Monday, October 3, 2011
Perfect or imperfect characters in a story.
The phenomenon of recording messages by placing a digital recorder on the slabs at the cemetery intrigued Riley so he had to try it for himself. Once he begins, the practice takes over his life. Will Riley receive any messages from the other side? If so, how will he deal with his unearthly find?
Available @ www.devinedestinies.com.
To Mandy Calahan it certainly didn’t feel like the holiday season, not in the remote Amazon rain forest. To make matters worse, it would be the second time she and Ethan, her Botanist husband, spent the Christmas season in the isolated area. She loved Ethan, she thought, then again there had never been anyone else but Ethan; she’d never “been” with another man. And now…she was having fantasies…of a threesome. But who? When Ethan’s old colleague, Rafe, comes to visit for the holidays and to help with Ethan’s research, the jungle gets even steamier.
Available October 8th from www.RomanceDivine.com.
When I turn on my computer and start a story, my first thoughts are my hero and heroines. How am I going to make them interesting to the people buying my book? Here are a few questions to consider in the next paragraph.
Do you as a reader want the writer to describe the characters as handsome, or beautiful without any flaws in their makeup? Does the male in the story rival Adonis in appearance? How do you feel about the female character? Do you want her to have a voluptuous figure with a complexion of peaches and cream? Does she have to look like Marilyn Monroe, or some other famous actress?
Those are a few questions I’d like to ask the readers when they pick up a book and begin reading a story. Going on how I feel the characters should look, I sometimes give them a little flaw so that readers can identify with them in some small way. The world isn’t a perfect place and neither are people.
I find reading a book more enjoyable if I can relate to the man, or woman described in the story. Maybe the male will have a slight scar along his cheekbone, or the female may not be so well endowed in the bosom department.
I’m sure if I notice little imperfections in a story description of a male and female character as a writer, most readers do the same. This is my question to readers. Do you want characters perfect, or will a little imperfection give the story more heart? Can you relate to a story more if the male and female are presented as every day people. or picture perfect?
Be sure and join Romance Divine authors on October 7th @ the Midnight Seductions site. There will be many excerpts, recipes and jokes offered for your enjoyment. Also, I’m holding a contest for a copy of one of my erotic romance e-books (Torn Between Two Loves). Time 12 Eastern until 6 p.m.
Check out http://www.myromancestory.com for a feature at bottom of page on Mary Suzanne, Judith Marzone and Jodi Olson.
Information for Romance Divine Chat.
Romance Divine Authors are having a chat @ Midnight Seductions on October 7th to promote their October 8th releases. Time: 12 Eastern until 6 P.M.
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There will be recipes, jokes and I'll be holding a contest for a copy of my erotic contemporary romance "Torn Between Two Loves". Many talented authors from Romance Divine will post juicy excerpts from their holiday e-books to give you a sample of what you have to look forward to when the books are released. Can’t wait to see you at the MSA site on the 7th.
Posted by Mary Suzanne at 9:05 AM