Writing in a Kindle World is never easy. It’s made even more complicated when the book is a crossover between two author series. In the case of Rescuing Melina, characters from my Guardian Elite series were combined with characters from Susan Stoker’s Delta Force Heroes series to rescue a character introduced in my Black Swan series.
Are you lost or confused yet?
Fortunately, I have enjoyed reading Susan Stoker’s books for the past few years and was familiar with her characters. I was so excited when Susan allowed me to deeply incorporate one of her future heroines in my story. If you have read any of Susan Stoker’s Delta Force Heroes, you should be familiar with Mary and Truck. These two lower-level characters have appeared in most of her books in that series, although they will not receive their own book for quite a while.
I wanted to bring all my readers up to date with the Ladies of Black Swan, as well as several men who work for Guardian Security, so I included those characters in at least one scene.
Did I mention this all had to be done in a novella which means 80 to 160 pages?
Because I prefer to write romantic suspense, that means there is an extensive action plot line, as well as romantic plot line, that has to be interwoven to reach a happily ever after by the end of the book.
I hope you’re getting the picture that writing a novella is complicated.
As you may know, I do a great amount of research with each and every book. At one point, I looked up pictures of Fort Hood buildings just so I could accurately describe them. In the process, I discovered the hospital is almost brand-new. I was able to include that fact in the book. I spent nearly an hour searching online for small airports in and around Killeen, Texas. It was quite an education. It seems most of the ranches in the area have their own airstrip, not something this author born in upstate New York would never have considered. Just so I could accurately describe it, I looked up the symbol for the United States Special Operations Command.
I do all of this just to bring my readers the best story possible.
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