Hey. Guess what? I’m in CyberCalifornia! Wooo hooooo. Cough, cough. Sorry, Cyber Smog. First of all thank you so much, Jenny for agreeing to let me take over your blog this fine Monday! Always appreciate your support in my quest for world domination 😀
Well, we’ve talked premise, plot, and characters so far on the tour. Today I’m going to focus on something a little different. Today, I’m going to talk to you about the single scariest thing I have ever faced when writing a book…ROMANCE!
I’ve written steampunk. I’ve written horror. I’ve written young adult. I’ve written vampires, demons, werewolves, and FBI thrillers. Never in a million years did I EVER think I would write romance.
Every time I heard the word I think of rugged pirates and wenches with heaving bosoms. Lately they’ve been replaced by bushy eyebrowed, sparkly vampires and teens with little to no personality. I could have written MY SOUL TO KEEP as just an urban fantasy. Know what? I hate to admit this, but it NEEDED the romance. It made it a better story.
So how does a horror/vampire/steampunk writer tackle writing a genre he has never even read before? That part was easy. You see, I have the best inspiration in the whole wide world. My partner is the most amazing person in the world. She brings out the romantic side of my dark and twisted persona. I pictured what it would have been like if she and I had gone to high school together. I wrote the characters around it. I pictured her being very, very sweet and me being a fumbling, stumbling dork. To me, that’s what makes the romantic aspect of the book so VERY special. I hope you agree.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this little insight into everybody. There are legions of demons and angels, vampires, students, monsters, reapers, teachers, principals, and lunch ladies galore. Basically everything frightening in the world today. Except clowns. I hate clowns. Too scary, even for me.
Now we get to the fun part of the blog tour! Your chance to wind some awesome Sean Hayden Swag (SHWAG). All of it features…YOU GUESSED IT! The cover of MY SOUL TO KEEP! There’s a WHOLE BUNCH OF STUFF FOR ONE LUCKY WINNER AND COPIES OF MSTK FOR SOME OF THE LOSERS! Here’s the DEETS!
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