Hello lovely readers!
Another exciting Fixation Friday and this week we have the lovely and brilliant, Eden Summers joining us. We had a talk about saying goodbye to her Reckless Beat Series and what else she has planned for the future.
Don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY to win one of two eBook copies of Book One in the Vault Series, A Shot of Sin.
Hi Eden. Thanks so much for joining me today on The Flare up.Thank you for having me! It’s been a while since I’ve done an interview.
The final book in the Reckless Beat series is due out later this year. Will there be any more novellas? Are you sad to see that series draw to a close?
I’m devastated and also ecstatic. Reckless Beat has been a big part of my life for years now and it will be hard to say goodbye. After four novels and two novellas, they’ve become a part of my family. But in saying that, it’ll also be good to finally have all my men happily paired off with their soulmates.Once Undeniable Temptation is released later in the year (date to be confirmed), I will kiss them farewell…for now. Who knows what will come at the end of book 5.
How many books are planned for the Vault of Sin series?
At least two more. Brute needs to get his book and I also plan to write a novella based on another heavily mentioned side-character. After that, it will depend on reader demand. If there’s love for more books, I’ll be happy to write them. The Vault is a fun place to be in, so I’d be grateful to be able to keep taking readers back.
The Secret Confessions: Down and Dusty short story collection was published in January this year. It was a departure from rock stars and nightclubs, and landed your characters in a small town in Australia. Would you consider writing more rural romance in the future?
Before Down and Dusty, I actually wrote a rural romance novella called Ravenous. It was a heap of fun and based in a local town I’ve spent some time in. Would I write more sexy, sweaty, sun-kissed men?? Definitely. It’s just a matter of finding a space in my writing schedule.
In a previous interview you’ve said that you couldn’t stick to one story when you first started writing. Have you since revisited those unfinished WIPs and hit publish? If so, which books were they?
No. Those books are hidden in a dark and cobweb-riddled place on my hard drive. I think of them often though. The two I wrote the most on were a new adult rocker novel and a paranormal/fantasy. Although I’ve only published contemporary romance, I can’t wait to focus on something completely different with shifters, empaths and psychics…but I think those novels would take too much work to get to a readable state.
Which one of your characters was the hardest for you to write and why?
Tough question. I’ve written a few heartbreaking characters. Blake from Passionate Addiction is a drug addict and Melody in Sultry Groove has major body issues. The research process for both were gruelling. There was a lot of blurry vision moments while I delved into online topics that tested my strength. I also met with a local woman who I based Melody’s trauma on and we were blubbering over a cup of coffee as I made her relive moments she would prefer to forget.But the harder the character is to write, the more I learn and grow. I enjoy those characters the most.
What’s the worst/ best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Worst? Anyone who tells you that something has to be done THIS WAY. It’s simply wrong. Break the rules. If following the experiences/successes of others doesn’t work for you, DO NOT feel like a failure. Create your own path until you find the place you’re meant to be.Best? Find ‘your people’ and cherish them. Love your readers, adore your crit partners/betas and give back to the author buddies that give to you. Keep them close and don’t let them go. On the flip side, don’t let those outside your circle even spare a minute on your radar. From trolls to bad reviews, just let them slide. They’re not ‘your people’.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome so far in your writing career?
Isolation. I don’t have a local writer group. I don’t even have local people who understand my career. Working five days a week beside a cat that hates me and an overworked kettle can become a struggle. I always wish I had people nearby who I could brainstorm and vent with.
Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule, Eden. I really appreciate it. All the best!
Thank you for having me!
Hmm. Interesting. Maybe not the end to Reckless Beat after all. We'll have to see. A big thank you to Eden for answering my questions.
Check out book 2 in The Vault of Sin series, Union of Sin, below. That cover!!!
He’ll do anything to protect her. Even if it means letting her go.Tate Jackson made a big mistake. No, a monumental one. He picked the wrong place to introduce his wife, Cassie, to the alluring lifestyle they’d fantasized about.Instinct told him to get her out of the poor excuse for a sex club—but he didn’t. And she was assaulted because of his carelessness. He’ll do anything to protect her from another traumatic experience, even if it means making the agonizing choice to convince his wife he no longer loves her. Cassie’s not buying it. In fact, Tate is the last person she blames for that horrific night.She’s willing to give him the space he thinks he needs to get his head straight, but when divorce papers arrive, she realizes she’s out of time. She has twenty-eight days to figure out why Tate is ruining a perfect marriage. Twenty-eight days to figure out what he’s hiding. But when she learns the truth, she has to decide if her heart can take the strain of piecing their love back together.
Warning: Dirty tactics, dirtier sex, ropes, masks, guilty consciences, and love stretched so far, no one escapes unchanged. Not even you, dear reader.
Eden is giving away 2 eBook copies of book 1 in The Vault Series, A Shot of Sin.
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Eden Summers is a true blue Aussie, living in regional New South Wales with her two energetic young boys and a quick witted husband.
In late 2010, Eden’s romance obsession could no longer be sated by reading alone, so she decided to give voice to the sexy men and sassy women in her mind.
Eden can’t resist alpha dominance, dark features and sarcasm in her fictional heroes and loves a strong heroine who knows when to bite her tongue but also serves retribution with a feminine smile on her face.
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