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Publisher: Nobel Romance Publishing
Release Date: June 13, 2011
Evie Remington had always done what people expected of her. As a result, at twenty-six she finds herself the unhappy owner and manager of a Denver hotel. That is, until deep-rooted memories of a past life and the hidden knowledge of a promise she made in that other lifetime pulls her away from it all. Without knowing where it will lead, Evie sets out on a cross-country journey that will challenge what she believes about life, death, and love.
In my first novel, The Pull, my characters are really good people. I did this because when I watch a movie or read a book full of selfish horrible characters, I don't care what happens to them at the end, I'm just glad to be rid of them. It's so important convince your reader to root for the protagonist.
But it's a fine line. You can't make your characters too good or you end up with Edward from twilight. Now don't get me wrong, I definitely enjoyed that series and I'm not trying to criticize Stephanie Myer. I think she has a brilliant creative mind and a sensational story, however, Edward is too damn perfect.
He doesn't get jealous or angry when Bella kisses Jacob at the top of that mountain?! Really?!Instead of Edward coming to life in my imagination as a flawed and complicated person, he remains flat on the page as the author's idea of a perfect man.
In my second novel, Split, (which is not quite finished, but close) I tackle this issue in more depth by giving my protagonist an alter ego, who is truly evil. But again, she can't be too evil. She can't be evil without cause like some lifeless soap opera villain. She must have motive in order to be believable.
Character development is key to any good story. If I had one tip for aspiring writers it would be to start there and work your way out.
I am a newly published author. I live in Boise, Idaho with my husband and our two little dogs. My first novel The Pull was released June 13th, 2011 and I am close to finishing my second novel, Split. The Pull is a paranormal novel about reincarnation and love.