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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Covers and characters


I got my new cover in for Hunters: Heart and Soul. This book actually has two stories in it. All the characters have appeared in one or more Hunters books before now.
The first story, Heart of A Hunter is the story of Mike and Leandra. This one was easier to write. I knew Mike was going to pair with Leandra in book four. I mean, the lady shoots him. Who else am I going to pair him up with? ;) Yeah, I'm weird that way.
The second story is Soul of a Hunter is about Mal and Kelsey. This one-not so easy to write. Mal isn't the easiest character. He can be a bully. He can be a pain in the butt. Which makes Kelsey the perfect mate for him, IMO. (Sorry, shadoe!) Kelsey has the unique ability of ignoring Mal. Or at least convincing him that she ignores him. She's more aware of him than lets on. She'd have to be, since I've known from book 2 who Mal's mate was going to be.
Characters can be the weirdest thing. A friend, Jaci Burton, was blogging the other day about secondary characters barging in on her stories. She asked if this happened to other writers. Seems the general consensus was yes. It sure does happen to me often enough.
Lets see.... I had an elf take over a fairy tale that I was writing. I had a dragon take over a fantasy. I had a sexy Irishman take over a story when the woman was already in love and happily married. Okay, so the husband died, but still...
Right now I'm working on a dark fantasy/alternate reality type of thing. It's going...okay. I just now started dusting it off and reading through the first few chapters, fixing this, fixing that. But all the while, I keep hearing these voices in my head. There's an ER doctor, there's a DEA agent, one thinks his lover is going insane, the other guy is planning to do something illegal. And here I am trying to focus on one story. Just one. Yeah, right... like that's gonna happen.
And to top it all off? There's this character in my current WIP, one that's contracted, which means DEADLINE. He keeps catching my attention. But I don't even know what is going to happen in chapter four of this WIP. And he's trying to seduce into thinking about his story already.
Man, I got wwwaaaayyyyy too many voices in my head.

9 comments:

Cathy said...

Totally intrigued on how the voices in your head turn into these amazing stories that I love so much. Happy writing.

Shiloh Walker said...

intrigued... lol. my insanity is intriguing...or at least the voices that drive me to insanity. ;) thanks cathy!

Cryna said...

Shi - Just wanted to post and let you know that I love the cover on this book. It is a stop and investigate kind of cover because it catches your eye.

Shiloh Walker said...

eye catching is good, cryna!

D-Impkatt said...

Awesome cover!! WGT, my friend.

scooper said...

I like the cover.

Amanda Young said...

I love the new book cover! And as far as the sexy Irish man goes, I'm glad he took over. Voyeur is one of my favorites... :)

Shiloh Walker said...

Thank you, Amanda...

Larissa said...

Chiming in a little late, but what a gorgeous cover!!!!