Since I had a new release this week, I thought I'd just mention that and direct you over to my blog where I'm running a contest until Sunday night.
TWO winners will win an ebook copy of Reveal Me, book 1 in the Unveiled series, AND any ebook of their choice from Ellora's Cave. It's always fun to go book shopping! So if you'd like to pick up one of Regina's amazing books, or Allie's, or Mia's, or wait until Tess's awesome new release, Strip Down, comes out in a few weeks, it's your choice! A comment and following my blog is all it takes to enter. Visit my blog HERE.
Provoke Me is a very special book to me because Kelly and Spencer were never supposed to be what they became. The story originated from, of all things, a tweet from Texts From Last Night. Are you familiar with that Twitter account? The tweets are supposed to be real texts people send each other, usually sex and/or drinking themed, and it's always good for a laugh. On this particular day, the tweet was about a guy who said he found his name on the girl he'd just slept with's list of “good...” I'll let you fill in the blank, but let's just say she found him satisfactory between the sheets!
From there, I built a story—a Quickie, I believed at that time—about a woman who instead keeps a list of men she'd like to sleep with. She started the list in college as a lark, and also as a way to feel more powerful when she felt like guys were overlooking her. But Kelly's list also included someone she maybe shouldn't have been lusting over...her boss. And of course, her boss finds out his name is on this list.
I fell in love with Kelly and Spencer when I was writing their story. Their conflict grew so much huger than my original conception. These are two very complicated people! The story finally ended up being 87K...and spawned my first ever Ellora's Cave series, Unveiled. I'm excited I get to close the series with one more story about them, though I have three other books to write first!
Writers, have you ever had a story you've written that basically mushroomed out of control? And readers, do you like reading more than one book about the same couple? Assuming there's a riveting conflict in each book, do they still interest you or would you prefer to read about new characters?
Have a great weekend!