In Claiming Ana, why are we left wondering about Sam Murphyu2019s murder? Itu2019s mentioned, set up, but no follow through. Howl and Ana’s relationship moves too fast. etc. Why does the story play out thisu00a0way?u00a0Claiming Ana is a prequel of the Triple Star Ranch series meant only to introduce readers to a new world and characters outside of Elemental Magic. The focus for CA was always Howl and Anau2019s whirl-wind romance not the investigation. It was meant to be a fast, intense and hot beginning to a roller coaster ride, which it is. Werewolves retain animal insticts in their human form. I think animals know their mates on scent, just as a mother animal knows her offspring. I allowed this to push Howl and Ana closer. His wolf would not be satisfied with a several months long courtship. Most of my couples end up together fairly quickly. (They are meant to be together after all.) I think it must just be more noticeable with this story. For instance, Jack and Liv (Earth Enchanted) story spansu00a0the course of a month, Gabe and Lea (To Take Up the Sword) a couple of weeks, Kate and Ryan (Wait for the Wind) days (or 12 years depending on how you look at it). Same with Skye and Rhiannon (Sea’s Sorceress), they’ve known each other their whole lives, but once their relationship shifts, its only days. And Devin and Arianne (Fire’s Ice) have been connected for literally a thousand or more years, but once they break the spell, they story spans a few days.
There are four books in the Triple Star Ranch series. Howlu2019s role is only to follow the money as a second plot thread, which he will in book two, Tempting Taylor. u00a0He doesnu2019t have an emotional investment in the case.u00a0u00a0The Murphy triplets will discover their fatheru2019s killer, and the reason behind the murder, in time as a part of their grieving process. We wonu2019t know what really happened until the last page of Saving Sarah,u00a0Jace Murphyu2019s story. There is no instant gratification in my story world. As a rule, I don’t leave the romance on a cliffhanger, but there will generally be an arcing storyline left unresolved for the next book in the series.
Now thatu00a0Fireu2019s Iceu00a0has been released, will you be writing more books featuring Devin McLoch?u00a0u00a0Devin will have a major role inu00a0Charm of Lightu00a0(Allieu2019s story), the other Shadow books as well as a future series featuring his children, Vaughn, Cian, and Grayson McLoch.
Out of all the books youu2019ve written, who is your favorite character?u00a0Devin.
Will you be writing sequels for any of the characters in your older books?u00a0Yes. I haveu00a0two new series planned for that story world, Shadows of Seven and Highland Magic, ten books total. There is a page set up foru00a0each book under the books tab with a little peek into those stories.
What formats are your books available in?u00a0Currently available in eBook from Kensington Books (vendors everywhere). Due to their shorter novellau00a0length, all titles released prior to January 2015u00a0will not be released in print. Future work may be released in print at the publisher’s discretion.u00a0