Today I'm welcoming Ellora's Cave author Ju Dimello. I'm handing over my keyboard, so she can tell us a bit about her debut release, Fiery Icicle. Welcome Ju!
Thanks so much, Joanne, for hosting me in your blog to celebrate my debut release!
I love it, like any other writer, when the characters come to me fully formed, right down to the smallest detail. And chances of that are like winning a lotto. It’s so easy to write a “perfect” character, simply because perfection is boring. There, I said it! Honestly, how would you like to spend time with a perfectly groomed man, who keeps his things so tidy, spotless? Being in the same room with him is enough to give me jeebies of whether I’m the “dirty one” by simply being myself or the “odd one out” because I took a late bath? :Shudders: He might seem more like an alien to me than someone real (even paranormals are real in my story J) Usually I end up doing a lot more research to ensure they have some flaw, or something that makes me connect to the character, to the extent that I miss them when I finish writing their story! I loved Nathan (the demon) in Fiery Icicle because he knew which buttons to push, whereas Zach knows the word, apology, thereby making me love him too. (Just don’t say that to Madeline, the heroine, okay?)
How about you? Any memorable characteristic from a recent book or film that stood out for you? Made you feel connected with the hero / heroine? Let me know in the comments.
I have one copy of Fiery Icicle to giveaway during the blog tour and every comment during this week will count towards it. I’ll pick a winner around the 15th of April and contact them! Don’t forget to leave your email id.
Blurb and Excerpt:
I thought I’d share a short version of the blurb and excerpt here, while a longer one can be enjoyed at : http://www.jasminejade.com/p-10002-fiery-icicle.aspx
This story contains a half-fae intent on claiming his woman, a half-demon bent on resisting her and a passion that's hot enough to melt the alpine snow
Black suited him—both his hair and the full-sleeved shirt he wore over his rippling muscles. She tried not to be affected by his smoldering gaze, undressing her sure and steady. She needed to get rid of him and fast.
“Give me the tickets and get going. I don’t need a damn babysitter.”
His eyes darkened and took on a dangerous glint as his jaw clenched. In that instant, he appeared nothing like the sinful, delicious demon he portrayed himself as, but one who’d have no qualms about throwing her over his shoulders as though she was a sack of potatoes, if needed.
“Believe me. I didn’t want to be one either. But the choice isn’t mine. Zach wants you safe. So it’s either with me or with me. Choose.”
Felt like slapping him yet? In case you want to read more enticing excerpts, do check where I’ll be during this week: http://judimello.blogspot.ca/p/fiery-icicle-release-week-celebration.html
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Thanks for being with me today, Ju! Happy sales for your first release!