Interesting tidbits! Thanks again for saving some of the transcript.Q: Will we get the back story about how the Book came to be in the Abbey, how it was guarded, how the seer's protected themselves from being corrupted by it, how it got out of the Abbey and where it has been for these past twenty-some years?
A: Oh, yes, and it's a whopper
Q: (paraphrased, didn't get to copy the question) Have you ever driven a Viper? If so, did it influence you writing FF?
A: Yes, I've driven a Viper and no, my experience was that my prior boyfriend was actually way MORE satisfying, LOL
Q: I've been a fan for at least a 4 years or so. I love Faefever. The series so far has been a wild ride. So, my question to you is a little personal one. Do you have siblings? In particular a sister. I have a sister who is 6 years older than me and we are very close. She is my only sibling. The relationship that you describe in the Fever series between Mac and Alina remind me of my sister and I. Even down to the nick names that she and I call each other and no one else does. The pages that were sent to Mac in Faefever got me really emotional. The thoughts that were going through Alina's mind were so genuine. I ask about the relationship, because not all sisters are close and you captured that fierce sisterly bond. Thank you for your time and I can't wait to hear from you during chat tomorrow!
A: Hi Latina Lass! Yes I have two sisters and we're very close and I don't
ever want to imagine life without them.
Q: Why are your Fever books shorter?
A: They actually aren't. All my Highlander books were roughly 95-100,000 words. Faefever came in at about 105,000. A lot of book packaging is deceptive. How much white space the publisher uses, thinner paper for cheaper shipping, ergo larger publisher profits. I don't know why people keep thinking they're shorter. They're not.
Q: Karen I have read your blog, your note at the end of Faefever, and your response in the rape thread on the message boards. I know that the rape scene had purpose in your story. Moreover, I myself had an insightful journey due to the above materials. However, I wondered if you ever worry about alienating readers from the Fever series or your books in general. I took the time out to get the story behind the rape but not all of your readers are going to do that and I thought it must be really hard on an author to know that they have a scene that is crucial to their story but may cause readers to stop buying their books. How do you handle it?
A: I said this in a recent, smaller chat at another board. I look at it this way: No matter what I write (or any author writes) some people will love the book, some will "meh" it, and some will despise it. Period. Even if I tried to sit down and write the most universally pleasing, inoffensive, politically correct book, I would still fail to please everyone. All I can do at the end of the day is be true to my muse. The moment I alter my writing to please "X" over here, "Y" over there will get angry with me and if I change it to make "Y" happy, then "Z" will write to tell me he used to be my biggest fan but he hates what "Y" likes. So I tell the stories I have to tell and take none of it personally. Not even when some people try to make it personal.
Q: Does any of the Fae history in Into Dreaming hold any truth for the Fever series? Because I noticed the origins of the Unseelie King seemed to be different.
A: Aha--good question. The Fae history in ITD is slightly different because I couldn't write the same characters as it was for a different publisher, so disregard ITD in light of the Fever series
Oh, btw in my recent move I found 25 copies of ITD and saw the thread on the MB about people having a hard time locating it. IT irks me how much amazon charges for shipping so I'm giving signed copies away for the price of an SASE. See Leiha for details.
Q: Anita is dying to know how you got the idea for Dani.
A: She came as part of the package, in toto. I really can't say she came from one place or the other. She was just there.
Q: Aside from Christian, will any of the children from the highlander series characters make an apppearance(or have already made an appearance) in the Fever series?
Q: Question for Karen - when Fae project human glamour, can they project glamour of the opposite gender ?
Q: My question.....Was Barrons REALLY offended by the birthday cake Mac bought him...or...was is because of...something else? Was he truly touched by it...but didn't want to admit it?
A:? (missed this answer, if anyone can help out I'd appreciate it)
Q: amberplumeria wants to know If QA reclaimed the hallows from Circenn, how did the sidhe-seers get the sword and is it significant?
A: There's been some infighting in the Fae and what's not significant would be spoiler, sorry, can't take that one too far
Q:Nala wants to know why can Barron Smeel Blood?
A: I'm sure she does, LOL
Q: rfan wants to know In the Fever books have we seen all 5 druids that Aoibheal wanted assembled?
A: sort of
Q: will we get more JB and Mac togetherness in DF? he wasn't around much in FF. Will we atlest get a kiss? Imissed the chemistry/tension this book!
A: uh huh
I promise you what you think you want. It just may not be how you think you want it.
Q: will we see adam again? Is he connected to the UK?
A: Ah, Adam. I doubt you'll see him again in this series. You may hear of or about him. My doorbell is ringing, give me five
Q: is there another character we havent seen that will have considerable influence on the story?
A: there's that SEEN word again.
Has anyone seen the UK?
Q: Can you confirm whether War came in at the end of the rape scene and joined in?
A: as if!
Q: Will Drustans pure heart have anything to do with the Fever story?
Q: Is there any connection between Macs dreams recurring after all this time and Barrons comingthrough the glass with the woman?
A: odd question. no. although obviously the extreme cold indicates Unseelie in both cases
Q: Will we find out is JZB real name in Dreamfever?
the z is pertinent
Q: Will the MacKeltar time traveling stones play a part in future books?
A: not in a time reversal sense
Q: Mary Jane would like to ask this: by HEA for MAc does she simply mean happily ever after or does she mean there will be a HEA with a man.
A: I promise you a fulfilling HEA. I promise.
There will be some other men like Ryodan making an appearance in DM
Last but not least:
Barrons is not the boy in faery he is much older than that