While waiting for my BETA readers to return their comments on my next release (still sweating it out!) and between page proofs on the in-progress reissuing of my vampire romance series, I took a break to start scribbling plotlines for my next project, a four novella /anthology regarding characters from my dark paranormal BY MOONLIGHT shape-shifter series. Of course the second you try to sit down to do some serious outlining, scenes start percolating. And because there’s no chance I’ll remember them months down the road, I wrote them down while they were fresh. Here’s a snippet from one:
Mia mulled over her almost non-existent options as her palm rode the jerky movements of his chest. She could run, cutting her losses by returning to Memphis and Rueben’s protection where she’d live out the rest of her life looking over her shoulder, in hiding and invisible within her clan, a fate not unlike death. She could wait it out and see what Colin remembered. Maybe nothing. Maybe every damning thing, and she’d be dead in a heartbeat. Or she could strike before he had the chance to reveal her treachery.
By silencing him, she’d continue on as planned without complications toward the rule of her people.
But having him in any capacity was impossible now.
Colin Terriot was the only thing standing in her way.
One of my favorite things is making villains into heroes/heroines. An interesting villain can carry a book and the thought of what it would take to bring out sympathetic qualities in those so-called unforgivable folk gets my creative juices flowing. Making readers accept their turnabout is the trick. Mia Guedry is a fairly cold-hearted schemer in my next release but I’m banking that chemistry with one Colin Terriot has already begun the thaw. Have the seeds been planted in the scene above?
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