Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Killing, Murder & Mayhem.... How do I sleep?

Ok, i really have to respond to this reader's question:

All the killing and mayhem going on in your brain, how do you sleep? You have me on tenterhooks! V.

Someone asked me this a while ago when I initially published Stone's Revenge back in 2004. Matter of fact, the reader called me in the middle of the morning and asked me the same question.
Oddly enough, I had laid the rough draft for Stone's Revenge when I was only sixteen. William was one of the first dark ominous characters I created and he still scares me to this day.

Similar questions posed to me are, were you abused as a child, did you get bullied a lot, and so on...

Read more @ Michigan Murder and Mayhem

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Figuring Out The Mysterious Mr. Black

(story spoiler... if you're reading the mysterious Mr. Black live story, you shouldn't read this until after part 20).

I love Xavier Black.

I also hate Xavier Black.

I'm in this love hate relationship with the character because of who he is and how life has made him, plus how he treats the female protagonist of the story has made it difficult for me to come to like him much.

I know when bad things happen to people it changes them. You can either become upset and weaker or angry and stronger. We have a choice as humans and as I build a character, they usually always have bad things happen to them.

My job as a writer is to help them through the change all the while weaving a story as this change is happening.

Today, I found out why Xavier is like he is. Now I know I'm in the middle of writing. Matter of fact, we've already made it to Chapter 19, which is one chapter off the halfway mark.

The protaganists have yet to make love although in chapter 20 they're going to come especially close, but I couldn't in my right mind allow it to happen.

Just like when I wrote His Substitute Wife...My Sister, I had to fight my way through the muck of each character's past life in order for them to allow love into their heart.

And that's true in real life. We do have to fight a lot of things that have happened to us in order to accept true unconditional love in our hearts, minds and souls.

Xavier Black is an emotional warrior and as this story progresses, I'm excited to see where he's going to take us.

The Mysterious Mr. Black
about the story:
Jen (the woman) is having a very bad life with nowhere to go but up. Fate brings a mysterious stranger to her, yet she can’t figure out if he’s for the good or the worse.
To start off reading The Mysterious Mr. Black or just test the waters, please check out Part 1 that's not encoded.
If you want to read more, then go to the contact page and request the password.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

The "Unexpected" Book Trailer

Unexpected by Tinisha Nicole Johnson

Unexpected is the love story of a business woman Dahlia Ray. A weekend up in the mountains away from work turns into more than just a relaxing get-a-way.

Visit the author behind this ebook at her website: www.TinishaNicoleJohnson .