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Your upcoming book, The Servant Prince, is fantasy. How did you come up with this idea?
Actually this idea developed over a couple of years. It is pretty complex for me and so long it ended up being split into two books, each over 65,000 words. I do tend to ramble. J What I think is fun about this question and happy that it was asked is it’s kind of fun for me to say (this is going to sound strange) … Continue reading
BLURB: Detective Douglas Brody has only ever known the life of a cop. Raised strict but fair by his police chief father, he joined the academy right out of school, climbed the ranks hard and fast, and now works homicide for the City of Charleston. The job is his entire life. For years it’s kept him happy enough to minimize the side of him that craves what he believes is wrong. When an accident on the job puts him temporarily off duty, everything in Brody’s world changes. He … Continue reading
The Backup Boyfriend has a friends to lover theme. Was this difficult to write convincingly? I’ve always loved this theme because of the fantastic potential for internal conflict. Why would two people who already care about each other take a risk that might lead them to losing their friendship? What made the process difficult in The Backup Boyfriend was that Dylan and Alec were strangers at the beginning of the story, and it was very important to me that the progression of their relationship felt realistic. I was told by … Continue reading
Where did the concept for Beast Within come from?
I’m not really sure how it started, but I do remember thinking about FBI agents (probably while watching a movie) and wondering how they would handle a demonic invasion. The idea of Kapre and my agent heroes bloomed from there.
If you plan on another book after The Beast Within, where do you see this series going? Maybe new couples to be introduced in this awesome world you created?
I do have two sequels in this series that are under development. The conflict and strife will grow even more personal than … Continue reading
In The Only One Who Knows, your knowledge of BUD/S training was amazing and seemed very legit. Do you have first hand knowledge or did this require a lot of research? – The credit for that goes to my co-author, Cat Grant. She did a ton of research on SEAL training to make sure we had it right. In fact, we had originally envisioned the story going in a very different direction, but Cat’s research made it clear it wouldn’t work, so we scrapped the idea and started over.
This book ended on a strong HFN, which appeared to be … Continue reading
A warm winter welcome to Leta Blake! Let’s discuss…
What was the first spark for this particular story, Training Season? Was it one of the characters, a piece of the plot, something else?
The very first spark for Training Season came while watching a Johnny Weir fanvideo. This fanvideo. [http://youtu.be/NIDpFCRq-xo] To be incredibly specific, the character bloomed forth in the moments between 1:26 and the fall at 1:47 and over the course of months grew into an original draft of about 60,000 words. Eventually, I decided to work on the story … Continue reading
White and black, good and evil, light and dark: two sides at war, or a pattern that ensures proper balance? As children we’re often led to believe that magic has a dark side (black magic) and a light side (white magic). Within the actual practice, however, these terms are highly subjective and, to some, downright misleading. Many practitioners (followers/believers/worshippers) say that there is only magic itself, and magic can’t be colour-coded or defined.
Interesting concept. It’s an idea that says to me that there’s a little bit of both in everything that we do, a balance, so to speak, of … Continue reading
Blame It On the Mistletoe is set at Cornell. Are you a Big Red fan?
I wish I could say yes. I have visited the campus a few times but I never went to school there, and I’m not much into football, so I can’t say I’m a particular fan. I love the campus though.
Fielding is sort of the anti-geek genius. He is focused and curious about everything but he takes joy in everyday things and wants to experience everything . Is he based on anyone in real life?
Only … Continue reading