Whether she's writing erotic and enthralling stories or sending out snarky tweets, Lauren Dane is one of those authors who is constantly pushing boundaries — and winning over readers. With Drawn Together, which our reviewer called a "super-hot tale," Lauren is set to get us all hot and bothered once more. Today, Lauren discusses the latest entry in her Brown Family series, Raven's transformation and understanding characters.
The challenge with a series is to bring secondary characters and their growth to life so that when it’s their turn, readers are ready to take that trip with you. To do it without overshadowing the main characters’ journey, and to bring them to life when readers only see them through the perspectives of the current main characters, who are telling their own story. You’ve seen this character over a number of books from everyone else’s perspective and reactions. And when that character is one readers have a mixed reaction to, the challenge is manifold, but one I really enjoy.