Q&A with Kallypso Masters
1. How difficult and/or relieving was if for you to revisit Marc and Angelina so they could get their happily ever after?
Marc has confounded me since they day he showed up in Nobody’s Angel. I actually wrote Nobody’s Angel two-and-a-half years before it was published. I got to know him better in Masters at Arms, and then returned to Angel to do major revisions to his book before it published in September 2011. But I still knew there was a huge chunk of intel missing on him.
I don’t do character sketches, so I only know what characters reveal to me, and he is a very closed-off man. So it’s a great relief to finally know what his issues are and to be able to help him find healing and peace at last!
2. When you write a story, do you write in order (story flow) or do you write in pieces and tie them together? I was curious as you blog from time to time about the characters speaking to you, so it made me think that sometimes you write ahead and come back to a story.
I write wherever the characters are revealing story to me—basically all over the place. They don’t tell me their stories in chronological order.
For Somebody’s Angel, I wanted to pick up the story at New Year’s weekend and I had already written many scenes for them before pulling their scenes out of Nobody’s Perfect. But it soon became clear to me that some of what I had tried to force to happen that weekend (to avoid bouncing back and forth after I discovered where Marc’s issues originated) that the breakdown in the relationship really occurred over time. I couldn’t show that as a subplot. Luckily I realized that before I published Nobody’s Perfect and tried to hint at some turning points for the couple in that book, such as how both of them looked a little haggard at Damian’s birthday. In Somebody’s Angel, readers will see what was happening with them around that time that left them looking haggard.
Sometimes I do actually write the ending last, too, as with Perfect. I spent three nerve-wracking months (beyond when the book was supposed to be released!) waiting for the “perfect” ending to come to me. I’m happy to report that the ending in Somebody’s Angel came to me much more easily and it, as well as the Epilogue, are in place.
When Marc d’Alessio first rescued the curvaceous and spirited Italian Angelina Giardano at the Masters at Arms Club, he never expected her to turn his safe controlled life upside down and pull at his long-broken heartstrings. Months later the intense fire of their attraction still rages but something holds him back from committing to her completely. Worse, secrets and memories from his past join forces to further complicate his relationships with family, friends, and his beautiful Angel.
Angelina cannot give all of herself to someone who hides himself from her. She loves Marc, the BDSM world he brought her into, and the way their bodies respond to one another but she needs more. Though she destroyed the wolf mask he once wore, only he can remove the mask he dons daily to hide his emotions. In a desperate attempt to break through his defenses and reclaim her connection to the man she loves, she attempts a full frontal assault that sends him into a fast retreat, leaving her nobody’s angel once again.
Marc finds that running to the mountains no longer gives him solace but instead leaves him empty and alone. Angelina is the one woman worth the risk of opening his heart. Will he risk everything to become the man she deserves and the man he wants to be?
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Free and Almost Free Books Available in the Rescue Me Series
For those new to this series who want a free glimpse into the Rescue Me world, you can get started with the FREE introduction, Masters at Arms. This book introduces six characters who will go on to have happily ever after Romances shared about them. (Adam & Karla, Damián & Savannah, Marc, and in a small part here but with more to come later, Grant.)
But because I won’t want you to stop there, I’ve combined the first two books into one volume to make it easier. You get the first TWO books in the series—Masters at Arms & Nobody’s Angel—for only 99 cents! (Saves $3 off the previously published single, Nobody’s Angel. Nobody’s Angel introduces you to Angelina and shows her exploration into the world of BDSM. But Marc remained so closed off still in this book, I needed to give him time. He’ll reveal himself in the new release Somebody’s Angel, due out by Christmas.
You’ll find buy links to all of my books currently for sale at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance eBooks, Kobo, Apple, Smashwords, and CreateSpace (print versions), at my Ahh, Kallypso…the stories you tell blog page (http://kallypsomasters.blogspot.com/p/books-by-kallypso-masters.htm).
(Coming soon to Apple and Libiro)
Kally Loves Having Readers Join Her on this Journey
As those who follow me on Facebook know, I involve readers in the process of writing and story telling, as well. I’ll pose questions to them or post updates as to my progress, thought processes, oh and, yes, the occasional tease. I have a timeline profile (you must send a message along with a friend request to claim one of the remaining 275 spots before Facebook cuts me off!), an author page (https://www.facebook.com/KallypsoMastersAuthorPage) you can follow, and even a series discussion group with 2700+ members there solely there to discuss this series. (To join the discussion group, send a friend request to Karla Montague (https://www.facebook.com/karla.montague.1) Karla will add you to the group. Don’t be upset when she de-friends you after that. She’s strictly there to provide a portal to the group, which is where all the discussion takes place.)
I love meeting readers face to face, too (perhaps too much!). So if you are near any of my appearances (see my Web site http://kallypsomasters.com for a list), stop by and say hello! You don’t have to buy a book—I’m happy to sign swag or e-reader covers or just give hugs and have photos taken!
To contact or interact with Kally,
E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to her at
PO Box 206122
Louisville, KY 40250
Giveaway Time! Free eBook & Swag in the Rescue Me Series!
I’m giving away a $5 Gift Card at each stop. Be sure to leave your email in your comment. I am also giving away a grand prize of a $500 Gift Card, be sure to fill out the rafflecopter to enter for that one.
As with all of my giveaways, this is open internationally. And we’ll also send through the mail some cool swag items, including this red Ka-thunk!™ pen, hand fan, a Masters Brat button, and other cool stuff! (I’m not mailing the swag out until my brand-new “Embrace your inner PRINCESS SLUT™” pens arrive, though. It’s a reference to a scene in Nobody’s Perfect.)
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