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    ~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.      

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.  Please do not send unsolicited material.  Deidre's website (where her contact info can be found) is: www.knightagency.net

Q: Do you read unpublished works by other authors?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 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: I'm sorry to say we no longer accept snail mail.   

                                   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? Atlantis?

A: I'll break it down series by series:

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.

(Side note.  For those wondering, there will be a Lords of the Underworld book in 2017. The Darkest Promise is Cameo's story.)

Alien Huntress and Otherworld Assassin -- Dallas's book will come out in 2016 (Blood Red Kiss/Dark Swan).  It will be part of a three author anthology (with Kresley Cole and Larissa Ione).  As for other books in the series, I will most likely write and self-publish them, something I (as yet) 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 anytime soon.  However, I won't discount one day self-publishing new stories to close out these series.  

And I'm happy to report The Nymph King is being reissued with additional scenes and older scenes updated/reworked.  

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: 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 Jennifer Thompson on June 22, 2017 at 10:42am
When does the paper book release of the dark promise comes out
Comment by Sophia Antoni - Burridge on June 15, 2017 at 7:45am

Hello, I was just wondering if the Darkest promise will be coming out in paperback?

Comment by Natasha French on June 15, 2017 at 5:49am

Just finished The Darkest Promise and it was amazing! Just wondered when we'll hear more about Hades and Taliyah and if they'll become more main characters. Also whether we will (and when) find out more about the other woman (not Gilly) that could end up with William?

Comment by Kathryn on June 14, 2017 at 11:37am
Just finished The Darkest Promise, and wanted to say how awesome it was. I also had a question. I know that it has been said that William might be getting his own story. But I noticed that Viola has become a more main character also in the last few books. Will she be getting her own story also?
Comment by Jennifer O'Neill on June 14, 2017 at 9:44am
Hello,
Just recived an email from Amazon that your latest Lords book is now being released on the 6th July and not 13th June, is this right?
Comment by Sanceline on June 14, 2017 at 3:43am

Hello

Could you tell me  when shall we have french traduction for the darkest promise ?

Comment by Tamieka Coleman on June 13, 2017 at 8:14pm

I'm a huge fan of the Lords of the Underworld series.  I'm currently reading the newest book "The Darkest Promise" which is great but I have a question about William's story.  Gena has commented previously that William and Gillian will get a story.  Is that still true or is she now moving in a different direction? 

Comment by Wendy West on May 31, 2017 at 9:39am
Ah thank you so much I haven't had the opportunity to read that one yet.
Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on May 31, 2017 at 8:07am

Wendy - Ignore what I said last time.  Gena had to step in and save me.  She gets her memory back in the ebook Kat in Zombieland.  

Comment by Wendy West on May 24, 2017 at 6:31am
Thank you. I was reading the book to my husband and he asked me. I had already read the book but couldn't honestly remember if it was stated.
Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on May 23, 2017 at 7:36pm

Wendy - It has been a while since I read that one, but I think because we see how Ali gets her memories back, we can come to our own conclusions about how Milla got her memories back.  Anyone else remember?  I will flip through the book again and see if I can jog my own memory on the matter :)

Comment by Wendy West on May 23, 2017 at 9:57am
I have a question about a mad zombie party. Milla had her memories covered by Ali but it never says how she remembered everything thing at least I couldn't find it, so my question is how did all of her memories get uncovered?
Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on May 17, 2017 at 8:00am

Sanceline - No, Gena is not done with the Lords of the Underworld series after Darkest Promise.  Let me see if I can find out when it will be released in France.  I do not have a date for William's story as of yet.

Comment by Sanceline on May 15, 2017 at 6:48am

Hello,

Are you done with the Lords of the Underworld series after the darkest promise ? when shall we have french traduction ? I am currently living in France and I look forward to reading your book !

What about William an Gilly's story ?

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

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Thank you so much!

Gena 

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