Thursday, July 9, 2015

After Happily Ever After

By Landra Graf

Since the release of my first 1NS, What You Need, my main heroine Victoria has become a bit larger than I ever planned. By larger, I mean she has a spot on my blog interviewing other heroes and heroines in her uncouth and naughty way. She’s recognizable by multiple readers and I’ve often heard from a few folks whenever they decide to channel their ‘inner Victoria’ or how ‘Victoria would be proud’.
That being said, I somehow feel obligated to produce something more for this character and her hero. But I as an author I find it challenging to revisit my characters sometimes. After much soul-searching I decided I didn’t want another story playing out Victoria and Royce’s life in more detail. Instead I settled for letting her and her continuing future with Royce drop in person or through conversation in some new 1NS stories I’m writing.
Allowing this little tidbit of information to pop up through different stories is one way to carry the happily ever after beyond the initial story. To give the characters new life and prove that their love lasted long after their one night, courtesy of Madame Eve. Writing their continuation did turn into a cathartic action, as I discovered I wasn’t quite done with Victoria and Royce as I thought I was.
My question—to readers: do you enjoy hearing about previous characters from other stories and if so do you like brief encounters or more detailed? For writers: is it easy or hard to sprinkle characters from previous books into new stories?

About the Author:
Landra Graf has been crafting stories since the tender age of too-young-to-watch-rated-R. When she finally got old enough for adult material, she believed adult meant anything besides the smexy. Then she discovered erotic romance. Since then it’s been a journey down a rabbit hole. Landra writes BDSM erotic romance and historical erotic romance, among other less smexy offerings. You can find Landra at: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or on her Website.

What You Need Blurb:
   Royce is looking for a woman who won’t cringe at the words “sexual submissive,” and a chance for all his fantasies to come true. The 1Night Stand he signed up for was supposed to be simple with no attachments, but when his match is his ex-best friend, simple goes out the window. He can’t stop seeking the answers to why Victoria left or deny his new-found attraction to her.
   Victoria has loved Royce forever, but his rejection of her affections eight years ago caused her to walk away from everything. She’s not the same girl from college, and no longer naive and willing to run too just anyone. A sexual dominant born from her mistakes, she wants a chance to start a relationship based on her terms. She’ll settle for one night, but she’s planning on forever.

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