A little about the creation of this YA series (as per the author):
I knew Patch’s secret. He was still the ultimate bad boy…but now I knew that hadn’t always been the case. At one point long ago, he’d been upstanding, and something had caused him to change his ways. As I thought about his progression from good to bad, I couldn’t shake the image of falling. After that, everything fell into place. I knew Patch was a fallen angel. That realization opened up endless possibilities – I could literally make him anything I wanted. And I did just that.