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Q and A

    ~If your question isn't answered in this Q and A, please feel free to post below~

                                  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 to them, or to Marie.  Deidre's website (where her contact info can be found) is:

Q: Do you read unpublished works by other authors?

A: I don't, no. Please know that any work submitted to me or to Marie is automatically deleted without being read. I’m truly sorry for this, but it’s for your protection as much as mine.

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, and that added up. 


                                        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. I'll post about the hero/heroine of the next book as soon as it's made official.

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 -- yes!  Next book will most likely release in 2016.  

And for those wondering, there will be at least one Lords of the Underworld book in 2016.  Could be two, I'm just not sure yet. 

Alien Huntress and Otherworld Assassin -- I wrote both series for a publisher I'm no longer writing for (but I still love them).  So, to publish books for these series, I will 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 already owe to the publisher I'm with.

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.  

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.

                                   Most asked industry related questions:

Q: When is your next tour?

A: Check the events page.  

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 seems to be no inspiration.  

On a writing process note, don't be afraid to write the bones first.  Every word doesn't have to be perfect in the beginning, so it might help if you write like no one else will ever read it.  Get the bones and then you can go back and add the muscle.    

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 Marie (Gena's Assistant) on Tuesday

Karen - I believe that Wicked Nights (the first in Angels of the Dark) came right after the Darkest Seduction

Kat - I am as anxious as you for this announcement, I believe Gena said she couldn't say anything "until things become official" I can't say for sure when that might be

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on Tuesday

Hi Chelsea, are you looking for another young adult series?  

Alicia - yes, I believe it will be 2016, sorry

Taylor - I have not yet been told whose story will be next, we will find out together :)

Angy - the publisher chooses the models for the cover, I don't know if there are any "Lords of the Underworld" size models out there but that would be cool

Leslie - I can't answer that until Gena sits to write the next book, but I hope so

Comment by Kat Sharkey on Tuesday
So Gena said that she would be giving us some answers in January pertaining to TWRC❤ I know a lot of us want more Alice and Cole etc etc (Frosty) and Gena can't say anything until she's sure.. But can either of you guys give a hint as to when you might know any info either way? ☺ thanks, you guys are the best!
Comment by Karen Craven on Tuesday
Did the Angels of the Dark books start after The Darkest Seduction
Comment by Leslie Kelly on Tuesday

As much as I love Torin's book and the kids are GROWN up. I need to know. Will there be an announce on the gender of Scarlet's baby?

Comment by Angy Morales on January 23, 2015 at 1:26pm

I love LOTU and the Angels' stories.  I wish they would make these two a series, that would be just awesome.  There is only I fault I find with these books and that is that your models look nothing like the characters.  I wish you would use models that are bigger in size (not fat) and make them up to look like the character you are writing about.  That would make it even more awesome. What do you think? You think you can do this?

Comment by Taylor Spurling on January 22, 2015 at 11:10am
I absolutely LOVE LOTU and the Angels, And the Alien Huntress series. I'm so sad they wont be coming out for another year! :( Honestly though, I'm most excited for Gilly and William, Cameo and Lazarus, and Galen and Legion. I can't Wait to hear their stories! Do you have any if any of them will be the next books of the series released?
Comment by Alicia Shackelford on January 16, 2015 at 2:34pm
I have to wait whole year nothing about them coming out in 2015
Comment by chelsea schaible on January 16, 2015 at 2:12pm

Seeing as i'm obsessed withThe White Rabbit Chronicles.. What is another series by Gena that maybe would interest me? That's tough but if anyone could help me out, i'd. Greatly appreciate it!

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on January 10, 2015 at 3:13pm

Alicia 2016 books are not listed yet, but it will be a year for Lords and Angels :)

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on January 10, 2015 at 2:29pm

sophia - Those are questions I can't answer ~ I can't answer because Gena won't answer, not yet

nikkiejay - this Q&A is all I know about Angels of the Dark Q: Will you be writing more for the Angels of the Dark?  A: Angels of the Dark, Alien Huntress, and Otherworld Assassin…I would like to, yes. I'll post as soon as details become official. 

Comment by Alicia Shackelford on January 10, 2015 at 10:34am
I am dissapointed to see for the next two years of coming soon there are no lords of the underworld or angles of the dark or other world assissans coming out what is up with that.
Comment by nikkiejay on January 10, 2015 at 9:59am

OMG i loved tor-tor's book. It is one of my fave lotuw books. i like her angels of dark series as well and i was wandering when the next one will be coming out

Comment by chelsea schaible on January 8, 2015 at 1:45pm

Marie- Oops I'm sorry!! Yes I have seen it and also commented on it because I am one of the most impatient people..EVER! LOL! I have started the books over for probably the 5th time! And yes to make the TV series, which I think would be a better route then a movie, they'd have to buy right but it should most certainly be looked into! 

Comment by Sophia Bond on January 8, 2015 at 4:42am

Hi! I'm super excited about secondary characters too! Will we get to find out what happens to Viola and her pink-haired fallen angel? How about Neeka the Unwanted? And Winter, Cameron, and Irish? And Leopold, Josephina's stepbrother? And of course, Galen and Legion???

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on January 7, 2015 at 11:55pm

Chelsea - Ok, so I had to delete your post because you left a huge spoiler for those who have not read the book, and we get complaints when that happens.  LOL - I can understand how you feel.  Have you seen Gena's post here about WRC ?  As far as a movie goes or tv series, someone in the movie making business would have to buy the rights~ I hope that happens because I would love to see it on the big screen.  

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on January 5, 2015 at 5:35pm

Jean - this is a Q&A from Gena about the Alien Huntress series....

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: Angels of the Dark, Alien Huntress, and Otherworld Assassin…I would like to, yes. I'll post as soon as details become official. 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. 

So as of now, I can't say whether or not Dallas will get a story or when a next book will be coming.  Only that I know this is something Gena would like to do.  

Comment by jean henrichs on January 1, 2015 at 7:18pm

Is Dallas going to have his own story?    When is next book, after Dark taste of rapture, coming out?

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on December 24, 2014 at 9:21am

Vanessa - it is part of the plan for Cameo to have a book, but no date or title as of yet

Annita - I think it is likely we would see more, but I won't know until the books are written

Comment by Annita Reuben on December 21, 2014 at 2:36pm
Will we get to know about the connection between William and Axel in either the Lords or Angels books? I'm so curious!

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