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                                  Most asked non-writing related questions:

Q: How can I schedule an interview with you/get you to speak at my event?

A: Please contact the publisher (Harlequin) or my assistant Marie with your request, and they'll let you know if something can be worked out. Most often I'm not even sure what day it is--sometimes I even lose track of months--so I'm the worst person to ask about scheduling something like that.      

Q: How can I get a cover quote from you for my upcoming book?

A: I can't promise I'll have time to take a look, but feel free to have your editor or agent contact my agent, Deidre Knight.  Do not send unsolicited material.  Deidre's website (where her contact info can be found) is:

Q: Do you read unpublished works by other authors?

A: I don't, I'm sorry. Please know that any work submitted to me or to Marie is automatically deleted without being read. 

Q: Where can I get t-shirts, mugs and other things that represent your books?

A: We now have an online store!  Go here.  We add new items all the time, and we do take requests.  If what you want isn't there, just leave us a message below and let us know.

Q: How can I get a bookmark or signed bookplate from you?

A: Send a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope) to PO Box 890811, Oklahoma City, OK 73189.

 Without SASE, we cannot send you the desired items. And please note that we no longer accept books sent in to be signed. Too many people mailed the books without return postage. 


                                   Most asked writing/reading related questions:

Q: I've never read your books. Where do you recommend I start?

A: I write in a variety of sub genres, so it depends on your particular tastes. Feel free to post on the bottom of this page with your interests and we'll be sure to send you suggestions.

Q: Are you done with the Lords of the Underworld series?

A:  Nope, not even close. Every Lord (and Lady :) will receive a story.

Q: Will you be writing more for the Angels of the Dark? Alien Huntress? Otherworld Assassins?
 Tales of an Extraordinary Girl? Atlantis? Imperia? Intertwined?

A: Time for an update :)  

Angels of the Dark -- These characters will be absorbed into the Lords of the Underworld world.  Xerxes and Bjorn show up in Baden's book, The Darkest Torment. Axel and the others will be making appearances in the upcoming books and threads for their stories will appear.  They will receive their own books when the time comes.

For those wondering, there will be a Lords of the Underworld book in 2016.  The Darkest Torment mentioned above.  This is Baden's story.

Alien Huntress and Otherworld Assassin -- Dallas's book will come out in 2016 (no title as of yet).  It will be part of a three author anthology.  As for other books in the series, I will most likely have to write and self-publish them, something I know nothing about.  I'm totally willing to learn -- and want to -- I just have to find time between books I owe to my publisher.

Tales of an Extraordinary Girl, Atlantis, Imperia and Intertwined...I'm sorry, guys, but it's not likely and I sincerely apologize to fans of the series. 

Q: Why are the first two Alien Huntress books written in 1st person and the rest in 3rd?

A: With the 3rd, Savor Me Slowly, I wanted to take the entire series in a new direction, and focus more heavily on romance.  Third person narrative allowed me to do this.

Q: What is the reading order for your books?

A: I tried to make each a standalone, but I understand the need to read in order. You can find the list here

Q: Why won't you answer specific questions about characters and plots?

A: A lot of people hate spoilers, so I try never to spill. Plus, I often change my mind about certain directions in the middle of a story, and I never want to tell you I'm planning something and then not do it--although I reserve the right to do so.

Q: Are there any plans to make your books into movies?

A: Having my books made into movies and/or TV shows is a dream of mine.  You can help by post-post-posting that you'd like this to happen.  On Facebook, Twitter, your blog, anywhere, everywhere.  Post about the actors you'd like to star in it.  Post about how cool you think it'd be. Use hashtags. In this industry, words can be like fires.  The more people are talking about it, the hotter the fire burns and the more Hollywood wants the project :)

Q: Where can I find graphic editions of your books?

A:  Many of my books are available in graphic format now, though they are only offered as e-books. Visit your favorite online retailer.

Q:  Will there be a fifth book in the White Rabbit Chronicles series?

A: Right now, there isn't a fifth book in the works.  I like where things ended. However, there is a free short story, Kat in Zombieland.  Make sure you check it out!

                                   Most asked industry related questions:

Q: When is your next tour?

A: Check the events page.  All tour stops are posted there when they are confirmed. 

Q: Who is your agent?

A: Deidre Knight of the Knight Agency.  I love her!

 Q: Can I post copies of your books online? Can I sell your ebooks online? What about reading torrents of your books from a "share" site?

A: No, no and no. All of the above constitutes book piracy, which is the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted work and considered theft. Rather than list the reasons and ramifications here (and there are many), I'll direct you to a wonderful article by the amazing Jeaniene Frost. Go here.

 Q: Can I write stories based on your characters?

A:  Nope.  That would be a violation of my copyright.  

Q: I'm a writer.  Got any advice for me?

A: I've learned a lot about this business over the years, and one of the most important is that writing is just that, a business.  Buckle down and write.  Some days you won't feel like it, but it's important to train yourself to meet deadlines.  And sometimes those deadlines demand you work when there is no inspiration.  

On a "writing process" note, don't be afraid to write the bare bones first.  In the beginning, don't worry about perfection.  Write like no one else will ever read your work.  Write what you love.  You can go back and fix.    

Q: Here at the site, you have a testimonial page.  Do you think your writing has changed in the past couple of years because of what you went through, and how your faith has grown?

A: Yes, I think so.  And I understand why.  The Gena that crawled into that sickbed isn't the one that jumped out healthy.  I'm a new person, and I'm learning my way.  I'm learning what works for me, and what doesn't, strengths and weaknesses, and I'm having fun along the way!


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Comment by Gena Showalter on Friday

Lamella -- yep, The Darkest Torment will be available in audio. Here's a link.

Comment by Gena Showalter on Friday

Kirsty MacDonald - thought I'd tackle this one. Yes, The Darkest Torment is being released in the UK. But it's only being released as an e-book on May 31st. It will be released as a paperback at the end of November. But, if you'd rather have the hardback on May 31st (rather than the ebook or wait for the paperback) you can order from Book Depository with free worldwide shipping.  I've put the links below:

Book Depository


Comment by kirsty macdonald on May 18, 2016 at 7:45am


Please Please Please tell me the darkest torment is going to be released in the UK. I'm getting panicky thinking i'm going to have to wait lol.

Ta x

Comment by Lameeka on May 4, 2016 at 11:40am
Hey Marie will Darkest Torment be available on Audio?
Comment by Catherine on May 3, 2016 at 10:06pm
Thanks Marie :) stoked!!! love these books and Genas others :)
Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on May 3, 2016 at 9:42pm

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Gabrielle - i'm not sure, it's possible it could be given away as a pre-order prize

Katrina - There is not a plan for something like that, but I would say that anything is possible

Catherine - Gena has told me that more will be explained about this in the Darkest Torment

Sheila - I don't have any info on new releases, I'll have to check into that

Comment by Nicole Richardson on May 3, 2016 at 3:54am
Oh Sorry Lameeka, Cronus was killed but went to LOTU heaven haha as such (can't remember what the place is called ha) with his Wifey, I forget how they were freed, but it does say it in the book, as they are Gods or something.

My comment on your other post says how can Galen be fighting in book 9, but imprisoned in book 11, I'm unsure as to why you think this isn't possible, so thought you had mixed the books up, oops. :0)
Comment by sheila cox on May 1, 2016 at 1:28pm
Please tell me that you are going to continue the royal house of shadows..if you have where can I find them..
Comment by Lameeka on April 30, 2016 at 7:52pm
Hi Nicole, I don't understand your comment. I was asking how Galen could be imprisoned by Cronus in Torin's book(book 11?) when Cronus was killed in the darkest seduction (book 9?) . But Gena's assistant answered my question. It will be explained in Darkest Torment.
Comment by Nicole Richardson on April 29, 2016 at 5:14pm
Hi Leema, the Darkest Seduction is book 9, before the Darkest Touch book 11 where your stating Galen was imprisoned.
Comment by Katrina Lawrence on April 29, 2016 at 12:27pm

Would you consider writing the full first book of The White Rabbit Chronicles in Kat or Cole's POV? It would be awesome to see it from their perspectives!

Comment by Gabrielle Morgan Shoaf on April 25, 2016 at 2:24pm
When will Gena be giving away The Darkest Torment poster?
Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on April 5, 2016 at 10:39am

Lameeka - I believe this will be explained more in the next book The Darkest Torment

Comment by Lameeka on March 29, 2016 at 7:21am
Hey I need help, I hope this doesn't count a spoiler but, I'm wondering if I missed a short story or something in the LOTU Series. In the Darkest Touch Galen was prisoned by Cronus. But in The Darkest Seduction Galen was fighting Cronus a second before Sienna did her thing. How is that possible? Or is it explained in a different book?
Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on March 21, 2016 at 4:58pm

Maria - glad you figured it out.  With each book it can be different, one of the LOTU books didn't have a hardback made.  There were many requesting it.  This one will release hardback first.

Liz-Right now I don't have anything official on who will have a story in the Original Heartbreaker Series except that Daniel's story will be in Can't Hardly Breathe...

Comment by Liz on March 20, 2016 at 5:19am

I stumbled onto Gena's Heartbreaker Series while in a used book store.  I purchased the first two at the store and purchased the other two when they were available in the local stores.  After reading the first, The One You Want, I was hooked on Gena's style of writing.  After the heartbreaker series, I will start with her Underworld series.

Looking at the book list here it looks like Gena will be writing a couple more in this series and I am wondering if Daphne, Raze ex-girlfriend & mother of his daughter will get her story.  Her military boyfriend broke up with her apparently when she told him she was moving to Strawberry Valley so her daughter could be near her dad.  I hope so.  Also think Daniel Potter needs his story.


Comment by Maria on March 19, 2016 at 10:32pm
I figure it out. I had ordered darkest torment ( i knew that title was not right sorry) and i guess the hardback releases in may but not in paperback till September, something i didnt realizd Gena does. Sorry about that please disregard my previous post.
Comment by Maria on March 19, 2016 at 11:55am
I pre-ordered the next lotu book darkest day. And im a little confused it says its coming out in may when in kindle form but i ordered it in paperback and it shows bot till September? When is it really coming out?
Comment by Ashley Fruchey on March 19, 2016 at 11:20am
I know gena does not plan on writing a 4th book to the intertwined series. But is there anyway she can tell us what happen to the characters. I just want to know what happens. I need to know.
Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on March 19, 2016 at 11:04am

Charbel - The series popularity has definitely grown in the last couple of years, maybe someday, but until then I've been imagining all the possible ways the story could end

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