I also fall in love with my characters, and don't want to let them go. My Fierce Hearts five-book series is an example of me not letting go. I think fondly of my characters and I've written two short stories spin-offs regarding the colony of were-lynx featured in the series. Today I'm thinking of Asia Blue, the adult child of an alcoholic mother, and Conrad Pike, a rich son of wealthy parents, and a were-lynx with an empty life. These are the heroine and hero of Heartfelt, Book 3 in my Fierce Hearts series.
Here's the blurb:
The daughter of an alcoholic single mother, Asia Blue learned young that if she wanted to survive, she'd have to take care of herself. Tough and independent, she never encountered a challenge she couldn't conquer...until Asia discovered she was a were-lynx. Befriending sexy fellow were-lynx Conrad Pike and finding a colony helped her adjust to the startling revelation and get through college.
Now an investigative reporter, Asia faces an entirely different sort of problem when her mother goes missing and she suspects the mysterious Nexus Group...who seem determined to wipe out her colony. She reaches out to Conrad, now an investment banker and serial heartbreaker, for assistance, and they must once again join forces to save their colony--and her mother.
Will this strong-minded duo risk opening up their hearts and owning up to their long-simmering attraction?
Do you have an characters you wish authors would return to?