** Spoiler Alerts about the series**I enter into edits with a bittersweet feeling. I absolutely love where this book took me, however, it's the last in the series. On some level I'm excited to see the journey end and move on to other places and new characters. Yet, it's like moving away and leaving behind close friends and loved ones that you may never see again.
I'll tell you a little secret. For those of you who have been following the series and my blog, you probably already know that Conner's Courage and Jess's Journey were never part of my plan. Lorcan's Desire, Quinn's Need and Ty's Obsession really was to be a trilogy. All three books were Lorcan and Quinn's struggle to find their happily ever after. I never realized that Conner, Ty or Jess for that matter would become such favorites. What you probably didn't know, was the original draft for Quinn's Need, Jess Jenkins died in that horrible accident. I went as far as to write the scene where Lorcan was standing over Jess's body and I simply couldn't finish it. The thought of Jess no longer existing was something I just couldn't wrap my head around. I was still debating what I wanted to do next, when DSP approached me about the ending of Lorcan's book. Funny thing was, when I pitched the next story line Jess was in it and..... well for those of you who read it.... you know I didn't go with my original plan. :)
Now we have come full circle. Jess's Story is in the editing pipeline and the initial comments from the first editor made me smile:
"This story is touching, romantic, and heartbreaking at times. The characters are interesting and their motivations are clear and totally believable."