Saturday, April 14, 2012

Questions for Pep


If you have a question for me and it's not specific to a post and you don't know where to ask it--you can do it here. This thread can be found on the sidebar for ease of access. Also, I'm going to start a FAQ (frequently asked questions) thread for some of my more popular questions. 

Don't worry if you ask a question that I've already answered because I may just point you to the FAQs. 

Thanks for all of the questions and if I miss yours it doesn't mean that I don't want to answer it or that I'm ignoring you; only that I forgot to do so. Um...sometimes I think that I've already answered a question because I've responded in my mind. Haha, now that is old age for you. No, what happens is that I read my messages while at work and have to wait until I get home before responding.

105 comments:

  1. I have a question! :]Do you have an editor? Okay, I should have said that I have a couple questions. Will you publish Beast? Please! I can't read on the computer it gives me a migraine, so any of your work that is on literotica I can't read it! After WOS and Juicy I downloaded every book you have available on Kindle! Okay this is just a suggestion from my fantasy. James, from Angel over my Shoulder needs to marry me and since Troy is taken I am more than willing to marry James! Sooooo... When you write his story his lady should be named Kristen and she should be 29 and live in Virginia Beach! Oh, wait did I just describe myself? Yes, yes I did! LOL Pepper keep writing your stuff is good and makes a crap day at work better for me. and I really appreciate it :]

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  2. Hi Kristen. So first answer; I have guest editors for certain stories. But for the most part I have been attempting to edit my own stories (not always very successfully). Now, in the matter of James--he will be very bitter. Are you sure you want to tackle a guy with this much baggage? He's a good guy at heart but it may take a bit of time before it shows. (smile) At the rate I've been writing you might be 35, lol.

    Oh yeah...Beast. Unfortunately there is no plans to publish Beast because I would really like to keep a nice story on Literotica. It does help with my exposure. However I promise that there will be more stories--new ones that have never been read. As a matter of fact I'm working on more than one as we speak...

    Thanks for asking Kristen!

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    1. That's okay Pepper. I don't ask for perfection just passion, and you give and have plenty of that. I was only wondering because I recently hired one and he is pretty awesome-- expensive, but awesome. And trust me, as bitter as I was a few years ago after a broken heart I am sure I could handle James. When my guy and I first met I told him not to get too close because he was on a long list of ppl who probably wouldn't be in my life for longer than a few moments :[ Five years later he is still here working my very last nerve! Anyway, I can't wait to read what you have coming next!

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  3. Hi Pepper...I just finished reading WOS Series and I sooo enjoyed this series. I would like to know if you are going to write a book 4 and if so, do you have an idea as to when it will be released.

    Thanks,

    abrown7

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    1. Hi abrown7. The characters in WOS are so alive for me, I really can't end their story. What I want to do is to continue their story on my blog and if that means that I will eventually have enough for book 4 then I will definitely do that. Right now I can't give you a 'when' but I do see it happening.

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    2. Ok that's great to hear. How can I get approved to read the stories on your page? I tried to read beast but it said I needed your approval to read your blog.

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    3. Currently the stories on my blog have been removed. It began because many of them were being published. At some point I will add more stories to the blog--including those that are currently free on Literotica. At the moment I haven't completely decided which ones those will be. Although I'm pretty sure that BEAST will remain on Literotica and not get published. Of course, everything I say is subject to change.

      Beast is a very good story. You can read it on Literotica.com for free, along with They Say Love is Blind and Miscegenist Sabishii. http://www.literotica.com/stories/memberpage.php?uid=1082236&page=submissions

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    4. Do you have book already or have considered writing a book about a bad boy (tatoos, smoke etc.) who is on a destructive path and can't seem to find stability or peace. Then he stumble across an insecure girl who has her own issues and is a outcast and find peace that he never new existed with her? From your books and the way you write this is a storyline I think you do wonders with. Just an idea...

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    5. this kind of sounds like a story that I wrote about Bill and Raina. Bill was a drug using bad boy who was anti-social. Raina was a burn victim that was too shy to even meet people's eyes. She had a crush on Bill and one day they literally crashed into each other. It's called Someone to Love and is included in a collection of short stories in my book entitled Love Intertwined Vol 1.

      That is the type of story that would fall perfectly into my genre. Don't be surprised if you see another story like that turn up! Thanks for asking/ and for the suggestion

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  4. Ms. Pace let me begin by saying hello, I’m in avid reader who stumbled onto your work and I became enthralled with the stories; so much so that I went back to amazon and purchased your whole kindle store. Thus far I have finished Angel over my shoulder, Stranded, Urban vampires 1&2, WOS 1-3, and Juicy (I’m reading Crash now). Juicy is truly one of the best novel’s I’ve ever read because of the extreme circumstances the characters faced as well as the blossoming love story between two people that “seem” so unlikely. I laughed, cried, prayed, and smiled for these characters and then I ordered the brick and mortar copy for my library. I hope that there is a follow up to Juicy, WOS, and the urban vampire series.

    I loved the WOS books and hope that you can give us one more book because it left me reeling, and I have so many un-answered questions. In spite of my initial reservations I found myself attracted to Jason and rooting for his relationship with Robin. With that said, Did Amberly drug Robin at that party and will she be found out by the rest of the WOS group? I loved the story but I just felt like they all got off too easy for what they did to Robin (and that includes Jason).
    Anyways, keep up the brilliant work I’ll be looking forward to it

    Sincerely,
    New Fan Ebony

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  5. Hello there New Fan Ebony (smile). I'm very happy to hear that you discovered my stories and I truly appreciate the support. Wow, you are very lucky that you discovered WOS after I completed the story. While I was writing it and posting it on the blog it was taking my readers (and myself) through the ringer! I would post an update once a week (two if I could) and the story never seemed to end. One story turned into the size of nearly 3 novels! I burned out big time on it.

    Some readers didn't like seeing Robin's transformation--others liked her tougher side. In the end I had Robin do more to get back at Amberly and to publicly embarrass her but one reader made a good point; that Robin lowered herself to their level. So, I'd say that while she has been struggling with 'coming into her own', she was still someone that you cared about. So I changed things up and did a major re-write. The story is better for it (in my opinion) but I tamed Robin a bit in the re-write.

    The trade off is that she lost some of the hard-edge that may have made her less likable.

    There is more to all of the stories. Juicy and Troy's store will not continue in a pt 2 but they will make appearances in upcoming stories. There is going to be a book 3 for UV and of course WOS will continue to live on in my blog until I have enough to publish book 4.

    So none of my characters will fade away completely. Any of them can make a reappearance. Thanks for the question.

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    1. Hey Ms. Pace
      So happy to hear that the characters will not fade away because they are so well developed that it breaks my heart to let them go. I look forward to the updates.

      I agree that giving Robin too hard of an edge probably would have been a little jarring but I think you struck the right balance. I was just wondering if unfolding events (outside of Robin’s control) would reveal some of the deeds done in the dark. Either way I’m excited and ready to read more.

      New Fan
      Ebony

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  6. Hey Pep, did you publish on Createspace and if so how does that work as far as getting copies for blog sites and reviewers-- if you do that.

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    1. Yes, I published CRASH, Juicy, The Purple World and WOS on Createspace. It was very simple but when you order your own copies of books it does begin to add up. Createspace has a community that answers questions about marketing and such. One question was about about paying reviewers to review your books and the response was a unanimous NO! Don't pay someone but send them a message offering to give them a book or send them a epub copy. I haven't done any such thing so I'm not sure how that works. If a reviewer sent me a request to review my book I'd respond with a polite thank you (but I wouldn't offer to send them a book!)

      I don't know what the norm is, but perhaps reviews should come from people who are interested in the book/genre and not from someone asked to review the book so that there are a collection page of reviews. Of course this is coming from someone that is getting tons of reviews without asking for them.

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  7. Good Afternoon Pepper Pace,
    Regarding your new story, brillant and fluid writing. Sometime reality set in and as a reader, I do not expect a happy ending always in your writing. This is a true mark of a writer. You are able to bring your characters to light, well done. Thank you Bain

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  8. Thank you Bain! That was one of the stories that I didn't intend to post but I dug it up and found my interest renewed. A big plus is that it's completely finished! I just need to transcribe it to the computer.

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  9. Hi Pep,
    First off, congrats and continued success! Second, do you and your crew plan to work on Vampiric Charms anymore? I LOVE that series (in addition to all of your other works) and I really hope the answer's yes ;-D
    Kitty

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  10. Hi Kitty, I'm sorry to say that I don't believe we will be continuing the story. I for one got burned out on all the writing though the other people seem to be still on board. Maybe David and the others will keep it alive without me and (or perhaps someone would be interested in taking over the roll of Miika--maybe even you, Kitty?)

    But who knows what the future may bring for that story.

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  11. Hello Ms Pace,

    I stumbled across your books while searching for something new and different to read and every book that I purchased has fulfilled that need and more.

    I love how you spin a story because I don't know where it's going. Your stories aren't predictable.

    The fact that you use broken people who really aren't as broken as they appear to be is wonderful.

    Your heroines are intelligent and strong not obnoxious or domineering.

    Your heroes aren't knights in shining armour from rich families waiting to run in and save the day.

    However, the only series that gave me pause is your Urban Vampire series.

    I have to ask the following question because as I read both books I just didn't feel like you wrote those books.

    There was something different about those two stories. The question I have is this..

    Did you write those by yourself or did you have help with that particular genre??..

    Also have you begun part three on the Urban Vampire and when should we expect to see it??

    Thanks

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    1. Hi Angelina, I think I know why UV reads so different. One year for valentines day, my boyfriend made me a personalized book where he and I were the stars. It was a vampire story but was very corny (yet romantic that he would think to do something like that for me!). He challenged me to write a less corny, more modern and 'cool' vampire story that we could market as a personalized book. And that was how UV began.

      Unfortunately the logistics was too complex so I scrapped the idea but I liked the story. So initially it had no character personalization because they needed to be tailored to the purchaser, but then as I began the re-writes I had to TRY to add them. I guess that's why it reads like it was written by someone with a split personality. Book one was light-hearted, quirky and fun, but then book 2 got sad and dark. Book 3 is intensely sexual as she explores her lovers. And yes, I've already began writing book 3 and got pretty far into it but then I lost part of the story and it pissed me off enough that I lost interest in it.

      So this is the big question, when will it be released? I really don't know. That doesn't help does it? I'll say this--I don't know if I can finish ANY of my projects at the rate I'm going.

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    2. I have to agree that Urban Vampire didn't really have your voice. To be honest, while a fan of your work, I did not really care for them. There was no pull with the characters. I am glad you are having such great success, and I think having your stories you needed was the best kick in the butt you could ever get. Keep up the good work!

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  12. I love UV it's one of my favs I read it over and over and over again. I can't wait until book 3 comes out. Please continue.

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  13. Hi Pep,I can't seem to view your work on Literotica.I tried looking under Pepper Pace with no luck.I love your books and would like to read your other work.Please reply asap.
    Thanks,
    Allymarie

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    1. Here is the direct link to my literotica.com stories. Let me know if it isn't working. Thanks

      http://www.literotica.com/stories/memberpage.php?uid=1082236

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  14. Hi Niomi and thank you. I'm definitely going to continue UV

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  15. Good evening Pepper Pace:
    I went to Amazon and order "Crash" for myself and sister, excellent book. My sister has a daughter and she advance for her reading age, she saw "Juicy and read the summacy on the back. Now she want a copy of all of your books, since my little gosling is not of age I told her I will purchase your books now for her and when she reach eighteen year of age and start attending university she will receive your books. She try to bargain with me and I explain I want her to enjoy being a child must longer. So I am going to give her "Purple World" for her birthday gift, she will be thirteen year old. Thank you Bain

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    1. Hi Bain, I'm happy that you told her to hold off on my 'adult' books. I wasn't going to say this because I hate committing something to print and then not following through...but here goes; I'm starting a new SERIES for young adults.

      Tell her to be on the look out for The Mutant Chronicles.

      I hope she likes the Purple World but it is probably geared for even younger readers than her (although I like the story very much). In other words it's very tamed down. The Mutant Chronicles will deal with issues such as bullying, feelings of being an outcast and suicide.

      It's still a 'young adult' book but will definitely not be tame (it won't have the sex and language of my adult books). So heads up on that, Bain and thanks for giving her some time to mature so that she can best appreciate the more adult stories. You are awesome!

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    2. Hello Pepper Pace,
      Thank you for the reply and information regarding your new young adult series, I am going to purchase these books for my gosling and myself when they come out. My family are mega fans of children and young adult books. In the future would you consider signing your books, at the reader request and charge according. Thank you very much Bain

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  16. Hi Pepper,
    Thanks for the link. I read Beast and loved it.
    I heard about of The Swirl Awards on another
    authors site.It's for interracial romance.I
    would love for you to nominate Juicy,WOS, or Stranded.
    Only authors can nominate their books but
    readers get to vote.Please do this for your readers
    because you are a five star writer.

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    1. allymarie, I forgot to check out The Swirl Awards and the contest is now closed for entrants. This is the story of my life. I want an assistant! A sexy one with...oops I digress.

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  17. Dear Pepper,
    I am an avid fan of your work. As a fledgling, yet unpublished writer of IR with a little somethin' somethin' extra I am inspired and awed by your tales. Of all Iv'e read I have never been less than satisfied that my libido and intellect had been well stimulated. Hence my bated, gnawing and need for more of "Seal On My Heart" I am so enamored of both lead characters, I feel as if I know them or better said hope to meet those who possess similar qualities. So please girl, hurry on up and get er done!

    Continued success.
    Greer

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  18. Hi Greer. Thank you for the reminder that many people have invested their time and energy in reading this story. I will definitely get on the ball with completing it!

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  19. Dear Pepper,
    I've read "Juicy", "Crash" and "WOS (1-3)" your books are so touching and inspiring. I fell in love with Troy and Juicy. Lucas and Sophie were so amazing, and lastly Jason and Robin...I've read this story so many times! I've never read a story so realistic. Your characters are beyond amazing and so true to character. I really hope that the WOS stories will continue! What inspires you to write such amazing and realistic stories? Do you plan on writing anymore kick butt stories? You Rock!!!!!!

    -Ashley

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  20. Hi Ashley.
    This may sound cliche--but I really 'feel' my characters. Maybe there has to be a small amount of 'crazy' to so thoroughly lose yourself in a character that you create a dialogue, a visual and a history. And once that happens I no longer tell them what to do, they tell me what they want to do. I've tried to make a story do one thing but it was all wrong and my readers were able to tell and gave me the appropriate feedback. I've learned to relinquish the reigns and to let what happens happen.

    So while I have an idea of a beginning, middle and end I have no knowledge of how it will be filled beforehand. Maybe everyone writes like that, I'm not sure, but it works for me. Hopefully every story I put down will have the same lively characters and realistic situations.

    Thanks for asking!

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  21. Hi Pepper,

    thank you for responding! You're amazing! I love your style and technique of writing and please don't ever change that! It works for you and I love the stories you create. Will there be anymore on Jason and Robin? that story really, really touched me.

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    1. I do intend to write more about Jason and Robin. The question is when...I've been focusing my time on other projects and stories but they never completely leave the characters that I've already created.

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    2. Great! Thank you for responding Pepper! I can't wait for your next project(s)! Good luck, Lady Pepper! :-)

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  22. Hello Ms. Pace, I've read "Stranded" & "Juciy". Both were wonderful stories. I am looking to purchase "Crash" but it is not available on e-book format on the Barnes and Noble website. I have B&N ereader and I'm looking to purchase Crash in e-book. When will it be available on e-book at B&N?

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    1. No need to reply Ms. Pace, you've answered my question on FB. Thanks

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  23. Hey Pepper,
    I can't read on the computer, so I wasn't able to read any of your work on Literotica. I wish I could, but I just get a headache. Here is the thing, I found a way to read your work from Literotica on my Kindle using an program from Kindle. I have to place your work into a word document and then right click it. That sends it to my Kindle free thru Wifi. I did that with Beast and read it,but I feel like I should ask for your permission to do that.

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  24. Hi Inger,
    I don't mind if you download the material from Literotica/Writing feedback and either print it or place it on your e-reader device. Many authors that post free work will not have a problem with readers downloading their work into epub format for easier reading. As a matter of fact, Robcub (one of my favorite Literotica authors) has his work on a blog and provides the epub/mobi download. I'm not going to go that far because I'm fairly lazy but knock yourself out :)

    When my writing goes up for sale whatever is printed for free will go through some major changes and then the free version disappears forever. The only thing that I have a problem with is when my e-published work is shared. That is illegal and it pisses me off because I give away a lot of stories and will continue to do so. But when I make the decision to sale my work then file sharing becomes stealing.

    But free stuff can be downloaded, shared or converted to epub with my blessings. And thank you for being considerate enough to ask!

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  25. Hi Pep! Is there a way to see more of Ho-Z's work? He's very talented and the artwork is out of this world. Is there a way he can be emailed or blogged? thank you,!

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    1. Hi Creole-Belle89. More of Hoz's fresh designs can be found at his website Ho-Z Design. He is very interactive and you can reach him or leave him comments and feedback at his site. I'm sure he would love to hear from you.

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    2. thanks Pep! will there be any updates on WOS? lol, not rushing you, just eager for more.

      thanks, Ashley

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    3. FAQ #4:

      4. Question: Will there be another chapter to Wheels of Steel?

      Answer: Yes! I love WOS and will not let those characters disappear into oblivion. You will see new chapters of WOS appear on my blog and when I have enough to publish their story will appear on Amazon and Barnes and Nobles (or wherever else I e-publish).

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    4. Thank you Pep!

      If you don't mind me asking. How did you meet Ho-Z? Between your books and his artwork, I'm about to go into an overload! Both of you are so talented and I'm glad that you are continuing to your stories going.

      -Ashley

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    5. I am happy to be able to refer you to Ho-Z. I am a big fan of his work. A couple years ago I received a message from a young man telling me that he loved my stories and wondered if I had ever thought of writing one from the viewpoint of a person with some form of handicap. From that conversation we developed WOS and have been friends every since.

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    6. Thank you :-) His work is amazing! Thank you both for creating WOS!

      -Ashley

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  26. Do you know when the third book of Urban Vampire will be ready for purchasing?

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    1. Hi Lynn. I know that I will continue with the Urban Vampire series but I have not added it to the list of projects that I have in the works. UV 3 definitely won't happen in 2012 but beyond that-yes, it definitely will! Thanks for asking.

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  27. Hi Miss Pace I will like to know if you will be putting out any more books in paperback. I don't have a kindle or anything like that but i have to say i love the feeling of having a book in my hand. I bought Juicy And Wheels Of Steel 3 in 1 and i will love to add more of your books to my collection.

    Danny From Trinidad And Tobago

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    1. Hi Danny, I do intend to release all of my e-books in paperback form. So far my paperbacks include Juicy, Crash, WOS Special Edition and a children's book written under my real name. Once They Say Love is Blind is completed that will be published in paperback form as well.

      I also have created a hardback for Juicy. I'll talk more about that at a later time. Thanks Danny!

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  28. Hey Pep,
    I read your posts off of my ipod and the black block to contrast with the writing is not there. This means that anything posted in dk blue, black, or green fonts to name a few are almost impossible to read because they blend into your grey blocky background. I really want to read book two of Love Is Blind. Would you please consider posting it in white or red font. Either way I will figure something out but that would make you super duper awesome instead of just your regular ol' super awesome!!

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  29. Hi Pepper,

    I am a big fan of your work and have purchased all of your work! I am re-reading all of your books and was looking for the story of a man with a cleft pallet (i think) who helped your heroine with her work outs in the morning. I really enjoyed that story but can't seem to find it! Was that something that was on literortica and was taken off? If so do you plan to re publish that? It was one of my top stories from you. Thank you!

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    1. Hi Dana and thank you!
      The story you're referring to is Beast and it is currently available at Literotica.com as well as on this blog. Here's the link:

      http://pepperpacebeast.blogspot.com/2012/07/chapter-1.html?zx=37563b87a1a66458

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  30. Hi Pepper,

    I hope you are doing well. I was wondering if you were going to continue The Mutant Chronicles maybe on your blog or publishing it? I was really getting into it and thing that it is a great story so far, then again I have read and love all your work. Happy Labor day weekend.

    Leah

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    1. Hi Leah, I am doing fantastic. I will continue the Mutant Chronicles (it will undergo a name change at some point), I just need to get a handle on Adaptation. Thanks for asking

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  31. Hi Pep,
    I stumbled onto your work, and have been captivated since Stranded. I have few questions, I live in Trinidad and Tobago which is in the Caribbean, I can't purchase books on nook because i don't live in the US or Canada and Amazon charges me twice as much for your work. Would you considered having your work on sites like Smashword or Allromance which charges me the same amount as persons in the US? Also I bought Love Intertwined Vol 2 but I see you have released Blair and the Emoboy as a stand alone,is there additional content. If no,would you consider expanding their story. I can't wait for WOS 4 and all your other works.

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  32. Hello im a huge fan! Good work!! Are you going to finish your vampire series? Its awesome! Also WOS is amazing. Thank you.

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    1. Hi Wallecia. Thank you! I will be continuing the Vampire series (there is no end because it will be an ongoing story). 2013 Will be the year for WOS and Urban Vampire. Thanks for asking

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  33. Hello Pepper, I just finished reading the WOS series and I LOVED them. I feel, however, the ending of part 3 seemed rushed and left me wondering what's next. I was wondering if there would be a part 4 in the series? I am rooting for Jason and Robin and would love to follow them as they become family and have kids! Thank you for creating wonderful, contextual characters!

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    1. the problem with part three is that it was shorter because I had to remove A LOT of content. I removed the showdown at the club where Robin's band was performing a song for the benefit of back-stabbing ex-friends that had to be totally removed due to copyright infringement. Also, I wanted to show more growth on Robin's part. Smacking and punching people is not where I wanted to end it. But yes, to answer your question, there will be a part 4 and 5 and on and on. There won't be an end to this story--it will just keep going as long as I do. :)

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    2. Glad to hear that WOS series will be continuing. I also thought PART 3 ended with both Jason and Robin not completely resolved in their feelings for each other. it's as if they were playing games and that left me feeling uncomfortable.

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  34. are you going to finish the story seal upon your heart. I reall liked that story

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  35. Hi Pep. I want to second that emotion on Seal Upon Your Heart...and just re-read Juicy....I can't express how much that story moves me.
    JoAnne

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  36. Hey, Pepper! Hope you and the family are doing well. I'm a huge fan of yours and have gobbled up all of your books and stories in progress and I'm going through major withdrawls over here..the scratching of my neck says so lol.. but what I want to know is..Will you ever complete "I was here and now I'm gone"? I so love books like that.. dark,gritty,grimmy and dirty..It's right up my alley.
    Nikki

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  37. Hi Nikki, I'm so happy that you like that story. It is finished; there are actually two parts to it. Really I just need to get it edited and posted. Sorry sorry sorry...I am so horrible about finishing things. But yes, it will post in its entirety. I promise.

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  38. Why you removed Miscegenist Sabishi from literotica?:tear: So your going to publish it? With more added? lol I hope.

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    1. Haha, Adriel you busted me. Yes I'm going to publish that. I'm working on the edit now (stopped to remodel my kitchen). I'm not sure how much it will change since I'm only on the very first section where Tony is talking. The word count is 41K which is the size of a novella. I'm shooting for at least an additional 10K words with my edits.

      I feel like I'm flooding the book market and I haven't even published any of my new material. I think I have around 14 digital books for sale and I haven't even been on the publishing scene for even a year yet! Ugh, what's going to happen 5 years from now? LOL!

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  39. Hi Pep,

    I just HAD to tell you how much of a unique and talented writer you are (I'm a huuuuge fan!). Your stories are so refreshing and addicting! My absolute favorites are the WOS series. Please tell me there's more to their story. I cant wait to see them in their new rekindled relationship. I love how Jason has his disability but was just as a jerk and hard-headed as any other 19 y/o at times. I love how jealous he is of her, and I love how Robin never treats him as a person with an obvious disability. I beg you to continue with this couple. I've read each book three times, and it's official...I'm ADDICTED lol.

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    1. Hi Steph. Thank you very much and yes, WOS will be continuing. The next chapter will not get written until 2013 and you will see a return of the mothers. Not everything will go smoothly but hopefully everyone will work through their troubles. Thanks again!

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  40. I have enjoyed A Seal Upon Your Heart. Do you plan on finishing it?

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    1. Hi A,
      I will definitely be finishing that story!

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  41. Pepper - I have loved reading the Adaption story. I can't wait to see what's the story with Carmella's pain - I personally think that Raj's response to her declaration was so strong that he wanted her to feel what he felt. Anyway, over the summer, I've read most of your stories. I'm in awe of your imagination and the way you send the reader on the H/h's journey - in Adaptation: the loneliness of solitude, humor as Balil familiarizes himself with his human body. Please keep it up. I've found several places that need editing in Adaptation, and I would be happy to send it to you (no charge, ha ha). It's in Word format, but I'd like your permission to do so. Am I able to add an attachment to these comments?

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  42. Not a problem. Thanks for responding!

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  43. Hi pepper I just got finished reading The Purple World and was wondering if there will be more to come? I think it is a wonderful story so far and would love to see what other adventures they have.

    Leah

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  44. Hello Ms. Pace,
    I've just finished WOS, Beast and They Say Love is Blind..I just ordered Miscegenist Sabishii and can't wait to jump into their lives. Yet, I'm still thinking about Jason and Robin in WOS, I can not get their story out of my head/heart. I've just completely falling in love with them, well, all of the charaters in each book that I mentioned earlier. I absolutely hope that there is a WOS Book 4. I'm cheering for Jason and Robin. Thank you for GREAT love stories!

    Take care,
    Tracy

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      There will definitely be a WOS 4; look for it in 2013!

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  45. Dear Pepper Pace, you are a genius! First you make me fall in love with a beast, despite my preference for perfection (I'm just gonna say it, Henry Cavill, YUM), then you make me fall in love with a dude with cerebral palsy. Unfortunately I didn't fall in love with the mean boss, but I plan on falling in love with a caramel skinned in the near future!

    p.s. My husband is not to happy about me falling in love with any of these characters, or Henry Cavill :)

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    1. Hi M and Thank you! So sorry Mr. M! Haha. He will have to ride the aftermath of his wife reading romantic erotica, right? And Henry Cavill is delicious

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  46. Hi Ms. Pace,
    I am currently reading WOS (I am so very behind, and kicking myself for just discovering your books) I was wondering where the soundtrack was. There has been reference to it, so I was hoping it was still avaliable somewhere? Also just wanted to applaud your work. This genre was becoming painfully predictable to me, and I have found actual redemption in your characters! I had given up, but not anymore. Its also made me rethink a few things...So very well done.

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    1. Hi Nikki,
      I'm happy that you have discovered WOS. When I first began writing the story I posted each chapter here on the blog. At one point it was interactive and all you had to do was to click the links and it would take you to music.

      As the story progressed I discontinued making it interactive. The links are no longer available. Ho-Z, the muse and inspiration to the story created short, original music to the story. He may make them available to you if you let him know that you are interested in them. One song that he specifically gave me is Sweetheart in Hamilton County. So that is a song that I can share with you.

      check the main blog and I will put a link on it for you!

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  47. Hey!

    I know you said that it was already completed so will The Problem Solver be updated every Monday like Adaptation?(well the other 2 parts)

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    1. Hi Adriel. I'll post the next chapter of The Problem Solver tomorrow (Sunday)

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  48. I am a big fan of your work. I wanted to reread Beast as it's been awhile, but was disappointed to see it was nolonger on literotica. Are you making plans to publish it soon?

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    1. Hi MsGlass. Yes, Beast has now been published on both Amazon.com as well as Barnes and Noble. Thanks for your comments and questions!

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  49. Hi Pepper,

    I love your stories and the realistic elements you never fail to add to your stories. And this is the reason why I want to give you an idea for a boo. Not a real one but I know if you wrote it it would be marvelous. I'm taking a BIO course, and currently we are talking about bulimia and anorexia. I would love to read a story where the heroin is going through this sickness and at the end she is successful. Women are instensly pressured today by the media to become an ideal woman (whatever that may be). A story on it would send a strong message for all your readers.

    Faustine *Your Most Avid Reader *))

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    1. Hi Faustine. That idea would definitely be in keeping with the type of books that I right. I know a woman that was bulimic but she didn't keep her purging to herself and shared with others that it was the way she kept her weight down. Now years later her body is very messed up. The constant throwing up left her throat and stomach damaged so that now she can only tolerate bland foods. She is constantly stricken with diarrhea even when drinking a simple cup of coffee. She can't tolerate dairy anymore (not even cheese on a pizza). AND because of the yo-yo dieting it doesn't take much for her to gain a lot of weight. Now that she knows the right way to diet her body is in an unhealthy state. God only knows what is going on with her heart.

      The effects of purging is not ever really discussed and it would be a good idea to write a story that really details it. I'll keep it in mind, and thank you for being my most avid reader :)

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  50. Hi Pepper

    Just read Problem Solver. Cannot find part 1. Really interesting 'hot' just need to know how it all came to be

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  51. Hi Anonymous. Just go to the right side bar and you will see the links for each chapter. Thanks and happy that you liked it!

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  52. Hi pep, I'm. Www.bookdevour.blogspot.com wand I'm in love with your writing!! Hubby calls me a book devoured cause I
    read so many books. I started with "Beast" A -Mah -ZING, now I'm. Obsessed with everything you've. Ever written
    "Wis" being my previous favorite, now it's "UV." I laugh, cry, and agree with your words. I see the characters
    in my mind and just can't wait for your next book. Till then, I'll. Move on to "the way home" but please don't
    ever stop, you're. Amazing at what you do!

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  53. Hi Pep,

    Finished reading A Seal Upon My Heart yesterday and I just wanted to congratulate you on another wonderful story...I believe you wrote the best line someone can say to another "I spoke your name into the universe and claimed you as my own." When I read that I was like Whoa! I want to feel love like that.

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  54. Hi Pepper
    Just finished reading A Seal Upon the Heart. Loved it. Love it probably more for exploring a chapter in Africa's history that has haunted me for the longest time. The genocide in Rwanda happened against the backdrop of incredible events in South Africa (where I'm from) we had had the first free and fair elections and were looking to Mandela's inauguration in May '94. Here we were just buzzing when news reports began to filter through about the devastating events in Rwanda. It was unbelievable that this was happening, the unfolding story was one I do not believe can be suffidiently described in words, I still get goose bumps and a chill to the bone thinking about it. But it happened and life has gone on.

    Thank you for this wonderful story and your effort to give a face and voice to a survivor.

    (small quibble - I love your work Pepper - I have read all your work bar the Purple Trilogy (down loaded just waiting for time) - there are still instances where 'than' is used instead of 'then' and sales instead of sells, possessive form is used instead of plural and character given the wrong name - eg Claudine instead of Claudette) I can forgive all that and have forgiven similar errors in other of your work however a friend new to your work remarked that she could not get past the errors and took some persuading to read further and get into characters. I would hate for other readers to put your books down as a result because your characters are just amazing, you give voice to people and subject matter seldom seen in popular writing and for that I take my hat of to you.

    Thank you for your work and for continuing to share it with us.
    Yolanda

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  55. Yolanda, I'm so happy that you enjoyed A Seal Upon Your Heart. It wasn't an easy story to write due to the many controversial subjects. I tried very hard to tell a romantic story--a love story from two characters with different backgrounds. In doing so I had to explore genocide in more detail than I ever put to pen. I listened to survivor testimonies and I knew that I had to touch upon that in some way without changing the dynamic of the story. There was also the storyline of religion and sex which is sometime very taboo. Then add to that a huge age difference AND an interracial story--and it's no wonder that I stopped writing it to regroup (smile).

    So I can say that this was the most difficult story that I've ever told. And I'm happy that you were touched by it!

    Several people have mentioned the errors they find in my published books. If they tell me where they find them I go right in and correct them (as I've just done with correcting the name from Claudine to Claudette--Thank you Yolanda!). It does effect my sales as well as reviews. A reviewer wrote in regards of my story Beast, that I had no command or understanding of the English language because of then and than confusion. She then gave the story 3 stars or 2, something like that.

    It's not that I don't understand how to use words properly. A writer's eyes stays on a word for a fraction of a second--one word just a fraction of a second. First I follow a flow as my thoughts transforms to words THEN I go back and edit--first for content and then for grammar. When you edit your own work, what happens is that your eye/mind tells you that you are seeing something that may not actually be there. Or...and here is the worst, you stop writing a book for a year and forget your characters name!

    So here is the solution; my boyfriend says that you don't have to be with a big publishing house to get editors. Copy editors are waiting to be hired, sitting around twiddling their thumbs. Hire a copy editor. That would give a set of fresh eyes. That would polish up the story.

    But this is what I hear...Give birth to your precious baby and now give him to a surgeon to fix his defects. I'm like NOOOOOOOOOOO! Don't touch my baby!!!

    LOL, that is a horrible analogy but it is the way I feel and why I've always been so resistant to handing my 'baby' over for editing. I'll go over the entire piece again just to make sure nothing else has been tampered with (as you should). It is a control thing--Yes it is. But it's also a very personal thing; it would have to be someone I trust not just some ANYBODY. Also they have to work on MY timeline and not their own. Yes I'd be demanding! I can write fast and I don't want a slow editor...or I might write slow and I don't want them 'nudging me' because they got other clients.

    I do have an editor who I completely trust but he doesn't edit anymore and short of begging he cannot be persuaded to come out of retirement.

    Anyway, with that said, I will have to really consider your advise and the advise of others. I'll give it a try with UV 3 and WOS 4 and see about finding the right 'fit'. Also if anyone knows of a good copy editor that they can recommend that would be a helpful start; someone that writes in the IR romance/erotica genre.

    Thanks again Yolanda for your comments

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    1. About the baby - you know that moment when you have laboured long and hard and you have laughed and grimaced, cursed and ululated (or whatever choice of celebratory noise) with joy and you popped out an amazing little person and you've held her/him and marvelled well, it doesn't hurt to let the nurse and the doctor to whisk the baby away for a quick check up and wipe down. You get to deliver the afterbirth, calm down and stop shaking, maybe change out of a bloody nightgown and ready youself to get your baby back all checked, cleaned, dressed up and ready to show off to the world.

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    2. Hello Pepper,
      I am an editor. I LOVE your writing! It's sometimes hard to find stories that truly touch my heart - yours do. However, as Yolanda says, there are times when issues with grammar, continuity, tenses, etc., affect the flow. I am not a content editor, and therefore would respect your decisions about the story and style. I'm asking for you to give me a try. I can do a test edit for you to see my skills and to give you the opportunity to see if/how we can work together. Regardless of your decision, keep writing!
      Dean (Dean.Michele@yahoo.com)

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  56. Hello Pepper, I've read a few of your books that were published on Amazon. I highlighted a few errors that you may be interested in fixing. How would I go about getting those to you? Love your books!

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  57. I tried to read the Shadow People but, I can't. How can I get access to read it? You can email me at shanet888@yahoo.com

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  58. Hey Mrs. Pace, my name is Andra and I just finished reading the Wheels of Steel triliogy andI loved it.I finished all three tonight and I really loved the concept and could definitely see all your hard work. I am anaspiring author and I am currently in college getting my degree in English and Editing. I noticied that you said you were doing your own editing, but I would love, love, love to do some work on it. This is such a unique story, not only because of the interracial aspect, but the amount readers can learn about cerebral palsy. Please let me know if your interested or not, and whatever you decide I thank you for writing a really wonderful series. My email address is redergurl@yahoo.com or you could send me a reply on here as well. Thank you

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  59. Hi. Pepper
    I happen to read one of your stories on Lit, A Seal Upon Your Heart and I
    was wondering if u were planning completing this story....I hope so!!! :-)

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  60. Hello Pepper,
    I'm a long time reader and love all your stories. My favourite is Adaptation. I was wondering if to you had plans on publishing book 2 on kindle? I really would like to know what happens with Raj.
    Thank you. DEE FROM Los Angeles.

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  61. Hi Pepper, I'm a big fan of all your books and I have a questian just for you. Do you plan, somehow write about elves and humans relationships? Like you did with vampires and ex-humans? I would like to read something about a sexy, and centenary elve with his beautiful white hair light skin like snow fell in love with a chubby/overweight black girl. Because really, I have never seen something like that.

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