Which five words best describe Infinite Transgressions?
Regret, Manipulative, Transformation, Forgiveness, Love
Can you share one highlight from the book?
This highlight is the basis of Melissa’s story and a recap of her actions that landed her in her predicament.
She didn’t know what she’d been thinking when she’d hit an unsuspecting Missy across the head. Temporary insanity? Maybe. After she’d assaulted the woman, she pulled her into a hallway with a bleeding wound and left her there. Even after the threesome was over and she snuck out of the room, she didn’t tell anyone about the unconscious woman laying in the stairwell, leaving as quickly as she could. Anything could have happened. Missy could have died. But the open gash at the back of Missy’s head was the least of Melissa’s concerns. All she wanted was to get into that room so she could be with Sean, her best friend’s man.
What is the purpose of this book?
Entertainment only, but I always try to write a story that makes you think. Would you act the same way if your best friend fell in love with someone you felt she didn’t deserve? Would you stay friends with someone that you constantly felt like you had to save? It’s clear Agatha and Melissa are opposites in everything, character, morals, and values. Could you be best friends with your opposite? If my book had been chosen for a book club, I’d hope these would be the types of questions they’d discuss.
Are there themes that you find turn up again and again in your work? A common thread?
Most of my books are centered around betrayal and how people react or deal with it. In this book, Melissa is betrayed by Rachel, the woman she worked for, someone she admired and thought she could look up to. In the first book, Agatha is betrayed by Melissa. In the third book, Agatha and Sean betray each other. These books delve into forgiveness as well as bitterness.
Which character or part of the book was the most fun to write? Which part was the hardest?
I had the most fun writing the fantasies that took place in the club. I definitely had to dig deep and do research to make them real and sensual. The hardest part was allowing the drama to unfold in the midst of these fantasies. I wanted to stay in the sensual world but also needed the story to flow naturally.
Can you tell us something that even your most loyal fans may not know about you?
I have a bachelors in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Accounting. I’m actually a big nerd who loves math and science. But that’s only one side of me, one part of my brain. The other part is full of stories.
The second book in the Infinite series is about Melissa’s past and how she deals with betraying her one and only friend, which leads to redemption, forgiveness, and ultimately, love.
Melissa is jobless, broke, friendless, and out on parole. Had she known tricking her best friend so she could steal her boyfriend would change her life so much, she never would have done it. Life couldn’t be worse; and all because she couldn’t keep “it” in her pants. But Melissa has never been one to stay down for long. Her pervy parole officer says she needs a job and she needs one fast. Traditional methods aren’t working. So, she turns to what she knows, heading back to the scene of her crime, Club Infinite. The one activity she loved to do above all would now be the way to pay her bills. But the desperate can’t be choosy. They can’t be honest either. If her parole officer or her therapist actually knew what she did for a living, she’d be back in jail faster than her head could spin. Life is bearable because of Josh. Sexy, lickable, hunk-of-a-man Josh. He wants her just as much as she wants him, but there are so many things standing in their way. Mainly, Melissa’s past. This journey is rough and filled with painful reminders of her past and the horrible decisions she’s made. But, along the way she finds redemption, forgiveness, new friendships, and love.
WARNING: There are some scenes that could be a trigger, though great care has been taken to be sensitive to this fact. Please proceed with caution.