Something I love doing in my books is revisiting old friends.
I’ve written books with slight references to characters in former books. I’ve had characters get cameos in new books.
I’ve let children grow up and have their own stories, with former heroes and heroines as secondary characters.
And I did that again with my latest release
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This is a novella collection with my Petticoats & Pistols filly sister Karen Witemeyer, also Regina Jennings and Melissa Jagears.
We had so much fun with this book. Mine is called The Tangled Ties that Bind.
Karen’s is The Love Knot
Regina’s is Bound and Determined
Melissa’s is titled Tied and True.
The titles alone make me smile.
My books, beyond the fun title, is about two little children who grew up as cousins…six months apart in age…and when the boy Connor Kincaid, reaches the age of fifteen, he starts having feelings for his life long best friend Maggie Kincaid, that aren’t fitting for cousins. Connor knows he’s too young, and still too dependent on his father Seth Kincaid (Over the Edge) and his two uncles Rafe (Out of Control) and Ethan Kincaid (In Too Deep), to get married, so he goes to visit his uncle, his mother’s brother, in Texas, Luke Stone (Swept Away).
Connor stays away to give himself a chance to grow up and comes home to find…his sweet little cousin Maddie grew up, too. And she’s moved to Denver and is deep in her studies to become a doctor. She’s even accepted a job half a state away from where Connor plans to settle into ranching with his family.
I even start the book out with some of the Kincaid family being gone on a trip that includes visiting Uncle Heath Kincaid (No Way Up)
Well, it was just pure fun to revisit these old characters. But I’ll tell you, in this convoluted world of cousins who share not one single drop of blood, and children grown up. Generational leaps can sometimes be confusing.
I didn’t start this story out with Connor and Maggie sittin’ in a tree.
Oh, no! I started with Isaac, the brother of Ethan’s wife from In Too Deep. He had the briefest possible mention as a young boy left behind in In Too Deep, then he was a solid secondary character in the novella I did last year with Karen, Regina and Melissa….that one’s called With This Ring? And I loved Isaac and wanted him to have his own love story. Which he probably will someday!!! Just not this one!!!
So while Isaac and Maggie were up there talking………treed by an angry mama buffalo………LOL, I’m sorry, I am sincerely sitting here laughing as I type this……while they’re up there talking I realize that Isaac is Maggie’s UNCLE.
OH MY GOSH!!!!!!
So that had to go. And I cast my mind around for other ‘children now grown up’ couples and hallelujah, I found Connor Kincaid. So Maggie grew up without even knowing Isaac…but they’re blood kin–so yikes!!!….but she was raised as a cousin to Connor…but she came into the family with her mother Audra…Isaac’s big sister. Ethan took over as her dad…no real relation at all.
Anyway, things can get tricky when you’re writing, jumping across years and time, through series and states, sometimes books I wrote years ago.
Leave a comment about the time you wrote a book and almost had a young woman unknowingly marry her own uncle
Okay, forget that creepy question. LOL Leave a comment of ANY KIND to get your name in a drawing for a copy of Hearts Entwined–a book with absolutely no consanguinity issues whatsoever!!! And if Karen Witemeyer is going to talk about this book this month….I’d like to see her top THAT story.