Fan Fiction and Role Playing for the Kayrs Family?

Shadowed (eBook)Hi all!  Life as an author sometimes takes sharp-angled turns we never see coming.  Or maybe I just don’t look far enough ahead.  (That’s Big Tone’s job.  He’s the big picture guy).  Anyway, about a month ago, I received a message on Facebook from Jase Kayrs.  Yeah, that Jase Kayrs.  My hero from SHADOWED.  I was like, huh?  (Sometimes I’m not all that quick—I admit it.)

So I emailed my editor and asked if the publisher had created a page for Jase.  She said no, that it was a probably a fan fiction/role playing group.  Anybody really involved in publishing or cult shows knows exactly what this is.  Anybody in my life like sisters, friends, hubby…do not.  So, for those of you like my family, fan fiction is when fans of a show or book write episodes/scenes from it.  Star Trek, Buffy, Supernatural, Twilight, etc…all have fan fiction.  There are sites all over the web.  It’s perfectly legal so long as the writers don’t try to make money off the stories.  Role playing is just that—playing roles from a series/show.

Fan Fiction fascinates me, and I probably would’ve loved writing it if I’d heard about it before launching my own writing career.  It’d be fun to write a Supernatural scene, right?  Anyway, after a few days, I began to wonder about the other characters in the Realm.  (I know.  Slow, right?)  Turns out Talen Kayrs has more friends than I do on my super-secret family/see-you-every-day-in-my-real-life friends Facebook page.  :)

I’m incredibly flattered that anybody would like my characters enough to be them on the internet.  And I’m intrigued what they’ll do.  I’m also a bit pensive—we each have our own voices, and no matter what, that’s not me writing those scenes.  What if the characters do Twisted e-booksomething or say something I wouldn’t?  Will fans blame me, thinking I wrote something?  I think there may have been some sort of dustup in the community, and now it may be split into two communities, but I’m not sure. 

The community managing the sites has taken pains to make sure the pages show as RP/Fan Fiction, and I appreciate that.  I’ve also read some of the scenes, and I enjoyed them.  I even received a message from Terrent Vilks from TWISTED on FB offering to take care of somebody who’d wronged me.  Damn if I didn’t get a happy giggle.  Seriously.  I created this guy, and yet, it did make me happy.  My reality and writing lives are blending. 

Although, for the record, I can take care of myself.  Was almost an orange belt in Kenpo.  (Yes, that’s only the second belt, but still).  :)  Plus, Big Tone is a badass.  And that’s a true statement.

SinBrothers_Digital_FINALAnyway, that’s what’s going on in my life.  Well, mainly.  It has been an amazing month so far.  RISING ASSETS hit the New York Times Bestseller list, while both TAMED and BLIND FAITH hit the USA Today Bestselling list.  SWEET REVENGE received a Top Pick review from RT Reviews, and BLIND FAITH is a fresh fiction pick by readers.  Also, UNDER THE COVERS and SHADOWED just finaled in the Daphne Awards. 

Things have gone so well lately, I’m just waiting for an anvil to drop on my head.  Life does have balance. 

For now, I’m back to finishing up TOTAL SURRENDER, which is the 4th book in the Sin Brothers series.  The logo I finally chose for the series is to the left.  Nice, huh?

Everyone have a wonderful weekend, and if you live in the states, a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.  Thank you to those who have served, and may we remember our fallen heroes on every day and not just once a year.

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An Excerpt Featuring the Realm Rebel…

Hi All!  I’m back from New Orleans and will post about the RT Convention soon, but for now, I thought it’d be fun to have an excerpt from TAMED.  I love that Realm Rebel!

Tamed (eBook)TAMED excerpt:

The woman looked small, fragile, and definitely kissable.

Caleb turned and pressed her against the worn brick building, startled yet again by the delicacy of Lily’s petite frame. He stood at least a foot and a half taller, but the woman had such a presence he often forgot her stature. Slowly, he slid his hand up to cup her chin. Curiosity and need glimmered in the depths of her mysterious eyes.

Even so, he allowed several seconds to pass in case she wanted to move away.

She didn’t twitch.

Her chin held a delicate stubbornness that tempted him far more than he’d ever admit. Would she still taste like strawberries?

He lowered his head, giving her plenty of time to stop him. His lips met hers, and heat slid through his veins. The rightness of the connection clicked somewhere deep inside him.

Then she sighed, and his head spun.

He pressed harder, his tongue sweeping inside her mouth.

Dark_Protectors_LOGO-01Fire, need, and strawberries became the center of his world. The leash he constantly kept on himself snapped. He stepped into her, his body caging her, his erection brushing against her warmth.

He tangled his hand in her silky hair, tethering her, taking all he could.

She sighed and kissed him back, a soft sound of surrender emerging with her breath.

Fisting her hair, he angled her so he could go deeper, invading her mouth. Possessive and fierce, he wanted all of her.

BONUS EXCERPT:

At the simple words, a rush of energy burst through Caleb with more force than an angry storm. Lily Sotheby, the woman he’d wanted for centuries, had just said yes. The untouchable just became touchable.

He strode toward the bedroom before she could change her mind. Oh, if she did, he’d let her go. But he’d probably combust at that point.

At least he wouldn’t have to be a prophet any longer if he exploded. His lips twitched.

Intrigue filled her eyes as a slight smile curved her lips. “What’s amusing you?”

He glanced down, his chest hitching at her open smile. “The last time I felt this desperate for a woman, I was young—barely an adult.”

She hummed and ran a soft hand across his chest. “Lucky woman.”

He started, his heart beating hard enough she had to be able to feel it. “It was you, Lil. You’re the only woman I’ve ever wanted badly enough to burn.”

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