Friday, August 24, 2012

Elizabeth Jacobson Stories

If you don't know already, the first part of Elizabeth's story - Old Lovers, New Money is available for FREE on Amazon starting today - 08/23/12.  I decided to run a promotion to build some buzz for the next installment in the series Fight or Flight which is almost done.

Those of you who haven't read it yet, can pick up the first part here: Old Lovers, New Money.

I really wanted to break away from the traditional vampire works that have come out over the last year or so - not because I didn't like them, but because I wanted my own world and my own characters.  I wanted to use the idea of a vampire as a sketch or an outline at best.  I didn't want Elizabeth to have all of the privilege and breaks that modern vampires seem to get.  She gets a few of the traditional things, she's stronger, faster, she can reach inside your head and fuck with your thoughts, but my vampires are easily killed, which is something I think most writers don't like.

The stories also have some pretty blatant sex scenes.  In the first story, Elizabeth seduces Mark, the bellboy.  I don't pull any punches in the sex scenes the same way I don't pull any punches in the fight scenes - I think it all adds to the story and makes it different and, hopefully, more appealing.

I also wanted to balance her and the story out a little bit.  I wanted to create a world that kept the reader asking questions and then slowly answer them as I went along.  Yes, I wanted her to be a bad-ass, but once I started writing her, I noticed that she was a different kind of character than I had ever written before.  She's strong and clever, but there is more to her than just that which I think is really fun.

Let me know what you think.  :)

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