Like so many other authors, most of the time I have some sort of playlist ready
to go while Iâ€™m writing. Pandora is totally my BFF during those times. But,
every once and awhile, a book decides itâ€™s going to be different. Sometimes it
demands total silence (or what passes for it in my house) and sometimes, like QUEEN OF WANDS, itâ€™s
something else altogether.
How was this book different?
It wanted horror movies as a background. Seriouslyâ€”horror. It took me ages to
figure it out. I flipped through more songs than words, and finally just ended
up putting on Scream 4 as a distraction. And, suddenly, the book was
I cannot begin to express how weird it is to write a sci-fi romance to the
chorus of screams in the background. Or the fact that Iâ€™m not even particularly
a horror fan. I like slashers and thrillers and scary stuff that makes you
think, but overall Iâ€™d rather hit up an blockbuster action movie or a romantic
But horror it was. Luckily, Netflix had a variety all ready and waiting for me.
I wrote my heroine and hero into all sorts of trouble while characters on the
television got picked off by killers, ghosts, and demons. And letâ€™s not even
talk about the giant sharks and squids. It was the strangest thing.
And then, when I finished that book and moved on to the next, suddenly music was
So what kind of romance comes about when youâ€™re inspired by horror movies?
Youâ€™ll have to read QUEEN OF
WANDS to find out!
What about you? Do you enjoy horror?
6 comments posted.
I try to avoid horror movies. The Scream Movie gave me the giggles the one time I watched it. Very strange.
(Laura Gullickson 11:52pm June 18, 2014)
I will have to check out Queen of Wands! I love horror and romance and scifi. Oddly enough, I love reading all three but do not like movies with romance as the central theme.
(Debbie Kelly 6:11pm June 28, 2014)