Today Gina L. Maxwell, author of the newly released Rules of Entanglement, is here to talk about what makes her newest Brazen a Special Edition, a special imprint Entangled has created for books that are the category romance we all love, but have a single title word count. Now, here’s Gina…
I’m so excited for the second book in my Fighting for Love series, Rules of Entanglement, to be the first book in the Brazen Special Edition line for Entangled Publishing!
For those of you who read the first book, Seducing Cinderella, you’re already familiar with the main characters, Jackson and Vanessa. You’ve also been waiting a very long time for this book, which I’m deeply sorry for. Unfortunately, this book was extremely difficult for me to write. The story Jax and Vanessa insisted on was fraught with complex situations…and long. And by long, I mean 50% longer than it should be.
But Jackson—darling hero that he is—refused to let me cut any of his scenes with Vanessa. Like, flat out refused. So I wrote them, and the book ended up being, well, not the length typical of a category romance. I was fully prepared to assume the fetal position for three days while mourning the entire chapters that fell under my editor’s red pen.
But then the most wonderful thing happened. My editor told me she honestly tried to slice and dice, but couldn’t bring herself to cut even one scene! So Entangled created an entirely new line to fit the longer parameters of RoE.
So, long story short, what does this mean? It means my readers get everything Jax and Vanessa (mainly Jax) meant for them to have. I can’t tell you how excited I am about that, and I hope you’re all excited as well.
I’m so happy to be writing for a publishing house that isn’t afraid to think outside the box when it comes to keeping the integrity of the story. Thank you, Entangled, for giving my readers what they want.