Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tour: Broods of Fenrir by Coral Moore (Guest Post)

Please welcome author, Coral Moore, today who is visiting us on her book tour for Broods of Fenrir!

With a Side of Romance
by Coral Moore

I’m of the opinion that every story can use a little romance. No matter what the setting or storyline, the addition of a love interest changes circumstances for the main character and makes aspects of the plot more complex. Today I’ll talk about exactly how the introduction of romantic elements enhances the story as a whole.
The obvious place to begin is the injection of feeling. If the plot only focuses on action and conflict, sometimes it can seem like the main character lacks emotional depth. With a compelling romantic subplot, we have the opportunity to see a side of our protagonist we otherwise might miss. Especially with a tough main character, the only vulnerability we encounter might be in his interactions with his love interest.
The discovery of attraction gives us an additional connection with our hero. We know how it feels to desire someone and how thrilling the pursuit of a new relationship can be. Drawing parallels between our own experiences and the main character’s helps to forge a bond and then we share his triumphs as though they were ours.
For the most part, protagonists have a heroic bent. That’s what we like about them. As a consequence, dangerous situations often trigger a sense of noble sacrifice that diffuses rather than enhances tension. Adding a romantic interest can create pressure from a different angle. The hero is often much more concerned about her lover’s safety than her own. This helps create an overall sense of danger.
I often use a love story as the backdrop that brings plot strings together. My book Broods of Fenrir is an Urban Fantasy, but the romance at its center drives the action and ties story elements to each other as well as the characters. Please find me on my Blog or Twitter if you’d like to talk more about the aspects of romance.

Broods of Fenrir
Urban Fantasy
60k words, 230ish pages
Shapeshifter Brand Geirson was raised to rule the Broods of Fenrir, but he refused his birthright. Instead, he killed their brutal leader–his own father–and walked away.For hundreds of years he’s avoided brood society, until a werewolf kills an innocent human woman and Brand finds himself dragged back into the violent politics of the shapeshifters. When the two brood women who mean the most to him come under threat, he must take up the throne and risk becoming the kind of vicious bastard his father was, or let the broods descend further into chaos–taking the friend he swore to protect and his lover with them.
Relevant Warnings: There is significant violence. One on-screen sex scene, though I wouldn't describe it as particularly graphic.

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About the Author:
Coral Moore has always been the kind of girl who makes up stories. Fortunately, she never quite grew out of that. She writes because she loves to invent characters and the desire to find out what happens to her creations drives the tales she tells.

Prompted by a general interest in how life works, her undergraduate schooling was in biology. She follows science news and enjoys conversations about genetics and microbiology as much as those about vampires and werewolves. Coral writes speculative fiction and is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Writing at Albertus Magnus College.

Currently she lives in Connecticut with the love of her life, who offers both encouragement and kicks in the tail when necessary. Also in residence are two mammals of the families Canidae and Felidae.

She released her first novel, Broods of Fenrir, in November 2011. Her next release, Elements of Rebellion, is due out in spring 2012.


  1. Hi Crystal!

    Thanks so much for having me on your blog today. :)

  2. I have this on my wishlist. Thanks so much for the post! I love the cover. Those eyes are just wow!

  3. Hi Brenda!

    Stop by my blog and drop me a note on the about page and I'll see what I can do about making your wish come true! :)


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