So, you might have noticed, if you are a reader of my books, that twins pop up a bit as characters in my stories. I didn’t intentionally set out to write about twins, but when a few people pointed this out, I had to wonder why.
This is what I came up with:
- I have cousins who are twins and we were very close growing up. It always fascinated me how they often knew what the other was about to say, or what the other was feeling, much quicker than my own sister and I did – and my sister and I are pretty close.
- Then, after having my eldest son, I became a swimming teacher and fate often sent me twins to teach in my classes – I’ve even taught quadruplets. I noticed the same phenomenon. Fascination obviously increased.
- Over the years, people with a twin sibling have also passed in and out of my sphere of acquaintances and friends. And something I’ve always observed was that they have a fascinating relationship with their sibling that nobody else can quite understand. They are incredibly, fiercely protective of their twin and sometimes even knew when their other twin had been hurt or were angry or upset when they weren’t anywhere close. Sometimes it’s like they are the same person, and yet every twin I’ve known has a very different personality from their sibling.
I think that through all this, my fascination with twins just grew by osmosis until they just began to appear in my novels.
Unlike my other novels though, Lexi and Cat in Need You Tonight are identical twins. Most of the twins I’ve known (and the quadruplets) were not identical, but I have known a few adult identical twins. It was fascinating watching them interact and I couldn’t help but wonder what it would be like having someone who looks exactly like you – it opens up avenues of possibility and frustrations that the rest of us can never understand – and also, what would happen if that person who looked exactly like you suddenly didn’t because of an accident. I wanted to explore this a little when I wrote Need You Tonight with Lexi and Cat and how this change impacted both of them not only individually, but as sisters and the relationship they’d always had with each other.
I loved delving into this side of things in the emotional journey of my characters and hope readers will enjoy it too – along with the rockstar goodness, the romance and the thriller elements of Need You Tonight.
About Need You Tonight
Not even fame will protect him from her violent past.
Reclusive music producer, Lexi Deningham, has worked hard to escape a violent past, building her reputation so world famous rock stars come to her at her isolated recording studio in the Victorian High Country. That includes the wildly talented Daemon Flagherty who has just arrived to discuss his band’s next album. After a messy divorce, all Daemon wants is to focus on his music, even if that means going to the end of the world to work with the best, albeit mysterious, music producer there is.
When Lexi gets a call from her twin sister’s secure mental health hospital telling her Cat has been attacked, Lexi has no choice but to bring her twin home. Lexi isn’t ready to deal with both Cat and Daemon at the same time but if she wants to work with Daemon – and she does, desperately – she has no choice.
Romance should be the last thing on their minds, but it seems that neither Lexi nor Daemon can ignore the passion between them. Until the threat from Lexi’s past comes crashing into the present, determined to make her pay and with no care for who might get in the way.
Lexi is used to going it alone, but will she realise she needs help before it’s too late?
Rock star romance meets small town thriller. If you love hot, creative heroes, stubborn and talented heroines, romance against the odds, a suspenseful mystery to sink your teeth into, a rural setting mixed with music, concerts and sexy scenes on the spicy side, then you’ll love Need You Tonight.