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Cara McKenna

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Since she began writing in 2008, Cara McKenna has published nearly forty romances and erotic novels with a variety of publishers, sometimes under the pen names Meg Maguire and C.M. McKenna. Her stories have been acclaimed for their smart, modern voice and defiance of convention. She was a 2015 RITA Award finalist, a 2014 RT Reviewers’ Choice Award winner, a 2012 and 2011 RT Reviewers’ Choice Award nominee, and a 2010 Golden Heart Award finalist. She lives with her husband and baby son in the Pacific Northwest, though she’ll always be a Boston girl at heart.

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Cara McKenna Sorry, Tiffany, no plans for a Willing Victim sequel. Thanks for reading, though!

All the best,
Cara
Cara McKenna As you've already guessed, I'm not much for epilogues! I don't have anything against them…though I do tend to skip them when reading. I think that's…moreAs you've already guessed, I'm not much for epilogues! I don't have anything against them…though I do tend to skip them when reading. I think that's because as soon as the tension and conflict have been resolved, the meat of a story is over, for me (as a reader.) I'm more interested in the messy journey than in the wedding or the babies! I remember finishing the Harry Potter books and wishing there hadn't been an epilogue—I wasn't done worrying about those characters! But I know plenty of readers love (and sometimes need) epilogues, and I can totally understand why, even if that's not my own style. I'm a little weird.

Out of forty books, I think only three of mine (all under my Meg Maguire name) have epilogues. The Reluctant Nude has a true epilogue, and Headstrong and The Wedding Fling each have an X-months-later update. In all of those cases, the hero and heroine were going to be separated as the main action of the story ends, so it felt necessary to show readers that they do come back together and are happy, when their lives allow.

Hope that was helpful!
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“There's four things a real man has to be able to do for a woman."
"Exactly how many man-lists do you have?"
He let my wrist go and ticked the items off on his fingers. "Fix her car. Grill her a steak. Kick the ass of any guy who makes her cry. And fuck her so hard she wakes up half-crippled."
"Oh my God.”
Cara McKenna, After Hours

“Let's quit our jobs and fuck all day."
"Works for me. Think somebody will subsidize that? Maybe we could apply for some kind of research grant," she said.”
Cara McKenna, Willing Victim

“Listen, kiddo,” he said. “I’m a selfish prick, and I want to be the greatest fuck of your life and ruin you for every man who comes after me. But I’m not a mind reader, so I need some help. Otherwise I could end up as the douchebag who’s got shitty taste in wine and totally traumatized you when you were thirty.”
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~ Cariad ~ Thanks for accepting my friendvite!
I'm working my way through everything you've written! Love how you think!


message 2: by Fayth

Fayth Devlin Great selection of books you have here!! I'll have to start working my way through the list. Thank you for the invite! I love meeting other authors in the genre, and man... is there anywhere you aren't published?? LOL. (Kidding - congrats!!!)


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DGS When is Skin Game going to be available on Kindle? I'm dying to read it!! I'm a huge fan of your books.


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