Just for fun, I thought we’d chat today about writing a series of stories that evolve and change with each new chapter. The current work I am very excited about is called WARRIOR MINE, and I’m writing it with a partner. That alone is different for me, but in truth is the least of the “new” part of the approach. Most of my readers who’ve followed me for a time know I’ve had an on-going love-hate relationship with role-playing and indeed, role-players. I try to keep an open mind about it all. In this case, the open mind was a good thing. I met my partner via role-play, and damn–he’s good!
So, my battles with Facebook have become the stuff of legend here, and needless to say, I felt the need to create a back-door that would allow me to not lose all my work and contacts when I was disabled for a few days. I think that ended last year when my pages were investigated and cleared. At least I really hope that’s an end to it. In the meantime, Angelique Devereaux was created, and over time she became an entity in her own right. When she met Asher Elliot, magic happened. Magic and passion that is at times brutal, and other times sigh-worthy, but it sure as hell is never boring! From their burgeoning love affair, a book series was born.
Remarkably, the writing on these stories is atypical, too–we role play it in character, and then it’s turned into book format. What may surprise role-players and writers alike is the fact that we don’t discuss the story with each other–we write improv, and the result is amazing. Next week, if all goes well, book two will be out, published by XoXo Publishing™ once again. XoXo has taken a chance on these books, understanding the innovation in story-telling that is both new and old. The series is even slated to be looked at by a television producer once we have enough written to bring to him for a look. All in all, it’s an exciting time.
So, today, as we gear up for the release of Book Two, called Retributions, I’m giving away a copy of Book One to a reader who drops in and lets us know their thoughts. Leave a comment, and you’re in the running for the book. I’ll announce the winner Monday evening, and if all goes well, you’ll also get an ARC for Book Two!
Feel free to drop by Angie’s Keep, too, and join the group if you’re curious to watch the stories come to life - Angelique's Keep
Also, here's a look at the stunning cover art for Book Two: