Monday, May 30, 2016

The Joys Of Writing A Series…

Congratulations to "Linda V.", the winner in Toni's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

So book #6 of my award-winning, bestselling Cold Justice Series, COLD HEARTED, releases tomorrow. Some readers might be intimidated at the thought of jumping into a series at book #6, but all my books feature different heroes & heroines, and each story stands-alone. 

What is the hardest thing about writing a series?

For me, it’s keeping the character’s voice true, and remembering the minute details that I add for color, that then become an integral element of a character’s backstory. And many of my books overlap slightly in timeline, which means I also have to keep track of what each character is doing when, including things as simple as a phone call to each other at a certain point in the storyline. 

What’s the best thing about writing a series? 

Keeping in touch with characters I’ve fallen in love with and exploring more of their lives. Also, developing more depth to characters who have minor roles in earlier books. I love finding out what makes a walk-on character tick. 

Darsh Singh is the hero of COLD HEARTED and he’s been mentioned in passing several times in previous books. In A COLD DARK PLACE (which is currently free BTW), he’s in the team meeting. In COLD FEAR, his boss is thinking about piling more work on his desk. But we’ve never actually met this former Marine Scout/Sniper before, and digging into his psyche was a real treat.  

What are people saying about COLD HEARTED?

Here is a genius who gets each book down to pat every single time! Compels readers to keep the pages turning deep into the night, when we all should know better.” Maldivian Book Reviewer’s Realm of Romance.

Hunting For A Killer...

Detective Erin Donovan expects life to quiet down after the arrest and conviction of a serial rapist who terrified her university town last summer. Then two young women are brutally slain and the murders bear all the hallmarks of the campus rapist. Did Erin arrest an innocent man? Now her job is at stake and tensions are high and just when it looks like things can’t get worse, her department gets the help it needs to solve the double homicide—in the form of a man Erin has never been able to forget.

Who Doesn't Play By The Rules.

FBI Agent Darsh Singh has no interest in reliving the past. Three years ago, his feelings for Erin Donovan had him breaking all his rules about getting involved. Now his only interest in the former NYPD detective is figuring out if she screwed up a rape investigation and helped send an innocent man to prison. But being forced to work together rekindles their old attraction, and as Darsh and Erin fall for each other, the campus predator fixates on Erin. The race is on to identify the ruthless killer before he makes Erin his final victim.

Out Tomorrow!
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I will be giving away one digital or audio copy of the Cold Justice Series Box Set: Volume I: Books 1-3 to one random commenter.

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST May 31st. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.


  1. This is a great series! (I'm not entering as I already own these.)

  2. This is one of my most favorite series! Toni is an auto buy for me. And, I'm manic about reading in order but each of these stories stands alone very well. Characters from previous stories appear but their descriptions are sufficient and the new couple owns the new story. Highly recommend this series whether you win the books or not.

    (I'm not entering as I already own every book.)

  3. I haven't read this series yet but it sounds amazing.

    linda dot henderson70 at yahoo dot com

  4. looks interesting

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  5. Sounds like a series I'd like! Thanks for the chance.

  6. Sounds like a series I'd like! Thanks for the chance.

  7. Ooo. Love to win this. I love series books. Thanks for the chance to win. Trishleroy49 at gmail dot com

  8. Ooo. Love to win this. I love series books. Thanks for the chance to win. Trishleroy49 at gmail dot com

  9. Thank you so much for sharing! Love box sets!

  10. This book is already on my wishlist. I saw a great review on YouTube and I knew I had to buy it.

  11. I love series where the books can be read as stand alones.


  12. I haven't read this series yet but it sounds amazing.

  13. Big fan, as you know :) Congrats on the upcoming release, can't wait!

  14. A new author to me. I bought these when they were on sale, but I would love an audio copy. I use to read romantic suspense all the time and somewhere along the line I quit. Looking forward to indulging in one of my first loves.

    1. I hope you enjoy too. Eric Dove who reads the audio is fantastic!

  15. It sounds like you had a lot of fun writing this series.
    And, series are fun to read.

    janet_kerr at

  16. I love series where the books are connected but each one can stand alone. It's so nice to get to revisit favouritest and see what they've been up to!
    Goldgirl149 at hotmail dot com

    1. It's my fav type, too, Laura. I hope you enjoy :)

  17. I've read each book in the series and am looking forward to reading many more. Keep 'em coming��

  18. I love to read and this book of yours sounds amazing and just the book I would enjoy from beginning to end. Please do not stop writing! I would love to win the e-book... Linda (

    1. Thanks, Linda--I think you just answered the question I sent you :)

  19. I absolutely love this series and couldn't put this book down. I was shocked at the ending some what but I could see how it played out. I'm a huge fan and this book is the best I think out of them all. Wow you won't be disappointed. What an amazing read!