The release of A Hunter’s Passion has raised the question of how I came up with the Bennett brothers.
Primarily, the idea started out rather small. I wanted to write a story regarding forbidden love and immediately knew that it would involve the paranormal. Eventually, the image of Ryker formed. I wanted him to be a hunter, but also human—something different than what I’d been reading. Once I knew he was human, the image continued to expand. If he was a hunter, what would he be hunting? That was when I knew that his target would be a former lover, one that he had no clue was paranormal.
This led to the creation of Jenna. Again, I wanted something a bit different for her. With plenty of shifter and vampire romances out there (my favorite to read!), I opted for a race that wasn’t as common. Witch was the first thing that came to mind, but I still wanted something more than just spells. That was when I had the idea of making her an elemental. Afterward, I quickly fell in love with Jenna.
Writing their story was exciting and fresh. Prior to Jenna, everything in Ryker’s world was black and white. Kill the paranormal, protect the humans, but we all know there are shades of grey. Jenna is the person that opens Ryker’s eyes to the truth. Just because she’s a witch, that doesn’t mean she’s evil.
As for the rest of the Bennett brothers, they were as much a surprise to me as anyone else. I was writing the first chapter when Ryker’s older brother introduced himself. Once I established that Ryker had brothers, this universe fell into place. I knew then that I wanted to give all of them their own stories. Their world continued to grow until his four brothers each had their own place at his side, and for each brother a love interest.
The intended love interests were just as interesting to develop, but it’s their races that excite me the most. Again, I wanted something different for a few of the characters, though I’m not giving anything more away. Though, it does raise the question, what is your favorite paranormal race?
About A Hunter’s Passion
Ryker Bennett has dedicated his life to hunting down—and eliminating—creatures of the dark. But his latest assignment has him questioning everything he’s ever believed in. Jenna Sinclair may be a witch, but she’s also the only woman Ryker has ever loved
Jenna thought leaving Ryker two years ago would save him from having to choose between their forbidden love and his sworn duty. But when he tracks her down, it’s clear the desire between them burns as hot as ever—and that they’ll have to walk through the flames to be together….