AS MOST OF MY FRIENDS KNOW, I AM A VERY BIG FAN GIRL OF B.J. DANIELS. HAVING ONLY DISCOVERED THIS AMAZING WRITER A FEW YEARS AGO, I HAVE DEVOURED HER STORIES AND ALWAYS EAGERLY AWAIT THE NEXT GREAT READ . B.J. DANIELS HAS A NEW RELEASE THIS WEEK WITH MERCY, HER 5th BOOK IN THE BEARTOOTH, MONTANA SERIES AND THIS BOOK IS A PAGE-TURNER. I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO ASK B.J. ABOUT THE BOOK AND I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU ALL.
Having just finished this nail-biter of a story, I would like to know what the inspiration for MERCY was?
I never know where my books come from. :) But I’ve always been fascinated about how two people raised in the same type of dysfunction can turn out so differently. One becomes a killer and the other doesn’t.
When U.S. marshal Rourke Kincaid headed for Beartooth, Montana after what he suspected was a serial killer, I thought he was wrong. Even when I met the characters I didn’t want any of them to be the killer. I kept thinking it had to be someone else…. So you can see the way I write. I’m along for the ride and just as surprised as anyone with what happens.
You have this amazing knack for murder and mayhem in your stories, to what do you accredit this gift to?
LOL, I love murder and mayhem!! I love books that have a lot going on. Also I’m interested in the characters and their secrets and why they are the people they have become. I write to amuse myself.
How do you keep straight all the little details from the other books in the series when you include them in the latest venture?
That is tougher. But I fall in love with my characters and I want to know what is going on with them as the series continues. I figure readers want to know as well. To me, they become real, so of course their lives keep going into the next book.
What was your favorite part of RWA14?
Seeing you. :) And being around writers and readers. Writing is such a solitary lifestyle. I love talking books with people who love them as much as I do.
When you get the chance, what do you read?
I read everything. But my favorite is suspense. I especially like murder mysteries where I have to figure out who did it!
What is next for B.J. Daniels in writing?
My Beartooth, Montana series will continue with the stories of the six Hamilton sisters. The first, WILD HORSES, comes out in March. This will surprise you, but the Hamilton family has all kinds of secrets and troubles. :) So it is fun to get to know them. Each book pushes me.
Where will your fans be able to see you in 2015?
I will definitely be at RWA in New York next year and at your barbecue!!!(Kimmie does *happy dance* at that revelation)
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