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Guardians of Eternity

Do you have to read the series in order?

The short answer is…no. Each book is a complete love story with new characters and a HEA. But, I have several characters who make appearances in each book as well as a background story that is woven into the books, so it’s really best to start at the beginning.

Where did you get your inspiration for the Guardians of Eternity?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer! I fell in love with the combination of humor, adventure, and gorgeous vampires. But most of all, I was intrigued by the constantly evolving relationships between the characters. I wanted to create a clan of vampires who interacted throughout the series.

After 12 books do you ever get tired of the series?

No. Although I enjoy writing in other genres and creating new stories, it’s always a pleasure to return to the world of the Guardians. After all these years they’ve become members of my family, and I can’t imagine not spending at a portion of my time with them. Of course, I want to make sure I can keep the series fresh, so I’ll be writing a few books that are set in the world, but with new characters.

Will Levet ever get his HEA?

That’s such a tough question for me. To be honest I’ve really tried to create a love interest for him, but it never feels comfortable. I think it’s because he’s convinced that he’s a ‘playboy’ and a part of his charm is his flirtatious habit of falling in love with every female he meets. Once I have him mated, I’m afraid he would lose that quality.

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How is this series different from my other paranormals?

I like to explain this series by saying that it’s X-men and Avengers, only with more sex. Instead of vampires and werewolves, the stories revolve around the high-bloods who are a group of mutants who have special powers. Witches, necromancers, psychics…and my warriors, the Sentinels, who protect the high-bloods.

Were your characters inspired by anyone in your life? Or were they all created in your imagination?

Usually they’re a combination of different people I know as well as a large dose of imagination, especially my heroes. I’m at an age that I love writing about delicious alpha males, but if I actually had to live with one day in and day out I would probably put a stake through him. I love the fact that my husband is kind and gentle and always thinks about what will make me happy. The heroines usually have qualities that I’ve always wanted for myself. Courage, loyalty, and a love for family.

Reader Questions About:

Bayou Heat

How did you come up with the premise of the stories?

It all started with a phone call with Laura Wright. We were discussing how much fun it would be to write about a new species of shifters. Within a few hours we’d created the Pantera, our puma-shifters who live in the bayous of Louisiana. We had no idea that we would still be writing the series years later!

How is it different to write with a partner?

Usually writing is a solitary business. I lock myself in my office, or my ‘troll hole’ as my family calls it, and I disappear into whatever book I’m writing. It’s been unbelievably fun to actually discuss the world and characters and story arc with a partner. I write the first story in each book and then Laura picks up where I left off and writes the second story. Together we can come up with plot twists and fun surprises that neither of us would have thought of on our own.

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How did you decide to become an author?

I actually came to writing from my love for theatre. I’ve always been a huge reader, but when I was younger I hoped to work on stage. After taking a playwriting class I realized that I preferred to create my own characters rather than mimicking someone else’s. I’ve been writing a play (that I would still love to finish), but my heart has always belonged to romance, so I swiftly turned my efforts to novels.

Who is the person who has encouraged and inspired you the most in your life?

So many! But first and foremost my parents. I grew up in a small town in Missouri with very traditional parents, but they offered me unconditional support through my early phase of wanting to become a famous actress and then when I decided I was going to be an author. Never once did they make me feel that my dreams were silly or out of reach. And of course, my husband has always encouraged me to keep going, even on my darkest days. I’ll always be grateful for their belief in me.

What does a typical writing day look like for you?

I get up early and exercise, otherwise I can find a dozen excuses not to do it. Then I usually go through my email and update my social media pages. I also do some promo work and run my errands. Then, I start writing. If I’m in the middle of a book I can write until I go to bed. My poor family has learned that once I disappear into my office they won’t see me until the book is finished.