About Zion, the bad bitch from the novel, Raven’s Seduction!

I’ve received messages from readers who loved the character Zion from Raven’s Seduction, but they are bothered by her use of the N-word, not to mention her overall flamboyant demeanor. Instead of replying to each message individually, I decided to drop a post. I was supposed to write this post last week, but I’ve been knee-deep in my other projects. My paranormal world needs me! 

Nevertheless, here I go…

Like many of my characters, Zion was created from a person who is a real-life class act and a good friend of mine. I thought about toning her down for the sake of the faint-hearted. I’ve done it before. I admit that Zion was a bit much on the rough draft. But after mulling over it for a few days, I decided to let her be her true self and emerge from the pages as the bad, boss bitch that she is. Yes, she’s extremely outspoken, unfiltered, and vulgar at times. But she’s also compassionate and downright lovable. She was raised in an area where the n-word is often used as a term of endearment. Because of that, it became a word she uses in her everyday life. She uses it when she’s happy, sad, or pissed off. She even uses it when she’s confused. But that word does not define who she is. 

Personally, I can’t stand the word. It has no place in my world. However, in her world, it’s just another way of saying “dude”. 

Upon publishing Raven’s Seduction, I knew her character would cause a stir. That’s why I issued a warning on the buy page. I’m happy that so many readers related to her on a personal level, despite her verbiage. Many have asked for a story featuring her and Remi. *wicked grin* They are definitely spinning their own tale. We’ll see how it works out. 

Thanks for reading! 

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Hello, world!

There will be no Character Confession this week.

But never fear!

Chase is working on a confession for next week. He promised after Scorpion Tail finished their recording session this weekend, he’ll jump right on it.

He guarantees it’s gonna be hot!

I don’t know about you, but I believe him. 😉

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Hey, Readers!

I’ve received your PMs on twitter and Facebook. I’ve even received the ones from my website. Due to my busy writing schedule, I may not answer right away, but I SEE YOU, and most importantly, I HEAR YOU. Thank you for taking the time to either tell me how much you love my work and my dirty imagination, or fuss at me about the next installation to THE DRAGON QUEEN SERIES. *smile* I got you. I promise. I know Scattered Flames is a long time coming, but I have faith that you’ll love the end result. Thank you for your patience.

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Special Delivery for Some Special Readers #ian1 #asmsg #readerappreciation

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Yesterday, I received a special delivery. A box full of goodies for The Dragon Queen Series. I’m going to apply my John Hancock to every one of them, and a little something extra, then head to the post office with a smile. I’m excited because these books are going to some very special readers.

Takeisha Upshaw, Shirley Harris & Alexa Garcia

Thank you ladies for your patience and support. MUAH! ^_^

Hopefully before the end of this month Shifting Darkness—the 4th installment to the Dragon Queen Series will be available in print. 🙂

Stay tuned. 😉