Have you always planned to take the Shiarra and Co. to where they get in "Deceived by The Others"?
Yes. I’ve had a bigger plan in mind for Shia for a long time. The path she’s taking to get there has always been plotted out to one degree or another, though I work out the kinks and the details as I go. DECEIVED BY THE OTHERS is just the next stepping stone to make her into the bad ass chick I know is hiding in there somewhere.
I have my favorite guy for Shiarra, but is a HEA in her future at all?
I wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise… ;)
Can we expect a lot of changes for "Justice for The Others"?
Absolutely. Lines will be crossed. Words will be said that can never be taken back. Actions will be taken that can never be undone.
Also, Royce’s butt. I just had to throw that in there. *g*
If you would write the series in another POV than Shiarra's, whose would it be?
I’ve written a story from Sara’s point of view (Spark of Temptation in the NOCTURNAL anthology), so she would be the most likely choice. Then again, just for kicks, I’ve rewritten some of HUNTED BY THE OTHERS from Royce’s point of view. If I have the time for it, someday I might finish it.
How many book would like to have in the series? Any idea, or is it open ended?
I’m contracted for six so far, but I’ve got plans for nine, total. I have a definite arc in mind and don’t want to push Shiarra’s story beyond what it needs to be.
Any chance you start giving us 2 books a year? LOL I just love them and want more, faster!
LOL, thank you! :D
At this point, not in the H&W Investigations series. Other books? Well… No promises, but I am working on some other stuff that may or may not someday see the light of day.
Are going to get to see Shiarra interact with her family more?
Absolutely. The situation that crops up at the end of DECEIVED BY THE OTHERS will not go unresolved. That’s not to say that it will be resolved right away, and perhaps not quite in the way that anyone expected, but I do have plans for them.
I have to say, the one thing that drives me nuts about writing these books from Shiarra’s point of view is that you don’t always see what’s happening in the background or get much “screen time” for every character who deserves it.
Any tidbits you can share about the direction the series will be going in "Justice for The Others"?
Hmmm. Well, I once summed up my description of the next four books like this:
-- Book Four: In Which Shiarra Realizes She’s Been Dumb and Goes Kinda Nuts
-- Book Five: In Which Shiarra Visits California and Also Deals With Zombies
-- Book Six: In Which Shiarra Has to Deal With Some Issues That I’m Being Totally Vague About On Purpose
I think it’s safe to also tell you that, yes, I can confirm the rumors that book four does indeed contain a sex scene. Also, if you thought Max Carlyle was gone, think again. As for the rest? My lips are zipped!
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