SPOILERS from Svatura books 1-3. The fourth and final book in the Svatura series – Black Orchid – has a new hero (or is he the villain in this one?) – Nate Pierce. As with Adelaide and Lila, I met Nate early on in the Svatura process. He was also one of those friends that Ellie was protecting in the scene where she’s a … Read More Who Is Nate Pierce?
SPOILERS from Svatura books 1-3. The fourth and final book in the Svatura series – Black Orchid – has a new heroine – Adelaide Jenner. I met Adelaide early on in the Svatura process. I’ve described before that the entire series was born of a single scene I had in my head. That scene had Ellie Aubrey – as a falcon shifter high in … Read More Who Is Adelaide Jenner?
Guest Post Re-Post: Originally posted 10/8/2013 on Literal Addiction as a guest post. Part of my Crimson Dahlia blog tour organized by Paranormal Cravings. ***** I met Lila Jenner for coffee and beignets while on a trip to New Orleans. She happened to be in the area and graciously offered to meet up with me and help me take over Literal Addiction for the day. I was … Read More Interview with Lila Jenner from Crimson Dahlia
Guest Post Re-Post: Originally posted 10/3/2013 on Simply Infatuated as a guest post. Part of my Crimson Dahlia blog tour organized by Paranormal Cravings. ***** Crimson Dahlia – Fire & Ice I had so much fun coming up with these cocktails. I mean… of course I had to test out different versions until I got it perfect… right? In fact, now that I think about it, I … Read More Cocktails & Characters: Ramsey & Lila
Guest Post Re-Post: Originally posted 9/16/2013 on Adria’s Romance Reviews as a guest post. Part of my Crimson Dahlia blog tour organized by Paranormal Cravings. ***** Readers and bloggers often ask me about the inspiration for my stories. I find inspiration in a lot of different places, and usually it’s not just one single idea or source that leads me to my ideas. But I thought … Read More Making Up Characters
I’m at it again. My readers come up with such awesome names and titles I just gotta know what you think. Help me to name the stasis girl from Hyacinth. Spoiler Alert – she might just wake up in Crimson Dahlia and have a bigger part to play. THE CONTEST: Submit your name ideas. I’ll pick the top 5 and put it to a … Read More Crimson Dahlia – Name a Character Contest
I recently have been engaged in a dialogue with fellow writer Kate McMurry (katemcmurry.com) that I’ve found so interesting – and relevant – that I thought I’d share a bit. Kate brought up the importance of the villain and postulated that a hero (and a story) is only as good as the villain and the antagonism they provide. So the question becomes how do you … Read More The Importance of a 3-D Villain
I met Ramsey Pierce for coffee and to ask him the questions that his fans wanted to know about. I was very excited about this interview. Ramsey is the volatile, but mysterious, firestarter who lives with a family of powerful Svatura. While I don’t think he was exactly excited to do the interview (I get the impression that Charlotte sort of insisted), he was … Read More Character Interview: Ramsey
In honor of Valentine’s Day I thought the most romantic thing I could share would be some of the plans for Ellie and Alex’s wedding. They are deep into wedding planning. Let’s just hope their plans don’t have to change at the last minute! Ellie’s Dress Ellie’s a huge fan of old movies. In true Ellie fashion, she’s selected one of her favorite dresses … Read More Ellie & Alex – Wedding Plans
Comment on this post or go vote on my Facebook page to name the character in the following quote from Blue Violet. Get it right and get entered in a drawing to win a signed paperback copy of Blue Violet. Don’t know? Vote anyway and automatically get entered in the ‘Win a Kindle Contest’! Votes must be in by 11:59pm PST today (Feb 3). The winner … Read More Name That Blue Violet Character Contest #1