I'm so excited! Torn Apart , book six in the Rogues Shifter Series, should be on sale by the end of May. My cover designer, Tatiana, has finished the cover. Awesome, right? I'm polishing my end and can't wait to share Jackie and Garrett's continuing story with all of you who enjoy following it.
In Torn Apart, Jackie and Garrett's son Charlie is five years old and already showing signs of his coming powers. When I began to write this book, I made the decision to skip ahead, something I'd avoided so far in the series. (The first five books take place within five months of the beginning of Rebirth.) The main reason I skipped five years was because, having raised two kids of my own, I felt that a five year old is a more interesting age to explore, already showing signs of becoming an independent individual...more so than an infant or a toddler.
I want you, as readers, to get a feel for who this child is - particularly because I intend to write a spinoff series beginning when Charlie is seventeen...the same age as Jackie when I started to write the books. (Okay she was 16...but turned 17 two days later) Charlie's life won't be an easy one. An incredible prophesy has been delivered by Sinlae regarding his future and that he plays an instrumental part in the war, helping to save the fae and his shifter community.
Just think for a minute about how it would be for a young man to grow up under that pressure. Makes for an interesting spinoff in my humble opinion. I hope you think so too.
Of course the emphasis is mostly on Jackie in Torn Apart. She spends quite a lot of time in the Demon Realm where I'm exploring her ability to use both her demon and shifter magic together to come up with something unique. But then Jackie has always been unique, marching to her own drumbeat throughout the series.
You'll have a chance to really get to know Isaiah and some of the creatures who inhabit his world. I had a lot of fun writing dialogue between Isaiah and Jackie, since both of them are wise-asses. The only difference is that now they're on his turf where Isaiah's true colors emerge.
I intend to write book seven in the Rogues Shifter Series before I write the first book of Charlie's series. It's already plotted out, and I can tell you now that it's going to be a rough one for our girl.
Please let me know how you feel about this book or any of the other books in the series. I love to get your input. :0)
A theatre major in college, Gayle's spent many joyful hours working as a stage manager, production manager and costume designer for several different New York and California community theatre companies. Working with the Staten Island Children's Theatre has been her favorite occupation, as she's enjoyed watching the kids grow from little squirts in the chorus, to talented performers taking on leading roles.