Once upon a time, I wrote paranormal books. I thought that was what I would always write, and then I wrote The Posse, and from there on, my release schedule was heavily skewed toward con rom.
I’m not sorry about that decision, because I love my con rom stories and characters, but at times, I’ve missed my paranormal people. This is why every Halloween, I release a new Recipe for Death book. It keeps my hand in.
Shortly after I began writing contemporary romance, my two youngest kids (then 12 and 17) asked me to consider writing an apocalyptic story that they would feel comfortable reading (that means–don’t put any sex in it, Mom!). I laughed and said I didn’t have a story like that . . . but then I remembered the dream.
I don’t know when I had the dream, but it was at least four years ago. In it, I saw a group of people on the porch of a big house in San Francisco. They were gathered together on the eve of a huge battle against an evil force. I didn’t know anything more about it than there was an air of St. Crispin’s Day there–
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother;
There was a feeling that they knew it was possible that they would never be together like this again, a sort of desperate gaiety . . . but a solidarity, too. None of them regretted being there. And I also knew that one of the women was pregnant.
I never remember my dreams, but this one stuck with me. And I realized that it was part of a greater story, one I’d already begun writing.
Thus was born the Save Tomorrow books.
All of my paranormal books are set in the same world. While they stand alone, both within the world and within their series, the characters cross over, the story lines intersect and overlap, and from Fearless up through The Fox’s Wager, all of the books are leading, to some extent, to the big showdown coming up in The Age of Aquarius.
Below is the reading order for these books. We’re doing a casual read-along in the Temptresses from now through April 7th so if you’d like to join along, be sure you’re a member.
Stardust on the Sea
The Shadow Bells
Death A La Mode
Death Over Easy
Moonlight on the Meadow (January 24th)
The Fox’s Wager (February 1st)
Age of Aquarius (April 7th)