1/11/13

Wendy Ely 2nd wk in Jan Special Chew the Fat!! Blog Post

                                                               Writing a Series…




I’m currently in the middle of books 3 and 4 of my Desert Secrets Series has recently been released. Books 1 and 2 have already been released.
When I started the first book (Confessions) in the series I had no idea that I would have four books planned out within a month of the contract for Confessions being offered. Actually, I never wanted to do a series at all, so how did this all come about?
I started writing Confessions with only one sentence of an idea. The characters in the book seemed to bloom rapidly and I became absorbed in every part of the story. I had recently moved to Arizona when I had started writing Confessions so everything was so new and wonderful. I had decided that Confessions needed to take place in a small town for it to ring true and then came the fictional town Wilson, Arizona. I had a blast researching the small desert towns around here and even more fun making up the shops in Wilson. I was hooked on the location from the start. I’v recently found an actual town that reminds me of what I picture Wilson being like, which excited me to no end.
Anyway, back to the series… While writing Confessions, Chelsea’s sister ended up being such a strong character that I had a hard time keeping her in the background while Chelsea was living out her story. As soon as I started editing Confessions, I knew Allison had to have her own book. Instead of doing only a sequel, I decided at that point that I wanted to base a series around Wilson, Arizona. Readers would have the chance to watch the lives unfold of the beloved characters around the town.
I knew that Allison’s story would be next and Miguel made a wonderful hero for her. His confidence provided an excellent balance to her self-doubt. I had a great time mixing Allison’s larger-than-life attitude with Miguel’s respectful personality. The combination made for some steamy scenes and awesome chemistry between the couple.
The next two books planned in the series is Lost and Found with the best friend, Lisa Palmer. The series wraps up with the Montgomery sister’s enemy, Bailey Roan.

Books in the series:

Confessions
Midnight Secrets
Lost and Found (watch for a future release date)
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Confession blurb:

Can Chelsea and Jordan find their child, and rediscover each other? When Chelsea Montgomery vanished eleven years ago, her hometown thought she’d been abducted. In truth, she'd given up the daughter she'd secretly had with Jordan Case.
Now he confronts her to help find the child. With a little girl's fate hanging in the balance, will the uneasy partnership -- stained by the past -- transform into something else?


Find Wendy here: Amazon author page: http://amzn.com/e/B008SA6TJK
Twitter: @wendyelyauthor Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wendy-Ely/159969607422152?ref=hl

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