Thursday, January 28, 2010
Welcome, Arianna Skye
First and foremost, I want to thank Ginger for allowing me this opportunity to visit. Many people who know me are impressed with my ability to write a plethora of different genres. I started out writing my first love, historical romance. Although I love reading the genre, especially regency, I found that my voice was better suited for a more contemporary setting. My heroines tend to have a sarcastic and snarky wit that really doesn’t work in a historical piece. I haven’t completely abandoned all hope on that historical, though.
My first novel, Wings of Desire, was an idea I’ve had percolating in my mind for over ten years. As my biography states, I’m a self professed techno-geek. As I was sitting at my computer wasting the night away chatting, I noticed most the people in the chat room had taken the names of gods and goddesses. There was an Aphrodite, a Persephone, a Janus, and even an Osiris, just to name a few. No, there were no Rhiannon’s though. I had this crazy idea. What if one of these chatters managed to get transported back into ancient Greece or Rome? Laughing, I set the idea to the side and went on with my life.
Then the muse struck. I was getting frustrated with the historical project I was working on. Mr. Muse reminded me of my chat room brainstorm. It hit me. My chatter would have the name of a goddess, but she wasn’t a goddess. She was a faerie. She wasn’t any faerie. She was a faerie princess. Her computer unlocks a portal to the world she was kidnapped from. The hero uses this portal to bring her back and save their kingdom. Rhiannon has a rather sarcastic personality and it was fun writing her and Cerne’s story. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
I guess the point I am trying to make is that you should write what YOU want, not what you think people want to read. My favorite quote has always been “Write what you love… Love what you write, otherwise no one else will either!” It is my firm belief that the most realistic stories are the ones that come from your heart.
Wings of Desire will be available from Eternal Press on Sunday, February 7th. Yes, a certain nameless (due to copyright issues) sporting event also shares that date. So while your significant other is busy watching the big game, why not immerse yourself in more stimulating activities? Although, I have to admit I do enjoy watching some of those crazy commercials.
To show my thanks, I will be selecting one random commenter to win a copy of Wings of Desire when it’s released.
In the meantime feel free to check out the book trailer:
Cheers and happy reading!