Dominic is a huge success with your readers, where did his character come from? Do you favor the "bad boy" heroes?
Dominic’s character wasn’t planned. I’m a pantser – meaning I don’t outline a story, I just begin writing and see where it takes me. When I was writing After Midnight—Black Phoenix book 1—I honestly had no intention of creating a series. I had one story in my head, one where in the midst of wrapping up the hero and heroine’s happily-ever-after with a bright red bow, I would also give secondary character Dominic Price his. I didn’t know much about Dominic at the time, just that he had walked away from love and regretted it every day since.
I started writing and when Dom stepped onto the page, he stole my heart. I knew immediately he would need his own book. He was blunt, didn’t believe in lying and often said whatever he was thinking. He was funny—I’m a sucker for a man who makes me laugh—but also wounded. There was a sadness to him. A deep sadness tied to a woman he loved desperately, but had walked away from: Rebecca Dahlman. I had to explore this—had to—and so Midnight Heat was born.
Do I favor bad boy heroes? Absolutely. There’s something about taking that heart-breaker and bringing him to his knees. I know that makes me sound like an evil woman, and maybe I am. I’m never kind to my characters. In my books they have to work pretty darn hard to find their HEA. The bad boys – the ones who’ve never had to work very hard for a woman – finding that one woman who doesn’t just fall at his feet, the woman he can’t forget, can’t purge from his bloodstream no matter how hard he tries…for me that’s the best thing ever. I love bad boys.