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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Tour: Heart of the Incubus by Rosalie Lario (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Today I am so happy to welcome back one of my favorite paranormal romance authors to Reading Between the Wines, Rosalie Lario! When you're done, make sure to check out my reviews for her fabulous Demons of Infernum series and pick up your own copies today! 


Handling the Unruly Character

A huge thanks to Crystal for inviting me here.  I’m so glad to be back!
Today I’m going to talk about an issue I recently encountered in my writing. A character refused to behave. See, in my mind he was a fun, carefree guy who lived for good times, but when I started writing in his POV, it came across far darker than I’d anticipated. So what did I do?
What most people would have done in my situation: I tried to whip him into shape, LOL.
Guess what? It didn’t work. J
It took me a lot of stopping and starting before I figured out the one thing that had been staring at me all along.  My character wasn’t as shallow as I’d initially thought he was. He had some trauma in his past that he had never coped with, and it manifested in his personality as lightheartedness.
Once I stopped fighting my character’s true darker personality, the story sped up (and intensified).
If you’re not a writer, it might surprise you to hear me speak of my character as if he’s a living person. But see, that’s the thing. In my head, he is. Sure, I give him some character traits to start with, but once I begin writing that character, he takes on a life of his own. My job is to portray him as honestly as I can, and to follow along wherever he deems to leads me.
One of my absolute favorite characters is Cresso, the hero in Heart of the Incubus (a novella based in my Demons of Infernum world). He’s an incubus and a biochemist who is used to having more than his share of women and good times. That is, until he happens to fall for his coworker, Genevieve Russell, a sexy scientist who wants absolutely nothing to do with him.
After her fiancé broke her heart, Genevieve has had enough of womanizers. She’s determined to steer clear of sexy-as-sin Dr. Taylor, despite the fact that his incubus allure makes her want to rip his clothes off. But when a secret admirer’s affection turns to the macabre with threatening notes and grisly gifts, Cresso appoints himself her protector. As she and Cresso hunt her stalker, she discovers there’s a lot more to the sensual incubus than she ever imagined.
Find out more about Heart of the Incubus at http://www.entangledpublishing.com/heart-of-the-incubus/ or at my website www.rosalielario.com.
I’ll be happy to give an ecopy of Heart of the Incubus to one commenter who answers the question: What would you do with an unruly character: (a) whip him; (b) follow along where he takes you; or (c) both? LOL, thanks for playing along.



Demons of Infernum, #3.5
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novella
Release Date: January 2012
ePub ISBN: 978-1-937044-82-4
Biochemist Cresso Taylor lives the sort of lifestyle most men would envy—he has wealth, natural incubus charm, and more women than he can handle. But it’s not enough anymore. Not after meeting Genevieve Russell, the sexy scientist who works with him at Elcorp Laboratory. And she wants absolutely nothing to do with him. After her fiancé broke her heart, Genevieve has had enough of womanizers. She’s determined to steer clear of sexy-as-sin Dr. Taylor, despite the fact that his incubus allure makes her want to rip his clothes off. But when a secret admirer’s affection turns to the macabre with threatening notes and grisly gifts, Cresso appoints himself her protector. As she and Cresso hunt her stalker, she discovers there’s a lot more to the sensual incubus than she ever imagined.


About the Author:
Rosalie Lario practiced real estate law for several years before finally admitting to herself that negotiating contracts wasn’t nearly as fun as dreaming up stories. As an avid reader of romances and supernatural stories, she knew she wanted to write paranormal romance. 
When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son in their home state of Florida, as well as searching out things that go bump in the night. She still hasn’t found any proof of the supernatural, but she's keeping her fingers crossed.



~*GIVEAWAY*~
As the fabulous Rosalie mentioned above, she is giving away one ebook of her latest novella in the series, Heart of the Incubus! To enter, just leave a comment on this post answering her question and then fill out the RaffleCopter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck! 
P.S. Dontcha just love the new covers coming later on this year (top of post) for Rosalie's novels? So yummalicious


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25 comments:

LadyVampire2u said...

My answer would be C. Both. I would whip him when he thought he could take privilages to show him that he needs my permission. I would follow him because it's better to know where he is then to guess where he might show up.
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Rebecca Zanetti said...

My answer is B - Follow him where he wants to go. I never know where my characters are going until we get there.

Great blog! :)

Victoria said...

I'd follow along and see where we end up. If he's unruly I'm sure the adventure would be thrilling :). Thank you.
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VampedChik said...

Haha prolly C a little bit a both. I'd want to follow and see where it leads me. Cause sometimes what you aren't sure is right ends up being perfect. :)
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Savannah said...

I think I pick C! Thanks for posting


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Joanne said...

My answer would be C. Why not do both? It would be lots of fun to see that outcome. Great post.

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DANIELA said...

Hi
I'd follow along and see where he takes me!

Daniela.
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Sophia Rose said...

I am an unpublished writer, but I was nodding my head and grinning when you described this experience with your recalcitrant character. I've learned the hard way just to leave them as they are because you won't be able to change them from the way they came to you.

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Tore923 said...

I would follow along and see what he takes me. You never know. Sometime the road you don't take it the right road. Thanks for the giveaway. Tore923@aol.com

Chrisbails said...

I would definately do both. I would find out his preference first, either the whipping or the following. Sounds like tons of fun to me. I love unruly characters. They make the book very entertaining.
Thanks for the chance to win. This is a new author for me and always looking for new authors to check out.
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Linda said...

Follow him and discover all his inner depths :)

ML said...

As an aspiring writer, I've used C-I've tried to mold the character and sometimes it works to an extent, but usually they get their own way. Thanks for the post!

Unknown said...

I'm pretty sure that I would give my stubborn character his head & let him lead me wherever he wanted to go, 'cause if he's anything like me, whipping to try to turn him in another direction would just make him dig in his heels.

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Barbara said...

I think...BOTH. 'Cause it would be FUN to 'wrestle' with him for a little while, BUT I wouldn't exhaust myself...as it would also be exciting to find out where he might lead me. ;)

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June M. said...

I am NOT a writer but I would probably follow him anywhere.

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erin said...

thanks for the great post and giveaway!

As I'm not a writer, I can't really relate to "wrestling" with a character, but from what I read from other authors, I guess you either have to whip 'em into shape and hope you don't lose the voice of the character or just go with the flow ;)

Irene Jackson said...

I'd follow along and just go with the flow. Discover things together maybe!
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Read Between the Lines said...

My answer is C I like bad boys that are unruly but at times they do need to be whipped

Vanessa N. said...

(B) I'd. Follow along where he might take me because like you said his part could be intense and he needs to get it out. Thanks for the chance.

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Na said...

Likely C. Both with emphasis on the whipping him part :)

latanya t said...

C.

Unknown said...

B! I would excitedly/curiously follow him around and see into what adventures he'll take me :-D

Thank you for the giveaway!

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latishajean said...

Thank you very much great giveaway! I would pick c both!

donnas said...

C - both

Much more fun!

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