Now that Reckless is complete and reviews are coming in from readers, there are a thrash of questions piling in, too. So, I figured I would compile the most commonly asked questions here for a fun little Q&A. If you have a question that isn’t addressed in the post, please feel free to add it as a comment below and I will do my best to get those answered!
When will Breathless (book two) be released?
As of now, I don’t have a release date for Breathless. What I do know is that it won’t release until 2015, so for those of you who are already eagerly anticipating it, I apologize, but you will have to be patient. :) You have no idea how much it means to me to have so many of you asking about Breathless, your love for Hailey and Jonah absolutely blows my mind and warms my heart. I promise, it will be worth the wait! As soon as I have a release date set, I will happily share that info with all of you!
Will we be seeing more of Charlie in future books?
Yes, definitely! I have big plans for Charlie. :) The crazy thing about Charlie- he didn’t even exist in the first two drafts of Reckless. He was a last minute add during the final stages of my last revision. After talking with my Reckless Readers (test readers) and reviewing their input, I stepped back and ripped apart my novel, looking for holes, lulls and repetitive content. When I was done, I found six scenes that could easily be scrapped, so I did. With six scenes to fill, I went to work broadening the cast of characters, (Logan, anybody?) and giving Hailey and Jonah more experiences, with and without each other. In the end, I am thrilled with the outcome and I hope you are, too!
Where did you get the idea for Reckless?
While I was driving to a photo shoot a few hours from my house, listening to music. My mind has a tendency to explore random thoughts when I drive- I think it has something to do with being inspired by the lyrics pumping out of my speakers in my car. :) I had a very small idea of a forbidden romance- what I didn’t realize was how complex and intricate Hailey & Jonah’s story would be. After talking it over with my hubby, he told me it sounded interesting. Next, I turned to my friend, Marissa, the paranormal aspect caught her off guard, because it wasn’t a genre I had ever considered writing in. In the end, with Marissa’s amazing help, the basic idea of Reckless was solidified and the writing process began.
What will your next book be?
Okay, so, don’t hate me, but before I release Breathless, I’m going to release a stand-alone, New Adult novel. I’ve been spending a lot of time at the pool with my kiddos and I love to people watch. I was recently inspired by some interactions that I witnessed, needless to say, I want to explore those interactions on paper. So, for the next few months, I will be spending a lot of time with two characters, Ellie & Grayson. :) While I can’t divulge much more than that right now, I can tell you this: be prepared for a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Be sure to follow along on Facebook & Twitter, as I will be sharing snippets of Ellie & Grayson there! Also, if we haven’t already, let’s connect on Goodreads!