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He Said, She Said – Gabfest and Gossip: Tijan



Tijan’s giving the Tijanettes a long awaited treat all the sweeter than the kazillion sugary candy pieces she has been leaving a trail of through her sexy forest of moody stories and addictive characters. Mason is the prequel to the Fallen Crest novels and introduces us to the babe that steals Sam’s heart, and gives all of us Kade thirsty Tijanettes a look into the world through his pretty eyes. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mason. I’m pretty sure this novella is going to make panties dance and hearts moisten.



Mason Synopsis:

Mason Kade is not known to be nice. He is ruthless, manipulative, and unforgiving. Most will say that he is an a**hole and he is to those that cross him or cross his loved ones. However, he does not want to be who he is. He does not enjoy hurting others, but there is no limit to the lengths he will go to protect himself and his brother. This is the story of how he came to be and this is why so many love Mason Kade.
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Tijan on Tijan and Fallen Crest

When you first were developing the idea for Fallen Crest High what was the initial make up of Sam and where was she coming from? How much did she evolve from the first character sketch you had of her to the end result? Same for Mason and Logan?

I didn’t develop Sam. She just was. I don’t sit and consciously layer my characters into who I want them to be. They are just people in my mind already so Sam is the same today as she was when I first started FCH. It’s the same for Mason and Logan too. Although in Fallen Fourth Down readers will see different sides to them, but those sides were always there, they just weren’t shown because of certain circumstances.

There is this incredible class warfare that exists in the Fallen Crest world; do you know who or what is the actual basis of all that animosity historically or is that something that is gray for you?

Again, it just is for the story.

Mason first sees Sam at the gas station the fateful night when the Kade brothers bombed a few cars, rather extreme criminalistic behavior… how far down the path had Mason and Logan gone in this rivalry prior to car bombings? Specifically–roughly how many years SHOULD they be serving? =)

About a year.

And how many years should they be doing time serving for illegal activity. =)

I don’t know. It’s not pertinent to the storyline so I’ve not researched jail time. 

Can you give a brief view of what life would have looked like in a parallel timeline for Sam, Mason and Logan’s as they grew up on this collision course to one day become so deeply part of one another’s lives?

You mean if they hadn’t met each other? Mason and Logan would be the same, except Mason wouldn’t have fallen in love with Sam. As for Sam, I can’t answer that because that would be a whole other book that I’ve not explored yet.

I was wondering if you could explain how different life was for Sam and Mason and Logan and what was going on in each of their lives at certain times prior to them meeting. When Analise married David in Sam’s timeline as opposed to the timeline for Mason and Logan for when they might have first fought with Brett and Budd? A brief look at the big events prior to FCH.

I can’t. That would be an entire other storyline or novel and to be honest, my head hurts thinking of it. I’m still not sure I answered your question right.

There is a strange dynamic in your novels and specifically Fallen Crest Series that separates friends and family. It’s scarily gang or mob-like in that loyalty speaks a lot louder than blood bonds; it means doing anything for those who have that loyalty. Why is it that these intense interpersonal relationships exist between the characters and what is it about Mason and Logan that predispose them to this mentality?

The interpersonal relationships exist due to circumstances that happened within their lives, mixed with their intelligence and the fact that Mason’s fed up being discarded like a toy (due to his father’s decision to cheat continuously throughout their life.)

Sam learns about her mom and Mason’s and Logan’s father on the day her mom turns her world upside down. What was it that Mason and Logan got to see going on between James and Analise while Analise cheated on her marriage?

This will be answered within the book, Mason’s novella. 🙂

How does Analise’s treatment of Sam affect Mason’s feelings for Sam? What about their relationship ultimately draws him to her?

Analise’s treatment doesn’t affect Mason’s feelings at all other than that he might be a bit more hateful towards Analise. He loves Sam with or without Analise’s treatment. Do you mean his relationship with Sam or her relationship with Analise for the second question? If you mean the women, then nothing. If you mean his and Sam’s, he loves her because she’s a survivor like him, but that’s just one aspect of why he loves her. There’s so much more.

The Mason and Nate bromance brings to light some chess maneuvering of key players of Fallen Crest Public over the years. I could never tell if they were using their power for good or evil or if it was purely Machiavellian. Where would you put the Rise of the “Masate” Empire on the purity scale?

Mason doesn’t hurt people just to hurt people. He hurts people who are trying to hurt him or someone he loves. Not sure about the scale, though.

Obviously, Mason and Logan have everything and they draw people to them but if you were to take away all the glitz, money and power and put them on the opposite end of the class war they are fighting and stuck them in a duplex or trailer would they be as attractive? Why? What is it that they have now that would translate easily into the “withouts”?

They’re still fighters deep down. Take away money, power, glitz, and they’re still them. They’ll still fight ’til the end.

Is there anything that you wrote about any of the characters upon introduction you wish you could take back or rewrite?

Nothing that I can think of right now, but to be honest, I don’t know if I would tell until after the series is done.

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FCHFallen Crest High Synopsis:


Mason and Logan Kade are two brothers who did their own thing. They were rich and expected to attend her school, Fallen Crest Academy. They chose public school and now Samantha has to live with them. The problem is that she doesn’t care at all: about them, about her friends, about her cheating boyfriend, or even about her parent’s divorce. But maybe that’s a good thing.

Maybe change is a good thing.

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FCFFallen Crest Family Synopsis:


Samantha and Mason are together. Everyone knows it. Not everyone is dealing with it. While Mason’s ready to give them the middle finger, there’s one not going away. Her mother. Threats are issued. Ultimatums are given. Even blackmail is used, but only Samantha can put a stop to Analise. However, when a trauma from her past is triggered, she may not have the courage or strength to do what’s needed. If she doesn’t, Mason’s future could be destroyed.

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FCPFallen Crest Public Synopsis:


Sam’s first day at Fallen Crest Public doesn’t go well. Some girls want to be her. Some girls want to destroy her. And some just don’t like her. All in all, despite being protected by Mason and Logan, it’s still only the strong survive. Sam will not only have to survive, she needs to learn how to conquer too, but there’s another battle growing. Things are about to come to a disastrous end between the towns, Roussou and Fallen Crest. Sam’s other main dilemma? Keeping Mason and Logan from getting arrested or hospitalized.

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FCAFamily Crest Alternative Version:

This book was originally written to be the sequel to Fallen Crest High. It was scrapped and not used. Fallen Crest Family was written instead as the number two book in the Fallen Crest Series. However; this version was posted on the author’s page for free reading as a thank you to her readers. After reading what she posted, enough fans requested this story to be published so here it is. This book is not meant to be promoted or a part of the Fallen Crest Series. It has been published at the readers’ requests and it is for them to enjoy. With all this said, please enjoy. The original chapters are still posted for free reading.

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