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Nov 17, 2010

Ok So SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Gena Showalter did a 1 hour chat yesterday under the HashTag #ChatPAD (which you can still pull up on twitter if you like) She gave so much GOOOOOOD info! I am going to try and do a quick recap below for all you fellow LOTU, and Gena loving fans! I'm telling you so much good stuff you just might Squeeee yourself......I did *snickers* Annnnyway first I HAVE TO share this new yummie cover again for you:

The Darkest Secret
*pets screen* prrrrrrrrr

Ok now on to the chat recap, Things were pouring in yesterday so it got crazy!
So I just tried to catch everything I could. I hope it all makes sense and you can understand her responses!
It's all mixed and mingled together, but you should get the basic idea!

  • genashowalter Seduce the Darkness was a blast to write! Devyn still makes me chuckle :) #chatpad
  • genashowalter I listen to music while I write, and drink coffee. lots and lots of coffee #chatpad
  • genashowalter you will probably meet people from anya's past in William's book. they are besties, so need some page time together #chatpad :)
  • genashowalter I write about 3k words a day #chatpad
  • genashowalter Only things currently in the must-write hopper are series related #chatpad
  • genashowalter no other paranormal series r currently 4 sure. we're in talks 4 spin off and new young adults (will tell more when it's certain!) #chatpad
  • genashowalter Not thinking about any other genres currently. not sure I could handle another LOL #chatpad
  • genashowalter Sienna is now Keeper of Wrath #chatpad
  • genashowalter I kind of collect names as I hear/see them and then when it's time to write a book, a hear a me, me, I'm. . . #chatpad
  • genashowalter in the works is non-fic, alien huntress, just finished twisted, just wrote a nocturne, & lord book is up next to be written (kane) #chatpad
  • genashowalter Baden and Pandora are a maybe :) #chatpad
  • genashowalter With everything that's happened to Sienna, she is a totally different person. I think you will be surprised! #chatpad
  • genashowalter I don't see Baden with Legion. I've been seeing her with Galen, but again, always subject to change #chatpad
  • genashowalter Adults are a lot easier to write. Each of the Intertwined books has nearly killed me. Goes double for Twisted :) #chatpad
  • genashowalter Hard to explain about Baden's . . . ability in short format. :) #chatpad
  • genashowalter More female Lords are on the way, yes #chatpad (sweet!)
  • genashowalter No tours are currently in the works #chatpad (silently pouts) 
  • genashowalter Yes, Dallas's vision realization will happen in Hector and Noelle's book, Dark Taste of Rapture #chatpad
  • genashowalter Paris's heroine is a wee bit up in the air. I ~think~ it will be Sienna, who is currently being tortured #chatpad
  • genashowalter Baden will get a book, yes, have learned something VERY cool about him, and can't wait to share in upcoming Darkest Secret! #chatpad
  • genashowalter Currently no plans to travel to Brazil, but I never know where the publisher will send me! #chatpad
  • genashowalter Dallas is currently realize there are more to his visions of the future than he realized :) #chatpad
  • genashowalter Fave Intertwined character probably Riley #chatpad
  • genashowalter Favorite Lord to write so far has been Sabin. Love the hardasses :) #chatpad
  • genashowalter Bianca is the heroine of The Darkest Angel (part of Heart of Darkness) and Kaia is heroine of Darkest Surrender :) #chatpad
  • genashowalter I see William and Gilly together, but I saw Torin and Cameo together too, and look what they did to me! :)#chatpad
  • genashowalter Torin will probably be last, yes #chatpad
  • genashowalter I don't yet know what going to happen in final Intertwined book, but it will be a happy ending. That's a must have for me! #chatpad
  • genashowalter We plan to merchandize, yes! #chatpad (DOOOOODA!)
  • genashowalter william will get his own book (but Anya still has his precious) #chatpad
  • genashowalter No set number of the Lords, but more than the original 12 #chatpad (YESSSSSSS!)
  • genashowalter My favorite Lord is probably Strider #chatpad Wrote a vacay scene with him, Paris and William and wished I was there LOL #chatpad
  • genashowalter Trinity is trying to survive :) #chatpad
  • genashowalter I would like to write a happily ever after for Legion, yes #chatpad
  • genashowalter The Lords are trying to wait till after war to have babies, but as we all know, trying doesn't mean succeeding LOL #chatpad
  • genashowalter I think Paris will be after Kane. That's the plan right now, at least :) #chatpad
  • genashowalter I'm writing a non-fic with Jill Monroe, so that's another genre to conquer lol #chatpad
  • genashowalter So far, we haven't sold the rights to the alien huntress series in Brazil, but I would love to! #chatpad
  • genashowalter Cameo will be one of the last, yes. #chatpad
  • genashowalter Don't stone me, but I've never had writer's block. The characters just kinda lead me to where they want to go! #chatpad (Thats just pure talent!)
  • genashowalter Atlas and Nike don't show up in the 11 books, but maybe the 12 #chatpad
  • genashowalter Torin won't end up with Nix, I'm sad to say #chatpad
  • genashowalter Ash's babies will come in one of the 2012 books #chatpad
  • genashowalter Kresley Cole and I have talked about doing a con together! How fun would that be! #chatpad  (SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE *faints*)
  • genashowalter I do know the name of Torin's mate -- Keely #chatpad
  • genashowalter I'm still figuring out William's relationship with Lucifer, but lots of goodies revealed in Darkest Secrets #chatpad
  • genashowalter Loved writing the car scene with Ava and McKell! One of my hottest, I think #chatpad
  • genashowalter Torin's heroine does not appear in the upcoming 2011 books #chatpad
  • genashowalter I think Paris will get a book in 2012 #chatpad
  • genashowalter Paris will get a book for sure! And I'm not sure where William will fall in line up #chatpad
  • genashowalter Cameo's man hasn't yet formed in my mind yet, not in any way #chatpad
  • genashowalter Would love to do book with Kresley Cole! #chatpad (2 awesomenesses in 1!)
  • genashowalter Writing influences -- Kresley Cole, PC Cast, Karen Moning, Johnna Lindsey, Linda Howard, and more, they are ground breakers! #chatpad
  • genashowalter I really felt for Ava, wanted to be true to her character and show her pain without making her whiny :)
  • genashowalter Torin's heroine hasn't been intro'd yet. :) #chatpad
  • genashowalter Haven't written Dallas's book yet, but he's major player in Hector's book #chatpad
  • genashowalter McKell got over Bride completely the moment he met his Ava :) #chatpad
  • genashowalter I would spend the day with William. And do him so good. #chatpad ( *wiggles brows* )
  • genashowalter No more Atlantis books currently in works. I don't yet have solid idea 2 write another played with some ideas but nothing yet works #chatpad ( *pouts some more....sniffle* )
  • genashowalter oh, yes, new demon keepers will be coming on the scene and they will be main characters #chatpad ( *fist pumps air* )
  • genashowalter ava was very hard to write, and the reason i struggled writing the book! #chatpad
  • genashowalter I hope there's a McKell out there! I want one :) He's been one of my fave heroes! #chatpad
  • genashowalter Don't know how many Lords books there will be. And yes, I am in talks to do a spin-off series!  Lords spin off would be angels, harpies, william, and the side characters you've met (and will soon meet) ( OMG OMG OMG......*takes breath* Angels...... OMG OMG OMG)
  • genashowalter The vamps with demons just kind of happened. I was writing the scene in the forest, and Victoria surprised me too LOL #chatpad
  • genashowalter I would like to write a 3rd Tales of an Ex Girl, but nothing is currently in the works #chatpad
  • genashowalter I try to write a chapter every day #chatpad
  • genashowalter I don't have much say in the covers :( #chatpad
  • genashowalter I do have an idea for another YA series -- currently in talks with publisher about that! #chatpad
  • genashowalter an actor to play Mia . . . that's tough! She's like a ballerina but kicks so much ass LOL #chatpad
  • genashowalter Not sure about the virtual signing, but can check! #chatpad ( would be sweet! )
  • genashowalter William does have a big part in the upcoming books #chatpad
  • genashowalter Ecstasy was also one of the hardest books I've ever written. I really struggled with some of the scenes
  • genashowalter The book after Strider's will be Kane's, for sure! #chatpad
  • genashowalter I had a blast writing Ecstasy in Darkness! All the scenes with Ava and Noelle had me laughing out loud . But I also liked when McKell interrogated the vampires, and Ava and Noelle "helped" him out with
OMG Seriously Gena, You TOTALLY ROCK!!!!
Thank you again, and I hope you all walked away with some yummie good info!

    I may have missed some good intel so don't forget to check out my other Gena Fan Buddies and see what their recap has!

6 Hottie Follwers Thoughts:

MamaKitty November 17, 2010 at 7:01 AM  

I'm just now getting into the Gena Showalter cult (hehe) but I'm loving everything I've read by her so far! What a great chat and I'm super excited about all the news!

Bells November 17, 2010 at 7:08 AM  

She sure did spill the beans didn't she?! I loved it and am so happy that we got to chat with her!

Kelly aka yllektra(force-oblique) November 17, 2010 at 7:23 AM  

Thanks so much for this post!!!
This is amazing!!

Kelly @ I Work for Books

BLHmistress November 17, 2010 at 1:14 PM  

I am pouting too on the Atlantis tweet 'sigh' maybe if we send her all good vibes , a good solid idea will come to her??

Can you imagine Kresley and Gena writing a book together , I nearly jumped out of my chair when she tweeted that.:)

Twimom227 November 17, 2010 at 8:58 PM  

Thanks for the post Jojo! You know how I LOVE GENA!! *chants* But the twitter chat gave me a headache. Thanks for catching all the key stuff! *hugs*

Smokinhotbooks November 17, 2010 at 9:32 PM  

I'm not going to lie I nearly cried when I saw she had no plans for the Atlantis series.

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