My Primani Series is still in its infancy with only five books. The first three are tied together in The Lost Soul Trilogy. Mica’s story arc spreads across the three books so each is completely unique. No repetitive plot lines or cookie cutter characters! The next books, Broken Souls and Darkness Calling, are standalone titles featuring core characters from the trilogy. My characters drive their stories. Let me give you an example. After Stone Angels, I started to write Sean’s backstory. Apparently Declan objected since he started haunting my dreams and yapping in my ear every time I sat down to type out Sean’s life. After a couple of weeks, I gave up on Sean and wrote Broken Souls for Dec and Rori. He stopped nagging at me once I gave in.
When I was done with Broken Souls, I tried to write a Christmas novella because everyone does that, right? I got a few chapters into it when Aisling started to whine at me. Why wasn’t I writing her story? How could I let everyone hate her? She had reasons for being so horrid to Sean. It wasn’t fair to let the world think she was nothing but a cold-hearted bitch. So... her desperate plea turned into my favorite, darkest story yet. Doesn’t everyone have a demon ex who lingers in your mind, and on your lips, long after that last hot night together?
I have several more books planned. I believe the series will stay exciting because I let the characters have their way with me, and they have unique and powerful voices. Since my Primani world is built around psychics, angels, and demons, there is no shortage of really fascinating plot lines to draw out for readers who love an edgy, supernatural tale.
My secret for keeping things fresh? I write from my heart. I write what needs to be written without worrying about meeting genre expectations or fitting into some marketing niche. The characters demand. I obey. It’s as simple as that.