1. For people who haven't read 'The Black Eagles Series' can you tell us a little about
A. Strings, book 1 starts the series off with Melissa Webb, girlfriend to Luke Black the bands
front man, who’s missing. It begins with Melissa telling their story to the police. How they
met and what’s happened up until Luke goes missing. The story unfolds with a past and
present situation but it give you an insight of the journey they’ve taken. It covers the good
and bad of fame and how it’s not all glitz and glamour. They have to deal with a lot of issues,
heartache and this being hard enough for a person who isn’t in the limelight. They have to
cope with the world watching their every move and commenting on it. Strings ends at a
point where I hope you have enough of a conclusion to be able to be happy with it.
Encore follows on from Strings and has some of the few unanswered questions wrapped up
but I made sure that all important ones were covered in Strings. It’s what has been left
behind and how will they come back from such a string events. Can they? It also links others
that they had no idea had even been tagged into it; a trail of destruction has been left
behind but is it over?
I wanted to write something that gave more of an insight to life in a band and being on the
road and how it can be much harder than it seems.
2. How do you think fans of book 1 will reacted to book 2?
A. I hope they are happy with the journey I’ve taken the characters on. I’ve no idea what
they will think but I just hope I haven’t disappointed. Although I have thrown in more drama
just to keep your hearts stopping. I hope ..
3. Are there new characters in book 2? If so can you tell us a bit about them?
A. Yes, There is a new band that causes some trouble.
4. Did you enjoy writing book 2 more then 1?
A. I actually found it harder because on the first there were no expectations. The
second had people waiting to find out what happens next so I felt the pressure.
However, I did feel less scared about putting it out there. I was still obviously
nervous but putting your work out for the first time to the world was terrifying.
When I hit submit on Strings and it went to the processing part to go live I felt
physically sick. Knowing I had support already was comforting. The writing aspect of
it I always enjoy.
5. Was writing and publishes Encore, different then Strings?
A. The only difference was the process was quicker on Encore as I had everything set up and
ready to go for publishing. I didn’t panic as much with Encore, Strings I would keep re
reading and changing things when really I didn’t need to. I think it was more a way of
delaying it because I was scared stiff. Encore I couldn’t wait to publish.
6. What was the hardest part to write of book 2?
A. How to start the second book, I wanted to wrap up book 1 without boring my readers but
giving them enough to finalise the immediate outcome of the events of Strings. I wanted to
then move the story along and get to what was next in store for the characters.
7. Do you have a favorite scene from Encore?
A. ha ha I have several but I do like a scene that involved Death Wishes .. I enjoyed writing
8. Use three words to tell us about Encore?
A. Heart racing drama
9. When design the cover for Encore, did you know what you wanted?
A. Yes, more or less. The idea was in my head and the designer just added a few extras
which I loved.
10. Have you started writing book 3? Can you tell us how you are feeling about writing book?
A. Oh yes! I’m excited to be writing it. When I started Strings it was supposed to be just one
book, but as I got going I knew I could do more and I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to the
characters. With book 3 I’ve come to a point where I’m ready to let them go, mostly. I don’t
want to drag it out to the point it loses something. Unless I become inspired and another
great storyline pops into my head this will be the final part. Although I will end it in a way
that leaves the door open. I am considering some back stories but I’m not promising at this
Melissa finally smiled. ‘When you put it like that, I guess not.’ She pressed her hand against her cheek, frowning.
Luke pulled it away, and kissed her scars, although he hardly noticed them. ‘You don’t have to worry about them either. You’re still the most amazing, beautiful girl in the world.’ He kissed her so sweetly, she melted and some of her pain slipped away.
There was one other thing they did need to discuss, and Luke was being stubborn about it. Melissa on the other hand wanted to do it, she needed to know why? ‘I think you should meet with Dean. We should...’ she said. She saw his expression change, from calm to annoyance in a second.
Melissa had expected that answer; it was always his answer. She didn’t blame him. ‘Listen, I know seeing him will be really difficult. But I think we need to know why. I want to know, Luke. I want to know what made him betray us so badly. He’s desperate to explain, giving me the impression there’s more to this.’
Luke sat on the side of the bed and sighed heavily, thinking it through. ‘I don’t think I want to know, or maybe I do. I don’t know. He was supposed to be my friend. I spoke to him through our split, he watched me fall apart, comforted me. Let me bang on about it. I-I pretty much cried on the guy’s shoulder. And all the time he knew the truth, could have changed it. He didn’t and that fucking hurts.’
Melissa wrapped her arms around him, resting her head on his shoulder. ‘I know. Babe, I know.’
He grabbed her hand and kissed it. ‘He helped to break us. What if Kelsey had never told the truth?’
‘Don’t, Luke. Please don’t.’
‘You wouldn’t be here, would you?’ He didn’t look at her as he spoke. The answer to that question they both knew the answer to. Probably not.
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