Published by Tijan on August 27th 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
To survive where I live, you have two options. You can be a Normal--a cheerleader, jock, member of the debate team, or on the yearbook committee. You pretend everything is normal.
Or you can be crew. You insult us? We hurt you. You hurt us? We really hurt you. And if you f*ck with us, we will end you.
My name is Bren. I'm the only female in the Wolf Crew--the best, fiercest, and most dangerous crew there is--and we have a rule: There's no falling in love.
Well... too late.
5 out of 5 stars
1. It’s Tijan. If you’ve ever read one of her books, you know what it’s like. You don’t just read her books…you fall into her books. You become one of them. 2. The writing…there is such a depth to the story. Many stories begin and just when you want to know more, the story concludes. Not Tijan, not her word world. Just when you believe you’ve scratched the surface, you find out so much more and dive even deeper.
3. The characters…they’re RAW. R.A.W. You see the beautiful, the ugly, the kind, the mean, and glimpse the underlying hurt. And not one second is awful…you’re completely sucked into the story by all of the beautiful rage and utter beauty of life.
I could keep going, but I am not going to risk spoiling the story. What I can say with certainty is that I need to reread this book and fall farther into this world. I love Tijan. I love the way she weaves world and phrases so that you feel bereft when the story is completed. That’s easily why she is one of my favorite authors. I believe she has a signature, almost watermark, on everything she writes, making her books addictive.
Needless to say, this book gets a 5/5 for me. I hope you’ll find her writing as entrancing as I always do.
First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to read and answer these questions. You have a huge following and lots of fans who can’t wait to see what you write next, me included. (TRUTH: You’re the first author to ever cause me a “Fan-Girl moment” – thanks for putting up with that!). We appreciate you letting us in your head.
1. Of all your books, is there one character with whom you have connected with more or been unable to let go?
Probably Mac from Ryan’s Bed! I don’t know why, for real, but that book still haunts me. For a full year, it was with me every single day. The Fallen Crest crew still spark up once in awhile too, but they’re mostly quiet lately.
2. How do you handle characters who start talking to you when you’re in the middle of another book?
If a story keeps popping in, I’ll eventually give in and write the book like I’m doing with my new mafia one or I’ll outline it. Once I outline, usually they go away (for a while.)
3. Gotta ask… After you wrote “Fallen Crest Forever”, did Mason, Logan, and Sam continue to talk to you or were you able to let them go, knowing they were okay?
They’re mostly quiet. I know I get asked to write them a lot, but they don’t want me to write them. They’re good. They’re happy.
4. How do you get your story ideas?
Anywhere! A random idea, feeling, a vague storyline. Inspiration comes from all over for me. I was driving through an intersection and had the beginning of Cole come to me in that second.
5. Do you ever dream of your characters?
No. There’s an alien story idea that came to me in a dream so that’d be the first one for me!
6. How do you usually pick names for your characters?
I just go with what I feel is right. I have changed the name for my mafia main guy character three times now because they haven’t felt right, but yeah. I just keep changing until it clicks with me.
7. If you could do anything else besides being an author (but please don’t stop writing!), what would you do/be?
I have no idea! I was going to school to be a counselor, but decided to pursue writing more as a career instead. Who knows. At this point, I’ve changed so I might do something with the environment.
8. You wrote, “Crossover, Franchise Mtg” in 2014 where many of your characters met each other. If you were to write another installment, who would show up? Would there be any tension between characters?
I’d include all of my characters up to date, even the ones people haven’t read. As for tension… Logan might pick a fight as entertainment! He’d pick on Nate’s future woman. She’d get flustered and Sheldon would come in, and chew him out. Then Corrigan would laugh. I feel like Kellan would just get upset being around too many humans. The demon side of him would come out.
9. In retrospect (since all the books are written), who is more Alpha: Mason Kade, Carter Reed, Kian Maston or Cole Mauricio?
I think Carter and Cole since they actually kill people, but I think of everyone, Kellan is the most. He’s an actual demon. Can’t really get more alpha than that. Shay (the female one) reins him in constantly at college.
10. If you could continue one of your books – letting us know where some of these characters are in life – which would it be OR do you feel as if the characters are happy with how you told their story?
I think Kellan and Shay with Evil have another in them. Logan’s never fully satisfied. He’s always restless, but I don’t know if I have it in me to write another one of his books. He’s a lot. I don’t know. People start chirping and sometimes I’m surprised by them myself.