IT'S HERE! Today is the LAUNCH DAY! TUESDAY, March 5th!
Day 1 of 3 for the 7 NEW KILLER THRILLERS!
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BEFORE you go over there, please read this Guest Post by +Melissa Foster, AND, Melissa will be back here on Thursday, the 7th, with another Guest Post! Thanks, Melissa! See her book! It's on the bottom, in the middle! I also have the cover posted below here, as well.
Without further adieu, her is Melissa's Guest Post!
Let’s Play Villain, by Melissa Foster
How fun would it be to throw caution to the wind and do all the naughty things you have only thought about or worried over? Wouldn’t it be fun to tell off those that anger you without any need for restraint? How about pummeling the bullies who are bothering your kids? Bank robbery could be fun for some. Or maybe you want to dress the part, too. Throw on leather and chains and pull up on your Harley, smokin’ a doobie and drunk off your butt? To each his own, right? Obviously we cannot go around doing all of those things…but our fictional villains can. And where are villains born? In our clever little minds. So, let’s play villain.
What do you wish you could do? Who do you wish you could be? Would it be cool to be as cunning as Hannibal Lector? How about as badass as the Terminator? Or maybe your villain would go all Shades of Gray and their whip might be used for other things. Whatever your pleasure, don’t fret over being a hated villain, try being an empathetic villain! Maybe you’re misunderstood and you’ve gone over to the rough side of town because of that. When I create villains, I always give them some redeemable qualities. I like to be conflicted over my hatred of their evil doings. How about you?
Readers are so precious to writers, because you are the ones we try to entice, excite, and surprise. Your enjoyment is a writer’s motivation and inspiration. So share your fave villains with us! Who did you love to hate? Who could you simply not get past?
Here’s a fun (and weird) game for you to take away with you. Find a close friend and play VILLAIN. No, don’t go out and rob banks or pummel people in real life, but come up with who your villain might be, what they might look like, then combine them with your friend’s villain and see what you come out with. I think you’ll be surprised at how complex a villain can be, and brainstorming with friends only makes the villain more interesting.
My villain in TRACES OF KARA was derived from many sources and conversations with friends and readers—and I adore him.
Ready to play? Ready? Set? Go!
Here is the cover of Melissa's NEW book: "Traces of Kara"!
Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of three International bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. Melissa also hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC.
Thank you, Melissa, for writing this Guest Post for us! You certainly gave me food for thought! What a wonderful idea to bounce the ideas off of friends to come up with the 'Perfect Villain', or even characters in general, too! This definitely changes the way I think of how authors created characters! What a FUN way to do it! Plus, with friends, making it even better!
Now, everyone head on over to the LINK I gave you up above - http://bit.ly/7KillerThrillers You can grab Melissa's NEW RELEASE, Traces of Kara, and 6 MORE Authors, too! Go ahead and check out those NEW books! I'm sure there is going to be one that is a fit for you!
Melissa's NEW RELEASE, "Traces of Kara" is AMAZING!!! She has written quite the suspenseful Psychological Thriller! The MOST action packed writing from Melissa I've read SO FAR! It's a 5-star PLUS! Here is the LINK to MY review.. In my review, I remark how HER book has been the ONLY book to make me jump, look over my should, or be a little spooked as I let my dog out at night! I've never had that happen before while reading a book! Yes, Melissa's Villain is scary!
Readers, thank you for coming by! Remember, Melissa will be back here on Thursday, March 7th! Come back to see what else she has to say! I can't wait! I LOVE learning how authors get their ideas, don't you? It never ceases to amaze me as to how they develop them!