Update: Our giveaway winner is Alexisa! Congratulations! I will email you with prize details.
Considering that I write paranormal romance novels and dark romantic suspense tales, the fact that I like monsters probably isn’t surprising. I’ve been a monster fan for years—pretty much as soon as I discovered the Wolfman and good old Dracula, I was hooked.
But what I like the most? Seeing new spins on the classic monster tales.
There’s a new movie opening this week—I, FRANKENSTEIN. I can’t wait to see this flick because, for once, Frankenstein’s monster isn’t some unattractive, bumbling beast. He’s sexy and strong—a force to be reckoned with. I am counting down the minutes until I see that one!
It’s the twists that appeal to me the most. Why should anyone—even monsters—be what we expect them to be? The thrill is in the surprise. The shock. So when I write, I like to throw out convention and try to surprise with my character. I actually have a plan when I write—every 100 pages, I make a big reveal designed to throw the reader off-balance. Those reveals are what keep my fingers flying as I type!
Next week, I have a new, very dark paranormal romance series that will be releasing with Kensington Brava—the first book is called BURN FOR ME. The hero in this book is a phoenix shifter. Each time that he dies (the poor man dies a lot), he burns…and rises from the ashes. Each “death” brings him a little closer to the edge of sanity. He becomes more dangerous and more powerful with each burn.
Ahem…can you tell I had a blast writing that book?
So how about we do a giveaway? I’ve got a copy of BURN FOR ME that I want to send out to one commenter. To enter the giveaway, just tell me…who/what is your favorite monster? The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received, and that winner will be announced after 1 PM on 1/23/14.