(The Serendipity Duet, Book 1)
by: Tawdra Kandle
Publication: Hayson Publishing ( Feb. 5, 2014)
Length: 200 pages
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
This is Rafe's story--what happened after The King Series ended. . .
For Rafe Brooks, running from a broken heart means losing himself in alcohol and women. Lots of women, none of whom will remember him, since he has the ability to manipulate their minds and make them forget. Numbing the pain works until he meets an irresistible redhead with secrets of her own. She offers him the opportunity to join forces with an organization that will use his powers for good rather than his own amusement. Jocelyn rocks his world with her unapologetic passion and makes him believe for the first time he just might survive heartbreak. When a mission takes the two of them undercover to infiltrate a commune with suspicious activity, they discover it's just the tip of a plot to cause world-wide anarchy. Hiding their extraordinary powers and real identities is crucial to staying alive. For Rafe and Jocelyn, when life is uncertain, love is undeniable.
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Real People, or Real Characters ?
by Tawdra Kandle
One of the most frequent questions readers ask me is if any of my characters are based on people I know.
The answer is, of course, yes. And no.
My son told me once that he had read every person we dream about, even if we don't know them by name, we've seen at some point in our lives, because the human brain is incapable of manufacturing a face. If that's true, I pose that characters are the same way: we cannot create traits or quirks, but we can mix them up in new ways to form completely different people.
Cathryn Whitmore, who was introduced in The King Series and has since been in both my short stories and in The Serendipity Duet, got her name from my youngest daughter, Cate. Cathryn shares a few tendencies with my Cate: they both like to be in control, and they're petite. But my Cate is a much happier, freer spirit than Ms. Whitmore. That was just a jumping off point.
Someone once told me that they thought Michael from The King Series was based on my dad. That was not intentional, but it's probably accurate. I wrote him for the first time in the wake of my parents' deaths, so if Michael comes across a little too good to be true, I can only say... well, you have never met my father.
Jocelyn in Undeniable has been a blast to write. Confident, self-assured and passionate, she is the perfect foil for Rafe, whose broken heart and subsequent cross-country tear of women and booze has left him slightly cynical and defensive. Rafe needed someone to stand up to him, and Joss is definitely it. But I'm not sure if she's got anyone I know in her.. I guess time will tell.
Meanwhile, if you meet me, watch out: you're fair game for a new character in the next book. Better mind your manners.