Hi Rebecca! Thanks so much for stopping by Under the Covers today and sharing with our readers about your upcoming release MARKED, hitting stores December 22, 2014.
MARKED is the seventh book in the Dark Protectors series. Can you tell us a bit about it?
Thanks so much for having me over today! Marked is the final book in the Dark Protector series, so it wraps up the arc and answers the questions asked throughout the books. Janie is an adult and ready to meet fate in Marked, and she’s also finally ready to meet Zane in person. He’s not quite what she expects, to be honest.
How would you describe Zane?
Zane is a badass. He really is. He’s been through some tough times, and he has his family as well as Janie to protect, and he plans to do it all his way. Of course, Janie has her own plans, and let’s just say they don’t agree on methodology. In fact, there’s some fun tension between the two. He’s a soldier, tough and sweet, and determined to save everybody.
You write in several other genres as well. What did you find alluring about the Paranormal Romance genre? How different is it writing in so many different genres?
This is such a fun question! I like the paranormal genre so much because anything is possible. You can make up entire worlds, and I enjoy having that much freedom. As for writing in different genres, I think it keeps me interested and engaged. There’s always something new happening and different realities to explore. Also, it’s nice to be able to take a break once in a while and just play. Writing in different genres allows me to play a lot. 😉
What’s your favorite way to wind down after a long writing day?
I don’t want to sound boring here, but I usually do laundry after writing all day. I’ve been under a really tight deadline, so I’ve been doing laundry throughout writing just to get my butt out of the chair and get some movement going. Both kids and Big Tone (my hubby) play sports, so there’s always tons of laundry. Other than that, I do like to snuggle with Tone and watch a movie, although he’d rather watch ESPN.
How do you approach any criticism regarding your books in any stage of the writing process?
To be honest, it depends who’s giving the criticism. If it’s my agent or my editor during the writing process, I pay attention and fix what they’ve noticed. Part of their job is to spot issues I’m too close to the book to see, and I trust their abilities. Usually they notice something (like for instance, the heroine needs to be rounded out in an early scene), and I figure out a way to address the issue. It’s always my book and my words in the book. After that, if you mean reviews, those aren’t written for me. Those are written for other readers, so I leave those for other readers.
What’s the best advice you can give aspiring authors?
Don’t give up. Ever, ever, ever. I know terrific writers, really amazing ones, who have given up and it just kills me. I don’t care how you get published: traditionally, hybrid, or self…if you are meant to write, then keep writing. Nobody but you can make you stop. So don’t stop.
If you weren’t an author, what else would you be doing?
Well, I’ve been an art curator, a Senate aide, a college professor, and a lawyer. So at this point, if I wasn’t writing books, I think I’d like to study genetics. Or maybe physics. Possibly both. What I’d do with the knowledge, I’m not sure. 😉
Thank you again for these fun questions – I really enjoyed answering them!
Janie Kayrs has known Zane almost her whole life. He was her friend in the dream world. She trusted him. But that was before he kidnapped her, spiriting her away to an isolated cabin to learn what her dreams never told her. Like how dangerous he looks. How he got on the wrong side of the negotiating table. And how much sexier he is in real life…
Zane is a battle-hardened warrior, used to command and solitude. But Janie has drawn him from the minute they met. His need for her could destroy everything he’s worked for, but the risk is too sweet not to take it. They call her the Chosen One. But when it comes down to the questions of peace or war, life or death, safety or passion, it will be Janie who makes the choice…
OUT DECEMBER 22, 2014
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