Hi all! Today I'm having the lovely Feather Stone over for a visit. In the meanwhile, I'm visiting Unicorn Bell this week. Take it away, Miz Stone!
Feather Stone: I'm confessing. I've been unfaithful to my husband for the past thirteen years. How I've gotten away with it, I'll never know. What is worse, there's not a shred of guilt that I've been messing around with two other men.
It all started so long ago, totally innocently. I first saw Sam aboard his ship. He took my breath away. It was more than his snug fitting naval captain's uniform. The more he revealed himself to me, the more I fell under his spell. How we became lovers was magical. After all, I tend to be more a spontaneous kind of woman, he's a by-the-book man. I think we saw what we needed in the other. Yes, it was more than just sex. Oh God, how we tried to deny those insatiable desires.
Sam was my first extra-marital romance, but not the last.
A couple of years ago, Hashim's exotic world became too intriguing to ignore. His dark eyes saw through my disguise of being tough. He saw beyond my wounded soul but didn't run, or toss my ass into the gutter. I might have been able to move on and leave him to his lethal police duties, but I felt the whispers from his broken past. He needed me. God help me, I needed him even more.
Have you guessed? These are the leading male characters from my novels. What is true is that on a private level, I have fallen hopelessly in love with both of them. I see them, listen to them, I know them intimately - if that's possible to give myself to another in the ethereal world. God help me if my dear husband discovers my betrayal.
And, those who’ve read The Guardian’s Wildchild, find Sam so memorable. Soon, Captain Hashim Sharif in Forbidden will tempt and thrill readers.
As an author, how many times have you fallen in love with your characters? As a reader, have you given your heart to a character in a novel so deeply they continue to haunt you? Please tell me I'm not alone. Is there a cure? Please say, "No, this is a life sentence."
A Wee Bit About Feather Stone
If you've forgiven me for the above transgression, bless you. It's true I've always lived a bit on the wild side. After years of living behind a mask, I finally broke free and set forth my life's intention - to live life to the fullest. I chose a career that is typically in a man's world - a paramedic, then a paramedic supervisor. Loved it. It challenged me in so many ways. And so much of those experiences in tragic events, and working among the police service members, gave me the fodder for creating intense plots in my novels.
Feather Stone Website: Romance Under Fire
The Guardian’s Wildchild is available at Simon & Schuster. Ebook is 99 cents.
Synopsis: Caught in a reckless attempt to stop Dark forces, Sidney Davenport, a young, rule breaking, spirited member of the secret paranormal community of Guardians, finds herself imprisoned on a naval ship and slated for execution. Her struggle with the unfamiliar emotions of fear and anger becomes even more complicated when she can no longer fight her attraction to the very man who has orders to perform her execution.
Captain Sam Waterhouse, a meticulous naval captain who's suspected of treason, teeters on a precipice between Darkness and Light. When he receives an unusual prisoner, a paranormal journey begins to unravel his disciplined life. All the while, humanity is unknowingly at great risk when two Dark forces team up to acquire control of an elusive power. Sidney and Sam attempt to quiet their powerful feelings for each other, only to discover they can save each other, and in doing so, they might even save the world. Through stunning imagery, an intricate and adventurous plot, and a strong cast of characters, Feather Stone gives readers a fascinating glimpse into the future-a future that is chilling, yet full of hope.
Good luck to Feather and The Guardian's Wildchild. There is conflict in that title right away. Off to Unicorn Bell to now.ReplyDelete
So many men in novels, so little time! I know the feeling. And if we fall in love with our characters, it makes them come to life for our readers all the more. Good luck, Feather! Love that cover. :)ReplyDelete
Alas, one of my male characters has a penchant for showing up and conversing, making me laugh and giggle like a tween, and I'm not sure how to feel about it. And no, there is no cure for it... at least I don't care to find it lol!ReplyDelete
Good luck with both releases and the male characters that reveal themselves in them.
I've not fallen in love with any of my characters, but I do like them a lot.ReplyDelete
Hello everyone. So glad to know that I'm not alone in my sins. I have suspected that many authors, women in particular, give their heart to their leading men. After all, if we didn't fall in love with them, perhaps we didn't create a character that's even likable. I have found that readers of The Guardian's Wildchild didn't fall in love with my Sam right away. And, I think, that's a good sign. Love is stronger, deeper, if one is not a push over for the typical good looks and charm. What do you think? Do you want to fall in love at first glance? In the first paragraph / chapter?ReplyDelete
I think it is a love hate relationship with my characters. I love them and they hate me for what I do to them!ReplyDelete
I've been carrying on a deep emotional relationship with one of my characters too. I know I should share him with the world (ie perhaps get the story published) but I hate sharing :)ReplyDelete
Hi Nick: I know what you mean about the love / hate. There are days I leave one of them hanging in a terrible situation. I can feel their wrath as I linger over how the hell am I going to get him out of it.ReplyDelete
And Delorah, please do publish. Let the world fall in love with them also. You will always be the character's first and deepest love.
Don't they say that women love a man in uniform? :O)ReplyDelete
I think a lot of writers can relate. I used to write romance, and I subconsciously made all of my heroes a lot like my husband, personality-wise. So he didn't mind that I loved them, because it means I love him. :)ReplyDelete