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Abigail Roux

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in Winston Salem, NC, The United States
May 21, 1982

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Abigail Roux was born and raised in North Carolina. A past volleyball star who specializes in sarcasm and painful historical accuracy, she currently spends her time coaching high school volleyball and investigating the mysteries of single motherhood. Any spare time is spent living and dying with every Atlanta Braves and Carolina Panthers game of the year. Abigail has a daughter, Little Roux, who is the light of her life, a boxer, four rescued cats who play an ongoing live-action variation of 'Call of Duty' throughout the house, a certifiable extended family down the road, and a cast of thousands in her head. ...more

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Abigail Roux Actually, you read that in an interview I did for the Crash & Burn blog tour, and there's not much more to share than what you've already read (the po…moreActually, you read that in an interview I did for the Crash & Burn blog tour, and there's not much more to share than what you've already read (the post is still up, here: http://lovebytesreviews.com/2015/04/0... )

But here's a TL;DR version: When I took on the series solo, I didn't inherit a lot to go on re: Zane and his arc and his background. I had to use scenes of books we'd already written, and the very few things my former co-writer had shared with me in messages about her creation of the character.

One of the very last scenes written of Zane before the split was the one I shared in that blog post, where Zane receives a call telling him that Ty is dead, and his very first instinct is to put his gun to his head with his finger on the trigger because life just wasn't worth it if he didn't have Ty with him. This is a scene where the BAD GUY is telling him Ty is dead, and yet his first instinct is not to rage or go out to find them, it's to put his gun to his head.

That is not a Zane any of us want to know.

That Zane is still the Zane from the first 7 books, the one who views Ty as a crutch, a drug, as just another addiction to feed. In the last act of the last book, that's just unacceptable. There's no character development there, there's no growth, there's no HOPE. Intending for Zane to float through 9 entire books, depressed and dark and hopeless, with only one thing to live for? The thought just broke my heart.

That's when I scrapped everything I had on Zane, and began to make a plan that would have him rise from the ashes of the first 4 books as a phoenix, instead of wallowing in them.(less)
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“Who are you, Zane?"
Zane cocked his head. "I'm an artist. I'm a geek." He felt Ty smile. "I am one badass motherfucker on a motorcycle."
Ty began to laugh.
Zane dipped his head until they were staring into each other's eyes. "And I'm yours.”
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“You’re so freaking romantic. I don’t know how I keep my pants on.”
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“Zane was starting to piss him off again. Which was good, he supposed. It meant the urge to lick him all over was passing, at least.”
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message 27: by Mary

Mary Harris I am about to re-read the cut and run books before the last one comes out. What is the correct order, with the sidewinder and warrior's cross included?


message 26: by Angel

Angel Hi Abi, just wanted to congratulate you on all your awards for the Cut & Run series! You totally deserve it as your books are freakin' fabulous!!! Just think after all that BS with people calling you down about your writing, this is like a big "up yours"! Believe in how much your fans love you and your writing and embrace that. Again big congrats!:)


message 25: by Ellen

Ellen Hey Abi, just finished Touch & Gaux and Shock & Awe (both brilliant—I'm so glad Ty and Zane realised they were becoming slightly co-dependant and had to sort their issues out separately).
I was wondering if we'll ever get short stories of like Zane pretending to be the rich boyfriend at his co-workers wedding or the offices reaction to the public good-bye kiss?
Thanks you for writing and being so interactive with us! best xo


message 24: by Becky

Becky Totally brilliant way to help Boston after what happened yesterday! You are THE BEST!


message 23: by Becky

Becky So after reading the Nick and Kelly scene some of us are wondering if there could be shirts made at Cafe Press with one of our favorite lines "I want the Irish Special" :)


message 22: by Becky

Becky Just read the ficlit with Nick and Kelly. I WANT MORE OF THEM!! Nick is a favorite of mine and he's great with Kelly. Plus that is one HOT scene :)


message 21: by Becky

Becky Just read the excerpt from book 8 out on the Riptide Publishing site. You gotta love Ty! He never fails to make me laugh :)


message 20: by Nic

Nic Congratulations Abi on your big win - so well deserved! You are a ground-breaker!


message 19: by Becky

Becky Congratulations on winning DABWAHA!!


message 18: by Becky

Becky Just finished "Touch & Geaux" and it was nothing short of AMAZING! Its probably become my favorite of the series. Ty and Zane are written with so much depth, so many layers. They have become my favorite duo. I can't think of any other couple that comes close to them. Thanks so much for creating them! The two twists thrown in around the middle of the book had my jaw dropping and THE ENDING!! If its true the next book won't be out til 2014 it is going to be one seriously long year...filled with at least one series re-read :) Thanks again for Ty and Zane! They, and you, are THE BEST!


message 17: by Emily

Emily Another epic book. Well done. You hit all of my emotions. I am having a drink while I begin my slow re-read!


message 16: by Nic

Nic Congratulations on getting the recognition you and the boys deserve!


message 15: by AliciaJ

AliciaJ Ty and Zane all the way baby!! Congrats on your wins in the M/M Group Book Awards Abi-YOU ROCK!


message 14: by Sophia

Sophia Thank you for accepting my friendship request. I hope your new year is going well. I look above here and see your favorite authors listed. I adore Elizabeth Peters and Louis L'Amour. I love the madcap mayhem of Amelia Peabody and her family and I love L'Amour's power to put one right inside his heroes to feel and do what they do.

I just recently enjoyed your Gravedigger's Brawl. It gave me tingles up and down my spine at times. Fun!
Sophia


message 13: by Anna

Anna Tulley Thank you for accepting my friend request :) I'm yet another loyal minion! <3


message 12: by NS

NS Thanks for accepting!! Love your work and your boys!! Can't wait for Book 7, you rock <3


Michelle Thank you for accepting my friend request. I hopelessly fell in love with Ty and Zane and am excited to read the series is open ended! Keep writing and I promise I'll keep reading. :)


message 10: by Monique

Monique Thank you for adding me Abigail.....Love your books...and well done for Armed & Dangerous, you may have been flying solo on this one.......but you did it so beautifully....Loved it!!!!

Now waiting in anticipation for Stars & Stripes..:D


message 9: by Shay

Shay Thanks for accepting the FR! I've just got done reading Armed & Dangerous and I LOVE it!!! The first love making scene just blew my mind....hot! These guys are amazing together and I can't wait to see if there will be another book. I just got to go read this again. 5stars!!!!!


Gianni_04 Thanks for adding me as a friend, Abi. I'm one of your biggest fans. The Cut&Run series is by far the best m/m books I've ever read. And just like the other fans of the series, I've completely fell head over heels in love with Ty and Zane.


Lorraine Hi, I just though I should let you know I am missing my beautiful, sarcastic, zany and loveable boys Ty & Zane. Hoping to enjoy them again soon. :-)


Abigail Roux My pleasure!


message 5: by Fiona

Fiona Goodman Thanks Abi for accepting my friendship!!


message 4: by Neet

Neet Thanks Abigail for adding me as a friend! Can I just say that I've just started reading Cut & Run and find it so damn addictive!! I'm in love with Ty & Zane and find them the sexiest couple in fiction!


message 3: by Laura

Laura Thank you for the friend add! I am hooked on your Cut & Run series! Ty & Zane have stolen my heart and all of my free time! :D Happy New Year!


Abigail Roux My pleasure!


Lori K Thanks for the friend Abigail!


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