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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Q: Do you read unpublished works by other authors?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 September 20, 2015 at 10:18pm

Wendy - Thanks for your comment!  I know Gena appreciates you

Comment by Wendy on September 16, 2015 at 8:10pm

Hi Marie, not a question just a comment.

I want to let Gena know I love all the different genres she has given us fans over the years!

I wish her the best in ALL her books/series.

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on September 10, 2015 at 10:44pm

Jaime - There will be another LOTU book in 2016, The Darkest Torment will be Baden's story and it is possible there will be another from this series in 2016.  William will get a story, but his doesn't have an official date yet.

Krista - Yes, Cameo and Lazurus will get a story but no official date yet.  We will find out about Baden's leading lady in May of 2016 - The Darkest Torment

Comment by Krista Clemons on September 4, 2015 at 10:09am

Hi, I am a fan of the lords series, and my question is about cameo and lazurus. Will they get their story eventually? Also, will we find out who Baden's leading lady is?

Comment by Jaime Forseth on August 31, 2015 at 1:30pm

Hi i love your lords of the Underworld series!!!!! I have a question for you regarding the characters William and Gilly will there book be coming out soon? I love how they enact with each other. You are a amazing writer and hope to continue to read more of your books soon.

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on August 24, 2015 at 11:50am

Tatiana - I don't believe there will be any other books for the Atlantis series

Comment by Tatiana M Nelson on August 24, 2015 at 11:11am
Will Shivawn from the Nymph King have his own book? I felt sorry for him when Jochiam was chosen over him.
Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on August 22, 2015 at 11:36am

Neuza - UK should have been fine, it would have come from the publisher by email.  Send me an email at with your pre order info and I will get your information to the publisher

Lisa - yes, it is

Comment by Lisa Marie Vinas on August 13, 2015 at 7:47pm
Is the pre-order number the same as the order number?
Comment by Neuza Afonso on August 13, 2015 at 11:34am
Hi Marie,

Yes i did enter my pre order information. I wonder if is because i am in the UK? Still i will order my pre order details to the email you provided

Thank you
Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on August 13, 2015 at 11:15am

Helga / Lisa / and Nueza, did you enter your pre-order information into the rafflecopter link Gena provided?  either way, now you will need to email me at with your pre-order information

Comment by Michelle Bugeja on August 13, 2015 at 10:25am

I have just read the novella, Ever Night, and I would like to know if there will be more stories in this world because it was very interesting and there seemed to be more to explore. 

I was going to ask this on Goodreads but it says the author isn't taking any questions. Hopefully this is the correct place to ask!

Comment by Neuza Afonso on August 12, 2015 at 4:41pm
Hi! I have received my pre-ordered copie of the hotter you burn but up until now i haven't received the my darkest day. Do i need to do something else to receive this?
Thank you ;)
Comment by Lisa Marie Vinas on August 8, 2015 at 9:01pm
Hi, I pre-ordered the hotter you burn and just realized I never got the link for the darkest day. Help please.
Comment by Caroline on August 5, 2015 at 5:49pm

There's still nothing new on the app? 

Comment by helga rogers on August 4, 2015 at 1:37pm

hi marie, i preordered the hotter you burn from amazon and i still haven't received a copy of the darkest day in my email. can you please let me know around what day it will be in there. thank you

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on August 4, 2015 at 9:31am

Monica - Did you enter your pre-order information into the rafflecopter link that Gena provided?  Send me an email at with your pre-order number and email

Comment by Monica on August 2, 2015 at 12:50pm

I preordered The Hotter You Burn from Amazon on July 16th but I didn't receive a digital copy of The Darkest Day. 

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on August 1, 2015 at 1:26pm

Alison - You do not have to for the storyline, but if you liked the LOTU books you have read you would probably enjoy Darkest Prison and Darkest Angel

Comment by Alison Lee on July 29, 2015 at 3:29pm
I meant to put the darkest whisper in place of one of the pleasure

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Thank you so much!


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