Rad-Reader: Why MMA fighters as your love interests?
Abby: I went crazy over the UFC after watching my first fight with George St. Pierre. (So excited he's about to make a return to MMA). I love the combination of the tough badass that enters a cage and the man he is outside it.
Rad-Reader: How did the three characters meet and how did Ryan win her heart over Brody, to begin with?
Abby: Well, she met and dated Ryan for a while before she was introduced to his best friend, Brody. And she was very much in love with Ryan at the time and didn't see any other man other than the man she was with. This story really isn't about a person who married someone they didn't truly love. At one point, Ryan and Scarlett were very much head-over-heels in love with the other. It's how sometimes love isn't enough to get you through really tough times and you grow apart.
Rad-Reader: Now did the doctors say she could never have children or just not with Ryan?
Abby: Scarlett can't have children with anyone.
Rad-Reader: Was Scarlett always an insecure shy person or had Ryan done that to her?
Abby: She's always been on the shy side, definitely more reserved, but the insecurity came from the last couple of years of marriage to Ryan.
Rad-Reader: Brody loved Scar for all those years he said. Yet, when it all hit the fan his true colors showed. In some ways, he was no different than Ryan. Didn’t even talk to her about why she lied to protect herself or investigate. Why?
Abby: I'm not sure what you mean by his true colors showed. He was being true to himself. No time during their story had Brody ever shied away from telling Scarlett the kind of future he had envisioned. Neither did his family. A future she couldn't give him. Scarlett knew that by telling Brody the "lie" he would break off their relationship. It's what she set out for so Brody could move on because it was his decision to do so. And it worked. Brody had no reason to believe that Scarlett was lying to him. He believed her words and made a decision based off what she said.
Rad-Reader: When Scar tells Brody the truth he’s still pissed. After all the abuse, he’s known she’s been through with her ex and that she lied to protect herself. He’s pissed off? His sister reveals her truth about her hand in their mess. And he still waits 5 days. Really? Why? Scar is a better woman than me.
Abby: He was lied to. And he was lied to because she didn't trust him with the truth. Because she had lumped him in with men like Ryan. Personally, that would hurt me and it's not something I'm instantly going to get over just because the person decides to tell me their motivation behind it, especially when making the decision to walk away was the hardest thing he'd ever done.
Because she lied, Brody was emotionally put through the ringer as he struggled to make a choice. Finding out that he hadn't been given all the fact, that in fact he had been manipulated to force him into walking away, is not an easy pill to swallow. So, he needed time to absorb it all. As for it taking five days, he was trying to find the perfect way to express what he needed to express and it wasn't something that came to him overnight.
Rad-Reader: I am so glad that I got to ask my questions. I so wanted there to be a different way than the way I had read it. It is all in how we see if from the backgrounds, we come from, I know that for sure. So, thank you.
Rad-Reader: Will there or is there a book about Delaney and Blake?
Abby: Yes, I am working on their book now.
Rad-Reader: Why is Delaney so angry and upset over it?
Abby: The pregnancy? She wasn't expecting to get pregnant, they used protection, but now she is pregnant from a man she had a one-night stand with. She's got A LOT of emotions going on. And telling a man she doesn't know that she's carrying his child is freaking terrifying.
Rad-Reader: What will become of Tessa and Nick?
Abby: I'm not sure about that. I'll see how this book plays out. Tessa will be in it, and her story may be resolved throughout it. I just don't know yet.
Rad-Reader: If your book was made into a movie who would you want to play…
Scarlett: Kat Mumford
Brody: Frank Mir
Delaney: Shailene Woodley
Ryan: Matt Lanter
Scarlett: Emily VanCamp
Brody: Henry Cavill
Ryan: Charlie Hunnam
Rad-Reader: What song out today tells the story of your characters best or of your story?
“In Case You Didn’t Know” – Brett Young
Abby: Well, it's not new, but mine would be:
"Wanted" --Hunter Hayes
Rad-Reader: What is your favorite type of music?
Abby: I like all kinds, but I'm really drawn to music like The Avett Brothers and Mumford and Son.
Rad-Reader: What is your favorite genre to read?
Abby: I read all types of genres. It just depends on the mood I'm in.
Rad-Reader: When did you start writing?
Abby: When my twins were infants and I had become a stay at home mom. I was never a writer, always the reader. Something changed after they were born, and I started putting pen to paper and here I am almost 13 years later.
Rad-Reader: What is your next project and when will it be coming out?
Abby: Blake and Delaney's story. It's slotted to be out at the end of this year.
Rad-Reader: Where can our readers buy your books?
Abby: My books are offered at most online retailers.
Rad-Reader: Where can our readers find you on the Web?
I would really like to thank Abby for taking the time to be with us. Especially, with a death she had in the family, she still found the time to be with us. We all are so grateful to you for doing this. Our prayers are with your family. Please take the time to buy this book as you can see I loved it even with the turmoil within. I got my point of view changed today and you will have a head start as too the mindset of the characters. Thanks for feeding my FANGIRL Abby and please don’t fail to use our Shout Out page for Authors. Now, you too are a 1 Rad-Reader Misfit. Thanks again for everything.