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See No Evil, book 6 of the N’awlins Exotica series is done.
It is now on the editor’s desk
I blogged about the experience of writing a character who isn’t you.
Good morning! I’m so stoked to be writing again. Isn’t it cool to have 2 muses collaborating? It means I’m sort of crazy right? Okay, okay, I admit, yes I am.
I’m really excited to be writing the last book in the N’awlins Exotica series, See No Evil. I am doing it by the seat of my pants, but I already know the main things I want to happen, just putting them together seems to be the challenge.
Alot to be done with this book. The romance with Naomi and Waylon, the serial killer still running from the police and oh, how will they catch him? Then there’s my vampire Ryland who is trying to help, but really can’t because of his vampire code. LOL
Yep, it’s sort of confusing, but I hope to get all the plot points settled in this book and end this series with a bang. Rawiya and Michael are doing it together, with Michael writing parts for Eli and Ryland, while Rawiya writes for Naomi and Waylon. All this with research on forensics as well as transsexuals. Yep, the life of a writer!
I’m looking to release See No Evil by Xmas. In the meantime, if you haven’t checked out the rest of the series, please do. Book 5 is an M/F btw.
The city of New Orleans is rich in tradition, diverse, and known for the inspiration it provides. In the “Big Easy” there lies the hunger for the erotic as well as the unknown. The residents here feel that sexual energy, and it reveals itself through their various creative activities.
Join the characters as they take a wild ride on the edge, enjoying their town for all it has to offer. There’s a certain magic in the air, an erotic magic that cannot be ignored.
All 5 Books
I’m happy to join in on this conversation hosted by Thianna D about stereotypes.
As an author of interracial romance, I’m always interested in talking about stereotypes. Even more important, I’m a black female, so many of the generalizations might affect me as a minority and a woman. One of my biggest pet peeves as a reader and author is fetishizing people because they are a minority.
“I’ve never been with a ________ before.” Not only have I seen this in books, but I’ve experienced it in real life when I was still a single lady. When I heard this from a guy, it was always an automatic turn off, so you can imagine how I feel when I read a book with characters talking about another human being as if they were an alien. In romance, this is pretty common in books written by white authors. Not to say it doesn’t happen in others, but from what I’ve seen, contemporary love stories fetishize human differences more than any. I’m sure many see it as just saying what’s on their mind, but I’ve always thought, does the author ever put themselves in the character’s head? If someone told you, wow, I’ve never been with a ___ before, how would you feel? Wouldn’t it make you feel less than human? An object? It sounds like, man, I’ve never dated a three headed dragon!
When you date that dragon, the statement would be appropriate, but in contemporary stories, show your man or woman treating that other human like a person and not an object. We’re all human, so why not treat that minority, regardless of race, nationality, sexuality, or gender, with respect?
Hope you enjoyed my post. Please visit the other authors on their feelings about stereotypes! http://blog.thiannad.com/the-conversation