I love writing. It is my passion and has been for as long as I can remember. Whether it was writing strange little stories just for myself inside of hand-me-down notepads, or banging my head against the epic task that is writing a full-length novel on an actual computer, I have long adored putting my thoughts into words
That being said, I love all of my stories, and every single one of my characters. I wouldn’t write them if I didn’t. They all hold a special, precious, invaluable place in my heart. My characters all have some piece of me inside of them, be it big or small, bad or good.
They all speak to me in some way, but Dante and Scarlett are by far the loudest.
Dante and Scarlett.
Oh my Lord. Scarlett and Dante.
These two are special to me. Their journey is no doubt the messiest thing I’ve written, and arguably the most heart-breaking, but it is EVERYTHING to me. These two are under my skin. They are pervasive characters, to the point that they don’t just invade my waking thoughts, but invade my sleep as well. As my husband can attest, I’ve bolted out of bed at 3,4, and 5 a.m. many, many times over the last six months, just dying to jot down my Scarlett and Dante filled dreams.
I breathe these characters. I bleed them.
I’m not going to sugar-coat it. Scarlett has a polarizing personality. She is not comfortable with any type of middle ground. She thrives on extremes. I can’t say if you’ll like her right away. I honestly can’t. I personally did, because I feel strongly for women that hold a grudge. But what I do think is that at some point you will find yourself sympathizing with her, especially if you’ve ever been mistreated to the point that you lost some part of yourself in it.
And Dante. Don’t even get me started.
Dante. I can almost guarantee that while reading this duet you will find yourself both loving and hating him, but trust me when I say that all of the pain and anger will be worth it. If I had to name one dominant quality that defines Dante, it would be that he’s protective of the people he loves. There’s no other thing in a man that gets to me more. Also, he gives as good as he gets..
And he’s dreamy.
Breaking Him is, in my honest opinion, the best thing I’ve ever written. So if you like my books, or if you like angst, epic love, and FEELING(bad, good, happy, sad, angry)please, give it a shot.
And for those of you who have already read it, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. You are my rock stars. And if you have a minute, reviews mean everything to an indie like me. My #1 marketing tool has ALWAYS been word of mouth. Readers are the ones that make it possible for me to continue to write, and every review published gets this book that much more attention.
You might call me an evil bitch (seriously you can call me that if you really want to, it kind of tickles me, and I’ve gotten worse) but there’s nothing I love more than to write a sequel with the enthusiasm of readers egging me on. It’s the best feeling in the world. So, while I may not have a good answer (right this moment) for when Breaking Her is released, please keep the comments coming. Even the cursing I love. One of my favorite posts so far was a meme of a kid flipping me the bird, if that gives you any ideas:)
Here are some FAQs for the Love is War duet.
1. Flight attendants? Again? Is this connected to Up in the Air?
Yes, I am writing about flight attendants again, because it’s fun for me, and it worked for the book, but no, these characters are not directly connected to the Up in the Air universe.
Might some of my other characters pop up randomly, because I just can’t help myself? For sure.
2. How long are the books, and the series?
Breaking Him is 300 some odd pages, and I fully expect Breaking Her to be quite a bit longer. This will be a two book series, and I already have a healthy chunk of book two finished, so while I don’t have a release date, I will say that it should be soon. My main priority is making Breaking Her into the book that I NEED it to be. I need to do Scarlett and Dante justice.
3. What genre is this series, and how would you compare it to your other books?
It’s a bit different than anything else I’ve ever done, but the fundamentals are the same. It is a deeply emotional love story, and I would categorize it as contemporary romance with an edge.
4. Will any of the side characters in this series get their own books?
I haven’t started writing anything for any of them yet, but I wouldn’t rule it out. In fact, I’d guess it’s likely, but which ones and when, that I can’t say yet.
5. So should I really read it?
Yes! Read it with a buddy, or go it alone and then join my spoiler group to talk it out when you're finished. :)Why are you still reading my post? You should be reading it already! Go, read!