What inspired my main character?
A lot of different things inspired my main character for this series, Kaylan. After my last series, Excalibar Investigations, I was excited to write about someone completely different.
I still wanted a strong, independent heroine who could take care of herself – and who didn’t rely on a man to come and save her. One of the main things that inspired this character was the character Max from the Dark Angel series. I loved that series growing up I always wanted to write a series about a group of outlaws who hideout in the city, sneak around catching the bad guys and doing good work.
I knew I wanted Kaylan to eventually lead the group – the Amaranthine. I think losing her family and then her fiancé really shapes who she is as a person and gives her a strong sense of right and wrong. You see Kaylan change a lot as the series progresses as she deals with her sister’s betrayal and current turns that how much her fiancé, Elijah, has changed. All the things shape her to become a strong leader at the end of series. She’s handy when it comes to knives too!