Damaged Goods: Everly and Grayson

I finished the first draft of my third novel. Can I get a high five? Or a cookie? Because both would be good. I spent many many months agonizing over this one. But, it’s done. Let the editing and revising commence! But first, I wanted to talk a little about it…because it’s one of those things that profoundly affected me and I’m super excited about that.

Writing Damaged Goods was an experience that tugged on my heart strings and cut me wide open. The relationship between Everly and Grayson is just…intense. Their love story is tragic and beautiful and raw.

It was a tale that’s been stuck in my mind for a very long time, and writing it was so important to me.

Grayson Dixon is probably my most complicated, conflicted male character yet. He is broken. He is an angry, resentful individual that suffers from an emotional disconnect between himself and everyone else. The only emotions he’s familiar with are anger and indifference. Then…he meets Everly and her light consumes him. It awakens other emotions in him…she makes him care. He tries to fight his attraction to her because in his eyes…love only destroys you. He’s seen it first hand, and Grayson doesn’t want that kind of dependency…that kind of need. But his strong feelings for Everly alarm him. When she admits her true feelings for him, Grayson pushes her away.

Everly Daniels is soft spoken, insecure, naive, and completely enthralled with Grayson. She knows that the connection between the two of them is all-consuming. She knows that if she goes down that path with him…it could very well leave her shattered. But she doesn’t care. She’s willing to accept whatever Grayson can give her.

Damaged Goods is a war of hormones and emotions far too large for either of them to handle…and I’ll let you in on a secret: parts of it are based on true events. I can’t tell you what parts, but I’m sure it will be abundantly clear to those of you who know me.

Grayson is not based on one person or another, he is many people rolled into one…and I love him. For all his flaws and imperfections.

Everly’s personality was basically channeled from my very over-emotional 17 year old self, but aside from that…she also isn’t based on anyone in particular.

Together, they’re unstoppable. Her love makes him care, and his love challenges her. They set each other on fire with passion.

However…I won’t lie to you. Damaged Goods does not have a happy ending. It has an ending, and it will probably piss you off, but trust me…there’s a reason for it, and you’ll find it out in the sequel. I’m planning on releasing them both around the same time because a) I’m impatient and b) I myself hated the idea of not knowing what happens after. Not enough to justify wrongly tying everything up with a neat little bow, though.

The sequel (which I have already completely outlined and started) will explain all the whys and the questions of  what happened.

I’ll let you in on another secret: Everly is mentioned in Consumed. She was at the concert that Harlow and company went to see.

I can’t wait for 2015. With the two part Damaged Goods series releasing early in the year, and with a third and final Harlow novel…it’s going to be a busy one!

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Let it Flow, Let it Flow!

My thoughts have been frantic as of late, pouring from the recesses of my mind and distracting me with their vitality. I feel like a child who has had too many sweets. I can’t sit still, and when I try to force myself…I get antsy. My fingers tap impatiently against my knees. My feet bounce with the desire to get moving and put my ideas to action.

I’m amped right up about the release of my second novel. It’s been an exciting high, and I’m still riding that high out. I love writing, I love pouring bits of my heart and soul out, sending glimpses into the inner workings of my complicated mind.

I know I complain about writers block, but have I complained about the opposite side effect? Where words and ideas and concepts come out so quickly that grasping on to each individual thought is incredibly difficult? I’m experiencing that now…

I just finished the first draft of Damaged Goods. I set it aside for a week because the words threaten to explode out of my brain in unrecognizable chunks if I didn’t start the sequel. I’m now 20k words in to the sequel of Damaged Goods and at this pace…I’ll finish before I publish Damaged Goods.

AND THEN…I will be writing the third and final Collide book.

[Dramatic pause for breathing]

So…essentially what I am trying to say here is that I am writing up a storm and ready to make 2015 my year.

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New Release: Consumed (Collide 2)

Consumed CoverCONSUMED is live! 

Consumed is the second book of the COLLIDE series. COLLIDE is available for purchase for less than a dollar. Get it for Kindle or Kobo. (I recommend that you read Collide first).

“He’s tall, dark, and deliciously handsome. Not exactly what Harlow is looking for. Her heart’s still stuck on Iain Bentley. But it’s been a painful struggle since she last saw him. Two years of silence and wondering; of desperate sleepless longing. And Jax Walker is a hard man to resist. But just as she’s prepared to open herself to new love, Harlow’s whole world is thrown into a painful spiral.”

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Consumed on Goodreads

Don’t forget to check out the special feature posts I did earlier this week. You can read Iain’s POV (from Collide) and Jax’s POV (from Consumed).

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Consumed Release Blitz: Jax’s POV

wpid-1413937726905.jpgOnly one more day until Consumed is released! Today’s special treat is a POV post from when Jax first meets Harlow. (You might want to read this post and this post here before you continue on).

I seriously can’t wait for you all to fall for him as deeply as I did, he’s a pretty intense character.

***Please be advised: there are spoilers for Collide below. If you do not like spoilers, please do not click read more and yell at me later for it. If you’ve already read Collide or don’t mind spoilers, have at ‘er! ;) 

Copyright 2014 J.C. Hannigan. All rights reserved.

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Consumed Release Blitz: Iain’s POV

wpid-1411007013611.jpgWith only two days left until the release date of Consumed…I have a VERY special treat for you guys! Iain’s POV! Did you ever wonder what was going through Iain’s mind when he first met Harlow at the beginning of Collide? Now’s your chance!

**Please note: the following excerpt probably most likely definitely contains spoilers to Collide. Please make sure that you have either read Collide already, or you don’t care about spoilers. 

Iain’s Perspective. Copyright 2014 J.C. Hannigan. All rights reserved.

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Consumed Release Blitz: Excerpt of Chapter Two

Consumedteaser2 Three more days! Three more days until Consumed is released! Today’s special treat: chapter two of Consumed! You lucky duckies.

**Please note: the following excerpt probably most likely definitely contains spoilers to Collide. Please make sure that you have either read Collide already, or you don’t care about spoilers. 

The following is an excerpt from Consumed. Copyright 2014 J.C. Hannigan. All rights reserved.

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Consumed Release Blitz: Excerpt of Chapter One

Consumedteaser3Just four more days until Consumed is released! Today I will be sharing the first chapter of Consumed.

***Please be advised: there are spoilers for Collide below. If you do not like spoilers, please do not click read more and yell at me later for it. If you’ve already read Collide or don’t mind spoilers, have at ‘er! ;) 

The following is an excerpt from Consumed, available December 15th, 2014. Copyright 2014 J.C. Hannigan. All rights reserved.

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