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BKoDReadersGroupIconMediumRecent things discussed or shared in the readers group…

*Dream Cast for movie of the BKoD books (including pics)

*Destiny Discussion Guide questions in back of print book of DESTINY

*Break down of the Playlists by scene

*Patch and his true meaning in the BKoD books 🙂



Ethan and Nara Interview

The Bookish Brunette interview (part of LUCID’s tour)

Ethan’s interview with Ashley…

Nara!!! Ethan!!! Welcome to The Bookish Brunette! So very glad you could make it today!

Ethan and Nara: *sits down in chairs next to each other* “Thanks for having us, Ashley.”

Ashley: So Nara, how did you and Ethan meet?

Nara: *glances at Ethan with a slight smile* “Unofficially, we met over a bomb threat.”
Ethan: “That you called in.”
Nara: “Which you totally benefited from.” *looks back at Ashley* “Officially we met when Ethan moved to the locker beside mine.”

Ashley: Ethan, what was it like the first time you saw Nara?

Ethan: “I stopped drawing on my notepad and just stared. Nara just had this…I don’t know…vibe. I was intrigued. I drew a picture of her before we left class that day.”

Nara: *jerks gaze to Ethan* “Really? When was this? I never knew that!” *looks back at Ashley with wide eyes* “He never told me.”

Click here to read the rest…

Ethan, Nara, Lainey and Drystan Interview

Refracted Light interview (part of LUCID’s release tour)

Interview with Dani…

Nara and Lainey walk into the room. Ethan steps through the door behind them, followed by Drystan.

Nara: Hi everyone, Dani asked me to stop by her blog and introduce her guests today–

Lainey: Ahem, and I tagged along because you’re not an unbiased party, being all wrapped up in Ethan and all.

Ethan: *smirks at Drystan*

Nara: Uh, Lainey, of course I’m going to give Drystan equal time.

Drystan: *gives Ethan a sly smile*

Nara: Anyway, back to the introductions. *nods toward Ethan*. Welcome Ethan Harris: animal lover, amazing artist, a skilled soccer player and all around good guy…with a few hidden talents.

Lainey: Talents? *glances at Ethan with a slightly suspicious look* Like what?

Nara: *smiles* All good stuff. You’ve even benefited without even knowing it. Now, on to Drystan.

Click here to read the rest..

Ethan interviews

Stuck in Books Interview with Valerie (part of BKoD tour)

Ethan’s interview with Valerie…

“Hey Ethan, thanks for talking to me today at the Central Virginia Animal Shelter (CVAS).”

Ethan stands up from bathing a huge Lab/Rhodesian Ridgeback mixed breed. Shaking his dark hair out of his eyes, he acknowledges Valerie with a brief nod. “Sally said you might come back to check things out.”

The dog suddenly shakes, sending suds everywhere. Quickly gripping the Lab’s thick coat to keep him from shaking again, Ethan blows bubbles off his jaw, his expression shuttered. “You probably want to wait up front so you won’t get soaked.”

Valerie could tell he wanted her anywhere but there. She steps forward with a friendly smile. “No worries, I love dogs. Can I help you with them when we’re done talking?”

“You like dogs?” Ethan’s eyebrows shoot up, curious interest lighting his blue gaze. “If you really want to help…” he hands Valerie the sprayer while he holds the dog’s collar. “Now’s a good time. He’s ready to be sprayed down.”

Grasping the handle, Valerie steps close to the dog. “I have two little Dachshund’s. One was a stray and the other I sort of rescued. They are my favorite kind of dog. Do you have a favorite?” She notices that Ethan edges away from her hand when she almost bumped him while running the sprayer across the dog’s neck.

Patting the Lab’s back, Ethan locks eyes with the dog briefly, his reflecting understanding. “I like all kind of dogs. If my brother would let me bring one home, it would definitely be a rescue. There are so many who need good homes.”

Valerie bends to spray the dog’s undercoat, then straightens to run the water across his back. “Animals seem like a good choice for you, considering things. I know that my dogs are my stress relief. What is it about animals that help you?” Click here to read the rest…

Corrie The Book Crazed Girl (part of DESTINY’s tour)

Ethan’s interview with Magen…

Man kissing his grilfriend in bed
Ethan pushes off his black Mustang’s car door, his broad frame blocking the morning sunlight as Magen gets out of her car.

“Thanks for meeting me here for the interview, Magen.” Tugging his hands from his jean pockets, he holds the cafe’s door for her.

“I thought we’d meet here, since it’s not far from where I need to pick up Nara’s Christmas gift. And, if you’re anything like my girlfriend when it comes to coffee, it’ll quickly become a favorite place too.” Click here to read the rest…



Just a Kiss by Lady Antebellum
Who are you, really? by Mikky Ekko
Beautiful Disaster by Kelly Clarkson
My Last Breath by Evanescence
Kiss Me Slowly by Sunderland
Listen to the playlist

Extra songs that weren’t available on Spotify

Something to Believe In by Parachute
Kiss Me Slowly by Parachute (this is the version I had in mind)

Say by John Mayer
Let the Wind Erase Me by Assemblage 23
Wanted by Hunter Hayes
Let Love In by Goo Goo Dolls
Slow Motion by Third Eye Blind (JUST the instrumental version)
Eraser by Nine Inch Nails
Your Body is a Wonderland by John Mayer
Come back to Me by David Cook


Listen to the playlist

Extra songs that weren’t available on Spotify

‘Til I collapse by Eminem
Death Dealer’s Descent by Renholder

The EthanPromo1Yellow2smallOther Side by Evanescence
Just Give Me a Reason by Pink and Nate Ruess
Broken by Lifehouse
I Don’t Wanna Miss This by Tyler Ward
Whatever it Takes by Lifehouse
Between the Lines by Sara Bareilles
Come on Get Higher by Matt Nathanson

 by The CO, Tyler Ward
Secrets by OneRepublic
Fight For You
 by Jessica Mauboy
Truly, Madly, Deeply by Savage Garden
Stay by Rhinna, Mikky Ekko
Locked out of Heaven by Tyler Ward
Demons by Imagine Dragons
Hurricane by Parachute
I’ll Follow You by Shinedown
The Raven by Wuthering Heights
I Choose You by Sara Bareilles
I Forgive You by Kelly Clarkson
Desire by Ryan Adams
Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing by Aerosmith

Listen to the playlist


The Light – Sara Bareilles
Feel So Close (Radio Edit) – Calvin Harris
Look After You – The Fray
All of Me – John Legend
Remember The Name – Instrumental (Fort Minor)
Never Tear Us Apart – INXS
You’re Going Down – Sick Puppies
In my Mind – Axwell Radio Edit
Wake Me Up – Avicii
If I Lose Myself – Alesso/OneRepublic
Burn – Ellie Goulding
Headstrong – Trapt
Nearly Lost You – Screaming Trees
Magic – Coldplay
All I Want for Christmas Is You – Måns Zelmerlöw/Agnes Carlsson
Clarity – Zedd
Let Her Go – Tyler Ward (Cover of Passenger’s song)

Listen to the playlist


(some scenes are right here on my website and some will be special “access”*).

  • Scene from BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS, Chapter 22 written from Ethan’s POV (Point-of-View) – Don’t read this until you’ve read BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS first.
  • Scene from Nara’s past – Don’t read this until you’ve read BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS and LUCID first
  • A 2K deleted scene from DESTINY * – Don’t read until after you’ve read DESTINY
    * This is a special access scene. If you want to read it, you must either LIKE me on FB or join my newsletter. If you click the graphic below and LIKE my FB page, you’ll get the code to read the scene automatically via the graphic you access there. If you’d rather join my newsletter (plus it’s the fastest way to learn when I have a new book release, why not?), then click here to join my newsletter and email me with the email you used to join. I’ll send the access code to that email.

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View of Blue Ridge Mountains (Where Nara and Ethan live) – Photo Credit P.T. Michelle