My friend and very talented historical romance author, Kris Kennedy, tagged me in The Next Big Thing, where authors give the inside scoop about what they’re writing now. Check out her post from last week to see what she’s working on. It may surprise you. (It did me.) 🙂

So now, onto my questions for The Next Big Thing…

What is your working title of your book?

ROGUE’S PASSION is the working title of the second novella in the Iron Portal series. This is Asher’s book.

Where did the idea come from for the book?

As soon as Asher stepped onto the page of ASSASSIN’S TOUCH, I knew I had to write about him. For one, he has this sweet dog, a Deerhound named Conry (a reader helped me name him). Isn’t he awesome?

Photo by Adam N. Singer (cc)

What genre does your book fall under?

It’s a paranormal romance novella.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

With his dark, braided hair, “New Seattle street thug” look, and a tortured past, Asher is a lot of fun to write about. I’d pick a beard-less Jason Momoa. (For a guy with a beard, you’ll have to stay tuned for book 3.) I’m not sure who I’d pick to play Olivia.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Blaming himself for the death of a former lover, Iron Guild warrior Asher Kane vows never to mix business and pleasure again, but when he’s injured and healed by a beautiful yet mysterious woman, this no-strings-attached bad-boy finds himself falling for her…until a relentless evil begins to stalk them in the shadows of New Seattle.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

This one will be self-published.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

I’m still not done, so ask me when I’m done. 😉

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

If someone likes hot, paranormal stories where the emphasis is on the romance between an alpha hero and a strong heroine, and not the complex world, they’ll probably enjoy this book and the Iron Portal series.

Who or what inspired you to write this book (series)?

Because I have horses, I’ve always wanted to try to work horses into my books, but that doesn’t work well with vampire stories. 😉 So I created the Iron Portal series, where two worlds (contemporary and medieval-like) are separated by secret portals.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

Whereas ASSASSIN’S TOUCH takes place primarily in the medieval-like world of Cascadia, where the fata blood runs strongly in some of the residents, giving them special powers, ROGUE’S PASSION is set in New Seattle, a contemporary world much like our own, where those with para-abilities are rare…and highly coveted.


Download book 1 in the Iron Portal Series, ASSASSIN’S TOUCH, from your favorite online bookseller for only $2.99.

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Then you’ll be ready for ROGUE’S PASSION when it comes out in early 2013.


And now for those I’ve tagged:

Rebecca J. Clark (who just happens to be my sister) author of SHAMELESS and BORROWED STILETTOS

Maisey Yates, USA Today Bestselling author of Harlequin Presents and a hot new cowboy series

Kelsey Browning, upcoming Carina Press author with four books coming soon

Given the upcoming holidays, they’ll be posting either Wednesday 12/19 or Wednesday 1/2, so be sure to check them out.