Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Interview and Giveaway with Brandy L Rivers

1. How long have you been writing? 
I have been writing since I learned. It probably didn't help that I won the Young Author's contest in first grade, or some poetry contests in high school. I didn't get serious about it until I had my third child. Then I just started writing and actually finishing a whole story.

2. What has been the hardest character you ever had to write? 
Jess, definitely Jess. More so for this next book than In Too Deep. I think it's because the focus is on her and Slater. It's a pain to figure out the balance between too much vision and not enough.

3. Do you have internal conversations with your characters? Is there one's voice that is a constant?No, I just eavesdrop on them. I know I should probably have started with Jess' story, but Fallon was just the one who demanded my attention first. Then again, if you've read it, that should make total sense.

4. What was the hardest part to write in, In Too Deep? 
Without giving too much away, probably when Robert and Fallon tell Brody what happened in the past.

5. We know you listen to music as you write, you have an awesome Playlist for In Too Deep- Do you search out music first to give you inspiration for writing certain scenes? 
 No, my playlist is huge. I add to it randomly, and subtract, but all the songs on the list were played a lot during writing. I sort of picked the songs for the public playlist that fit the story the best or the ones I couldn't stop playing while writing.

6. Now that Fallon & Brody are together, will we hear more from them in the next few books? Will they both be in Jess & Slatter's book? (Pre- couple, maybe early Fallon relationships?) 
Fallon only shows up in the first couple chapters. You get to see Jess and Fallon's dynamic before Jess moves to Edenton. You see a lot of Brody, even find out how he becomes second in the first place.

7. Will Fallon ever want kids? 
Brody is a game changer for Fallon. He's perfect for her really, so yeah. Kids are definitely a possibility in the future

8. Will Jamie have her own book? Have we met her HEA yet? 
Yes, Jamie will have her own book. No you haven't met her HEA. I can’t wait to write that one out but that is all I can say on that. I’m not positive where her book falls, definitely not until 4 or 5. I just don’t know if her story comes before or after Robert’s

9. How does Fallon work her magic in to the tattoos? Through a spell with the ink?
She works the spells as she tattoos the individual. It’s not a spoken spell. I guess the best way to describe it as her energy channeled into the design.

10. How many books do you have planned for this series and are you a planner or plotter?  
Right now? At least seven. I wrote Fallon and Brody’s story and it just sort of flowed. As I went deeper, I figured out Jess’ story. I have the next two half written but I was sort of bouncing between the two of them before starting Jess’ while editing In Too Deep. I know, way out of order, especially since I might have to slide a book in between the next two after Jess and Slater’s.

I’m not so much a planner as a pantser. I keep track of the ideas as the pop up, so I sort of started outlining those other stories. I know which couples are going to wind up together. I’m not totally positive on when on some of them

In chronological order it’s definitely New Beginnings which is Jess and Slater’s story. Then In Too Deep which is Fallon and Brody. Then Hayden and Amethyst’s story, though you haven’t seen too much of her yet, and you won’t until Shadows Past. After that, it just sort of depends on where my characters take me.

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My name is Brandy L Rivers. I’m a wife and mother of three with an overactive imagination. I’ve been obsessed with monsters and magic for pretty much ever.  So I decided to write the stories that keep me awake at night.
I started writing at a very young age. It probably didn’t help that I won the young author award in first grade, it might have started it all.
If you haven’t figured it out, I love to read. Those choose your own adventures were an early favorite. Then I moved on to Stephen King at 10. Hey, my grandmother who I love dearly got me started on horror movies at 5. Then by 12 I was reading Anne Rice. I read just about anything, but I love my monsters and magic.
Some of my favorite authors are Lauren Dane, JR Ward, Gena Showalter, Laurel K Hamilton, and so many more.

You can find me here Website,  GoodreadsAmazon KindleCreatespaceSmashwordsFacebook,  and Twitter 



  1. No tattoos fear of needles.

  2. I'm in need on a really good tat.. the ones i have nave been done twice and dont stay for some reason.. so i love tats.. but maybe not totally covering body

  3. I have 3 tattoos

    2 sign ---The past and >The future....had them age 35 after my husband died

    My third one is just 1 year old...The name of my first Grandchild( Emma-Mailin)
    Now i´m 43 and will have my 4th tattoo on August the 30 this year.

  4. I don't have any tattoos. I don't think they are right for me. I love going with my friends to watch them get their tattoos, though. I believe that some folks can wear tattoos and some folks cannot. They are permanent and one should never get one due to peer pressure or to follow a trend. My niece has several; she designs them herself and each has a precise placement and a very important meaning for her. This, to me, is how tattoos should be - a symbol of something relevant. I loved the post; thanks for the giveaway. michelle_willms@yahoo.com

  5. I have 7 tattoos total but I really only count 6 because one is a cover-up. I got my first one at 27 when I was going through a divorce. I want a mother-daughter tattoo next- my daughter and I just need to decide on the same thing lol

  6. I have one tattoo on my back, really want to get another one on my shoulder, have been thinking about a dragon

  7. I do not have any tattoos and don't want any. I'm too old! Thank you for the giveaway!!
    Bonnie Hilligoss/bonnie at bonnieanddave dot com