Hey, all! I’m celebrating yet another book release. I know. Again? I’ve had a lot of stories out this year, most of them novellas. I’ve been busy, what can I say? Anyway, right now my latest, which pairs two werewolves in a sexy French Alps castle, is FOREVER WEREWOLF.
As a writer who tries to promote her books online, I find myself writing many a blog post when the book comes out. But the funny thing is, by the time the book is released, I’m already working on a new book. Sometimes I’m two or three books beyond the current release. And as so happens with my overstuffed brain, I don’t retain information on those stories for long. So when I sit down to promote, I sometimes have to ask myself, “Who were the hero and heroine of this story? What was their story about, anyway?”
Doesn’t sound as if I have it all together, eh? Trust me, I fell in love with Trystan and Lexi while writing the story, but hey, my brain can only store so much. I’ve got hundreds of characters hanging around in there, begging for their story or in the process of having their stories written, so sometimes, the old guys—aka the current couple—have to get shoved out. Nothing against them personally. I just have to refresh my memory on them when it comes time to shout about them to readers. ;-)
So here’s what I remember. Trystan is a fun, cool, determined werewolf who gets along with everyone and wants to learn what it’s like to be a member of a pack (he grew up with a crazy vampire mother and a father who is half vampire/half werewolf. Plus, his twin brother is a vampire. Go figure.). So, despite his seemingly outgoing, friendly appearance, the dude has issues. Seriously. And Lexi, well, she’s a full-blooded werewolf—who has never shifted. Trust me on that one, major issues, as well. Now, I also recall much snow, a lot of flirting, alpha wolves challenging one another for the girl, a quest to win the girl, and secrets shared after trust is earned. Oh, and Trystan falls for Lexi the moment he lays eyes on her, and nothing will stop him from winning her. Not even an avalanche, of which, there are two.
Even if I don’t remember names, places or situations about past stories, I always remember how I felt writing it, and Forever Werewolf was a fun write! Sort of like when I read books and years later I can’t recall details but I recall how the story made me feel when reading it.
So, writers, tell me, do you remember the details long after the book has been written? And readers, what about the books you read?