About the series
Sometimes I get so engrossed in the stories and the characters that have taken up residence in my head that I forget how they actually came about. One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is how did I come up with the Walker brothers. It’s a good question.
It’s funny, I can still remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I came up with the Walker brothers. It was in November of 2012. It was dark outside, I remember that much. We’d already had dinner and I was sitting in my office, writing Seduction (Club Destiny, #3) when all of a sudden I stopped typing and I stared at the whiteboard on my office wall. It was right then and there that I knew I wanted to create a series with some hot alpha males unlike the ones that I was writing about. While my Club Destiny characters are the alpha, suit-wearing, wealthy businessmen, I wanted characters who were a little more laidback, with that sexy Texas twang, sporting cowboy hats and boots. And I wanted them to be just as alpha, just as sexy, but maybe a little more rambunctious.
Now many people ask me why there are seven brothers. Well, that’s simple. Seven is my lucky number. So, that same night, when the idea came to me, I pulled out a sheet of paper and wrote down the names of the seven brothers: Travis, Sawyer, Kaleb, Brendon, Braydon, Ethan and Zane. In that order. The name Walker just sounded right. I put it down on the paper after each one of the brothers’ names and it seemed to fit perfectly, so it stuck.
Right then, with my sheet of paper in hand, I went into the living room where my husband was watching television and I told him of my idea. I told him that I needed a job for them to do. Something sexy and manly that would allow them a little freedom—you can’t very well have a good book when the characters are always at work— and we started talking about construction stuff. My husband mentioned demolition, and I ran with it. I also told him I needed a fictional town name—I gave him an overview of how I envisioned the town: small, close-knit, one stop light. It took him a few days, but we eventually settled on Coyote Ridge.
From that point on, the Walker brothers just took off. I started with Kaleb’s book and haven’t stopped yet. I never know where the brothers will take me, but I know one thing for sure: whatever they do, wherever they go, however they get there, they will still have each other’s backs and they will know exactly where they came from. When it comes to the Walker brothers, it’s all about family.
The Walkers of Coyote Ridge
About the series:
As promised … There is a spin-off series from Alluring Indulgence and the beloved Walker brothers. I told you that I intended to write stories for Curtis and Lorrie, as well as Jared, Jaxson, CJ, Mack (bartender) and several others from Coyote Ridge.
What comes next...
You may recall in Kaleb (Alluring Indulgence, #1) that it listed the size of Lorrie’s and Curtis’s families. Well… Did you know that several of them are in Coyote Ridge? A lot of them actually. Both Lorrie and Curtis come from large families, and yes, their respective siblings have children as well. So, needless to say, there are more cousins, which ultimately means more stories to tell. I mean, after all, you did meet Tessa in Chasing Dreams.
Brantley Walker: Off the Books
About the series
Ever want to follow the lives of your favorite characters? Well, I do and that’s how the idea for this came about.
I tend to gravitate toward reading series and I most enjoy the ones that continue to follow the main characters throughout. However, I wanted the series to track a gay couple while having other supporting characters to keep things lively. I figured the best way to keep it moving was to have something that changes throughout, which was how the task force came to be.