Keeping Claire

Keeping Claire cover Yay, it’s release day! I love release day, every single time.

I’m so excited that Keeping Claire is finally coming out. This is the first book that I shared so much of in excerpts, especially with Excerpt Monday, before it was even finished, plus talking about it on the blog, so it’s the first book that I really had people waiting for. It makes me kinda nervous, but in a good way. 😛

So, Claire. Claire was also the first book I wrote that kept turning on me, which I found confusing. I mean, aren’t these characters supposed to do what I want them to do? I started out thinking it was going to be a menage, and it took me a little while to figure out that just wasn’t happening. I still have some scenes that I really liked but couldn’t go anywhere because it turned out that Claire and Ryan aren’t the sharing type, no matter how much I wanted them to play with Jacob. Maybe I’ll put up some deleted scenes, one of these days, although I can’t help but think they’d be confusing and misleading to people who haven’t read the book. I don’t know, what do you guys think? Do you like outtakes?

Claire was such a strong voice in my head, I actually started writing the book in first person, with only her perspective. It took me a couple of chapters to stall out and realize that she was trying to keep me from Ryan, lol. Like I said, she’s not much for sharing. Once I gave Ryan his chance, he charmed me and found his place in the story.

I should mention that this book isn’t kinky. Erotic, yes. Kinky, no. Unlike Perfect Formation and Bound by Sunlight, I told my mother and my aunt that they could read Keeping Claire. So far, I’ve only let them read Alpha Turned. So, you know, that’s some added pressure, knowing that they’ll be reading it, but they love me, so even if they hate it, they’ll forget to tell me.

I hope those of you who’ve been waiting for this story love it as much as I do. And, of course, those of you who’ve never heard of it, too. 😀

I thought you might also like a quick update on what I’m working on. I think it’s been a while since I did that. In what really is mostly coincidence, though of course part of it is simple timing, I’m working on stories that are set in the same worlds as my first book, Perfect Formation, and my second, Alpha Turned. I didn’t exactly plan it that way, but there you go. And who knows, something else might jump up and steal me away, but that’s where I am right now. The first already has some cameos with Taryn, Richard and Caleb. Emma, the heroine in this story, works at Taryn’s coffee shop. It will be a contemporary, and will probably have a menage element, but will not be a relationship threesome, like Perfect Formation. Unless things take a dramatically unexpected turn, which is theoretically possible. The second story I’m working on is set in the werewolf world of Alpha Turned. The hero, Adam, was mentioned briefly in that book as the teacher who was attacked by the bad guys and escaped, before the heroine was turned. Adam will be visiting Hillary and Zach’s pack, and I’m looking forward to seeing how that works out.

And, I should really get back to work on those. So, adios, and happy reading!

6 comments to “Keeping Claire”

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    On November 3rd, 2010 at 9:57 am, Tina S. said...

    Congrats on the new release, I bought it but haven’t been able to download it yet because it has a message saying that it was unavailable for download at this time. Have an email into ELC and just waiting to hear back. Can’t wait to read it!

    Glad to hear that there will be another book to go with Alpha Turned (I have read it several times)!


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    On November 3rd, 2010 at 10:11 am, KB Alan said...

    Uh oh, that’s not good! Thanks for letting me know. I’ll contact customer service too, see if I can get an update on the issue. I can’t wait for you to read it, lol.

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    On November 3rd, 2010 at 7:31 pm, KB Alan said...

    The link should be fixed in the morning 🙂

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    On November 9th, 2010 at 11:00 am, berryblu said...

    Yay! It’s wonderful and I did NOT want it to end. 😀 Can’t wait for the next one.

    Is it going to be Myra and Adam, or the PF friends? 😉

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    On November 10th, 2010 at 7:42 pm, ElizabethN said...

    Enjoyed Keeping Claire tremendously. Fortunately (or not) EC keep me from staying up all night reading it as the link was broken until the next day.

    Glad to read that more stories are coming.

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    On November 10th, 2010 at 7:54 pm, KB Alan said...

    Yay, I’m glad you guys liked it! Berryblu, I’m not sure yet. I’m working on both, I like to flip/flop. Elizabeth, I’m glad EC accidentally saved you from an all-nighter, but love that it would have been one 😀