It’s what sucks me in and I hope it does the same for everyone else!
Is Darcy inspired by any real person?
Not really. She came completely from a dream I had but I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the amazing people I have met and surround me have influenced her. I’ll even admit I drew on some of my own experiences to add to her character, especially her reaction to grief. I used some of the emotions I felt losing my beloved best friend two years to tap into what Darcy was feeling and I hope that translated over to the reader.
Have you considered writing a full-length novel featuring Darcy and Mason? (Oh, please, please say yes!)
I’m not sure there will be a full length novel but I do know each Mystic Wolves novella seems to get bigger and bigger. The series originally was meant to be set up as a serial – 10,000 words installments every 4-6 weeks. Someone actually described it as a TV series where you get a weekly snippet and it leaves you wanting more. The thing is what I thought wasn’t necessarily what the characters wanted. They have a story to share. Cherished is over 20,000 words and Blood Oath (if Devlin gets his way) will be close to 30,000. So hmmm…. maybe there will be a full length. I know there are exciting things planned so who knows?
What with blogging, running book tours and writing, how do you find time to get everything done?
I don’t sleep! I agree, just thinking about everything I do makes me tired and I’m fortunate to enjoy what I do. I do have a full schedule so I try to be as flexible as possible in case things come up that need my attention. But most of the time I fly by the seat of my pants! I think in time I’ll need to reevaluate and see where I’m at for the moment, I’m having fun.
Can you give us a hint as to what Darcy and Mason are up to now?
At the moment, they’re trying to figure out how
got access to vampire blood. The supernatural community works hard at keeping their existence hidden from humans so it seems unlikely for Gary to just “stumble” upon it. They’ve met up with Devlin, a vampire enforcer and together they’ll uncover a connection that puts them in danger. Gary
But if you’re wanting to know what they’d rather be up to, I’ll tell you! They’re in love and eager for their mating ritual. They’d rather be off roaming the woods together, enjoying each other’s company and of course, stealing a few kisses here and there.
Coffee or tea? Neither. BLECH!
Night owl or early bird? Night owl
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Follow along the tour for more interviews, guest posts, reviews and giveaways. Next up is The Phantom Photographer on Oct. 15. You should go say hi! On the final stop, enter to win e-copies of Without Mercy and Cherished as well as Blood Oath swag.