Archive for January 5th, 2010


Brody Brown has always been responsible for others. After his parents’ death, he gave up a promising artistic career to care for his younger brother and sister. Now, with his siblings grown, Brody owns his own business, has a nice house, makes a nice living, and for the first time in years he’s on his own.

Elise Sorenson has come to Seattle with her young daughter to find peace. After years as a world-famous ballerina—(and just as many years in a marriage-gone-bad)—she’s looking for neither love nor attention. But she finds both in the handsome, honest man who befriends her with no strings attached.

More than friends, Brody and Elise discover in each other what they need—wild, physical passion without commitment. But it’ll take a shadow from Elise’s past to make them look beyond what they need—to what they truly desire.


I love series. I do. Long before I was a writer, I devoured series. What I love the most is the ability to watch characters I love grow and evolve over time. I love series with big, sweeping worlds and stories like the Dune series by Frank Herbert. Intricate worlds and evolving groups of characters like the Hollows books by Kim Harrison and Lara Adrian’s vampires. And I can’t forget to mention series like the Stephanie Plum books or Nora Roberts’ fabulous In Death series she writes as JD Robb.

As I writer, I tend toward them because I like big stories and large groups of people. I love mapping out these characters and the world they inhabit. I love the evolution of their characters – the difference between Shane in Giving Chase and Shane by the end of Taking Chase, or more subtle, but far greater is the change in Matt by the last book. It’s great fun to do this, though authors run the risk of setting expectations for that last book to be so great it won’t matter what she does, readers will be disappointed one way or the other. (more…)

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