Hmm… I’d have to say dark, dangerous, sexy, thrilling, romantic, and... feisty (mainly because I just really like the word “feisty”).
2. When you got the news your book would be published, what did you do to celebrate?
I wish I had some awesome story about champagne and a five-star dinner, but actually, it was more like pizza and sparkling grape juice. Literally. I received the offer on New Year's Eve, 2013, and since my husband was recovering from major back surgery, that’s how we spent the evening. Despite the sub-par celebration, it was still one of the happiest days of my life. I’d been through so much with this book (queried it to an inch of its life, got an agent, went on sub with it, left my agent, blah, blah, blah), and to know it was FINALLY going to have its day in the sun made me feel over-the-moon, couldn't-stop-smiling ecstatic.
3. Create a cupcake! What would it be called, and what would be the flavors?
One of my favorite desserts is lemon meringue pie, so what could be better than a lemon meringue cupcake? The cake itself would be white, and of course there would have to be lemon filling in the middle. Top that with a meringue-ish frosting and voila! I would call it Lemazing (I know… I suck at naming things).
4. What are you working on now that you're most excited about?
I have two other manuscripts that I wrote after INTO A MILLION PIECES, but those are on hold right now, because I’m writing a sequel to IAMP that I’m really, really, REALLY excited about. A sequel wasn’t necessary, and I even debated whether or not to write one (the book could stand alone as is), but I just don’t feel like Allison’s story is over. I have questions I want answered, and to be honest, writing about a teenage succubus is fun and exciting! I really enjoyed writing IAMP, and I feel that same excitement as I continue Allison’s story.
5. What is a fav line(s) from IAMP?
I have to admit, I’m a sucker for the lines that make my toes tingle and my cheeks heat up. Here is one of my favorites:
“With a mere inch or two between our lips, I turned my head, evading the kiss I wanted more than anything else at that moment. Ren rested his forehead against mine in quiet frustration, his warm, sweet breath tickling my lips each time he exhaled.”
When one of Jade’s risky dates leads to humiliation and sudden tragedy, Allison reels, and Ren catches her. But as her feelings for him grow, so does her fear that she’ll hurt him—or worse—in an unguarded moment. The choice is coming—love him or save him—but Allison might not live to make it. One way or another, the curse will have its due.