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.
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.