Mar 19, 2012

{Author Guest Post: 3 Ds in PNR} Danielle Hylton & April Fifer of Flesh and Feathers

Today on Seeing Night Reviews I have both authors of Flesh and Feathers, Danielle Hylton and April Fifer who are to tell us about their three Ds in Paranormal Romance. Let me just say I love what they have to say because as a reviewer I look for each of these factors when I'm reading a book.

The three Ds of Paranormal Romance – Drama! Delicious! Damn!
Thanks so much for having us today!

In our experience with reading and writing we have come up with the “The Three Ds.” First, we have drama! We like our drama, like we love our men… messy and complicated. The more drama the better! Drama! Drama! Drama! This includes love triangles, giving up everything for the one you love, and good-boys turned bad (or visa verse). Drama causes your characters to show their true colors – how they operated; their emotional imbalance; or their quick-witted  skills to save the day. This is what causes us to connect with the hero or heroine. We want this! We need this! Without drama, there is no story, just simply the day-to-day. And trust us… we live in the day-to-day and don’t really want to read about it.

Next we have delicious! What is drama without something to salivate over? (A little gross, we know, but every woman has to admit, in Twilight when Edward was on the page… you didn’t stop reading.) We want hot men doing the impossible to save the woman of his dreams. We want our hero steamy, caring, mysterious, ready for action. (Whatever action that might be.) As we read, we fall in love with this guy… and I mean literarily – when the book ends we are Googling online to see if there is a second book, and if there isn’t, we cry. Who here today, still has visions of Robert Pattinson bouncing from tree to tree with her on his back? *April and Danielle raises hand.* In short… bring on the delicious!

Last there is damn! This is the wow-factor… the part in the book where your mouth drops open, and you are like, “Dammmnnn, did that just happen?” This is probably the most important part of the story. It’s the section when you sit up straight in your bed while reading, and start bouncing up and down, giggling like a two-year old! (You know who you are!) The damn, is our favorite part of any story. I think most of you will agree. It’s the climax we have all been waiting for… the hard decisions… the impending “holy crap.” Yes, we love our damn.  

So give us some drama, delicious and damn, and we will never leave our house again!

Azaleigh's life was simple. Then she meets Kale and Gage, two very different and charming men -- one she loves and the other she can't live without. As she struggles with her feelings towards them both, she begins to realize they are hiding a secret -- and to her surprise -- they aren't the only ones. Soon after, Azaleigh finds herself running for her life from a bounty hunter that is far from human, and with every narrow escape, she begins to unlock the secret that will change her life forever. In a world of good and evil, angel and fallen, Azaleigh must choose between fate or the one she loves. What do you do when hell won't let you win and evil just won’t die?
Author Bio’s
Danielle Hylton was raised in Virginia. She grew up having a huge appetite for daydreaming; always wanting to live in the spectacular worlds she created in her mind. She now lives with her husband and dog where she is pursuing a degree in literature. Danielle is a strong animal activist. She is currently co-writing the second book in the Flesh Series, "Flesh and Flames".

April Fifer grew up in a small town in Virginia, where it was common practice believing that dreams could only be found in stories. At the age of seven she was diagnosed with dyslexia. She was told that she would struggle through life and would never pick up a book to read for pleasure. Although school was hard, she was able to find her way with the help of two teachers who taught her self-discovery. Ignoring what she was taught growing up, she turned it around and found that your dreams could become stories.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for having us today! We are very excited to be part of "Seeing Night Reviews!"